I just picked up our 31 foot NEXUs Class C and on our maiden voyage from Elkhart IN to Santa Fe NM we averaged 9 MPG. I was told by a friend that this might inprove to 9.5 once broken in. We will be towing a 2,700LB Honda Fit so I'll be surprised if we top out at anymore than 8MPG.
Staying still longer will be the solution to expensive gas - at least a week or longer at each RV park which is what we plan to do anyways. Wel'll be in Florida the entire winter so gas expense will be zero.
31' Class C NEXUS Phantom 4/4/12
Pressure Pro TPMS
Progressive Industries EMS/Surge
No it isn't a math error on your part, you are not comparing equals.
I am not making a comparison. I am talking about the comparison you made, when you compared the cost of your LTV to a Sprinter. I was using what you stated about two different vehicles, using the website you provided. I did not provide the website, nor did I provide the pricing information. The manufacturer of your motorhome provided the information that I used. If anyone would know the correct price of what they make, they would be the ones most likely to know.
Must be the new math that people talk about....
Yes,... you were making a comparison. You compared my LTV Libero price to the price of a Winnebago View... which is apples and oranges.
OK... ready? As you can see the MSRP for the Libero on a Chevy is C$114,270. The equivalent unit is the Serenity... same floorplan, cabinets, appliances, and standard equipment). The only difference between them is that one is on a Chevrolet and the other is on the Sprinter. The MSRP on the Serenity is C$131,879.
So if you subtract 114,270 from 131,879... you get 17,609. Which means that when one compares equivalent models (just as Ron Dittmar did the Phoenix Cruiser) you see a similar difference.
Hopefully I have made it simple enough for you to comprehend this time.
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I did see one issue. They were bragging on having the awning control outside. Where I live that's a bad thing. What one does in the Pacific Northwet is take cover when extending the awning as you are likely to get a shower when it dumps what is has collected (water). Voice of experience here. Get inside the RV and close the door.
It needs a bigger fridge too.
I excluded the awning as I would never use it. I think the fridge is large myself... it is twice the size of the one that I had in my Class B. It's 6.4 cu ft... or you can remove the freezer section and make it a 7.0 cu ft. For a small RV, it is a nice sized fridge
I bought my Chevy for the comfort, handling and better mileage that I get - and cheaper than a Sprinter.
Hey mumkin --- the above is your original quote. Your quote does not mention anything about one particular MH. It only mentions "Sprinter". You can see this for yourself if you go back through the threads. And anyone can go to the LTV website, or the Winnebago website, or the Navion website, and probably the Forest River website, and see that the great numbers of Sprinters that are indeed cheaper than your LTV.
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I am new at this (used 07 Lazy Daze purchased Feb 2012), but twice I have managed 10 mpg and in addition once 11 mpg. If I get much over the double nickel gas milages goes down very quickly. The 11 was all flat back road country driving (US 17 in VA) 55-60 mph with few stops. It has two beds in back that can be slid together to make a very large king. Mine is 26.5', but they make a 24.
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Do the Math........ driving an avg of 5000 miles per year @ 8mpg = 625 gallons times 3.75/gal = $2343 fuel cost.. @ 15mpg fuel useage is 333 gal = $1248 fuel cost a difference of $1095/yr. Subtract from fuel savings approx $500 for additional maintenance cost for diesel, and your at approx $595/yr savings. Difference in initial cost 12,000 more for diesel divided by $595/yr =20 years to recoup your initial investment in diesel. Double check my math.....Just something to chew on.
Just got home from our first time being Winter Texans/Snow Birds.Took almost 5 months and put a little over 5000 miles on our Chevy Coachman 2130QB pulling a 4 door Chevy Tracker. Milage ranged from 7.9 to 11.1 mpg, with an average about 8.4. We started from MI went to Tx then traveled around the Golf of Mexico to Key West before starting north again. With just the two of us we had plenty of storage and although the Coachman is small we found that we got along just fine. The 2130QB is about 25ft from bumper to bumper.