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2001 Work Horse 7.4 fuel injected Vortec in a 30' Winnebago Brave, average speed about 65 mph over 2900 miles averaged 7.4 mpg. With out toad.


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js218 wrote:

Not class A but a Super C pulling a trailer 7 mpg.


My Super C pulling a full size SUV gets 9mpg. I drive with a light foot and seldom exceed 62mph.


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tropical36 wrote:

About the only thing, I'm convinced of here, is that it doesn't cost all that much to tow and figuring maybe just 1/2 - 1 mpg. extra in a four down setup.


I agree with this.

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If cost is your objective, finding cheaper diesel is a easier option. I typically save $0.30 to $0.40 /gal over truck stops. Current example, in Boise, ID, Maverick is $3.05 and Flying J is $3.35 (per GasBuddy). That's a 9% reduction.

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Fully loaded with 300 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of water plus the explorer in the trailer I'm right at 62,000# I think 7 mpg is acceptable.


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K Charles wrote:

2004 winnebago 8.1 gas and 22.5 tires. If I stay 60 to 65 I get 8 or 9. If I drive 75 I get 5 or 6. When I'm parked at the beach I don't use any gas. I like to stay at 65.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

I get between 5 and 6 (OK, 5.5) no matter how fast I drive. Now, I have to admit that I have never driven 55 for any length of time so mostly 62 to 72. I would rather poke my eyes out than poke along at 55! Even if it were the difference between 5 at 70 and 7 at 55 MPG I would not never choose 55. Let's do the math. An extra 2 MPG over the average 10,000 miles driven by RVer per year. That means you get to drive an additional 2 miles for every gallon of gas used. 10,000 miles divided by 7 equals 1428.6 gallons of gas. 10,000 miles divided by 5 equals 2000 gallons of gas. That's a 571 gallon savings over the course of a year. Maybe $2000/year savings but it took you an extra 666 hours to get there. It's about balance. $2000 is a lot of money but time has value as well. I like to "be there" more than I like "getting there".\
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I think you're not doing the math quite right (or at all) for the time it takes. 10,000 miles at 55 mph takes about 182 hours; at 70 mph, about 143 hours. In practice, of course, both times will be longer since it's impossible to spend all one's driving time at cruise speed and none poking around towns and waiting at stop lights and so forth. 40 hours is some time, to be sure, but it's an order of magnitude less than 666 hours.





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cross21114 wrote:

If cost is your objective, finding cheaper diesel is a easier option. I typically save $0.30 to $0.40 /gal over truck stops. Current example, in Boise, ID, Maverick is $3.05 and Flying J is $3.35 (per GasBuddy). That's a 9% reduction.


X2 - there is some (false) idea that because it's a truck stop the prices must be better. WRONG! I regularly drive by a couple truck stops during my commute and their fuel (diesel or unleaded) is consistently 8-10% above what you can get it for if you shop around a bit. I think with various "club cards" you can get some of that back.

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mtofell1 wrote:

cross21114 wrote:

If cost is your objective, finding cheaper diesel is a easier option. I typically save $0.30 to $0.40 /gal over truck stops. Current example, in Boise, ID, Maverick is $3.05 and Flying J is $3.35 (per GasBuddy). That's a 9% reduction.


X2 - there is some (false) idea that because it's a truck stop the prices must be better. WRONG! I regularly drive by a couple truck stops during my commute and their fuel (diesel or unleaded) is consistently 8-10% above what you can get it for if you shop around a bit. I think with various "club cards" you can get some of that back.


We are about 65 ft. long (coach, tow bar and tow vehicle). I would worry about trying to fit in some places just for cheaper fuel. Convenience is a major plus with the size of our coaches.

I have a fuel card with Profit Tools that allows me to get .10 below the CASH price listed on the pump. And, I get to do EVERYTHING at the pump and do not have to go inside.

I take a picture of the pump with my i-phone for a receipt and the funds are removed from my checking account at the next business day.

A couple of requirements are:
-$25.00 membership fee each year
-I have to pump at least 100 gallons to avoid a $1.00 processing fee (silly charge).
-.10 discount not given at non Love's fuel stations, just cash price.

Since we have a 230 gallon fuel tank, pumping 100 gallons is usually not a problem. I start looking for fuel at half a tank. The most I've ever pumped is 159 gallons. Only once was less than 100 gal.

As mentioned, the ONE major advantage is that I don't have to go inside to pay.

Safe travels,
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