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OK friends.

I've read fuel mileage for a 35' gasser with the v-10 Ford engine pulling a 3500 lbs toad will be anywhere from 4 to 9 mpg. This is average traveling, not all level and not all hills.

Please share your experiences.

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My average for our 12 with the 5 speed auto towing a 4500lb Explorer and running the generator is 5.8. I don’t figure mountain mileage as it’s only for short times.


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The faster you travel the faster the gas disappears!
Keeping speed 55 to 60 will help!
We have big block Chev chassis and get 8+. Fords do not get good mileage.


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wjschill wrote:

OK friends.

I've read fuel mileage for a 35' gasser with the v-10 Ford engine pulling a 3500 lbs toad will be anywhere from 4 to 9 mpg. This is average traveling, not all level and not all hills.

Please share your experiences.

Thanks,

Skip


40' class A gasser pulling a Jeep SUV. gross combined weight roughly 13-tons. historical average gas mileage 5.6-mpg. but I drive 65-68 or the speed limit, whichever is less.


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rk911 wrote:

wjschill wrote:

OK friends.

I've read fuel mileage for a 35' gasser with the v-10 Ford engine pulling a 3500 lbs toad will be anywhere from 4 to 9 mpg. This is average traveling, not all level and not all hills.

Please share your experiences.

Thanks,

Skip


40' class A gasser pulling a Jeep SUV. gross combined weight roughly 13-tons. historical average gas mileage 5.6-mpg. but I drive 65-68 or the speed limit, whichever is less. we didn't consider MPG when we made our purchase and while I track it (always have in all our vehicles) we don't worry or fret about it.


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I drive the Ford V-10 motorhome shown in my sig, towing the Jeep shown in my sig.
I keep a log book where I enter every gallon of gas that is put in the tank, what date I bought it, how much it cost, and the odometer reading.
I have never computed the MPG, because I just don't care! I know it is terrible, and I know it is to be expected. Worrying about fuel economy in a motorhome is an exercise in futility. It is terrible, and there is very little that can be done to improve it!


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2006 F53 V-10 33' MH with the 5 speed towing a 4600lb Acadia.....about 7-8 mpg.

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If you worry about your mpg with any RV you should have done your research before your bought it. Now, that I flamed you. MPG really sucks with gassers towing anything or not. Our 2016 Journey DP averages about 8 mpg dragging anything or not behind it. Slow down especially with headwinds. You have to find your unit's sweet spot. It might not be fast enough for your schedule but it does help the mpg. In our 2016 Winnebago Journey the spot is about 68 mph. In the mountains all bets are off. Sometimes I'm happy to see 7 mpg on a tank.


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So if you collect all this data and don’t compute your mileage, why collect it? My DW always gets a receipt at each fill up and stuffs it in the glove box but never does anything with them.

I do agree with your sentiment.

And now to answer the OP’s post, after some 29k miles towing/not towing, my average is high sixes to mid sevens. (2016, Newmar BSS, 31ft, Ford V10)

mowermech wrote:

I drive the Ford V-10 motorhome shown in my sig, towing the Jeep shown in my sig.
I keep a log book where I enter every gallon of gas that is put in the tank, what date I bought it, how much it cost, and the odometer reading.
I have never computed the MPG, because I just don't care! I know it is terrible, and I know it is to be expected. Worrying about fuel economy in a motorhome is an exercise in futility. It is terrible, and there is very little that can be done to improve it!


* This post was edited 09/20/21 05:08am by wildtoad *


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