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OT What motor home gets the best MPG?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by joe blow, Sep 14, 2010.

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  1. joe blow

    joe blow TS Member

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    Looking to buy a motor home. Which one gets the most MPG?
     
  2. thunder

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    The one that stays in the storage garage and you don't drive!!!! Just kidding.

    We have owned 30ft Class A gas Ford 460 engine which averaged 6mpg, it was a 1994. Owned a Class C for 5,000 miles, then it had a wire fire, we got around 9mpg, had one slide, 1998. Had a Southwind 36 foot gas with Ford V-10. It would get 8 to 9mpg, was a very nice motor-home with one slide, 1999. I don't think we would ever go back to gas motor-home due to the noise in the cockpit and power.

    Our current motor-home is a Country Coach Inspire diesel pusher, has 3 slides and is 40ft, by far the best coach we have every owned. Very well built, solid and that translates into heavy in a motor-home. It has a Cummings 350HP ISC engine. Fuel mileage is 7 to 8mpg, has only 27,000 miles on it so its not even broke in. Once we get 50,000 miles on it we should get 9mpg or better. Probably would get better if I could keep the foot out of it, it really likes 72 plus mph.
     
  3. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    If MPG is a consideration, I suggest you stop looking. None get anything to brag about. My Horizon gets between 7-8. Jake
     
  4. Captain Bud

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    The small unit based on the Dodge Sprinter chassis. It is a diesel (Mercedes) powered unit.

    Some companies use the Ford chassis with the diesel in the "c" class motorhomes. Those can be decent.

    If you are talking a large motorhome, stay with a rear diesel pusher and for the most part, they all get between 7 and 13 mpg. It depends on how hard you drive the unit.

    Phil
     
  5. jegk80

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    Class C, Winnebago View or the Itasca Navion, Mercedes turbo diesel sprinter chassis.

    Joe
     
  6. wild gun one

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    fleetwood on sprinter chassie 21mpg.
     
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    For about every 200 miles. Tom Bodette will leave the light on for you and you will have change left over in the morning.
     
  8. magic

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    I have a 94 Safari Trek 28' with an Isuzu NPR 3.9 Turbo Diesel and it gets 11mpg if I pulling a car and 12.5mpg without.
     
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    A friend of mine just bought a used Alpine Limited Diesel Pusher with a Cummins and got 13 miles to the gallon from Seattle where he purchased it to Boise. Not bad.. Nice home
     
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    For about every 200 miles. Tom Bodette will leave the light on for you and you will have change left over in the morning


    plus you get to sleep in a bed bug infested room.. also dont even think of buying one of those blue lights that show up bodily fluid...
     
  11. magic

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    Local Motel 6 in Columbus Ohio (grove city) was on the news last night for bed bug infestation....
     
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