Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-19-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
MPG

Over Hill, Over Dale!! Today towing my Fat Jeep, I got a fantastic 5.7 mpg. This is not a gripe by any means, just a statement of fact. I wouldn't trade either one of them!!
I did find out that when at 1/8th of a tank and the low fuel warning comes on, I have 14 gallons of gas left.
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
njs42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 97
You didn't ask for a anything so here is a bunch of nothing.

How a person feels about fuel consumption is relative---I know I would feel just ducky if I had a relative who would pay for my gas.

5.7 seems on the thin side to me---but your rig is bigger and your "fat" Jeep may outweigh my CR-V. I get 7.5 consistently on average---I follow the towing speed limit which means 55 through California---but I was getting close to the 7.5 before they began inforcing 55.

Hey if 5.7 is fine with you it is OK by me---just watch that guage---and hope that light does not come on when you are ninety miles from the nearest refill. Happy traveling.
__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
Doug Sage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Originally from near Portland, OR
Posts: 274
I average 6.7 mpg with my 38J Suncruiser and towing a Grand Vitara. I am loaded to nearly the maximum GVW.
__________________
Doug Sage
Full timers roaming the good old US of A
2007 Itasca Suncruiser 38J
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Doug Sage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
Well, today it was 6.5. The hills---Snoqualmie(sp)Pass and down thru the Yakima Valley to Pendleton, Or are are a "Bear". From Pendleton to Jackpot, Nv are not so bad. And with the Banks System--what a ride. I thought I was driving a sports car. Now how is that for the beginning of a Winter in Las Vegas??
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
Five2o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 76
+1 for Vegas. Where are you staying?
Five2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
pdq_bc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: where ever we're parked
Posts: 49
we are averring 6.9

we knew when we went into this that if one is to "worry" about mpg THEN DO NOT ENTER!

pdq
__________________
peter & larry... tiffin 2015 allegro 36LA ~ chevy 2009 HHR tow
we're here... http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=12260
our blog... http://wllrtr.tumblr.com
pdq_bc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
GreaTOne65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 7
I know a guy, who says, anyone driving a Motorhome, shouldn't be worrying about gas milage. Basicily, he is right! LOL!! I just like to keep track of it because I can tell how much farther I need to go to get to the next fuel stop. I have always claimed, if I could have a motorhome that would get 10 mpg. I wouldn't go 100 miles away from home with out it. I'm still lookning! LOL!! The Discovery is averaging 9.6 on every trip to and from AZ-MI.
__________________
'05 Monaco Beaver 400 Quad SLD 400hp C-9 Caterpillar
2014 Grand Cherokee, Limited, diesel
Katie-Doberman Pinscher, Tigger, yellow Tabbycat.
GreaTOne65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 11:50 PM   #8
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Five2o View Post
+1 for Vegas. Where are you staying?
We will be at the Nellis AFB Fam Camp until about mid-April. A great place to winter.
I totally agree with the comments about milage. Maybe one day tho, I'll be able to out-brag the the guys with the big pushers.
Got 6.5 today. Makes me one happy fella!
And made it to Vegas. a safe, uneventful trip and I made several gas station owners happy.
Just as an aside, my boat burns a gallon of gas a mile. No matter how fast or how slow I go
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 437
Hay We have pulled that Pass out of Pendleton Several Times; I believe It is solgers or something like that; Than in a nice pass in the Wintertime With a 40 mile wind in a snowstorm;That's ok couse we have our snowmobiles behind in a covered trailer; OH life is so good;;With our DP Trailer Loaded about 35000. lbs We get about 8.6 With the car in tow. we set right at 10. It's a CAT 330
bachler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 11:26 AM   #10
Winnebago Camper
 
H. Miller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6
We just did Austin, TX to Tupelo, MS. (800 miles) Some state highways and interstates. Pulling a Saturn Vue got 8.001 mpg. Cummins 330 with full Banks kit (440 hp) @ 65 mph on cruise control. No wind to speak of.
__________________
Hal & Ginny Miller '04 Beaver Santiam PRT40
'04 Saturn Vue - US Gear Brake - Blue Ox tow
4"girls" (3 Irish Setters - 1 Retriever) - RIP Annie
H. Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Elmira NY
Posts: 15
Getting 8.5mpg to 9.5mpg with our 2007 Journey towing a Lincoln MKX. I installed a M2020 powerpuck on the Cat C7 2 years ago, absolutely love it.
Mnichols4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 06:20 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
docj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 52
We have a Silverleaf computer that provides accurate mpg data. We get 8-8.5mpg very consistently towing our toad--36,500 pounds total.
__________________
Joel Weiss--WiFiRanger RV Ambassador
RVParkReviews administrator
2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton CAT C-12
docj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 07:21 PM   #13
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
AW!!! You guys with those diesels are not going to make me jealous no matter how hard you try!
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #14
Winnebago Watcher
 
jillie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
Just completed 900 miles of our trip south. Averaged 8.82 with two construction delays of about an hour each, one accident delay of about the same length, one day of stiff winds, a trip through the mountains, carrying boxes of hubby's books and towing our Toyota Corolla. I drive 60mph when possible.

My late dad, who was a fervent RVer, said that if you had to worry about the cost of having an RV, you shouldn't have an RV. He also had other saying but I can't repeat most of them here.
__________________
2013 RoadTrek CS Adventurous
jillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 08:05 PM   #15
Winnebago Master
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by H. Miller View Post
We just did Austin, TX to Tupelo, MS. (800 miles) Some state highways and interstates. Pulling a Saturn Vue got 8.001 mpg. Cummins 330 with full Banks kit (440 hp) @ 65 mph on cruise control. No wind to speak of.
According to the chart published by Banks the ISC 330 with Power Pack has 420 HP and 1125 ft lbs torque.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Lifetime GS Member, SKP, FMCA,
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 08:23 PM   #16
Winnebago Camper
 
denochs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 13
When we bought our mh diesel was well under $2. So, it makes a great deal of difference now that we are paying double that.

At 7.5 mpg towing a Dakota pu that weighs 4k it's not a big drag on fuel economy. We get close to 8mpg w/o the truck.

Dave
__________________
David & Gail Salisbury, NC
2003 American Eagle 42'
denochs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winnebago View MPG report SeeTheUSA Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 8 03-15-2009 10:57 AM
Think Ton MPG instead of MPG MrTransistor Winnebago General Discussions 6 03-02-2008 08:24 AM
MPG and Tire Pressure KIX Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 16 11-12-2007 02:36 PM
7.7 MPG John_Canfield General Maintenance and Repair 21 09-25-2007 05:59 AM
Cause for drop in mpg? Doggievet Winnebago General Discussions 6 07-29-2005 02:00 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×