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Old 05-30-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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Not finding any threads regarding miles per gallon with the Ford Triton V10. Maybe nobody likes to talk about lousy mileage!
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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It varies: load, trailering. wind. hills, elivation... Est 6-10 mpg
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:49 PM   #3
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I think 6-8 MPG is about the best you can hope for.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:02 PM   #4
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RV'ing and MPG mutually exclusive
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:05 PM   #5
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yup. we're roughly 14-tons between MH and toad while rolling down the road. our historical MPG is 5.5 mpg. I track it to look for sudden drops in MPG which may signal a problem but beyond that I don't give MPG a second thought.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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Not “lousy” but just RV mileage.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:44 PM   #7
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What little I’ve determined without having filled all 80 gallons is probably in the 6-7 range. Damn, was hoping for 15! HaHa
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:46 PM   #8
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What little Iíve determined without having filled all 80 gallons is probably in the 6-7 range. Damn, was hoping for 15! HaHa
If you figure out how to do that, please post for us.
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We are a couple weeks short of one year on the road. I've logged each gas stop, mileage, price, distance, etc. My current numbers are:


Miles Driven: 17,929
Total $ Spent: 7005.98
Cumulative MPG: 6.77


We are in a 2010 Vista 32K (5-speed trans) with a 5-star tune. We flat-tow our 2013 Mini Roadster and generally travel on the highways at or around 65 mph.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:21 AM   #10
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We thought our DP Vectra was bad with 12mpg years ago, until we went to a gas motorhome. Oh how we wish we had it back!
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:38 AM   #11
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Is there an accurate and unbiased listing of current and specific MH mpg?
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:27 PM   #12
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2018 Vista 27pe 7.5 mpg average running between Raleigh NC and Walt Disney world towing a small utility trailer with a golf cart on board.
That mpg average figured by my dash mounted Scan Gauge.
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Thanks, Petew. My Tahoe and trailer can get 12 but I don’t have a golf cart. lol
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:44 PM   #14
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Try Googling "2015 Vista 35F mpg" or leave out the year and you'll get a ton of hits, including this review that quotes 8.2 mpg over 2,500 mi in 2011:

https://familyrvingmag.com/2011/03/0...ago-vista-35f/

Clearly, though, your mileage will vary based on a multitude of factors, everyone's experience is will be different. My suggestion is travel with empty waste tanks, try not to take tons of stuff with you and keep your rpms as low as possible by not hanging at the top edge of a gear shift (speed up a little so it shifts).
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Not “lousy” but just RV mileage.
Just switched from a Thor Citation 24SR to a Winnebago Sunstar LX 27N. Both motorhomes flat towed a Fiat 500C. I put 22,000 miles on the Thor in 11 months, and have 4,000 miles on the Winnebago Sunstar in its first month. The Thor on a Sprinter chassis was best at 15.97 MPG and worst at 11.7 MPG. So far the Winnebago with the Ford v10 best was 8.2 MPG and worst was 6.3 MPG. However, mileage isn't everything. We prefer the Winnebago for the sheer comfort and ease of use.
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What little Iíve determined without having filled all 80 gallons is probably in the 6-7 range. Damn, was hoping for 15! HaHa
Now that there is funny!
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We didn't get 15 mpg with our old (6 cyl) Toyota Warrior. I think the best was about 13.5 and the average was around 12. With our F-150 (5.4 L V-8) towing a Jayco 25Z, our best was about 11 and the average was about 9. So far with the current Itasca 24V we are averaging 8.5. But its a smaller RV than yours and we do not tow anything. Most of the time we run at about 2000-2200 RPM.
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Our Adventurer came with the Xite GPS radio camera system and it has a fuel and maintenance tracker function. When we get gas we fill up 100% of the time, no partial fills. Then we enter the odometer reading, the gas cost and the number of gallons filled.

We tow a 4,400 lb Lincoln MKX and we have a 24,000 lb chassis. So, we're a heavy lump fighting the wind down the road all the time.

We were seeing 5.6 avg MPGs all the time. But I decided to slow down from 65 mph to 60 mph as a cruising speed (I used the cruise control all the time on the highway). This really helped the MPG and we're now averaging 6.8 mpg.

On those few trips where the wind just happens to be in our favor and there isn't a lot of climbing we're seeing 7.3 mpg and on a trip we just completed we saw our first 8 mpg reading after a particularly easy 200 mile trip on the interstate.

With gas prices up, I may slow down to 58 mph instead of 60. I tested that and saw some 7.8 mpg fill ups.

We limit our daily trips to between 250 and 300 miles a day. So, slowing down doesn't add that much time to our trip but sure save fuel.
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I watch my tach and try to keep it below 2k which, on a flat highway, is about 62 mph. I haven't pulled a toad yet but, here in CA, it's 55 mph when towing so, hopefully, that will help compensate for the extra weight and drag.

Having towed travel trailers for the past 12 years, I'm pretty used to 55 mph so I don't really feel the need to speed up too much.

I wish that cruise controls had a setting so they didn't surge on hills unless you told them to do so. I'm fine with slowing down on an overpass.
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