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Old 02-04-2012
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Default Fuel Consumption (in MPG)

Over the last couple days I have watched 2 or 3 threads hijacked to death with chatter about fuel consumption. Hopefully this thread will dissuade the temptation. I will be the first....

Using distances of 800-1000 miles driven, while pulling a toad (Jeep Wrangler) I average 6.75 mpg.
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Ken, a slight diversion here but not quite a hijack. You were referencing 5th wheel trailers a few days ago. We also have a 29' Jayco Super Lite 28.5 RLS 5th wheel trailer and a 2011 3500 Dodge with a 6.7 Cummins. Granted the Cummins is chipped to 435 hp and has all restrictive exhaust components removed and EGR disabled, but on the trip in Oct from Ontario to RATS in Georgia then on to FL we averaged 11.65 mpg pulling the trailer. Approx. distance 1784 miles, averaging about 67 mph. Thought that you may want that info.
While on the subject I find that I have plenty of braking power for the trailer and more than enough power for the hills on I-81 through NY, PA and VA.
PM me if you care to hear any further insights into 5th wheel vs Bird
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Well,
If you must know:
I have driven the coach 34,738 miles, used 4803 gallons of diesel costing 16,129.95 (avg $3.29/gallon), and run the generator 715 hours.

I assume the gennie uses 1 gallon/hour, so I average 8.29 miles/gallon. If you disagree with the gennie assumtion, then you are free to report your findings.
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Pulling my toad (Honda Accord), I get 6mpg city driving and 7mpg on the interstate, for a total of 13mpg. So far, I'm very pleased with mine.
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7.6 every mile and every gallon used, includes fuel for about 200 hours of gennie time.
mostly with a toad.
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I use the same equation as Steven ! As somebody mentioned in one of the hijacked threads, we have more to worry about than getting 5,7,or more mpg's like" what are we eating?" YMMV
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8.3mpg. I never go over 60, usually set the cruise at 55. 4500 lb toad.

My old Ford F350 crew cab was lucky to get that good empty or loaded.
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Low sevens, seventy-five thousand miles driven. I hardly ever go over sixty-five mph.
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5.3 here. Actual use somewhat more than that - I've been through around 50 gallons in the past 3 weeks and only driven 33 miles
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