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Default OMPEH - Odometer Miles per Engine Hours

How many odometer miles per engine hour have you gotten on your Bird?
(i.e, nothing to do with fuel mileage...)

Simple calc: Odometer miles/Engine Hours = OMPEH

So, what’s your “OMPEH”?

Based on the simple calculation: My coach has racked up 45 mile for each engine hour.

I think that it may be on the higher end of the miles/engine-hour spectrum.

But, with 375,000 miles on the odometer, it may also be a pretty reliable “average” number? However, I do know that there could be variability, based on the way you use the coach. I have a notion that the odometers tend to go bad before the “hour meters”, maybe not true, but, just sayin’ that maybe it’s more about “the hours”? Waddya think?

I know that this has been discussed before, but, just curious, “What are your miles/engine-hour” numbers? How reliable are odometers vs hour-meters?
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Mine is 93280 in 2124 hours, or 43.9 per hour.
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Approximately 40 mph.
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72,769 miles, 2292 engine hours = approx. 32 mph

although I would imagine that engine hours are recorded at all times, not just when the bird is in motion
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72,769 miles, 2292 engine hours = approx. 32 mph

although I would imagine that engine hours are recorded at all times, not just when the bird is in motion
You are correct, but if 42 was typical and what yours actually got, it would mean that it spent an astounding 560 hour at idle!


Normal idling at stop lights doesn't count, as that is one of the reasons you wouldn't be likely to find one with an average of 55mph or higher.


I run mine awhile each month when not traveling, but probably not more than 15-20 hours in six years.
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Or the PO drove it more slowly !
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Let’s start calling it “MPEH” for miles-per-engine-hour...
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Just checked mine , 170000 miles, 3274 hours = 51.9 miles per engine hour. Seems high, but it is what it is. I should point out that my spedometer over reads by about 7%. Assuming the hour meter is accurate, that drops the mileage to about 158000 miles, and the average to 48 miles per engine hour.
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I would like to see some numbers on cat 3208 NA I think mine has around 5200 hours, odometer was not working when I bought the bus.
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How many odometer miles per engine hour have you gotten on your Bird?
(i.e, nothing to do with fuel mileage...)

Simple calc: Odometer miles/Engine Hours = OMPEH

So, what’s your “OMPEH”?

Based on the simple calculation: My coach has racked up 45 mile for each engine hour.

I think that it may be on the higher end of the miles/engine-hour spectrum.

But, with 375,000 miles on the odometer, it may also be a pretty reliable “average” number? However, I do know that there could be variability, based on the way you use the coach. I have a notion that the odometers tend to go bad before the “hour meters”, maybe not true, but, just sayin’ that maybe it’s more about “the hours”? Waddya think?

I know that this has been discussed before, but, just curious, “What are your miles/engine-hour” numbers? How reliable are odometers vs hour-meters?
Here are the results of another discussion:
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ead.php?t=7265
And that one will lead you to a follow up poll...
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