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i keep hearing about people getting 18 to 19 mpg in their toy rv. is there anything i can to to improve my mileage??? i am avg. about 14- 15 mpg. i have a 6 cyl 94 toy winnebago warrior. i drive fairly conservatively and do not go over 60 miles an hour. i am religious about the o/d off when going up hills. is there any modification i can do to improve my gas mileage???

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Shed weight, alot of the higher mpg yodas are smaller and have less amenities than your home.

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Drive 55mph.

Dennis...

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I would have to see the 18 - 19 to believe it. 12 - 16 is more feasible. New plugs, wires and dist cap and rotor. I have heard good things about the Pulstar plugs http://www.pulstar.com/ Running some fuel injector cleaner through for a couple of tank loads might help if your injectors are a bit fouled. A K&N air filter will also help. Put a high flow exhaust system from the catalytic converter back to the tail pipe. If the catalytic converter will come off easily take it off and see what it looks like inside. If you shine a flash light in one end you should be able to see light through all the holes on the other side. If not then its clogged and needs replacement. Mobil one synthetic motor oil can help. Besides helping gas mileage there are performance gains also!

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Me too I would like to know how those that say they get 19 MPG figure their mileage. I had a Tacoma 22RE pickup the best I ever did with that was 23MPG empty. My MH on the highway will consistently get 15MPG and I drive it really easy never been over 65 even down hill!

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I just did a 3000 mi trip, 13.7 MPG @ 60-65 with a 22RE and automatic, 6160 lb weight.

14-15mpg sounds good for a V-6

Of course the simplest way to get 20 mpg is to lie about it, just like everybody else is doing who says they can get that MPG on a long trip.:rolleyes:

I have gotten 21 mpg, but I was in Yellowstone NP driving 35-40 mph, but it was only one tank.

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On our old Southwind we got 8 MPG.

Anything is better. In my experience you need to subtract 5 or 6 from any RVer's MPG.

Ted

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Seems like your doing good I have about the same unit as yours mine averaged out over 10 fillups or so averages 13.75 mostly higher elevations and usually some wind.

I guess maybe perfect conditions might do a little better Pulling grade's and going slow does about the same its the bill board effect "pushing all the wind" that's a killer.

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The closer you get to selling a Toy motorhome the better the gas mileage gets. Some Toys on eBay manage to get 25 mpg. I guess I'm not ready to sell mine because I still average 15 mpg with my 4 banger.

allen

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I did have a 1986 Toyota Pickup truck with a 2.4L engine and a 4-speed manual, that

I got 35mpg with, and that was cruising at 70mph.

I get 12 to 14mpg while crusing in the 60 to 65mph range with my 1990 Odyssey V6 with automatic.

Dennis...

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u r funny

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heres another story for you to slam. I got 20mpg on my last 400 mile trip this weekend! The best ever! I almost dont believe it! used 94 octane and 50 psi in rears. ALthough my home has no amenities and small go ahead slam me! Got 17-18 all the time while going across the USA.

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heres another story for you to slam. I got 20mpg on my last 400 mile trip this weekend! The best ever! I almost dont believe it! used 94 octane and 50 psi in rears. ALthough my home has no amenities and small go ahead slam me! Got 17-18 all the time while going across the USA.

Ha I get 55 mpg with my Jetta diesel yeah you guys with your light little campers rub it in!

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I get 75mpg on both my 1990 Honda NX250 and my 1981 Honda XL185!

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What they said and get a K&N air filter it gave my M.H about 2 more mpg and my car about 3 more mpg. they work.

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Too much fun!

Sadie'll be gettin' a K&N air filter and a dose or two of injector cleaner a.s.a.p.

Have there been any discussions on 100% gas vs 10% Ethanol? If so, please point me to the posts.

I try to buy only 100%, and she seems run smoother. She might even get a few more miles per gallon too.

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My Sunrader is dripping with weight (over 6500#) so I consider the 15 mpg average to be good since I average about 65 mph. I have gotten as much as 19 mpg on trips with very good road and weather conditions but not that often, but when I see very heavy 21 footers on eBay stating that they average 25 mpg, that is a stretch.

Since the early Toyota MHs were designed in the era of 100% gasoline, I would think they would run better and cooler on 100% than with the ethanol blend.

I just returned from Tennessee 2 weeks ago and had fueled up at a small mom and pop station where I managed to buy 100% gasoline. They had a sign on both of their pumps that stated, "Our gasoline is 100% refined crude oil. Corn Likker is for drinkin". Their gasoline was cheaper than the blended stations in the area and my Toyota ran a lot better, at least in my mind. Wish I could buy 100% in Northern Virginia.

Allen

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There is not nearly as much energy in a gallon of alcohol as there is in gasoline so 10% will hurt your mileage no doubt about it. It annoys me to buy 10 gallons of gasoline and only get 9! And the worst part about it, it is more expensive to make alcohol then refine crude! Don't get me started...

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I just returned form a trip in an '87 with the 22re and an automatic. I got 17 MPG going out and 18MPG returning, carefully figured, all tank-ups filled to the second click. I recently replaced the exhaust from the cat back with 2", the injectors were sent to Witchhunther performance in Seattle, whose report indicated 2 had been leaking before the rebuild, and the intake was scrubbed. I also stayed around 55 mph. This was in temperatures exceeding 105 F. I hope for a bit better in cooler times. My old '83 with a 4 speed and a well tuned carb tended to get me around 16 at 60MPH as best I recall.

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all tank-ups filled to the second click.

Not to be too goofy, but as a dabler in etymology, this is a term for measurement I've not heard before. :) I like the way it sounds. Can you break it down?

shanda

update: This was sort of explained to me by a co worker. Which gives me another MPG + idea. Could I get better MPG by not filling up the tank all the way and stopping more fequently.....(weight being the factor here)?

(okay, now she's just being silly.)

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Too much fun!

Sadie'll be gettin' a K&N air filter and a dose or two of injector cleaner a.s.a.p.

Have there been any discussions on 100% gas vs 10% Ethanol? If so, please point me to the posts.

I try to buy only 100%, and she seems run smoother. She might even get a few more miles per gallon too.

I have a Mazda (ford ranger) pickup that is a dual fuel vehicle. It has special rubber in the fuel components to allow the use of ethanol. So I am not sure our old technology fuel systems will stand up to the ethanol safely. As far as performance I have been told it drops as the ethanol does not produce the same BTU as gasoline. Any experts out there?

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Well I can see that a few of you will not believe me when I say we-my wife & I get 19.7MPG average on our 84 dolphin 4cyl 4speed. Our top speed is 50-53 mph up or down hills. That mileage average is taken on 1 to 3 thousand mile trips. This past summer we did a 420 mile trip to lake Paulina-eastern Oregon, we live in Grants pass so there was many hills to climb, GOT 16.6mpg pulling a 1300# boat. Did have to drop down to 30mph up a couple of hills. Some times we drop down to 16.5 and then up to 22, depends on the terain. Dont expect good numbers on 55mph or higher. We run 55 to 60# in the tires. The moho has 105,000 miles on it, new clutch at 95,000, just put a new atwood 8012 heater in, does not have the standing piolet, dont know if I will like that, with the standing piolet you have a little heat comming out all of the time. Darrel

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3700 miles, V-6, 2 mountain ranges, 13.7 MPG average.

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we-my wife & I get 19.7MPG average on our 84 dolphin 4cyl 4speed. Our top speed is 50-53 mph up or down hills.
I believe you. I think your key phrases are "4cyl, 4speed, 50-53mph". 84 is a 22R right? Or is it e-fuel injected?

I averaged 19 mpg in my 20r, ~4K trip to Mexico, but I drive like an old lady. Always have. I Got upwards of 22 when "cruising" 40-45 mph across the lonely stretches of desert highway. I probably would have averaged 20 mpg for the trip had it not been for the 1000 miles of freeway from my house to the border and back. Through L.A. and SanDiego probably got more like 14mpg trying to keep up at 60. Oh, and the few times I ran the car for 15 minutes when my solar array couldn't keep up with my wife's insomnia and desire to play computer solitaire till who knows when! Then again maybe I didn't convert liters to gallons correctly (Pretty sure I did tho). Or who knows if my odometer is even correct. :) My camper probably weighs a bit less than the typical camper too. Prob makes a little bit of difference.

One thing I've been doing in my everyday driving around town, is turning off the engine at stoplights when I know I'll be idling for longer than 1/2 minute. I've read that around 6 seconds is the optimum. 6 seconds of idling doesn't seem like much tho. Obviously a fuel injected vehicle in good running/starting condition. My city mpg has increased quite a bit since.

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There are a bizzion variables weight, fuel (here in Maine all gas is 10% alcohol) driving habits, temp, wind, hills but if you are doing 14-15 you are doing fine. Sure beats 6-10 in most motor homes.

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