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#1 noreegalaba

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:51 PM

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???

#2 85mirage

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:56 AM

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

#3 bufbooth

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:02 AM

Drive 55mph.

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#4 Gulfstream Greg

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:54 AM

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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#5 Maineah

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:11 PM

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!

#6 WME

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:38 PM

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.

#7 Tobago

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:53 PM

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.

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#8 Tom W

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:42 PM

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.

#9 motoyhomme

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:42 AM

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.

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#10 bufbooth

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 03:18 PM

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.

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