Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gas Mileage – Better Than Expected!

Quick update from last night, I have an appointment at 10:15 with Champion Chassis and they have tires in stock. Hopefully I won’t need to buy any today but if we have to we have to.

I haven’t been able to figure out what our mileage is because this winter I have run the generator every time I have been at the RV. Last summer we never had a chance to measure MPG either for various reasons. Since I had to fill up the tank last night I did a quick calculation and even with the amount of generator use we averaged 8.2mpg on our last tank! I was told best case scenario would be 7 while running nothing else.

Considering the weight of this rig and the high final gear ratio I wasn’t expecting this. 8.2 is great and when we drive up to Geneseo I’m not going to run anything and I’ll drive for the best case possible MPG.

Ok, have to go to my appointment, I’ll take a few pictures if they let me!


I.M. Vayne said...

Sometimes we just gotta keep a little balance to things. Like how that gas mileage is better than ya was a thinkin', and it are right opposite the tire problem y'all got. It ain't never all bad, nor are it all good. If'n it were, life would be just to boring now woodn't it.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

We drove almost 10,000 mi last year and averaged around 8 mpg...however, in Wyoming, we got as much as 12 mpg. Hubby usually drives 60mph.

Doyle and Terri Johnson said...

That's a good MPG for any good sized rig!

Erik's RV Blog said...


I average about 60mph as well. I'll find out how well we do going to Geneseo since it's mostly flat roads getting there.

Doyle and Terri,

Agreed! I can't complain considering the generator was also on most of that time!