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Old 09-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Gas mileage

We have a 2017 Windsport 29M with Ford V10. On a recent trip of a little over 2000 miles I was able to boost our gas mileage from 7.8 mpg to 8.9 mpg with a simple modification anyone can do cheaply and easily.

I went to Lowe's and bought the following items:
1. 4" Clothes dryer vent outlet with louvers
2. 4" vent hose
3. 2 4" hose clamps
4. 4" 90 degree elbow

I removed the louvers, easy to get out after you look at it, attached the elbow so it pointed up and toward air box snorkel, then painted the whole thing black. Used 4 zip ties to fasten vent to back of grill at the bottom right side making sure it was secure. I attached the 4" vent hose to elbow and air box snorkel using hose clamps, tried not to leave any, or very little, slack in hose. DONE!

Now the engine can only draw cool outside air and not the hot air from engine compartment. I have owned several MHs over the years and have done this mod on most all of them and gas mileage always increased due to cooler air. Due to speed and size of opening there is no "ram air" effect but it works!

Just thought I would share with others who might be interested. I didn't buy my MH for gas mileage, but what the heck, saving money is always a good thing!
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:26 PM   #2
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A picture would be nice!
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:28 PM   #3
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I would post picture but don,t know how. Sorry!
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:39 PM   #4
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Super D -- to post pix use the Post Reply red box right where the thread ends not the Quick Reply box. The post reply has an attachment icon. Click that and then just go to the place the picture file is and attach the file like you would in an email.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:08 PM   #5
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Thank you! Will try it next time and see if I can make it work.

Noticed you are retired nurse and military, THANK YOU for your service to our country!!!

My wife and I are both nurses, I'm retiring next year. 6 1/2 years in USMC, dad was an AF pilot and retired with 26 years and 3 wars!
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:01 PM   #6
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My wife is the retired nurse. I'm a AF retired Munition/aircraft maint officer. Commanded two different acft maint sqs and was the Log Group Commander at Barksdale.
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