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Old 04-02-2014, 03:41 AM   #1
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MPG for new Vegas/Axis models

My husband and I are considering the purchase of a new Vegas model. Does anyone have mpg numbers you are getting with this coach?

Thanks!!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:04 AM   #2
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We just drove our new Axis from Texas back to Colorado Springs. We averaged 10 mpg averaging 60 mph, without a tow vehicle.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #3
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I purchased a Vegas this past month and calculated the mpg over 3 tanks full of gas. The tank is 52 gallons but only 50 is usuable. I beleive my numbers are very accurate but it all varies on the temperature, SLP, and driving habits. This is w/ no trailer
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:05 PM   #4
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We are averaging 9.5 mph, no toad, speed between 65-70 mph, we have been on a shakedown trip for 3 weeks with our new Axis.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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I purchased a Vegas this past month and calculated the mpg over 3 tanks full of gas. The tank is 52 gallons but only 50 is usuable. I beleive my numbers are very accurate but it all varies on the temperature, SLP, and driving habits. This is w/ no trailer
Ah, what MPG did you get?
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:04 PM   #6
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Axis MPG

We just finished our 2000 mile shakedown trip and averaged a solid 10mpg. This was over varied terrain. I drove it 60mph on the freeway with the RPM at 2000 and about 55 on the secondary highways. It pulled great through the mountains, lots of power.
I think it handles really well and we were not deterred from taking it on smaller narrower roads to see the sights.
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #7
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LittleVegas, How did the unit hold up? Were there build issues? Did you have any problems with quality?
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:44 AM   #8
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Hi: We are happy with the unit. A few minor build issues but nothing major.
They are: cabinet doors not staying shut, the catches were not torqued down enough. The flip up counter extension came apart from the bracket due to shitty little screws that pulled right out of the particleboard top. The glue holding the shower enclosure to the wall gave way so they have to remove the entire shower and rebond. Mechanically it is all functioning perfectly and we love it.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #9
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We've had our 24.1 since February and put about 1500 miles on it. So far we're averaging a shade under 9mpg:
Thor Axis (Ford E-350 Super Duty) | Fuelly

This is driving it around 70-75 mph with the generator running.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:23 AM   #10
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I know it was not asked but if you are looking at the 27k A class we did that and bt it, getting 7.5-8.5 mpg... no tow.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:10 PM   #11
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9.6 MPG on ours with 5300 miles.

(Lengthy) initial report located here.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #12
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Wow, I hadn't considered that the bathroom sink may be draining into the black tank--that actually explains a lot!
The shower, however, does drain into the grey--at least it looks like it on our unit (how odd that the sink & shower drain into two different tanks).
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:43 AM   #13
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Hooking the bathroom sink into the black tank seems to fairly common. I think the idea is that it helps extend the amount of time between gray tank dumps. The gray always fills faster than the black so this buys you a bit more time.

And the shower definitely drains into the gray!

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Old 10-19-2014, 12:01 PM   #14
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Tanks--a lot

Sorry about the pun above.

I think another reason is to give a little more liquid to help move the solids in the black tank.

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Old 10-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #15
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Hooking the bathroom sink into the black tank seems to fairly common.
The bathroom sink in my 28Z is the same... plumbed into the black tank.

I can think of four possible reasons for this:

1. as you said, to extend the "capacity" of the grey tank.
2. to add a bit more water to the black tank for proper decomposition - as many people probably don't rinse the toilet long enough after use.
3. the plumbing route to the black water tank is closer/easier/less costly than to the grey tank.
4. a built-in rinse mechanism to put a clear water flush into the black tank without having to install a dedicated tank flush port into the tank.

For my rig - I'm guessing #3 or #4.

#4 at least is useful, yet may actually be an undocumented feature. Simply run a couple of gallons through the tank via the bathroom sink, and it will (hopefully) flush any residual TP, etc.

If done for this reason - it is a great idea by Thor - albeit they don't document it.
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:16 PM   #16
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We just drove our new Axis from Texas back to Colorado Springs. We averaged 10 mpg averaging 60 mph, without a tow vehicle.
Question for you as a new owner of the Axis: is the E-350 Ford chassis actually equipped for a conversion to a duel fuel situation that being natural gas or gas? The Ford website says all E-350 stripped Ford chassis are conversion ready. Do you know whether or not you Axis can have a conversion kit installed so it can use natural gas? Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:20 PM   #17
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I have 2200 miles on mine and averaging 9 mpg driving 65-70 interstate and 60-65 on secondary roads.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:54 PM   #18
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Teeitup26,

I read an article somewhere on the web that indicated that the E350 is indeed convertible. It said the cost was in the $8000 range. Sorry, no idea where I found it!

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:44 PM   #19
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Anyone care to add additional data?

It's been a while since latest reports and there should be many more Axis/Vegas owners participating now.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #20
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Well we just put 1000+ miles on our Axis pulling the Escape: High of 9 mpg and low of 7.5 mpg (mountains of PA and MD).

Granted I'm the same data point I was LOL but we now have 8000+ miles on the odo.
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