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Old 03-14-2019, 08:59 PM   #21
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I was very interested in Axis 24.1 and did same research. Most reports range between 8 and 11 MPG. I figured if I got one, I should expect about 9.5 more or less, or from 9 to 10 range most of the time. Just the middle of bell curve.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:30 PM   #22
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This is outside scope of OP question regarding an Axis or Vegas, but what's different about your Sprinter or the way you drive it that it gets much lower MPGs than most other Sprinters? Many Sprinter Class C owners often report around 15~17 MPG. Just curious if it's larger, or what? At 63 MPH shouldn't you be getting much better fuel economy?
I try to drive to maximize economy. Makes me scratch my head too. I log every tank. I would not set speed control to 63 and jack rabbit starts, that wouldn't make sense. Most of my mileage is logged from Fl on interstates to CO & UT. Mostly It's pretty simple. Pull off Interstate fill up get back on Interstate drive 300 miles at 63. Repeat. Have never gotten the mileage others are claiming.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:31 PM   #23
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Pressure is based on the load. Iím assuming the door matches the GVWR of the rig.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:37 PM   #24
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I try to drive to maximize economy. Makes me scratch my head too. I log every tank. I would not set speed control to 63 and jack rabbit starts, that wouldn't make sense. Most of my mileage is logged from Fl on interstates to CO & UT. Mostly It's pretty simple. Pull off Interstate fill up get back on Interstate drive 300 miles at 63. Repeat. Have never gotten the mileage others are claiming.
I use a scan monitor you plug into the diag port. Letís you monitor a ton of things but also mpg. Helps me keep it in a sweet spot. Might help.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:38 PM   #25
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I'll check into that. Thnx.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:05 PM   #26
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I try to drive to maximize economy. Makes me scratch my head too. I log every tank. I would not set speed control to 63 and jack rabbit starts, that wouldn't make sense. Most of my mileage is logged from Fl on interstates to CO & UT. Mostly It's pretty simple. Pull off Interstate fill up get back on Interstate drive 300 miles at 63. Repeat. Have never gotten the mileage others are claiming.
Do you have a diesel generator, and do you run it while driving?

Thatís one item that can lower MPG. Even with a running generator Iím not sure it should lower MPG that much.

Your motorhome is also a bit taller than many Sprinter Class C, so that doesnít help.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:49 PM   #27
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Do you have a diesel generator, and do you run it while driving?

Thatís one item that can lower MPG. Even with a running generator Iím not sure it should lower MPG that much.

Your motorhome is also a bit taller than many Sprinter Class C, so that doesnít help.
Propane gen. Mileage may be affected by the profile. It's the only thing that makes sense.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:55 AM   #28
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:11 PM   #29
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Will check.🖒
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:24 PM   #30
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I try to drive to maximize economy. Makes me scratch my head too. I log every tank. I would not set speed control to 63 and jack rabbit starts, that wouldn't make sense. Most of my mileage is logged from Fl on interstates to CO & UT. Mostly It's pretty simple. Pull off Interstate fill up get back on Interstate drive 300 miles at 63. Repeat. Have never gotten the mileage others are claiming.
Your mileage is probably closer to the real truth than what you "hear".
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:51 PM   #31
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I guess I need to trade mine in. after 2400 miles, I can't seem to pull more than 7.5 out of her towing a 3500lb pickup. 8.29 was her best and that was in the flatland of FL.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:53 PM   #32
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I get an average 8.5 mpg in our 34j. What baffles me is that it doesnít seem to matter how fast I drive. Even when we tow the Jeep Liberty, still in the neighborhood of 8.5.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:54 PM   #33
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When Ford first dropped this engine in the Excursion ( the joke that was suppose to compete with the Suburban) the biggest challenge Ford faced was how to sell something that only gets 8 MPG. That was back when gas was a lot higher than it is today. They didn't overcome it...the Excursion failed. The V-10 is an excellent but loud pulling engine...it is what it is. The numbers The Breeze posted are the real averages.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:54 AM   #34
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My 2018 Class C WS31 (Ford V-10, F450 chassis) gets around 8 mpg towing a dolly with my GMC Acadia and around 10 mpg when not towing.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #35
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i got 7.5 in my 31E on my first trip no towing. that was also the trip with under-inflated tires and my dog almost had a heat stroke; so generator used while driving with lots of cab and coach A/C usage.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:23 AM   #36
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:39 AM   #37
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driving the same, e350's get bettermpg...than e450's, but a e450 with 235 -85- tires gets better than both...pulling 8000 lbs, the e450 will do better...but again... in stock form, loaded the same .. e350's do better..
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:03 AM   #38
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I would say, to be realistic, the same driver driving the same coach as you would be the realistic MPG, you can't compare the e350 to the E450, and for sur not the B. C. or vegas rv's..
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:20 AM   #39
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Our Vegas is on the same e450 chassis as my racing buddies Four Winds 22 class c with no slide. Traveling to SGMP track together they were within a couple percent at gas stops. Probably difference was which was leading.

I did notice MPG improved a small amount past 4,000 miles but it was not huge.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:37 AM   #40
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Our Vegas is on the same e450 chassis as my racing buddies Four Winds 22 class c with no slide. Traveling to SGMP track together they were within a couple percent at gas stops. Probably difference was which was leading.

I did notice MPG improved a small amount past 4,000 miles but it was not huge.

pretty sure the 22 is smaller than the 24.1 I had both for a while, my youngest son bought the 22.. still has it.... the class c the same size and weight will not get as good of mpg as the vegas...
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