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Old 09-02-2018, 02:42 PM   #21
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I doubt the presence or absence of the Cricket will change your mpg by any noticeable amount (speed, wind, grade will have a much larger affect).

That is in the range we usually get with our 24.1. How many miles on your coach? (If under 10,000 or so then you still have yet to get the 0.5mpg pick up or so as the engine wears in a little).
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:49 PM   #22
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First official measurement -- 9.35 MPG; will do 4 more to get more accurate avageage.

Run generator -- No
Cricket on platform -- Yes
Towing -- None
Hills/mountains -- None (South Florida)
Interstate -- 95%
Thunderstorms -- 10%
Traffic jams -- 02%
Speed -- 60 to 65

Also, will get a reading without Cricket this Christmas during our trip to DC to see grandkids.

That is pretty accurate ! We do the Colorado mountains and fight the constant crosswinds of western Kansas … our gas mileage is between 9 and 10 .. occasionally when traveling east on interstate we will get around 11, but not often. … that is with and without our 6x10 enclosed trailer.

In addition...running a/c or not has made a difference.

We check our mileage at each fillup...know what to expect...but do it anyway!
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #23
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My 26 ft class C averaged about 8.6 mpg while my 29 ft class A (still under 5000 miles) seems to run about 7.8. I donít check very often because it doesnít really matter much to me and itís not ever going to be very much different.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:29 PM   #24
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C'mon... I want the OP tell us his secret....

(I'll bet it involves throwing a rope around passing trucks, and hanging on real tight!
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:57 PM   #25
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Ever thought about doing something like this...
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:58 PM   #26
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C'mon... I want the OP tell us his secret....

(I'll bet it involves throwing a rope around passing trucks, and hanging on real tight!
It is possible that they just never get on an interstate and that their coach never goes faster than about 55 mph (especially a new one with the 6 speed transmission).

If I had the luxury of time I might do that as well.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:05 AM   #27
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My very first tank of gas, March of this year, in the "new to me" 2015 Vegas 24/1 I got 11 MPH but that was running 50-55 MPH on the level land in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina. Have never gotten past 10.3 since then.

Most recent tank (today) showed 9.74 MPH but that also included 3 hours of running the generator going down the road.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:24 AM   #28
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We just returned from a trip up the Oregon and Washington coasts and around the Olympic Peninsula. Hiway 101 is very crooked, and we spent quite a bit of time on National Park roads which wind as well, and are sometimes slow speed.

I was very happy that I got 10.3 MPG. No toad, or genny. I think key is to stay about 60 or below.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:33 AM   #29
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I donít have a Vegas but Iíve come to terms with my mileage. I seem to get between 7 & 8 mpg pretty much regardless. So I donít check very often any more. It is what it is!
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:31 PM   #30
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C'mon... I want the OP tell us his secret....

(I'll bet it involves throwing a rope around passing trucks, and hanging on real tight!
are you talking about my contribution Bob ? If so, Ö there was a time, when Ron drove 5 over whenever we hit the road...regardless of whether it was the car, motorcycle or RV Ö..now..in the last couple years he sets cruise at 55 and lets everyone pass him...rather relaxing...and yes, it does affect the mpg...not significantly Ö and when we get close to 11, very rarely, it is dumb luck. Ron does add Lucas to each tank, which he has done for many years. He sez..does it help mpg...probably not enough to claim...
Now that our 2016 has over 20k miles on it, it behaves like it is broken in.
I posted this fact once before...in Colorado, descending Wolf Creek Pass , elev.10850'...our first summer with this motorhome, we averaged a whopping 14mpg for about 5 minutes !! ha !!
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:43 PM   #31
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In the high desert at 4k alt. and above out west during the winter months, I have gotten in excess of 11mpg, but only on one or two tank fill ups. And that was heading east with most likely a westerly tail wind.
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