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Old 12-06-2019, 06:23 PM   #1
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Name is Jerry. Glad to see a forum that revolves around the Thor Motor home. Just purchased my Four Winds 26B last May brand new. Love the RV. Put over7,000 miles on it already. Live in Michigan and traveled all the way to Vancouver BC. It was the best trip I took in a RV.
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:38 PM   #2
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:38 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to our madness. Some great folks around here.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:36 PM   #4
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Welcome and just remember no question is stupid as we have all had those moments of DUH
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:01 PM   #5
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:04 AM   #6
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:02 AM   #7
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. So glad to hear that you had your best trip ever!
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!! Lots of great people and ideas here!!!
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:21 PM   #9
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:43 PM   #10
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Youíll like it here, Iím sure. I eventually traded my Thor in on Some Other Brand (making me an SOB in the lingo of the group - Although maybe I was that anyway...) but I still frequent this group and find that itís a fine, generous bunch of guys and gals. Good info and fun.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:57 PM   #11
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Congrats and welcome it took a while to get all the bugs out of our new chateau but now we love it.
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:56 PM   #12
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Name is Jerry. Glad to see a forum that revolves around the Thor Motor home. Just purchased my Four Winds 26B last May brand new. Love the RV. Put over7,000 miles on it already. Live in Michigan and traveled all the way to Vancouver BC. It was the best trip I took in a RV.
Hello there...I'm also a new RV'er and planning on a trip to Alaska next Spring...my coach averages only 8 mpg. with the Ford F-10 engine...I'm somewhat disappointed with this mileage...everyone I had talked to before purchasing the Thor said they got 10 or 12 mpg...well, I should have joined this forum before purchasing mine...I was unaware that I will have to spend several thousand dollars just to make the trip from WV to Maine to Alaska...dadgone...U know of any gas mileage tips...! anyway, glad to hear your first trip was a good memory...
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:59 PM   #13
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Hello there...I'm also a new RV'er and planning on a trip to Alaska next Spring...my coach averages only 8 mpg. with the Ford F-10 engine...I'm somewhat disappointed with this mileage...everyone I had talked to before purchasing the Thor said they got 10 or 12 mpg...well, I should have joined this forum before purchasing mine...I was unaware that I will have to spend several thousand dollars just to make the trip from WV to Maine to Alaska...dadgone...U know of any gas mileage tips...! anyway, glad to hear your first trip was a good memory...


About the only thing you can do is to slow down some - and that carries its own price. If itís any comfort to you, on my 6,500 mile trip this past summer through the northwest I only averaged 6.8 mpg! My coach is a bit larger but not much
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:45 AM   #14
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Hello there...I'm also a new RV'er and planning on a trip to Alaska next Spring...my coach averages only 8 mpg. with the Ford F-10 engine...I'm somewhat disappointed with this mileage...everyone I had talked to before purchasing the Thor said they got 10 or 12 mpg...well, I should have joined this forum before purchasing mine...I was unaware that I will have to spend several thousand dollars just to make the trip from WV to Maine to Alaska...dadgone...U know of any gas mileage tips...! anyway, glad to hear your first trip was a good memory...


When we purchased our Thor A.C.E. 29.2 almost 6 years and 50K miles ago, we were told to expect between 6-9 mpg, about what we see; speed 65mph tops. I donít recall ever seeing 10mpg but the best mileage, 9.5, was on the flatland highways along the Texas coast.
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:54 AM   #15
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Welcome aboard and congrats on the new coach and a successful maiden voyage! Lots of good folks here with a ton of experience and great info
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:13 AM   #16
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Hello there...I'm also a new RV'er and planning on a trip to Alaska next Spring...my coach averages only 8 mpg. with the Ford F-10 engine...I'm somewhat disappointed with this mileage...everyone I had talked to before purchasing the Thor said they got 10 or 12 mpg...well, I should have joined this forum before purchasing mine...I was unaware that I will have to spend several thousand dollars just to make the trip from WV to Maine to Alaska...dadgone...U know of any gas mileage tips...! anyway, glad to hear your first trip was a good memory...
In Florence, SC there is a company, 5 Star Tuning, super nice people. 5 Star can do a reflash on your ECU for better mileage or more power, and it works! I did a reflash on our 29M and the difference was amazing. Donít have their number handy but look it up and give them a call. I would absolutely recommend them, they can customize your reflash for the engine and transmission both.
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Old 12-26-2019, 12:56 PM   #17
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The engine needs a break in period and you should see better mileage as you use it more.
My Compass 23 TB was not good for the first 10,000 km`s but got steadily better and now get 17 mpg on average but did get 19 driving across the Canadian prairies with a tail wind.
Our trip to Alaska racked up 21,000 km`s this year
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Old 12-26-2019, 03:46 PM   #18
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Welcome to the forum. Our ws31 has gotten a best of 8.68. Maybe, it'll get better as we get more miles on it. Still under 10K. It does help if you keep speeds between 50- 60mph rather than 65-70.
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