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Old 01-28-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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Miles

Our rig is now 1 year old and I have just over 12k on it. My wife is still working so I'm thinking that's on the high side because we go on two / three days trips it's adding up. When she retires we can stay longer at each destination. And we are out west and the distances are greater. Any thoughts on mileage experience you are having.
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Old 01-28-2017, 05:19 PM   #2
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I assume you bought it to travel and with 12,000 miles it sounds like you are. Don't worry about it and quit making the rest of us jealous!!!
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:01 PM   #3
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No kidding: This spring will be our 3rd season and we're only knocking on 10,000's door.

I'd also like to point out that some people have the advantage of being able to camp year round. Granted we could too if we were hearty souls and liked the cold temps--we're not! LOL
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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I've averaged about 5K miles a year since we got our first RV in 2010... Nothing wrong with putting 12K or more a year on it. That's using it. Many don't get the use they should - or their owners want them to.

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I'd also like to point out that some people have the advantage of being able to camp year round. Granted we could too if we were hearty souls and liked the cold temps--we're not! LOL
That's why you head SOUTH!! Get away from the cold and come see us in FL.
(Of course I'll be up in MI starting next week doing the final packing/emptying of the house up there... But the RV will still be warm in FL! LOL)
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:43 PM   #5
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That's why you head SOUTH!! Get away from the cold and come see us in FL.
You sound like my parents! LOL

I/we would but we're still working folk.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:49 PM   #6
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You sound like my parents! LOL

I/we would but we're still working folk.
Still working here too... Set up the front passengers seat / fold out desk area as my office. High speed internet and internal wifi network and all is well.
3rd winter using it that way - till we complete our move.
Not everyone can do that I know - but been working for me/us...
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:52 PM   #7
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In 10 years we have put 100k on four Motorhomes from a 19' Pleasureway to a 22' Class C and a Vegas and an Axis. You're on a path to beat us. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #8
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We purchased a new Vegas 25.3 on December 2nd and already have 7000 miles on it due to a cross-country trip. But we bought it to travel, not for camping. We will probably never stay more than a night or two in any one location. If we don't put 15,000 to 20,000 miles per year on it, we will be greatly disappointed.

BTW, our first cross-country trip was on Route 66...in June we are going coast-to-coast on the Lincoln Highway.
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:24 PM   #9
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60,000 miles in exactly 2 1/2 years... no problems, it's a Freightliner with a Cummins diesel engine and Allison transmission! They're built for a million miles or more...
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:45 PM   #10
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We have put 6500 miles on in 6 months. Our VEGAS serves as tow vehicle for my racecar trailer so it gets used at least once or twice a month at minimum. I still work FT and wife is retired.

Putting miles on is good, sitting inactive is not good. More so with ethanol in gas.

When not in use for a period, wife will fire both engine and generator.

To me the only adjustment needed for higher milage use is to increase frequency of checks. We look for signs of leaks or developing issues.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:50 PM   #11
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We envy those of you who can use your RV 365 days a year ! Ours is in storage from November thru March/April depending on weather.
We bought our Axis in January 2016...placed it in storage...brought it out in April and proceeded to put approx. 7800 miles on it until we put her away the first of November.
If we could steal away, nearby, for 3 days without freezing...we would be on the road right now !!
ENJOY !!!
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:59 PM   #12
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12,500 miles in the 1st 6 months - but no miles in the last 3 (parked in south baja
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:42 PM   #13
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Our rig is now 1 year old and I have just over 12k on it. My wife is still working so I'm thinking that's on the high side because we go on two / three days trips it's adding up. When she retires we can stay longer at each destination. And we are out west and the distances are greater. Any thoughts on mileage experience you are having.
Everyone is going to be a little different. When we were full timing we did right at 40,000 miles in 3 years. We only really covered 26 states while full time. Now only traveling 3 to 4 months a year we are on pace to do between 6,000 and 8,000 annually.

Right now it sounds like you are doing as much driving as camping, but when only taking 2 or 3 day trips you are sort of limited. I suspect once you both have more time available your trips will get much longer but your miles may not increase that much.
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