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Old 10-30-2020, 04:19 AM   #1
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2021 Compass TW-miles per gallon

Hi all. I just ordered a 2021 Compass TW. Gas 3.5 turbo V6 4wd. Does anyone happen to know mpg? Also does it come standard with an inverter? Is there more than 1 house battery? Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:21 AM   #2
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I would think all your questions should be answered from where you made the purchase. Pretty simple actually.
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:06 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase!

I can be a little more helpful.

I have attached the brochure for your that I pulled down from Thor's website. According to the brochure, there is only a single house battery. There is no Inverter listed but it does come with a 100W solar panel and solar controller.

Can't help with fuel economy but with gas so cheap right now, don't worry too much about it and get out and enjoy it!
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Old 10-30-2020, 01:18 PM   #4
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Agree with Judge on gas being cheap, but for me MPG would be important because it also affects driving range. The standard Transit gas tank is only 25 gallons, which is what Thor lists in specifications.

The joke about EcoBoost technology has been that it’s Eco or Boost, not both at same time. That should be expected though. You’ll get V6 economy when driven conservatively, and V8 power and corresponding fuel economy when heavy on gas pedal.

Transit EcoBoost motorhomes haven’t been out very long yet, so you will probably not find a lot of fuel economy data. However, I think MPG should be very similar to equal-size Transit motorhomes with standard V6 gas engine. Those have been around for a few years.

When I looked into them previously, reports typically ranged from 12~14 MPG depending on driving speed; assuming no towing.

At about 12 MPG it would give a driving range to empty of 300 miles, which is on low side for most motorhomes, but still provides over 3 hours at interstate highway speeds.

P.S. — Please report back with your own MPG when available. I’m certain there will be much interest.
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Old 10-30-2020, 01:35 PM   #5
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They've got your questions covered... Welcome to our little madhouse!
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Old 10-30-2020, 05:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info Judge. One cannot always rely on the info being correct on the brochure. The brochure I received from the dealer states the exterior height of 12’2”, the interior height of 10’8” and an overall width of 99” w/o mirrors. We all know these stats are incorrect. I started to wonder what else was wrong. On the link for the brochure you sent they corrected those stats. Thanks again.
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:10 PM   #7
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When you get it: you'll need to let us know what your "seat of the pants" dynamometer thinks of the engine...
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Old 11-01-2020, 01:34 AM   #8
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I sure will Bob. First time I ordered a vehicle without driving it. Unfortunately the RV market is so hot I couldn’t find one close enough to test drive. The one I checked out was already sold. All of the new drivability options on the new Transit chassis are nice to have. I trust Ford not to let me down. Hopefully Thor won’t either.
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:55 PM   #9
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Have 21 tw - drives good - about 13/14 mph- build quality not the best but hopefully will get all fixed under warranty
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Old 11-12-2020, 12:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for the mpg info. Could you please tell what type of build issues you are having? Also, how usable is the coach with the slide in?
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:55 PM   #11
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Coach very usable with slide in- dinette and bathroom accessible- overall like coach and floor plan great- headliner in cab needs fixed - also joint between cab and back part crooked and nav system not work- have put away for winter - have appointment in May to get fixed
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