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2more2go

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We purchased a 2007 29B Winnebago Outlook last month which has the Ford v-10. We didn't expect good mileage, but our 2600 mile trip averaging 7 -7 1/2 mpg prompts me to ask about performance products (Banks, etc.) that may improve mileage somewhat. Note: we were travelling light and kept the speed at 65 mph or less.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi 2more2go,

How many miles on the RV? The V-10 has a control that prevents the engine from burning too lean for the first 20,000 kilometers (12,000 miles). After that mileage will improve by between 15 and 20%.

I'm now averaging 11 mpg (us gallon)--though I do have a smaller unit than yours and I do drive 90 kph (55 mph).

2more2go wrote:

We purchased a 2007 29B Winnebago Outlook last month which has the Ford v-10. We didn't expect good mileage, but our 2600 mile trip averaging 7 -7 1/2 mpg prompts me to ask about performance products (Banks, etc.) that may improve mileage somewhat. Note: we were travelling light and kept the speed at 65 mph or less.
Any help would be appreciated.



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The folks we know who tow with or have Ford V-10's in their MH's all report about the same MPG you're getting. Save your money on Bank's bolt on's for a gasser and use the money on gasoline. Enjoy.

Happy camping!!! See ya'll down the road!!!


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I have a 2005 Jayco 29GS with the same engine, and it gets about 8MPG uphill,downhill,towing,not towing A/C on A/C off. Pretty consistant, and all the power I need.


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That about normal for the V10, which could be less in mountains or into high winds
As for the Banks,you will have to work out the cost of the system against how many miles you will be driving over the next few years to see if it would be cost effective or not





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About the same here and I keep it around 60-62 MPH. I once got 9.5 on a trip and did a happy dance!! The wind and hills really cut the MPG's down.

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I've been tracking the gas mileage on our Minnie for the past 28,000 miles and we have averaged 9.7 mpg over that distance. We made a 9,300 mile trip to the western States this past Spring and averaged 10.1 mpg for the trip, which is the best result ever. We did have some pretty good tailwinds for several days on the way back. I drive 55-60 mph and keep a light foot on acceleration. The engine and accessories are all stock.

Motorhomes have very poor aerodynamics, with resulting high drag at high speeds. Slowing down is the best way to improve gas mileage.


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We have a 2008 V10 and we seem to get very close to 7.5mpg regardless of how fast we drive and what the terrain is like. We now have a little over 7,000 miles and will hopefully see the 15-20% increase that pianotuna reports... but I won't hold my breath.

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2more2go wrote:

Any help would be appreciated.
You got yourself a big one with a big wind-resisting frontal area. The best you can do is keep your speed down below 60mph. I hear the Banks works but doesn't pay for itself unless you put on many thousands of miles annualy.

Our Ford-V10 gets a solid 10 mpg considering these variables.

- we tow a 2200 pound car 100% of the time
- 2007 E350 chassis
- axle ratio is different than the E450
- lighter motorhome, loaded to 10,000 pounds on trips
- aero-dynamic frontal area
- shorter 23.5 foot length
- drive 5mph above posted speed limits for towing
- full synthetic oil in the engine

Fuel economy is "Over-All" averaging, combined highway, city, mountians, etc. All done in Spring, Summer, Fall. No winters.

As someone previously mentioned, it seems fuel economy is improving during the first 12,000 miles driven. We currently have about 10,700 miles driven.

Try using full synthetic motor oil in your next oil change. It seemed to help our fuel economy. One thing I really like about the synthetic. When you are engine braking, and the RPMs get in the 5500 rpm range, there is a certian level of added comfort knowing there is synthetic oil in there.

* This post was last edited 11/04/09 05:46pm by ron.dittmer *   View edit history


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Our 07 class A, on the Ford chassis, just improved to about 7mpg, with 14k miles on the odo. We started at 6. If you're already at 7.5, count your blessings.


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