View Poll Results: What kind of mileage do you get?
3-5 with Gas 11 3.74%
5-7 with Gas 33 11.22%
7-10 with Gas 29 9.86%
10+ with Gas 8 2.72%
3-5 with Diesel 0 0%
5-7 with Diesel 19 6.46%
7-10 with Diesel 105 35.71%
10+ with Diesel 89 30.27%
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:26 AM   #91
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If the miles are low, that could be a great buy. Lots of people (myself included) have negative thoughts on that engine though. Id guess 13-15
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:03 PM   #92
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My 1992 TC2000 5.9 cummins, Allison automatic gets around 9 mpg.
That is wide open running 62mph.
Runs great but it is SLOW!
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:37 PM   #93
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Ok, I've got to say something about this since this thread keeps popping up (a good thing)... Can we please fix the typo in the title?! It keeps poking at my OCD.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:08 PM   #94
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Ok, I've got to say something about this since this thread keeps popping up (a good thing)... Can we please fix the typo in the title?! It keeps poking at my OCD.

Pikky, pikky. How about now.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:40 PM   #95
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Thanks crazycal!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:28 PM   #96
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I sold a motorhome to a guy once. He asked me about fuel economy. I replied, "Why would you even ask that question?" When I'm out camping I'm committed to the RV lifestyle... Everything else is secondary. If I were concerned about fuel economy then I'd be researching how to convert a Prius into a camper!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:45 PM   #97
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Lousy mileage for a vehicle, great mileage for a house!

Our house gets 11.5 running up and down 3200ft to 7500ft.

Will be doing some flatland soon, will post MPG.
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Thanks crazycal!
So what? The OCD is going to let the pikky go?
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:02 AM   #99
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If someone is REALLY OCD, it's CDO.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:43 PM   #100
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On our 9,000 mile trip this summer, the trip average in my 1999 Thomas bus with 3126b CAT (electronic engine) and 6-speed Allison MD3060 (6th gear enabled), cruising at 65 with foot buried most of the trip, weighing in at about 24,500 lbs, we averaged 8.2 mpg. Best was 9.3 going SE through Yellowstone on 287, worst was on PCH (route 1) at about 6.5 (constant hills and stop-and-go letting people pass).

Edit: 4.62 rear gears turning ~2,100 rpm at 65.
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