To get the upgrades we would like to have would be such a large unit that we could not get it into a lot of the places we would like to go. I gained 1-2 mpg highway on my motorhome. It will increase mpg, make the transmission shift better according to speeds and hills. I had to go fill the tank after 3-4 days as we were close to the quarter tank point where the generator is plumbed into the tank. All you need is a quick burst of high-torque electric power to get you up to speed and then pass it over to the conventional engine to maintain motion and recharge the hybrid battery for the next burst. I have been getting a little over 10 miles to the gallon a very big improvement in fuel cost and power, power went from 265 H.
But that all comes with a cost: size and load capacity. I have a 2003 Ford F250 4wd with an automatic transmission and 3:73 gears. My wife and I drove to Alaska in June 1998 and we are planning to return there in August, 2018. Wind was average but not anything to complain about. This last trip was filled the same way and I used a total of 34.
So if you would like to get up a hill and keep up with the Diesel pushers this is the way to go. I do not drive over 60 mph mostly 55. It has a ford 460 engine that had been rebuilt in 2011 then it sat in storage. From the many people I've talked to, it seems that these mpg figures are pretty much average for these engines. We have just purchased our first diesel and are getting ready for our big trip for the summer and fall. Thanks Ruduy Manzo 8-11-09 What kind of gas mileage can I expect on our 2005 Southwind 32' with Triton V10 since I have just added Banks Ram Air and a DynaFlow muffle? Also, with the development of the Tesla GigaFactory, the cost of lithium storage will start dropping like a stone because mass scale of production will make it work.
Also how many miles did you rack up before the repairs were needed? I have had some vehicles that benefited more with premium fuels then did others. Thanks Tree 9-13-10 I am looking at a 2004 Tiffin Allegro. So if you want real power supercharge the motor and you will stay with the diesel pushers. Took it slow n easy up th hills. Keep up your good work. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Apparently the motorhome buying public does not want to pay for streamlining.
Not holding my breath as that seems a bit high. I would set the Cruse and let it down shift and run high rpm up long hills. We are starting local as my husband will still be working until we make all modifications to live off the grid. It blows cold air again like new! Fuel mileage is one measure but it translates into what is cost for fuel. Got my first one as renting that pig was also super expensive on the Sprinter as a van conversion from Gulf Stream.
It might be a little cramped, but we did get 15 miles to the gallon going up to the mountains at 6000 feet. My wife and I do not full time but take several trips a year from Seattle to Yellowstone, Glacier, San Diego, Havasu and points in between. Towing a 43 foot toy hauler with motorcycle in back with our 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. Not the best fuel for good mileage. With 80 Gal of Fuel and 60 Gal Water. I think he was right! Best gas saver is the person behind the wheel.
I also tow a 2011 Toyota Prius on a toy dolly and average around 8. Now what upgrades can we do to improve the mileage? You will save a lot of fuel and time and see some of the best scenery Alaska has to offer. Why have you been through so many? Figure out what it is for yours. Can't remember the name of the website but he had pictures documenting the conversion and claimed it worked really well. While it may come down to what you can afford but like us we worked up to it over 30 years. The transmission decent control is excellent for a gasser. Slowing down makes a huge difference.
We mostly do not tow. We have been to all lower 48 and planning a trip to Alaska this summer. Our best was Oregon to Montana where we got around 10. We tow a 2009 Smart Car as inspired by the Wynns. Driving slower seems to cause it to downshift more, which makes it use more gas. I will probably put 50-70,000 miles at the most before the keys are taken away from me. With your maxed out weight being full timers I think 7 or 7.
Go faster and you'll get less. It is well built and is set up with pretty much everything you would want to add yourself. Tennessee to Oregon 2005 38 foot Workhorse chassis Windsport class A Pulling 5,000 pound mini-van Actual weight of motorhome was 21,200 lbs. I would think a rental car would be really inconvenient but wanted to ask. Based on National Fuel Price averages of 2.