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Old 03-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Roadtrek Adventurous vs Agile vs Blu-Tech: Real-world Mileage

Guys, I am sick of the mileage that motorhomes claim only to find out that in real-world you get a lot lot less (even when driving gentle). I am considering buying a new class-b motorhome and I am fixated on getting the one with lowest mpg.

Q1: The Blue-Tech engines (2011/2012 models) vs. Non-Blue-Tech (2008 to 2010)
Q2: The bigger RS Adventurous (3500 chassis) vs smaller SS Agile (2500 chassis)

Your observations with your Roadtrek mpg, please.

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Old 03-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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i just bought a new rt rs... i drive very conservatively and after 4,000 miles...i'm averaging 18.5 mpg... i'm guessing the advertised 23mpg is for the empty sprinter van without the added rt weight...
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: Roadtrek Adventurous vs Agile vs Blu-Tech: Real-world Mileage

Our 2009 24' Fourwinds Ventura (3.0 turbo diesel) gets 18.5 to 20 in normal driving. I do have a larger Coleman A/C (scochy bit taller and wider) but that's probably not a significant drag at speed. It's in place of the standard unit. I'm at 8500 miles.
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Default Re: Roadtrek Adventurous vs Agile vs Blu-Tech: Real-world Mileage

I think you have too many variables in your question to make much sense out of the answers you may receive.....

The differences in mpg between Sprinter varients will be small ....maybe 1 to 2 mpg averaged out. I.E, 18 to 21.

Maybe better to compare with an A.... My neighbor has an 05 Tiffen Allegra 34' with an 8.1L Vortec gasser. He barely squeeks out 9 mpg.
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No I am not asking about your neighbors Tiffen gasser. Please keep discussion limited to Roadtreks, I dont want people to start a battle that their horse runs faster than the other, so no Four Winds please, mainly so we can hear the true mileages out of people, with no feeling of competition.

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i just bought a new rt rs... i drive very conservatively and after 4,000 miles...i'm averaging 18.5 mpg... i'm guessing the advertised 23mpg is for the empty sprinter van without the added rt weight...
I think you are right, though some dealers are indeed putting 23 and 24mpg (I have seen) on the windshields of Roadtreks in trying to entice customers, which is fueling the confusion to those who haven't owned a sprinter roadtrek.
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I've had motorhomes for the last 20 years, all makes all sizes. If you're remotely concerned about mileage and a motorhome then you need not be looking at motorhomes.

Good fuel mileage and motor homes is an oxymoron.

You get a motorhome for enjoying the experience NOT worrying about every fill up. Furthermore no manufacturer will advertise the actual mileage of a vehicle. Just ask the lady that sued Toyota over the bogus mileage she got from her Prius.

At $5.00 a gallon and a 40 gallon tank that equals a nights stay at the Ritz Carlton any way. Go buy a Prius and stay in high end resorts you'll be ahead.
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No I am not looking to get into a philosophical discussion about motorhomes and oxymorons or Ritz Carlton.

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I've had motorhomes for the last 20 years, all makes all sizes. If you're remotely concerned about mileage and a motorhome then you need not be looking at motorhomes.

Good fuel mileage and motor homes is an oxymoron.

You get a motorhome for enjoying the experience NOT worrying about every fill up. Furthermore no manufacturer will advertise the actual mileage of a vehicle. Just ask the lady that sued Toyota over the bogus mileage she got from her Prius.

At $5.00 a gallon and a 40 gallon tank that equals a nights stay at the Ritz Carlton any way. Go buy a Prius and stay in high end resorts you'll be ahead.
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We have a 2008 RT RS model and I am asked about the MPG and people want to look inside all the time as we travel. We have 36K miles on our RT and have driven in all kinds of conditions; tailwind, head wind, cross wind, flat ground, mountains, etc and we check each tank. What we have found is that on a bad day we will get 16-18 and on a good day 21-22. These are real numbers and we typically drive 65 on the freeways, however, most of the time our mileage is around 19. This is what I tell people and most are amazed as am I.
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We have a 2008 RT RS model and I am asked about the MPG and people want to look inside all the time as we travel. We have 36K miles on our RT and have driven in all kinds of conditions; tailwind, head wind, cross wind, flat ground, mountains, etc and we check each tank. What we have found is that on a bad day we will get 16-18 and on a good day 21-22. These are real numbers and we typically drive 65 on the freeways, however, most of the time our mileage is around 19. This is what I tell people and most are amazed as am I.
Coast to coast, north to south and that has been our experience.
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