fuel consumption please

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  1. Wildman

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    Hi am considering buying a 26ft GMC Georgie Boy pursuit, 4,764kg with an 8.100cc engine can someone please give me an idea as to the fuel consumption, it seems a huge engine for a moderate sized motorhome. My old beast is 21ft 4100kg with a 3.750 engine so heavy compared to the RV. Anyone any ideas.
     
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    Sorry no idea but I would think 2 gallons to get from chain beach to the top of mullacott.A little less for the return. :Rofl1:
     
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    At best 10mpg - 12 mpg
     
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    is that for yours Jim as this one is only 4 ton and 26ft I would have expected more, he quotes 12-15 or is he really being optimistic
     
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    Hi Roger it is still a 8 ltr plus engine,:cry: I would think more like the 10 mpg mark whether on tick over or gentle cruising.Never got more than 14 mpg (driving like on egg shells ) out of my sons 5 ltr plus pick up (a lot smaller and lighter) then again he never got more than 8 / 10 mpg :Rofl1:
    terry
    ps have you been selling some cows or horses :BigGrin: or had a lottery win :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  6. sinbad1

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    yep gas guzzlers:Sad:

    In the filling stations,just make sure to switch the engine off , otherwise it will catch up with the fuel pump :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Roger around 9.5 out of mine, it does weigh nearly twice as much, but cruising on the roads its wind resistance that's the biggest factor in MPG, and I expect like most it has the aerodynamics of a brick. :BigGrin:

    I would guess Jim's about right, if you buy it based 12mpg and it does more, its a bonus, but buy it expecting 15mpg, and you will be ****ed if it only does 12mpg.

    No offence meant but I think if your looking at buying an RV, and your concerned about MPG, you shouldn't be buying one.

    Olley
     
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    It does have an LPG conversion so even at 10mpg would be cheaper to run than the beast at 19mpg diesel plus it is a 98 not an 81 and 5ft longer now where can I steal sorry borrow the cash from
     
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    Hi Roger

    No, mine is a Cummins 5.9lt turbo diesel and it does about 14 - 15 mpg
    RV weight 8,500 kg pulling a 1,000kg trailer .. now sold and pull a 750kg toad

    I think he is being optimistic .. and agree with Olley.. if it's a concern don't buy, nothing worse than having a van and not being able to afford to use it .. :Sad:

    Jim
     
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    Hi Roger if it does 10mpg on petrol it won't do that on LPG, mine does a fraction under 7mpg, expect to lose 15-25% mpg depending on the type of conversion. As a rough calculation I assume 45-50% extra mpg pricewise. ie 10miles on petrol, and for the same money LPG will take me 14miles.

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    Hi Roger, did not realise it had gas conversion :thumb: so when you calculate the price of gas / diesel you may well end up with 18/20 mpg equivalent, same as the beast :thumb:Just watch for any signs of the heads burning out if it has done a lot of miles on gas :Eeek: apart from that it sounds like a nice van for you,Sue and the dogs :thumb:Should last you a good few years :thumb:
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    Hi there Roger !!!!!
    I would imagine that it is a bit like an airplane, in that fuel consumption is measured in tons and the fill gauge is replaced by a fuel flow meter.....HEE HEE !!! as you would say...Best wishes to you and Sue..XXX....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Roger they are good for 80,000 mls running on gas :thumb: so depending on when converted :BigGrin:
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    Hi There

    We have a 30 foot 7.5 ton Coachmen Mirada 1998 7.2ltr and we get 10 or 11 to the gallon. If you drive it like an F1 then about 5 to the gallon.

    You wont be able to park it in Ilfracombe high street tho. :Rofl1: I have driven ours along the high street and that was interesting. :Eeek:

    Kevin and Tricia
     
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    Well Roger, being the everlasting cynic I would say that as he's selling he is bound to massage the figure a little bit :Rofl1:in all my life I've never known anyone tell the whole unadultered truth when selling and with mpg it's so easy, even the big manufacturers used to do it until the law required more transparency and even now the figures are usually better than real life.

    I hope you get the beast, if you've set your heart on it, and if not there is bound to be another just around the corner, I've never known a 'buyers market' like the one we're in now :BigGrin:
     
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    True.

    There is a 'minibago' currently on eBay which makes a complete joke of fuel consumption at 60mpg! That said you could fit it in the lounge of most RV's!

    Its all about priorities and compromises at the end of the day.
     
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    forget the fuel consumption what about parking it xxxxxxx

    Good luck on whatever you decide xxxx
     
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    Any vehicle which gulps fuel down is now practically worthless. People struggle to give 'em away.

    I'd offer him a couple of grand and walk away. :BigGrin:

    A guy near in my locality has had a 4x4 sitting on the pavement up for sale for the past six months now. Despite knocking his price down he still cant sell it.
     
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    ah well nice dream whilst it lasted, now when will my bike be fixed
     

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