Tough new MPG laws make RV industry nervous

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    The federal government is making automakers meet tough new fuel efficiency standards, which is making some in the R-V industry—nervous.

    “For light trucks, light truck category which includes SUV’s which is really the category that tows our products primarily, they need at least 28 miles a gallon by the year 2016 as an average,” said Jayco Inc. President Derald Bontrager.

    The tough new standards come at a time when the RV industry has never been more reliant on towables to survive.

    80-pecent of all RV products being shipped today are travel trailers, campers, fifth wheels, and other towables. Only 10 percent are motor homes.

    Read more http://www.wndu.com/hometop/headlines/131820848.html
     
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    assuming that's a US gallon, which it will be, it will mean an RV must do around 33mpg over here :Eeek:


    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: not a bloody chance !
     
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    I wish

    Boy I wish.. now my Winnebago is a small one at 23'9" plus continental wheel kit and tow bar... I do pull a 20' trailer.. I get at best betweeen 14 and 15 mpg. I have a V10 Ford Triton petrol engine 6.8.... at 1800 rpm 55mph

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    Finally the Merrycans are waking up to the realisation that the worlds oil reserves are not infinite.....
     
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