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Old 04-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #43
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As a former Motorhome owner use to less than 8 mpg at 55 mph, I believe a Bigfoot is a more economical ride. Theirs a big difference in fuel costs between 8 and 12 mpg. The other problem with a motorhome is that after "n" miles that when the engine/transmission's dead you have major expenses. With a fiberglass trailer you simply update the tow vehicle.

As well Motorhomes, even the best of them, are not structural wonders even with great care except for maybe the Born Free; they seem to be solid rigs.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #44
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I'm not going over 110 kph (68 mph) and that's usually downslope. Normally the Fordski gives the best mileage at 2300 rpm @ 117 kph (72mph) without towing. With the Bigfoot in tow, I am normally at 95 kph (60mph) for the same 2300 rpm. Can't say that improved the mileage much...
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #45
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Andy,

I know very little about your trailer or tow vehicle.

My method of maximizing MPGs is to watch Instaneous MPG on our $60 Ultragauge. I learned it is not simply speed but also engine RPM that is a significant factor in overall MPG.

On our Honda CRV it seems the 3,000-3,500 RP< range is most efficient and that means 4th gear most of the time.

Secondarily, watching the Instananeous MPG modifies how one drives again improving overall MPG.

All in all, towing a trailer means reduced mileage however, it appears to me that it's possible to make a 10-20% difference in MPG by paying attention.

I have located my Ultragauge so it's in the line of site of my standard gauges.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #46
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If you camp, instead of driving, you find a major improvement in mileage.
That gave me a big laugh!
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