Originally Posted by carvermitch
Hi Boss Wagon
What is the consumption of the V10 ? Is it better than a V8 or more ?
This was our other thought to get a smaller vehicle and a drive RV.
Would ideally like a diesel but not to many around in the C class.
The V-10 likes gas! It gets about 14 highway empty and about 10-11 towing. I bought it 8 years ago from a friend moving from a trailer to a motorhome. I was looking to move from a motorhome to a trailer. I bought the van and didn't get around to switching to a trailer until 4 years ago. We only put about 3,000 mile a year on the van so gas mileage isn't a big deal.
10 mpg is about average for most gassers towing. Some folks with smaller or marginal tow vehicle report a mileage drop of 50% when towing. In my opinion their engines are really straining if mileage has dropped by 50%. Gas motorhomes are roughly in the 10 mpg range also. Towing a vehicle with the motorhome in my experience results in almost no difference in mileage as the motorhome has already punched the big hole in the wind.
I enjoyed the motorhome and especially travelling in it, but life is easier with the trailer.