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Old 06-10-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Fuel Mileage

What fuel milage can one expect with the Jayco Class C sries while pulling a small VW Jetta and also without towing anything? Of course depends on terrain, average speed, wind speed and direction ,and loading. Speed would be about 60mph, moderately loaded and with no significant head wind, and rolling terrain.

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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I average 8 mpg
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Not being a wise guy, but if fuel economy is a concern then maybe RVing is not for you. It is rare to see better than 12 mpg with any type of RV and/or TV while towing. I average around 10 mpg pulling my 5th wheel.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:42 AM   #4
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Yes, fuel milage should not prevent rv ownership. I get 8-9 on average puling 32 foot Cameo fifth wheel. I do like a good stiff tail wind though. I was just wondering how the Class C would compare to pulling a high profile fifth wheel. Looks like about the same.

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Old 06-11-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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I get 7.8 to 8 mpg towing a Ford Focus on relatively flat ground at about that same speed. In hilly country about 7.2 mpg. I just installed the "5 Star Tune" (mostly for more power and smoother shifting) and am anxious to see what that does to the mileage.
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5-9mpg in Summer, 2012 31FS V10 gasser
Same here.
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I average 8 mpg
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Yes, fuel milage should not prevent rv ownership. I get 8-9 on average puling 32 foot Cameo fifth wheel. I do like a good stiff tail wind though. I was just wondering how the Class C would compare to pulling a high profile fifth wheel. Looks like about the same.
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If you're concerned about mileage, get a Sprinter Chassis... Course, it probably won't pull your Jetta.

Class-C's as noted (gas) are 5-10 range, depending on length. Note, that often the larger ones are close to gross weight maximum and adding the weight of a car on the hitch can take them over gross weight, not to mention not-so-wonderful handling.

I have friends 1-ton diesel trucks pulling 5th wheels, they generally do better mileage, but not by much. 31 foot Class-C to 31 foot Fifth wheel behind a 1-ton diesel truck, the diesel handles it better in general.
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...I have friends 1-ton diesel trucks pulling 5th wheels, they generally do better mileage, but not by much. 31 foot Class-C to 31 foot Fifth wheel behind a 1-ton diesel truck, the diesel handles it better in general.
Had a 33' fifth wheel with a 1-ton diesel truck and it did handle the load better, but got the same 8 mpg.
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