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Old 06-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #11
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Hey Arizonaeagle,
Was that Yaris a standard or automatic? We been knocking around the idea of a Kia Soul.
Not really fond of the idea towing all 4 down but see a lot of people do it. We have been careful about the weight of items in the RV trying to keep the mpg as high as possible.

We'll let you know our mpg as soon as I have some road "hash marks" (experience) as we use to say in the Navy :-)

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Old 07-12-2011, 09:16 AM   #12
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Just completed a 3173 mile trip in our 29D. Mountains, flat land and hills in 8 states. Best I can determine we got between 8-9 mpg. Not towing anything. MH is new so this might improve with time. No issues with the coach or E450. Was somewhat surprized with the driving ability of the coach. No problems at all.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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Gas Milage

Drove from West coast to Nashville in the 26 foot Eagle and got right around 9-10 on regular. We were doing around 70 most of the way. It was of course a little worse going the Rockies and better across East Colorado (West Kansas) and Kansas.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #14
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Just completed a 3173 mile trip in our 29D. Mountains, flat land and hills in 8 states. Best I can determine we got between 8-9 mpg. Not towing anything. MH is new so this might improve with time. No issues with the coach or E450. Was somewhat surprized with the driving ability of the coach. No problems at all.
Glad to see you had a good trip in your 29d. We are suppose to get our 2012 Melbourne 29d this month? Haven't heard anything yet. Did you have any surprises on your trip with your 29d?
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No, not really. Coach and E450 were great. Used the tow/haul a lot in the mountains. It really helped. Still not sure about the inverter operation but did not have any problems. We packed to much was one thing. Need to watch that in the future.
When you pick up your new rig, you need to have the dealer SHOW you how to operate every system. Not just talk their way through it. A mistake I made.
Any other questions, let me know.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:04 AM   #16
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Tom, glad you're enjoying your new Melbourne. Isn't it a great motorhome? We are near four years on ours now, and will leave Friday for a 7 week trip to Idaho. If you have questions about any of the systems, let us know on the forum. Continued good luck.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:12 PM   #17
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First chance we got to give 2010 F150 Super Crew Max Trailer Tow a workout. Pulling Jayco 31V loaded heavy and good size load of wood in truck. Two adults two kids. We went through mountains of Towanda PA put on around 450 mi. Gas mileage 9.8 I was happy with that.
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:38 PM   #18
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We just bought a Melbourne 2011 and took it on our Maiden Voyage. Here is the results at 55mph.
At 1200 feet of elevation with some rolling hills and a climb to 2000 feet = 10.1 mpg.
On I-17 from 2000 feet to 7000+ up to the Grand Canyon at an average 45mph = 9 mpg.
On I-40 from Grand Canyon to Lake Havasu City at 55mph from 7000+ to 2000 feet = 11.2mpg. We were bob-tailing, no tow.
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