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Old 05-02-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Jayco 29D mileage???

I am interested in the realistic mileage I can expec t from this unit. It has the Ford V10 engine. Any input from actual owners on a 2011 will be appreciated. Also, what grade of gasoline is recommended by Ford. Thank you in advance for any and all information.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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Well we have a 2011 31ss (same weight as the 29d) and get between 8 and 9 average and have only used regular.
We installed a Scangauge II with hopes that it teaches me how to use the gas petal with less force. I would recommend it to everyone that has a MN.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information. I am hesitant to trade my 2010 Jayco Precept with the Mercedes chassis/engine. Last year, I averaged 14.2 MPG on a Canadian trip. This year on a trip to Elkhart, IN, I averaged 17.2 MPG. I am suspicious that I may have lost a fuel ticket in my computing. The Mercedes engine is rated for 18 MPG. BUT, I believe that is the van configuration, absent from a M/Home body. Enjoy your new 29D and let us know how you like it. Thank you
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
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Recently completed trip from Miami to Ontario in Jayco 29D towing Mazda Tribute 4 down. Overall average was 9.2 MPG. (best was just over 10 and lowest was just over 8). This was travelling at 60-65 MPH. Very happy with same as I was advised that I should only get about 8.
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Mind telling the weight of the Mazda. We are looking for a toad for our 29D.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
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2009 Mazda Tribute weighs approx 3200 lbs without contents. Very light and tows great. Ford Escape is the same, but be careful as certain transmissions are not towable 4 down.
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Will do... thanks for the info!
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #8
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Got 8.6 mpg going from Orlando to Houston in my 29D. Hope it gets better.

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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...between 8 and 9 average ...
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Ditto.

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We just got back from CA and I only checked the mileage once on the trip and it was 9.5 MPG. I wasn't towing my Yaris, it weighs in at just over 2300 lbs. When I have towed it with the Aspect, (V10 also), I usually averaged between 8.5 and 9. I will be towing it behind this 29D to Durango next month and am looking forward to seeing what it will get. I always use premium even though the manual says 87 octane because I do a lot of traveling in the 'high' country of CO, NM, UT, and the Pacific Northwest. I've never had a problem with the 2008 Aspect the four years I owned it. The reason I bought a Yaris for a toad, the only thing lighter is a 'Smart' car and it just seemed to small.
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