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#1 InspectorLance

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:46 PM

How is your mileage with your FWC camper ?

Im running a 1988 chevy 2500 with a 350 TBI and getting 10 mpg. I fugure this is a little low. Thinking of getting a dodge diesel. I think my old ford 7.3 diesel was getting about 17.

What #'s are you guys seeing over the road ?

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#2 Argonaut20

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:50 PM

Tacoma gets 14 - 17 mpg, can get as high as 19 on the highway if I keep the speed down or am on slower secondary roads.
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#3 brett13

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:00 PM

2007 Tundra gets about 13-14 with camper on. I get 14-16 without the camper in general driving. On a flat highway doing 68, I get 19 w/o camper but this is "theoretical" because when on a flat open highway I end up doing 80. All-in-all, I'd guess the camper "costs" about 1-3mpg.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:40 PM

1995 Dodge 2500 diesel 2wd low rider. I get about 17-18 cruising around and 16 off the highway and around town.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:42 PM

Doing 75-85mph on expressways (and maintaining that up mountain passes, etc.) I'll land in the 11.5-12.5mpg range. When I slow things down for highway driving in the 55-65mph range I'll creep up towards 14mpg, esp. if things are flat. In general though I usually figure 12mpg average to be conservative.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:03 AM

2000 Ford F250 Superduty Supercab 4X4, 6.8L V10 Gas with a Hawk on the back: 11-12 mpg on the highway in 2-wheel drive.
In Oregon the speed limit is just 55 mph on all non-Interstate highways (and I hardly ever drive in those Interstates), so I usually don't drive faster than 65 mph. Even in "high-speed" states (i.e., every other state :rolleyes:) I still don't drive much faster than 70.

(without the camper I get more like 13 - 14 mpg).
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:27 AM

1996 f350 crew cab 4x4 auto 7.5 gas 4.10 gears, around 10 mpg don't care if she is loaded or empty, tailwind or headwind, gets around 10mpg
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:25 AM

I find that the mileage is very speed dependent. I'm getting about 16 mpg at 70 mph with the camper. It dropped about 2 mpg when I put the camper on.
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:24 AM

I just did 2000 miles in 10 day through the upper midwest. My 97 7.3 2wd with grandby got between 16 -21 per gallon. That was crusing at 70 mph.
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#10 brett13

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:51 PM

I find that the mileage is very speed dependent. I'm getting about 16 mpg at 70 mph with the camper. It dropped about 2 mpg when I put the camper on.

Very true. The new generation of Tundra (with or without camper) starts to drop mpgs over 65. Up to 65 I might get 19; hit 70 and I'm down to 16.
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