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Old 11-09-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I have just returned from a ten week trip round Spain and Portugal in my new Sunvoyager 8295.
Had a great trip and very pleased with the coach despite one or two minor problems.

The only thing I was surprised about was the fuel consumption at 6.3 MPG I expected to get nearer 8 or 9. I drive trying to keep the revs at around 2000 rpm or less. The vehicle has now done 7500 miles and I ran without using air con.
Does that figure sound right or doyou think it is heavy.
Excuse my ignorance on this but here in the UK I am much more used to desiels than petrol engines in large vehicles.
By the way its the Chevy 8.1 engine

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Old 11-09-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Hi Dave... I just completed a 2000 mile trip, loaded moderately, pulling a Chevy Blazer (small, but framed SUV). The WorkHorse 8.1 trip computer reported an overall 7.0 mpg.

Nearly all of our travel was on interstates. For likely 80% of the total, I set the cruise control for the exact speed limit (65 mph or 70 mph). I have seen a 1 mpg improvement on the average by using cruise control & try to "never leave home without it on". Traveling faster than 70 mph kills the average in a heartbeat.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:36 AM   #3
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Hi Dave... I just completed a 2000 mile trip, loaded moderately, pulling a Chevy Blazer (small, but framed SUV). The WorkHorse 8.1 trip computer reported an overall 7.0 mpg.

Nearly all of our travel was on interstates. For likely 80% of the total, I set the cruise control for the exact speed limit (65 mph or 70 mph). I have seen a 1 mpg improvement on the average by using cruise control & try to "never leave home without it on". Traveling faster than 70 mph kills the average in a heartbeat.
Hi Bob,
Thanks for the reply.
Towing at your speeds and returning 7mpg sounds more like what I would of expected. Driving at 55 and returning 6.3 seems kind of heavy to me.

Any body else able to give me their figures.?

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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Just curious......

What is the octane rating of the fuel over there?

I think that can have a lot to do with mileage, even though you might not notice a loss of power. Especially in a new ( or new to you) Motorhome.
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Just curious......

What is the octane rating of the fuel over there?

I think that can have a lot to do with mileage, even though you might not notice a loss of power. Especially in a new ( or new to you) Motorhome.
95 octane is the usual, or you can opt for super 98 octane (I think)


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