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Old 01-28-2011, 10:38 AM   #169
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This is a difficult one.......... The Government have the knack of "hiding" some taxes to make us feel better that they are not taking that much!

At the last count it is around 87% Before profit (Tax)!

Yes, thats about what I remember!
As I was "deprived" as a young man growing up in the UK.
Driving Mini's and the like, the biggest engine I owned was a Ford sierra XR4x4 @ 2.8L.
I am making up for lost time and my 4 trucks and 2 Motorhomes add up to 38 liters and 48 cylinders!
Getting 10 mpg is a cause for celebration!
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #170
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Was surfing about looking for info on 454 power and mileage improvements and found this interesting article on improvements that this guy did to his 454 Winni..
He says he now gets 11 to 13 mpg when not towing..

Drivetrain improvements that actually work > CampfireClicks.com | Online Community for RV Owners, Classifieds, Forums, DIY, How To's, Reviews, Member Profiles, Blogs
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #171
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Hi, What is a GV and how does that improve gas mileage? I am looking at a 1984 28 ft AS MH and am getting stories about 11-12 mpg and 6 mpg. What is the truth? How does one deal with the older engines? This has a Chevy 454 with low miles. Thanks, S
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:34 PM   #172
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Hi Sheila!
GV is a aftermarket 2 speed "extra gearbox" that sits behind the normal transmission.
It drops the revs at freeway speeds to lower the rpm's and therefore save gas.
My 34.5' Classic does no have GV, but did almost 8.5 mpg last year on a long trip. The 28' is lighter, so should do better if running good, but even with the GV I doubt you will get much better than 10mpg average.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:13 AM   #173
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:08 AM   #174
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Thank you SO much!

Thanks, so much, lots to learn.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:09 AM   #175
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31 ft I got 10 no toad, 8 while pulling ford ranger ext cab.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #176
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31 ft I got 10 no toad, 8 while pulling ford ranger ext cab.
I'm with you, Dave, around 8 with Wrangler 2 door toad and around 10 without.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:28 PM   #177
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I'm the same as Michigander, 8 with wrangler 10 without.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:50 AM   #178
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with GV I cruse at 2,200 RPM
with out 3,000 RPM
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #179
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28 Ft wieght

Can anybody tell me how much a 28ft weights I have to trailer one home and need to know the net weight .
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:43 AM   #180
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Can anybody tell me how much a 28ft weights I have to trailer one home and need to know the net weight .
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Depending on how much stuff you have in it figure around 14,000 lbs.

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Old 06-24-2011, 05:30 AM   #181
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Can anybody tell me how much a 28ft weights I have to trailer one home and need to know the net weight .
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As I understand it:
Curb weight ( Weight of unloaded MH with standard equipment ) =
around 9.800



..and BTW now we're at it:
Loaded Maximum G.V.W.R (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) = 12.500

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #182
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Octane, great picture of specs, you wouldn't happen to have similar pages for the Land Yacht series.
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