Originally Posted by bfred
We own a 2003 396XL and enjoy it. You will always have a little issue here and there, but the secret is preventive maintenace. We have 53,000 miles on ours. the average is 8.5mpg. @ 1750 rpms. which will put you down the road at 61-64mph.
If you want to Michael, give me a call at 248-529-3189.
Best of luck on your MH.
I know your unit is a bit heavier than our Clipper, but we get consistently over 11 MPG and on the last 22000 miles averaged 11.38 MPG with all gallons converted to Canadian. If you use the 20% conversion, that still gives over 9MPG US gallons. I still believe we got better milage with less of these expensive attachments to "improve milage" on the newer units. I drove a new 2009 IH for the last few months before I retired, and it sucked up more fuel, on the same run,than the 2000 model I had before.
I agree with the preventive maintenace program, and do everything you can yourself. That way you get to know your unit, and minor breakdowns will be easier to handle ----- unless your better half blames you for everthing??