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Old 12-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #15
Lyle & Margie
2008 28' International CCD
Lakeside , California
Join Date: May 2009
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69trotter: Here is our experience, as limited, as it is.

In September of ‘08, we purchased a new ’08 GMC Yukon ½ ton hybrid (2wd). We have two daughters that live in Northern California, (San Mateo & Modesto). Every couple months we take a trip to visit them and the grandkids. We take I-5 from, our home in San Diego to Los Banos and then either the 152 to San Mateo or the 165 to Modesto. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that route, it includes two trips over the “grapevine”.

With an average speed of 70-75 mph, we get 22+ mpg. At an average speed of 55 mph we have gotten 25+ mpg. Around town I average 21 mpg and the wife gets 20. If you have driven a hybrid, you know, how you drive will have an affect your mileage.

In May, we purchased a used ’08, 28ft, CCD International. Since then, with the AS in tow, we’ve taken a couple of trips:

The first one was to Los Banos, Toscano RV, (900+ miles round trip), to have some Warranty Service on the AS completed. For this trip we set the cruise at 55 mph, we averaged 14+ mpg round trip. At one point, over 200 mile stretch, we averaged 15+ mpg.

A couple of months ago we completed our second trip. We attended the Four Corners Unit rally in Albuquerque NM for the Balloon Fiesta (thanks again 4CU for allowing us to attend that great event). We went from Albuquerque to Monterey CA. We were gone for three weeks, and put 3322 miles on the odometer (average cruise at 62 mph). We averaged 13.4 mpg (this appears to be as much as 20 to 30% improvement over a gas powered, non-hybrid TV). We do however try to travel light with the AS @ 6200 lbs. By the way, the Yukon has a 6.0, 332 hp, with 367 ft/lbs of torque and a 308 rear end. In spite of the tall gearing (for better gas mileage), we have been over the Grapevine several times at the speed limit (55 mph).

Here are a couple of articles that may be of interest to you:

Lyle & Margie

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #16
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Great information. Thanks so much!

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