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Average mileage of different engine setups
#11
Steve we just finished a 2400 mile trip on our series 60 the silver leaf said 7.6. I drive 63 with the cruise on pulling a Chevy HHR about 3300lbs
Joe Galowitch
1998 Newell
Coach 459 45 foot 1 slide
#12
We have the 6V92 Silver DD engine.....350 horsepower with after cooled turbo. We pull an enclosed car trailer. Coach (36') weighs 29,000 lbs., and trailer with car (2001 VW Beetle) weighs in around 7,000 lbs. Have been traveling full time since 2012 and average around 6.5 to 7 mpg for the last 64,000 miles. Have around 167,000 miles on the odometer. As others have indicated, terrain has an impact. We set cruise control at 60 mph....that is our sweet spot for best mileage.

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale F600
Cannondale Bad Boy
Intense 5.5 MTB
http://whatsnewell.blogspot.com
#13
This is great info! Mike, thanks for getting back to me. Joe and whatsnewell, thanks for sharing your input! 60 or low 60s seems to be the mph range for mileage. I guess torque level must be high enough with these engines at the lower speeds to navigate the hills. Good to know!
Steve Burleson 

Retiring soon and beginning the search for my first Newell.

Current RV: 2006 Keystone Raptor 3018 Toyhauler 30'
Previously owned: 1989 Rockwood Driftwood 35' gasser, 1978 Georgie Boy 28' 
#14
Of all our coaches our Cummins got the best mileage at about 9 but not sure that helps since I don’t think Newell used them.  Our 8v92 got about 4 towing a Jeep and running the generator.  Our current coach has an S60 and gets close to 7 according to VMSPc and the DDEC control panel.  I don’t buy coaches for fuel mileage and in the big scheme of things that is the least expensive part of owning one.  It is still cheaper than flying/hotel/rent car for two or more people to travel anywhere.
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#15
Steve,
We have an 08 with the C15 600 bhp 1850 lbs torque CAT and Allison transmission. There is approximately 63000 miles on the odometer. The SilverLeaf dash shows over the life of the coach it has averaged 4.6 mpgs.

Reese Cantrell
Newell Coach 1242
#16
Pairodice and Rcantrell, thank you so much for your input!
Steve Burleson 

Retiring soon and beginning the search for my first Newell.

Current RV: 2006 Keystone Raptor 3018 Toyhauler 30'
Previously owned: 1989 Rockwood Driftwood 35' gasser, 1978 Georgie Boy 28' 
#17
I took this picture today before I filled up in MT. As you can see it covers 1125 miles from Rapid City, SD (last fill up) to Glacier National Park and area. I am very happy with this fuel mileage considering the hills and mountains in route. I think I posted earlier, but I picked up over 1/2 mpg when I had thenvalves adjusted in Big Cabin, OK.


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Mike & Jeannie Ginn
2000 Newell #555
2013 Chevy Avalanche
#18
   

Series 60, 12.7L. I drive 63 to 65 Mph

This mixed driving from Florida to Maine towing the Subie.

This approximately 1 mpg higher than when I first bought the coach. I think the contributors to the mileage in order of importance are adjusting the overhead, new radiator, and low restriction muffler.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#19
I guess I must be the winner for poor fuel mileage. 5.0 towing a 7000 lb trailer. Not much difference on the prairies of Kansas or over the Rockies. I drive like a grandma.  It is interesting to note that diesel is one of the smallest budget expenses after full timing for two years.
Guy & Sue
1984 Classic 40' #59


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