Our Lazy Daze Motorhome

Our Lazy Daze Motorhome
2009 Lake Louise

Friday, February 24, 2012

Road Trip HD and Mileage

You probably know by now that we have a 2006 Lazy Daze "C" class motor home.  It's 27 feet long and we just love it.  You may think that the smaller motor homes get better gas mileage than the big ones.  Not really true.  Ours is a Ford 450 gasoline motor and we tow a 4000 lb Jeep.  We've tracked our gas mileage in the past, but right before we left for this trip, our friend, Kate Klein recommended an app on her blog, Road Trip HD.  It's an ios app and works great for keeping up with total miles (I know the gps will do that too!) but this app does so much more.  You can get it here.  It's $4.99 and so worth it.  On our trip to Florida, we drove 1,463 miles, used 175 gallons of gas and paid $632 for it.  RTHD calculates all this for you.  It gives us mpg at each fill-up.  No guessing or calculator.  We averaged 8.33 mpg.  On the first past of our trip we were only getting 7.83 mpg because we were driving 65-70.  We were in a hurry to have fun!!  We were on a county road, but the weather was pretty and we had no traffic.  So we boogied to the beach!  But on the last leg of the trip we drove only 50-55 and got 8.94 mpg.  That's not bad for towing!  And with the price of gas going up, up, up...it pays to slow down!!  Anyway, just thought I would throw that out in case anyone is interested in this great app!

Safe and happy travels!!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Hey Jeanne thanks for the ap info...we were keeping track but never thought of seeking out an ap or using the gps..not sure out gps does that for us..it may where its fairly new...we try to stay 55-60 and do find we get better mileage ;) have a super weeknd