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Old 08-18-2016, 06:12 PM   #1
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Looking at buying a 96 coach house but can't find what the mpg are. Any ideas?
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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Without knowing the make and model of the chassis, I'd say in the range of 12-14mpg.
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It's a 192TB with a dodge chassis, but the motor was replaced with a V8 jasper motor so I'm not sure how big of a difference what would make
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Unsure what the rebuilt engine will offer, but I can find fueleconomy.com lists a 1996 dodge van as 13mpg city and 16mpg highway for a 1500 with a three speed to 12 mpg city and 16mpg highway for a 3500 with a four speed.

Those are for a stock chassis, add in all the motorhome weight and you could be looking at 10mpg ish. That's a pure guess.

Don't get hung up on mileage though. Enjoy the freedom the van gives you and the money you would save if you went away and stayed in hotels instead of in the van.
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The vehicle with be for living not vacation. It's hard narrowing down the best choice for either. Thank you for the help.
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if it's for living- then mpg doesn;t much matter.

however, the motor will be early EFI and less efficient than a 99 or 2000 +. and a 3 spd or maybe 3 spd with OD tranny, the rear axle ratio will also have a huge effect on the mpg.
I would guess at 65 mph you might see 10~12

for living, take the time to check the rv systems and roof. interior for signs of leaks

I think I saw the ad for this rv- I'd take the mounting of the stereo in the dash as an indicator of how it's been taken care of and the standard of work the owner is willing to accept- nice artwork too!

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