'73 220 restoration and updating

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Travco Model: 220
Location: North Central Ontario

Re: '73 220 restoration and updating

Unread post by Woodsman » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:19 pm

KB2CRK wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:54 am
Just so you know those newer 200,000 dollar units don't get any better fuel economy than the Travco....
Really. If they haven't improve the mileage they really haven't improved on a Travco from what I saw. A lot of sizzle but not much steak.

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Re: '73 220 restoration and updating

Unread post by KB2CRK » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:28 pm

I get about 8 MPG out of our Travco pulling a 2016 Dodge Journey on a dolly. I will be putting fuel injection on the 440 to make it easier to start and hoping I might get 1 to 2 mpg better mileage out of it. The gasoline powered 200,000 dollar rigs with their ford
gas v10s were listed between 8 and 10 mpg. I have a friend with a V10 in their Ford pu and it only gets 8 mpg so I believe the RV builders might be a little generous with their numbers. The Class C sprinters do better with the diesel but they are expensive. The diesel pushers or super Cs are good for 8 to 10 mpg. There have been a few who have done a diesel conversion to the Travcos and are getting 15.

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