Which Motorhomes Get The Best Gas Mileage?

Which Motorhomes Get The Best Gas Mileage?

There are a  few key factors to this question, the biggest of which is: what class of motorhome is being referenced in these questions? Another thing to keep in mind is that ‘green’ is an alternative, an extra luxury, not necessarily something that comes standard with the vehicle. That being said, there are a few that rise to the occasion and provide not only better gas mileage, but alternatives in design, customization, and color.

The top is a Class “C” Itasca Navion Motorhome. It can hold up to six people and it is diesel-powered. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds, and it is a favorite with conservationists who own motorhomes, since it only uses 18-20 miles per gallon.

The Itasca Reyo 25 “Q” is the biggest, in Class “A”, also diesel-powered. Despite its enormous size, the Itasca Reyo gets 18 miles to the gallon. Customer ratings are five-star, partially due to the smooth handling of the vehicle.

(It should be noted here that these two models are now under the Winnebago name. They are still available for sale).

Last but not least, the RoadTrek Adventurous RS, which is fuel-efficient while mainting a height that makes sense for the customer. With ceilings over 6 feet, there is plenty of head space.

If you’re looking for a more environment-friendly motorhome, you may want to consider one of the above options.

What is a motorhome rally?

If you’re new to the world of RVs, “boondocking” and a more nomadic lifestyle, you may be unaware of the large community of RV owners who participate in rallies. Unlike what one normally thinks of when considering vehicles and rallies, an RV rally is more like a convention, a gathering of like minded individuals who share a passion for RVs and the lifestyle that goes with them. Rallies are held all over the world, and there are several popular sites across the U.S. with either local chapters, RV brands, or regional groups.

You can expect a wide range of activities at a rally, including meet and greets with the community, seminars, safety training, and even entertainment and arts and crafts. They are often family friendly events (a good idea for family vacations, perhaps), and are hosted by RV brands themselves or by various groups of RV owners. Your RV Lifestyle has an excellent write-up about what you can expect from a rally, what activities are available, and links to sites that have rally calendars available for those interested.

RV Clubs also has a 2018-2019 calendar of events, rallies, and the like available, although events only go through March 2019. Others will be added as they are confirmed.

If you’re interested in checking out the RV lifestyle, take a look at the Family Motor Home Association and consider joining a local chapter.

1970 Austin Camper Home

There are RVs, and then there are RVs. This is something you won’t see every day, and actually its the first one we’ve ever seen. It’s from the 70s, it’s an Austin, and it’s a camper home on wheels.

This one came up for auction recently, and although it’s not an RV motorhome most people reading this will be able to swing by and pick up (because it’s in Norfolk, England), it’s interesting nonetheless. It’s being auctioned by Anglia Car Auctions, though, for anyone who is in that area and wants this motorhome.

From the auctioneers: “This conversion was completed in 2016 just three months before it became a finalist in George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year. It has featured in many newspaper articles, copies of which are provided. It was also invited to Carfest North and South following it’s success where they were greeted by DJ Chris Evans. Fitted with a Nissan 2.3 diesel engine. Last MoT’d in 2016. The vendor has included some photos of the rebuild.” They estimate the bid will be between 9 and 12,000 pounds.

1970 Austin Camper Home