What is the Average Miles Per Gallon for an RV (Class A, B and C)?

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What Is The Average Miles Per Gallon For An RV?

Gas seems to be going up and up every day lately. If you are thinking of purchasing an RV you may be wondering to yourself “What is the average miles per gallon for an RV?”. Well, I’ve collected information on the leading RVs in each RV class; Class A, Class B, and Class C. I have the average MPGs for the most popular RVs and a link to each RV’s official website. I hope this information will help you on your new RV adventure! And remember, it may seem like low MPGs at first, but you are hauling a whole home. That’s a lot of weight for an engine to pull and it does require more fuel. So, don’t be surprised by single digit numbers for some of these RVs!

Class A RV Fuel Efficiency

Class A RV
Class A RV

I’ve gathered information about some of the most popular Class A RV Models and their miles per gallon, as well. Using the table below I can conclude that a Class A RV can get anywhere from as low as 6 mpg to upwards of 14 mpg. Of course all of these mpg are dependent on many other factors such as weight, tires etc.. Class A RV’s are the largest of the RV classes and therefor will have some of the worst gas milage of all of the RV types. But they also can store way more items than other RV classes. Fuel efficiency is just one of many factors you’ll need to keep in mind when choosing an RV for travel.

Class A RV ModelEstimated MPGWebsite Link
Tiffin Allegro7-10Link
Winnebago Forza10-12Link
Newmar Dutch Star7-10Link
Fleetwood Bounder7-10Link
Entegra Coach Aspire10-12Link
Thor Motor Coach Tuscany8-10Link
Monaco Dynasty8-10Link
Coachmen Mirada7-10Link
Holiday Rambler Navigator7-10Link
Forest River Berkshire10-12Link
American Coach Patriot8-10Link
Gulf Stream Yellowstone7-10Link
Coach House Platinum12-14Link
Damon Avanti12-14Link
Nexus Wraith8-10Link
National RV Tradewinds7-10Link
Safari Trek8-10Link
Beaver Patriot Thunder8-10Link
Itasca Ellipse8-10Link
Foretravel Realm8-10Link
Blue Bird Wanderlodge6-8Link
Newell Coach6-8Link
Prevost H36-8Link
Country Coach Magna7-10Link
Renegade Verona8-10Link
*MPG are estimated and not guaranteed. There are many factors when averaging fuel efficiency.
Class B RV
Class B RV

Class B RV Fuel Efficiency

I’ve gathered information about some of the most popular Class B RV Models and their MPG, too. Using the table below I can conclude that a Class B RV can get anywhere from as low as 16 mpg to upwards of 18 mpg. Of course all of these mpg are dependent on many other factors such as weight, tires etc.. Class B RV’s are the smallest of the RV classes and therefor will have some of the best gas milage of all of the RV types. But they also are much smaller and can’t hold as many items than other RV classes. Which having less isn’t bad thing! Fuel efficiency is just one of many factors you’ll need to keep in mind when choosing an RV for travel. But Class B RVs give some of the best MPGs for RVs.

Class B RV ModelEstimated MPGWebsite Link
Winnebago Travato18Website
Roadtrek Zion16Website
Airstream Interstate16Website
Pleasure-Way Lexor16Website
Coachmen Galleria16Website
Leisure Travel Vans Unity18Website
Winnebago Revel16Website
Thor Sequence16Website
Forest River Solis16Website
Midwest Automotive Designs Passage18Website
Gulf Stream BT Cruiser16Website
Pleasure-Way Ascent16Website
Regency RV Xalta16Website
Winnebago Boldt18Website
Roadtrek Adventurous16Website
Pleasure-Way Plateau16Website
Leisure Travel Vans Wonder16Website
Coachmen Beyond16Website
American Coach Patriot16Website
Storyteller Overland Mode16Website
*MPG are estimated and not guaranteed. There are many factors when averaging fuel efficiency.
Class C RV at Night
Class C RV at Night

Class C RV Fuel Efficiency

Finally, I’ve gathered information about some of the most popular Class C RV Models and their miles per gallon, as well. Using the table below I can conclude that a Class C RV can get anywhere from as low as 10 mpg to upwards of 18 mpg. Of course all of these mpg are dependent on many other factors such as weight, tires etc.. Class C RV’s are the midsize of the RV classes and therefor will have some of the most middle range in gas milage of all of the RV types. But they a good middle ground for people that want a decent amount of space but still decent gas milage too! Fuel efficiency is just one of many factors you’ll need to keep in mind when choosing an RV for travel. But if you want the best of both worlds, I’d say, go for a Class C RV. I traveled in a Class C RV for years, and I found it to be the perfect size for me (or me plus a travel partner).

Class C RV ModelEstimated MPGWebsite Link
Winnebago Fuse16Website
Thor Chateau12Website
Jayco Greyhawk10Website
Coachmen Leprechaun10Website
Forest River Sunseeker10Website
Tiffin Wayfarer14Website
Dynamax Isata12Website
Pleasure-Way Plateau18Website
Coach House Platinum16Website
Gulf Stream Conquest12Website
Renegade Verona10Website
Nexus RV Ghost10Website
Born Free Leap14Website
Newmar Bay Star10Website
Holiday Rambler Prodigy12Website
Entegra Coach Esteem12Website
Fleetwood Jamboree10Website
Airstream Interstate16Website
Born Free Splendor12Website
*MPG are estimated and not guaranteed. There are many factors when averaging fuel efficiency.
RV view from above

So, Which RV Class is Best On Fuel Efficiency?

When it comes to fuel efficiency, Class B RVs (also known as camper vans) generally tend to offer better gas mileage compared to Class A and Class C RVs. Class B RVs are built on van chassis and are more compact in size, which contributes to better fuel economy.

However, it’s important to note that the gas mileage of an RV can vary depending on several factors, including the specific model, engine type, weight, driving conditions, and individual driving habits. Additionally, advancements in technology and design have resulted in improved fuel efficiency across different RV classes in recent years.

If fuel efficiency is a priority, you may consider looking into Class B RVs as they typically offer better gas mileage. However, it’s always recommended to review the specifications and consult with RV manufacturers for the most accurate and up-to-date information on fuel efficiency for specific models.

Conclusion to Average Miles Per Gallon for RVs

The average MPG (miles per gallon) for different RV classes can vary significantly due to factors such as size, weight, aerodynamics, and engine type. Here is a general overview of the average MPG for each RV class:

  1. Class A Motorhomes: On average, Class A motorhomes have lower fuel efficiency due to their larger size and heavier weight. The average MPG for Class A motorhomes typically ranges from 6 to 14 MPG.
  2. Class B Motorhomes (Camper Vans): Class B motorhomes, being smaller and built on van chassis, tend to offer better fuel efficiency. On average, Class B motorhomes can achieve around 16 to 18 MPG.
  3. Class C Motorhomes: Class C motorhomes fall between Class A and Class B in terms of size and fuel efficiency. The average MPG for Class C motorhomes is typically around 10 to 18 MPG.

It’s important to note that these MPG figures are general estimates, and actual fuel efficiency can vary based on various factors, including the specific model, driving conditions, terrain, and individual driving habits. Additionally, advancements in technology and newer RV models may offer improved fuel efficiency compared to older models.

For more accurate and up-to-date information on fuel efficiency, it’s recommended to check the specifications provided by RV manufacturers for specific models you are interested in.

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