Part 4: Fuel Economy Test for 2011 Monaco Vesta RV
Hello faithful viewers! Still wondering what the fuel economy is for the Monaco Vesta RV? Here is an update for you:
We recently hit 10,000 miles and we’re loving every minute. The great fuel economy for the Monaco Vesta is truly a blessing when it comes time to fill up the tank. Since June we’ve been tracking in detail the MPG using an application on our phone. We enter the mileage traveled and the exact gallons put in the tank to receive an MPG average for the last tank, and the overall average.
With 3 months under our belt here are our numbers:
12-14 MPG on the highway in perfect conditions (minimal hills, driving 55 mph, mild temperatures, etc)
8-11 MPG in the mountains (We’ve been travelling CA, WA, OR and there are more mountains than expected, with several thousand feet of elevation change, it really hurts to watch the instant MPG when travelling up and over a 4000 ft. elevation change)
10.9 MPG is our current average. We’ve spent the past few months in and out of the hills and mountains of California. I’m positive the number will continue to increase as we hit more flat land.
Of course these numbers all depend on so many variables. Here is a little detail of our travel style:
Towing a Smart Car (it’s small and weighs little)
Driving between 55 – 60 mph max at all times
Cruise control on flat roads, NO cruise control in the mountains
I rarely stomp on the pedal, gradual acceleration is key
Our coach is under weight on average by 4000 lbs
We rarely run the generator during travel (unless outside temp is in the upper 90’s)
We have found that the on board CPU is typically wrong by 2-3 MPG (it’s wrong on the high side)
I hope these details can help you achieve the best possible fuel economy. If you have any experience you’d like to share please leave a comment for us, the world wants to know!