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    Hi, I am considering going mobile again, I opened a Salon about 2 yrs ago, but really miss my wheels. I am considering a WNT Elite. My question is if anyone has one and what kind of gas milage are you getting. Also if you do not have one, but use an onan 7000 gen, do you know how much fuel it uses per hour?

    Im in Atlanta, and Fuel is about $3. per gal.

    Any help/advise despite what unit you have would be great.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Hey there,

    I did not have an Elite - just a Pet Pro, but I was only getting about 6 to 8 MPG. I cannot imagine that the Elite gets better mileage. Now my Sprinter gets 27 miles to the gallon!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by barknpurr View Post
      Hey there,

      I did not have an Elite - just a Pet Pro, but I was only getting about 6 to 8 MPG. I cannot imagine that the Elite gets better mileage. Now my Sprinter gets 27 miles to the gallon!
      Wow! 27 miles to the gallon. That's great. I keep looking at that Sprinter. I just don't know if I want to take that deep of a plunge. But with the prices of gas these days, it keeps looking better and better. I was looking at a very small trailer that I could tow with an economical car but I don't know if that would be a big pain. I know it would cost alot less initially. Decisions, decisions.......p.s. barknpurr I hope your not flooded there. My grandma used to live right down the road from you in Bayville. Even normal rain flooded her street. My mom said everything was aok in Sussex Co. but said there was alot of flooding thruout the state. Stay safe

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      • #4
        Originally posted by goldiphlox View Post
        Wow! 27 miles to the gallon. That's great. I keep looking at that Sprinter. I just don't know if I want to take that deep of a plunge. But with the prices of gas these days, it keeps looking better and better. I was looking at a very small trailer that I could tow with an economical car but I don't know if that would be a big pain. I know it would cost alot less initially. Decisions, decisions.......p.s. barknpurr I hope your not flooded there. My grandma used to live right down the road from you in Bayville. Even normal rain flooded her street. My mom said everything was aok in Sussex Co. but said there was alot of flooding thruout the state. Stay safe
        I don't know Goldi, I think that the weight of the water that you have to carry with even a small car, negates whatever great gas mileage you think you are going to get... I could be wrong though.

        Thanks for the well wishes. I am in an area that has a real drainage system- definitely not Bayville. We faired well. Nothing major happened here. We were expecting the worst and were pleasantly surprised. It seems that more damage happened inland even though this was a nor'easter. Tons of rivers over flowed, lots of localized flooding too. I think there are some estimates of about 10 inches in areas. If it was snow, we were looking at over 9 feet!

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        • #5
          Onan

          Thanks for the info so far. I did find on Onans web site that I should expect my gen to use about 1 gal per hour, (less if not loaded, More if on full load)I usually run it all day. So for an 8 hr day at $3. per gal, well $24 for the gen.

          As for the truck, yes it probably eats gas, Like a Cocker in the cookie jar.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by barknpurr View Post
            Hey there,

            Now my Sprinter gets 27 miles to the gallon!
            I have a Sprinter (the 3500 extended body) and one the open road I get approx. 21 mpg. I have a very small territory for my grooming business so that drastically reduces my mpg ... I avg. 7-9 mpg. I even had the dealership check my engine because Curtis kept telling me others were getting better mileage that I am. With the weight of the equipment, the stainless steel tub and water tanks, I don't see how others Sprinter vans are getting such good mileage.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PoodlePal View Post
              I have a Sprinter (the 3500 extended body) and one the open road I get approx. 21 mpg. I have a very small territory for my grooming business so that drastically reduces my mpg ... I avg. 7-9 mpg. I even had the dealership check my engine because Curtis kept telling me others were getting better mileage that I am. With the weight of the equipment, the stainless steel tub and water tanks, I don't see how others Sprinter vans are getting such good mileage.
              You are getting that kind of mileage with a diesel? That is even worse than 18 wheelers mpg. Something is not right. I have the extended length Sprinter too. My radius is only max 10 miles, but more like 5 to 7 tops.

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              • #8
                Too many possiblity

                The first thing that comes to mind is the braking system.Only because the other stuff is less important.Feel the center of all four rims near the lugs and see if any of them are rediculously hot after normal driving route. If so have them test your abs system.Beyond that a slipping tranny or torg converter,clogged or malfunctioning cat.Gremlins.
                You can go test drive another one at the dealer and see if there is something you can feel that is different.Just allow for the weight difference. Just make sure it is not the brakes hanging up.

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                • #9
                  About 7

                  I have a WGNT Elite and go through about 200 miles between fill ups. I usually fill when it is between 1/2 and 1/4 tank. I am putting in about 30 gallons at a pop. So figuring all that I am getting about 7 miles per gallon.
                  Most days I put about 50 miles and run the generator about 6 hours total.
                  Hope that gives you an idea.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Doug. I'll check those things out.

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                    • #11
                      i own a pet pro by wnt and i pump gas every other day when i work 6hr days and everyday when working 8 to 10hr days and i pump 30 to 50 dollars depending on the days i believe i pump gas 3x a week and also my generator is always on just try to keep your routes tight and you will be fine.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NUNGUIS View Post
                        i own a pet pro by wnt and i pump gas every other day when i work 6hr days and everyday when working 8 to 10hr days and i pump 30 to 50 dollars depending on the days i believe i pump gas 3x a week and also my generator is always on just try to keep your routes tight and you will be fine.
                        Gosh - I can't even imagine that any longer. Plus, how often do you need to fill up on propane? I don't miss that at all. I am filling up every 10 days or longer and only about $50 a pop. Yes, I do have a tight route as well.

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                        • #13
                          barknpurr with a wnt van you don't need propane it takes the gas directly out of your gas tank,and yes it is o lot of money for gas but i just think that it's 1 dog's fee every other day not that bad when you get used to it, i also don't have a payment on the van we bought it cash so my overhead seems low when i do the math.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NUNGUIS View Post
                            barknpurr with a wnt van you don't need propane it takes the gas directly out of your gas tank,and yes it is o lot of money for gas but i just think that it's 1 dog's fee every other day not that bad when you get used to it, i also don't have a payment on the van we bought it cash so my overhead seems low when i do the math.
                            My WNTs needed propane to heat the water - you don't have that feature? Here in NJ it was a bear trying to find someone to fill it. I do think that you have the best way of owning a WNTs. Pay it off and the all of the incidentals do not hurt as much. Yes, gas is a tax write off, but it is also money out of your pocket until April.

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                            • #15
                              Many things are a write off gas unfortunately is not a very effective one becuase it is a consumable which does not increase your gross as a result of it's use.Like addvertising or a second van.It's not as much fun as a groom cruise or a three or four day stay at hershey. It's just money out the window to keep the engines running.It's not a tremendous amount of money only a few thousand a year,so why increase a customers price by one or two dollars each.That only adds up to a few thousand also. If it's not important on one hand how it is important on the other?For that matter why not lower your price a couple bucks if it is not that much you surely wont miss it.

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