Hour meter = miles driven

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Old 06-06-06, 07:25 AM
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Hour meter = miles driven

I am looking at a deisel that only has 10,000 miles but the hour meter (hobbs) has 2200 hours on it. I know that deisel engines last nearly 300,000 miles if maintained, but how do hours equate to miles???
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Old 06-06-06, 07:51 AM
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not that i have all the facts but, 2200 hours at an average speed of 50 mph would net a total mileage of 110,000, not 10,000. either the odometer has rolled over or the engine did alot of idle time.
 
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Old 06-06-06, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by flopshot
not that i have all the facts but, 2200 hours at an average speed of 50 mph would net a total mileage of 110,000, not 10,000. either the odometer has rolled over or the engine did alot of idle time.
Sorry Flop you're way off, please also note that I'm no expert in RV's but my 2005 Silverado has a little over 20,000 miles on it with 825 Hours on the Engine. Average 24 mph not 50.
Also we own a Mini Bobcat and we bought it with 1000 hours of use and the condition was almost like new.
So even that I don't know much about RV's I wouldn't be concerned about 2200 hours of use regardless or mileage especially on a Diesel engine.
 
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Sounds like this particular rig has had some excess idle time, but I wouldn't worry about it. Sounds like this thing is just about broke in. Compression engines don't exactly age the same as spark fired gasoline engines. I've seen A Cummins with 500,000 miles on it and read the maint reports of some with almost 1,000,000. It all depends on the maint practices of the owner. Sounds like a great buy if the price is right. Good Luck
 
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Old 06-12-06, 08:49 AM
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like i said, i don't have all the facts. but with 2200 hours i'll bet that motor has more than 10,000 miles on it or sat idleing for many hours. the numbers just don't add up.
 
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