25' coachbuilt on 2.3 jtd - is the engine big enough?

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  1. lib

    lib Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    I have been looking at a Bessacarr E795 but it is only on the 2.3 jtd engine.

    Has anyone got one?

    Does anyone know if the engine is big enough for such a large van and what mpg can I expect?

    thanks
     
  2. aba

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    it certainly wont be quick but whats the hurry when your on holiday.
    realistic figures for something of that size depending on road conditions winds etc.
    about 22-28mpg seems to be what people tend to quote but there are so many variables including your right foot.
     
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    MPG

    We have a 2009 Swift Bolero Compact with a 2.3 130 bhp engine, weighing 3300KG, the body is a low profile and we get about 30ish mpg driven sensibly,
     
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    The 2.3 engine develops 130bhp @ 3600rpm, the old 2.8jtd which you probably currently have , and was used in the old Bessacar 765 develops 127bhp. So you would think that the new engine would give comparable performance.

    Lunarman
     
  5. Chris

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    We have that engine. I think ours is 4000kg laden.

    It seems to cope ok. I have had 85 mph out of it before it really started rattling:BigGrin:

    Pulls ok. you might need to change down to 4 th on some of the bigger motorway hills but it's not a problem.

    I know nothing about engines but it seems ok to me:thumb:

    Mpg between 21 and 27 depending on right foot.
     
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    We have one and average around 28mpg :thumb:
     
  7. motorhomelover

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    IN ONE WORD .........NO
    all euro motorhomes are underpowered
    if you want real power go for a great American RV lots of power better space and higher level of equipment
    my RV is 7.4 V 8 with LPG can tow a 3 ton trailer as if its not there
    :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Real power, wasted:RollEyes:
     
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    get it chipped and enjoy if you are worried about mpg think again or look for the same model but with a 2.8 jtd


    but remember dont hurry therefore no worry youron holiday:Cool:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    you forgot to say 10 mpg ...
     
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  11. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    Isn't that a bit like suggesting to someone, who's asking about whether a Kindle has a good enough screen to read by (battery life: weeks), that they'd be better off with a tablet (battery life: days) because it does more?

    No hang on...more like telling them they'd be better off with a laptop (battery life: hours).

    When I can think of a reason for towing a 3 ton trailer maybe I'll reconsider :Wink:
     
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