about to set off on my first decent trip

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  1. g4jnw

    g4jnw Read Only Funster

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    am off on my first decent trip next week and am wondering what i can expect n costs from my campervan fuel cost wise, I have only had one fill which was right from empty when i picked it up and that was £100.

    Its down to 3/4 full now and have done 135 miles but thats on short distance trips.

    Its a 1995 Boxer 350 lwb and diesel 2.5D (non turbo)

    will be doing about 1000 miles I guess
     
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    Roughly what you have left plus 2 more tank fulls I should think
     
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    To be honest, I wouldn't let fuel consumption spoil my holiday. You will be relaxed driving, hopefully, so mpg should be reasonable.
    Don't be obsessed about it, fill it up, as and when needed, and just enjoy yourselves. No body cares whether you get 10 or 40 mpg. You won't get a medal for good fuel consumption.

    Craig
     
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    I agree, just relax drive easy and have a great time. You will find your own level of driving, I find on motorways and dualcarrage ways if I stick to 60 and 50 on main roads I return good averages in consumption. Driving a motorhome is very different from driving a car, there's no rush so enjoy the journey.

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    Enjoy the ride.:thumb:

    And have a great time.
     
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    Provided you don't go over 60 you can take guess at 25 mpg (ish).

    These big bricks start to cost a lot over 60, you're pushing a lot of air out of the way.

    1000 / 25 = 40 gals = 182 L = about £250.

    It is a problem, we go away for a weekend and fuel is the biggest item. We just did the Goth meet, nearly a tank full = £90 and the pitch £20.
     
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    Have a superb trip... I am sure you will love it...

    When calculating mpg costs don't forget to subtract the price of hotel rooms, teas and coffees at the cafe and the restaurant meals in the evenings.

    Should work out at about 123 miles per gallon...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    same here heading from Elgin to daughters just outside Coventry 500 miles door to door usually takes 8 hours in the car NO idea how long it wiil take in the MH so will stop over somewhere (as leaving at 1pm today)
    I am working on the basis that 25mpg average and anything more is a bonus.

    hope you enjoy your trip

    Ron
     
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    We used to be obsessed with working out the fuel consumption but can't be bothered now. Like the others have said a relaxed foot goes a long way towards saving fuel.
     
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    Thanks everyone, yes looking forward to our first "real" trip doing a mixture of booked sites and wildcamping, most important thing is packing my fishing gear and the dog, may have room for the good lady :Rofl1:
     
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    Our Elnagh was on a Peugeot and we used to return 25 to 28 mpg sticking to 60mph etc on motorways. We were over 3500kg so you should be fine at about that but as mentioned on here just enjoy stay relaxed .

    Have a great time

    Cheers
    G
     
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    The main thing don't forget the corkscrew, enjoy your journey we always make the journey part of the holiday, much different feeling travelling in a motorhome than a car.
     
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    that's us just back from our first long trip 1050 miles and averaged about 25mpg but what I found interesting was that I was getting more MPG on the motorway part sitting at 65-70mph about 29mpg than I was on the A9 heading down to the motorway only got about 22mpg at 50 -60mph can only assume it was because on Motorway was in 5th gear all the way but on A9 I was having to go down to 4th quite a few times for slow moving lorries - caravans
    Had a great few days away
     
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