Advice for a Newbie please

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  1. DaddyPaddey

    DaddyPaddey Read Only Funster

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    I am thinking of upgrading to a Bessacar E435 with uprated 2.8 engine. Does anyone have any idea what I might expect by way of mpg-or advice generally before I sign on the dotted line. thanks in anticipation.
     
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    dont know about the bessy but i had a swift kontiki, 3850kg with a 2.8 TD engine

    consistant 26mpg at 60/65mph and 25mpg towing a vauxhall corsa on an A frame.

    wish i could get the same mileage now :cry:
     
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    Advice for a Newbie

    Thank you-that's encouraging as I only get 26mpg with my Autocruise Vista [2 berth] with the 1.9 TDI Boxer engine
     
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    Hmmm PJ is doing bloody well..
    My Miller with the same lump returns an average 22 mpg at anything over 55.. 21 mpg when towing ( but it is a BIG van and we run pretty darned close to the plated weight of 4.1 tonnes )
     
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    Over the past 5 months we have got 26mpg average, thats going down to Spain and coming back, in a Swift Kontiki 645 2007 3 ltre engine:thumb:
     
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    checked over many tankfuls :thumb:
     
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    Me too ..
    I reckon it has a lot to do with the height of our van,,, It really is pretty tall with a large forward overhead.. About as aerodynamic as a block of flats in fact :Eeek: :Smile:
     
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    fuel consumption

    We have an Autotrail Arapaho with the 3lt 160 multijet, it has been chipped just been up the M6 and managed (according to the onboard computer) 28.5mpg at a steady 60mph using the cruise control.
    That was constant over 100 miles, though would add that there was very little wind, we have had 29mpg being pushed along by the wind and also driving into a good blow it has dropped to 20mpg.

    So it`s really down to the conditions and your right foot.
     
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