Big adventure in the U.K

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  1. Big Adventure

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    G'day everyone, my family and i are coming to the U.K next June 2013, we have hired a Chausson flash 02/04 (3birth). We are traveling for 32 nights.
    Can anyone tell me what the weather will be like? We are looking at doing around 2000miles, does the Chausson have good fuel economy? I have converted mph to kmh and would think i would stick to no faster than 55mph that is around 90kmh, does this sound reasonable? Thanks for any help :thanks:
     
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    your speed is about right for fuel economy what mpg you will get really depends on the van as well as for the weather this is the uk mate bring clothing for all weathers rain,snow,storms,heatwaves etc but whatever te weather you will enjoy it
    have fun
     
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    We dont know the weather next week!!:Laughing:

    Just one thing - met some Kiwis a couple of months ago. They said they came over here and bought a new van used it for a couple of weeks over here and shipped it back (via and Australian company that does this). They then run it for a Year -18 months over there and sell it. Apparently pays for their trip and expenses with a little profit!!:Laughing:
     
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    You'll see more if you travel by day:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    But seriously (if you can get serious on this site:Wink:) where do you intend to visit - Scotland, Cornwall, continental Europe - and where do you intend to stay - campsites, CLs, wildcamp?:Smile:
     
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    If you come to Wales bring an umbrella !:helptitanic::rain:
     
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    Hiya! There was a comment on TV last night someone was talking about a cricket match in Yorkshire that was being televised in June some years ago, when we were having a heatwave and people had been sunbathing and eating ice-cream etc, and the broadcast came through showing pics of the pitch covered in 1 and a half inches of snow. Next day - back to the heatwave. :Rofl1:

    In 1976 we had an official goverment declared drought, and the last few years on and off we've all been building arks. In between getting sunburned.

    Lick your finger and stick it in the air. Your guess from where you're sat right now is as accurate as our guess sitting here, frankly! :Doh:

    What SHOULD June be like? - pleasantly warm with/without light breezes and an occasional shower. Cooler in the earlier morning and evening.
     
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    Hi BA and welcome :thumb:sedge(jenny) has given you what the weather should be like ( ish )
    Your van will give around 25 to 30 mpg anything more count as a bonus :Wink: work on aprox £ 6 per gallon and campsites around £15 to 20 per night.:BigGrin:It is usualy a few degrees warmer in the south than the north so depending on where you start work from south of the country to the noth that way you should in theory get better weather come July in the north :Smile:ENJOY
    terry
     
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    25-30mpg sounds about right. Probably closer to 25 though.

    Weather. Plan for anything from snow to 35C. As previous posters have said we have pretty unpredictable weather here with absolutely no consistency. We had declared drought conditions and a hosepipe ban this year at the same time as we were having floods, go figure.

    I hope you enjoy your trip over.:thumb:
     
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    If you come to the UK bring an umbrella :Rofl1:
     
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    Highly unlikely to snow in June !! unless you are on top of a Scottish mountain.
    What is nice is extremely long Days, from about 4.30 am until 10.00 pm.:thumb:
    In all probability it will be pleasantly warm with some rain showers & some sunshine but this can't be nailed on.
     
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    Hello
    If you do a mix of caravan parks and wild camping it will save you a fortune. Wild camping in Scotland is a lot easier than England but both are good. Come prepared with the correct clothes for the conditions. To take a motorhome back to Oz you have to stay here for over 12 months and meet many other conditions to get permission from the Australian Government. I have been here for eight months and am having a ball. Hope to see you when you arrive.:thumb:
     
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    G'day we are starting in Salisbury and heading towards Wales then to the Lakes district, Scotland, York, Cambridge then ending in Crystal palace. I have booked caravan parks all the way round, i also joined the caravan club.
     
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    Thanks for the info, we are only hiring the motor home as we are heading into Europe for 2months after (minus the van) I have booked caravan parks throughout, i must say the cost of caravan parks is much cheaper than in Australia! Cheers!
     
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    G'day thanks for the info, i have booked caravan parks all the way round and you are spot on for the cost:thumb: The U.K is much cheaper for site fees than Australia, we pay a fortune! Thanks for the info re mpg, hard to work out the cost over such a long distance not knowing the roads etc but good to get an idea.
    Cheers
     
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