Going down the RV route

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  1. Toffs-G

    Toffs-G Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Yesterday we settled on a Winnebago Minnie Winnie 32G, just got to pay the deposit this week and sell the Elnagh.

    I have always loved the idea of owning a Winnebago, can't wait to get it.:BigGrin:

    Must get to some shows and rallies next year.

    Cheers
    Gary and Cathy
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    we just moved on up to an rv a few weeks ago.

    you wont regret it :thumb:
     
  3. Toffs-G

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    Great:thumb:

    I can't tell you how much we are looking forward to it, look forward to seeing you en-route some time:thumb:
     
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    We are now on our third RV and for us its the only way , we love it :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I been thinking about one, but the boss is worried about fuel consumption I currently get around 28 mpg with the Transitand the 5.9 diesels only do about 15 or 16 thats a downer :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    My 5.9 turbo intercooled Cummins is doing between 16 and 18 MPG depending on the run,load etc.
    The cummins runs happily on biodiesel,so in real cost terms its doing 64 to 72 MPG,bio costing 30p per litre to produce.
    American RVs dont nead to cost the earth to run if you do your homework.
     
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    Can a Velosolex run on this stuff?

    JJ
     
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    Sorry JJ,in a word NO.:Rofl1:
     
  9. Toffs-G

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    The Minnie Winnie has a Ford 6.8l V10 petrol so I am sure it knows how to guzzle:Eeek:, we will see how it goes and maybe have an LPG conversion although that rules out using the Eurotunnel which we prefer - decisions decisions
     
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    rv

     
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    15 mpg including the generator


    We get around 15 mpg overall with running a generator a lot at the shows.

    But has your transit got:

    26 galls of water on board?

    holding tanks for black and grey water that means no trips to an elsan dump for a long weekend?

    Can you run a microwave - 1700 watts and cook anything in it or the convection oven part of it?

    Watch a real TV on 240 mains via an Invertor that puts out 1500 watts - without the generator running.

    What about a 4 kw generator? or 1600 BTU hot air heater?

    A real bathroom with a real toilet and a show that is big enough to swing a cat about in?

    Press a button and the room extends out to make it far more comfortable?

    Oh yes does that transit run all day at 1800 revs doing 55 mph .. the cruise control, the automatic transmission, the air con in the cab as well as the back end.

    The list goes on and on... once you have a yank you will never go back to a eurobox..

    As the Honda advert says.. what's the point of having a dream if you do not live it?

    I am pleased to see another Winnebago on the road with this group. There are a lot of us yanks out there, look at an of the shows and you see not one or two, but dozens and dozens these days. Perhaps they know something you do not?

    as I say in my signature.. if we had to explain you would never understand... that is until you own an RV..

    Go for it.. life is here but once..:Eeek:

    Bob
     
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    Not as big a issue as you think :Eeek::Eeek:

    If your european does say 25 to the gallon and your RV does 15

    Over a year 5000 miles this is just £470 extra nothing for the extra space and Luxury.
     
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    so are you back or still down in the sun?

     
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    That is right


    It is a case of what you get verse the cost.. Yes we look around for cheaper fuel, but I do that in the car as well. But in the RV you get so much extra value that you would soon understand why you have to pay more for the fuel.. but then we can haul a ton of goods more than most europeans motor homes.

    No contest as far as I am concerned.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Your Hymer was designed to run on it,and your Iveco will run on it with no problems at all.:thumb:
     
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    not yet gone

     
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    few, if any petrol Rvs get more than 10 mpg , converted to LPG the mpg is less .. about 8mpg .. Diesel RV 12-14 mpg

    Cost per mile Petrol = 51p, over 5,000 ml = £2550

    Cost per mile LPG = 39p, over 5,000 ml = £1950

    Cost per mile Diesel = 36p, over 5,000 ml = £1800

    Diesel Motorhome doing 25 mpg = 20.5p per mile , cost for 5,000 ml = £1025


    An LPG conversion costs about £3k .. on the above figures it will be six years or 30,000 miles before pay back .
     
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    RV versus Eurobox

    I had 2.8 td Fiat before the RV 8.1 petrol/autogas V8 and on the same 250 mile trip in both vans there was only approx £20 fuel difference running the rv on gas.
    No comparison in comfort in my opinion well worth the extra. My diesel fiat only returned about 23 mpg if you drove sensible, less if you had to hurry.
     
  20. motor roamin

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    I don't care what it doe's to the gallon, I like my RV, I like the Comfort, I like the space and I like it's carrying and towing capacity.

    I guess I like it.

    And guess what you will like yours ENJOY.

    Rick and Rosie.
     
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