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  1. Scout

    Scout Funster

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    Hi everyone I've been reading lots of posts on this great site and now got our motorhome, an autotrail arapaho 2011. We love the van but only getting 21mpg on a run at 70mph, do you think that's about right, I was thinking it should be nearer 28-30mpg-it's 6 speed manual ?
    thanks Lyndon :Smile:
     
  2. sb8263

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    :welcome: We have a 08 autotrail automatic and i average 25 mpg on motorway run,,drops to just oner 20 around town......:Sad:
     
  3. laurieash

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    Yes thats about right i have a Autotrail 700
     
  4. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to the Fun!

    It's perhaps not a good idea to work out how much your motorhome costs to run :Sad: just enjoy every moment :thumb:
     
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  5. Scout

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    Yes your probably right there. We are of to Swiss farm at Henley this bank holiday so that should be nice !!
     
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    MPG

    Hi we have a 2011 Comanche with the 3 litre manual box speeds upto 65 mph without towing the smart car 23-25 mpg, towing the smart upto 60mph returns 20 -22 mpg.

    this is by the on board computer wich can or cannot be accurate, but is consistient, when i purchased the van I guessed that I would get about 20mpg so that what I use to estimate cost of fuel for trips

    enjoy your new van :BigGrin:
     
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    Welcome to Fun

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    :welcome:
     
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    Hi Scout and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hello :thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    Wyn
     
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    :fatbuddha: remember to wave at other motorhomes - it's a requirement.
     
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    MPG about what would be expected. If you're not in a rush stay below 65mph, you may find a significant improvement.
     
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    try 55 ish you may find a big difference to 70
     
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    Hi and welcome to fun, like Reallyretired says you should improve the mpg just that bit slower, the beauty of the motorhome we find is the journey as well, as you get into it the feeling that you are on holiday as soon as you turn the ignition key kicks in. :flyingwelcome:
     
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    3 1/2 tonnes of metal in the shape of a brick is never going to get fantastic mpg. however the difference between 55mph and 70mph can be 5mpg or more
     
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    I set the cruise at 58 mph and get around 33-35mpg on a 2.5 ltr automatic which I am happy with.The beauty of having a motorhome is not to dash around but pootle and enjoy!:thumb:
     
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    I'm numerically dyslexic so not able to break this info down...but
    I fill my tank £80 just before Easter 2014 (diesel)
    I then get 345 miles before I refill
    Automatic and try to keep at 50 mph

    Don't know if this is good/bad I just enjoy getting away :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:

    You'll find me in with the lorries at 56mph. :Smile:
     
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