Miles in a Motorhome

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, May 19, 2008.

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How many miles Do You do in a year

  1. 1-3000

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  2. 3-6000

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    42.2%
  3. 6-9000

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    31.1%
  4. 10000+

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  1. Jim

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    Talking to a motorhome dealer at Newbury that reckons 3000 is the average mileage per year for the second hand vehicles he part exchanges. I thought this was on the low side. Is it? I have done 12500 in the last 12 months.

    How many miles do you do a year in your motorhome?
     
  2. TJ-RV

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    Jim,

    I can't speak for the UK, but that would appear low for the U.S. Heck, we did 10,000 miles on our maiden voyage (14 weeks, across the southern states, around the maritime provinces of eastern Canada, then back home via the northern states).
     
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    Hey Tom, you obviously do not pay the same for your fuel as we do!:cry:
     
  4. Geo

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    On the M25 Tom you'll be lucky to do 14 Miles in 10,000 weeks:Rofl1:
    Geo
     
  5. TJ-RV

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    Not yet, but we're fast catching up.

    I'll let you into a secret ..... the motivation for the maiden voyage was that, by taking delivery out of state and keeping the coach out of state for 90 days, we didn't have to pay sales tax. That was a savings of $15,000. Since diesel was IIRC less than $2/gallon at that time, I figured we could use the tax savings to pay for the trip (fuel and campgrounds).

    We had only 3 fixed waypoints:

    1. A rally of my forum members in Moab, Utah.

    2. See the kids in Kentucky.

    3. Home at the end of the trip.

    Everything else was unplanned. We'd get up in the morning and toss a coin to decide if we'd go or stay. If it came up heads, we'd stick a pin in the map and off we'd go.
     
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  6. TJ-RV

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    I've heard lots of stories of the M25. We have a few freeways like that here, but we also have hundreds of miles in between with little or not traffic.
     
  7. geofliz

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    Sometimes if we are very lucky we can go a mile or so with no traffic.
     
  8. Thepips

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    Will you stop it Tom!
    You're making me jealous. I spent a few years working for companies based in Utah (Provo, Orem and Lindon) and then for one in the Bay area. Barbara and I drove down I-15 to Vegas visiting Bryce and Zion canyons but ran out of time before we got to Arches. Possibly some of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. We then flew onto our son's in Sacramento who was just flying home from a friends beach house at Pismo beach. Watching the video just about every type of motorised vehicle seemed to be blasting around in any direction. If it's really like that it must be one of the most insane places ever!

    Regards
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    ps love the boat. What is it?
     
  9. Thepips

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    I left the bay area at 4pm on a Friday evening and finally arrived at Sacramento at 11pm! The first 25 miles took 3 hours. Think I'll keep to the M25!
     
  10. highwayman

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    We got ours three years ago and it had done 14,000miles in seven years.
    We've since put another 16000 on it in those three years.
    We met a couple at the weekend who've done 90,000 in the last five years, :Eeek: albeit
    full time travelling :thumb:


    regards...nige
     
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    Hi Jim,

    This sounds like yet another ploy to shaft people when trading in.That figure seems to be going down,last time I changed the salesman told me the average was 5500 per year.Still that will appeal to the "half gallon rally mob":Laughing::Laughing:
    3000 miles a year,my motor has not warmed up at that :Laughing::Laughing:.
     
  12. andyman

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    I reckon we will do 1500 miles on our trip to Franceext week. I hope in total we will manage arround 5000 mile this year.
     
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    I've done 3000 miles between September and April and will now probably knock up 8000 miles over the next 6 months which means my Van at 2.5 years old will have covered 13000 miles. As the Dealer who sells it to his next prospective customer will say not even run in yet.
    It's nothing to do with the mileage i believe its down to how much use the Habitation area has had.:thumb:
     
  14. pappajohn

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    it all depends if we 'do' europe.

    last trip to spain was a little over 2000mls but this year i'v done about 300mls.:thumb:

    some of us just cant get away as often as we'd like.:Angry:
    fuels not the issue, yet, its finding the time.
    money spent on fuel = money spent on flights,accomodation, food ect so whats the difference, cost wise.:Doh:

    john.
     
  15. TJ-RV

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    Doug,

    I worked for Bay Area companies for over 30 years, including while we lived in the UK. Bay Area traffic is definitely crazy, and was one reason we moved out of the south Bay (San Jose). When we did that, my commute (22 miles) went from 40 minutes to 20 minutes. Within 5 years it had gone to 2 hours. On the way to work I'd look around and see poeople eating their breakfast, shaving, reading the paper, brushing their teeth, putting on makeup, and these were the car drivers.

    I jokingly tell people it was easier for me to go to Singapore than to the office; A limo would pick me up at the house, so I could relax and didn't need to worry about the driving. At the airport I'd be in a VIP lounge, and on the plane I'd be in business or first class. Nothing to do but relax, eat, drink and sleep while over the Pacific.

    Friday evening was the key; Everyone is rushing to get out of town for the weekend. En route to Sacramento you probably came within 20 miles of where we now live (a long way from Bay Area traffic).
     
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    Mo and Dick with the Big Pitch Guide have done less than 2,000 in the last eighteen months - simply because the blasted book has taken over our lives and we spend all of our time telling other people where to go - in the nicest possible way :RollEyes::RollEyes:
     
  17. RichardnGill

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    Just had mine serviced at 12months old near enought to the day and its had done 5107. It will hopefully do more this year with a trip to France etc.

    So I would say 6000>9000 for us and we work full time and only use the van in school holidays etc.

    Richard...
     
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    I polled 3-6000.I have kids you see,and they do like to do these activitys at weekends,such as football and swimming:Angry: My boy trains on a saturday and plays on the sunday from August through to april,so not alot of chance to get away during this period.frustrating or what.:Doh:

    steve
     
  19. PenelopePitstop

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    Just finished our first year full timing in the van and it's done around 12,000 in that period! :Eeek:
    Reckon we'll probably do at least the same in the next 12 months too! :Eeek

    Our last van - a VW Autosleeper Trident - used for work and holidays as we were both working full time - did 130,000 in 7 years!!

    Don't buy a used van off us!!!:Blush: It's bound to be well used!

    Marie
    :Rofl1:
     
  20. lugnutt

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    my rv has done 121000 can anyone beat that? had 105000 when i bought it so most of it done in the usa
     
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