Miles Per Gallon

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim Brand., Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Jim Brand.

    Jim Brand. Deleted User

    With the latest rise in fuel prices.How can we squeeze more miles distance per gallon from our motorhomes ? Careful driving at aMax 60 mph ?Or maybe a
    Chipped engine ? Additives ? Has anyone out there any tips ?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Cruising at 55 mph rather than +60 improves mine from 12 to 14 mpg .. doesn't sound much but that's 16% less fuel :thumb:
     
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    Hi Jim
    there is no better remedy than the light right foot The best consumption figures are always quoted at around 55 to 58 mph but its a fact if you did your Journey at 30 mph it would use less fuel overall
    Geo
     
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    another way of saveing fule is not to use your cruise controll as it canot see inclines as well as your foot can:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    dave
     
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    Hi
    Your engine uses the least amount of fuel at 56mph so sticking to that will
    reduce fuel consumption to the minimum without fuss.
    Personally having driven a large vehicle slowly all-day at work i just can't
    do-it.
    Example....home to watermouth cove-Devon 1 tank of diesel = me driving :Doh:
    Return trip Sheree driving half-a-tank :Smile:
    Perhaps get the ladies to do all the driving while us blokes drink beer and
    navigate? saves the cost of a sat-nav to :Rofl1:

    INCOMING.....run-away

    ........nige
     
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    i have tried 50 mph @ 2000 rpm but think the sweet spot is about 58 mph @ 2250 rpm as at this speed it's not so keen to change down on hills.

    I use overdrive at all times except when using the gearbox for braking on hill.
     
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    I use my cruise control all the time,:BigGrin: I do 90kph up hill and down dale I won't tell you what the MPG is as I don't like to see grown men cry.:Eek!:

    Don.

    PS my foot can't see.:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I get the best fuel returns at 55 to 58 on cruise control
    My favourite speed is 65ish it just flows along beautifully but does use a bit more fuel.
     
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    No one gonna say what they get:secret::whistle:
     
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    14.2 on a long trip :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Keith
     
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    How about a short one?:Wink:


    Me 7.85 mpg overall:Doh::cry:
     
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    ror...i know you left me for dead on the m42 i stuck to my 55 mph an got there befor you:thumb: ok so you stoped for fule but if you kept to 55 mph we would have been blocking the site entrance
     
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    Cramp in me wallet:Rofl1:
     
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    We get 9.8 mpg overloaded & towing a Smart.

    Bear in mind that nearly all of the fuel you burn on a straight & level road is used to push air out of the way, and that the calculation for aerodynamic drag includes a 'velocity cubed' term.

    This means that to go twice as fast you need 8 times the power (or petrol).

    Best way to optimize fuel is not to use cruise control on hills and to keep your speed to 50mph max. And to strap a raw egg to the gas pedal!
     
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    here here no cruise controll:thumb:
     
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    That makes me feel better another sub 10 mpg'er

    I tow a Kia Cerato:RollEyes:
     
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    john...is there any advantage being a pusher as apposed to a puller regarding mpg?:BigGrin:
     
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    Since we got our bus in March we have recorded every fill up and every mile. We get 12.5 mpg overall. We are not overloaded but we do tow a smart car on a trailer.

    We travel at whatever speed we feel comfortable doing at the time and we try to always use cruise control on the motorways set at 70 if not towing and just over 60 if we are towing. That way we won't go too fast!

    We have a Caterpillar Diesel Pusher with an Allinson six speed auto box
     
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    Dunno

    What do you get?
     
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    depenes , on a run on lpg 10-12 about 13 on petrol,but mine is just under 6 tonnes yours is about 55 ton to look at it ,would not like to see it in my mirror scare the life out of me:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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