MPG and performance info and tips

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  1. JAMESuk

    JAMESuk Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone know what MPG and speed they can get from there van?

    I'm working out so far that I get about 320 miles to a tank which I think works out to be near 20 MPG :cry: Get more when I floor me Subaru:BigGrin: I know journeys differ greatly ect but my journey i'm refering too, was a farly mild affair using motorways mostly going to the coast. And it's fairly flat downhear and I rarely got above 60mph. Think it works out to be 45MPH on average.

    I'd love to hear back from all different van ages and engine sizes, aswell as tips and advice.

    Mines a 1991 45K on clock and a 2.5 Diesel.

    I know there are many differrent things to take into account, like weight in people, performance diesel, amount of water, tyre pressure, the way you drive, weight of batterys, roof boxes ect.

    I'm going to get a service and and a new air filter and probally use some diesel additive to see what occurs, I may even look into bio diesel too, due to the cheaper price .
     
  2. errpaul

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    I always work out my MPG when I fill up based on miles since last full tank. It has dropped a lot recently, but does depend on how quick I drive. I have had 28.75mpg, which was mainly A roads generally at around 55mpg.
    The worst I have had has been 24.2 but this was with a roof box. Was pretty much all motorway coming back from Liverpool (to Bath area) and then off London way on another trip. I went at least 60mph up to a maximum of......well 70mph obviously!!:Wink:

    We've a 2.5td 1999.
     
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    we also have a 640 but its 2001 with a 2.8 turbo and a weight of 3.85t.

    we get an average of 25mpg and thats towing my vauxhall corsa on an A frame.....
    i get about 1mpg more when not towing.
    over a recent 1000mile trip through the hills of scotland, towing, i got 25mpg average.

    i very rarely drive over 60mph when towing and 60 to 70mph solo.

    all depends how you drive and at 18mpg...(80ltr tank over 320miles = 18mpg) it sounds like you're driving it like the subaru !!!

    yours should cruise, on a calm day, quite happily at 60mph all day long and 70/75mph shouldnt be a struggle.

    from the scotland post....

    955 miles = 176ltr diesel = approx 25mpg.....and towing the toad as well.
    not bad for 4.75t in scotlands hills.:thumb:
     
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    We have just got back from a 600 mile trip to Devon and back. arround 70 / 80 nof those miles were done running around whilst there the rest 60 mph on the motorway this worked out to 26.5 mpg. Apache 700 running close to max weight of 3850kg. Comming back from south west France last year at 80 / 85 mph we were down to about 20 mpg.

    Andy
     
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    Down through france at 80ish we got around 20mpg on average we get around 25mpg.
    If sheree drives we get considerably more to the gallon!!!
    Guess i've got too much lead in me boots :Blush:




    regards...nige
     
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    2.8 boxer here.. At 60 and above I get 22mpg, even with the Torquing of Cats controller fitted.. Drop it down to 53 and am now getting 26.5 mpg
     
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    as a guide....allegedly......driving at 70 rather than 60 will use 30% more fuel. :Eeek:
     
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    You guys get 80ish:Eeek:, Wow thats just a distant dream . I get 70 Max downhill (long downhill at that) with the sales up. Think i'm gonna have to get NOS or a winch so I can catch a ride :BigGrin:

    I do give lorrys a good race, well untill a big hill.
    I once over took the same car 3 times, untill he got fedup and went to 71MPH.:BigGrin:
     
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    Pappajohn, I wish I had the choice of 60 or 70 :BigGrin: It all depends on the lenght of motorway and the hills really.
     
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    Only been away a couple of times so far, as new to motorhoming.

    Peugeot Boxer 2.2 Vantage van conversion.

    Short trip around to Oban and back approx. 200 miles @ 50-60 got 35.9mpg.

    Long trip van loaded up as helping daughter move to Dorset, then Somerset, Lakes and back to Scotland, 1200 odd miles mainly motorway and managed 33mpg.

    Very happy with it.

    Dvd
     
  11. Kon tiki

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    Up to about 9000 miles in Adria low profile on the automatic Renault Master 2.5 DCi150, I'm rated at 3850kgs & are usually quite loaded with my motorbike in the garage. Overall my average is just over 27mpg & I can get around 600 miles on a tankfull.I tend cruise at around 55 to 65 when I can, there is a lot of power to spare making overtaking lorries easy. Not sure what top speed it would do but have had it up to 90 when we were on the continent. Mpg doesn't seem to vary a great deal maybe its because I have a good sized tank & it averages out over fill cycle as I usually don't refill it until I have done about 500 miles unless we see diesel at a good price.
     
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    The optimum speed for economy is 56 mph. Above 60, and you use a lot more fuel. 70 and 80? you are throwing money down the drain. Headwinds are a real fuel burner! Here is food for thought.
    On the Isle of Man, where i live, there is no national speed limit. So, outside the normal 30 and 40 limits you can travel as fast as you like. Now, 2 locals drivers in almost identical cars, did an experiment, they started at the very top of the Island,(The point of Ayre), drove south through Ramsey, over the mountain road, (part of he TT course), to Douglas, then across towards Peel, and south to the very bottom of the Island,(The Sound). They agreed to stick rigidly to the speed limits in restricted areas, but, once outside these limits one would drive as fast as he possibly could, and the other would drive no more than 60 mph. After covering a distance of some 45 miles, the difference in time at the end of the journey was...............12 SECONDS! Makes you think doesn't it?
     
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    Have a Laika Low Profile on 2.2 Ford.

    On a 6 week tour of Scotland get about 30 miles per gallon.
    Have found Motorway cruising at 60/65 on cruise control gives best return.
    This mileage has improved since new and have now done about 15000 miles.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Average 23 mpg with 4000kgs Bessy with 2.8jtd chipped, and does not seem to make any difference when towing car or tractors on the trailer. Max speed 70mph but normally set Cruise control at 59mph and very rarely drop out of 5th gear when cruising.
     
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    We have a 2.0 Litre Ducato 3 tonne Swift and on a recent trip to France averaged 30mpg. About to change to a 2.3 Ducato 3.5 tonne Rapido so will be interested to see the difference. Of course we must compare like for like, so will have to go to France again soon....:Smile:

    Used to Have a Ducato 2.5 Hymer 3.5 tonne and got 30mpg from that also.
     
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    We have a pugeot 2.2 d on a 2006 it takes about £65-£75 depending where you fill up and we get about 440 miles sometime only get 400 on our trip to france we fill up in dumfries and can get close to dover before needing refill but i always stick about £20 in south of london so i have enough to get to petrol station on other side.

    When i had my frontera and towed the caravan i had to fill up twice on way to dover lol.

    Gerry
     
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    7728 miles exploring highways and byeways of French Alps, Italy and Sicily and back - 28.57 mpg

    5939 miles to Morocco and return exploring Portugal 5930 miles 30.14 mpg

    in Merc Sprinter 313 CDI PVC.

    :BigGrin:
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    Hi 4.2t iveco 2.8 td, I get 27 mpg with a mixture of m/w and around town - trip to cornwall and back 750mls m/w plus 750 mls around the sites 1500 in total travelling at anything from 65 / 75 mph,85 ,mph on those big hills :thumb: never drop out of 5 th :thumb: I used to get 31 mpg until the roof box was fitted and it also knocked 10 mph off top speed down to 85 now.
    I recently came back from Scotland (all m/w more or less about 260 miles )following my mate at 50 ish and that saved about £15 ish in fuel compared with same trip last yr but it took forever :Rofl1: and I was overtook by over m/homes :Eeek: That has never happened before :Rofl1: I usually see a m/h looming up in my mirrors and they stay there :thumb::Rofl1:
    terry
     
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  19. teensvan

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    Hi.

    I keep a spreadsheet of our fuel used over the last 20000 miles. We have managed 21.4 mpg. We run very close to 5000 Kg. We never go above 60 mph. I have lowered the 5th gear & chipped it.

    steve & ann. ------------ teensvan
     
  20. pappajohn

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    thats more like it.....a sensible average over a high mileage.

    the only way to do it. :thumb:
     

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