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  1. ips

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    Ford tranny 2.2L 140bhp 2800miles so engine still tightish...

    Noticed a huge difference in economy driving at 56mph. But not sure if I can sustain it for long.

    70mph = 27mpg (not bad I think)
    56mph = 37mpg (bloody ell)

    That is a huge difference is it not.
    Got me thinking that not many motorhomes pass me on the motorway so maybe most peeps have allready realised the huge saving and are laughing at me when I pass em doing 70mph.....any thoughts on the subject ???
     
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    Different make & model - I have a 3.0 Renault dci140

    On motorways I've seen as low as 18mpg when "in a hurry".

    Normally I get around 22mpg.

    Last trip out, dawdling along about 50mph I got 26/27. :Eeek:
     
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    Bessacarr e560, steady 60mph on m/way returns average 33mph.
    Happy at that and the 130 engine is ticking over without having to work hard.
    Never seen the need to push on any harder as the later arrival time over most distances isn't appreciable.
    :thumb:
     
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    Kontiki 645 up behind big lorry 35 mpg on my own on holiday mode (55mph) 28 mpg:Rofl1:
     
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    Yes the wieght of your right foot can affect the weight in your wallet:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Indeed, I was truly amazed by how much.
     
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    Ducato 2.3jtd, must admit i tend to drive about 65ish but can have a big difference, it has a luton cab and going against a wind mpg really drops but to be honest i have not measured it acuratly
     
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    Last two tankfuls in my E560 have returned 32.8 and 30.2 m.p.g respectively. The 32.8 was almost all motorway driving and the lower figure included going through Edinburgh in the rush hour.

    On the motorway I just sit amongst the trucks, suits me. Going along at 70 m.p.h. only makes a few minutes difference at the end of the journey.

    I kept a log when we towed a cararvan and have continued to do so with the van. Amazingly the average speed for any given journey is almost the same with the van being only 1 or 2 m.p.h faster. Towing with a Subaru I only got 20-22 m.p.g. though.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    Citroen Relay 120 instantaneous fuel consumption meter;

    40mph = 40 mpg

    80mph = 20 mpg :Eeek:
     
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    Ouch thats gotta hurt....
     
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    My 2 Litre Boxer is very low geared, when I got it I was always in the fast lane, I could never understand why most other vans were in the slow lane.

    Now I'm a bit older and poorer I'm very happy to go at 56 mph with the lorries, I find it very relaxing and you still get where you're going.

    I get about 35 mpg if I do that, it used to be down in the low 20's before.
     
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    its a fact....driving at 50mph will use 30% less fuel than driving at 70mph in the same conditions :thumb:
     
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    Travelling up to 60mph, and on some steady longer journeys, about 29. More stop start or slow roads (eg recently around cornwall and devon country lanes including porlock!) this drops to around 26. Its a 3 ltr Pilote low profile.

    The computer tells me of the dramatic increase if I cruise at 70 or more so I don't do it!

    When I had a caravan my last tow car was a volvo S80 which would do 29 or so on a run and 25 to 26 around town solo , towing I did well to get 22 .

    So I think the van consumption is quite good.
     
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    Assuming it's a non-turbo direct injection diesel Transit, then the figure of 37mpg is achievable.......though only from a panel van camper.

    If it's the turbo engine model......no chance! Even a Transit panel van camper such as a Duetto will only return around 30-33mpg at best.
     
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    Cruse control makes a huge difference to MPG,if you set it at 58mph engine automaticaly shuts down on overun,pays for itself in no time,and a lot less stressfull driving.Would not be without it.
     
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    If we travel at 70 / 80 MPH we get 18 ish Mpg at 60 MPH we get 22 Mpg.

    The hight of the motorhome makes the biggest difference at speed.

    For what is worth I get a better MPG without using Cruse, all that does it work the van hard on the hills. I would rather get a run at the hills and let the speed fall of a bit.


    Rich...
     
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    Generally 56mph regarded as most economical speed to travel.

    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    I still use the gas pedal to take a run at the hills,but use the cruse all the time on motorways.
    The slight up and down movement of your right foot on the gas pedal does waste fuel without realizing it.
    When coasting downhill not many drivers take there foot off the gas.
     
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    2.8 pug boxer with a 7 berth on it..
    25(ish) at 50mph, 22 at 60, 18 at 70 and up.

    Last year fitted a box from Torquing of Cats but sadly it was faulty ! MPG went right down instead of up !
    But the chap is really really helpful and stands 100% behind his product.. Send the faulty one back and I have just received replacement with custom map on it for me..
    Will report after the Newark show if any better.
     
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    Then you aren't using your cruise control properly.
     
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