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  1. MichelleRyall

    MichelleRyall Funster

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    What MPG should we expect from a Euro 5 130 on a Fiat Ducato? Overcab 3500Kg, 7 metres long 2013 model. Dealer says his hire vehicles, same van are just shy of 30 mpg ours is averaging 24.2. Both the computer and manual calculations are the same. This mpg does not vary on long or short trips travelling at 55 mph roughly on long trips. We did expect more. It drives beautifully and has a lot of torque without having to push it. Bit disappointed I suppose.
     
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    I think that 24 mpg is about right. Would love to see how the dealers hire vehicles get that mileage, or indeed, how he knows..............
     
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    It must depend on the speed you accelerate at to a great extent, and how quickly you change up through the gears. Low revs = good consumption figures. Try having a look at the economy run figures and driving techniques used on them, even back in the 1960's 70's when general car consumption was far lower than today they were achieving extremely high results
     
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    If it were me driving I could understand. My husband drives with " an egg under his foot " :Rofl1: :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We have a Fiat 130 engine on a Ducato MPG does not vary much on ours...24 mpg sounds OK to me.

    We've never had 30 mpg, no chance unless your're driving on a flat road in Holland with no corners and a tail wind.:BigGrin:
     
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    I have the larger 160 engine in mine and the best I have ever seen from it is 27mpg, but more generally 24 - 25. There is no way a loaded motorhome with the fiat engine could regularly and reliably return 30mpg without being precisely tuned and running on a rolling road. the shape and weight add so much drag it would require considerable power to overcome it.

    the bottom line though is that if you worry too much about the mpg you would be better selling the motorhome, buying a toyota prius and going on a cheap package holiday 2 weeks a year. the motorhome lifestyle should be free from such worries as the journey is a major part of the adventure
     
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    I agree, just don't tell the OH :Laughing:
     
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    Is now not the time to say mine does no less than 38MPG (Fiat 120)
    And I have done a journey at 43MPG
     
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    Well said.. TheBig1 :BigGrin:!!

    If my MPG starts with a "2" then I'm happy :) and if starts with a "1" then its windy outside or I'm driving up some big hill in the Alps or Pyrenees where the fuel is a lot cheaper than the UK so who cares :BigGrin:
     
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    Shhhhhh, my husband is looking over my shoulder. He won't let me drive it again.
     
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    the bottom line though is that if you worry too much about the mpg you would be better selling the motorhome, buying a toyota prius and going on a cheap package holiday 2 weeks a year. the motorhome lifestyle should be free from such worries as the journey is a major part of the adventure[/QUOTE]

    NO
    I dont agree with this at all
    We all like value for money, and how to get more MPG out of your motorhome is a valid Question,
    A new motorhome wont do as many MPG until it has done a few miles
    Fiat got between 10 and 15 more MPG out of a Fiat Panda just by fitting low rolling resistance tyres and low viscosity oil
     
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    And I can sit beside someone on the sofa with our legs outstretched, and two people can sit on the swivelling recliners opposite with their legs outstretched, and people can still walk between us and not fall over our legs. Whilst at the same time someone can be cooking in the kitchen, 4 persons can be sat at the dining table, one person can be in the shower, one on the toilet, one having a shave at the bedroom sink, and two people can be lying down on the king size bed, and we still wouldn't be in each others way. But, I have to pay for this space with a consumption of around 16 mpg (5.7L V8). So, horses....................................

    Craig
     
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    ok but that is not in a fully loaded 7m coachbuilt with overcab is it?

    the fiat panda may do greater mpg but you cant do the multitude of things we do in our motorhomes especially not in luxury. try fitting low friction tyres to a motorhome and putting in thin oil, bet you wouldn't be too happy with the results or the cost

    value for money is valid, but spending a small fortune on a motorhome then stressing over saving pennies per mile difference just doesn't make sense at all. In the real world anything better than 24mpg is a bonus and just sweetens the adventure. I bet not many worry about the MPG that the jet aircraft flying them away on holiday achieves. its just not something you consider as youve paid upfront and its just part of the cost.
     
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    Pennies! Really?
    The Fiat Panda is a car, I was just pointing out what can be achieved with so little,
    And a 7m motorhome fully loaded should not be doing much less on a run then a 5.5m fully loaded motorhome, they both weigh around the same (3.5T) yes you have an overcab bed and a bit extra drag, Driving style is by far the biggest factor in MPG,
     
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    Where's Buttons when you need him :Wink:
     
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    Why?
     
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    Just back from the Stratford show , 2003 Fiat Ducato 2.8jtd set of from home with full water 160 ltr and fuel , just got back n filled up 34.7 mpg keeping to 57mph on the sat nav 60 on the clock .best we managed before was 35mpg in Holland .
     
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    we have the fiat 130 on a 2010 and we get an average of 27 MPG the worst i have ever had with it is the high 26's and this is on A roads, on the motorway it can be over 29 if i just cruise. We have had it since January this year and when i phoned the previous owner before buying from dealer he told me it had been chipped/remapped by fiat when new so maybe this explains it
     
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    I've had different vehicles over the years, never once have I tried to work out mpg. If you enjoy driving it who cares, if it needs fuel fill it up. Pence per mile equals stress just drive and enjoy it. People drive the way they drive, if everybody drove the so called economy driving way we'd all be doing 30 mph everywhere. More stress just enjoy.
     
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    I would have thought that a motorhome would be the last thing in the world anyone who is bothered about MPG would buy. Certainly fuel economy is a factor when buying an every day driver like a car, but a motorhome is a hobby and means of holidays and getting away from the stresses of every day life. If you are going to be stressing about fuel economy every time you are out in your motorhome then perhaps its time you looked at a different hobby. I understand that some small campervans are very frugal compared to large motorhomes. People buy them for the same reasons that people buy a Mercedes car or a Smart car. Some prefer comfort over economy. It all comes down to choice at the end of the day and like most things with a motorhome...Its a compromise. I dont think there are many that will do anywhere near the average for a car of 10000 miles per year, so it does not really matter if the motorhome does 24 or 34 to the gallon. If you did manage to do the 10000 miles per year, would you want to do it in comfort for the extra 122 gallons of fuel, as that would be the difference. If I was covering that sort of mileage in my motorhome then I know which I would choose :Cool:. In the last year we have been to Germany twice, Benidorm once, Dordogne and Brittany, as well as several trips around the UK and we still have not done 10000 miles.
     
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