Our first long trip away - a few basic calculations

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  1. MikeD

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    We drove 4612 miles at 31mpg averaging around 60 miles/day

    bought around 150 gals of fuel at approx £5.50/gal (If my maths is right)

    so cost approx £825 in diesel

    Tolls in France/Spain and Portugal cost £281 :Eeek::Eek!:

    Paid around £1000 in site fees

    This would be extra to what I usually spend at home.

    It totals around £2100

    Divide by 83 days

    Makes it around £25 per day

    What great value :thumb::thumb::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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  2. BreweryDave

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    ....but how much did you spend on beer:Wink:
     
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    Ahah...But have costed the extra meals out and beer into the equation :Rofl1:
     
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    That's useful, one of my retirement ideas is that we will book a flexible return ferry package, take 3000 euros and come home when skint or after 90 days

    Sounds like it will be a doddle

    Thanks

    David
     
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    Hopefully about the same as home, so does not count as an extra :BigGrin:
     
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    If no more than at home it doesn't count as an extra in my books!! :BigGrin:
     
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    Sixty miles a day :Eeek:

    Did France, Spain and Portugal look like this:

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    oops I have been on it already, I'm sure it said first post failed!!
     
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  9. MikeD

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    Beer and long lunches

    If I calulated those two items into the equation. :Eeek::Eeek:




    I probably couldn't afford to go. :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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  10. MikeD

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    Yes


    It did after Friday drinkies at Chicken run in Portugal :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    The three countries look like Ichthys?:Wink:
     
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    Coincidently we are just back after 84 days, starting in Amsterdam, through Belgium, Northern France, Atlantic Coast down to the Spanish Border, through the middle of Spain to Malaga, then up to Barcelona and back to Alicante. The van is still there, we go back in 6 weeks to go again. :thumb:

    Total driven - 3,683 miles
    Average fuel consumption - 27.1 mpg
    Average speed - 42 mph
    Total driving time - 87 hours
    Total fuel bought - 148 gallons
    Total cost of fuel - £802 or €955 or $1,282 depending where you live.

    Above stats thanks to tripometer.
     
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    And on the credit side, much reduced GAS ELECTRICITY and WATER bills at home.BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Mike D. How did you get 31 Mpg ??? Best I could get from our Tracker was 27 !!!
    Sounds like you had a great trip, and thats the bit we all focus on.. We did about 5000 Miles the year before last, going down the coast of France, Portugal, along the complete coast of spain and back up through France via the Milau.. Brilliant !!! About 90 days and cost us about £1000 for fuel and less than a grand for the rest.. Cheaper than staying home !!! Yes, it was a bit quick, but we wanted to see it all !!! Now we go back and "cherry pick" the bits we like best... We went so quick down the Portugese coast because the remnants of hurricane Ellie were showing up all down the Atlantic coast. Next time , we are going to take it slow, as we did last year along the Spanish coast, going from France as far as Cabo De Gat and turning round and coming back the same way!!! Mitch.. PS.. Interested in your Mpg. Are you "chipped" ??
     
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    Am impressed by people's parsimony! We recently did 10 days in Belgium, and paid for everything on Halifax Clarity card. Total bill came to just over £1000 - although this did include the repatriation of 7 crates of excellent beer and 60 litres of quaffable wine...
     
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  16. MikeD

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    No chips. Just a light right foot

    No re-chip fitted but we never went over 50 mph.

    Used a lot of motorways hence the toll costs.

    Real chill out touring. :thumb::thumb:
     
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    £££

    It's interesting to see other folks' facts and figures.

    Our mpg is about 26 on average, but we avoid tolls like a fish avoiding the fryer.

    It is great value until adding in the depreciation of the van etc, but we don't factor in that part!

    Russell
     
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    If you have an old van like mine it cannot depreciate much more. Still trust it to take me anywhere. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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