route to newark

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Now i run an RV at 8.5 mpg i need to check routes if i'm going somewhere in particular...ie newark show...

    three main routes are available to me from scarborough.

    A64/A1.....120 miles

    A165/A614/M18/A1.....114 miles

    A165/A614/Humber bridge/A15/A46....102 miles

    needless to say the shortest route will be the Humber bridge (Toll £2.70) saving me just a tad over 4 gallons of LPG (return) and £13.50 over the A64/A1 but taking the bridge toll x 2 into account this is a saving of just £8.10 :Sad:

    A64/A1 is flat and mostly dual carraigeway/motorway. (cruise control, better mpg :thumb:)

    A165/A15 is hilly, twisting and mainly A roads. (no cruise :Sad:)

    difficult decision but fun in the planning :thumb:

     
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    hi pappa john....do what i doo....fill her up, turn the key , an follow your nose. now i,m not saying you will get there, but at least you will have had a day out.:Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    You used the Humber Bridge route for Lincoln last year didn't you John? If that was OK it's probably the best for Newark as well. The A15/A46 junction is only a short distance south of the Lincolnshire Showground.
     
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    Tow the RV with the toad, or get your recovery insurance to deliver you :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1: sorry just a thought.

    All the best John I don't care how you do it just do it looking forward to meeting up at last.

    Rick
     
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    That seems about as much fun as sitting naked on a traditional woodworking bench with your testicles hanging in the vice and seeing how many turns you can stand before you pass out.
     
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    How many turns can you manage Brian? :Smile:
     
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    I knew there were dangers in letting volunteers take over the running of leisure centres in your area :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Dont know about Brian, but me.
    With the vice fully open, 1/4 of a turn and its shall we say, its tight:thumb:
    Big B***s or What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    What ever route you choose do it at 75 MPh you will save a fortune:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Put Shirl in the toad and ask her to push you.
     
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    More like talking B***s :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Me ? I don't have any vices.

    You at least saw The Light.

    But funsters must be The Greatest. £170 in fuel £50 tickets for a couple of days. And on top of that, HIS, beer bill. Makes my eyes water more than the vice would.

    Suddenly it's not funny any more.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Mmmm!!!! something to try on a miserable wet sunday :Rofl1:
     
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    Don't know whether to pray it does or pray it doesn't rain at Newark!!
     
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    As an old truck driver of many years..I would take the Humber Bridge route and as you say jolly down the A15 etc and down and round Lincoln..

    Hopefully if we can borrow a set of wheels we'll be paying a visit on the Saturday as we are back in the UK this weekend for a visit!!:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    you wuz robbed Brian...i only paid £35 for my 'friday to monday' tickets :Laughing:

    £170 in fuel ?.......return trip for around £80 @ £0.75p per liter

    or around £50 in the kontiki......i dont mind the extra £30 for the luxury of a 12ft x 11ft lounge/kitchen.:thumb:

    Beers cheap.....20 x 300ml bottle of Bud....£10 at sainsbury's
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Just been reading that thread :Doh:
     
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    I've always found watching some sport on TV, or reading a book, gets me through a rainy day. But...whatever floats your boat...
     
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    I would have thought the 165/A1 route would better all dual cariageway nice steady pace not too hot on the gas after all it`s not a ferrari, would you not get a better fuel consumption taking it steady and not stoppin an starting:thumb::thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    probably will take the bridge and A15..

    the A64 has to be the most sleep inducing road in yorkshire....just goes on and on and on and on, when the traffics moving that is :Angry:

    been thinking of the B1249 / staxton to driffield instead of the coast road and can save another gallon of lpg, but the climb up staxton hill (1 in 3 and half a mile long with no run up from the traffic lights) will cancel about a quarter of that saving :Sad:
     
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