RV-Verses -Euro Box MPG

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  1. Geo

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    The debate must go on
    New evidence discovered today throws the debate open once again
    I cite as exibit 1 the roof box post

    It clearly states for all to see a roof box cost 4MPG to use
    It also clearly states to tow a close to one ton generater it costs 5 MPG
    with a 10mph loss in top speed

    It is generally excepted that that a 7.5 Ton V10 does aprox 12-14 to the gallon

    It's also excepted that a roof box aint a requirment on a RV due to huge storage lockers

    It's also generally excepted that a RV dont need to tow a 1 ton Gen set it has its own

    Towing a Toad with a RV usually cost 1 MPG (its a power to weight thing)

    That all taken as given I now claim an equivalent theroetical 22MPG with absolutely no losses whatsoever
    14 mpg RV+ 5pmg No Gen Set Towing+4mpg No Roof Box' less 1 mpg for the toad
    And thats on par with any Euro Box
    Geo
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    Oooooh Geo,
    dont start them off again!!:Doh:
     
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    Excellent post. Wonderful calculations. Can't be faulted. Spot on. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    With calcs like that you should be Chancellor of the Exchequer
     
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    yes. but using a 5er is far better. not only in fuel but mot tax insurance .you all lose hands down. luckily for a few of us we are switched on . hee hee.
     
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    good to see we are back on topic Geo

    As I get ready to head to France on Tuesday... I thought I would nose about this morning a see what posts would tickle my fancy:RollEyes:... knowing tomorrow SWMBO has a long list of last minute jobs to do... so it brighten my day to return to one of my favourite old chestnuts:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: I love an us and them post.

    As I own a RV and it is 5 tons all up without the car on the trailer 2600kgs max I am within that sort of 7.5 tons measurement that Geo has used. I have the V10 6.8 petrol engine and I get 14 to 15 to the gallon no problems. That figure is based on three years use with and without a trailer and covers 11,000 miles PLUS all my generator use when we have been at shows..

    The only time it dropped was climbing and defending the Tarn Gorge in France when it dropped to 10 mpg... but the rest of the time it has been up there as Geo says.


    Like Geo no need for a roof box and as I have a 4kgw generator on board I can certainly feel I can match a lot of the ice cream vans out there. I have been know to pass other motor homes on some steep hill in France.. there aspirated diesels just plodding along...

    I am about to put my baby up for sale from the end of June and with all the vehicles I can have, I still am going for another Ford V10 yank.. but a toy hauler this time.

    Power:thumb:

    Comfort:thumb:

    what else is there to say..

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    Theory is wonderful but practice even more so! :BigGrin:

    Whatever vehicle you drive, the mpg will vary considerably depending on your driving style. So if you go for smooth steady acceleration and braking, and keep at 55-60mph on motorways you'll be doing the best that you can. Or is it just us lady drivers that think that way? :Wink:
     
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  8. slobadoberbob

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    you could do better

    Now if 'LADY' drivers were to close the window and take there arms in (drying nails) the drag would be less and more MPG:Wink:


    Bob:Blush:
     
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    :BigGrin: I like your calculation Geo but 27 mpg is still better than 22 :thumb: Also if you read my post I do not need the RB it is SWMBO who wants it so that takes me back upto 31 MPG :thumb:ALSO DO NOT NEED A TRAILER OR GENNY SO IN YOUR THINKING THAT GIVES ANOTHER (BLOODY CAPS AGAIN) 4 plus 1 giving me 36 mpg :BigGrin: Getting into Buttons territory now :thumb::BigGrin: plus don't forget my calculations are for running to shops etc while out and about not just simply motorway from A to B parking up and not moving.Last calculation was 750 MW miles with 750 Small rd sight seeing miles that the RV could not get down some of the roads.:BigGrin:
    We should get our heads together to run the country :Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    I see Buttons fame has arrived

    Terry, I see that Buttons fame to have the 99 mpg VW has arrived on the post.. you could ask if Geo is trying to get the title? :Smile: I would say not... RV owners know what there vehicles do to the gallon. For most it was not a consideration when they purchased them... ice cream owners seem to always want to know how mpg they will get on this model or that model .. Us RV owners just accept we have a trade off for the goodies we enjoy.

    Bob:Wink:
     
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    Hi Bob I think Geo is bored with the DJ :party2: so he is :reel: If it bothered me about MPG the roof box would be off no matter what SWMBO said :Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Nice idea Geo......

    I don't know my exact mpg just yet but it is around 30mpg. I don't tow and my genny doesn't add anything so does that mean I am at 39mpg?
     
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    at 39 you are starting to catch Buttons up

    Keep going and you will be number two on the list behind Buttons and his 99 mpg... to be honest I think the number has grown ... he only claimed 63 mpg if I recall.. but I can stand corrected.

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    I think Ive got em all beat inc Buttons
    To move 7.5 Tons terry you'd have to make 3 trips :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    So that makes me 3 x 22 =66 Mpg
    Buttons would have to do 4 trips 4 x 22 =88 mpg:Eeek::Eeek:
    You all want one now don't ya:thumb:
     
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    So remind us again, Geo. How many times did you fail CSE maths? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Looking at the last pic, have you cured that oil leak yet? :Smile:
     
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    Took exam 5 times and and got 9 out of 7 question wrong 6 times
    It was them damn loggy rythams I dint have a saw with me for the divisions
     
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    Would need to practice U turns first :Eeek:
     
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    Only 2 Geo :thumb: 4.2 ton :Wink: so still up on you :BigGrin: if you had to move 8 ton plus :Smile:
    terry
     
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    even better i can put over 5tons into mine .hee hee.
    either in the trailer or in/on the unit. could use the full train of 9.8ton.
     
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