The Highest Mileage EVER?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Deckard, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Deckard

    Deckard Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Lancashire
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,475
    Likes Received:
    16,955
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    175 miles a day........EVERY DAY for 24 years.(not counting leap years)

    or 7 miles per hour for 24 years without stopping. :Eeek:
     
  3. PP Bear

    PP Bear Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,082
    Likes Received:
    6,037
    Location:
    UK
    Pappajohn, you just don't get out enough:Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink:


    :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. SPUD'N'T

    SPUD'N'T Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    6,070
    Location:
    YORK ENGLAND
    thats some fuel tank :Eeek:
     
  5. rolandrat

    rolandrat Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    256
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Highest mileage ever.

    that quoted mileage is only average. There are HGV's that do in excess of that. A company that I worked for would only scrap an engine if the crankshaft was u/s. They would be fitted with liners and pistons and have the heads reconditioned. I,ve known cab floors to be strengthened with 3x2 timber to get them through mot tests. Most of the fleet had Eaton twin split gearboxes, the best ever.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Spenders

    Spenders

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Tadcaster
    NERD alert!!

    Isn't the highest mileage recorded on a 1966 Volvo P1800S owned by some fella in New York.... done 3,000,000 miles now! :thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. PaulyP

    PaulyP Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    2,991
    Location:
    Manchester
    I think this one has more miles on the clock.:thumb::thumb:

    Not sure of the price though.:Rofl1:
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 1
  8. bigfoot

    bigfoot Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,993
    Likes Received:
    5,055
    Location:
    Wirral
    This must have been converted from a former service bus. If its the chap I'm thinking of,he converted a larger coach some 20 years ago and toured over Europe as far as Turkey.
    Bombproof Toyota.
     
  9. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,860
    Likes Received:
    76,242
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    I knew a couple of BMW motorbikes that had well over a million miles on them, owned by London based Couriers. They were immaculate, but not sure how much of a triggers broom they were. The bikes tyre bill for half decent tyres on a million miles must be well over £40k :Eeek:
     
  10. solo 1

    solo 1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    886
    Location:
    southend on sea essex
    high milage

    As Trigger said to Del Boy he's had the same broom for twenty years although it's had twenty new heads and fifteen new handles :Rofl1:
     
  11. rolandrat

    rolandrat Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    256
    Location:
    Lancashire
    High Mileage

    Trunk wagons will average 3500 miles a week so in a year you are looking at 175000miles plus. There will be many haulage companies running wagons that have done in excess of a million miles and still going strong pushing 2 million. Owning a motorhome with very low mileage isn't doing the engine any favours, it needs to be run on a regular basis.
     
  12. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    I have noticed with sales that the mileages seem to be 'made -up' if you check both google and ebay, you will see many traders are just putting random numbers in for mileage - no idea why as it would put sellers that are just glancing right off!

    Highest vehicle I ever owned was a nissan patrol y260 with 576,000 and was sold on with that mileage. As far as I am aware, it is still going strong 7 years on.
     
  13. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    i worked for a company and drove to birmingham and back every day .the next driver jumped in and repeated the trip .
    we hardly ever switched the motor off .one out one in . averaged about 500miles each .so 1000ml a day . truck was worked 6 days a week so soon knocked up a million miles .
    yet they were the cleanest trucks i ever drove . after every trip you drove through a truck wash then handed the truck over to the next driver .
     
Loading...

Share This Page