What are you getting on mileage?

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  1. Diane1969

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    Hi all,
    Hope you've all had a great weekend away in your MH ,
    We've just had our second trip away to Canterbury this weekend. Another great site close to city centre , very friendly and excellent bus service just outside campsite. Anyway we have been writing the mileage down when we've filled up and have worked out we are getting 22 miles to the gallon, is this what you would expect from a 7.5 meter, 2.8 Ducato TD ?
     
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    Old Mo gets quite good mileage out of his even older jokes..........

    22mpg isn't bad for what is probably a heavy van with an earlier engine.
     
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    My guess is that's about right in the cold weather, average will be around 25 mpg but you have a large van and a big engine, on a windless warm day you will probably achieve 24-25mpg.
     
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    that's good to know thanks
     
  5. Diane1969

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    It's definitely been windy, bit shocked though as when we looked at reciepts first fill up cost 1.089 at Ramsey Huntingdon, second Thurrock at 1.209 ! Made a difference of an extra £6 so we will defo check out prices before filling in future
     
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    I would say that was poor.
    Use the torque and change gear around 1900/2000 rpm and only ever breath on the go pedal. You should get 28- 30 mpg
     
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    I'm sure my husband would understand that, but I have no idea what a torque is
     
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    Sounds pretty good for a large over cab bed model.
     
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    Don't get too hung up on MPG - it can vary a lot and also if you start worrying about a few MPG either way then it will spoil your time away.

    Drive sensibly and simply enjoy the trips away - it will be whatever it will be......
     
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    I do agree with you but just need to see how often we can go away before ending up skint
     
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    We also have Ducato 2.8 TD, slightly shorter van (just over 7.1m), 2013.
    Our ambition is to get 30 mpg average over a trip and now that I've got Him Indoors to drive more steadily, we usually achieve it. Not every day - some are quite poor if any town driving's involved - but from here we have lots of dual carriageway and motorway if we want to get anywhere, so over a 2 to 3 month trip it evens out.
    EDIT not an overcab bed! and we stay at about max 55 mph even on motorways. We take a pull from lorries when we can.
     
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    actually trying to budget For trip to France
     
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    If we stay at between 55-65 on motorways we probably get 24 or 25 ish. ..(3 litre overcab)
    Just put new tyres all round ... pressures re checked against weight .. Let's see if it helps.
     
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    The biggest factor is the right foot. I get about 25mpg out of our A class; those who claim 30+ mpg out of an overcab van may not be entirely accurate. 22-25mpg. Work on that and you won't be far wrong, happy travels (y)
     
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    I get around 23mpg. 7.6m A Class 4 ton 3l Merc engine. It can go a bit higher off the motorways and if I put my foot down and cruise at 70-80 then a lot less. The most economical speed for a motorhome is often quite low, my best mpg would be if I drove everywhere at 30 but I think I might be cursed by other road users. Aerodynamic as a brick.
     
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    As you sure? The 2.8 was replaced in 2006 with the 3.0 Lt Multijet.
     
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    I have kept mileage/fuel usage figures for our last few MHs/campers and it is useful to see it improving or just staying the same, and I then know the best and worse to expect, if it then gets markedly worse though I'd know that something was amiss with it so would get it checked.
     
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  18. Diane1969

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    Wha
    t do you call driving steadily, we will carry on checking to see what the average is, but have to say would like to get more miles per gallon, so we can afford to have a good time away
     
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    Yep same here have managed 30 mpg once but 25 seems to be the average, speed combined with strong head winds & cross wind are the enemy, strong wind and 70 mpg = 22 mpg or less.
    In the overall cost of ownership it is a bit irreverent really, unless you are doing very high mileages which most aren't not many do more than 10k a year .
     
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    So looks like we're doing ok
     
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