Funster No : 14796
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dunfermline - Scotland
About Me: Learning to enjoy retirement
Interests: MHing, philately, golf, social
MH Type: A class
MH Model: Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 69G
Years Motorhoming: 5 years
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Originally Posted by joggerman
I am looking to buy a 2003 C class hymer 19' 6" long coachbuilt with overcab bed and 2.8 engine.
The seller claims 30mpg. Is this reasonable given the big engine?
Also, the engine/base vehicle will probably be a 2002 so what do you think of these engines generally. Are they a good bet. (Has 42000 with FSH)?
You do not say what engine it is (Probably a Peugeot or a Fiat) nor do you say what weight your vehicle is and what extras, (solar panels, air suspension, satellite dish) are fitted. All these add weight. It is unlikely you would achieve 30mpg I have a Fiat ducato 2.8 on a N+B and my best result is 25 mpg but my average is between 22 - 23 mpg with all these things fitted.
If your engine is a fiat or Peugeot they are reasonably bullet proof especially if they have been well maintained. Check the timing belt has been changed recently as the mileage is about right for a mh
of this age but the timing belt needs to be changed every 5 - 6 years(see manual).
Look for the link on buying a mh
on this site it will give you plenty of good advice.