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Funster No : 266
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West Wales
About Me: Electrical Technician
Interests: Fieldsports, Classic Cars ,
MH Type: C Class
MH Model: Autotrail Cheyenne 696g
Years Motorhoming: 2002
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Originally Posted by Philippft
Not sure where to raise this question, so I thought I would raise it here and see how I get on.
I've just calculated my fuel consumption for a Fiat 2.0 JTD engine pulling a 2.1/2 ton Motorhome, Mclouis Lagan 410 and Iím getting 23.8 MPG. This is based on motorway driving conditions with an average speed of 60 MPH and the rev counter around 2500 revs. I could easily increase my speed but Iím certain my fuel economy would suffer badly. I've thrashed it before over 50 miles or so, to find I was only getting 18 MPG.
I have recently had the ECU Chipped which has improved the smoothness and pulling power quite considerably, especially when going up hills.
My Motorhome is at the lower end of the market and compared to some of the monster we see on the road and I canít help wondering how others find their fuel consumption. Our MH
is only 3 years old so I think it will be reasonably fuel efficient and would be interested to know how other users get on. Oddly enough whenever I talk to dealers and the subject of fuel consumption is raised they appear to be a little evasive in their response.
Anyway, I would be interested to know if Iím doing as well as or better than other owners. Are last years models giving good fuel returns, Iíd be interested to know.
All The best,
Fitted a Steinbauer P box to mine, www. steinbauer.cc around 28mpg on my Fiat 2.8,far better pulling power especially on the hills,brilliant I think and would recommend it,