fuel economy - what’s yours like?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by Glas Robin, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Ivory55

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    Our old neibour had one and got the same mpg. I asked why he got it and he said because it does great wheelies.
     
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    Tried recording mileage and keeping fuel receipts loads of times.............. never got round to working out mpg

    .........finally figured out why I never did the calcs

    ........I'm not that bothered

    If I couldn't afford to go - I wouldn't.........
     
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    Barclaybasher, that sounds about right, if you cannot afford to go, that is the thing. Irrespective of how hard anyone puts there foot down or not, fast or slow, or whatever pace one wants to go at, that is the thing and it still comes back to what Barclaybasher said.
     
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    That's also my take on motorhoming! (y)

    Pete
     
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    2012 - 2.3 - 130 Hp Euro 5 - Fiat 3.5 tonne - Low roof Burstner.
    Anything less than 31 MPG is a real disappointment for me. I guess I average around 35 MPG.
    It has been upto 38 MPG but I do drive Miss Daisy and no rush. I tend to cruise at 50/55mph.
     
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    I had not realised that what you do in your mojo affect fuel consumption.
     
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    Every vehicle I've had in the last 20 years tells you the average and instantaneous fuel consumption. Nothing to record or calculate.
     
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    Not on my 1991 Eriba or 2001 Mobilvetta...

    (y)
     
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    1991, that would make it 28 years old.
     
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    On our last return trip to Spain on our 4.6L 7.5t Man using the western toll free route at (or about) the legal limit we averaged 18.35 mpg.
    Richard
     
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    I don't care when I need to fill up Lynne gives me money :LOL:
     
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    At 6000 miles that engine is still quite tight, normally improves after 25,000 I find.
     
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    Plated to over. 3.5ton no effect on licence as long as you’re under 70 years old and ppassed you’r test before January 1997, vehicle is then classed as private HGV for road tax purposes and road tax drops to £165, no effect on insurance as far as I am aware.
     
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    Hi, don’t know how I managed to quote glas robin post, must be something to do with my rubbish computer skills, 120litres-ish sounds like a helluva big tank 26gallons approximately most vans around 75-85litres unless opted for long range tank when ordering vehicle but you may well be right as you get a range of 670miles I get approximately 380 miles from a tank it is then reading around a quarter full so I use that as my fill up soon guide as I don’t like dragging any dregs that may be lurking in the bottom of the tank.
     
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    Standard Ducato fuel tank is 90L, a cheap Fiat only option is 120L tank.
    Citroen/Peugeot are all 90L as the adblue causes the 120L option not to fit - or so I'm told.

    120L is better than 90L IMO as you can always just fill it with 90L, but when France is on strike you can do it on one tank.

    As for dregs the modern scourge is bio growth. Modern diesel is attractive to moisture and micro-organisms and in hot weather it will grow in your tank, blocking up the tank pickup, if the motorhome is barely used add a dosage of biocide to keep it fungus free, mosr marine places sell it. Don't over-dose it.
     
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    Some Autotrail and Swifts have the 60 litre factory option, only purpose is to keep MIRO down in the brochure
    Very frustrating if only got one of these
     
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    8.1L Chevy Big Block pushing 10.5t will return 10mpg, if driven carefully and I'm not wearing my wonder boy racers hat. :gum: If said hat does come out, then I've seen the gauge on the dash read 0.9mpg. :rofl: :hot:
     
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  18. Steve N Tracy

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    If you have 60 litre tank then this might be of some interest apparently the 60 and 90 litre tanks are the same. https://www.camperlife.it/fai-da-te...di-carico-di-gasolio-su-ducato-x250-9589.html
    If you open the link in chrome it will translate to English. I will be looking at mine soon as the Rollerteam only has a 60 litre tank, there is one thing the ecu is pre-programed for the 60 litre tank so the distance to empty will always be calculated for the 60 litre tank and the gauge will stay on full until the extra 30 litres is used, personaly I do not see that as a problem.
     
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  19. SuperMike

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    60 or 90 litre tank.:rofl:

    With 65 gallon petrol tank, I had to stop worrying about all this stuff years ago. Pull into petrol station, fill up, pay cashier, try not to cry.:gum:
     
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  20. tacr2man

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    Know what you mean , mines about 380ltrs , but that does about 900miles , so by the time I need to refill I have forgotten about the pain last time :) Same as child birth I suppose ? :whew:
     
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