route to newark

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by pappajohn, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,256
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,591
    Now i run an RV at 8.5 mpg i need to check routes if i'm going somewhere in particular...ie newark show...

    three main routes are available to me from scarborough.

    A64/A1.....120 miles

    A165/A614/M18/A1.....114 miles

    A165/A614/Humber bridge/A15/A46....102 miles

    needless to say the shortest route will be the Humber bridge (Toll £2.70) saving me just a tad over 4 gallons of LPG (return) and £13.50 over the A64/A1 but taking the bridge toll x 2 into account this is a saving of just £8.10 :Sad:

    A64/A1 is flat and mostly dual carraigeway/motorway. (cruise control, better mpg :thumb:)

    A165/A15 is hilly, twisting and mainly A roads. (no cruise :Sad:)

    difficult decision but fun in the planning :thumb:

     
  2. smudger

    smudger Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    501
    Location:
    ireland
    Ratings:
    +717
    hi pappa john....do what i doo....fill her up, turn the key , an follow your nose. now i,m not saying you will get there, but at least you will have had a day out.:Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
  3. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,552
    You used the Humber Bridge route for Lincoln last year didn't you John? If that was OK it's probably the best for Newark as well. The A15/A46 junction is only a short distance south of the Lincolnshire Showground.
     
  4. motor roamin

    motor roamin Funster

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,541
    Location:
    Leicester
    Ratings:
    +806
    Tow the RV with the toad, or get your recovery insurance to deliver you :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: sorry just a thought.

    All the best John I don't care how you do it just do it looking forward to meeting up at last.

    Rick
     
  5. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28,632
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Ratings:
    +34,250
    That seems about as much fun as sitting naked on a traditional woodworking bench with your testicles hanging in the vice and seeing how many turns you can stand before you pass out.
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    28,359
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Ratings:
    +93,453

    How many turns can you manage Brian? :Smile:
     
  7. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,552
    I knew there were dangers in letting volunteers take over the running of leisure centres in your area :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  8. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,975
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ratings:
    +9,952
    Dont know about Brian, but me.
    With the vice fully open, 1/4 of a turn and its shall we say, its tight:thumb:
    Big B***s or What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  9. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,975
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ratings:
    +9,952
    What ever route you choose do it at 75 MPh you will save a fortune:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  10. Road Runner

    Road Runner

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,195
    Location:
    Europe
    Ratings:
    +1,459
    Put Shirl in the toad and ask her to push you.
     
  11. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,552
    More like talking B***s :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  12. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28,632
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Ratings:
    +34,250
    Me ? I don't have any vices.

    You at least saw The Light.

    But funsters must be The Greatest. £170 in fuel £50 tickets for a couple of days. And on top of that, HIS, beer bill. Makes my eyes water more than the vice would.

    Suddenly it's not funny any more.
     
  13. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,256
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,591
    Mmmm!!!! something to try on a miserable wet sunday :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. LBrown

    LBrown

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Ratings:
    +0
    Don't know whether to pray it does or pray it doesn't rain at Newark!!
     
  15. mondo

    mondo

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,230
    Location:
    West Yorkshire...Halifax
    Ratings:
    +1,106
    As an old truck driver of many years..I would take the Humber Bridge route and as you say jolly down the A15 etc and down and round Lincoln..

    Hopefully if we can borrow a set of wheels we'll be paying a visit on the Saturday as we are back in the UK this weekend for a visit!!:thumb:
     
  16. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,256
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,591
    you wuz robbed Brian...i only paid £35 for my 'friday to monday' tickets :roflmto:

    £170 in fuel ?.......return trip for around £80 @ £0.75p per liter

    or around £50 in the kontiki......i dont mind the extra £30 for the luxury of a 12ft x 11ft lounge/kitchen.:thumb:

    Beers cheap.....20 x 300ml bottle of Bud....£10 at sainsbury's
     
  17. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,256
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,591
    Just been reading that thread :Doh:
     
  18. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

    1_man_and_his_dob(lo) Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,305
    Location:
    Mid. Glamorgan, S. Wales
    Ratings:
    +1,616
    I've always found watching some sport on TV, or reading a book, gets me through a rainy day. But...whatever floats your boat...
     
  19. wasp

    wasp Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,775
    Location:
    Mansfield
    Ratings:
    +1,187
    I would have thought the 165/A1 route would better all dual cariageway nice steady pace not too hot on the gas after all it`s not a ferrari, would you not get a better fuel consumption taking it steady and not stoppin an starting:thumb::thumb:
     
  20. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,256
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,591
    probably will take the bridge and A15..

    the A64 has to be the most sleep inducing road in yorkshire....just goes on and on and on and on, when the traffics moving that is :Angry:

    been thinking of the B1249 / staxton to driffield instead of the coast road and can save another gallon of lpg, but the climb up staxton hill (1 in 3 and half a mile long with no run up from the traffic lights) will cancel about a quarter of that saving :Sad:
     
Loading...

Share This Page