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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 00:01
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Just done 4000 mls on a 5 week tour got an overall avg of 24.6 but 1300 mls of that was flat out for a rendezvous in Rome so willing to stand the 19 mpg that is the major thing isn't it my Bessie 2.3 would do 95/100mph no problem if I only have a month to do 4000 mls I can sit on a normal rd avg 30mph and take 33 hrs or 11 days driving or spend 11 hrs avg 75 mpg your choice at the end of the day
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Can you point me to these 75mpg vans please, when I'm on holiday I do not rush around, I take my time and enjoy the driving.
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2003 bessy 765 2.8 turbo 3800 kg over 56,000 miles avg 22.3. 2008 bessy 765 3.0 4250 kg plug in chip over 69,000 mile, first 50,000 a shaky 24, then went down to 21 over the next 19,000. This van was close to mam all the time we used it, long trips to Finland or down to Portugal but steady driving 55/60. 2012 Elddis Aspire 255 2.2 Euro 5 3700 kg over 14,000 miles at close to mam 29/30 steady driving 55 (older so no rush ) plug in chip. All vans bought new, the two plug in chips gave at best 2/3 more mpg but a lot more relaxing drive. But the 3.0 care had to be taken on long climbs not to let it slog as the extra torque strains the clutch. But no two vans are the same.
A point to remember when loading is extra weight is more fuel, more fuel is more money. If you are looking at a van that can sleep six be very carefull re the payload?
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Originally Posted by Dunston View Post
Hi All i am looking at buying a swift motorhome with a u shaped lounge to accomadate six people, I have been advised that these vehicles do around 30 miles per gallon. I would apprciate it if you could advise on average for these type of vehicles as this will be my first motorhome purchase.

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You may go for a 6 berth van but it won't have six belted seats and whilst you will sleep 6 there will not be enough wardrobe or drawer space for 6. You will also find the capacity of the toilet cassette, fresh and waste water tanks a little restrictive. Go for it but also get a large awning. Having said that your payload may not be enough for all you need. Don't want to put you off but these things need researching to enable you to buy the best van for your needs.

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The first post on this was in June 2013 so I would have thought the OP has bought a van by now.
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