Join Date: May 2005
Location: plymouth devon
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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?