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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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Is it a Kontiki by any chance?

If so. Not a chance. I have a 6 berth Kontiki 640. 2.5TD and it does between 20-25mpg. Usually around the 22-23 mark.

Some say the more modern 2.8 TD engine is a bit better but no way will it do 30MPG.

I have seen these adds on Ebay advertising 30MPG out of a six berth motorhome at 70mph!! Laughable. Wonder what else they are lying about.

Some vans like smaller panel vans will do in excess of 30mpg but I dont think any big coach builts will unless your driving downhill all the time!

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I have had older 2.3 manual, newer 3.0 auto and now the new 2.3 variable turbo motor

A true figure if you want one is as already reported work on 23 to 25 and you wont go far wrong.
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mine does 80 and 43mpg
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mine does 80 and 43mpg
is that the new 18 berth model with twin satellite overhead receivers'!
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Swift Voyager measured over 1500 miles fill to fill 26mpg. The car I got rid off after I got the MH because it was not being used did 25!

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mine does 80 and 43mpg
is that the new 18 berth model with twin satellite overhead receivers'!
No, its the schooner rigged one!
He also missed out the fact it needs a following wind.
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Obvoiusly the 'lighter' you are on the gas pedal the more MPG you'll get but don't expect too much.
My 2.5TurboDiesel is 3500Kg & averaging 55 MPH I get 28.5 MPG but if I go any faster it goes down to 25[ish]

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Over the last 10,000 miles I have monitored my mpg - AutoTrail Overhead cab 2.3 130mj 3,850kg. 26mpg. Thats with not normally travelling any faster than 90kph (about 56mph).

30mpg is totally unrealistic - at any speed.

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