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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 18:11 Thread Starter
 
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MPG on 2.5 diesel anyone ?

Hi All,

I am off to the World Cup for a month, just me and the missus and we cant wait!

We are looking into the variety of options available and one of our plans was to buy a newish diesel ford galaxy and a freestanding awning. This is mainly due to the fuel economy of 40mpg. We cant help thinking how 1 month kipping in the back of an mpv might get a bit wearing.

I have seen on ebay/ autotrader Peugeot Talbot and similar luton van style motorhome. Ive also seen Hymer's.

Theyre all 2.5l diesels. My budget is £10k. There are just 2 of us.

My questions are...

What mpg can I expect from a '93 ish 2.5 Motorhome on a steady run?

How much is diesel pre litre- ish in Germany/ France/ Italy?

Any Help is most appreciated !!!!

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Tricky - if I was guessing I would use 25mpg and think myself lucky if I got more and roughly 1 euro per ltr minimum - Supermarkets in France sell cheapest

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I have averaged 24 mpg in a 2.5L turbo Boxer based Talisman (small/medium coachbuilt). Diesel is about €1 in France at the moment, but you can get current prices on the AA website - www.theaa.com
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MPG on 2.5 diesel anyone ?

We have a 93 autosleeper exec based on the 2.5TD Talbot Express and have averaged 28MPG over the past 11 years. A lot may depend on your right foot, we are content to potter.
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I go most places at any easy pace but keep up with the traffic....60 MPH on the main roads ..never use motorways if I can help it....25.5 mpg...2.5l Boxer averaged over last 3 years.

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1994 Duetto Ford Transit 2.5l diesel 30-32mpg 33% mix of Vegetable oil (64p per litre incl of tax) - both cheaper in Europe!

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Hauling 3400kg of motorhome, with our 2.5TD Fiat Ducato engine, returns 24mpg on average. On a flat motorway we get about 26-28mpg. But unfortunetly our country isn't all motorway, so once on the hills and stop start town traffic, it uses more.

We normally don't take her over 55 mph, anything faster and we see a steep decline in fuel economy.
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Hi Folks,

I have had my Hymer 1993 2.5TD from new and am averaging 28.7 mpg.

Whilst travelling on the continent I can average 33mpg without any trouble.

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I used to own a Talbot Express 2.5 turbo diesel Kontiki 3.4 ton and I found that if I was in a hurry consumption came out at about 24-25 MPG but if I kept below 55-60 I managed 28 mpg, also If I travelled between 30 and 40 on quiet roads I could easily get 31 MPG, and I too have had 33 MPG in France
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Sorry, this may seem like a silly question... but why do people getter better mpg on the continent? Is the fuel different?
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