Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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Fuel consumption is highly dependent on speed, driving style, and how heavy your right foot is!
Accelerate gently and plan ahead so you lift off rather than brake will prove very beneficial.
On a long stretch of road stick around the 50-55MPH mark, much faster and your fuel consumption will suffer greatly. I think consumption increases by something like the square of the speed. I tow a caravan and at around 55 I get about 27-28mpg, at 60 it drops to the low 20’s which kind of proves the theory.
I ran a 4.25 tonne Mercury 316 MH for a good few years and, like Jiwawa, got around the 28mpg mark, but I did drive gently as I was never in that much of a rush to get anywhere, I was on holiday for heavens sake.
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with