What sort of MPG are you getting?

 
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Co Clare
Age: 59
Posts: 65
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Laika x585
Base Vehicle: Ford Transit
Subject:

What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #1
I'l be honest, I am somewhat shocked at the Fuel Consumption we are getting on our recent aquisition.
On our 2007 Rear wheel drive 2.4 Transit the average is 24mpg or 8.5 kilometres per litre.
Is the high,or normal?
Anyone else done an accurate average?
Eat's Sleep's craic
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wexford
Age: 53
Posts: 1768
Registered: 02 / 2017
My Motorhome: Mobilvetta
Base Vehicle: Ducati 2.8jtd
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #2
You are right on the money as far as our 2.8 jtd ducato goes. Whether at 110 Km’s per hour on French motorways or skipping around Ireland, that’s pretty much what we get, and most of my mates, That have them say the same. I suppose someone with a new, all singing, all dancing van may get more, but, I had a lad telling me, he was getting 32 from an 07, I just smiled
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Craigavon
Age: 71
Posts: 449
Registered: 06 / 2012
My Motorhome: Rapido 7065FF
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato X250 2.3L 130bhp
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #3
From what I hear from others the norm for a coach built is somewhere between 20mpg and 30mpg dependant on the size, shape. weight, speed you travel at etc. Anything above 25mpg I consider good.

Our 2014 X250 130hp Ducato low profile coach built at 3850kg fully loaded can achieve 30mpg according to the on board computer when pottering around Ireland at under 50mph indicated. On our European trips we average around 27mpg calculated on tank topped before and after trip. That is typically over 3000 Miles with a typical indicated speed of 60mph where legal. I generally have a light right foot.
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Down
Age: 65
Posts: 1156
Registered: 09 / 2011
My Motorhome: Hymer B598 PL
Base Vehicle: Fiat 130 hp multijet
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #4
My 2016 A class 2.3 Fiat running at around 3650kg has, over 30,000 miles averaged 28 mpg. I keep a diary of places visited and part of this is a log of fuel fills. This is almost exclusively on basic B7 supermarket diesel, but that’s a different topic.

Davy
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co wicklow
Age: 49
Posts: 399
Registered: 01 / 2015
My Motorhome: Elddis autostratus
Base Vehicle: Peugeot 2.8
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #5
At 70 euro a fill of fuel I'm getting about 500 km on a 2.8 fiat ducato
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Galway
Age: 98
Posts: 4519
Registered: 04 / 2013
My Motorhome: Adria 670DK
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #6
My 2001 2.8jtd Ducato returns 23mpg,
Slightly better (24.5mpg 😄) on a recent trip in the scottish highlands where the speed didnt pass 50mph ,

I fill the tank record the milage and do the maths (actually i use an app)
JJF
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Donegal
Age: 52
Homepage: MotorhomeCraic.com
Posts: 2788
Registered: 10 / 2014
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #7
On a long trip on the continent on mostly motorway driving at around 90kph we averaged just over 26mpg, pottering about around Ireland maybe 22mpg........ the shape of the wagons we drive leaves them about as aerodynamic as a barn door!
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Co Clare
Age: 59
Posts: 65
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Laika x585
Base Vehicle: Ford Transit
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #8
Quote by JJF

On a long trip on the continent on mostly motorway driving at around 90kph we averaged just over 26mpg, pottering about around Ireland maybe 22mpg........ the shape of the wagons we drive leaves them about as aerodynamic as a barn door!

Indeed I blame the aerodynamics rather than my right foot.
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Galway
Age: 98
Posts: 4519
Registered: 04 / 2013
My Motorhome: Adria 670DK
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #9
My work van is a 2018 2.3 Renault master and its average is 28mpg
Loaded to capacity most of the time,
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Laois
Age: 43
Posts: 2578
Registered: 07 / 2016
My Motorhome: Chasson flash 03
Base Vehicle: Ford transit 2.2
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 17.08.2019  ·  #10
Transits and fuel economy don't belong in the same sentence.
As jjf pointed out, most campervans are not aerodynamic.
Based on our transit, anything near the mid 20 miles per gallon is normal.
Administrator
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 50
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 23315
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Itineo 740JB
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato 2.3 130BHP
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #11
Quote by Eyore

I'l be honest, I am somewhat shocked at the Fuel Consumption we are getting on our recent aquisition.
On our 2007 Rear wheel drive 2.4 Transit the average is 24mpg or 8.5 kilometres per litre.
Is the high,or normal?
Anyone else done an accurate average?


That's great MPG for a RWD transit! Is it low profile?
Administrator
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 50
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 23315
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Itineo 740JB
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato 2.3 130BHP
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #12
I always averaged at 24.8. I changed the fuel filter which I realised was leaking.

I now get 26mpg average, but I lowered my top speed on dual carriageways and motorways so I would say it was that rather than anything to do with the filter.
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Co Clare
Age: 59
Posts: 65
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Laika x585
Base Vehicle: Ford Transit
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #13
Not exactly low profile Ally !!
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).
Administrator
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 50
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 23315
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Itineo 740JB
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato 2.3 130BHP
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #14
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Cork
Age: 68
Posts: 1134
Registered: 11 / 2011
My Motorhome: Rapido 963F
Base Vehicle: Ducato 2.8 JTD Power
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #15
My A Class with a 2.8 JTD Power engine normally does 24/25 mpg.
Really tootling along at 70-80 km/p/h I'll get a bit better but hammering along a motorway at 110 km/p/h into a headwind can result in 20-21 mpg.
Strangely when driving at sightseeing speeds (50-60 km/p/h) over mountain passes I have got nearer to 30 mpg, which goes to show it's pushing the damn thing through the air at speed is what consumes the most fuel which is understandable because it has the aerodynamics of a brick o.O
GVW is usually in the region of 3,850 kg.
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Co Clare
Age: 59
Posts: 65
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Laika x585
Base Vehicle: Ford Transit
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #16
Quote by Ally

I had a friend with a RWD Transit Chausson, similar shape to yours.

He was getting 18-19mpg.


Yikes! Maybe I shouldent complain 😀
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Letterkenny
Age: 51
Homepage: declangrady.com
Posts: 92
Registered: 03 / 2013
My Motorhome: 2006 Knaus Sun Traveller 650LG-RM
Base Vehicle: Renault Master dci140
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #17
I get 20 to 24 mpg depending on how heavy the right foot is.

3.0 renault master dci140 knaus with an overcab luton. 3850kg
First 20k miles was less mpg. 18 to 21.

If I tootle around at 50 to 55 mph I get 24 but anything faster and it drops quickly. I must say it can fairly move if you're in a hurry though!
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Cork
Age: 49
Posts: 35
Registered: 12 / 2014
My Motorhome: T5 SWB Conversion
Base Vehicle: VW Transporter 1.9 TDI (T28)
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #18
VW T5 1.9 TDI (low roof)

80 litres = 710 miles (on a run) = 8 .87 miles per litre = 40.35 mpg.
kwh
Newbie
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Age: 65
Posts: 8
Registered: 08 / 2019
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #19
hi new member here I have just bought a 2.0 ltr Talbot got about 20-25 coming back from Scotland at about 55-60mph converted a 3ltr landrover years ago to gas easy conversion cost me about £500 halved running cost straight away with no loss of power think I might do this to my van soon
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Tipperary
Posts: 5745
Registered: 02 / 2012
My Motorhome: Knaus Sport Ti 700 UFB Silverline
Base Vehicle: Renault Master 150 dci Quickshift
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #20
Haven't checked ours in a while., if I recall correctly it was doing 33mpg the last time I checked it.... Renault Master 150dci with low profile body
Eat's Sleep's craic
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wexford
Age: 53
Posts: 1768
Registered: 02 / 2017
My Motorhome: Mobilvetta
Base Vehicle: Ducati 2.8jtd
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #21
Pat, if I remember correctly, you telling me you had a six speed box, and that at 110 km/h you were at a little over 2000 revs. My 5 speed ducato sits just under 3000revs at 110 km/h.
That might explain the huge difference
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Carrickfergus
Posts: 86
Registered: 01 / 2012
Subject:

mpg

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #22
2010 C hausson Ford 2.2 low profile.6speed
Recent trip down Shannon averaged 30 mpg--no motorway -55-60 mph
ntg
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Portglenone. Co Antrim
Posts: 1332
Registered: 04 / 2012
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #23
Motorhomes and high mpg are not something that are to be used in the same sentence.
I presently run a 2.3 fiat ducato 180hp tag axle and get between 22 and 24 mpg.
I accept that as being as good as it gets.
Newbie
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Telford
Age: 59
Posts: 16
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Pilote Galaxy
Base Vehicle: Talbot Express
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #24
I stepped up from an 1800 Goldwing which averaged 36mpg and a bed for the night in Europe could have been anything up to €100. Now I don’t bother with mpg as my bed/kitchen/bar is behind me so I’m quids in for free!
ntg
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Portglenone. Co Antrim
Posts: 1332
Registered: 04 / 2012
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #25
Quote by Albert the Talbot

I stepped up from an 1800 Goldwing which averaged 36mpg and a bed for the night in Europe could have been anything up to €100. Now I don’t bother with mpg as my bed/kitchen/bar is behind me so I’m quids in for free!


That is exactly the way I see it, your house on wheels.
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Co Clare
Age: 59
Posts: 65
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Laika x585
Base Vehicle: Ford Transit
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 18.08.2019  ·  #26
I see the perfect solution , buy an Auto Roller 500 advertised on DD. Seller says Luton coachbuilt on Transit chassis will do 34 to 38mpg🤣🤣🤣
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Moira, Craigavon
Age: 55
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 8224
Registered: 04 / 2012
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 19.08.2019  ·  #27
Like Pat I was getting around 33 from my Knaus but in the Bailey it’s 29, try not to go over 60 on m/w dual c/w as I’m not in a hurry to get anywhere
Eat's Sleep's craic
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Armagh
Age: 1
Posts: 513
Registered: 10 / 2017
My Motorhome: EuraMobil
Base Vehicle: Fiat
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 19.08.2019  ·  #28
My 2.8 does about 20-22mpg. Its tag axle and always running about 4300kg. I dont hang about on motorways usually cruising at max motorway speeds. It has been as low as 17 and high as 28
Administrator
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 50
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 23315
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Itineo 740JB
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato 2.3 130BHP
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 19.08.2019  ·  #29
Quote by TommyS

My 2.8 does about 20-22mpg. Its tag axle and always running about 4300kg. I dont hang about on motorways usually cruising at max motorway speeds. It has been as low as 17 and high as 28


I hope that's 60mph on a dual carriageway and 50 on a main road? 🤫 😁
Eat's Sleep's craic
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Armagh
Age: 1
Posts: 513
Registered: 10 / 2017
My Motorhome: EuraMobil
Base Vehicle: Fiat
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 19.08.2019  ·  #30
In yer dreams
ntg
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Portglenone. Co Antrim
Posts: 1332
Registered: 04 / 2012
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 19.08.2019  ·  #31
Quote by Eyore

I see the perfect solution , buy an Auto Roller 500 advertised on DD. Seller says Luton coachbuilt on Transit chassis will do 34 to 38mpg🤣🤣🤣


They must do a lot of free wheeling down hills and getting someone to tow them up the other ones. :happy:
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Wicklow
Age: 68
Posts: 3296
Registered: 01 / 2015
My Motorhome: Matilda.
Base Vehicle: Rust 02-Sprinter German engineered from recycled 1960 Fiats
Subject:

What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 19.08.2019  ·  #32
Quote by ntg

Quote by Eyore

I see the perfect solution , buy an Auto Roller 500 advertised on DD. Seller says Luton coachbuilt on Transit chassis will do 34 to 38mpg🤣🤣🤣


They must do a lot of free wheeling down hills and getting someone to tow them up the other ones. :happy:


No its permanently on a rescue wagon. :o
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Wicklow
Age: 68
Posts: 3296
Registered: 01 / 2015
My Motorhome: Matilda.
Base Vehicle: Rust 02-Sprinter German engineered from recycled 1960 Fiats
Subject:

What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 20.08.2019  ·  #33
Our Sprinter 313cdi 2.2 will do up to 29mpg if I keep the revs between 2 and 2.1/2 k ( 50 to 60 mph= 80 to 100 Kph ) above 3000 rpm a mysterious hole appears in the tank,
Administrator
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 50
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 23315
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Itineo 740JB
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato 2.3 130BHP
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 20.08.2019  ·  #34
Newbie
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Lurgan
Age: 63
Posts: 11
Registered: 04 / 2019
My Motorhome: Winnebago Brave
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 20.08.2019  ·  #35
15 MPG out of 6.2 V8 Chevy diesel in a winnebago.70 Miles an hour on motorways.Twisty roads it can drop a little but pleanty of grunt.
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Omagh
Age: 53
Posts: 3090
Registered: 12 / 2011
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 20.08.2019  ·  #36
I had a 5.7 v8 and was only getting between 6 and 11 for the first 3 years. Then I discovered that there was a separate ehu for the disabled control used by the previous owner. After it was removed I got 20+. Sure you're never going that far away so why worry
Eat's Sleep's craic
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow Town
Age: 53
Posts: 675
Registered: 08 / 2014
My Motorhome: ADRIA 580dx
Base Vehicle: 1999 Ducato 2.8 idtd
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 21.08.2019  ·  #37
Haven't a clue what mpg I get......just fill the tank when empty and go again.
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Co Clare
Age: 59
Posts: 65
Registered: 08 / 2018
My Motorhome: Laika x585
Base Vehicle: Ford Transit
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 21.08.2019  ·  #38
Quote by panda

Haven't a clue what mpg I get......just fill the tank when empty and go again.


Your probably better off not knowing.
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Laois
Age: 43
Posts: 2578
Registered: 07 / 2016
My Motorhome: Chasson flash 03
Base Vehicle: Ford transit 2.2
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 24.08.2019  ·  #39
There is a second side to this discussion.
If one was running a commercial van within a commercial business, we would be seriously looking at the drivers habits.
At what revs do they change gear?
Looking at the rev tacho on the dash, the lower segments in the green zone for shifting gear are more fuel efficient.
However, the weight of the van is the elephant in the room.
An empty transit commercial van is probably 1500 or 1600 kgs.
Being a empty mh it probably about a 1000/1250 kg heavier before we put ourselves and our stuff into it.
All of a sudden with the mh , yourselves, your stuff, and a family of bikes on the rear carrier you could be hitting towards the 4000 kg mark.
This will drink diesel.
My advice would be load up the mh as you have being doing and get it weighed on any farmers co-op weightbridge.
If you are over weight, you need to shed stuff that is on board.
In simple terms, less weight going down the road equals less diesel burnt.
Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Dungannon
Age: 68
Posts: 221
Registered: 04 / 2012
My Motorhome: Bailey Approach 745
Base Vehicle: Peugeot Boxer Euro 5 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp
Subject:

Re: What sort of MPG are you getting?

 · 
Posted: 30.08.2019  ·  #40
I haven't reset the mileage trip recorder in over 2000 miles so it should be near average. 28.2 mpg
2.2 ltr Peugeot engine in a 2017 Bailey 745.
Selected quotes for multi-quoting:   0

Registered users in this topic

Currently no registered users in this section

The statistic shows who was online during the last 5 minutes. Updated every 90 seconds.