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Bertilak

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Old VW T5, 130bhp 2.5litre, tweaked to 170: average 36mpg, down to 33-34 cruising c75mph. Only 2m tall and <2.5tonnes on tour...
It's barely in the powerband at 60!
also, I reckon a pair of S+M tyres cost about 2mpg... not replaced!
exactly the same mpg as the wifes 1.4 Citroen C3, and the scooter (Honda SH300) only does double that, despite being 1/5 of the weight, laden.
 

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Old VW T5, 130bhp 2.5litre, tweaked to 170: average 36mpg, down to 33-34 cruising c75mph. Only 2m tall and <2.5tonnes on tour...
It's barely in the powerband at 60!
also, I reckon a pair of S+M tyres cost about 2mpg... not replaced!
exactly the same mpg as the wifes 1.4 Citroen C3, and the scooter (Honda SH300) only does double that, despite being 1/5 of the weight, laden.
S+M tyres?
 

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Carthago 3 litre diesel fiat ducato base 180hp 4.25 GVW, seem to do about 29 mpg whether we are on a longer run or about town 😃
 

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I've got a Rollerteam Zefiro 685 2018 3500kg with the new Ford engine only 2000cc getting 29mpg and that's running around back roads and motorways, was doing mostly 65-70 mph in Italy last year on the motorways . Had a few other rigs in the past with Ducato 2.3 engines and this Ford is certainly more nipper than them l was a little scared at first about the smaller engine, but hey ho l'm an happy chappy now.
 

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I track mine with each fill up. Keep it logged on fully.com. my last 9 fill ups as per attached. This is a 1997 AutoSleeper Symphony Peugeot boxer base 2.0i 45k miles on it now. Last tank I tried keeping at 70 GPS speed on the motorway for most of the trip. Usually been aiming for 60 on the gauge which equates to 55 on the GPS.

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Hi we have an old Compass Drifter it’s on the Peugeot Boxer chassis with 2.5ltr turbo Diesel engine, have checked ours a few times and tend to average out at about 25 mpg but do run at 70 mph on the roads that permit us to do so!
 

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My VWT4 campervan does around 38mpg on a long run, about 34 when faffing about. i try to avoid going over 55/60
 

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I always fill to brim and keep a record. Highest is 33.04 mpg and lowest is 26.6 mpg. average appears to be circa 31.5 mpg. This is on a Peugeot Boxer 2.2L L4H2 home conversion on a 15 plate, which also sucks diesel from the tank to cook and provide space heating.
 

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Lots of sad buggers with MPG..Me the same.
Minimum 25.4 but usually about 28
maximum 34 but again usually 32
True average 30
 

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Travelling at that speed on motorways i'd have things go everywhere if i had to brake suddenly - but i'm never in a rush and just parkup when i feel like it - just like a tortoise does
It might be worth stowing things, at least then they will bring the cabinets with them ;)
Watch the ladder on the first van and watch the entire body go walk about on the 2nd!
 

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It might be worth stowing things, at least then they will bring the cabinets with them ;)
Watch the ladder on the first van and watch the entire body go walk about on the 2nd!
I dont drive at 70 or 80 mph or tailgate i'm in no rush and my stuff stays put - i pootle around at 60 ( very rarely go any faster ) on dual carriageways or motorway - so dont have to worry about slamming my anchors on at 70 or 80 mph
 

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The only one I've tried was the Lucas additive, was ok, but went back to Archoil D-max. Not sure about extra MPG but emissions went down and stayed down on MOT's, and the engine runs a lot smoother.
No CAT, DPF or EGR on mine using for lubricity and injector cleaning.
I use Archoil and found it to be very good. Cleared up a problem with a variable vane turbo that was sticking.
 

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During the craze about 10 years ago I ran an early Golf TDI 1.9 on pure Biodiesel, smoother quieter, and partially dissolved crud still coming off 3months after I lost my supply; (it choked the fuel filter!) Was probably still running better 80-100k later.
Warning not all diesels can take Bio, incl many newer ones with finer injectors. Some old ones have rubber parts that are incompatible too.
 
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