Fitting out your motorhome: All the trades
 #71231  by Paul50
 Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:33 am
This post is of particular interest to me as I have just sold my Mitsubishi Rosa 6 meter weighing 4.7 ton. I was getting 10.3 l/100k towing my Mack 420 which is about 750kg ( one tank from New Plymouth to Whangarei ). now I am interested in buying a 8 meter bus, interesting to see the RUC and extra fuel that I'm in for.
 #71306  by hort1
 Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:05 pm
Have just done a trip from Turangi to Taihape across the Napier Taihape road then the Napier Taupo a lot of very steep towing a Jayco Outback weighing in at around 2900Kg at least.
Towing it with a BT50 Mazda 2013 fuel consumption 13.14 ltr / 100 or 7.7 km per ltr.

 #71315  by vansvilla
 Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:12 pm
8m Hino bus, 1985 model with HO7C ( 177Hp) through a 5 speed gearbox on 18" tyres will do between 4.2 and 5 Kms per litre.
The difference comes from A framing the Suzuki and the style of driving,

Used to run with 8ton RUC! new regs see me running 12 ton sticker, GVM is 11200Kg.
 #71323  by muzzanic
 Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:23 am
Our 1996 Mitsubishi Canter 4 berth 5.8 meters including the large box on the rear, 3130 Tare weight, Is very good I thought.

Seems cheaper on fuel than our cars.

With a trip over the Kaimai's included ( 5 O clock traffic so very tame trip ) our last trip away we did 539 km & when I got home I filled it at the same pump I did before I went away so same angle, No more or less fuel added & it took 65.3 L to fill so 8.25 L per 100 km

 #71327  by Doit
 Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:47 am
After 9440 litres my 1994 Canter, 3.2 averages 7.03km/l, or 14.23l/100km.
 #71328  by muzzanic
 Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:03 am
Try running some Diesel Injector cleaner through it & see if that helps.

The 1st 3 times I filled ours up after buying it I put injector cleaner in the tank, A good clean spray from the injector can make a big difference to how the fuel burns & how the power & fuel efficiency comes out.

 #71329  by scubadoo
 Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:13 am
Talking Canters. :D

Our Australia based 1994 Winnebago "6 birth :roll: " 6.0M 3.9L Mitsubish Canter:

We have added 112,000 km - 15.84 L/100km - 6.3km/L
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