MPG Myth Busters!

What's the MPG like? Can I use chip fat and veggie oil? What about LPG?

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MPG Myth Busters!

Post by Flanners » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:51 am

I'm a sucker for anorak articles, as I have just stuck a hardshell roof top tent on my Bongo I was interested in possible mpg issues with 50Kg extra weight and added resistance, this article confirms my first drive with it on; that it had no real impact on motorway and A roads for my mpg, the AC on would possibly have a greater impact!


https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/ ... ythbusters
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Re: MPG Myth Busters!

Post by plonkatronix » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:29 am

Handy to know, full side kitchen has more impact than people realise too :lol:
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Re: MPG Myth Busters!

Post by Bob » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:54 am

Really interesting article.

Big savings can be made by not using a vehicle for short journeys where we can walk or cycle, and the thing many overlook is depreciation.

Yes, Bongy can be a little thirsty compared to a new hatch back, but what counts is overall running costs, plus it's worth a bit for the versatility. 8)
Tough times don't last, tough people do. 8)

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Re: MPG Myth Busters!

Post by Doone » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:59 pm

Is it the type of rooftop tent that can be removed and fitted to another vehicle?
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Re: MPG Myth Busters!

Post by Flanners » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:27 pm

It is indeed, there is a photo in the campervan/conversion forum.
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Re: MPG Myth Busters!

Post by Doone » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:48 am

I've always fancied one of those. :) We have a Bongo and a Land Rover. I wonder if the roof tent would fit them both. :wink:
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Re: MPG Myth Busters!

Post by Flanners » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:57 am

There are many variants to choose from, but yes they would fit both your vehicles, Mini even do one! Here are a couple of suppliers, I can vouch for Tuff Trek quality and realistic prices, Ikamper is good but £3K+ counts them out for me. Soft and hard shell, I prefer the hard shell, less hassle and don't have to fanny around with a cover plus they are aerodynamic etc. Vast majority are made in China, there are some cheaper no brand variants but they are usually very heavy, have shoddy workmanship and detailing with bad quality materials. There is also the top dollar Overland quality kit for 4x4 adventures made to last, mine is the mid point more recreational with infrequent over Summer when using the van, still sturdy and well built though.

https://tuff-trek.com/

https://www.tent-box.com/

https://www.ikamper.com/

https://www.autohome-official.com/en/pr ... -top-tent/
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