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Old 05-27-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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Just came Back from a week in Frankfurt, And I can't believe the number of campers and motorhomes I saw.
I bet I saw every model of Puck made, metal and fibreglass, I saw a couple of Cadets, a tab and god knows how many others.
Most were being pulled by small to mid size sedans, and most were diesel. Fuel was 1.68 euros per litre, or about 6.22USD/ US Gallon.
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Just came Back from a week in Frankfurt, And I can't believe the number of campers and motorhomes I saw.
I bet I saw every model of Puck made, metal and fibreglass, I saw a couple of Cadets, a tab and god knows how many others.
Most were being pulled by small to mid size sedans, and most were diesel. Fuel was 1.68 euros per litre, or about 6.22USD/ US Gallon.
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I drove from Heathrow (London) to Bath today, mostly along the M4 and saw a few small trailers being towed by, IMHO, small cars. One TV was a Santa Fe (Hyundai?), the rest smaller sedans I didn't recognize right off. Tomorrow is another "M" route day and then onto some more minor roads - we'll see how many more we see. (didnt' get any pictures and I'm still working on the wrong hand driving thing...

I'm afraid to look at the gas price until I need it. The small Ford I'm driving claims I'm getting 44.7 mpg at this point. We'll see.
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I drove from Heathrow (London) to Bath today, mostly along the M4 and saw a few small trailers being towed by, IMHO, small cars. One TV was a Santa Fe (Hyundai?), the rest smaller sedans I didn't recognize right off. Tomorrow is another "M" route day and then onto some more minor roads - we'll see how many more we see. (didnt' get any pictures and I'm still working on the wrong hand driving thing...

I'm afraid to look at the gas price until I need it. The small Ford I'm driving claims I'm getting 44.7 mpg at this point. We'll see.

Imperial gallons? (=1.2009 US gallons)--means you're getting 37 MPG in US units.
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Imperial gallons? (=1.2009 US gallons)--means you're getting 37 MPG in US units.
I'll take your word for that...I still think in terms of miles per imperial gallon - brought up that way in Canada. These litres/100km ratings are just sort of numbers to me.

Bought gas twice now. 119 Pence/litre (1.19 UK Pounds/litre) With the Canadian dollar at $2/UK Pound, I'm paying CDN$2.38/litre. When I left home last week it was going for about $1.30/litre. Less than twice what I'm used to paying. As I can only drive less than half the normal distance, compared to what I'm used to, I guess it evens out to about what I would expect to pay on a road trip at home. Only the scenery is vastly different, the roads interesting, and the driving habits of the locals occasionally shocking.

Saw more caravans today with an assortment of tow vehicles, including a couple of wrong hand drive Jeep Cherokees.

(Cullompton to York tomorrow... GPS says 285 miles - I expect it to take ALL DAY.)
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Imperial gallons? (=1.2009 US gallons)--means you're getting 37 MPG in US units.
Since he's looking at the readout in the Ford, it all depends on what was programmed into the readout... I'd guess that since the UK/CA/Eur standard is liters, the readout has US gallons, not Imp gallons, but that's just a guess. Answer would be in Owner's Manual for the Ford.
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