Back from the Lakes today.

18 Nov

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After breakfast, we packed up the van and set off down the “A” road from Glenridding to the M6 motorway at Penrith. The motorway was free running to around the Preston turnoff then volume of traffic picked up and speed dropped from around 60 mph to 50 to 55 mph but running freely. At the Penrith end of the motorway we had averaged about 43 mpg with a warming engine. At the end of the 2 1/2 hours trip we averaged just over 60 miles per gallon overall. The engine is now run in at 1850 miles and we had half a tank of diesel onboard, two people and full campervan equipment. Very pleased with this to say the least. Not setting point to point times on fire, I admit, but what economy ! It will be interesting to see what we can achive once the cruise control is retro-fitted

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