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Old 01-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just joined up, but have Been visiting many times. I live in the UK and our fuel prices are chronic. I drive a Renault trafic van that is being slowly converted to a day van. It has a 2.5 litre 140 horse diesel with 6 speed semi auto box. I tow a caravan for holiday visits across Europe.
It has a cruise control to slide under traffic cams and keep the boys in blue away. I have seen surprised by its fuel economy even when towing and on its own has returned high 30's and just past 40 on its own and a quiet road system.

Aero mods first and then it's a Scangauge!

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome board!

I would get the scangauge first.
so you track the improvements.

Also air up the tires!
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http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum.

Aeromod the heck out of the caravan and Top Gear will come knocking.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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