Cummins ISC 8.3.Hi Elvis,
Thank for that information.
At 14t PLUS pulling a 3.5t trailer I would say 15 mpg is pretty impressive mate.
Granted that speed is a major factor but to me 50 mph is a reasonable speed (LGVs in UK are limited to 56 mph and most of the large haulage companies pay to have their vehicles to restricted to 50 or 52 to improve mpg).
Can I ask the engine you have fitted?
Also - due to the relatively low miles an RV does in comparison to its use as a commercial vehicle, are you still needing to carry out an oil and filters service every 12 months?
I monitor the auto transmission fluid about once a year using eyes and nose! If the transmission runs as it should with no problems, and the fluid is still bright red and doesn't smell of burning, I am happy. So far that has been the case for 36 years and six RVs!Thanks RV Neal,
I've always had the belief oil is the cheapest form of maintenance you can get and I know it deteriorates with time so if the prevailing wisdom is annual change thats what I'll schedule.
Do you find the need to change autobox oil?
Do the Americans lag behind Europe when it comes to diesel technology??
you don't have to be out for 90 days before returning - the 180 days a a moving window, so it's counted back from when you enter again. So if you go out for 30 days, when you come back in, you count backwards 180 days from the date you come back in which means, if you've been out for 30 days, you take 30 days off the 180 "window" you were working to when you last entered, so you can be back in for 30 etc.Nowadays I would advise to leave a few days before your 90 day limit to allow for delays along the journey back to UK.
The alternative is to find a country not in the Schengen to travel around for another 90 days before returning to a Schengen country.