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    Default Minibus fuel consumption

    I am organising a weekend residential that isnt local, we're likely to go about 200miles. How much have other people budgeted for minibus fuel per mile?
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    At school they charge us .80p per mile but i'm not sure how accurate that is as the price of fuel has gone up but the charge hasn't
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    if my maths work out fuel aprox 1.20 PR LTR X4.5 =5.40 per gallon allowing for 30 miles /gallon ( rubbish bus and bad driver) works out @ 5.40p X 200/30 = aprox 7 gallons to do 210 miles = aprox 38 for the journey all rounded up
    so that works out about 19p per mile
    I only went to teach first aid then they found I had been in navy and could tie knots and sew and cook in and out doors and, and, and ??? I was lumberd some one has moved the exit door I cant find the way out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    if my maths work out fuel aprox 1.20 PR LTR X4.5 =5.40 per gallon allowing for 30 miles /gallon ( rubbish bus and bad driver) works out @ 5.40p X 200/30 = aprox 7 gallons to do 210 miles = aprox 38 for the journey all rounded up
    so that works out about 19p per mile
    30mpg sounds high to me, so I've just been searching Google. This may be of interest: http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=186765

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    We have used minibuses in the past for camps etc and work on 20 miles to the gallon so 10 gallons of fuel will do 200 miles, depending on how much a litre, about 50 - 60 pounds in total for fuel.

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    I was gong on ambulance mpg for a simular vehicle allowing extra mpg for not flying round at 85 mph all day
    I only went to teach first aid then they found I had been in navy and could tie knots and sew and cook in and out doors and, and, and ??? I was lumberd some one has moved the exit door I cant find the way out
    reached 65 Found the Exit door but people still keep closeing it when I get to it

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    It'd be so much easier if we stopped faffing about with silly antiquated measurements, and used metric. Fuel is sold in litres, so saying how many km/L a vehicle does would make it so much easier for working out fuel allowances. I switch my speedo into metric to see how many litres, rather than gallons of fuel my car has used when putting in a claim for fuel
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennthefunkyranger View Post
    It'd be so much easier if we stopped faffing about with silly antiquated measurements, and used metric. Fuel is sold in litres, so saying how many km/L a vehicle does would make it so much easier for working out fuel allowances. I switch my speedo into metric to see how many litres, rather than gallons of fuel my car has used when putting in a claim for fuel
    In principle, I agree - but I don't think any of the election manifestos included a pledge to change all our road signs into km, which would probably be necessary for km/l to be widely adopted...

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    It is something the EU wants us to do, though, so as long as UKIP don't get in it could well happen still. Also, residential area and motorway speed limits would be ever so slightly higher because of the conversion
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainScarlet View Post
    30mpg sounds high to me, so I've just been searching Google. This may be of interest: http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=186765
    I'd say 30 miles to gallon is high too - wish our car did that (and mini bus is bigger) but could do calculations on 20 miles to gallon and you'd probably be not far off?
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