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#1 Tuningdrew

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:10 pm

Comfort and instrumentation
Phone connectivity
Rear view camera makes hitching a doddle

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:56 pm

Just to add my two penn'orth. I went for the Tekna spec of the Navara with an auto box. The gearbox, once I got used to an automatic, is a joy to have, particularly when towing. It does subtract a little from the economy (approx 2 mpg) but on an average annual mileage of 10,000 that's about £1.50 a week. It eliminates clunky gearshift issues, which, my experience with my manual X-Trail suggests, will improve over time. DAB radio, which the Tekna has, is a mixed blessing. I didn't try using it until we got to Portugal. Guess what? No DAB transmissions in Portugal. I personally do not find the interior mirror to be a problem. I can swivel mine up on its mounting stem to get it out of my line of site. As far as size is concerned, shall we say it's a bit of a challenge at Tesco but you soon get used to it. The longer we have our truck, the better I like it :D


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:42 pm

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:50 pm

Having just completed a 1200 mile round trip to the French Alps I managed to get some accurate fuel consumption figures. A little disappointed as it is around 21 mpg. In its defence though we spent most of the time on the peage at around 110 km/h wherever possible which is faster than I normally tow (90km/h) And we were well loaded in the truck with 3 metre awning plus canopy and flooring, some of my brother and sister in laws clothing as they were flying easyjet to Lyon and a lot of dog food plus extra chairs and bedding.. We did find with our Kia that shaving that last 20km/h off the speed saves a worthwhile amount of fuel. We have another longish trip in July which wont be quite so rushed so see what happens then.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:42 pm

In its defence though we spent most of the time on the peage at around 110 km/h wherever possible which is faster than I normally tow (90km/h)


I imagine the gendarmes will be interested to read that.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 03:57 am

Checked my info again and you're right, that will teach me to do my research a little more thoroughly. Missed the 3.5 tonne bit. I shall expect a little brown envelope from the French Authorities in due course. Muppet.
Mind you that was an indicated speed so probably well short of a true 110 but I was overtaken a few times by other caravans and many motorhomes. Still no excuses, feeling rather foolish as I've always stuck to 90 km/h religiously.

Edited by Tuningdrew, 02 July 2017 - 04:16 am.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:20 am

I doubt the little brown envelope will arrive. While the newer speed cameras can distinguish between cars and trucks I don't think they can assess the weight of a car/caravan combo. Unless you were 'zapped' by a mobile patrol you're probably safe.

 

It irks me when motorhomes go whizzing past - how the French manage to keep some of those monsters below 3.5 tonnes is a mystery!



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:54 pm

As an exercise today I borrowed my sons GPS speedo thing he has, Road Angel. It gives a very accurate speed reading apparently. In my Navara 110 km/h on the speedo is in fact 95 km/h. Explains why stuff was coming past me! Checked a few MPH readings as well as the local traffic guys are a bit hot at the moment: indicated 60 mph = 54 mph and as we have a lot of 50 limits round here an indicated 50 is in fact 44 mph.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:50 pm

I may be mistaken but I thought car speedometers were required to read between 0 and 10% over the actual speed. If you are really only doing 95 when yours says 110 then it is reading more than 15% over.

Edited by Chalky9, 02 July 2017 - 02:50 pm.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:54 pm

Is the Navara classed as a commercial vehicle and has anyone had any issues getting on to any sites. I am sure I have read that on some site there is a no commercial vehicles rule.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:27 am

Checked my info again and you're right, that will teach me to do my research a little more thoroughly. Missed the 3.5 tonne bit. I shall expect a little brown envelope from the French Authorities in due course. Muppet.
Mind you that was an indicated speed so probably well short of a true 110 but I was overtaken a few times by other caravans and many motorhomes. Still no excuses, feeling rather foolish as I've always stuck to 90 km/h religiously.

My Shogun + Tabbert = 5030 Kg.  110 Km/h all the way through France to Spain and back, no fines just extortionate Peage costs which are daylight robbery  :ph34r:






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