Stats update

Blog pages have now been updated for:

1. Sites
Records the campsites/aires that we have stayed at since acquiring Twernt and OUR rating for each based on the site and the location – we aren’t fans of staying on ‘car parks’ so aires are generally down-rated even though they may be in a top location. The massive invasion of mozzies at Honfleur caused a serious down-rating although in a great location. Our favourites to date have been Broadway, Durdle Door, Biarritz, Cabanas and Finca de la Piedra here at Villafranco del Guadalhorce. All chosen based on location.

2. Running Costs
We have spent a total of £3526.40 living full-time in Twernt from 16th May 2014 to 23rd November 2014. That’s £18.46 per day or £129.22 per week or, extrapolating history to a full year, £561.49 per month – £6737.90 per annum.
All of this is based on our ‘baseline’ living costs and does not include food/meals out/clothing and any other personal expenditure. You can see what has been included though by clicking on ‘RUNNING £’s’ on the blog page.

3. MPG Analysis
Self explanatory really, it is worth mentioning that the MPG achieved on the last 2 fill-ups shows a declining MPG achievement; we know that this is due to a slight diesel leak from a kafuggered O ring on the diesel filter – need to get this fixed in the next few days. I blame the atrocious Portuguese road surfaces which are ‘unkind’ to motor-homes.
In fact, most Portuguese roads are like continuously driving on a cattle grid. Try doing that at 30 mph or more in a moho!

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2 thoughts on “Stats update

  1. Hi all. Interested to hear about the Portuguese roads as we had a plan to go in February. Still as other half uses a motorised wheelchair for longer distances he tells me cobbles are the worst in his buggy. Dentures are an option😜. However we did do a ships tour many years ago to Sintra and Cascais and seem to remember roads weren’t too bad. Any way wil have a good read of your blog and feel free to pass on any info you have in general.

    Our blog is on http://www.offexploring.com/marylou. If you are interested.

    All the best. Ali and Nick xx

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    • Hi Ali & Nick, Have added your blog to my favourites and will scrutinise it (!) once I’ve brought this blog up to date! I did notice that you have a LOT of pictures on your blog, must take a long time to upload! I think the poor road surfaces in Portugal are probably more noticeable when travelling in a moho – they managed to shake the water pump loose from its fixings. Also found a nut lying on a surface in the engine compartment and need to trace that back to its home. I do slow down considerably on their roads but it’s 10-fold and maybe 20-fold the normal MoHo shaking that we get! Once we get to Motril (30+ day stop) I will be all over the van checking it out. Spanish roads are much kinder to moho’s. Hope you’re having fun in Thailand! Cheers, Roy & Amanda xx

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