We have just returned from 21 days meandering around France with a short trip [ shopping ] into Spain.
My 660 with the Scoot on the back does 21 mpg..
We have solar panel + 2 x 110 Leisure batteries and since changing all light [strip and bulbs ] to LED's from Campercare [see my other posts] we never once got the dreaded TV invertor buzz even after 6 hours of DVD's and Telly
I agree with others about water, we NEVER drink any water from the onboard tank. When we fill up at aires [ eau potable] we refill around 4 x 5 liter water bottles for making hot drinks.
We got through less than 10 liters of actual store bought [ 85cents for 5 liters ] water, used only for drinking, ice making, cleaning teeth and pill taking.
WHY ?? cos the plonk is so much nicer
We met lots with dogs this year, 99% very well behaved and being cleaned up behind them [odd ones were a German and a Dutchman] I bagged their dogs deposits and went over to their vans and very politely told them they'd forgot something :roll: Cue one German guy getting bollocking from Frau and one Dutchman getting all aereated, but I'm 19 stone hairy biker and one slight growl and threat to empty the bag on his head shut him up....
Vicarious, All the Aires in English is indispensable..
If you haven't got one already, get a satnav that will take co-ordinates.
Mines a Garmin Nuvi 250 with all western Europe already loaded, cost £89 .00
Why ?? Postcodes in France cover up to 10 square kilometeres not just 3 or 4 houses like the UK. DAMHIK 8O
The co-ordinates never miss the site
...[well so far anyway]
We're off again in Sept for at least 8 weeks
One other thing you may like is this>>
Our total cost for sites and water refills over the 3 weeks was less than €20 BUT we did spend loads in local shops on local products ..
Also if you have a laptop 'pooter 99% of all McDonalds have FREE wifi.
A nice cup of Coffee pllus maybe a McD salad and sit on their carpark for an hour or so to catch up with emails etc...
BUT beware, if you are outside and obviously using your 'pooter and you Haven't bought anything :roll: It can mysteriously get switched off..
But Fairs fair, it's a lot cheaper than paying for T'internet over there ..