Fuel consumption when towing

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:47
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What fuel consumption do you get when towing your Bushtracker with your F250, Landcruiser, Nissan, or whatever? We got 4.83 kms per litre when we picked up ours with the Nissan 3 ltr TD. Anyone like to share their fuel records? Thanks
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:55

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:55
G'day Pete, I have had no problems with factory turbo (70 series), Schwitzer after-market turbo(80 series), or the Dynamic after-market turbo(100 series). Fuel Consumption was around 13 l/100km. Generally I found that the turbo improved fuel consumption by about 1l/100km. e.g. 80 series without turbo was 14l/100 and 13 l/100 with turbo. I thought the Schwitzer was the best of the three, in terms of both power and fuel consumption. This is just the feeling I had, without comparing other things such as vehicle model weight differences and different tyres. One thing is for sure, you'll notice an enormous difference in towing your BT. Cheers.................Rob
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:56

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:56
Rob, thanks for your speedy reply. I met a BT owner here in Darwin a couple of days ago who was generous enough to show us through their home. They have started us dreaming of owning a BT sometime in the future. unfortunately sob, sob, that time is a little way off yet.

Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Cracker - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:57

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:57
Hello Turist.....good to read that your saving me a bone. I'm interestd to know how your carrying the 380 litres of fuel - I have 10 spare jerry cans, and was considering taking 5, but if the buggers are charging like NEd Kelly then I'll take the 10.

What's the best way....?

Cracker
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Reply By: Turist - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:58

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:58
Cracker that fuel figure should read 340 lt.
Original tank in F250 = 140 lt.
Auxillary tank = 200 lt.
No jerry cans except some fuel for chain saw and geny in 10 lt black plastic cans stored in airtight "Space Case" in back of F250.

A drain tap on auxillary system allows access to fuel for Webasto or fire lighting.

There are some photos in the album.

What vehicle are you towing with, the details are not in the database?

Now, any particular bone required?

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Reply By: Cracker - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:59

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:59
Turist - 80 series T/D. .....Ya just scared the bleep out of me with the $3 + per litres.

I knew these blokes might "get at you a bit" but that's daylight robbery , without the gun.!!

I know I'm a bit light on in the front - so I'll strick some jerries across the draw bar.

ANy idea on the long range tanks for the 80 series vehicles ?

I havn't been able to find ones that were of large enough difference to justify the fitting.

Any of you blokes, got any ideas ......

Cracker
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Reply By: Wadefarers - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:00

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:00
Cracker You can get a few types of long range tanks for the 80 series, they vary but are around 180/190 litres. You have to have your spare on a carrier on the rear bumper as the new tank fits in where the spare wheel was located and I think it also replaces your 50 litre sub tank. Can't tell you how much but ARB (usually dear but good) and other 4WD places have them. I am not fitting one to my 80 series but when/if I buy 100 series will be fitting one so should have around 290 litres on board. Regards Jeff
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Reply By: eff trucker - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:01

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:01
G'day Bob (TURI5T), Just wondering where you got your 200 litre tank for the 250, and what the proce was. I am currently in Qld, but will be heading down to Newcastle / Sydney for a bit in 3 weeks. Thanks for any info. Cheers Efftrucker (Pete)
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Reply By: Turist - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:02

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:02
Pete.
Try Out Of Town 4 Wheel Drive, Newcastle phone book.
I made a template and they produced and fitted the tank.
They should have the pattern and be able to have one ready to fit if you give them a weeks notice.
Get it done on the way past heading to Sydney.
From memory total cost including transfer pump and fuel gauge was around $900.00
Tank photos are in the album.
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:03

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:03
Out of Town 4WD Ph:(02)4953 3288 Fax (02) 4953 1916 Good people to deal with. Owner Fred Black just bought himself an F250... you should see what he is doing to that vehicle - brand new and it is being beefed big time! Cheers, Helen
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:04

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:04
I have Brian and Margaret staying with us at the moment, they have just completed 14,000 kms and averaged 4.25kms/l in F250 loaded to approx 4 tonne and BT approx 3.3 tonne, highway travel 100kms/hr and Gibb river road etc.a lot slower. Roger
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:05

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:05
Just picked up a Bushtracker 20 and drove home to Gosford pushing along at 100 kmh Just over 4 k to litre My Patrol 4.2 turbo intercooled weighs in at over 3 Tonne as well
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:06

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:06
Anthony I have a Nissan Patrol 4.2 Aftermarket turbo intercooler GU Am thinking of purchasing new F250 V8 Diesel Turbo Is yours diesel or petrol ?
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:07

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:07
Itldoo1, Mine is a diesel (like most). I travel a bit lighter than most .... only a BT18 ... no canopy on F250 full to the brim ... no boat ...no trailer .... no Thunderbird 2 Pod [smile] ... no aux fuel tank (yet) ... no washing machine ... no microwave ... I'm weighed down a bit by the family though .... it has nothing to do with "MY" portly demeanour ...honest !! [smile] 25 lt per 100k is pretty good for your Patrol especially as the throttle was probably down a bit with a BT20 uphill and down dale ...its not all that different to what the effies are getting outta the 7.3L. Be careful mentioning in public you want an effie ...its pretty trendy to put them down at the moment ... usually by wannabes. [smile] Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:08

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:08
Anthony , Having trouble with dates for BOG Rally . Also cannot book in maybe because of lack of knowledge on these mongrel computers. Can anyone assist me on this. I am probably the newest member, ( and the dumbest) where computers are concerned. Have no knowledge on setting up van so I think Copetown would be a great learning curve for me even thou I would have to leave my wife Helen enjoying the life at Norfolk Island. Could you assist Thanks Phil If needed my phone number is 0409571768 0243291307
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:09

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:09
No worries Phil ! I'll give you a call on the mobile number ..... just in case though ... The rally is at the Copeton Dam State Recreation Area near Inverell NSW. They can be contacted for bookings (and exact directions to get there) on 02 6723 6269. The dates are from around Friday 16th Sept to a week or so later ... quite a few are coming in early. The best time to see as many BTs as possible would be from 17th to 24th say .... Regards Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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