Fuel use on 7 week trip .

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 at 18:20
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Cost per kilometre was $0.43 cents

Average fuel usage was 4.64 km per litre / 21.55 litres per 100 km.

Total diesel used was 2,673.5 LITRES

Total cost of diesel $ 5,371.84

Landcruiser 100 TD auto with tyre on the roof rack towing a 26 ' Bushtracker caravan .

Sydney , Broken Hill , Norseman , Leinster , Cue , Newman , Christie Crossing , Newman , Halls Creek , Alice Springs , Pt Augusta , Broken Hill , Sydney
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Reply By: CD & JW - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 at 19:20

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 at 19:20
WOW

Extended the van by 10'
LOL, LOL
No wonder you needed new springs ................................

JW
(O for an edit function on this site - all of our typos get exposed. LOL again)

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Follow Up By: Willie - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 at 21:34

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 at 21:34
JW ,

When I was in Alice waiting for my springs , I was given a pamphlet from " Extensions Are Us ". I just could not help myself , as I had always wanted a spa bath in the van .

I have to be careful with weight distribution now , but storing my red in the front of the van seems to balance the new extension quite nicely.

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 09:39

Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 09:39
Now there's a man that likes to get some miles done. Good info Willie - what was your rough average cruising speed?

Regards John and Jean
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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 21:09

Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 21:09
John and Jean ,

Going over to Cue , I sat on 100 and did not press to hold this speed on the hills .

From Alice Springs to Sydney , I was pushing it and sitting on 110 - trying to get back ASAP to avoid divorce .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Reply By: Kiwi1 - Friday, Aug 01, 2008 at 02:39

Friday, Aug 01, 2008 at 02:39
Willie,

Towing 3 tonne with all the tanks full, with a LC100 TD with D-tronic chip, two spare wheels on the back and a kayak on top, we never stray far from an average of 18 litres per 100km. But we seldom hit 100kph either.

Michael
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Follow Up By: Bandolero - Friday, Aug 01, 2008 at 07:27

Friday, Aug 01, 2008 at 07:27
Towing 20ft bushtracker on maiden voyage from Lowood to Seisia via Cooktown and Lakefield N.P. and Weipa then back to Chillagoe, Undarra, Hughenden, Winton, Jundah, Windorah then back home.
Total 7115 km used 1581 litres at 22.2 litres per 100km.
Tow vehicle Patrol 4.2 turbo diesel.
Cost 41.6 cents km.

Most of the dirt was good except for about 70km from Captain Billy Landing to the Jardine river. definatly bone shaking stuff. 1st and 2nd gear.
both van and car performed great.
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