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Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 at 21:29
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G'day all ,
I am a new member and the reason for joining was to find out more about the Bushtracker vans. My wife and I currently have a Coromal Corvair Pop top tandem off roader and has performed extremely well thus far. We tow it with a L/cuiser 200 TTD but have noticed a increase in fuel cosumption as compaired to our previous L/C 100 turbo diesel. I would like to hear from anybody with a 200 series and a Tracker and compair fuel useage, knowing that the Tracker is a full size van and probably heavier I expect it would use more.
Regards Abes
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 at 21:58

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 at 21:58
Hi Abes,
Welcome to the forum. Can't help you with figures for the 200 but by way of a comparision with your 100. We tow a fully laden 19' Bt and are full time on the road so have to have all the toys with us. We are sitting right on the limit legally weight wise.

We typically use 4.8 to 5.0 kpl towing around 85 kph

Cheers John
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 at 02:13

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 at 02:13
Hey A Abes,

you never know your luck in a big city.....

There might just be a Bushtracker, towed by a 200 series, around the corner from you.

On our way back to Manjar from Temora in NSW (I chose this point because we didn't unhitch and dilute the figures anytime all the way home) we averaged 21.57 litres per 100ks.

Our 20 footer came out dry at 2660kg. Wet (400 litres) add 400kg. Add a bit for our junk and I'm looking at about 3300kg. Tows beautifully behind the Bun.

You're welcome to have a look anytime. I can also tell you about the shopping experience.

cheers

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Reply By: Finch's nest - Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 at 04:40

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 at 04:40
Abes, Towing our 19FOOT b/t with our 200 series L/C. 34000 KM covered. Our average consuption towing the B/T only was 4.73 kml . All the best Clive&Joan
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Reply By: Teddy & Mopsy - Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 at 19:50

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 at 19:50
LC 200td v LC100td....200 series approx 10% less fuel across all conditions inc. unladen.A bit hard to be too scientific as power is so readily available in stop/start ,windy, and up and down conditions.Tow 20ft BT with 6 w/tanks,3 j/cans, gennie...etc.V/happy with tug.
regards TED
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Reply By: The Hob - Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 00:52

Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 00:52
We tow a 19ft BT with a 200 series and regularly get 20-21lph.

It does use fuel but it sure tows well.

Alan
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Reply By: Bushtucker Man - Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 01:23

Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 01:23
Hi Abes,

We have 200 TTD and 20' BT, our 2nd, the 1st was 16' & the tug was 100 TD which returned 19 lts/100k. So far we have done 22500ks in the 20ftr which weighs right on the limit of 3500 kg and averaged 20.5lt/100k much the same as Stephen, "Gone Bush".

Cheers.
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Reply By: A. Abes - Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 02:39

Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 02:39
G'day to all
Thanks for all the info, it seems that I should expect another small increase in fuel useage not unsimilar to some of my mates towing Princetons (full size vans) and probably not enough to make a huge difference. Now all I have to do is retire and check out whats on offer by BT.
PS Catch up with you soon Stephen, I'll give you a ring.
Regards Abes
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Follow Up By: Sundown - Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 20:25

Friday, Jan 01, 2010 at 20:25
I know the $$$ come into the equation (the outlay), but I have gone from a 60 series factory fitted T/D and a Coromal 20' 2.3t (22-23l/100k) to a 2nd hand Chev 6.6l T/D and Princeton 25' 2.7t (16l/100km) and the job is a breeze now. Hardly a gear change. The 2nd hand Chev was cheaper than new L/C, and I wish I had done it earlier. Biggest challenge was to part with the "old banger" after 380,000. Still goes okay too.
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