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Old 01-25-2012, 01:50 PM
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I drive 1996 LX450 with 4.88 and 35". 7000Lbs. I get about 11 or 12MPG on the road.
I started from full tank (22GAL) at the closest filling station
I was carrying two 5GAL (so 10Gal), used both jerrycans to fillup the second night.
I drove into Moab on Thu with the fuel light on.

I don't remember exactly how much I put in once I got into Moab, but IIRC it was 20Gal.

Hi Robbie
Thanks for the info. Knowing peoples MPG and capacity makes it easier to judge how much I'll need. My stock tank is a claimed 19 gallons, I've never pushed the range to see where it runs dry though. When the gas light comes on it takes 16 gallons. I usually see between 15-17MPG. I was planning on bringing two 5 gallon can's with me. My rough guesstimations say I should be OK on range.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:14 PM
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On trail fuel economy can be affected in LARGE part by how you wheel and how hard you drive.

My FJ60 with v8 gets me 16.5MPG on the hwy going 70 and loaded (7000lbs). Going 85 I get more like 12 or 13MPG. Everybody knows the differences there... no real shocker. So, with my 40 gallon tank that's anywhere from 630 to 450 miles on a tank till I am sitting on about 2 gallons in the tank left. Not a bad range one might think even with the hammer down...

BUT...

On the trail?

I typically see 9-10MPG if I am doing casual expedition type travel. The type where you cruise along at 30mph or so and have an obstacle every hour or so you might have to slip into low range for... BUT... if I drive like I am "trying to catch up" my economy can drop to as low as 6-7MPG.

So, that means my range goes anywhere from 260 miles to 380 miles depending on how I drive. So, my point? know what your range is based on how you drive, and drive appropriately so you don't burn a ton of gas when you might need it later. Also, a heavy foot WILL use a lot more fuel. Driving smoothly (not necessarily slowly) will help mileage off road just like it does on road.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:42 PM
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Hello Chuck Wagon, What kind of Vehicle is this 38 gallon tank in and what kind of engine/ fuel ecomany do you get going any where from 5 mph to 30 mph. The Trail is aprox 150 miles long.
CM comittiee will be running fuel out to Onion Creek camp ground where we will be staying wed night. The will be bring out 5 gallon can based on talking to them on Wed morning. The first part of the trip uses less fuel, and the second part of the trip required more fuel.
I still had some fuel at the end of the trip, but I have the capacity to carry 65 gallons if I fill up.
Actually that might have been where Nathan and I got ourselves into trouble. The trail was 150 miles (plus whatever backtracking we did for camping) but I think Nathan and I burned through quite a bit of fuel in both our rides on the way to the trailhead. Close to 100 miles of faster than posted driving to make the tech inspection (we were still a little late). Oops.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:49 PM
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Having a bit of a panic attack! When I registered, the site said 17 available spots, right after RyanR registered, literally on the same computer. This was approx 12:40 on Tuesday. I received an email confirmation of payment but no confirmation of my trail selection!

I have a call and email to Dave about the issue, hopefully there is no problem.

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:57 PM
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Yes Nathan, I think that is where you got in trouble, drive your cool Taco very fast trying to get no where fast

Anyhow, It is a funny thing, I think the first part of the trail on may reach the 8-10 mpg figure. On the second 1/2, I think most will get about 5-7 mpg. But the first part is shorter than the second 1/2 by a bit, but a whole bunch more up and down and obsticals and spending time in low range(which will eat fuel faster.
So I would not be shy in asking for fuel on Wed night if one is going on this trip.

I drive a 80 series with a 24.5 main and a beat up 44 gallon aux in the rear. that now holds about 41-42 gallons. Nice to have that type of range, be it on the highway or offroad.

Hello to you as well Rami.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:58 PM
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I just registered again, paid twice now, but received my confirmation of 2nd payment and trails. I don't know what happened the first time around....now I'm going to work on getting a refund for the first.

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89' 62 with a 5.3, 460le. i get around the same MPG as "rover". i will bring an extra can for sure. I just thought that 38gals would be enough. Still stoked!
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So Marco,
You in on the Koko2012 or just dropping in for advise?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:15 PM
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CM comittiee will be running fuel out to Onion Creek camp ground where we will be staying wed night. The will be bring out 5 gallon can based on talking to them on Wed morning. The first part of the trip uses less fuel, and the second part of the trip required more fuel.
Hey Robbie,
That would be cheating. If true, keep it hash-hash.
Also don't let anyone know about the lions tigers and bears.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:12 AM
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I've signed up for Koko. I'll be pulling my (newly trail ready) Kamparoo with 60 gallons (28+32) on board the 97LX. Looking forward to reconnecting with several of you and meeting some new overlanders.
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