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Would you like to see the new Bushtracker extreme Pop-Top come back, even better?
YES, by all means, please re-introduce it, we would love to see one...
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NO, stick with the full sized Lifestyle of Bushtracker, concentrate on what you do best..
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Braggy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matthew
Just for the record what were the actual Lts per 100km, for that trip for the 2 cars ?

Cheers Ken
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braggy wrote:
Hi Matthew
Just for the record what were the actual Lts per 100km, for that trip for the 2 cars ?

Cheers Ken


Hi Ken,

No problem at all, the fuel consumption figures were an average of 17L/100km towing the pop-top compared with 20L/100km on the full size van.

Most likely both a little higher than your posted consumption due to being different type of vehicle to yours with permanent 4WD (as opposed to part time) and with the more powerful twin turbo engine and automatic transmissions.

Cheers,


Matt
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to agree with steve my mate and i just returned from darwin we both have crusier v8 utes i tow a heavy 18 ft bt he towed an 18 ft jayco poptop fuel saving about .5kl per liter not much considering what u get in a poptop compaired to a full van.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the in depth reply you make very good points and indeed if the weight and hence fuel cost savings are negligible as matts data shows then i agree a full height bushtracker is much better. I understand each van is unique but can u plead give me an idea of the tare weight on a 3 battery 3 solar 3 tank 18ft and a 4 battery 4 solar 4 tank 19ft and that will give me an idea of range of tare weights. I do understand there are a lot of other variables but thanks for the info.
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The Hob



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours is a 19ft with 4 tanks, 4 panels, 4 batteries and has a tare weight of 2560kg. It would be close to 3500 when fully loaded.

One aspect of comparison is storage. The 14ft has much less storage than the 19ft and people being people we tend to use the space available which means we probably take a lot of stuff in the 19 that we wouldn't in a 14

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hob wrote:
Ours is a 19ft with 4 tanks, 4 panels, 4 batteries and has a tare weight of 2560kg. It would be close to 3500 when fully loaded.

One aspect of comparison is storage. The 14ft has much less storage than the 19ft and people being people we tend to use the space available which means we probably take a lot of stuff in the 19 that we wouldn't in a 14

Cheers

Alan


Thanks Alan ill take that as a starting max point
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great comparison with those fuel figures Matt!!!
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Braggy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[Hi Ken,

No problem at all, the fuel consumption figures were an average of 17L/100km towing the pop-top compared with 20L/100km on the full size van.

Most likely both a little higher than your posted consumption due to being different type of vehicle to yours with permanent 4WD (as opposed to part time) and with the more powerful twin turbo engine and automatic transmissions.

Cheers,


Matt[/quote]

Thanks Matt

And I seem to remember Steve saying he has atleast 500kg load in the rear of his, that's not going to help either , don't know what you carry.

I have larger exhaust and chip, which also helps.

But the 200 series (Toyota figures) are about 1l/100k better to start

May be you could start a post to get an idea of what everyone is getting

Cheers Ken
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