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Old 04-14-2018, 01:01 AM   #51
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Len thanks for the link to Backroad Mapbooks. Very Helpful..do you suggest PDF or the print books? My "readers" are now at #250 so I'm thinking the PDF maps may be too small.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #52
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Hello everyone, just a quick word on the BackRoad Map books. Wait.

Ted has asked BRMB to sponsor the event and hopefully provide everyone with books.

I'm a fan of hard copy maps. The batteries never go bad and they dont crash, can be used to start fires or wipe butts. Tablets can be used for these purposes too, but not as effectively.

The map books from this company are really durable and high quality. You will have these the rest of your lives. So fingers crossed that BRMB will sponsor the event. If not, we can purchase them online in the weeks leading up to the event.

FYI we use BackCountry Navigator on a 7" android tablet for our GPX files. I can't say that I'm happy with the software, but have not found anything that works better yet. (only my personal opinion)

Looking forward to this event as I've been looking at images of the terrain. Beautiful!

Cheers!
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:30 PM   #53
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Good news! I too prefer paper maps. I started using Delorme Gazeteer maps 25 years ago. Never broke the habit. Hope the sponsorship comes through but if not I will buy the map books. I just bought a Samsung 8" tablet and loaded it with BackCountry Navigator to use as my on board GPS. Haven't had a chance to really get to know it and the app yet.
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Hi again everyone. I have a quick question for you guys.
Day one of the trip is a 640 km. (400 miles) route with no gas stops. What is your fuel capacity / range with the V8? Do you need to carry additional fuel?

I bring this up because I may (or May not) be able to arrange a fuel drop at the 1/2 way mark.
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I need additional fuel to go 400 miles/640 km. I was planning on bringing extra gasoline, 12 gallons, that will get me past 400 miles given non-4wd driving.

That said, I'd buy fuel at the 1/2 way point if available.

Thanks, Chris
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Hi again everyone. I have a quick question for you guys.
Day one of the trip is a 640 km. (400 miles) route with no gas stops. What is your fuel capacity / range with the V8? Do you need to carry additional fuel?

I bring this up because I may (or May not) be able to arrange a fuel drop at the 1/2 way mark.
Hi Len, I have yet to totally come to terms with the GPX files, so I don't know how difficult the first days route is. On pavement, I average about 12mpg on moderate hills. When on smooth gravel roads with moderate hills, I can average about 10mpg (give or take). If the road gets rougher, or requires 4wd, my mileage drops down to about 8 or 9, and when in low range it gets down around 3 to 5. With a 27 or 28 gallon tank, I'm pretty limited in range. I do carry 15 additional gallons in three 5 gallon cans though, but even with those, I'll probably be at the very limit of my range if not beyond. Some additional fuel (gasoline) would be great. Folks with diesels should have no problems.
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I pulled up the tracks and what I downloaded has 217.7 miles the first day.

Where are you getting the long first day distances? Maybe I'm wrong, but here’s what I’m seeing on the app I’m using, Locus Pro.

217 miles or about 349 kms the first day with a fuel stop towards the end of the day.

No fuel on day 2, about 169 miles/271 kms.

Then fuel on day 3 about 2/3s of the distance, total distance about 108 miles/173 kms on day 3.

It looks like something less than 300 miles/482 kms between the first and second fuel stops.

The rest of the days range from about 93 miles (day 8 is broken into two segments)/149 kms to 189 miles/304 kms with various fuel stops.

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Thanks Marret. My apologies. I have been working with an older version of the route and I did not check the update, nor the mileage properly.

Thanks for plugging in the GPX / mileage! I was getting kinda worried about how much fuel I was going to have to carry there for a bit! (350 km = 217 miles) This is much more manageable for me.
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No worries, good to have this discussion anyway. More manageable for me too.

Thanks.

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Any updated info on the BackRoad map books?
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