Originally Posted by Len Toelke
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.