AnswerID: 285430 Submitted: Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 20:57
If it's a Discovery 2 petrol, it must be a V8.
At best, on road - non towing, you could expect around
14-16L/100km, depending on the size of the right foot.
On dirt- not offroad maybe 1-2 Litres more.
Towing a 17ft van will make a considerable difference.
But it depends on the weight and configuration of the van (Heavier van will use more fuel and poptop gives better fuel economy than std height van)
Fuel consumption towing van would be likely to be in the range 20-28 L/100km, again depending on your right foot.
Dirt road towing again maybe 2-5 Litres more
Keeping below 100kph may improve those figures, but V8 petrols (all makes) are thirsty buggers especially when towing.
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FollowupID: 550323 Submitted:
Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 22:01
Thanks very much for the information we have a pop top caravan and are planning a trip from the Gold Coast
up through the savanna way into Darwin
and down to broome
, but by the sounds of it it could be a costly excerise. The Disco also has a 55litre LPG tank.......So fingers crossed we can do alot of the trip on LPG
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FollowupID: 550344 Submitted:
Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 22:43
I used to have one - lovely car but sure are thirsty buggers. The above stats are about right, although you won't get quite as good figures on LPG as you do on petrol because it burns faster. We too had lpg which did help a lot. The main thing in the outback is that there often isn't any lpg and where there is, there sometimes isn't any left. Over 12 months though, it should't be too painful due to the general availability of gas. Just remind yourself of that when you can't find it on your travels. The big picture isn't too bad at all. There's a website that shows all the outlets which are actually increasing all the time. Just Gogle for "LPG outlets" or similar.
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FollowupID: 550417 Submitted:
Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 09:58
Thanks very much for the info, yes they are lovely cars but perhaps it wasn't the best choice in fuel economy......but I suppose you can't have everything I guess.
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