AnswerID: 463541 Submitted: Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 01:38
Good Morning Trendsetters.
It is obvious that none of you debating the fuel weighing 'issue' in this post have ever met Robin Miller.
I have been lucky (depends on your definition of that word) enough to meet Robin and his wife on two occasions and very nice people they are.
However! ( yep! there is always one of these) when it comes to talking vehicles and trip preparation Robin becomes the 'visitor from Mars', in a nice sort of manner of course.
At the Pyrenees (Vic) weekend , I heard him talking about attending the Ex-OZ Nat meeting in Wiluna and his intention of doing the CSR afterwards. So I asked him what vehicle he was using and what sort of setup he intended to use for this impending trip.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeell! he obliged myself and my wife with a tour of his vehicle setup
and what he planned on doing for the anticipated CSR trip.
Suffice to say that after two hours of being shown umpteen zillion thingys in his vehicle setup
and how they all worked, along with a sensational discourse laden with technical
stuff like the fuel weighing he is banging on about in this post, I was totally gobsmacked with his approach to trip planning
I thought I was pretty pedantic when planning trips, however I am a complete novice compared to Robin.
Anyway the punchline to all this is Robin's predilection for weighing scales. Yes, people, he completely empties his vehicle and then weighs every thing that goes back in that is to be taken on the trip so that he knows the exact GVM of the vehicle, regardless of whats plated. This allows him to make critical decisions as to what has to be left behind.
I seem to recall Mrs Miller telling my wife that for the CSR trip she was allowed one change of clothes, one set of footwear and no underwear. (to heavy apparently) (LOL)
On a serious note: Robin is a man on a mission when it comes to vehicles and weight, so let him weigh his fuel, drive his great SWMBO to distraction and enjoy himself in so doing.
At least he researches, and has a go at just about anything and everything without loading up the forum
with - Advice needed on this, that and everything else up to and including how to apply a Bandaid to a finger.
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