perth-syd and ret in Fiat/jayco MH

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 17:24
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Hi travellers, in brief: just completed this big drive, took about 6 days ea way, via Kalgoorlie,Nullarbor,Pt Pirie,Burra,Renmark,Mildura,hay,Bathurst. Ret via similar except via Adelaide for some repairs. (kept to short routes) Did regular leg stretches,lunch stops and stopped each eve about 6pm, on road by 8am.
basics: Diesel fuel up to $1.98 in sticks, average c/van site with power $30 a nite, needed it for a/con -it was 38-40 deg for most of trip!
MH nice, went ok, had one episode of engine lite, was 02 sensor-Adelaide Fiat mechanics said drivable, can fix on ret-(warranty) was a very good local dealership in Richmond, Adelaide.
mainly big rigs on road. cost about $1000 fuel and about $700 was general spending(inc accom) one way, was similar on ret.

If anyone wants more detail will provide. have kept all documentation.

Noted some areas well provided for in terms of rest stops etc, others nothing for miles.
? shire or state govt shortfall.
food: worthy reminder- buy minimum fruits or veges in eastern states as you only quickly eat up or hand them over at the various quarantine -customs /border points.
same for us gamblers/lottery players- each state seems separate from others with tatts, the lotto and scratchies. lots of pokies in clubs,pubs. Sydney casino worth the look,harbour cruise really nice..
Thanks to forum input pre trip.
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 19:20

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 19:20
6 days each way, why would you do it? you would have only seen the black stuff, not my kinda trip.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Follow Up By: mike g2 - Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 22:10

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 22:10
Thats true, had a tight time schedule as had to get to syd in time for a major family event, only had 3wks tot holiday avail, 1 wk get there , 1 wk in place and 1 wk to ret. so it wasnt really a cruisy holiday trip-drove instead of fly as trying out new Jayco/Fiat MH.
will be useful trial for proper trip later.
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