Simpson Crossing...done...

Submitted: Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:03
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Hello, since my thread asking for advices have been "archived" I just open this one !
I just wanted to follow up and let you know that I have successfully crossed the Simpson Desert with my little Pajero io. Here is a link to some pictures that we took during our trip from Canberra.
Fantastic trip :)
I will do a couple of video later, this one is only pictures, I haven't been able yet to get a nice pixel with video on youtube....
Thanks for your help

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:24

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:24
Well done Mate.
Cheers
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:50

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:50
Hey great photos! Do you have any average fuel consumption figures? Michael
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Follow Up By: pajerio - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 19:02

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 19:02
The total trip was 5275 km with a total average (Simpson included) of 12.89 l/100km.
The Simpson itself was 570 km, and the average was 14.5 l/100km. I had about 35 litre left, out of a full 55 litre car tank and close to 65 litre in jerry can.
In town, boring drive, not loaded, nothing on the roof, same mud tyres, it does around 10.5 to 11 l/100km.
The first couple of days seems lighter on the fuel...
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:51

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 18:51
Nice one and well done, your little Paj looks pretty cool too!
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Follow Up By: pajerio - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 19:05

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 19:05
Thanks....yes it does :) Many time I have been thinking to get something bigger, but she is still here !
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 21:00

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 21:00
I agree, great looking vehicle and nice setup! Michael
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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 19:38

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 19:38
Enjoyed the slide show very much.
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Reply By: Russan - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 20:12

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 20:12
Great Photos, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to doing the trip ourselves.
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 21:11

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 21:11
Well done
Enjoyed the slide show,
MJP
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 at 09:32

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 at 09:32
Great photos, a joy to watch. Your set up seems very functional and a well thought out touring package, impressive! Some of us with bigger vehicles could take some tips from you about packing. Thanks for sharing your trip. Cheers
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Follow Up By: pajerio - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 09:30

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 09:30
Thanks, putting pictures only was the only way I found to get something clear. My video are still a pixel mess...I have to work on that.

These days we have too many thing on offer when going camping, I have seen some set up that are more comfortable that any average houses. The "good" thing about a small car is that you are not tempted to take any extra....hard enough to take the essential :)

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 at 19:24

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 at 19:24
Hello Pajerio,
It was great to see the slideshow.

It sure is an awesome trip and like you, my io did it very easily. Since the Simpson, I've also done Googs Track in my io and Ben from SA and his grandfather have just returned from Cape York in two io's.

I plan to do the entire length of The Canning Stock Route in mine in about 2 years time. There will be plenty of nay-sayers but a well set up, well maintained vehicle driven correctly doesn't need to weigh in at 2.5 tonne to be capable of remote outback travel. Feel free to join me Claude.

Looking forward to the videos.

Fab-io
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Follow Up By: pajerio - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 09:22

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 09:22
I would love to hear from Ben, his offer to join him was very tempting as Cape York is another trip that I always wanted/dream to do. But I have a few more modification to do before, as I don't want to sleep in a swag in this area...
I bet that dog got bigger now !
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Reply By: pajerio - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 14:02

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 14:02
After some time...lot of it ! I have managed to upload a video on youtube that is as clear as I could...Not that bad at all considering past video.
It is "only" about Big Red....
Enjoy.
http://youtu.be/x2XIC473k4U
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Reply By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 18:22

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 18:22
Well done. They need to start making those io's again but with the Outlander diesel in them. You'd get 1000kms a tank and eat Big Red with the better torque. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: pajerio - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 18:57

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 18:57
True...the torque is not the best on these little io. I normally get away staying around 2500/3000 rpm, but here I was at 5000 rpm and close to 5 psi ...that was my last try :)....
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