towing economy of 128KW D40 Nissan Navara

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:07
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Hi, Could anyone please tell me what my fuel usage would be going from a 1.8t poptop to a 2.3t full caravan, I currently use 14ltr per 100 KLM and will the 128KW motor handle it. I need to know by tomorrow morning as it is a new van and I have to give Jayco a deposit tomorrow. the vehicle is a 2007.
Nissan Navara D40 STX 128 KW and I love it but if it is going to be a big fuel jump I will have to forget it
Graeme A.
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:57

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:57
Seeing no one has replied perhaps try on the NISSAN forums. or the Caravaners forums Lots of advice on both i would think. I would think fuel would be the lesser of your worries on a trip.
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Follow Up By: Graeme A - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 22:34

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 22:34
Thanks TomH,i think my main worry now is the clutch as it is a 6 speed manual
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 19:10

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 19:10
I meant money wise for the total cost
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:33

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:33
Graeme,

I had the D22 STX (2004 3L T/D - no intercooler) which was not quite as refined as your D40. I was amazingly happy with mine and it towed a tambo camper trailer around and through Australia for 13 months. 40,000 km and excellent economy.

I've had a bit of a look around and the D40 towing a 22 foot van (diesel model) expects about 16 litres to the 100.

A bit of info hereD40 review particularly in the owners comments.

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Follow Up By: Graeme A - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 22:42

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 22:42
thanks Mick O, it depends if that D40 towing the 22 footer was manual or auto mine is 6 speed manual and apparently can be hard on cluches although I have done 94,000 without a problem.
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Reply By: 19738662 - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 17:54

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 17:54
Graeme, Why two posts on the one subject?
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Follow Up By: Graeme A - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 20:35

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 20:35
because I cannot get an opinion plus i am a viet vet and have just become TPI and this will be my last chance to get the van i want and I have not got many years left and can't afford another vehicle so I want to get it right.
Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Graeme A - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 22:26

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 22:26
1973866 Hi, me again, you seem to be the only person who has given me sensible answers so I would like you answer me again on the other things I have said and give me any other advise you can give as I really want this van and if it means more fuel and slower up hills I don't care as long as i am not having to replace cluches as long as it gives me enjoyment for the time I have left. Even with the other van on a hill i take of in low range and always use low range in reverse.Hope to hear from you.
Graeme a.
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Reply By: 19738662 - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 22:55

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 22:55
If you really want the van go for it. As I stated,my Navara was heavy on fuel & surprised me by being so. The van will be 500kg heavier than your present van so you will have to expect heavier fuel usage. Good luck with the purchase,Jayco have very good warranty service & follow up and I believe have a 30 or 40% of the caravan industry market. Robert
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