Simpson Desert fuel usage Landcruiser 200 and Prado 150

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Just finished crossing the Simpson from Mt Dare to Birdsville with a distance of 577 km. I thought I would put up some fuel consumption figures as I thought it may be helpful for anyone planning this trip.

Landcruiser 200 used 109 litres.

Prado 150 used 110 litres

Both diesel vehicles and loaded with camping gear, fridge, 40l water, fuel
and spare wheel.
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Reply By: Keith B2 - Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 06:21

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 06:21
We did it two years ago in a heavy 200 series towing a 1,100kg trailer and used 126 litres. I was very surprised. Pressures were 16/19 psi hot with first and second gear high range all the way and took it nice and slow.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 07:19

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 07:19
That's about 21l/100km. I got 30l/100km towing a Tvan last tim,e but my new 200 seems a lot better on fuel. I guess I would get more like 24 - 25 l/100km. That's at around 15 PSI.
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 17:48

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 17:48
Hi Stewy

Some good helpful info ,for the uninitiated.
That was the type of info that helped me on my first crossing.
there used to be a section in Treks years ago on here were you could put, all the relevant info, on vehicle type,distance and fuel usage,of your trip. i did find very handy.
The new treks page appears more generic, and no personal trip notes on fuel usage,unless i'm missing something there?

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Reply By: Member - nick b boab - Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 20:18

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 20:18
We have just done this trip after the finke desert race thos year in a ford px ranger super cab steel tray . 18 psi tyres
Roof top tent , camping gear , etc ,40 litres water + bottle water , 80 odd litrs in main tank + 105 lts 2nd tank
We used 77. 36 lts for the trip .
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 20:11

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 20:11
In June 2016, we travelled Birdsville-Mt Dare, via QAA, French Line, Knoll's Track, Rig Road and western section of WAA Line in 2015 Landcruiser ute and used 103L. Return trip, via the Madigan & Hay River Track, used just under 130L.

This year, in late May, did French Line solo, Birdsville-Mt Dare in same ute and used just over 80L. Different story on the return trip as we travelled via Geosurveyors Hill & the Geocentre, and used almost 177L.

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