L/C 100 Series Article

Submitted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 18:11
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I am soon going to replace my Series 2 Disco TD5 and will buy a L/C 100 Series. I have picked up a new Jayco Heritage 25', although the Disco tows it better than I expected, I will change it as I want to do it easy.
I was told there was a article not so long ago in one of the RV Magazines comparing L/C 100 series Diesel and Petrol, giving cost equations etc.
Does nayone know what mag and month/year?
Also any feedback from L/C 100 owners of both fuel types used for towing a large load such as the new van. Loaded about 2600 kgs would be appreciated.
Thanks & Regards.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 18:23

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 18:23

In my opinion, Fuel Eco really comes into it's own when towing. We used to have an 80 series dual fuel, and updated to a100 LC TD, and towed a 17ft van, the torque of the TD made driving with the van a lot easier, I would never tow a van with a petrol engine again in both fuel efficiency and torqe the TD far outweighs the LC petrol.

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Follow Up By: blackmax11 - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 18:30

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 18:30
Hi Al & Mrs Al,
I am sure you are right however I would still like to find the article on the different fuel models.
Thanks for thr info.
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Reply By: Davo - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 00:14

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 00:14
Try this link:
It's on the overlander wesbite
copy and pate into your browser address bar


or click here:
link text
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Reply By: goodpal50 - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 15:02

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 15:02
i have a 100 series t/d with roof rack and 12 ft boat on top, towing an 18 ft Bushtracker with a tare of 2.5 tomnne and 3.0 tonne loaded.

We recently did a 7,700km trip with towing about 60-70% of the time. Our all up average was 16.5 litres per 100 km, generally travelling at 80km/Hr. Included in this is some dirt road and 4 wheel driving over fairly rough tracks.

We were pretty happy with the mileage. Our friends travelling with us towing Jayco's with an all up weight of probably around 2 tonne used 21.8litres per 100 for a Ford Explorer (petrol) and 28 litres per 100 for the Nissan Patrol using petrol and 90% LPG.

We get around 10.5-12 km per 100 around town travelling generally in rush hour traffic. overall we are very pleased with teh fuel consumption on the Cruiser.

Mike and Marg
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 15:49

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 15:49
have just gone from V8 Disco to LC100 4.5 6 cyl. !0% all round improvement on economy (petrol) with slight improvement on towing which was excellent in the Disco anyway. Towing with petrol = 24L/100. I have lpg which gives me about 28 L or 12cents/100 towing @ 90/95 kph
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 15:56

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 15:56
phew, 2600kgs.

Mine's 1600/1700 kgs. I'd go diesel
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Reply By: blackmax11 - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:23

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:23
Thanks to all who contrubited. The info basically confirms my own thoughts, I will buy the diesel L/C.
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 13:33

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 13:33
did you look at the V8?

i'm looking at buying the LC100 with the 4.7L V8, it's gotten rave reviews on the motor for towing and cruising.
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