78 series troopy fuel economy

Submitted: Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 12:38
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I will be travelling from Brisbane to Alice Springs. I am considering towing a vehicle back to Adelaide for a friend. Can anyone advise what fuel (diesel) economy I would expect with and without towing a car trailer. The vehicle to be towed is an old VW Beetle.
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Reply By: John - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 14:30

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 14:30
Depends on your right foot, road, heat, head winds etc

I recently returned from QLD - WA with hzj75 fully loaded, no trailor and av 14l/100ks. Never exceeded 100k/hr 50% dirt roads.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 22:00

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 22:00
Runty, 79 series traybacks give us about 6 - 7 km/L, all dependent on headwinds, load etc and speed. We only do short trips towing 2300L fuel tanks, so can't comment on that. Toyota's desire for more grunt for the faithfull, using tweaked motor, and lower geared diffs, means big drop from 75 series economy.

You should be right going from the Alice to Adelaide, it's all downhill!
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