CSR: Fuel - Dropoff at #23, and Store at #33

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 22:21
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Hi Folks,
I'm being told (elsewhere) that the store at well 33 is making an effort to cater for the tourist as well as their own community and that if they know when we're coming through they'll see thay have fuel in stock (which begs the question that they surely realise that many many vehicles will be coming through this winter so why ask when we're coming - but let's overlook that for the moment).
If, repeat if, one could be sure of fuel at #33 then the need for a dropoff at #23 would seem to diminish somewhat. Anyone agree?
As it's about 900 km to #33, plus side trips, it would seem my #80 LC with LR tanks holding 270L, plus a couple of jerries, would see me to #33.
Say 1000km and say 310L equates to 3.2 K/L.
Any comments from those who've "been there done that"?
DickyBeach
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 22:54

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 22:54
Hi Dick
Havn't been there havn't done that but it is my assumption that #33 would guarantee your supply if they knew you were depending on them. They would also have the necessaries to transfer fuel. But I can't imagine that anyone is about to start a fuel price war and surely there is not enough business to have two suppliers on the track.
What's their point, is there dissatisfaction with the existing system ? Do the local police have a point of view ?
Your going S to N, what about the reverse direction does #33 have an advantage to those treckers ?
So much to do so little time.
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 08:10

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 08:10
I've travelled N to S and there was no need to get fuel at #33 and all I could fit in tanks at #23 was 160 lt but was luck enough to find two empty 20lt drums discarded on the track (kind of some grub aye).

Its ok to visit and make a purchase of bread etc and have a yarn to the store keepers.

At least at #23 you know the fuel is fresh and already paid for.
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Reply By: lindsay - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 08:32

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 08:32
I went from S to N a couple of years ago told fuel would be available however when i got there there was no one to dispence it (gone bush) lucky we had picked up fuel at well 23 so it was only a top up. Watch their measuring system as one bloke filled his tank and it took more than the capicityof the tank.
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Reply By: vundie_01 - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 23:30

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 23:30
hi there i did the csr in 2002 in 3lt diesal patrol only me in car no roof rack 130lts extra in cab picked up 90 95 lts at well 23 got to hall creak only filled 22 lts to have full tanks again we stoped at well 33 it was closed but used blue phone. the only one around. i had a ball will do it again if i get a chance (we did 7000km in total in 3 weeks on canning 7.2 kpl all up about 7.9 kpl )
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