Packing the Nissan for our trip to the Corner and back

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:22
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A question to the WISE I am packing the Nissan Patrol with a roof rack, have a 80lt waceo in the back, tyres and OZtent on the rack my problem is where to put the generator and 10lts petrol.Will it be a problem in the cab with the waceo going or is it better on the roof.Have just realized how much more gear one needs with a Wife.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:34

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:34
Captain Chaos,

Do you really need the generator?

You would already have enough weight with the tent and spare tyre on the roof rack with out the generator up there as well. 10lt of fuel would be alright but the fuel is better in the vehicle than outside.

Have you removed the back seats?
If there is only two of you on the trip that is all the seats that you will need. Taking out the back seats will give you a lot more room and also reduce the weight of the vehicle.

Some people have put there fridge in the back so that they can access it though the passenger back door. This saves a bit of room in the cargo area.

Apart from that you might have to re think how much do you really have to take on the trip.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member -Captain Chaos (QLD) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:48

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:48
you have some good ideas, am rethinking my needs
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Reply By: Member - Andrew D (VIC) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:35

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:35
Why do you need a generator anyway?
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Follow Up By: Member -Captain Chaos (QLD) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:44

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:44
Good point I will rethink my plans
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:52

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 13:52
Take the gennie and leave the wife at home. In my experience the gennie makes less noise and weighs considerably less.
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 15:12

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 15:12
Ouch!! & on mothers day to!
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Follow Up By: dedabato (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 16:50

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 16:50
Which ever Gennie or Jenny I take I have to supply the fuel regularly. Both are very thirstyImage Could Not Be Found


Wish you luck
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 21:07

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 21:07
Are you going solo (single vehicle) or in a party of a few trucks? Maybe load sharing between the rigs and taking only one of each item as opposed to one in each vehicle ect ect could help????

In my opinion if the rack is sturdy enough and you tie it up right, the gennie will be fine up top. Also fuel is often carried on a roofrack, Rola even make jerry can holders for their bars if that helps??? Remember to drive for safety when the roof is loaded, it will change the caracteristics of the car a lot. Also fuel consumption will increase if this affects things like re-fuelling intervals in remote area (not that corner country is in that remote but if you intend on side trips ect ect. it might be worth considering).

Take what makes you (or more than likely her hehehe) feel comfortable in the scrub as this is what will put you back there quicker on another trip. Forgetting something important (like the hair dryer LOL!!) will make the trip memorable for all the wrong reasons.

My GU is often a two seat vehicle and loaded to the roof with gear and the front seat also full when I am on my own so I can imagine what it is like with more occupants. This is why I tow the van when my family is along for the ride.

Happy trails.
Trevor.
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