Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 21:31
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I have the offer of an 2005 Falcon RTV ute (Dedicated LP gas) with medium kms for just under 10k. I was thinking selling old trusty (a 1995 falcon outback ute). My question is what is the availbility of lp gas in outback Auz as I have never paid much attention to it before, never needed to.

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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 21:58

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 21:58
Hi Kelvin.
Lpg is available in just about all major towns and hwy's.
Depends on the size of the lpg tank and the touring range you can get.
On average 350klm to the next major town.
I got caught short on the Stuart hwy from Port August a few years back.
the next fuel stop the Lpg pump out of order. next stop Glendambo.
i have the option of duel fuel, so i was ok.
Also travelling late at night the servo with lpg is closed.
Plus lpg is far more expensive in the bush and hardly worth running on.
Imo Dedicated Lpg is not for out back Aus and of the beaten track.


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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 22:50

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 22:50
Totally agree. I've had 5 lpg cars, one of them lpg only. I would never do the lpg only again. Mike
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Follow Up By: dbish - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 00:13

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 00:13
Dual fuell only, some places can be out of LPG for days. Last time I was in Leighcreek no LPG for 4days luckily my vehicle is dual as had to leave on petrol.
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:05

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:05
Also agree with above. Don't go dedicated LPG only. Love the duel fuel on my Triton. Did 8,000 k lap towing a caravan via the centre 2 years ago and probably 95% of that was done on LPG. When the LPG is dearer, so is the petrol. I always top up the LPG when I find it available, run on LPG and switch to petrol only when required. Longest stretch I found it unavailable that trip was Broken Hill to Cobar.


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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 09:53

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 09:53
G'day Kelvin,
I have a 2004 BA Falcon wagon on Egas (dedicated). It has a 118 litre tank & I regularly drive between Melb/Syd, Melb/Adelaide without having to fill up at all in between due to the large tank capacity.

Not sure if the Egas ute has the same tank capacity but if it does this would help your range somewhat.

I have done 300,000k in mine & it has not missed a beat (except for the usual Ford problem of warping brake rotors!)

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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 22:16

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 22:16
Easy fixed, get rid of the factory pads and rotors and replace them with DBA pads and rotors. The improvement will surprise you.
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Reply By: wilco318 - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:14

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:14

I thank everybody for there thoughts and info, but in the end I have probably answered my question by having felt the need to ask it in the first place.

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