2008 xtrail 2.5 litre petrol consumpsion

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Hello Everyone, I pull a 14ft Jayco Discovery and was wondering at what speed I should Travel to get the best fuel economy. How many litres should I expect to use to travel 100kms Usually drive at 95km to 100kms per hr. on a straight flat road. What economy should I expect if I were to change to a 3ltre diesal 4 x 4 thanks johno
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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 16:42
How long is a piece of string...... I would say you will get somewhere between 11Lts - 20Lts per 100 kilometres.

I'm not a big fan of people who drive for economy, site on the sign posted speed limit and reduce if the conditions don't allow you to site on the speed limit.

Mobile road block, traffic hazard and inconsiderate are 3 words that comes to mind...... there are many more that can't be used on a family forum.

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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 17:19

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 17:19
Hmmmm I always thought the speed limit was the maximum allowed for that section of road not the minimum.
If Johno feels comfortable at 95kph then he should drive at that not be forced to drive at a speed that may be dangerous for him and others.
I tow my van according to road surfaces and only on good surfaces will increase my speed to the same as the transport operators.
Also note that if the combined mass of the rig is greater than 4.5T then one is restricted to the same speeds as a transport vehicle (TRUCK).
Yes I am one of those that travel at 95kph because it suites my vehicle and myself.


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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 17:50

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 17:50
"site on the sign posted speed limit and reduce if the conditions don't allow you to site on the speed limit."

Obviously some only want to read part of a post and not the whole post!

Re speed limit...... another urban myth?

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/safety/speeding/index.html

Where did you get the 4.5 ton thing from.
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:42

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:42
gday
I drive a nissan patrol with a jayco os, i never do more than 95kms because i enjoy the trip and notice what im goin past, if some idiot comes right up behind me trying to push me along ill slow down to keep both of us safe. If he wants to overtake when its safe he can. Just because other people want to get where they are going asap doesnt mean i have to. Enjoy the trip and do what speed you feel safe let other people worry about them selves. Its alot less stressfull to.

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:52

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:52
Where did this "I'm against people going slow" come from.

All I said was do the speed limit if conditions allow....... Instead of you two getting on the band wagon dribbling.......... understand what I said.

I have not got an issue with people sitting just under the speed limit, but I do have an issue with incompetent fuel saving caravaners who think it is their god forsaken right to sit on 75-80 Kph in a 100 zone who will not pull over to let faster traffic past all because they want to save 1lt of fuel and who are inconsiderate and outright dangerous to then selves and other road users.

I only sit on around 95-100 so where in the hell in my post did I say different.

Shaking head in disbelief.........
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 21:06

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 21:06
calm down ,all i am saying is that everyone drives diferent, these days fuel saving is a big issue a small saving can lead to a big saving on a long trip. As long as the caravaner is aware off how many people they are holding up and as you say move over when posible its not a problem. Yes there are the odd people who dont care but there are also alot of other people on the roads doin alot worse.
I think we have gone away from the original question that johno had posted.
My brother in law has a nissan extrail but on diesel, he says towing his campertrailer about 1tn he gets around 11ltr/100kms at 110kms/hr, not sure on how true it is though.
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:18

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:18
4.5 t thing as you say was quoted in the Caravan World Magazine.
I also looke up the road rules to confirm it. It is hidden as usual amongst a lot of gobble d gook.
From the hand Book.
If your vehicle has a GVM or GCM of greater than 4.5 tonnes, your maximum speed limit is 100 km/h.
It is listed under Special speed limits. Page 100 in hand book.





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Reply By: dazren - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 21:33

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 21:33
Gidday johnno59.
Well your first answer was a little opinionated and not very informative. you ask a valid question, so you are entitled to a respectful informative answer.

I have a freind that we go away with occasionally, he has the petrol X-trail and tows a 16' poptop fully laden wght of 1540 kgs he averages around 16-17 liters per 100 k, and tows around the 90-95 kph, He tows ''without a WDH'' as they are not approved for x-trails. but it tows well at 90-100 kph
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:36

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:36
I rang one of our 4wd club members who also tows with an Xtrail and she says you can expect around the 16ltrs/100 if the van or trailor is fully loaded. Hers Is approx 1500kg. She also says it handles the job easily.

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