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    Ive got 190 lts of fuel plus 6x10 litre jerry cans, 140 litres of shower water and 80 lots drinking water, always carry spare belts and hoses, coolant oil and spare fuel filters.
    Mud runner, I also have 2 uhfs, plus a handheld just in case, and ill pinch a sand(mine) flag from work,oops borrow.

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    Coily tower braces an absolute must on our GU’s with that sort of weight SD mate!


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    And dispose of number 2s correctly! The amount of dunny roll on the french line was digusting , and a couple of camps you could not stop in due to the smell !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    I’ve got 190 lts of fuel plus 6x10 litre jerry cans, 140 litres of shower water and 80 lots drinking water, always carry spare belts and hoses, coolant oil and spare fuel filters.
    Mud runner, I also have 2 uhfs, plus a handheld just in case, and ill pinch a sand(mine) flag from work,oops borrow.
    140lts for the shower can be left at home mate. you really wont need it. to be honest Baby Wipes will get it done. if you really want one then there is No Standing under a shower in the desert. my son and i had a shower each when we did the Madigan in 2012 and used 4lt between us. 140kgs of excess Weight is unnecessary.

    190lt is HEAPS. leave the 60lts at home. maybe take 1 of those 10lt on the roof if your really worried but you wont use anywhere near that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaddy View Post
    And dispose of number 2s correctly! The amount of dunny roll on the french line was digusting , and a couple of camps you could not stop in due to the smell !

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    Yeah digging a hole in the Simpson is Very very easy work. there is simply No Excuse other than laziness for not sorting that out.
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    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    snip... Ive got 190 lts of fuel plus 6x10 litre jerry cans, 140 litres of shower water and 80 lots drinking water,
    I would shed at least 200 Kg of that load...

    As posted by others, I would ditch the shower water, and not fill the Jerries... 190 litres of fuel will be about 50% more than you need.
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    I'm figuring on 30 litres per hundred on fuel for mine and will definitely be carrying as much fuel as possible ,however water will be cut down to a bear minimum.

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    All good advice. We did the Simpson last year .I have a GU 4.2Tdi coil / leaf ute with slide on camper combination that weighs heaps. West to East ( Mt Dare to Birdesville ) we did 595 kms and used 109 Ltrs of fuel. That included a grueling section of the WAA line that took over 5 hrs to do about 50 Kms - very soft sand. This year we crossed the Simpson again East to West ( Birdesville to Kulgerra ) 872 Kms and used 158 Ltrs of fuel. Skipped Mt Dare as the road was terrible. Didn't use the WAA line at all because there was at least 2 convoys of multiple vehicle in front of us that were struggling to get through. This year we arrived in Birdesville the day that the bash started so there had been plenty of West to East traffic through the desert - western sides of the dunes were very chopped up, Incidentally we found the dunes easier to climb going East to West - definitely steeper but shorter. As already mentioned definitely call on your UHF frequently stating which track you are on and what direction you are travelling/ There is a real risk of head on collisions - lots of vehicles on the tracks.
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    To be honest I reckon a stock standard crd patrol would do this trip. So I reckon you a4e all over it.
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