biggles wrote:So the Patrols second long trip. This time Cape town to Otavi in namibia. 1849km done in a day and a half. Towing the Jurgens Explorer with roofrack on...
Camped overnight in Marientaal.
Fuel consumption was rock solid at 3.7km/l. Pump attendants eyes almost popped out when I told him down to the liter how much was going to go in. So that is cruising at 115km/h on the GPS or 120 on the clock.
I was getting to a destination so not on an economy run.
Towing was a dream... it seriously had no issues and overtaking was a dream. Enough power to take gaps with confidence.
So I was pottering around in the caravan prepping it for the holiday. It is parked at the mine and I just towed it 2000km from Cape Town...
On the way up the fuel consumption did seem on the high side
I picked up a fishtail around marientaal that forced me to stop. It is usually due to too much weight at the back and never happened before with the xplorer. Anyway I threw all the stuff to the front and the fish tailing stopped. It was very strange to me as the xplorers are notoriously nose heavy when unloaded.
So I was pottering around yesterday and testing out everything I pressed the water tank level indicator to make sure it had power... and the tank was full!! Looks like the guys that did the service filled up the tank. So I lugged 100l of water from drought struck Cape Town to Otjiwarongo where it pees down daily. Paid to do it. Only advantage is I have a tank of sweet water