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Old 07-13-2013, 04:15 PM
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Loving the blog auscop! How did the tyres perform in the wet?
Well considering I made it safely to Cobber I can't complain. I hope to go camping in the next couple weeks this will at least give the car a test in the sand. FYI in case you haven't seem I have the 18" Michelin tyres.
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And as for work, I work 30kms from town... I would post a photo but not allowed to.
LOL, i thought the Gap was a little closer to town than that. The Jeep would feel right at home there.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:19 AM
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LOL, i thought the Gap was a little closer to town than that. The Jeep would feel right at home there.
And Baa Baaa will be there on Saturday.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:57 AM
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Home: Home at last. Left Cobber Pedy at around 7:20, perfect daylight. All went well for the first 50kms until a bloody road train past us in the opposite direction and threw up a stone.

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A few profanities came out of my mouth at that time. My 12 yr old daughter started to cry demanding we go back and chase down the Road Train and make them pay.. (I wanted to cry too.. but I held it together ) Will see if I can get it patched without looking to obvious. If not I guess they will be ordering me a new windscreen. I am gathering the MY12 or 13 will be the same.

For the remainder of South Australia I stayed on 110kph, and the fuel economy was about 8.3L/100kms still pretty good. After we got in to the Northern Territory and past Erldunda I opened it up to 130kph and the economy dropped to 9.3L/100kms still pretty darn good considering.

Got home just after 1:30pm dog and cat ... well ok only the dog was VERY happy to see us. As we arrived home in the driveway the speedo was at a perfect 3500kms.

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Unloaded the car and took Baa Baaa straight to the sheep dip for her first wash. It was pretty funny as every time I pointed the water nossel near the front doors it would trigger the door opening sensors and the indicator lights would flash.

Baa Baaa was very happy to be clean even if she has a chip in her windscreen.

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Relaxing now with one of my fine reds I bought from the Clare the other day. Got a lot of drinking to do tonight as some of the bottles say "Cellar until 2020" it is already 18:15 so I only have just over 2 hours to get them finished.

Over all the trip was fantastic. I am so in love with this car. It has amazing fuel economy filled up 700kms ago and still have over 1/4 of a tank... WOW. This is a good think cause while we were gone diesel jumped to $1.77 p/l

There is not really much I don't like about Baa Baaa she is awesome. I am sure there is more I could say about the trip but it may bore you to tears. If anyone has any questions post them or PM me and I will do my best to answer.

Thanks for following our journey.

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:57 AM
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Sounds like you had a great time. I will be doing Brisbane to Perth at the end of the year with our camper trailer. It will be interesting to see how that one goes on fuel. I remember that good old days where the NT to Adelaide run was dirt and then the bitumen allowed you to open up all the fuel you could afford to burn. I even remember one trip of Alice to Darwin in 12 hours. All the best for the remainder of your trips around Alice. Maybe the gun barrel highway is next on your list.
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Home: Home at last. Left Cobber Pedy at around 7:20, perfect daylight. All went well for the first 50kms until a bloody road train past us in the opposite direction and threw up a stone.

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A few profanities came out of my mouth at that time. My 12 yr old daughter started to cry demanding we go back and chase down the Road Train and make them pay.. (I wanted to cry too.. but I held it together ) Will see if I can get it patched without looking to obvious. If not I guess they will be ordering me a new windscreen. I am gathering the MY12 or 13 will be the same.

For the remainder of South Australia I stayed on 110kph, and the fuel economy was about 8.3L/100kms still pretty good. After we got in to the Northern Territory and past Erldunda I opened it up to 130kph and the economy dropped to 9.3L/100kms still pretty darn good considering.

Got home just after 1:30pm dog and cat ... well ok only the dog was VERY happy to see us. As we arrived home in the driveway the speedo was at a perfect 3500kms.

Attachment 26504

Unloaded the car and took Baa Baaa straight to the sheep dip for her first wash. It was pretty funny as every time I pointed the water nossel near the front doors it would trigger the door opening sensors and the indicator lights would flash.

Baa Baaa was very happy to be clean even if she has a chip in her windscreen.

Attachment 26505

Relaxing now with one of my fine reds I bought from the Clare the other day. Got a lot of drinking to do tonight as some of the bottles say "Cellar until 2020" it is already 18:15 so I only have just over 2 hours to get them finished.

Over all the trip was fantastic. I am so in love with this car. It has amazing fuel economy filled up 700kms ago and still have over 1/4 of a tank... WOW. This is a good think cause while we were gone diesel jumped to $1.77 p/l

There is not really much I don't like about Baa Baaa she is awesome. I am sure there is more I could say about the trip but it may bore you to tears. If anyone has any questions post them or PM me and I will do my best to answer.

Thanks for following our journey.

Regards

Austin (Auscop), Shelly and Alex.
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Just been reading the blog and its brilliant, would love to see a video of Baa Baa on the entire trip.
So the big question is .. Is yours an Overland with Laredo wheels ??? If not then what wheels are they as they don't look like std overland rims ?.
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Well considering I made it safely to Cobber I can't complain. I hope to go camping in the next couple weeks this will at least give the car a test in the sand. FYI in case you haven't seem I have the 18" Michelin tyres.
Hey aus....my wife wants to know if you got home on those 6 rolls of toilet paper? If so, congratulate your wife and daughter as that many would not have got us out of the state of NSW.
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You made it home safely - good to hear and 3500kms exactly. Wow.

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Very disappointing for you auscop to get that stone chip when so close to home. I can appreciate how you would feel. How did you find your high beams on the open road. Coming home from the airport the other day at 3.00am, when almost home, my son said, "did you see that?". I said, "What" and he replied, "The kangaroo, it was just on the edge of the bitumen". That Kangaroo had obviously just melted into the roadway and somehow was invisible even with high beams. It shows you how dangerous night driving is. Had that Roo just jumped one jump or two my brand new Overland would have had serious damage. I am thinking of getting these LED driving lights that come in a wide strip about 60cm wide on the front of the car that I have been told will light up the entire front, road and across into the paddocks like daylight. But first I am going to have to find some form of chrome nudge bar or something to mount them on. I do not want a bull bar or nudge bar that will cover the beautiful lines of this car so am going to make some inquiries.
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Hi Webber, I always use the manual washes, so there worst thing that may touch my car is a very soft soap brush, don't have any paint protection. I personally think if you start to worry about car washes then it would be best to keep the Jeep in the garage. driving past a truck or parking in a car park will cause more damage.
How appropriate those last 14 words are (in hindsight).
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All the best for the remainder of your trips around Alice. Maybe the gun barrel highway is next on your list.
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Hey Austin,

Just been reading the blog and its brilliant, would love to see a video of Baa Baa on the entire trip.
So the big question is .. Is yours an Overland with Laredo wheels ??? If not then what wheels are they as they don't look like std overland rims ?.
Cheers Beggsy
Beggsy, Yes they are Laredo wheels, was part of the deal to get them swapped over, did not want the Overland tyres...
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