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Outback adventure 3000 miles.

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30 Apr 2024 00:50 - 30 Apr 2024 00:51 #255824 by Bob9863
My wife wanted a break from work and wanted to see a bit of Australia so I planned a trip to uluru (Ayres Rock to the non PC)
it's going to be a 3000 mile round trip, so it's going to be a big test for the new Jimny.
I just finished playing Jimny Tetris and got it loaded up, it's surprising what you can fit in the 5 door.
planning on leaving on Saturday, 3 days there and probably 4 on the way back so we can spend a day in Cobber Peady doing the tourist thing.
I got word today that my mount fir the dual battery system should arrive before the weekend so here's hoping, it would be good to have that property mounted by then.

 

 

But I'm definitely getting a little trailer made up for it after this.
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30 Apr 2024 09:58 #255825 by fordem
Stay safe, have a good trip, and take lots of pictures, we'll be waiting to hear about it.

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30 Apr 2024 19:48 #255831 by Busta
Replied by Busta on topic Outback adventure 3000 miles.
Remember the payload is only 345kg, and the roof load limit is 30kg. Looks like you're pushing both limits there! Otherwise have a great trip.

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30 Apr 2024 22:34 - 30 Apr 2024 23:00 #255832 by Bob9863
I actually too the chairs and tent off of the roof, I took it for a drive down the highway at 110kph and it was very windy, it was knocking it around a bit, after removing them it smoothed out a lot.
My wife and I come to 145kg so that leaves us 200kg of load weight and the load in the cabin is only sitting around 140kg at a guess so we will have 60kg for food which we won't use half off.
So we are close but still under, so it will be a great test of it.
But a trailer is definitely in its future, but I'm breaking out the luggage scales to be safe and will do a list up.
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30 Apr 2024 22:58 #255833 by Bob9863
Quick weigh up

Bedding 7.8kg
Cooking gear (big box) 16.9kg
Water 11.3kg
Camping mat 6.8
Toilet 2kg
Tent 1 2.2kg
Food Box (empty) 6.5kg
Tent large 10.5kg
Chairs 5.6kg x2
Battery box 9.8kg
Car fridge 15kg
Clothes 17.4kg

So 110kg in the car ATM, 145kg for us, 25kg for the roof, 15kg for spare fuel.

So around 295kg as it sits, so still 50kg for food.

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01 May 2024 12:30 - 01 May 2024 12:31 #255835 by lightning
Wow that's going to be an awesome adventure, l am so jealous!!
The five door Jimny is ideal as it has the extra room over the three door.

l wish the five door was available in the U.K., l would buy one this weekend.

Our 2020 Jimny is the most reliable vehicle we've ever owned, l wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere. So no worries there, with yours.

Don't forget to post pictures
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02 May 2024 14:22 #255843 by Bob9863
Made a few changes, removed the big chairs and replaced them with smaller ones as visibility out the rear windows was non existent.
bought more food then planned fir two but still came in under weight if not by much.
The final load kist is as follows.

Bedding 9.5kg
Cooking gear (big box) 17kg
Water 12kg
Camping mat 7kg
Toilet 2kg
Tent 1 pop up 2kg
Food Box 17kg
Spare Tent 5kg
Chairs 2.5kg x2 = 5kg
Battery box 10kg
Car fridge 15kg (26.3 full)
Clothes 15kg
Table 500gm
Total= 131kg

Spare full and carrier 14kg
Load rails, boards and awning 28kg
Total= 42kg

Grand total =173kg
People x2 = 150kg

Total= 323kg

Load capacity 2024 jimny auto 345kg.
GMV 1545kg, curb weight 1200kg
All weights were rounded up so it's actually a few kg lighter, but we're all set to head off on Saturday.
 

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02 May 2024 19:59 #255847 by DrRobin
Have a great trip.

I remember going backpacking in Norway years ago, weighed everything out, selected lighter clothing, took just enough toothpaste and shampoo for 2 weeks and still end up at nearly 40lbs without much food, mind we were camping and took ice axe and crampons. Guess you won’t be encountering much snow and ice?

Robin

2020 blue SZ5 (one of the last to be registered in the UK)
Ex 2011 Blue Jimny SZ4
Northumberland Jimny Blog

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03 May 2024 00:54 #255848 by Bob9863
Yes, I'm guessing the last time the central Australian desert saw ice was when the dinosaurs got wiped out.

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03 May 2024 21:45 #255855 by DrRobin
Just remembered something about snow on Uluru so googled it and found this article from 97

www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/curated/asset/98580-snow-uluru

Apparently it was wihite over from hailstones in 2015, although you can probably leave the ice climbing gear at home, I don’t think you are allowed up now?

Robin

2020 blue SZ5 (one of the last to be registered in the UK)
Ex 2011 Blue Jimny SZ4
Northumberland Jimny Blog

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04 May 2024 08:14 #255856 by Motacilla
Good planning, I'm impressed at how carefully you got it all packed up.

One accessory to consider for the Jimny is the KAP Industries fire extinguisher bracket.  I have one and like knowing that I have a good size fire extinguisher safely clamped down but still within arm's reach.  Made in Oz.  

Fire extinguisher is like an umbrella on a cloudy day: won't need it if you have it to hand, but leave home without it...

Your trip sounds really enjoyable, you and the lady will have a great time.  We expect some pictures when you get back.  Keep the shiny side up!

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11 May 2024 12:11 #255923 by Bob9863
Well we just got back this arvo, the drive up there was brilliant, I got the fuel up to 460km a tank, it cruised just brilliant.
On the way home I discovered a major flaw with the adaptive cruise control, in wet conditions the spray blinds the cameras and it has a little melt down and shuts off, that got really annoying as I had to stop using it.
But for camping it was just flawless, comfortable to drive in for very long periods, up to 15 hours a day no problems, no stress.
The dual battery was only 60ah but rear the fridge without any dramas so I'm happy with that.
But I'm definitely setting up a trailer for future trips, mostly so we can take the dogs along with us, but the wife had such a great time she can't wait to do more.
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