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Yippee im on the KC. Now i need some wheels...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by sonya Joy, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    You are going to get a few offers i reckon Sonya .nothing i like a free trip to Perth and back now, is there.:rolleyes:
     
  2. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Blimey tillis , that was quick. o_O lol
     
  3. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Dear Sonya I must admit your problem intrigues me...My daughter bought a car when she was working at uluru (ayres rock) and she had quotes of $1300 to get it just to Alice...I drove it there for a fuel cost of $234...and that was a 4000k trip did it in three days.

    last time I drove from perth to gold coast measured 4200k but a sidetrip to Esperence...so lets say 4000k....my aircooled 82 VW does 9k per litre sitting at highway limits so 450 litres petrol...likewise 4000k avereging 80 k/hr equals 50 hours of driving...two drivers and a bed in the back...easy peasy!
     
  4. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    That might be ok IF you know its mechanically sound, as you do not know this i would tread very carefully. Proceed with caution.
     
  5. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Love your style However with only 2 weeks left to go of the working year and having just forked out a bomb on a need kombi....I think it's in my best interest to stay at work and keep my boss happy
     
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  6. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Good idea ,plenty of time for cruising once yr new toy is home and checked out.
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Perth - goldy. 4369km
    Av consumption 12l/100.
    Av price 95. 1.50.

    4369/100x12x1.5= 786.42.

    Cheapest air fare for coming w.e. $500 ish.

    $1386.
     
  8. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Fun of the trip.....
    Priceless.
     
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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    You kiddin Nozza.
    Driving an unknown van across the Nullabor is not my idea of fun or a sign if intelligence.
    Imagine breaking down half way across .
    Unless she is a mechanic i most certainly would not suggest it.
     
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  10. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    We set off in 1981 to cross the Nullarbor in 2 Kombis.
    I don't think we even considered our fuel range may not get us from stop to stop.
    Engine rebuild on one in Ceduna.
    Did not worry us.
    We are too timid these days.
    Sent Louise off in Sam last night with an oil leak from the left hand side rocker cover.
    Showed her how to check the oil, and where to fill it up.
    Not a problem for her and boyfriend Gabe.
    They are cruising Torquay tonight, very happy...……..
     
  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Going across the Nullabor of 1200 plus km isn't for the faint-hearted,especially with an unknown mechanical vehicle,with no tools ,spares or experience. Properly without enough water either for yourself if you do break down. Plenty of vehicles travel it all the time not all are willing to stop and help. Long distance between roadhouses. Mmm I would even pass that. Yes I have been across in a Kombi doing 12100 km in 7 weeks. with prices at the time around $2.00 Litre back in 2008.
    I ordered a truck to bring my Double cab ute from Adelaide to Sydney ,which the bloke I used was a privateer and was the only person I could find that would bring a car back that was a rolling shell with no brakes or steering and a non runner.
    There is a company base in Seven hills NSW that does east coast runs whether they do Perth I'm not sure are SMB transport .I've never used them,always worth a phone call or email.
    https://www.facebook.com/smbaustralia/
    Email us at smb@smbaustralia.com.au
    Call 1300 362 085
    If you are happy with a company that has a fully enclosed truck,I would be more incline to use them.
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    You guys are flogging a dead horse to suggest a new to Kombi world non-mechanical person drive 3,000+km across Australia this close to Christmas

    “Excuse me boss, I’m just going to duck out for a minute........”

    Probably only just getting into camping as well

    :confused::confused::confused::confused::p:p:D

    Pay the extra and bundle it up safely and enjoy Sonya
     
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  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Is all good Nozza but, i gather she knows nothing about these kombies and to do a trip like that in an unknown bus would be stupid and potentially dangerous in this day and age.
     
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  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Spot on Chris
     
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  15. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Im with you n Wayne on this one Barry
     
  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Sonya .stick with what you had planed.At least that way Wayne, Barry ,And myself ,may catch up an say G/ day to you in person one day.
    Good luck and may you have many enjoyable trips in yr kombi.
    Regards Chris.
     
  17. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Yes, agree with the above, not a trip for a newbie....
    But August this year near Cocklbiddie..
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    It can still be done
     
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  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Sonya,

    Ask the seller to deliver, offering to pay fuel and travel costs, and a return airfare home, full payment on delivery......:rolleyes:

    Interested to see how confident the seller is about the Kombi doing the “long paddock run”, without any issues. ;)
     
  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Yes i agee. But a newbie.nah not worth the risk.
    Now thats it ,discussion over .good night all.
     
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  20. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Never suggested it was a good idea....
    But if you did it...... priceless.
    Good night to everyone too.
     
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