jeffthewalker wrote:pooling our resources.
How about this then : 10 EV owners agree to do the trip, one each year from 2017- 2027. That's only $1k ea owner for the entire solar setup inc insurance etc. Much cheaper than a genny+fuel, and I think you'd have trouble carrying genny fuel in a pleasant, safe and legal manner (not sure on this, just "campsite talk" - I gather jerrycans outside front, rear & inside is not legal these days? )
10 years, I may not be around that long:-). I will be going, (one way or other) this winter or next at the latest.
The generator is not required very often. For instance, roadhouses on the Nullarbor (and that's not counting stations if there are any):
Norseman to Balladonia (193km)
Balladonia to Caiguna (182km)
Caiguna to Madura (157km)
Madura to WA/SA Border Village (194km)
WA/SA Border Village to Nullarbor Roadhouse (185km)
Nullarbor Roadhouse to Nundroo (145km)
Nundroo to Ceduna (153km)
Sheesh, I can make some (most) of those hyper-miling and the rest are only a short (few hours) topup with the genny to the next.
Port Hedland to Broome is even better. There is one roadhouse (Sandfire) and 4 caravan parks. And plenty of stations (I lived in Broome for 15 years). http://188.8.131.52/broome/175.pdf
And from a caravaners forum (about all of Oz):
"The longest distance between fuel stops along a major road that I can recall is between Sandfire Creek and Broome (306 kms), so you should be right unless you are setting off into the mulga."
The longest I can find (a quick look) from Broome to Darwin is Kununurra to Timber Creek which is 226. Wait, 290 Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek. Wait again, Larrawa Station is halfway.
Enough. This needs a new topic/thread.
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