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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Whats the drive from Melbourne to Adelaide like? Looks like I'll be coming over att the end of tthis month.
Do most of the servos along the way sell LPG?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:25 pm 
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firstly this is prob better off in off topic kinda

why are you driving over to adelaid ive done it before, you can either go on the great ocean road (beautiful but lots of corners and it takes longer)

or you can go on the great western highway, pretty boring trip but it only takes around 8 hours, you might wanna get that air cond checked out to caus it will most likely be f**king hot this time of the year.
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 Post subject: Re: The drive from Meelbourne to Adeliade
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:33 pm 
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Whats the drive from Melbourne to Adelaide like? Looks like I'll be coming over att the end of tthis month.
Do most of the servos along the way sell LPG?

All the ones up to Ballarat do :D
That's the furthest west I've been! :oops:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:40 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
firstly this is prob better off in off topic kinda


I mean driving is far more related to off topic than motoring... Not!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:49 pm 
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its in the right section no one will read it tho lol
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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:00 pm 
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its in the right section no one will read it tho lol


27 views already, a well, all I wanted to establish was that I wouldn't have too much issue getting LPG on my drive...

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:28 pm 
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well if u have one tank of petrol and one of gas and take the great western highway you should almost be able to make it without stopping. i would imagine ballarat probably ballarat ararat (spelling?) horsham and murray bridge would all have gas somewhere
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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:39 pm 
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Hey twr7cx

I've done the Melbourne to Adelaide cruise around 26 times in the last few years and taken the Western Highway route all the time.

My dual fuel EL usually uses about a tank of gas and half of petrol one way.
LPG is available at most of the bigger towns out of Melbourne to Horsham, then theres gas at Nhill, Bordertown, Keith, Murray Bridge and Tailem Bend... however, expect to pay around 10 -15 cents more a litre than in Melbourne.

The last time I did this trip, about 4 weeks ago, it was $110 return.. cheaper than flying.

Most of the times I've driven over I've left after 7pm and found traffic basically non existant other than a spattering of trucks, and the few times I've driven over thru daylight have been hell..most likely my bad luck.

As said before.. hell boring trip.. unless you love looking at farms, farms, small towns and farms just for s**t and giggles. Allow 8 - 9 hours to include food and loo stops and you're cruising.

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:40 pm 
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Hey twr7cx

I've done the Melbourne to Adelaide cruise around 26 times in the last few years and taken the Western Highway route all the time.

My dual fuel EL usually uses about a tank of gas and half of petrol one way.
LPG is available at most of the bigger towns out of Melbourne to Horsham, then theres gas at Nhill, Bordertown, Keith, Murray Bridge and Tailem Bend... however, expect to pay around 10 -15 cents more a litre than in Melbourne.

The last time I did this trip, about 4 weeks ago, it was $110 return.. cheaper than flying.

Most of the times I've driven over I've left after 7pm and found traffic basically non existant other than a spattering of trucks, and the few times I've driven over thru daylight have been hell..most likely my bad luck.

As said before.. hell boring trip.. unless you love looking at farms, farms, small towns and farms just for s**t and giggles. Allow 8 - 9 hours to include food and loo stops and you're cruising.

Enjoy


i did a return trip from adelaide to melbourne and back to adelaide a few months ago...

be careful of the bogan vl calais drivers just outside of melton...

be careful of the winds between ballarat and arrarat they have a habit of blowing you towards oncoming road trains..lol

gas is available in most cities along the way, as stated above, but its always good to keep a reserve of fuel if possible...

most truck drivers are cool along the way, although you get a***hole ones that speed up as soon as you try and overtake (goddamn speed limiter :( )

pack food and drink if possible, cos the servos along the way will charge you an arm and a leg...

and have some coolant/oil etc with you, and make sure your spare is ok too

once you pass murray bridge, you will enter the freeway to adelaide... and its a fairly steep decline, take it easy down there especially if the weather has been going hot-cold-hot-cold because it will be foggy to the point where visibility is about 20m

overall the trip is long, boring, hot, and tedious...theres f**k all scenery worth looking at, and the only fun to be had is overtaking cars and trucks

it can take upto 10 hours if you take heaps of breaks, or as little as 6 hours if your a f**k mental case (wasnt me), but the median seems to be about 8-9hours

p.s. Veridian, next time you do the adelaide-> melbourne, im driving.... are you scared yet? :P

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:02 pm 
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p.s. Veridian, next time you do the adelaide-> melbourne, im driving.... are you scared yet? :P


Of course not darling.. I figure its only fair I get a few trips in the co-pilot seat now :)
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:10 pm 
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be careful of the bogan vl calais drivers just outside of melton...

:lol:
That comment made my day.
I recommend you don't actually drive IN to Melton then.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:17 pm 
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x3ros wrote:
be careful of the bogan vl calais drivers just outside of melton...

:lol:
That comment made my day.
I recommend you don't actually drive IN to Melton then.


nar on the freeway as your approaching melton, theres commo idiots on the road like flys on sh*t, then they all take the turn off and vanish...

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:19 pm 
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p.s. Veridian, next time you do the adelaide-> melbourne, im driving.... are you scared yet? :P


Of course not darling.. I figure its only fair I get a few trips in the co-pilot seat now :)


i offered to drive some of the way last time, i promise not to use the local indigenous population passed out in the gutter near murray bridge as speed humps...honest

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:07 pm 
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That trip was eventful enough without your tired a*** driving
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:39 pm 
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Easy drive, not that far at all. Should be plenty of LPG available, although I cant say I've ever looked for it. Twr7cx, I thought I read that you dont have petrol connected anymore, straight gas? If that's the case, a full tank of petrol is only ballast to degrade your economy, and my next suggestion of taking a jerry can just in case is just as futile!

 

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