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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    The truth has been told in all above threads. Just watched the end of the last Voetspore this evening. 3 Cruisers did over 11000km what this must have cost in fuel alone boggles the mind. Then to topitall3 cruisers modified and kitted out. What that must have cost. All this and it not essential tripping. I try and combine what ever I can to make 1trip covering all the things I need in one go. Our government has screwed every bit of enjoyment we could have. With economy stuffed and our children educated and no chance of earning decent salaries here. They look for greener pastures overseas. A friend who trained as auto electrician and diesel mechanic has been snapped up by a company in Canada.
    With this brain drain our country is sinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylie E View Post
    With this brain drain our country is sinking.

    11,000 KM of diesel in a cruiser is indeed cringeworthy! As my mum said - overlanding has nowadays become a rich mans hobby. They used to go to Botswanna etc for weeks on end and wild camp in the 80s/90s and today it has become really pricey. Not just the fuel that has become pricey.



    Lots of us us are actually coming back, but the media only reports people leaving and negative stuff...

    I was abroad for 12 years and chose to return. Cape Town is full to the brim with people like me who have returned and an insane amount of younger and middle aged foreigners form US/Germany/Netherlands choose to make Cape Town their home as its still relatively cheap compared to abroad.

    It is not all doom and gloom - we still live in a county with lots to offer.

    Every country has its problems I assure you of this
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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisherman View Post
    11,000 KM of diesel in a cruiser is indeed cringeworthy! As my mum said - overlanding has nowadays become a rich mans hobby. They used to go to Botswanna etc for weeks on end and wild camp in the 80s/90s and today it has become really pricey. Not just the fuel that has become pricey.



    Lots of us us are actually coming back, but the media only reports people leaving and negative stuff...

    I was abroad for 12 years and chose to return. Cape Town is full to the brim with people like me who have returned and an insane amount of younger and middle aged foreigners form US/Germany/Netherlands choose to make Cape Town their home as its still relatively cheap compared to abroad.

    It is not all doom and gloom - we still live in a county with lots to offer.

    Every country has its problems I assure you of this
    You cannot compare Cape Town to South Africa
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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    Just be patient a bit longer, the price of fuel will come down and when the war ends, it will probably drop like s stone. Rather just drive less as far as possible in the mean time, but you may be sorry later on that you have sold your trusty too soon.
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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    Quote Originally Posted by AVM View Post
    Just be patient a bit longer, the price of fuel will come down and when the war ends, it will probably drop like s stone. Rather just drive less as far as possible in the mean time, but you may be sorry later on that you have sold your trusty too soon.
    I would love to believe this but when do prices ever drop at the equivalent rate that they increased? Once the Cadre get a taste of anything then the prices will never go back completey, in this case the tax/levys being a % of total fuel cost.

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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    I did a short 260km trip this weekend in my xtrail from Richards Bay to Ballito.

    Got 16.6km/L there and back.

    My gas guzzler would have been 10km/L at best.

    11L or R260 difference. Not THAT much, but it's a case of beer!

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    Live life to the fullest....no matter what!

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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    I do not drink, smoke, play golf, go to the movies, sky dive, cycle, fishing, boating or any activity other than 4X4’ing. So for me my current 4X4 is still affordable.

    Fuel is still cheap, just look at the way people are still speeding beyond the legal limits.
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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    Hoping fuel price might drop is being optomistic. The negative side of fuel increase is that all other commodities go up as well but never comes down when fuel price alleviates. Seems to have a ratchet effect. Sadly we have tighten our belts some. Hopefully not like a women's corset.

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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    Wel...............ek het laasweek 'n whopping +- R 5400 se petrol uitgery, Polokwane toe en terug - ou Benz op trailer gaan haal met die Patrol.
    Ek kon seker maar een van die Diesel bakkies op die stand ook gevat het............maar daai W126 is MOER swaar agter op 'n swaar trailer gehaak. En die verskil tussen 'n lig-innie-gat bakkie en die Patrol is anyway maar so 2km/liter. Of omtrent R 1000 cheaper, oor daai afstand.
    Dis sonder tolgeld en oorslaap, seker maklik nog R 1600, = R 7000.
    My Drywer het 'n Petrol Isuzu terug gery.
    Dink daai total trip was nie veel minder as R 10000 nie.
    Of die Prys van 'n mooi canopy vir daai Isuzu.
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    Default Re: Fuel price and cost of 4x4ing

    Ek onthou nog baie goed hoe dit met die petrol situasie gegaan het net na die vyf dag oorlog in die Midde Ooste. Die spoedgrens in stede is afgebring na 50 kilometer per uur en op oop paaie was dit tagtig. Ek moes die Kaapstad - Pretoria rit twee keer doen gedurende daardie beperkings. Ons kon net 10 liter brandstof in 'n houer saam ry. My een motor was 'n 1275 Mini met 'n 36 liter tenk. Ek het net op Hanover gestop vir petrol, alhowel ek ongeveer 800 kilos kon ry met daardie 46 liters. Ek het 'n stok tussen die venster slinger en petrol pedaal gehad wat vir my 'n "hand petrol" gegee het. Dit was pynlik deur die Karoo! Niemand het by niemand verby gegaan nie, en dit was toe ons nog 'n spoorwegstelsel gehad het met omtrent geen vragmotors op die oop pad nie. Those were the days -

    Dit sal my min verbaas as die owerhede die spoedgrense afbring. As karavaan sleper sal dit my gladnie pla nie.

    My mening betreffende die petrol prys is dat dit soos 'n klip gaan val sodra die oorlog verby is. Rusland is finansieel in 'n verknorsing wat lank gaan neem om uit te kom, en hulle gaan met olie uitvoere, waarvan hulle oor baie beskik, daardie probeer oplos, en sodoende die wereld mark toe gooi met lae koste olie. Hulle het nie veel anders wat in groot aanvraag is op die wereldmark nie. Mark my words!
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