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Re: Truck

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Post by Graeme H » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:16 am

A quick search on the Google machine seems to support the theory (and my observations) that white cars have lower cabin temperatures in hot climates. What I didn't expect was that this also translates into better fuel efficiency if an AC is used.

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-th ... summer.htm

And the source of the data cited in the article: https://phys.org/news/2011-10-silver-wh ... ooler.html

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Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:58 pm

Most modern vehicles have interior thermometers so the AC can be digitally adjusted to a set point. Many have a visible read out.. There is no comparison between a dark colored car vs a light one parked in the South Florida sun. If you doubt what you feel the temperature number is usually right there on the rear view mirror.

Interiors also affect interior temps. Foldable reflective windshield screens are commonly used when vehicles will be parked for a period.

Most folks who live here year round or for a long time choose light colors. In fact, tourists are noticable due to the influx of "dark cars".

My light colored fishing van will always be parked in the shade, facing away from the sun, no matter how much further I may have to walk.
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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:40 pm

I’m convinced! I’ve ordered a white D-Max :p It will be interesting because virtually all the 4x4s in Malaysia are black, so it will make mine easier to find!

Can’t wait to a) have a car that starts and gets there and b) take it off-road in the jungle :D

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:51 pm

Paul Arden wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:40 pm


Can’t wait to a) have a car that starts and gets there and b) take it off-road in the jungle :D

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Who's up for a bet about how long a) will last after b)?

:D

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:18 pm

I think someone went a bit crazy with the window tinting :D It’s like wearing sunglasses at night! Changed the shitty road tyres it came with. Will head up to Thailand in November to buy a bull bar and a green curry. And will fit Squeaker’s winch.

14km per litre of diesel. Not bad actually.

Thanks for all the advice!

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Post by Graeme H » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:39 pm

Noice!

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Post by James9118 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:53 pm

Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:46 pm
I doubt it was testes in tropic temperatures :D
It's very important to keep your testes cool, especially in the tropics :blush: :D
(Sorry, couldn't resist that one).

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:46 am

James9118 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:46 pm
I doubt it was testes in tropic temperatures :D
It's very important to keep your testes cool, especially in the tropics :blush: :D
(Sorry, couldn't resist that one).
Took you long enough dude 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Post by Michal Duzynski » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:38 pm

Very cool Paul.
First new home and I think a car would be a next step.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 am

I was looking at the numbers Mike. Two month’s ago I paid my taxi driver 3,200RM for airport pickups and drop offs. He’s reliable and kind but there was always a family member in his car, which some guests found a bit uncomfortable. The repayments on this vehicle are 900RM/month and Squeaker was costing me 400RM/month in oil alone FFS and about 1000RM in repairs every quarter. So it was a no-brainier really. Also Squeaker was becoming a liability. If it broke down on a petrol run it could have potentially left my guests at the resort with me stranded on the road somewhere! That would have been a nightmare for my business and not at all improbable.

So in effect I’ll make the airport pickups and pay the truck off with the charges. I was originally looking at 2nd hand vehicle with around 50-60K on the clock for around half the price. But then there is no engine warranty (150,000Km or 5 years for the D-Max) and who knows what problems you can inherit.

I didn’t think I would ever buy a new car in my life! But actually it ended up making more sense.

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