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Post  scraps on Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:28 am

Hey byronbinalong,

"She bought it!"
We have two types of money in our house. Her money is hers, my money is ours!
I bet I know which type of money bought your van...

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Post  byronbinalong on Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:07 am

yep yep .... as I said, I have to pay for it now ... but its ok Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Wedge on Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:04 pm

I hate towing stuff so I have an ARB rooftop tent. It takes less than 10 minutes to setup and about 15 minutes to pack up. I reckon it's more comfortable than a regular tent and because it's up off the ground you don't get any dust inside. The matress is really good and you can leave your sleeping bag etc. inside when you pack it up.

If I end up getting a quad bike down the track I'll make an enclosed trailer for the quad and put the tent on top.

If I ever find a really big nugget I'll buy a Mercedes Benz Unimog with a custom body on it. That's my dream setup.

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Post  Chookfoot on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:20 pm

Box on the ute.... Magic.
Old bedframes and Plywood.
Ugly, Quick, cheap, functional.

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Post  lkyphl on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:34 am

If you find this in the bush, you've found me !



Quite spacious, very comfortable, and a low profile when closed helps with the economy. Fridge, two burner stove, (external) shower, almost too much storage space both internal and external, weighs in at about 740 kgs. Being on a ute means no problems if you go down that tight track and have to U-turn, and, of course, it can be "slid-off", and you're left with a ute.

... pity the ute needed a $6000 chassis extension to cure the flexing and hence a dreadful forward-backward motion ..... but it rides well now.

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Post  C. Nyal de Kaye on Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:04 pm

It looks good and practical Phil - thanks for showing us.

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Post  byronbinalong on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:46 pm

cooool..... sometimes the simple things work the best What a Face its just that my other half had to complicate it ey ... No

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Post  Nightjar on Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:42 pm

This is our "home away from home", Trailstar Aquila 5.4M van.
We have traveled to many out of the way prospecting patches, got dirty outside but all the comforts within.



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Post  byronbinalong on Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:11 pm

GR8 looking units ... does or has anyone had issues with dirt roads and rock marks on the van/s ,,, wife is now worried that we have 19ks of dirt road to go on to the mates block No No and now worried that the rocks will leave dints in the alloy front ... told her thats whats its for
SHE dosnt want it dinted ... told her to leave it in the back yard and not use it then ...ooooh .. not HAPPY JAN ... so anyone have a van "BRA" or what are yous using
Cheers
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Post  Wombat on Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:43 pm

Byronbinalong I have made up something that may help you in reguards to protecting the front of your van. I have a vinyl front padding that is proned to stone hits. You have an Ally front, and I was told that if a stone hits that the stone then can bounce back and could hit the back of your car or even go through your rear window. That was told to me by a caravan dealer. What I've made will stop that problem. Give me a couple of days and I'll rig it up on my van and take some photo's. Right now it's too bl##dy cold to go out side.

Cheers mate
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Post  byronbinalong on Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:54 pm

cheers .... that will be GR8 ... BUT... we go away saturday morning Sad

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:50 pm

Wombat wrote:Byronbinalong I have made up something that may help you in reguards to protecting the front of your van. I have a vinyl front padding that is proned to stone hits. You have an Ally front, and I was told that if a stone hits that the stone then can bounce back and could hit the back of your car or even go through your rear window. That was told to me by a caravan dealer. What I've made will stop that problem. Give me a couple of days and I'll rig it up on my van and take some photo's. Right now it's too bl##dy cold to go out side.

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Post  Wombat on Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi byronbinalong, here are the photo's that I promist you of my home made stone guard. It was made out of Shade cloth, plastic covered curtain wire, small hooks that screw into the ends of the wire, "D" shaped hooks, and dog clips. My wife sewed pockets along the top and bottom of the shade cloth for the curtain wire to go through. You can see by the photo's how I attached it to the van, but your van my be different so you may have to work out how to attach yours, but the idea works well.







If you need more info just PM through my profile
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Post  byronbinalong on Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:55 pm

Wombat .... maaaaate ... that is what I`m after - you ripper What a Face What a Face ... now all I have to do is get the missus to make it to protect HER Van ,,, cheers cheers
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Post  Wombat on Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:38 pm

Great mate I'm glad I could help. If you need any more info just yell. This has protected my van from many a stone.
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