Motley's New Bushtracker

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Have you got it yet?
Travellers tip, Champagne should be washed off the van without delay, gets sticky and attracts bugs.
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:41

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:41
Motley wrote: "Full trip report on likes, dislikes, wish I'd thought of that, why did I do that etc (including piccies), when we get home" Angie wrote: "You bewdy!!"
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:42

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:42
Hello Pete, Thanks for the first piccy of the new BT at Quarantine Bay. Looks fantastic! Keep 'em comin. This one is already on the desktop. Angie
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Reply By: Motley - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:43

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:43
Thought I'd show our "land yacht" in amongst the water based ones. More photos to follow. Anthony, Anthony. Slow internet connection speeds have precluded commentary before now on your quest to get a Capex approved for a Digital camera. I now have two, one of which I upgraded from a previous model. Approval to purchase is all related to delivering benefits to all "stakeholders". Benefits from use of a digital camera to record family events, create slide shows you can watch on TV, even use in a business, whatever that business may be! The list goes on and the benefits are more enduring that pancakes and a cuppa!
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:44

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:44
G'Day Pete,
I'm working on it .... taxman cuts off deduction at June 30 right !! <CPA smile>

BTW Pick up my Necvox and colour camera at Northfield tomorrow. Yeessss !!!!! Finally have my "eye in the sky". Trying to fit it to BT before trip at Easter !!

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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:45

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:45
Motley

Be very cautious about using equalising hitch if seriously off-road, particularly creek crossings when car and van are at acute angle. This place huge loads on the equalising hitch and also towbar - to extend can break the bars, or in one recent case tear the whole tow bar off.

Will also act to lift rear wheels of towing vehicle.

Fine for dirt roads, essential for fast bitumen - but disconnect when off-road.

Anyone interested I have a paper I've written re towing stability, weight distribution, equalisers etc, It's posted on serval sites as Files or Documents but could post to this if desired. Semi-technical but no maths.
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Reply By: Motley - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:46

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:46
Collyn, Thanks for the advice. Have noticed the difference with and without when towing on highway, but expect that in the rough stuff the value/need will be less important. It's all still a bit of a black art for me so would definitely appreciate reading a copy of your paper. I'm sure that other members would also. Are you able to post it in the documents section? Thanks.
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Reply By: Motley - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:47

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:47
Initial thoughts from trip to collect our Bushtracker now loaded in documents folder. Have also loaded some piccies. I'm sure I'll think of other things to add but felt an urgent need to not let Angie score too many points here! If anyone wants clarification of any items, I'm happy to oblige. I must say that the flows of information in this Group and the willingness of people to share information meant that there have not been many negatives in how we have configured than van or things we wish we'd done I reckon this makes the score Residents 5, Expats 0.5
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:48

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:48
Motley said: I reckon this makes the score Residents 5, Expats 0.5 Angie said: Darnit!! (well not really, but children might be reading this!!) It's not fair guys, I have to work at the moment. Too busy to be witty. Angie
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Reply By: Turist - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:49

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:49
Angie said:

Darnit!! (well not really, but children might be reading this!!) It's not fair guys, I have to work at the moment. Too busy to be witty.

Too busy working poor dear!
And the Au group are busy too.
Driving F250's, towing Bushtrackers, having Easter BT breaks with special coffees, scones etc.

Residents 27, expats 0.5

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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:50

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:50
And that score's only numeric!
Collyn
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:51

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:51
Will happily load towing stability piece but I get a message saying 'The Manager and or Bill Gates says I'm not allowed to.'
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:52

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:52
Boo Hoo, everybody's picking on me. I want my mum!! Angie (and in case anyone is wondering, I have emailed Motley off-line to congratulate him on the wonderful report and piccies - does that count for any points??)
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Reply By: Motley - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:53

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:53
Collyn, You should be able to upload the document now. Sorry for inconvenience
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:54

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:54
Thanks - it's now loaded into 'Documents'

Comments welcomed
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:55

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:55
Now that Jan knows how to bake scones in the van, she will be kept busy at Cania.
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