A New List

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:07
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In an attempt to make things on the site a little easier to find I have opened a new "BT Options & Extras" section in list format.
I feel that a lot of the good ideas that have been posted are getting lost with the progression of time and with no search facility on the MSN site also hard to find.

If you have previously posted a suggestion about an option please re-post it in the new list.
It will sort the items to alphabetic order.
The list has been set so that the member making the post has the option to edit at a later date.

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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:09

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:09
I just found your new section, what a great idea. Prospective buyers of Bushtrackers should be mindful that they should only put items that they really need in/on their vans, as too many items, especially heavy ones, will add too much uneccesary weight and cost you dearly in extra fuel usage. Some recent vans with what could be described as "a hamburger with the lot" have left the factory 300kg heavier than the average van of the same length. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:10

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:10
Ah yes !!! The magical 300kg ....... This is a strange phenomenon with BTi I was told my van would come in at around 2150 kg delivered with watertanks empty ... so I was happy with the 3000kg limit giving me around 530 kg of "stuff" after the tanks were filled. When it went over the weighbridge empty it went 2400kg giving me only 280kg for "stuff" after tanks filled. This was a major disappointment and I asked Tracy about fitting the 3500kg limit suspension "after the fact" and realistically would be too much trouble because of grinding off the old and welding on the new. This was the MAJOR reason for buying the F250 ...so I could carry 1000kg of "stuff" in it and still tow the BT legally. This could potentially be a problem with running 3500kg suspension on a van using the 3000kg ..... suspension making it a bit "hard" and transmitting more shock into the van. I dont believe this to be the case as I'm around 2975 kg loaded this is still in the "sweet spot" of the 3500kg suspension being 85% of its capacity. In hindsight I would not have an 18ft BT with a 3000kg ATM when it weighs 2400 empty .... a mates 19ft came in at 2420kg empty and it uses the 3500kg suspension so he has over 750kg for "stuff" after tanks are filled. No problems to date ! I certainly didnt option mine up to make it heavier .... unless adding ensuite etc is adding weight. I do have three batteries and 4 solarpanels ...cant see this adding 250 kg though .... Anthony Explore this Great Land ... Do it Easy ... Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Bushtracker42 - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:11

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:11
I
had a similar concern regarding the weights quoted and asked about the need for
the optional heavier suspension. The ‘not needed’ response did not
seem to totally add up with the van’s plate saying 2420kg. Add the 5
water tanks ( 2920kg) and essentials like wine and beer and ….

I still have to put it over the
weighbridge when full but I doubt if the towball weight will take enough off
the van.



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Ah yes !!! The magical 300kg .......





This is a strange phenomenon with BTi I was told
my van would come in at around 2150 kg delivered with watertanks empty ..
so I was happy with the 3000kg limit giving me around 530 kg of
'stuff' after the tanks were filled.





When it went over the weighbridge empty it went
2400kg giving me only 280kg for 'stuff' after tanks filled.


This was a major disappointment and I asked Tracy
about fitting the 3500kg limit suspension 'after the fact' and
realistically would be too much trouble because of grinding off the
old and welding on the new.





This was the MAJOR reason for buying the F250
...so I could carry 1000kg of 'stuff' in it and still tow the BT
legally.





This could potentially be a problem with running
3500kg suspension on a van using the 3000kg .... suspension
making it a bit 'hard' and transmitting more shock into the van.
I dont believe this to be the case as I'm around 2975 kg loaded this is
still in the 'sweet spot' of the 3500kg suspension being 85% of
its capacity.





In hindsight I would not have an 18ft BT with
a 3000kg ATM when it weighs 2400 empty .... a mates 19ft came in at
2420kg empty and it uses the 3500kg suspension so he has over 750kg
for 'stuff' after tanks are filled. No problems to date !





I certainly didnt option mine up to make it
heavier .... unless adding ensuite etc is adding weight. I do have three
batteries and 4 solarpanels ...cant see this adding 250 kg though ....





Anthony





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Reply By: Bushtracker42 - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:12

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:12
Woops
– cant add up, should be 2820kg tanks full

----

I had a similar concern regarding the
weights quoted and asked about the need for the optional heavier suspension.
The ‘not needed’ response did not seem to totally add up with the
van’s plate saying 2420kg. Add the 5 water tanks ( 2920kg) and
essentials like wine and beer and ….

I still have to put it over the
weighbridge when full but I doubt if the towball weight will take enough off
the van.



----------------------

Gary Harding

TriSys Engineering/III



-----Original Message-----

From: Bushtracker18
[mailto:anthony@gil.com.au]

Sent: Thursday, 16 October 2003
8:21 AM

To: Bushtracker Owners Group

Subject: Re: A New List











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From: Bushtracker18







Ah yes !!! The magical 300kg .......





This is a strange phenomenon with BTi I was told
my van would come in at around 2150 kg delivered with watertanks empty .. so
I was happy with the 3000kg limit giving me around 530 kg of
'stuff' after the tanks were filled.





When it went over the weighbridge empty it went
2400kg giving me only 280kg for 'stuff' after tanks filled.


This was a major disappointment and I asked Tracy
about fitting the 3500kg limit suspension 'after the fact' and
realistically would be too much trouble because of grinding off the
old and welding on the new.





This was the MAJOR reason for buying the F250
...so I could carry 1000kg of 'stuff' in it and still tow the BT
legally.





This could potentially be a problem with running
3500kg suspension on a van using the 3000kg .... suspension
making it a bit 'hard' and transmitting more shock into the van.
I dont believe this to be the case as I'm around 2975 kg loaded this is
still in the 'sweet spot' of the 3500kg suspension being 85% of
its capacity.





In hindsight I would not have an 18ft BT with
a 3000kg ATM when it weighs 2400 empty .... a mates 19ft came in at
2420kg empty and it uses the 3500kg suspension so he has over 750kg
for 'stuff' after tanks are filled. No problems to date !





I certainly didnt option mine up to make it heavier
.... unless adding ensuite etc is adding weight. I do have three batteries
and 4 solarpanels ...cant see this adding 250 kg though ....





Anthony





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Easy ... Tow a Bushtracker











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