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Submitted: Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 05:44
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Hi all, We are Ray and Merna and also new members to the group although we have been BT owners for nearly 2 years. Yes, we did the Big One and had the greatest time in our lives. Although our van is one of the smaller models it made a great impression everywhere we stayed. In fact we had 3 offers to buy it. (Were not interested at the time.) Our trip was flawless and the only problem we had was of our own making...lost the awning release handle in the bulldust and didn't realise it was missing until we were several hundred klms down the track. Our 4.2 diesel Patrol did a great job although we added an after market turbo half way through the trip. (Its embarrassing when triple road trains flash past like we are standing still.) The difference the turbo made on uphill climbs is astounding. We find the single beds enable us to move around far more in a 16' van and we have ample storage space. Ray attached tool clips lined with foam to the underneath of the overhead cabinets above the beds for safe storage of our fishing rods. Between the beds he screwed 10ml aluminium channeling vertically down the side of the base in which we slid plywood partitions. This sectionalises the floor space so we can store the TV and spare water containers while travelling, maintaining a lower centre of gravity. Our travels are over for a while as the drought took its toll on the foundations of the house and there is work to be done. We look forward to hearing other folks stories in the future.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 05:46

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 05:46
Welcome to the Group Ray & Merna, There must be lots of Bushtrackers travelling through your part of the country, so when we have all your details on the members list, you will probably get the odd visitor or two. Having travelled around the country, have you got any suggestions for our next rally in 2004? Brian & Margaret
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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 05:47

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 05:47
We would suggest the caravan park on the banks of Lake Maraboon which is 22klms south of Emerald is a great spot. The Park is extremely well run, good camp kitchen, facilities and boat ramp. The lake is stocked with abundant redclaw, perch and cod. Ski-ing is permitted. There are huge citrus farms and vegie gardens along the roadside. Day trips to Anakie, Rubyvale and Sapphire gemfields can be fun and quite rewarding. Canarvon Gorge is also a lovely spot (in the dry) but is a National Park.
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