For Those Awaiting Delivery ...

Submitted: Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:49
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Greetings all, Following the B.A.T.T.S. description I supplied some suggestions to cope with the waiting period before BT deposit and delivery. Most of this was for Angie but works equally well for all ...I think !!! [smile] Maybe a hobby for distraction .... OK you've twisted my arm ... here are a few suggestions.
Collecting Pommie beer glasses. Nah ! On second thoughts you need to practice all things Bushtracker and a few more besides ....

1. Practice levelling everything in preparation for levelling van on uneven sites. Buy a small spirit level ... every office desk , chair, table, book , remote, plate, husband sleeping on bed can be levelled with small pieces of cardboard and a spirit level.

2. Mark an area on the floor the size of your BT say 20x7 with masking tape with a 2 foot gap at one end. Place a chair for you and hubby to enjoy reading a book or viewing TV and enter and exit this area by the 2foot gap only.

3. Connect any Aussie made "caravan" tv antenna to your television and try to watch news and weather every night.

4. This one might be semi serious ... Derive a complete menu for cooking in the BT say at 10 clicks North of Thargomindah .... spread dust around for authenticity.

5. Both yourself and hubby take showers together ... same as one person in BT shower but without flailing arms. This is now debatable with the optional wide body BT ensuite but still fun ....[dontDroptheSoapGrin]

6. When driving around wave at every vehicle you see that looks like the vehicle you are towing your BT with ... do this with the widest smile possible because your cheeks will seize from smiling on delivery day if you dont practice. Nothing worse than a person trying to talk with seized cheeks ....

7. Visit the nearest Tent Mart and see what you don't need any more.

8. Divide your fridge in half with masking tape and only use the left side to get practice stacking BT fridge shelves.

9. Take day trips to nearest camp ground and watch people setting up tents, tarps, beds, showers, ropes, solar panels, stoves, fridges etc. Dont snicker too loud at them they will know you've ordered a BT.
10. Practice carrying a loaf of bread, sandwich fillings, cutlery, bread board, table cloth, plates, two wine/beer glasses ,bottle of cheer .... in two hands and pass through 2 ft opening marked on floor. Easy after owning a BT for one year !!!

There's a quick ten hope it helps keep you busy <smile>
Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:51

Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:51
Anthony You are brilliant The tears are rolling down our cheeks from laughing so hard Keep the laughs a rollin' And for the Turist: check out http://www.singingman.us/Beginning.htm and for everyone also check out www.singingman.us too! Cheers, tgintl/jay and jackie
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:52

Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:52
Anthony, I can't find the BATTS description! Help. tginl/jay
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:53

Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:53
Jay, Here is the original post from about April03 .....Enjoy ! I'm afraid Angie has contracted a common disease called Bushtracker Anticipation Trepidation Tremblers Syndrome ... or commonly known as an attack of the BATTS.
It most commonly seen in the BT owner in the period between the deposit and delivery stage .... it is not commonly outside this period so Angie might have the rare form called
Early Onset B.A.T.T.S .... Time will tell !

Symptoms include but are not restricted to .....
Adrenalin rush on sighting a BT (even a picture) causing a lowered skin surface temperature and a butterfly effect in small intestine and stomach.
Trembling is seen in the chronic case ... in the acute case it can be seen by too much exposure over a short period.
Some long term cases can recite BT Specs and Options at will especially near the delivery date.
Alcohol will increase the problem turning the acute into the chronic instantly.

Treatment
Treatment is only palliative at this stage so support from friends and other people that have taken delivery is vital. Valium works in the short term but is contraindicated. Being taken in short trips in friends BT's is in the planning and controlled trial stage.

The prognosis is good .... all symptoms and traces of the syndrome appear to fade in the first 48 hours after delivery. Small recurrences can appear when fitting aftermarket accessories. It may also appear again in the preceding days of a trip .... in the first year.

I'm only getting over it now ..... <grin>
Anthony
Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:54

Thursday, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:54
Anthony, maybe the BATTS description and the hobbies list could be put into a document for future sufferers. Angie
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