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Hi Rod in his comments about bunks in an 18 footer mentioned that his van will be in the show. Any Boggers visiting the show be sure to give us a call when in Melbourne. Getting together will help relieve our BATTS! Rod, look forward to seeing you and your new home. Glad someone else is also willing to see how far we can tow a 21' to Cape York. Oh yeah, if you look at the Kedron site you can see a short clip of their trip to Cape York and other places. There is a tape of the entire trip; I am going to inquire if it is on DVD. Anyone know and is it worth the cost? Cheers, tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:50

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:50
For those going to the Melbourne Caravan Show, you might like to do what a group of Queenslanders did for the Brisbane Show. Set a time and day and meet at the Bushtracker stand, then go off and have a coffee and chat with your new found friends. Brian
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:51

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:51
We are probably going to visit several days as we will be "stocking up"! Those coming in from out-of-town pick the date and we will join in the festivities. Cheers, tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Tassietracker5 - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:52

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:52
Hello all we will be arriving in Melb on Sat morning of the boat and heading straight there, so we will be there at 10ish looking at our van in the flesh for the first time. We will have the kids with us but will ditch them for a full day on Sunday with a bit more looking first think on Monday before finally returning at the end of Monday to drive out with our new van. If these times suit anyone else let us now as we would like to catch up with as many as possible while there. Rod and Dom who cant wait for the big day
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:53

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:53
Boggers, Those of you that are visiting Melbourne and do not have the Master Database - shame on you - AND my mobile is 0407 158 081. Lets party hearty in the TassiTracker5 van. to much to drink! Cheers, tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:54

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:54
Can I have one too
macka
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:55

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:55
Ain't love grand. Angie when we do meet up I need
you to convince my better half that BTs really are worth all my research.
Please
Macka
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:56

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:56
Somewhere previous in this post was an item about seeing how far you can get up Cape York with a Bushtracker. I would suggest that providing water is not too high you would get it all the way without any issues depending on which way/where you go. If its direct through Lakeland/Laura/Cohen?Archer River then up the bypass roads x 2 to Bamaga I very much doubt anything other than perhaps deep water will stop you, mainly just a long gravel corrugated (very) road with a few dips through fairly shallow (usually) creeks. You could also go to Weipa on the main road, just watch out for the road trains. However I would suggest that the short cut from Weipa to Batavia Downs would be difficult due to at least 1 very steep creek crossing, also the corrugations here can be horrendous (like 5KPH stuff). I would suggest you not try the Old Telegraph Track. Many of the creek crossings are steep and/or sandy. As well as that the road is so worn that in places, particularly around creek crossings the track is at the bottom of a deep (ie 1.5 to 2 metres) trench that can be just wider than a 4WD. Centainly Gunshot would be an absolute no no, although you can deviate around it, but I would believe damage would result elsewhere towing a largish unit (over 3 metres long or 1.8 meters wide), perhaps severe. Old telegraph track has not been maintained for many years and long lenghts of it are just potholes and erosion channels. Cannot talk for Portland roads area and access tracks there and other 4WD access tracks. Lakefield National Park through to Cooktown may be possible, but there are a few difficult spots so current local advice would be necessary. Again there is more than one way to go. The above is based on my own travels a couple of years ago in a Landcruiser, but not towing anything. Conditions can change very quickly up there so current advice necessary. We found you could do 100KPH in plenty of places for considerable distances but in others its crawl through. May be of some assistance, but my thoughts only Regards avro
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:57

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:57
From my trip up to Cape York in about 1996, I agree entirely with your comments Avro. The only thing that I can add is that we found a number of the 4WD tracks out to beaches etc, had thick bushes over the track that caused scratches on the sides of the Landcruiser, They just aint wide enough to drag a caravan along. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:58

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:58
Thanks Brian & Avro, I am very interested in doing just that. I suppose I could park the BT somewhere and drive to the beach if Swmbo wants or to go fishing. Much food for thought. Thanks again Macka/peter
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:59

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 16:59
I wanna be there but no dosh
Macka
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:00

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:00
Turist,
You silly bogger! Angie give him a
thwack!
Macka
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:01

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:01
Macka, Wot and miss Turist from this distance. No, I'll wait until I am up close and personal. Angie
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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:02

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:02
A threat or a promise Angie?

Yes I'm back.
Had a good trip, met a few Boggers and Boggers to be, gave some advise and took some.
All in all a good trip despite the lack of the BT.

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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:03

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:03
Turist, when you least expect it...... expect it! Angie
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:04

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:04
Hi Jay/Tgintl Dont know what you mean by is it worth the cost of the video I have it and have watched it many times and wonder if I would try it with a van BUT I do enjoy watching it and wondering wether it is worth it and if I could do it which i dont think I would but a challenge isnt beyond me So I think it is worth it to see how far people are prepared to go allthough maybe to far , just my thoughts Regards Kimbo
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