Thank You to all at BT

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 09:51
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I would like to thank all at the BT factory, especially Brent, Steve, and Dan from SIM to all the advice given on the pre delivery when we picked up our BT on the 30th March.

The quality and finish of our BT was second to none and we had no problems on our 7 days fast return trip back to WA from QLD.

Every thing that we used functioned well and it sat on the road well behind the F250 even though I took them through some of the hillest towing country out the back of Nambour and up through the big range drive into Toowoomba, considering I have never towed a caravan before.

I certainly needed the F250 to pull the BT up and over the range into Toowoomba as our BT weighs in at 2900kg empty so with 6 water tanks full and 80 litres of fuel on the draw bar plus all the other gear I will be interested to see what the all up weight is when I get it weighed before our Birdsville trip in August.

Marlene even drove the big rig across the nullabor and loved driving, her first time also, so then it was hard to prize her out of the seat.

Even though the staff were very busy with other deliveries they explained the operation of the equipment well.

Just a hint to future prospective owners on delivery time take a small digital recorder with you and when all the gear is getting explained to you, as there is quite a brain overload, just switch on the recorder and record all the conversation.

I then went back to my caravan park and picked out all the relevant information and entered it onto the computer under different headings after each day for future reference.

Anyway I would like to thank BT and all the staff for the quality product that you produce and the wait for our BT to be completed, even though it seemed a long time was all worth it when you finally pick it up and drive away knowing that you are towing something that is going to give you a lot of pleasure down the track.

Well Done to Steve and the clan and keep up the good work.

Oh! the photo of the rig outside the factory with the Bushtracker sign above it looks great.

Stewart & Marlene
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 17:34

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 17:34

In my best John Cleese voice

You Luuuuuuuckyyyyyyy Baaaaastarrrrd!!


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Follow Up By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 04:51

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 04:51
Not long now Micky. Not long now.

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Follow Up By: Black Cobra - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 08:53

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 08:53
Yeah Mick, not long now and you then will be the Luuuuuuuuuuuuukyyyyyyyyy Baaaaaaaaaaaastarrrrrrrrrrrd as you and Vickie will will be travelling around where ours is just sitting there doing nothing but getting tickled by the solar.

Its just as bad as waiting for it to be built, now its waiting to use it.

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Reply By: Maximus - Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 03:49

Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 03:49

Well done. At long last you are on thev road. We are in Queenscliffe VIC at the moment and on our way on the ferry to Mornington Pen. Van and truck going like a dream. Only problem we have from time to time is that when we have to stay in a caravan park is that some are so bloody small that it can be a bit tight. The van and truck makes up to a big rig.. If that is the only problem? who cares.
As a point of interest, we do not travel that fast ( what is the point) and at say an average of 85k's my fuel consumption has been around 17L/100. Not bad.
The 4" exhaust made a hell of a lot of difference. Now it has more grunt than 2 penfulls of pigs.
The new Bilstein shocks back and front fixed my hobby horse ride. All in all everything is great.
Get ready to enjoy yourself.

All the best

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 at 08:36

Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 at 08:36
Hi Stewart, I was pleased to read that Marlene enjoyed driving your outfit. We ended up purchasing the F250 without me even taking a test drive in one. We were confident i could, as my husband spoke to a small lady who had one as a caravan tow vehicle when he was waiting for me to do some shopping in Bunbury once. The weekend we organised the purchase of ours, we were going to Perth to test drive one in a car yard, but we had an accident and never got there. Panna Trackers posted about this one, and things all came together during a weekend of very mixed fortunes.

The Effie is so big, that i had been too scared to drive it, but got my chance last Sunday. We have sold a property, and needed to bring farm equipment home, so it was decided i would be the escort in the F250. So while the guys got the flashing lights set up on the Cruisers pulling the field bins etc, i got in and had to find how everything worked. Although i find escorting over width loads very intense and stressful driving, the job was made easier by the comfort and ease of driving the Effie. My family joke about me not being able to see over the dashboard, or if i sit on a pillow, not being able to reach the pedals (even in a Hilux). I did sit on a pillow, and easily reached the pedals. I just can't wait to away with the caravan, but will have to wait as we can't get away now.

I haven't driven with the caravan much; only for short spells out on the open road, but have driven with trailers (except backwards, when they take on a life of their own!)

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