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Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:03
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Hello,

It has been awhile!!

Jackie and I are considering building a 23.5' BT for delivery August 2011.

Why?

Nothing wrong with our Boroma except:

1. We miss you guys, and

2. We want to go places where we shouldn't go with a Boroma.

Simple as that!

Cheers,

Jay and Jackie
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:10

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:10
Hello Jay & Jackie,

Hope you have a smoother build process than you did the last time.

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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:25

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:25
Mate, it will be. If all goes well with our pre-purchase investigation we will put an order in when we visit BT in October for delivery next August. We are leaving QLD in December to slowly head out to WA via Melbourne and an upgrade to the F250 (to an F350 with dual rear wheels). We will not be back to QLD until time to take delivery.

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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 23:03

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 23:03
Jay will you be wearing knee pads when negotiations take place?????????????????

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Follow Up By: bindi - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 23:12

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 23:12
You are cruel Earn...Ha
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 17:36

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 17:36
Guys, let's make this the last "shot" post at Steve. I understand there are "long memories"; all I can tell you is I have had excellent communications with Steve and all is very well and we are moving forward. I am going to meet with Phillip from the factory in August; we might move everything up for an April delivery date.

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Follow Up By: Pixellator - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 02:27

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 02:27
Hear Hear!!
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Follow Up By:- Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 16:57

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 16:57
Jay what a pity your sense of humour hasn't improved since you were last here!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Two Doo - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 12:22

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 12:22
WELCOME BACK, you helped us at our pickup. Look forward to seeing what marvels you design into your new one. Warwick and Sue
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Reply By: Rob n Son - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 20:31

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 20:31
Yes good to see you back.
You guys inspired us before we bought our first BT in 2007.
Thanks again for that.

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Rob and Sonia

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 00:45

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 00:45
Thanks for the kind words!!

When I started this thread we were "considering"; now we are strongly leaning~~

One of the toughest decisions is going to be to give up our split aircon system. Those of you that have a split system in your home know there is nothing like setting a temperature and it is mainted through hot and cold. Especially in a small box on wheels.

The only time it is off is when we are not on mains power.

I will shortly be asking a bunch of questions of the newer owners about the newer designs like the dedicated water tank for a shower.

Cheers,

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Reply By: Keith & Joan - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 17:43

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 17:43
Hi Jay & Jackie,
You should request a BT with NO aircon in it or on it, and then fit the split system yourself after delivery. The Panasonic external unit fits neatly between the two spare wheels, and the plumbing / cables to the inside unit go up through the bottom of the nose cone and into a cupboard / wardrobe, or whatever is in the nose cone to camouflage them. The inside unit would just replace an overhead cupboard built into the raked angle between the roof and the front wall. If you secured all the pipes etc in the outside unit before you fitted it, I am confident that it would withstand the demands of off road travel. Even if it did need some future maintenance, it is a lot easier to access and repair than one on the roof, and you could even replace it once for the same cost as the roof top rubbish they force you buy at the moment.
Don't accept rubbish just because they refuse to fit anything else!
Kind regards, Keith & Joan.
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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 18:02

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 18:02
Hi Guys, what you suggest is very tempting!

Do you know anyone that has done what your are suggesting? Looking at your unit you have the same aircon that we had in our 2004 BT.

I am also interested in the the fact that you do not have a rear rake!! Have you missed it if you have done some serious off road stuff?

Cheers, Jay
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 18:39

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 18:39
Keith,

One day it will be a standard fit up, as they work much more efficiently for both heating and cooling, and the statement that they would not stand up to off road use doesn't really stack up when you hear of all the problems that people have had with Dometic roof top air conditioners.

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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 20:10

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 20:10
Keith, do you have a Panasonic model number in mind?

I am thinking that the external unit would be rather small to fit between the spare wheels. If you put the unit between the wheels, where would you put the gas bottles?

Currently our external unit is on the rear bumper bar and when we travel we put a canvass cover over the unit.

We are planning on an extended drawbar as I want to put a 3kva Honda on the bar with a remote starter. In our Boroma we have certainly enjoyed the ability to be inside in the rain and simply push a button to start the genny without having to go outside in bad weather or at night.

Putting the genny on the offside in the storage locker blocks off that side of the storage locker for any other use, and also exposes the inside to wind and rain when it is open. The last thing I want to do in the pouring rain is either take out the genny or have to put it away when I need the genny.

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