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  Topic: Van security
Rosiebear

Replies: 21
Views: 13315

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: Van security
I was just thinking earlier tonight about external lighting and realised I have a new double Par38 security light out in the shed, and a couple of new PaR 38 LED globes, and seeing that we have lithiu ...
  Topic: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
Rosiebear

Replies: 33
Views: 10124

PostForum: What SIZE OR TYPE OF BUSHTRACKER?   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:14 pm   Subject: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
Maybe the Honda 20i would sync with the mains if the mains was plugged in first and on before starting the generator, don't know how the little honda would go carrying base load for the rest of tassie ...
  Topic: Anyone Towing with a Nissan Patrol 3L
Rosiebear

Replies: 11
Views: 2611

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:58 pm   Subject: Anyone Towing with a Nissan Patrol 3L
Thank Bob, thats good figures for a V8 petrol towing a heavy van very impressive.
  Topic: Anyone Towing with a Nissan Patrol 3L
Rosiebear

Replies: 11
Views: 2611

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:51 pm   Subject: Anyone Towing with a Nissan Patrol 3L
Bob, couple of points of interest, for me anyhow,
What is the weight of the van in travel trim, and the weight of the Y62 in travel trim.
and what do you get fuel consumption wise in the Y62?
  Topic: Nissan Titan XD (Cummins Diesel)
Rosiebear

Replies: 23
Views: 8944

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:18 pm   Subject: Nissan Titan XD (Cummins Diesel)
Just makes the Ram2500 better value. Just saying, either way, you've still got to put your hand in your pocket at least once per year, for the shallower dip, the Dodge has it..I'll never have the pl ...
  Topic: Nissan Titan XD (Cummins Diesel)
Rosiebear

Replies: 23
Views: 8944

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:46 am   Subject: Nissan Titan XD (Cummins Diesel)
Just the difference in annual Rego would be the kicker, 6 cyl Vs V8
  Topic: Decals
Rosiebear

Replies: 4
Views: 3819

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:44 am   Subject: Decals
Yeah, Maybe, but that's not what was said, if that sign install mob said they could supply, that might also imply that they may buy them in from you (BT) on behalf of a customer and then install on th ...
  Topic: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Rosiebear

Replies: 26
Views: 23145

PostForum: Tips on SAFETY WHEN TOWING   Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:17 pm   Subject: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Thanks guys, just looked on ebay au. Looks like a trip offshore..
  Topic: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Rosiebear

Replies: 26
Views: 23145

PostForum: Tips on SAFETY WHEN TOWING   Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:16 am   Subject: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Just have to find a seller in Au now, nothing on Ebay. You would think they would be available somewhere. It looks a great tool.
  Topic: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Rosiebear

Replies: 26
Views: 23145

PostForum: Tips on SAFETY WHEN TOWING   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:46 pm   Subject: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Thank you for the info. I will order one today.

I have experienced the valve stem problem for a number of years now.

When I was getting one replaced in Kalgoorlie a couple of years back when th ...
  Topic: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Rosiebear

Replies: 26
Views: 23145

PostForum: Tips on SAFETY WHEN TOWING   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:05 pm   Subject: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Safety Dave, was 570 with a repeater which turns out I didn't need. Could have saved a 100 bucks.
  Topic: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Rosiebear

Replies: 26
Views: 23145

PostForum: Tips on SAFETY WHEN TOWING   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:27 pm   Subject: LOAD RATINGS ON REAR TYRES, WHEN FULLY LOADED....
Had 2 of them, both rears, right was OK no damage apart from mud flap, left stove in the floor in the void space under the stove. Turns out tyres were original fit ( 2005) van and chassis, but manuf ...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 77987

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:48 pm   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Yep Grumpy, got a new one of those as part of the set-up, came with two new pins. Now to sell my old DO35 that I took off complete with a new pin, and spanner.

The Oz glide comes standard as one o ...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 77987

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:02 am   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Thanks Steve for clarifying that. Good that you have it in stock yourself, its not mentioned in your first post that's why I speculated on availability and DOT approval status and also on the link.
...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 77987

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:50 pm   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Sorry link just takes you back to the US with a very garish web page and very limited useful information, the Australian nominated distributor on the US site, is some off shore racing boat mob on the ...
  Topic: Bridgestone Deuler m/t d674
Rosiebear

Replies: 10
Views: 8336

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:12 pm   Subject: Bridgestone Deuler m/t d674
Shannon, it could just be a typo on your part. Also see the warning below..

Other Owners: This running of the original tyres for ten years is way out of hand and totally unsafe. Those tyres are w ...
  Topic: Testimonials from Owners (please post reply in this topic)
Rosiebear

Replies: 106
Views: 205313

PostForum: TESTIMONIALS from owners   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:48 pm   Subject: Testimonials from Owners (please post reply in this topic)
Had our service done yesterday, Stewart/Stuart (?) was very friendly and professional, pick-up was indicated for 2pm, later confirmed and was ready on time all work requested done plus a couple of oth ...
  Topic: Secondary batteries for the rear of our LC200 vehicle...
Rosiebear

Replies: 11
Views: 6099

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:17 am   Subject: Secondary batteries for the rear of our LC200 vehicle...
In my old Patrol I had a 110 ah AGM in one of the 20 odd $ plastic battery boxes with a lid. I had two 50 AH Anderson plugs mounted to the outside on one side, one to accept the alternator charge lin ...
  Topic: New van park Streaky Bay SA
Rosiebear

Replies: 7
Views: 5171

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:33 pm   Subject: New van park Streaky Bay SA
Thanks...
  Topic: New van park Streaky Bay SA
Rosiebear

Replies: 7
Views: 5171

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:44 pm   Subject: New van park Streaky Bay SA
can you put up an address please, we'll be that way in May or June.
  Topic: Omegalec replacement
Rosiebear

Replies: 6
Views: 4986

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:42 pm   Subject: Omegalec replacement
You would never get them up the wall behind the paneling, but there are visually acceptable methods to do it discretely externally. I put the remote for the projecta charger up the rear seat, right ba ...
  Topic: Omegalec replacement
Rosiebear

Replies: 6
Views: 4986

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:47 pm   Subject: Omegalec replacement
Bunnings have a plastic quad molding with self adhesive back and timber grain finish it would not look out of place in the corner return running up from the seat to the overhead cupboard.

Or you c ...
  Topic: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Rosiebear

Replies: 30
Views: 23968

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:09 am   Subject: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Louie,
I think Bill was referring to a roadside check by weight of load inspectors, "scalies" in the old vernacular, or Transport/Traffic police looking for an easy pinch to round out the ...
  Topic: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Rosiebear

Replies: 30
Views: 23968

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:22 am   Subject: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
I just think it is one of those little technical areas that you can get pinned for for non-compliance, and costs you a lot. Its an easy pinch for a lazy inspector just looking for numbers.


and ...
  Topic: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Rosiebear

Replies: 30
Views: 23968

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:45 pm   Subject: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Yep Bill quite a conundrum, been thinking about it the last couple of hours, but I feel the safest and easiest solution is to get rid of all the water in the van, that totally brings me back OK. I h ...
  Topic: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Rosiebear

Replies: 30
Views: 23968

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:01 pm   Subject: GXL 200 wagon dual cab conversion
Roachie,
This is what I am struggling with a bit at the moment, weighed my truck, with the van hooked on a little over a week ago, 3.96T, registered GVM of 4.490T, GCM allowed 8.0T. Current GCM 7.4 ...
  Topic: HOUSEHOLD TYPE WATER FILTERS.. TASTE? HEALTH?
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 25002

PostForum: DISPELLING MYTHS   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:38 am   Subject: HOUSEHOLD TYPE WATER FILTERS.. TASTE? HEALTH?
Definitely agree, it is not for filling multiple water tanks, but as a point of interest for those that like to go for a fair walk, and find lumping multiple water bottles around it is definitely a we ...
  Topic: 2013 GMC Sierra. (SOLD)
Rosiebear

Replies: 13
Views: 16711

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:59 pm   Subject: 2013 GMC Sierra. (SOLD)
Petrol of Diesel? Duramax or OHV?
  Topic: Diesel Lubricity Additive
Rosiebear

Replies: 14
Views: 12013

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:17 pm   Subject: Diesel Lubricity Additive
What I didn't say was that I was using it in a major government marine fleet, large two stroke and four stroke diesels and two and four stroke outboards, and petrol, 7.4 liter V8, inboard/outboards. ...
  Topic: Diesel Lubricity Additive
Rosiebear

Replies: 14
Views: 12013

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 12:13 pm   Subject: Diesel Lubricity Additive
that test was the decider for me, the distributor came around work one day and did this test with all the available anti-bug additives, fuel Doctor was the only one that absorbed all the water and kep ...
  Topic: Van security
Rosiebear

Replies: 21
Views: 13315

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 8:50 pm   Subject: Van security
Thanks Loki, Job for tomorrow. I have a padlock above the top bolt on the door but didn't think of the old rain filling the wading door trick.
  Topic: A NEW LOOK FOR BUSHTRACKER?
Rosiebear

Replies: 51
Views: 39829

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 5:33 pm   Subject: A NEW LOOK FOR BUSHTRACKER?
I reckon a bit of TV advertising showing the actual build quality, framing and wiring etc, maybe a week or two before holiday times/ long weekends and the caravan shows to promote awareness. I am su ...
  Topic: Plenty Hwy
Rosiebear

Replies: 7
Views: 9116

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:36 pm   Subject: Plenty Hwy
Our experence a couple of months later was the opposite, road to the border, Qld side excellent. Cross border = immediate drop into Hell, and the first of the lies, the bitumen truck pull off area a c ...
  Topic: Plenty Hwy
Rosiebear

Replies: 7
Views: 9116

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:15 pm   Subject: Plenty Hwy
Highly recommend you do "give it a go", it is a great drive. If you are going to free camp, then there is a pretty good gravel pit on the left about 5k before the border, you can get a fair ...
  Topic: DIRECTORS OWN DODGE CUMMINS DIESEL (SOLD)
Rosiebear

Replies: 7
Views: 10780

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:21 pm   Subject: DIRECTORS OWN DODGE CUMMINS DIESEL (SOLD)
when they go to sell it down the track in about 5-6 years there wont be 30K to be made between year models, know which way I would have gone....
  Topic: Wind Deflector
Rosiebear

Replies: 5
Views: 6136

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:13 pm   Subject: Wind Deflector
Sounds/looks like a good way to get rid of some excess funds, but rather you just send me the cash instead. One brick towing another bigger brick, cant see any value in it. Would take years to recov ...
  Topic: Electric Awning Stability
Rosiebear

Replies: 15
Views: 11968

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:19 pm   Subject: Electric Awning Stability
I use ropes and springs, had no issues in moderate winds. I don't put a lot of tension on them though. if wind gets over say 15 knots I wind the awning up about 1/2 way or a little more. It seems to ...
  Topic: Considering upgrading to a B/T from Ultimate Offroad Camper
Rosiebear

Replies: 13
Views: 13311

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:55 pm   Subject: Considering upgrading to a B/T from Ultimate Offroad Camper
Congrats on your purchase Bill, you'll both be happy with the van, It looks like a beaut, they are the ducks nuts...your Truck wont even know its on behind. I got rid of my Patrol and bought an Ive ...
  Topic: ULSD Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Lubrication Problems
Rosiebear

Replies: 10
Views: 15709

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:38 am   Subject: ULSD Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Lubrication Problems
I've been using TCW3 synthetic outboard oil in my diesels, Nissan TD42's, and the iveco 3 lit FIC engine ( no DPF) for the last 10 years. There is a noticeable difference when I get a bit slack and f ...
  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 54
Views: 45053

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:42 pm   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
Heading off next Wed or Thurs for Birdsville, only overnight there, then Boulia and on to Alice Springs, via Donohue/Plenty highway.

Well here we are in Quilpie for the next two nights then off t ...
  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 54
Views: 45053

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:59 pm   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
Heading off next Wed or Thurs for Birdsville, only overnight there, then Boulia and on to Alice Springs, via Donohue/Plenty highway.
  Topic: Water Conditioners
Rosiebear

Replies: 37
Views: 41758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:14 pm   Subject: Water Conditioners
Bought a 10" 0.9 micron washable ceramic filter $20 from Trads Liquidation if anyone is interested, at Cannon Hill shopping centre, in the third block of the complex. He is moving soon down Logan ...
  Topic: Water Conditioners
Rosiebear

Replies: 37
Views: 41758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:01 pm   Subject: Water Conditioners
thanks for the tip Bill.
  Topic: Water Conditioners
Rosiebear

Replies: 37
Views: 41758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:34 am   Subject: Water Conditioners
Man this is a bit of a thread dig, but relating my experience over the past 5 years with our pre BT Advance pop-top, I fitted a double10 inch filter set to the front of the drawbar box, one housing h ...
 
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