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  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:07 pm   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
Rob,
You may be off on a lone tangent here... You said 2 tonne payload, like all the time?? Then you need a DRW 3500 for sure. You need the Dually to carry that much weight full time.. A SRW 3500 wi ...
  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
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Views: 4320

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:49 am   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
I think it is called Crystal Granite? SCD would know...

Anyway, yes, the highlight of my day driving it to work, I never get tired of driving my Rig around, it is that much of a treat! And you do ...
  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
Bushtracker

Replies: 17
Views: 4320

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 am   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
OK with that...

Most of them are in the 342 range for fuel economy. I think you have to special order the 411 rear end for big heavy towing like in America 45' 5th wheels. They do not have to run ...
  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
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Replies: 17
Views: 4320

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 am   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
When you get up to the Beast of the 3500,
You take what you can get... Rare as rocking horse poo...

I mean this is a full import, Walkinshaw does not do anything but the basics, no MegaCab, no Lo ...
  Topic: recoat cupboard doors
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:19 am   Subject: recoat cupboard doors
The lacquer was chosen a long time ago, for a very good reason:

It has a unique property, in the subsequent coats actually melt into the coat before. All other finishes can work, but they rely on ...
  Topic: NOW HERE IS SOMETHING FUN!!
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Replies: 7
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:16 am   Subject: NOW HERE IS SOMETHING FUN!!
Rudy brought it in for its first service, and we finished out the stripping the way he wanted it..

I think it looks REALLY GOOD!!

https://www.bushtrackerforum.com/forum/userpix/5_wrap3_1.jpg

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  Topic: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES
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PostForum: SO...WHAT MAKES BUSHTRACKER THE BEST?   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:18 am   Subject: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES
The HOB wrote:

As for distance - My tug is a 200 series that seldom is used except for towing so the distance on the tug is just slightly larger than the van.

My 2008 van did 200k on my last 20 ...
  Topic: REDARC BRAKE CONTROLLER RECALL
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:40 am   Subject: REDARC BRAKE CONTROLLER RECALL
ELECTRIC TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER RECALLED


REDARC Electronics is conducting a recall of the Tow-Pro Elite V2 Electric Trailer Brake Controller (Product code EBRH-ACCV2).

The recall applies ...
  Topic: NOW HERE IS SOMETHING FUN!!
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Replies: 7
Views: 1061

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:39 am   Subject: NOW HERE IS SOMETHING FUN!!
Rudy XXXXXXXXXXXX Good on Ya!!

One inventive Bushtracker Owner has personalised his Bushtracker with his own Lifestyle... Interesting Person, used the User Name "Cowboy" for a while... ...
  Topic: Well I never knew this...
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:23 am   Subject: Well I never knew this...
Yea,
That was about 20 years ago, and we built a few of those on demand from people... I don't remember how many of them. The problem is, what we always thought, those kinds of things are just stepp ...
  Topic: Lithium Battery
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:56 am   Subject: Lithium Battery
Hello Rod,

First of all, always give the age of your Bushtracker, and in this case the age of the Lithium battery, and we can help you better.

I looked you up, and your van is 11 years old, how ...
  Topic: 4140 TOOL STEEL 60 TON TENSILE AXLE STUBS....
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:51 pm   Subject: 4140 TOOL STEEL 60 TON TENSILE AXLE STUBS....
Hello again,

We would have done maybe 50 of these suspension upgrades on older vans, to our new Standard of the 4140 Tool Steel axles now since I started this Thread in about 2015?

Anyway it m ...
  Topic: Medium or large WDH
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Replies: 7
Views: 749

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:44 am   Subject: Medium or large WDH
Hello again👍

Yes I will admit you to the Owners Secrion if: You have already purchased the Bushtracker, and have you entered the VIN number to your Profile... I will look in a couple hours when ...
  Topic: Medium or large WDH
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Replies: 7
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:08 am   Subject: Medium or large WDH
Hello again Gareth,

Always here to help..
I wrote the other answer in a rush and did not complete it properly. The Lovells were first place in our tests on ride quality and because of the GVM in ...
  Topic: Medium or large WDH
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Replies: 7
Views: 749

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Medium or large WDH
with the L shaped bars, where the super heavy duty one has trunion bars that will interfere with the a-frame. The L shaped bars, I think 800 lb (350 kg) ball weight from memory, drops the bars down ...
  Topic: Trifold dining table
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Replies: 1
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:12 am   Subject: Trifold dining table
Hello Brian,

A couple of things here...

First of all the idea of a tri-fold table is out. It does not survive the rigors of Outback travel. We routinely build a Café Dining table that simp ...
  Topic: 2010 20' Bushtracker for sale. $89990 Reduced to $84990.
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PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:42 pm   Subject: 2010 20' Bushtracker for sale. $89990 Reduced to $84990.
BTT
  Topic: 2012 Bushtracker 23' $129990
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Views: 1461

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:40 pm   Subject: 2012 Bushtracker 23' $129990
BTT
  Topic: WATER STERILIZATION, HOW AND WHY.....
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PostForum: Tips on OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SELECTION FOR NEW VANS   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:53 pm   Subject: WATER STERILIZATION, HOW AND WHY.....
Yea,
Sorry, not supplied by us....

Now, what I suggest is you read over the Posts in this Topic, and understand the difference between cosmetic taste type filters, and the ones that are major heal ...
  Topic: Warn brake cable supporting ring.
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:44 am   Subject: Warn brake cable supporting ring.
Right Oh,

In case you did not get the email, it is 4mm cable, 7x7 (seven cables x seven core each wound.) 5mm would be fine..

Also, you need the proper cable clamps, I would renew those as well. ...
  Topic: NEW SUSPENSION ON OFFER AT BUSHTRACKER IN AIR OR COIL
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Replies: 25
Views: 41709

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:26 am   Subject: NEW SUSPENSION ON OFFER AT BUSHTRACKER IN AIR OR COIL
Hello Nifty...

Look, we have both as Standard Equipment on the Air Suspension. Both are on my own. The automatic load leveling feature is Standard. The Suspension will adjust the load as you fill ...
  Topic: Screen Door Hinge
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Replies: 9
Views: 1325

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:44 am   Subject: Screen Door Hinge
Yea,
Useless without telling us the age of the Bushtracker...

Note: Owners, every question Post should put in the age and size of the Bushtracker.

In this case, we would no doubt have the part ...
  Topic: Warn brake cable supporting ring.
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Replies: 6
Views: 1210

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:50 am   Subject: Warn brake cable supporting ring.
Right Oh Bob,

You did not answer, so I looked you up. 2003 Bushtracker, this is a maintenance issue like about 50 other things. The guides are half chain links welded on the chassis, yes they do ...
  Topic: Warn brake cable supporting ring.
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Replies: 6
Views: 1210

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:20 pm   Subject: Warn brake cable supporting ring.
Three things:

You did not give the age of your Bushtracker, but this is a maintenance issue. You should be inspecting the emergency brake cable and adjuster and fittings everytime you service wheel ...
  Topic: Christmas closing dates 2018-19
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:38 am   Subject: Christmas closing dates 2018-19
Merry Christmas to ALL !!

Make God smile, and randomly do something nice, for someone you do not even know Cool
  Topic: Weight Distribution Hitch
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Views: 1160

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm   Subject: Weight Distribution Hitch
At 17' you are in the marginal category...

If you have a stock suspension, woeful and mushy so they can sell unloaded Landcruisers to the city, then maybe yes...

If you have an upgraded suspensi ...
  Topic: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
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Replies: 1
Views: 1294

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 am   Subject: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
Yes, this one is sold...

Next what I would like to do: Is try out the new Gen-Y hitch, the smaller 450 kg model on a big 23' Bushtracker. I suspect that on the bounding on rutted out tracks, the h ...
  Topic: GPS Tracker EZY2C
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:03 am   Subject: Re: GPS Tracker EZY2C
Has anyone had any make of GPS tracker installed on their van for security? If so, what brand and are you happy with it.

Hey "Cool Surfy Dude" Laughing
Of course it never hurts to play wi ...
  Topic: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:35 am   Subject: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
Hello again Gamba,

It could be taken out a little at a time all over the van... If you are talking second hand over in W.A. they are all different, I cannot help you much as each Bushtracker is cu ...
  Topic: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:31 am   Subject: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
Well,

Here it is about finished... Note that this is waaay over the requirements of almost all Bushtracker Owners, but: Since I like playing with tow vehicles, I have put a lot of gear into this t ...
  Topic: Truck tug and tyres
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Replies: 6
Views: 975

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:18 am   Subject: Truck tug and tyres
Hello Sal and John,

My situation is a bit outside of the norms....Maybe not much help to most Owners.. But since you asked, I have put some thought and research into it and here is what I am doing. ...
  Topic: Rivian SUV's / Utes
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:41 am   Subject: Rivian SUV's / Utes
Not my cuppa I can assure you: I have three things to say...

Diesel, Diesel, and to be independent Diesel.... I think electric cars are totally incompatible for the Outback, not even sure with the ...
  Topic: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:32 am   Subject: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
Hello Gamba,

In case you have not figured it out, I Steven Gibbs, the Director and Mad Inventor at Bushtracker am the Hub of information from all over Australia.
I have towed more vans with more o ...
  Topic: Truck tug and tyres
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Truck tug and tyres
Coopers do have great advertising !!

But unfortunately, with respect to the reports we get from you Owners, the success ends there. I would not recommend Coopers to anyone...

Around the fire yo ...
  Topic: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
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Replies: 1
Views: 1294

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:37 am   Subject: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
Hello Friends,
I have tested the Gen-Y hitch across three States and Tasmania for a couple of months, and now I am satisfied with the R&D on the Air Safe. Wink

The Gen-Y hitch is about hal ...
  Topic: TRY BEFORE COMMITTING
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Replies: 5
Views: 1307

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 am   Subject: TRY BEFORE COMMITTING
Hello Petere,
Director of Bushtracker here, Steven Gibbs

In 22 years, rental ideas like this has never been done for a few reasons:

1) Your Tow Vehicle has to be set up properly, adjustable hei ...
  Topic: Outside attached fold up table
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: Outside attached fold up table


I'm thinking of a stainless steel table hinged at the TOP and with 2 of the triangular fold-in legs to support the table in the UP position.

Roachie

That was one of our early designs, and fe ...
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:13 pm   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Latest from Lovells: GVM approval to 4000 kg for 200 Series

Lovells are pleased to announce that we have been granted Federal Compliance Approval as a Second Stage Manufacturer for the 4,000kg GVM ...
  Topic: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
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Replies: 7
Views: 6648

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 pm   Subject: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
Hello Friends,

As you know, I do a lot of R&D with all available tow vehicles from the Landcruiser and up. I currently have a 200 Series Sahara, and this Dodge Ram.

I have now done 6000 kms ...
  Topic: AIR CONDITIONING OFF INVERTER AND LITHIUM, THE REAL THING
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: Tips on OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SELECTION FOR NEW VANS   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:20 am   Subject: AIR CONDITIONING OFF INVERTER AND LITHIUM, THE REAL THING
Hello Nifty,

You are trending into Proprietary Design Information from real time R&D, that I do not necessarily want to help our so call Competitors with here on the Public part of the Forum.. ...
  Topic: VIN Number
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Replies: 5
Views: 1381

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:11 am   Subject: VIN Number
Hello Juiie

What Grumpy said, but in case it is a little hard to read:

It should also be there on your Registration papers.

Kind regards, Steven Gibbs, Director
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 9542

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:03 am   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Look Nifty, this is just my personal observation, going interstate to Shows competing horses, Shows and travel with Bushtracker: This is my opinion and observation, not legal terms from a Qld HVRAS Of ...
  Topic: Hot Water System
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:56 am   Subject: Hot Water System
You have to make sure the power outlet is on...

Look in the back cabinet, if you have the ensuite across the back of the van, look in the locker nearest the HWS and turn on the power point. It is ...
  Topic: Retro fit black out blinds?
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Replies: 3
Views: 1287

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:12 am   Subject: Retro fit black out blinds?
Hello Jusel,

Steven Gibbs here, the Mad Scientist at Bushtracker.. Laughing Laughing

Look, anything like this is possible, but it can be just too expensive to be considered as cost effective, OK? ...
  Topic: Retro fit black out blinds?
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Replies: 3
Views: 1287

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: Retro fit black out blinds?
Different windows.... If you are talking about the grey framed single glazed Galaxy windows.. The rubber border presses into an extrusion in the frame.....

Those older windows are also a maintenanc ...
  Topic: Generator Box
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Replies: 5
Views: 4098

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:28 am   Subject: Generator Box
Hello TnT,
Love my invention for your longer name, done years ago...

We cannot get into specific details on your designs and layout on this Forum. To do that would hopelessly clog the Forum up. ...
  Topic: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
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Views: 39388

PostForum: Tips On Buying SECOND HAND BUSHTRACKERS   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:50 am   Subject: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
This Post is being hijacked to another Topic...

If you want to continue on, start a new Topic in the General Discussion area, something like "Good Caravan Service Agents in W.A." or somet ...
  Topic: 2013 20 ft bunk van $110,000
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Replies: 21
Views: 5820

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: 2013 20 ft bunk van $110,000
Easy to put the pictures on here.....

Just save them in .jpg (easiest) and about say 300-400 kb....

The biggest problem people have is either not completing their Registration details, or trying ...
  Topic: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
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Replies: 16
Views: 39388

PostForum: Tips On Buying SECOND HAND BUSHTRACKERS   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:22 am   Subject: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
Two questions there....

First of all on Service, simple things you talk to locals or on the Forum and get recommendations... Serious jobs or Insurance work and we can get involved for Quality Assu ...
  Topic: 2010 20' Bushtracker for sale. $89990 Reduced to $84990.
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Replies: 3
Views: 2897

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: 2010 20' Bushtracker for sale. $89990 Reduced to $84990.
Updated
 
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