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  Topic: BATTERIES ARE NO GOOD, AND DIED EARLY, (Bushtrackers Fault)
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PostForum: DISPELLING MYTHS   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:58 pm   Subject: BATTERIES ARE NO GOOD, AND DIED EARLY, (Bushtrackers Fault)
Thank you for that Steve, I do spend alot of time reading this site, thank you.
So when let's say first thing of a morning when the diesel heater kicks in and you see your voltage go as low as 12 ...
  Topic: BATTERIES ARE NO GOOD, AND DIED EARLY, (Bushtrackers Fault)
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: DISPELLING MYTHS   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:42 am   Subject: BATTERIES ARE NO GOOD, AND DIED EARLY, (Bushtrackers Fault)
You are questioning a very old Post from 2010..... And the answer would vary from Manufacturer to Manufacturer, depending on how the AGM batteries were built. Also, since 2010 battery technology has ...
  Topic: FOR SALE: 2016 21 foot Bushtracker Triple Bunk Family Van
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PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:00 am   Subject: FOR SALE: 2016 21 foot Bushtracker Triple Bunk Family Van
They are probably just too large to load. Reduce them down to about 300 kb and then try and load them. Iphone pictures are about 20 times larger at 4- Megs....
  Topic: 2010 21ft Bushtracker- full ensuite - Price reduced $70,000
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Views: 1607

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: 2010 21ft Bushtracker- full ensuite - Price reduced $70,000
Thank you for your support Rosiebear... Thank you for the kind words...

Most of the time I just get blasted for trying to the right thing, that is not always popular..

But then I have the sober ...
  Topic: 2010 21ft Bushtracker- full ensuite - Price reduced $70,000
Bushtracker

Replies: 9
Views: 1607

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:38 am   Subject: 2010 21ft Bushtracker- full ensuite - Price reduced $70,000
One of your arguments (deleted) have changed history. You claim no one warned you when you came in for Service.

Well, there is some small chance no one noticed because it is marginal, but that is ...
  Topic: 2010 21ft Bushtracker- full ensuite - Price reduced $70,000
Bushtracker

Replies: 9
Views: 1607

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:27 pm   Subject: 2010 21ft Bushtracker- full ensuite - Price reduced $70,000
Steven Gibbs here,
Director of Bushtracker,
also: HVRAS Officer for Queensland Transport.

I am sorry to have to say this, but we would not have sold this heavily loaded 21' Bushtracker to someone ...
  Topic: Anyone with a Mini Tracker single axle? (14-15’)
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Replies: 1
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:00 am   Subject: Anyone with a Mini Tracker single axle? (14-15’)
Hello John,

Look, there are maybe a couple of dozen single axle smaller Bushtrackers, and we are happy to build it for you, but you should consider these points for function and a major safety issu ...
  Topic: lithium battery storage
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 995

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:17 am   Subject: lithium battery storage
In short I cannot give a definitive answer without seeing the van. Why? We were in transition, still developing some of the innovations in the BMS.

My best guess is that with the LVD tripped, in 2 ...
  Topic: lithium battery storage
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 995

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:57 am   Subject: lithium battery storage
I am up in Central Queensland on Holiday, in a poor reception area with only one bar of service. Answer to come when I am in a better service area...
  Topic: REGISTERED, BUT CAN'T GET INTO THE OWNERS SECTION?
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:43 am   Subject: REGISTERED, BUT CAN'T GET INTO THE OWNERS SECTION?
This is the most common reason: About one in ten newly Registered say they are Owners, but do not put in the VIN number of their Bushtracker for verification.

It is on the Plate inside the a-frame ...
  Topic: Emptying water tanks
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 am   Subject: Emptying water tanks
Here is a Tip for you Peter,

I sort of plan my water, to arrive home nearly out....

Then yes I am guilty of pumping the rest out....

But then again, if my pumps only last 4 years instead of 1 ...
  Topic: lithium battery storage
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 995

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:40 am   Subject: lithium battery storage
You need to do some reading.... It is all there for you.

Synopsis of LONG TERM STORAGE: If you are leaving it long term, I would put a full charge on it and disconnect the batteries at the positiv ...
  Topic: lithium battery storage
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 995

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:27 pm   Subject: lithium battery storage
You should gave a total disconnect switch, a red rotary switch, read about it in the Owners Section...

If not we are happy to install one. Your battery management system draws power in its own, fo ...
  Topic: Water tanks
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 844

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:33 am   Subject: Water tanks
Alright,
Your van in 2012 has the new heavy duty tanks, and a pressure fill system. You have a few things to check, that really are MAINTENANCE issues you need to learn how to address anyway, so here ...
  Topic: Emergency Road Side Fuel Filter Service, 100 and 200 Series
Bushtracker

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 am   Subject: Emergency Road Side Fuel Filter Service, 100 and 200 Series
As a heavy vehicle mechanic for many years and now days working in the diesel fuel pump and injection industry, I will only use genuine fuel filters, or perhaps Fleetguard or Donaldson if that is all ...
  Topic: Emergency Road Side Fuel Filter Service, 100 and 200 Series
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Replies: 14
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: Emergency Road Side Fuel Filter Service, 100 and 200 Series
Hi Steve

I tried a google search on Fleetguard for the fuel filter you spoke about in your post, but as usual with me and Google I wasn't able to find the filter. Would you be able to post a direc ...
  Topic: Water tanks
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 844

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:52 pm   Subject: Water tanks
You need to give the year of Bushtracker for us to help you...

The systems have evolved over the past 23 years.

Without giving the year of your Bushtracker the question is useless, and so would ...
  Topic: Emergency Road Side Fuel Filter Service, 100 and 200 Series
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Replies: 14
Views: 24548

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:10 pm   Subject: Emergency Road Side Fuel Filter Service, 100 and 200 Series
Wow, seven years after writing this, it has happened to me on my 2014 Sahara! And yes, embarrassingly I had forgotten how to do this and had to look up my own Post to remember the shortcuts.. Embarassed ...
  Topic: Decals
Bushtracker

Replies: 16
Views: 8316

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm   Subject: Decals
Alright Gareth,

Look, the exercise can be expensive, but not because of the decals. The problem is getting the old stuff off. It can be really tricky to do it yourself without damaging the cladd ...
  Topic: NOW HERE IS SOMETHING FUN!!
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:16 pm   Subject: NOW HERE IS SOMETHING FUN!!
Here is another artistic expression...

I guess politically correct in many parts of Australia, and maybe they think it protects their Bushtracker.. Wink

https://www.bushtrackerforum.com/foru ...
  Topic: Adding sailtrack above tunnel boot
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 pm   Subject: Adding sailtrack above tunnel boot
Should be fine...
  Topic: AN EXAMPLE OF THE R&D YOU WILL SEE IN THE OWNERS SECTION
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PostForum: Tips on OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SELECTION FOR NEW VANS   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:48 pm   Subject: AN EXAMPLE OF THE R&D YOU WILL SEE IN THE OWNERS SECTION
Hello Friends,
This is just a sample of why you will find in the R&D Section. When you Order we admit you the Owners Section, and you have a couple of months to get caught up on what is coming ...
  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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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: 6493

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: 6493

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: 8
Views: 2332

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

...
  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!!
Bushtracker

Replies: 8
Views: 2332

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 2
Views: 1256

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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Replies: 2
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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
Bushtracker

Replies: 7
Views: 1518

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 7
Views: 1518

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 7
Views: 1518

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 1
Views: 937

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: WATER STERILIZATION, HOW AND WHY.....
Bushtracker

Replies: 9
Views: 26579

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.
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 1871

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 25
Views: 44547

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 9
Views: 2243

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.
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 1871

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.
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 1871

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 2
Views: 1483

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 4
Views: 1792

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: 1655

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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Replies: 3
Views: 1325

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 6
Views: 2029

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
Bushtracker

Replies: 7
Views: 7640

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 ...
 
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