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  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 50572

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
We’’ve landed in Agnes waters for our house sit on the way home to Brisbane, there was a 20 ‘BT and79 Cr 4 dr Ute i at Calliope River Northside on Friday night, very nice rig, don’t know which ...
  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 50572

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 pm   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
Bake in Forrest Beach just outside Ingham for a few more days before heading off down to Townsville for another friends catch-up before the southerly trek begins.
  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 50572

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:17 pm   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
Grumpy, Had a look at that park, but they were chokers last week, overflow paddock 3/4 + full/.

Had a great day today, went up Harvey range and up all the side roads, didn’t visit the tea rooms ...
  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 50572

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:14 pm   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
Grumpy, Had a look at that park, but they were chokers last week, overflow paddock 3/4 + full/.

Had a great day today, went up Harvey range and up all the side roads, didn’t visit the tea rooms ...
  Topic: Who is currently on the Road?
Rosiebear

Replies: 66
Views: 50572

PostForum: TRAVEL LOGS AND BUSHTRACKERS IN ACTION PICTURE GALLERY   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:11 am   Subject: Who is currently on the Road?
Well we’re in Townsville enjoying the nice weather and catching up with friends, and visiting some great fish and chipperies I remember from past years. Man has this place grown up the past 30 yrs ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
Rosiebear

Replies: 24
Views: 2312

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:07 pm   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
Interesting how many are around, once your attention is drawn to them seen a BT50. An Isuzu, and a Ranger the past 4 days up here in N Qld. The BT50 was down at Carmila towing a tri axle custom made ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 2005

PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Looks like this Reno stuff is going to become a growth industry all its own.

Steve you might have to buy that block next door and put up another shed just for reno’s.
  Topic: DODGE CUMMINS DIESEL RAM, NOW COMING THROUGH HSV...
Rosiebear

Replies: 64
Views: 58762

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:30 am   Subject: DODGE CUMMINS DIESEL RAM, NOW COMING THROUGH HSV...
Hi guys has any body out there with a ram , f truck ect been able to get racq roadside assisistance they have told me the gvm of my ram is to big pretty lousy as my policy is with racq and they can't ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 2005

PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:13 am   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Makes dammed good sense, just wish I could convince the missus, although she has decided that a single bed conversion makes sense, because not everyone is 6" tall, so booked in for that mod in Oc ...
  Topic: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 4479

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:13 pm   Subject: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Bill I got the impression, perhaps incorrectly, from Steve that there is no sequential serial numbers for vans as constructed, just random Vin numbers generated and passed on from QDOT to go on vin pl ...
  Topic: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 4479

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:06 am   Subject: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Be interesting and possibly educational for many to find out, and see photos of the oldest BT still operational, on the road. Surely those records exist. Would need some phone calls to clear privacy ...
  Topic: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 4479

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:05 am   Subject: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Be interesting and possibly educational for many to find out, and see photos of the oldest BT still operational, on the road. Surely those records exist. Would need some phone calls to clear privacy ...
  Topic: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Rosiebear

Replies: 9
Views: 4479

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:03 am   Subject: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Double edit. Evil or Very Mad
  Topic: Considering an auxiliary battery in your tow vehicle?
Rosiebear

Replies: 11
Views: 1937

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:08 pm   Subject: Considering an auxiliary battery in your tow vehicle?
I think that maverick battery comes with a charger you’d have to check ebay. In all likelihood most people looking at these would have that gear already. Any AGM charger would do, just have to reme ...
  Topic: Considering an auxiliary battery in your tow vehicle?
Rosiebear

Replies: 11
Views: 1937

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:18 pm   Subject: Considering an auxiliary battery in your tow vehicle?
Theres a Maverick brand 125ah LIpo on ebay for under 1K, $998, and a 200ah Lipo, same brand under 2k, $1769 so the lot under 2K, makes a better deal.
Nope thats for 2 x 100 ah Lipo.

Hmmm readi ...
  Topic: BUSHTRACKER 1999 $44500 SOLD FROM THIS SITE. MANY THANKS
Rosiebear

Replies: 3
Views: 1466

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 pm   Subject: BUSHTRACKER 1999 $44500 SOLD FROM THIS SITE. MANY THANKS
You forgot to add a price, very nice van by the way, well executed.
  Topic: Considering an auxiliary battery in your tow vehicle?
Rosiebear

Replies: 11
Views: 1937

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:39 am   Subject: Considering an auxiliary battery in your tow vehicle?
No they definately dont.
  Topic: Van security
Rosiebear

Replies: 21
Views: 15054

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: 31
Views: 14037

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: 3489

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: 3489

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: 25
Views: 11952

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: 25
Views: 11952

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: 4262

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: 25485

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: 25485

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: 25485

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: 25485

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: 25485

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: 84743

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: 84743

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: 84743

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: 8951

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: 107
Views: 215631

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: 6801

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: 5697

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: 5697

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: 5603

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: 5603

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: 26872

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: 26872

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: 26872

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: 26872

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: 26040

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: 17626

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: 13112

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: 13112

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: 15054

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: 43000

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: 9686

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 ...
 
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