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One of the side benefits to us getting into a mowing business was having a great excuse to buy a 4wd twin cab ute. It has made a serious change to our camping game and have now bought a new tent and quite a bit of other gear due to having the space in the Navara. Our work life balance is, well,....quite well balanced at the moment. Getting into a mowing business has so many positives beyond income.

 

Next steps we are considering is a dual battery system, fridge etc and just planning heaps more trips for the year.

 

Anyone else like to bugger off on a weekend?


Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

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1966 International C line Heavy Duty, 8mpg in the mountains

 

Edit: but fuel used to be cheap in those days


Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

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1966 International C line Heavy Duty, 8mpg in the mountains

 

Edit: but fuel used to be cheap in those days

 

Gold


Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:43 PM

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Mine was generally a troop carrier ( had 2 ) and prefered the older one actually with a 2H. Had a cruiser ute, a couple of Hilux,s, twin cab 2.2 diesel slow as a wet wick but put it into low range, couldnt stop it. Those were the days  ;)


Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:01 PM

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I've never been a bush basher but used to camp down the beach a lot in younger days - Northern NSW mainly - rainbow country -

 

but with the extended family now it's getting hard to find a weekend when it isn't someone's bl00dy birthday or anniversary or school fete or whatever - it's grumpy old Pop here

 

But we've still got an OzTent RV5 fully optioned and all the gear (and I've got an Alvey surf combo birthday present that hasn't even seen water yet) so I live in hope for this winter.


Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:35 PM

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We try to get away for a weekend every month. I'm a bit over the camping side of things so prefer  more comfort these days.

 

I do tend to do a bit during the week in the bush, be it Kayaking, mountain biking or just having a bush/ beach walk. Joys of working 1/2 days and living were I live.

 

The lifestyle change was gold to us. (we moved from Smogney to Tassie)


Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:41 PM

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Yep nothing beats getting away and locking the hubs. Its great for us because we can claim all the mods on our rigs as tax deductions lol.

When you get your dual battery colsy makes sure you get a dc to dc set up like ctek or redarc these units wont flattern your start battery. The cheaper units work in parallel so it will give you a flat start battery if you dont run the ute for a few days when camping.


I miss my hilux i had that set up for work and play.

I crossed the simpson desert 6 times in the old girl. Sold it last year when i purchased the truck and do miss it from time to time lolAttached File  IMG_20161119_115443.jpg   36.72KB   4 downloads
Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

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4 or 6 cyl Smokey?


Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:49 PM

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Croc she was a turbo diesel 4 with chip and exaust she had some get up and go.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:53 PM

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It,d need it with that bullbar and rails  :)

 

My old troopy was worth more in extra,s than the machine itself. See how good my memory is. Alloy Bullbar and winch, extractors, Long range fuel tank, Roberts (arb) diff locks front and rear, Donaldson aircleaner with pre cleaner, Alloy full length roof rack not mounted on roof , tow bar, dual batteries, Fairy Overdrive, You beaut driving seat, aircon, driving lights. We went where we wanted pretty much and pulled a few vehicles up slopes and out of bogs and across flooded river, that was dozens of vehicles.

 

Going across the Barkly (heading east ) one night we had to turn everything off to get some revs, fighting the wind coming from the East.  :D


Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:12 PM

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Ha ha gota love the old troopies absolutely bullet proof and go where every you point them.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:41 PM

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that picture looks like stockton beach


Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

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Sure is mate that was my local stomping ground spent alot of time fishing and 4 wheeling there. It wasnt the same after they closed most of the fun dunes and baned camping on the beach.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:07 PM

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Sure is mate that was my local stomping ground spent alot of time fishing and 4 wheeling there. It wasnt the same after they closed most of the fun dunes and baned camping on the beach.

I don't surf there much these days to many whites around, did you ever see the guys that had a game chair on the bull bar, they used to fish for whites, who ever drew the short straw had to paddle the bait out on a mal...

Ive caught some good fish along the stretch both off the beach and in a boat , 


Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:26 PM

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Cant say i have but that tops the cake a game chair on the bullbar lol.

Would make for a good drinking chair while waiting for the wife in the coles carpark lol
Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

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Yep nothing beats getting away and locking the hubs. Its great for us because we can claim all the mods on our rigs as tax deductions lol.

When you get your dual battery colsy makes sure you get a dc to dc set up like ctek or redarc these units wont flattern your start battery. The cheaper units work in parallel so it will give you a flat start battery if you dont run the ute for a few days when camping.


I miss my hilux i had that set up for work and play.

I crossed the simpson desert 6 times in the old girl. Sold it last year when i purchased the truck and do miss it from time to time lolattachicon.gifIMG_20161119_115443.jpg

Thanks for the tips mate, have been googling the hell out of it but I am no nearer to understanding the best way to do it. And it looks like something you can DIY? I just want to work out which units to buy.


Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:43 PM

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I cant recall how mine was done but does a solenoid ring a bell??


Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:11 PM

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solenoid/relay same thing

 

a low current/load electromagnet uses mechanical leverage to engage/disengage a seperate isolated high current/load circuit switch

 

so

a cheap switch, skinny wires and a small electro magnet can be used to remotely turn a seperate and isolated circuit of BIG power and fat cables on and off without needing to run the fat cables to a huge switch on the dashboard

 

Typically a solenoid moves a mechanical lever, a relay is just a solenoid that opens/closes a larger switch


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I cant recall how mine was done but does a solenoid ring a bell??

on an old telephone or fire bell… it definitely does


Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:37 PM

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Thanks for the tips mate, have been googling the hell out of it but I am no nearer to understanding the best way to do it. And it looks like something you can DIY? I just want to work out which units to buy.


Quiet an easy diy project i did my battery set up i had 3 batterys 1 starting and 2 running fridges and lights.

The hardest part is mounting the battery tray in the engine bay.

If i was to do it again i would get arb to install it i think they charge around $ 1200 supply and install for redarc gear.

Saves all the hastles and hard work lol
Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:15 AM




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