The new (or as my teenager says "nused") vehicle

Submitted: Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 06:39
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Finally we have our very first 4wd. A beautiful blue 1999 quite thirsty Prado. Bit of a shock to the hip pocket after the economy of the i30. Wonderful to drive. Five more sleeps til we pick up the aussie jays crusher camper for it to tow.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 07:52

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 07:52
Gday
If you need to test the new gear, there is a gathering at the Pyrenees in November at Glenpatrick .
Enjoy and be careful.

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Follow Up By: Linda M4 - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 09:19

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 09:19
Thanks muzbry, do you know the date.? I think it would be good for us to meet and talk other 4wd and camping enthusiasts
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 11:30

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 11:30
Gday Linda
The weekend away is on the 8/9/10/11/2013 How about that....
Go up to the tool bar and click on "events" scroll down to the Pyrenees event and have a read. Then register . All will be ok.


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Follow Up By: Linda M4 - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 18:32

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 18:32
cant find it there
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 18:41

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 18:41
Linda
Click on "members" and have a look. I may have given you the wrong button to press, so just try a few more , .....
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Follow Up By: Linda M4 - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 19:00

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 19:00
got it. Will check dates with my partner before committing. Thanks :)
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Reply By: Member Bushy 04(VIC) - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 08:39

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 08:39
Hi Linda enjoy the freedom that a 4x4 brings and take it easy until you get experience.
Bushy.
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Follow Up By: Linda M4 - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 09:20

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 09:20
Thanks bushy will do
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Follow Up By: Linda M4 - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 09:21

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 09:21
Thanks bushy will do
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 16:16

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 16:16
Good on ya, Linda..welcome to the world of outback & bush touring.
Unfortunately your hip pocket shock is due for another hit when you hook up the
camper, but as us owners of petrol 4bys know..there are some tricks to lowering the
shock. Right foot strategy is the most important, & I know I don't have to explain that..
try a tankful at 100 kph & another at 90kph & it will become obvious.
Don't fall into the trap of taking the kitchen sink..weight is the enemy. Avoid anything
on the roof if possible. I'm not a fan of low tyre pressures on dirt roads either, but you will need to sort that one yourself..it costs fuel..as do wide tyres.
Don't go buying all those toys flogged to the 4wd fraternity...do some trips & it will
become obvious what is worthwhile & what is just ballast..:))).
above all...enjoy...cheers....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Linda M4 - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 18:25

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 18:25
Thanks OldBaz, great advice...will have to grin and bear it with the camper on. We have a rule that we do not drive over 95kph and sit somewhere between 90-95. Luckily I feel so comfortable driving it, that I don't feel any need to zip around like a loony like I have been prone to do in the i30.
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