So you think you carry a lot of gear in your rig

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Reply By: Stevesub1 - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 08:27

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 08:27
you can never carry enough junk in your vehicle!!!! I emptyed our pop-top Troopy a couple of months ago and only put back in stuff that we have used sometime in the last 5 years plus recovery gear (and left half of that out). We would be a good 100kg lighter now and can actually find things easily. Next cleanout will be stuff we have used in the last year left plus recoevery gear, nothing else.
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Follow Up By: Iain M - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 08:30

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 08:30
So you think you carry a lot of gear in your rig...

Well I used to think I did LOL
Wonder if that's for a weekend or a month?
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 20:14

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 20:14
will you let us know what bit you wished you had not removed after your next trip!

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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:27

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:27
I guess that is just for a weekend as he has no more room for food and there is only so much "Carbo Dumping" you can do before heading off on a weekend. LOL

I guess that makes it official then, I can load another tonne in the van and another 500 Kg in the cruiser, on top of all the normal junk that is.

Mate reckons he has never seen anybody take away as many tools as I do. He often jokes that I have a full sized lathe in the back there somewhere. But, it has gotten me out of trouble and several other people as well over the years, so I am not leaving any of it behind when I head off.

Talking of minimal, which we weren't, LOL,
I was camped at a nice little spot near Warrick Qld. about 50 K from anywhere when a couple of young blokes pulled up and asked if I had a 12 volt compressor, I had so they proceeded to tell me they had rolled a tyre off the rim on the bends on the back road so I got out the compressor and they began inflating the tyre, guess what, it had a hole in it, so out comes the spare, you guessed it, it was flat.

Pumped up the spare and fitted it and then I told the boys I had a tyre repair kit on board and they could repair the damaged tyre if they wanted to and they looked hesitantly at first and I told them that it worked well and even showed them how to do it. Well they completed the job, got the punctured tyre fixed and as they were packing up I noticed their footwear, which were bluntstones, and I said "What do you guys do for a living" and they said "We are Mechanics".

Well I cracked up, I said and I am a plumber so you can guess what my place is like as well. LOL Then I told them they were pretty dam lucky to have stumbled upon me as there was no one else there out of the 5 other vans with the gear I had.

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 10:29

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 10:29
Blimey, the Auto Accessory store must love seeing him walk through the door!

Most of it essential of course but "Log Turning Tool for Campfire"?...... Just wear thongs.

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Reply By: Geoff in SA - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 11:19

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 11:19
Well He sure is well equipped.

But as a good ole guy from the US of A he seems to be missing one piece of the USA Culture.

Where does he put all his guns to shoot bear and deer???

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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 12:38

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 12:38
Where's his missus?

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 12:52

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 12:52
Geoff, that's exactly what I thought. No self-respecting "good ole boy" would be seen without 6 handguns, 8 long firearms, and 240kgs of all types of ammunition, when he left home for a "backwoods" 4WD jaunt.

This leads me to suspect this bloke is some kind of urban cowboy - probably an Obama voter trying to infiltrate the South. [;-)

Just owning a Ford 4WD, makes him even more suss. [;-)

Bottom line is, I'm thinking - why didn't he just buy a 3 ton truck??
They make these things, for blokes like him ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjmTYV2AhEg

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Follow Up By: landseka - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 10:16

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 10:16
bbuzz, do you really think if ha had a missus he would be allowed to have that much bling??? I don't think so..lol
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 13:19

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 13:19
Portable fire pit for use in the desert?
I use a shovel to dig my fire pit.

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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 14:25

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 14:25
Certainly a lot of gear...

I am curious about the fact that he can remove the winch and then reattach to the rear reciever of his vehicle.... Wonder how strong that really is????
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 14:50

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 14:50
Fred I have a mate that has done this with his Hilux. He has fitted a tow bar reciever on the front of vehicle and his winch it setup on a cradle with a hitch on it. Works well he tells me.
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Follow Up By: landseka - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 10:06

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 10:06
It is the ideal configuration, how often would you be better off pulling yourself back out of trouble than further into it.
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Reply By: SDG - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 14:32

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 14:32
No room for clothes either, so i'm guessing at a pinch, there might be half a dozen pairs of undies tucked into his door pocket.

Thats all we need isn't it?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 15:25

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 15:25
Considering you can get 4 days of use out of each pair of jocks, half a dozen would be enough :)
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 09:02

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 09:02
Not shown in the pictures is the tandem trailer he tows around to carry it all.

Ever heard suspension say "Ahhhhh, get off me!"
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 18:30

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 18:30
Where's his beer?

Perhaps he camps handy to a pub. That'll be it.

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