Update on the Roachie situation.....

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 20:59
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I haven't posted on this forum for many years. There was a time, 10 years ago (or more) when I seemed to have something to say on just about every thread.

Back in those days I was a die-in-the-wool Patrol driver.

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks....WRONG!!!

The rot started to set in in around 2006, when I sold my GU 4.2 TD and bought a GU with 6.5 V8 Chev Diesel.

However, not satisfied with its lack of power (all diesels deserve a turbo!!!), I sold it and did what none of my mates ever thought they see....I bought a 100 series Cruiser.

Well, times change and I'm now looking at selling the Cruiser as there will soon (9 January) be a new set of wheels in my driveway.....a 2011 Chev Silverado 2500HD, LTZ, 6.6 Duramax TD.

This new rig comes with a Warn M15000 winch and I'm wondering if anybody can suggest what size plasma rope would be good to replace the steel rope that is on the winch at the moment.....I was thinking 15mm??

Cheers,

Roachie
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:24

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:24
Welcome back, long time no see.... I am sure you will love the 6.6, I have my duramax and gearbox ready to go into my Patrol in the new year.

I am pretty sure you can only get 14 and 16mm rope, breaking strain of the 14mm is 38000lbs and the 16mm is 51400lbs. Availabiity and price may be the sticking point. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:40

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:40
Gee John, that sounds like an ideal set-up!!!

Hope you're going to post a thread covering the build???

Cheers

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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:25

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:25
Welcome back Roachie, you big show off. What are you towing now?
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:39

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:39
G'day Steve,

Still got the old Ultimate....haven't been doing much travelling over recent years as our kids are at an age now (teens) where they don't want to travel with us, but youngest is still too young (14) to leave home alone for more than a night or 2.

Hoping to start building up to do more short trips over the next 12 months or so, then changing to something a bit bigger (ie: caravan maybe?) for an extended trip.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:49

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:49
You've done alright out of the Ulty - very nearly convinced us when we were dithering. Ended up sticking with a decent solid van.

All the best pal.
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Reply By: Outnabout.. - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:41

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:41
Hey roachie good to see you are still kicking. We have been in queensland 3 years now. Last time I saw you was up at north and we had the 80 series then. Upgraded that to a 200 but now dropped back to a bt50 dual cab with a lot more space. How are those kids of yours guess they are all grown up now. How's petty going. I don't frequent a lot of things these days now I am an old fart and tend to look at more van stuff. Still working to retirement. Good to here from you and hope the big silverado does you well. Just don't drop the sump oil and break it's back.

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:58

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:58
G'day Dave,

Good to hear from you mate.....

I looked at a 200, but by the time I added all the fruit to it I would've spent almost as much as the Chev and still not had anywhere near the 1037nM of torque or as much room....and especially the payload!

It has long been a contention of mine that virtually ALL the big Japanese wagons are under-done when it comes to GVM.....usually it's about 600kg difference between tare and GVM. So, you load the family in, a couple of bags of clothes, a fridge and fill up the tanks and you're over GVM before you even add a bullbar etc etc....

It's only a matter of time before the law enforcers have a huge crack down.

Cheers mate,

Roachie.

PS: thanks for reminding me of 2 of my many mishaps....hahaha
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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:45

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:45
Thought a couple of pics of the new rig might be in order.

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Follow Up By: Steve - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 13:19

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 13:19
nice - that should get you into Woolies car park, no worries

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Follow Up By: Member - Nutta - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 23:05

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 23:05
What a beast! Good on you, my dream rig!
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:55

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 21:55
Roachie, will be taking pics along the way........... looks like a great rig in the Silverado.
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Reply By: dean ( SA ) - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:05

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:05
There's a blast from the past, I too still read but rarely post.
I remember you, Pesty, Patrolman Pat, Muddy Doe, Lone Wolf and others.........and a couple of SA gatherings.
How did you put your photos on or are you still paying the $50 each year.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:49

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:49
G'day Dean,

No mate, not a member....just loaded the pics onto photobucket and then loaded them from there.

Ahhh, those were the good old days......all that banter with my mate Lucy and his Toymota Droopcarrier!!! hahaha

Cheers mate

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Follow Up By: OBJ - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 14:14

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 14:14
Sad to see all the oldies go .. used to love reading their opinions on everything. Bit too sanitised here nowadays to get too involved. Get more action at a Sunday church service.
Nice rig Roachie. Glad you stopped by on your way through. Merry Christmas ... (or will the thought police want this to be shifted to another thread ... ).
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:06

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:06
G`day Roachie,
Welcome back, I reckon you were on the forum back when I was a new Kid on the block.

When I had to replace the rope on my winch I did a fair bit of research and decided that this mob had a pretty good product that is made in the USA..
"Custom Splice" Giggle it for info,they have charts listing most winches with details of the capacity of the winch, strength, conversion from wire to synhetic,etc " Amsteel Blue is what I went for.
Amsteel Blue 9/16" has an average B/S of 40,500 lb with a minimum B/S of 38,000 lb

I have the 7/16" size and have been more than satisfied with both the product and their service.

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:51

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:51
Thanks Scrubby....I reckon it was Amsteel Blue that I had on my Patrol back about 9 years ago......

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Reply By: Member - P and JM - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:44

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 22:44
G'day Bill,

Shizza Bill, I often wonder about you when we drive past your area on the Arthurton to Kadina road. Has it been around 10 years since I purchased the slide out draw for the Pootrol from you? I can remember you brought a moded Patrol from Victoria at that time.

Have sold the Pootrol and purchased a new 2013 Isuzu D-max and presently modifying the same box to fit in rear of d-max.

Hope you enjoy your new machine and are you still living in the same house you built in the area I am referring to?

Cheers P&J
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:54

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:54
G'day mate,

Yes, we are still in Kadina, in the new house we built about 4 years ago, which is behind the one we used to live in....so we're not on the main road anymore. Not sure which of the 2 houses you are referring to.

The house on Agery Road (at the end of South Terrace) was sold by its owner and is now a Housing Trust residence for a family from Point Pearce!!!

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - P and JM - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 19:39

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 19:39
Hi Bill,

Ok mate, may call and say Hi one day. The houses I was referring to are the two you have mentioned. You owned the block behind the one now being rented by the Point Pearce family. Feel sorry for you with them moving in there.

Cheers and all the best for Xmas and 2015. P&J
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 23:53

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 23:53
Hi Roachie; great to see you here again. You have a great looking unit. We went from the Patrol to an F250.

Season's greeting to you and yours.

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:55

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:55
G'day Motherhen,

Thanks for the warm welcome....hope you're pleased with the big Effy.

Have a Merry Christmas.

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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 01:42

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 01:42
Hey Roachie, long time no hear!

I too rarely post on this forum these days, between work and that I spend much of my spare time on MX bikes these days. My kids are 17 / 15 and not keen to tag along with mum and dad now, but MX bikes are cool enough that they will be seen with their old man on them!

I gave up the Patrol in 2008 and went down the 200 series route, never regretted it either. Added a Beaudesert exhaust and Chip and the dynotune had well over 800Nm and 235Kw. But have the chip off 99% of the time, the standard 650Nm and 195Kw is more than enough.

Also sold the Camprite some time ago and now travel with a Quantum, best move I made :) Or perhaps a sign of my age!!!

Cheers mate

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:59

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 05:59
G'day Captain,

Yes, I know what you mean about "age"....

I can see there may be some serious discussions in our household in the coming years.....SWMBO wants us to keep the Ultimate, but I'm getting to the stage where I don't want to spend 10 minutes setting it up every day, so am thinking that a wobbly box will be a good idea.

Anyway, time will tell.....

Have a safe and Merry Christmas mate...

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 07:43

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 07:43
G'day Bill,

Good to see you're still about the traps mate.
Ah, the good old days with the SA mob hey! We had some good banter back then and a couple of great gatherings.

Over that time we have gone from a Jackaroo to a Colorado TD and from a YP Camper, to a Campomatic hard top and now have just taken delivery of a new Goldstream RL Vacationer for "more refined" camping forays.

Stay well and the best of season's greetings to you and your family.


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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:33

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:33
G'day Bill.....yes it's good to be back.

I guess we all move on with our choice of vehicle and trailer etc.

Have a great festive season mate.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 08:53

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 08:53
Good to "see" you again Roachie. Often wondered what you were up to.

The Chev looks the part. Often see a few on the highway, but most seem to have those f'glass canopies that wouldn't be as practical as the one you've fitted. Hope you can get away more often, in future.

Post again soon,

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:30

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:30
Cheers Bob; thanks mate...

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Reply By: Axle - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 08:54

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 08:54
G/Day Roachie,..Nice Unit,Remember me?, Still cursing Banks & Bank managers

and landrovers....LOL.....How do you get those spares down without getting the worlds biggest hernia?


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:30

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:30
G'day Axle, Yes mate I still remember you and the Landy....

I finished up with the bank in mid 2009 (redundant...yeehaa for the package!!!).

As for the spares.....I'm going to have to rig up a winching system I reckon! I'm too old to be hoisting 35s up above shoulder height!

Cheers for Merry Christmas mate.

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 17:25

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 17:25
Well crikey, things do change Roachie, although I'm still in banking!

Sold all "The Landys" and drive a 79 Series dual cab these days.

As they say, there are two kinds of Landrover drivers, those who have changed over to a Toyota, and those who will !!

Good to see you back, and the new vehicle looks great!

Cheers, Baz...
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 19:48

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 19:48
G'day Baz,

I once heard that 95% of all Landrovers ever made are still on the road!!!

The other 5% eventually made it home!!! hahahaha

Hope you're still enjoying banking....they couldn't ever hope to offer me enough dough to entice me back. hahaha

Cheers for a happy new year mate.

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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 11:14

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 11:14
My lord Bill, I need lessons on how you get all this past the Minister for War & Finance!

I’ve moved from the beloved patrol myself but you’ll be glad to know your double rear wheel carrier is still gracing the high country every now and then on the back of my old GU. The bloke who bought it gets out and about now and then.

Have moved to the 79 series myself, all suitably chopped, stretched, pimped and preened. Should have gone for the 6x6 conversion with all the bleep e I lug through the deserts.

Good to see your voice. All the best to you and yours for Xmas and a safe and happy 2015.

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:41

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:41
Thanks Mick,

Yes, I looked seriously at a 79 series dual cab with canopy etc (but not stretched). In the end I decided to shell-out a few extra sheckles for what I hope will be a lot more truck. Time will tell I guess.

I was just talking to Lucy on the blower and he reckons these big yank tanks are an absolute "beach" to park anywhere.....he was considering what a certain western Victorian RAM owner has been going through when he made the comment.

I will just have to accept the size.....

I now drive a long wheel base Toyota Hiace for a mail contractor and have to tow a trailer most of the time. Trying to park that rig in the main street of the various towns can sometimes be an exercise in frustration and occasionally prompts pedestrians to pass comment on my reversing skills as I reverse parallel park into places where others seem to balk away from!!! hahaha. So, hopefully I can shoehorn this big girl into some tight spots too..hahaha

Have a great Christmas mate...

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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 21:53

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 21:53
"a certain Western Victorian RAM owner" doesn't have too many issues as long as you can get a few car parks together. Lucy couldn't keep up with us these days.

You are saying above about the torque figures. Pretty academic when you get over 1100 Nm of torque, then think the tuning chip. Today for instance, I needed to get past a caravan tootling along at 80-85 and a squirt along as stable as you like, back to the speed limit in time to see a candy car coming our way pursuing a car heading toward us. I won't say what I got up to, but the BT is over 3t and towing is effortless.

Incidentally when I get the camera and screen going for the rear, I will reverse park again as I have done before. The Ram on it's own is easy.
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 17:45

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 17:45
Welcome back Roachie, long time no see

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:12

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:12
Thanks John...
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 18:15

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 18:15
Hi Roachie, you dont know me as I was one of those silent watches of this site back in 2002 I think, when the likes of you and remember "Truckster" an the other who replied above. I learnt a lot from the site in those days and loved the banter that happened regularly. It's a shame the site has got a bit boring, but occasionally someone sparks up and off it goes. Maybe it's the 'thought police'???? who knows. anyway I guess things/we change and everyone moves on to other things......Anyway good to hear from you again.

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:13

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:13
Cheers Jeff......I will see how things go and contribute when I think I can say something worthwhile...

Merry Christmas.

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Reply By: Member - Des Lexic - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 19:21

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 19:21
G'day young William and the lovely Nette. Have a great Xmas and New Year to you all.
I guess Pesty doesn't come on hear now either as he isn't putting the muddy stuff on you publicly. The new rig looks great too.
Getting back to your original question regarding rope size, you should realise by now that you will need as big a size as you can buy. I don't think that 25mm would even go close to what you will need.
Now that we're official old farts, we might even get over your way some day to say g'day.
All the best from Des still driving the 50.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:18

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:18
Merry Christmas to you too Des and Eileen....

I still see Pesty occasionally....in fact going to Lake Bonney on New Years eve and camping on north side with him and a few others.

It'd be great if you can come over and say g'day or even bring the "T" and camp with us if you don't have family commitments.

Cheers mate

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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 08:56

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 08:56
We're heading to Coobowie on Sat for a few days. Not sure when we will be back but will call in on the way back to see if your there.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 13:52

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 13:52
Des, I take the mail down the peninsula every day, as far as Yorketown, where I then have to spend a couple of hours (from 0900 to 1130). I usually have a nap in the back of the van for an hour, then go to the bakehouse for an early lunch around 1030.

So, if you should happen to decide to wander over to Yorketown, give me a call....I have to work 29, 30, 31 and 2nd (I have to come back from Barmera on the evening of 1/1 to be able to do my run on Friday morning, then head back after 1400 when I knock off).

Anyway, if that doesn't work out, then by all means swing by Kadina if it's not too far out of your way.

Cheers mate

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Reply By: Member - Silverchrome - Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 19:36

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 19:36
Hi Roachie,
Congratulations on your purchase. In my opinion you have made a good choice of tow vehicle. I have had a 4.2TD Nissan in the past and have sold my 200 series and now looking for a Silverado as well. I have done a lot of research in the past 12 months and while all 3 American trucks are tough my research puts the Silverado on top. The V8 Isuzu diesel and Allison transmission are a perfect combination. They are becoming more and more common on our roads because they are that good. Two locals have one and there is often another in our shopping centre car park (taking up 4 spots ...lol) so in my daily drive around the suburb I often see more Silverados than I see 200 series.
Well done ...enjoy the Silverado experience. I will be joining you very soon.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:22

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 07:22
G'day Glen and thanks for your thoughts on the Chev. I think all 3 of the big yank tanks are pretty sound these days. Even the Effy 6.7 is apparently MUCH better than the old Powerstroke 7.3

You touched on a bit of a sore point when you mention taking up 4 spots at the local supermarket carpark!!!

Before my current 100 series, I had a GU Patrol, cut down to dual cab and canopy (quite similar looking to this new beast in a lot of ways) with a Chev 6.5 under the bonnet......it was always considered too big to park at Woolies!!!

Anyway, I will have some fun with it...

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 11:34

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 11:34
Now that is a re-entry in style. Good to see you back with a vengeance Roachie. Merry Christmas too!
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 07:44

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 07:44
Thanks Leigh......I've just got to make sure I use it well and often!!

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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 18:12

Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 18:12
Roachie, I have been speaking to Bucky, he said that you had twin snorkels on your Gu, is it possible to get some details? Cheers, John
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 21:39

Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 21:39
John,

No mate, never had twin snorkels.

However, on the GU I had with the 6.5 Chev, I ripped out the Safari snorkel that had been on it and fabricated a 4" steel snorkel using rubber bends.

It was pretty agricultural, but provided a lot better breathing for the big engine.

Not sure I've ever seen a GU with twin snorkels....would be a bit difficult to plumb-up the driver's side to the air box... can't see it being a goer mate.

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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 04:41

Friday, Jan 09, 2015 at 04:41
Thanks, exactly what I was thinking about the RHS. Will go the same route as you, 4" s/s snorkel and air box. Cheers. John
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Reply By: Geepeem - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 21:35
Hey Roachie,
How did the trip home go with new truck?
First impressions? Fuel consumption??? etc
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 21:51
G'day Glen,

Mate, I can't wipe the smile off my face!

The trip home to Kadina was almost 2300klm through 4 states in 49 hours (1600 Friday to 1700 on Sunday).

Friday arvo after picking up the Chev, I drove a few hours to Dalby; 275klm.

Because of flood waters either side of Broken Hill I had to drive down the Newell Hwy to Narrandera (where I stayed on Saturday night at my brother's place); 1,050klm.

Sunday I went from Narrandera to Kadina, via Mildura; 950klm.

Overall fuel economy was 14.7L/100 which is at least 2L/100 better than my 100 series can do without a trailer.

The Chev is just so bloody POWERFUL!! It accelerates like a sports car and is VERY comfortable. I'm still learning about all the bells and whistles it has. The canopy id HUGE. It has 2 fully enclosed fridge slides....one of which is a drop-down type that can take a 80 litre fridge. It also has 3 full-size batteries and a full-width pair of draws for tools etc. Even with all those items in there, it was still able to accommodate the 6 original wheels and tyres which came with the rig.

Anyway, I will keep working out how it all goes over the coming weeks and months.

Cheers and thinks for asking.

Roachie
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 22:24

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 22:24
GRUNT eh Roachie? Great too with the Ram. Interesting the tootle I did from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane the day I picked up, the average was under 10L/100. General running sees under 14L/100 even with our hills. I can get resets of the fuel consumption with a press of a steering wheel button. I have a hard tonneau, but not yet worked out all the space.

You will be smiling I know!
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Reply By: Andrew - Touring4x4 - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 23:01

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 23:01
G'day Roachie
Nice TRUCK you have there mate. LOL

I got a 200 series middle last year but kept the Patrol as you cant kill them with a stick!
New toy here: http://www.touring4x4.com/blog/?page_id=2205

Good to see you are back in the game.

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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 06:32

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 06:32
G'day Andrew,

Looks like all the old Nissan die-hards are opting for the added creature comforts offered by the various opposition companies!! Well, what can I say, the bones are getting a bit brittle with age and need to wrapped-up in soft leather!!! hahaha

That new mafia wagon of yours looks pretty flash mate!!! Have fun fitting it out with all the bits and pieces. Did you get the GVM upgrade prior to it being registered?

My decision to buy the Chev was based mainly on its torque and towing capacity and the inherent stability it provides. However, it is rather large and I'm going to keep the 100 series for the time being as I don't know that I will be able to tag-along with others in the 4WD Club if they have a trip planned with some winding tracks through trees etc. Time will tell.

Cheers for now mate.

Roachie
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