Trucks!

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I am constantly annoyed by people who refer to their four wheel drives as "Trucks". For your information they are either cars, wagons or utes. Non of them is even remotely like a truck - even though some people like to pretend that they're driving a truck.
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 00:38

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 00:38
What is the definition of a truck then ?????

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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 00:59

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 00:59
Take it up with the yanks, or do you prefer their equally inappropriate "SUV"?

Most of the Aussie community refer to them as 4X4's or 4WD's or fourby's. Technically a trayback 4WD(seperate tray mounted to the chassis) is not a ute (visually integrated rear load carrying area), cars don't have three rows of seats ("people carrier"), and most true 4WD with chassis are classified as a light commercial vehicle, in essence they are more like a truck than any other classification.

There are bigger things to worry about...............
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 01:24

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 01:24
If nsw rta get their way the troopy at least will be considered a truck???????
maybe only a light truck but it can be over 3 tonne
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Reply By: Member - W.Wallace - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 01:58

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 01:58
I agree with you TrucksterNT.
Is this Australia or America? - getting harder to tell by the day!

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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 06:35

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 06:35
I don't see what the problem is, if you want to call it a truck then call it a truck, if you want to call Toyotas and Nissans "rice burners" do so but what has it got to do with America?

What's the big deal?

Aussie living in San Diego

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Follow Up By: Member - Barry F (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:16

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:16
Boy you really no how to push the right buttons, lol. Hows the new rangie or vw or patrol or ah ah ahhhhh whats another make you were tring to buy ?!!!
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 03:30

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 03:30
I agree with you

More so the Nissam 4 Clyinder Diesel Turbo 3 litter

That is Pretending there driveing a Truck.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:20

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:20
yes, and the Pladeo and the Exploderand the LandUser, theyre all pretend, all except the Lada, the Lada Niva...now theres a Truck if I ever seen one.
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 06:54

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 06:54
My troopy is "the truck" like it or lump it!

The wife's Cherokee is "the jeep" or "the shopping trolley"
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 07:36

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 07:36
I am constantly annoyed by a lot of things..... my pet hate is the use of "me" in place of "my" as in "I am going to work on ME truck" as opposed to "I am going to work on MY truck".... however, the rest of the world aren't going to change for me... and I ain't going to change for you. I'll call my "truck" anything I want to... and if you want to call yours something else.. then do it. Thats the beauty of living in a free country!
(By way of explanation, a friend who has the same 4X4 as I do told me that we refer to them as trucks 'cos they are heavier to drive than cars... more like a light truck.....)
Just me (Sorry, MY) opinion
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:42

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:42
Good onya Brian, I'm with you on that one. I'm no toffee-nosed pommy impersonator, but I do get rubbed up the wrong way when people say certain things......like......

"Very unique" .....something is either unique or not...there are no degrees of "uniqueness" (and I know that's not even a word!!)

"Very fun"......as in "We went to the beach today and had a very fun time".

"Enjoy". When someone serves you in a restaurant and says "Enjoy"...it really bugs me.....whay can't they say "Enjoy your meal" etc...

Anyway, back to trucks....I call my 4.2t/d GU a Truck and always will. There is no way I can compare it to a Ford Ka or a Kia whatever....
Sure it's not as big as a Kenworth, but have you ever tried to lift a Patrol's gearbox....it weighs about as much as the Kia's engine!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:14

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:14
Your Dept. of Queensland education is sticking out a mile, Roachie. (I will have to stop saying Enjoy though - guilty, out of laziness) Ian sold our truck - it was a Mack Superliner, now we've only got a Cruiser and the Ute. This truck thing is rather annoying because I register every type of vehicle that comes through here and inevitably when I ask people what type of vehicle they are driving, 8 out of 10 say - A 4 WD truck so I say, Kenworth, White, Isuzu, Mack etc. and they look at me as if I'm mad. Then I have to ask, Nissan, Toyota, Holden, Falcon, Lada (heaps of them), etc. (I register the type of vehicle for research purposes - I always thought if I could prove there were more Toyotas than anything else John Laws would give me a bottle of Wild Turkey or a Mickey Mouse watch - Wrong again).
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:29

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:29
G'day Ruth,
I'm sure I must have a number of annoying habits/sayings too (like saying "cheers" at the end of each of my posts and at the end of phone conversations etc). You're almost right.....Public education in country NSW was what I was dragged up on.
Good luck with Lawsy though........he's a great Toyota lover. I wonder how much Nissan would have to offer him to get him to follow the old adage of "When you find a better thing, switch to it".....I'm pretty sure that's the slogan he used when he stopped pushing "Mortein" and started flogging "Raid" insect repellent.
He has his price; and doesn't seem too concerned about how silly he looks when he does make a complete about-face (a bit like a politician really, eh?)
Cheers....(sorry, I mean "Good day to you").......LOL
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:40

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:40
Hiya Ruth (so who hates that one?),
I am interested in your documented list of vehicle types that go through your CP. Would you like to forward a tally of results to me? I will glady publish this in our little Tips, Facts,Quotes section for a bit of reader intersst .. eg. each year, approx. xxx of vehicles camp stop at the BVI CP, of which x are Toyotas, x are Nissans, x are Mighty Boys etc!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:56

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:56
Oh Michelle, I am so excited - in my seven years of doing this NO ONE has ever wanted to know anything about my silly research! There you go - "she who waits longest gets the something". Should be easy enough to do - I will go and starting counting from Year One - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8......................................... etc. etc.
John Laws didn't want to know - not even when all the cars lined up on our honeymoon (yep everyone came on that to Big Red) turned out to be Toyotas. Lucky we can't get him on the radio here or I would have called up him! (Sorry Roachie).
I keep Post Codes also - does anyone want them?
I count dogs and cats as well. (I don't count the parrots and budgies in cages and there were only two (2) Ferrets in all the time I've been here.)
Try and start tomorrow - really busy here - 3 campers, one unit and three for breakfast. Exhausted. the campers are 3 Czech in a Nissan Pathfinder (loaded) going west over the SD - waiting to see if they give in and come back. Cheery-bye, Toodle-pip. Hasta la vista, Baby,
Ciao, Cya, and all those other things.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:43

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:43
........."Public education in country NSW was what I was dragged up on.".........

Roachie ... please ....." was that upon which I was drug up"

............... ;->>>>>>>>

and ... Cheers .... to go
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:01

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:01
Rosco, Rosco - you shouldn't throw stones - Roachie said 'was what'?? You must have spent your time in school looking up your Dictionary for big words (i.e. behemoth) instead of listening to your grammar lessons. Please re-write Roachie's sentence correctly - ten times, on the blackboard and don't scratch the chalk.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:23

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:23
Ruthie, Ruthie, Ruthie ... tongue in cheek my girl ... tongue in cheek.

Re-read my post .... I think you'll have a tad ot trouble finding "drug" in the dictionary .... in this context I mean.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:03

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:03
Roscie, Roscie, Roscie - even I can tell the difference between tongue in cheek and satire. I know you can't find 'drug' - in this context. I just thought as you had mentioned the word 'pedantic' etc. you would have picked up on all the bad things - does this mean 'you are hoist on your own petard' now? Hehehehe. (You coming out this year?)
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 16:46

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 16:46
Ah yes Ruth

Quite correct on the pedantic bit, but pray and forsooth, that related to a different thread, albeit in the same posting.

As for my own petard .... tch tch far too small ... I much prefer something akin to that which Slim Pickins rode in Dr. Strangelove.

And when you ask if I'm "coming out this year" ?? Am I to presume you are enquiring as to my predilictions to matters more likely addressed in the Sydney Mardi Gras ??

......... :-D
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:52

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:52
Rosco, I didn't know you needed to come out. I was really referring to your travel arrangements. As for 'pedantic' - since when has this Forum been dedicated to answering which thread in what context? (Willem will be yelling at me for posting instead of replying again - he doesn't always say much, but I just know he's watching). I'm still laughing - one of the nice things about this Forum.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:16

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:16
Do be pedantic, the rego papers for a County I owned some years ago classified it as an "Omnibus".
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:46

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:46
Must have been the 10 seater wagon!!!

Brian
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:35

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:35
9 to be exact ... 4 back, 3 mid & 2 front. :>)

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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:27

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:27
In NSW twenty years or so ago it would have been a "lorry" on the rego papers, as I remember dad's Kingswood wagon being one.

I work with a guy from a Canada and he refers to his Mazda Tribute as a truck.

It's a North American thing.

By the way, the defintion for SUV is blurring even more. In the US, the PT Cruiser is called an SUV.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:15

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:15
What about Juggernaut?
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:22

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:22
Or perhaps Behemoth ??
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:45

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:45
Well done, Rosco.
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:38

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:38
Hey ... I hope you guys are talking about the PT Cruiser and "not the Kingswood!"
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:45

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:45
TrucksterNT, my husband calls his vintage car [tourer deluxe] "the old girl" interestingly (?!) he also calls me that...I don't think it matters what people call their cars, wagons or utes it's up to them there are greater things in life to get annoyed about
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:17

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:17
Do you need Willem to give Mr Al counselling, Mrs Al? You are quite right about there being more things in life etc. - such a nice day today 22 this a.m. and 29 max that I will only think good things today.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:08

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:08
nah...it's ok Ruth...technically I am the old girl...or at least the older girl..ahahahahaha...
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:49

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:49
Traditionally all machinery is referred to in the feminie.
Why I don't know

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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:23

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:23
WOW, you overtook a Defender! I really hope it boosted your ego!
At least you did it on what looks like a decent road though, unlike some of the turkeys that bust a gut to get past me when I'm in the Pugly, Bugly or Fugly Defender. The name depends on how I feel towards the beast at the time.
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:24

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:24
About that pic ? Who was driving ? Mrs Al , or Mr Al . Who ever took that pic must be quit fit to be able to run that fast and still keep the camera still .
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:29

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:29
Hi Alan...driving the car towing the van overtaking heaps of cars boosted our confidence in the car...not neccessarily our egos' as we aren't ego maniacs...the poor old defender just happened to be the one that Eric took the shot of...

and Errol...Mr Al was driving...and Eric was following in his LC...
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:44

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:44
Didn't mean to appear rude Mr and Mrs Al. But it seems occassionally that driving a Land Rover, especially a Defender is like a red rag to a bull with some loonies!
I got overtaken on the crest of a hill on double white lines by a Nissan towing a camper trailer not long ago. I swear it gave me more white hairs than the cooks driving does, and the tour bus driver he missed (I don't know how) having a head on with, probably went white overnight and had to change his pants afterwards.
It's drivers like that do none of us any good in the eyes of the rest of the public.
Happy motoring.
Alan.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:56

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:56
oh well Alan, these loonies [lol]didn't think you were being rude...but I understand how you feel, have seen some whackos out and about driving all forms of transport....

cheers

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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:24

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:24
Yes, I call my vehicle a truck because compared to modern day vehicles it is a truck. ( a small truck at that ). It drives like a truck and looks like a truck. And I will keep on calling it a truck.

Please have an annoying day and stop being pedantic.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:08

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:08
There were lots of nice blokes in Victoria last weekend including 4 who drove over the border from SA. You should stop assuming things Willie. Like a photo on the TV that wasn't me. hahahahaha He's a good looking lad though. Gets his looks from his mother. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:18

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:18
Well Des, the holiday seemed to do Willem good - he's back to 'normal' wouldn't you say?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:09

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:09
Must be a slow day in the Riverland or Birdsville.....And YES I feel refreshed to do more battle with 'annoying' posts....hahahahaha

On ya
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:28

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:28
Willem, you changed your spots in Vic, turned out nice and camped in a Caravan Park. Probly tempted to vote Liberal too hahahahahah

This is a nonpaid political comment not endorsed or related to, nor in any way connected to I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd the owners and operators of this excellent weblocation.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:41

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:41
Bonz,

I vote for the Marijuana Party so lets get stoned again come 2004 election. What a way to go! Peace man.....................
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:14

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:14
LOVE MY TRUCK ..I think I will call it Kenny Worth ........LOL
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Follow Up By: ross - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:47

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:47
How about we call them "rigs"
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:06

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:06
We won't call them "rigs" because a rig is a horse with only one testicle.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:30

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:30
What're they called with two testicles??? Oh...a horse!
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Follow Up By: Muddy Girl - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 10:25

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 10:25
Hi Bonz,

Male Horse Over three years old with both testicles - is a Stallion
Male Hores Under three years old with both testicles - is a Colt
Male Horse with no testicles - is a Gelding
Male Horse where a testicle has been let behind or not removed (whether through miss practice or they had three to start with) is a Rig
Female Horse is a Mare or Bitch (which ever you prefer)

Hope this clears things up

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:07

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:07
Muddy Girl, well done and welcome. Good to have some female might on the side of right - Mrs. Al can hold her own and so can I - but might get the other girls out from hiding now if their husbands haven't locked the keyboards to stop them from having a say).
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Follow Up By: Muddy Girl - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 13:34

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 13:34
Hi Ruth,
Been watching the forum for a while, Think I can stand on my own two feet and give as good as I get.
Are the others girls not so talkative????
As for horses they are a passion of mine.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 15:00

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 15:00
I think the boys hog the keyboard. Love horses too - had to give them up when I came here. Too old and crippled to ride now - but hoping to ride one leg of the Cattle drive down the Birdsville Track next year.
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Follow Up By: Muddy Girl - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 15:39

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 15:39
Boys hog everything.
What's the go with the cattle drive???
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:12

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:12
Well I never, a rig eh? Never knowed that and I used to ride them things down in the Otways, some were mares and some were stallions, some were geldings and never heard of a rig
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:58

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:58
Leaving Birdsville on 2 or 3 May 2005 - down the Birdsville Track, taking six weeks to get to Marree - just like in the old days. In the Year of the Outback the SA Govt. put on a very fancy one (aiming at overseas tourists) and they took 600 head down. Big party with John Williamson and Warren Williams in Birdsville, Lee Kernaghan in Mungerannie and Slim (God rest his soul) Dusty in Marree. Not sure what party is going to happen in Birdsville but there will be Bronco Branding. Haven't got much more information than that. I was thinking about taking a wagon down (Engel wired in with battry for the champers and CD player!) and a couple of horses - bit easier on the knees and back. Having trouble finding a strapper.
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:14

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:14
How about people find something more constructive to post about!

Leroy
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:15

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:15
As far as I am concern... thay are all motor vehicles....

However if you buy a vehicle specification book (as those used by mechanics) to get details on what oils, quantities, torque specs etc and lookup a Landcruiser 100 series or a Nissan Patrol, they are listed under light truck specifications.
Most utes and vans are listed under light commercials.

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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 12:26

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 12:26
Hey, Truckster, this is Mick Christie, what would you call our patrol- or whats left of it!!
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Reply By: SMURFF - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:03

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:03
Definition of a "Truck"...... A smoke blowing Oil Burner With a Redline of 3000 rpm's and the punjent smell of Diesel everywhere you go! Not to mention oily hands everytime you fill up!

Definition of a "Ute".......A petrol version of a Truck with a quieter, smoother, more powerful engine!

Let the fighting begin!!

***JOKE***
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:09

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:09
Gee sorry Truckster. I guess you real LORRY drivers don't like us plebs using your terminology. Although don't you refer to your vehicles as RIGS?
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:57

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:57
RIGS?????
As in "one-testicled-horses"???????
LOL..... LOL...... LOL...... LOL....
Cheers
Brian
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 23:56

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 23:56
I am still laughing as I scroll down the page. Is that for real?
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Reply By: Muddy Girl - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:28

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:28
Hi Truckster,

I am a little lost being new to the fourm

So what do you drive when?????

Muddy Girl
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:32

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:32
hola MG!, I drive me truck when me missus has me car and me trains left with out me!!
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Follow Up By: John - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:24

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:24
Bonz, Where have you been?
There is a question on Post 11120 that requires your answer.

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Follow Up By: Muddy Girl - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 10:28

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 10:28
Hi Bonz,

Know that feeling!!!!!!!!!!!
But John's still looking for the Dancing girls>>>>>

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Reply By: Member - Alan- Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:38

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:38
Maybe "if" TrucksterNT bought the new Range Rover he was on about the other week, it doesn't drive like a truck, but my Defender bloody well does!
And I call it lots of things, none of which are very complimentary, or his business either.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:58

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:58
im with you i call my "trucks" a lot of things especially if they let me down at the wrong time eg bogged or stuck otherwise its normally the beast or whatever but who really cares

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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:21

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:21
god who cares what you call it as long as it go's & you can have fun in it
if calling a truck is the only thing in life that anonoy's you , you must lead a sheltered life.
history shows that the dominant culture of any era dictates the terminology of the era, so i guess that as the yanks are the dominant culture & their terminolgy annoy's you ,you are going to spend one hell of a lot of time getting annoyed.

next you will be telling me you dont like it when somebody call s their wfe women lol
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:37

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:37
Well, I'll keep calling the GU "The Truck" regardless - it's a term of endearment; it's about a special (healthy) relationship between me and the GU, and nobody else has a right to interfere.
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:06

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:06
it takes off from the lights like a truck, handles like a truck, runs on diesel like a truck, has a CB, bull bar & spotties like a truck yet none of that really matters, and whilst I think TrucksterNT is just fishin' - I'll still reserve the right to call it whatever the truck I like !!!
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:01

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:01
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers
Brian
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Reply By: miker - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:14

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 15:14
Just read this whole thread...now I'm annoyed as well...4 minutes of precious life wasted...Jeeez!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:03

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:03
You should take a speed reading course.......hahahahaha

Cheers,
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Reply By: Member - Barry F (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:26

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:26
I didn't say to whom i directed my comment at when i posted my reply to the difference between truck and car, TrucksterNT. you no how to push the right buttons you have even annoyed some people lol lol, how's your truck, sorry, car,4x4, wagon ,vehicle , SUV hunting going hey?
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Reply By: Member - Tim&jan - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:50

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:50
truckster cat got your tongue you havent replied to any of them
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry F (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:34

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:34
I think he likes to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: TrucksterNT - Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 22:31

Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 22:31
Plenty of people talking - no need for me!!
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:06

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:06
My lovely wife drove our old Tarago for 6 years..... called it the "bus"... Now our Patrol is her daily driver and she call's it her (Yep..you guessed it) TRUCK!!!!! She is quite petite so it feels like a truck to her!! (She sure can drive it well though!!!)

This thread has had us in tears of laughter..... good on everyone for adding to the merriment!!!!!!!!

LOL....LOL.... LOL.....

Cheers
Brian

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Reply By: bruce - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:00

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:00
What about a Toorak tractor.. theres a lot of them in Melb. ( and other large cities I guess ) that will probably never see a dirt road....
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:12

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:12
I get annoyed with people who sit there and analise everyone else and think there something special
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:46

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:46
Eric,

I agree with you. They act like Prima Donna's. Anyway they gotta post it and I gotta shoot them down :-)))))

On ya

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Follow Up By: Member - Barry F (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 22:51

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 22:51
Just like that old Nissan you drive, tough and true !!!
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 00:01

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 00:01
Truck, ute, lorry, wagons or what ever you want to call them. My hubby says "if its got tits or wheels it will be nothing but trouble". Don't know about the "tit" bit, but I know if it has got wheels it will be trouble. We have got "trucks", them big Kenworth things with 22 wheels on each one, and boy they can be trouble. They are what we call trucks, not the 4wd with only 4 wheels. So girls maybe we should change that saying to, "if its got balls and wheels it will be nothing but trouble".
Sorry guys.
Karen
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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:25

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:25
Whose Truckster NT??? is there nothing sacred!!!
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 20:07

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 20:07
Good onya RUTH my old man was a drover use to drive cattle from longreach to rocky in the 50s hard yakka, good luck and have fun. yes i'm a country boy from moree and places around, old man went everywhere.
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