Sunrise show caravan stunt

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:41
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Who saw the Sunrise program this morning. Towing caravans from Kratzmans to the Gold Coast. A day of training the day before. Aerial shot showed the two drivers tailgating each other, about 3 metres apart on public roads. Shot repeated several times during the program.
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:59

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:59
Bloody typical - they should be booked. Various caravan mags are prone to doing this as well to 'showcase' their featured vans..... I wrote to them about setting a better example - never got a reply.

You frequently see similar out on the roads with a group of several vans all travelling together nose to tail. Fortunately they usually have their UHF on - a quick scan will pick up the frequency - and you have the opportunity of asking them to spread out - if you can get a word in edgeways!

"Oh, kangaroo on the field on the left" "Oo - nice garden coming up on the right. blah blah blah" I am over them.

John
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 15:59

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 15:59
Its not often you hear complimentary things about caravan drivers. I did follow a few on the Cairns-Port Douglas rode a week ago and they very obligingly pulled into the slow lanes when they had vehicles behind. Good on em...The others who sit on 70kph and don't care about people following can go and.........enough said.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 17:43

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 17:43
They annoy us caravanners too mate. Consideration for others is what we need!
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 16:14

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 16:14
I am positive that the training provided would have stated the 60mtr rule between vehicles towing vans, but when it come to TV to get the shot they would have bunched them up.

This happens for 4WDing shows/magazine videos etc.

No producer wants to wait, the shot must be full of action, i.e. water splashing, mud flying etc.

Just look at the latest ad for the Nissan Navara, or any UTE, bouncing, splashing and kicking up mud.
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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 18:14

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 18:14
Not to mention the ads showing 4WD and utes driving on the beach through the surf.
Does this mean that they have perfected their rust protection systems so that salt water will not harm them?

Of course not.

Does it give new owners confidence (misplaced) to drive on beaches or similar? I am down on the Coorong at the moment and the best paid worker is the guy who pulls bogged 4WDs off the beach before the tide comes in!

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 23:28

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 23:28
I have an image of that towie bloke (best paid one) standing next to the stuck 4WD driver and thoughtfully saying "Yep She's stuck all right - And the tides coming in! Do you really want to ask for a Seniors Discount!!!".

Phil
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Reply By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 19:30

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 19:30
have you noticed the wheels on the 4wd are always clean after driven through mud bye barry
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Reply By: fisho64 - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 21:06

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 21:06
its wonderful that this is all you have to complain about-everything else in the world must be good :-)
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 23:29

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 23:29
Bloody oath it is - lift off getting closer.
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Reply By: hixy and ranga - Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 16:39

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 16:39
hope they had the vans right on the centre line . which seems to be bicky dipper protocol .
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