Trips and Gatherings - Vic

Submitted: Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 17:59
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I just had a look to see what was on offer around Victoria and the only one is Daves trip to hell and beyond. Looks like I might have to put something up myself for us hardy souls who love cold weather camping. Hard to beat a roaring fire a few ports then curling up with a hottie in the bag.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 18:48

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 18:48
Come on Ray, its comin into winter...
a few Mt Skene, Woods Point weekends would be in order :D:D:D:D
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 18:58

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 18:58
Be a lot better than 40c in the bloody vic desert :)
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:36

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:36
Amen to that

AND

It was 45C plus in the shade in that B A S T A R D dessert/park by the way.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:42

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:42
lol, I love that area but it's hard to take when it's that hot with 40,000 flys buzzing around. Still it was worth it to meet a few nice old souls. Wasn't bad once the sun went down though.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:00

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:00
Im out until after 22nd may..

Another op on the leg next week, 3 weeks recovery, 21/22nd up Sheepard/Mitchells Flat/High Country on the wee for me birthday..
then we can go
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Reply By: pheonix - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:00

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:00
I'm with you Ray, there's nothing better than a fire and a few reds after the kiddie winks have gone to bed. Looking at your pics there similiar age to mine. Spent easter 2003 at Mt Buffalo, jees it was cold, mind you the kids loved it and slept like little angels. I am looking for a 4WD club at the moment that caters for the family and kids a like, without killing the car in the meantime. Any ideas from anyone.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:30

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:30
Hi Pheonix
Not that it matters what area are you from ?
Can get a list of 4WD clubs from www.vafwdc.org.au
I'm with Toyota Landcruiser Club Vic. suits me & there is some very active members with babies & small kids, club has a mix of all ages really, and whilst there is a mix of vehicles in the club I think vehicle specific club can be a big help if you are not mechanically minded (like me lol).

Check out a few clubs over a few months see what the folk are like and take it from there.
Some like TLCCV require you to do there driver training before going on
any trips.

If you need any more help MM me or email addy is under the rig pic.

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:51

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:51
It would be nice if the little ones could come with me but at the moment the wife isn't interested and she wont let them go. Still the eldest has got to the stage where she is asking to so it's only a matter of time.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:08

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:08
Ray I was just talking to Bernie (Vic) last night about a little something that I had in mind up Licola way in about 2 weeks time for a couple of nights.

I did the trip last week and want to run it again to re set some track files for the future.

Will drop you a MM in the next couple of days to see if your interested.
Will contact Eric if he has fixed that 80 series yet and see if want to come also.

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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:45

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:45
what about me?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:55

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:55
Sounds good John, gotta get that GSM antenna to you somehow. Jim is a good bloke to have along also not for his bush mechanic skills but he's a bloody good bloke.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:55

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:55
Yeah Ok Jim will MM you. Oh! no longer a member damn can't MM you.

Will drop you an email. No worries mate.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:58

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:58
Yeah Ray I know Jim real well. We have traveled together quite a few times.
His son and my daughter get on real well. LOL.
(Did his nose heal up OK Jim) ROTFLMAO.
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:00

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:00
yes his nose is fine now lol.
but he has taken up boxing and he keeps asking when we go away.
is that girl who nearly broke my nose going to be there? lol.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:04

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:04
ROTFLMAO

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:09

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:09
Just had a thought John, how about Mr Mike Harding who is another lover of that part of the world, you two should really meet each other and guys I've meet you both, I'm sure you'll get along just fine.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:18

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:18
Yeah No worries Ray, I'm sure we would get on allright nothing wrong with a good debate.
I'll bring my daughter just in case so if we really don't get along she will be able to fix the situation.

By the way Jim she has been having Judo Lessons also.

Now I really am ROTFLMAO.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:36

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:36
Good idea Ray - Of course we'd get on OK, I'm sure John's not as bad as he seems :)

Seriously, put me down as a definite maybe - the next 3 or 4 weeks are a bit unknown work-wise at the moment.

Mike Harding

PS. I don't 'spose your daughters over 35 is she John? :)
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 15:00

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Mike she's a bit shy of 35 plus, She turns 10 next birthday.
And packs a mean right hook, Just ask Diamond's young bloke. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:40

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:40
yer Ray drop me a line too, if ots not around OBC time I may drop by for a day or two

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 22:25

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 22:25
OBC, That's got me thinking but the brain is not engaged too well as I'm at work :)

You want to drop by home or are you talking about a trip, Johns the main man with the Licola trip, Johnr expressed some interest with a short trip as well. Got a few old Ford racing posters you may like for the garage, one signed by Lowneds and some other geezer. I had one signed by nearly all the Ford drivers when they were here, it fell off the wall at home and the little girl had great fun ripping it up...sigh
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 07:47

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OBC=Outback Challenge mate, I understand that you're using all your brain to be at work so ....what I meant was, if your trip is not around 10-20 May and I am about I may tag along for part or all, a day or two as seems fit.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:58

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:58
We are doing Licola Huts for 3-4 days starting 5,6,7 & 8 May 2005.
MM if you want to catch up up there
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:33

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:33
Thanks James.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:15

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:15
Ray, like to think I could manage a weekend or two and see how the latest mods bed down. Tried to lighten the load a little. Think I have succeeded.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:30

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:30
hahaha... too much gear eh John, luckily I put the brakes on before becoming swamped. I'm going to the other extreme now but boy it makes things easier and quicker but gotta have my electronic gizmos to keep me happy. I can envisage a blowout of equipment when the kids and mum come along though.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:31

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:31
an empty ute tray and an air matteress?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:41

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:41
LOL...Hey I've got a fridge in there too
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:56

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:56
like a few home comforts too guys. Just working out to have more weight moved to the front rather than at the back. Have the tray off now when the box is on, lost a tool box too but the jack is in front of the back axle rather than behind it.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:25

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:25
if your going to carry the same amount ofbleep, then you will have the same amount of weight.

ridding a toolbox would only be = to having a poo before driving off..
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Reply By: Member - Dave H (VIC) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 23:51

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 23:51
will think of you all while you are up in the snow and I will be out in that nice warm desert
Dave
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:46

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:46
Hope it all goes well Dave. I'll have a talk to my Dingo cousins, make sure they don't keep you awake at night.
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:09

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:09
Hi guys, the vehicle is basically set up and I'm lookin to give it a field test......but not as extreme as Wombat though!! Depending on dates keep me in the loop as I'd welcome a quite meander back up in the HC. My littlest one is a 9yo boy who will probably want a security deposit to warrant his safety (from your daughter John) but other than that he is seasoned traveller and a good little camper!! Cheers
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 22:27

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 22:27
Be good to catch up and have a squiz at the Troopie Leigh.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:41

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 21:41
Yeah Leigh will keep you in the loop.
Went up to Gembrook today with the club, But Errr got to fix a little problem this week now on the Troopy, little problem with the right front CV it went crunch and grinds a bit now.

Gave it a bit to much on a real good track with the front locker in and it objected to the hammering.
I think it was the bounce up the 2 foot high step up that did it.
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