Don't Laugh !!!

Submitted: Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:38
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Please don't laugh..ok, a chuckle is allowed.
I'm a Suzi Sierra owner and love it...it's a "Tin Top", racks and basket and a camping kitchen inside the back. I'm retired and wish to do a 'gentlemans' trip around Oz by myself..my family aren't keen campers.
She tells me to stay away as long as I like, just so as it's 12 months and a day..( Legal Seperation)..LOL..
Once I get a tent and sleeping gear..Oh! and a beer fridge then I'll be off to ExplorOz.......We all know the 'cons' of a Suzi and the 'pro's'..but I'm in no hurry. So, after all that, does anyone have constructive ideas on how to tackle my dream from this point?
OK.......now you can laugh........Cheers
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:56

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:56
Mate, just do it!

Plenty of people out there to talk to.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:23

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:23
You should have no worries. Great little truck. The only trouble would be if you load it up with too much weight, but if you are travelling alone, that shouldn't be a problem.
If you don't have one, a dual battery system would be the go with a Deep Cycle battery to run your fridge.
Get the truck serviced and checked out thoroughly before you go; then just have a ball.
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:27

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:27
And get some decent springs fitted under the back end. If you're carrying all your gear for an extended trip the standard ones will probably give up pretty quickly.

Have a good trip.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:49

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:49
Great post, LOL..! Yeah just do it and get your rig checked over before you head off and perhaps find yourself a good 4WD centre to help you. Good luck..!
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Reply By: Barnesy - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 13:58

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 13:58
Sometimes going off by yourself is the best way. You do what you want, when you want and only you decide how long to stay in one place. And if you go through a town there is no shopping.
Barnesy
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 14:54

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 14:54
And if you go through a town there is no shopping.

My wife is into patch work, which is great. Keeps her busy and happy and she does some great stuff. Buuuut, she has an index book that lists every patch work shop in Australia. When I plan a trip, she gets the route and plans all the patch work shops she can visit. You would be surprised how many small towns have one!!

Oh well, I try not to complain (to much). She puts up with a fair bit from me as well.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:05

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:05
Norm,

The women are addicted to patch work, my wife is the same.
You don't see us blokes going crazy about things.
Been to a ARB store lately?

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:18

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:18
Not me Wayne. Except for the long range tank I just ordered to be fitted next week.
Even when not spending money on the 4B (which I do plenty of), I'm always tinkering and making something for it.

Want me to give you name of the patch work index book for your wife??LOL
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Reply By: Moose - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 14:15

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 14:15
We're too bloody envious to laugh Ole Grizzly!
Mate I suggest you do a lot of research before you go - planning is heaps of fun. Without it you'll be driving aimlessly and are likely to miss some of the good spots. Also the planning will help you to get to certain spots at the right time i.e. wet seasons up north can severely limit travel, snow down south likewise etc.
Cheers from the Moose.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 14:23

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 14:23
Ole Grizzly,

The name does not suggest that you drive a Suzi Sierra. But it is only a vehicle.

Do all of the above and then get a map and go for it.

I would stay away for 12 months and 2 days just to be sure.

Wayne
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Reply By: Ole Grizzly - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 14:05

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 14:05
Many thanks for the good advice.....But 'heck'...going to cost me now, 4x4 service shop reckons I need to dig deep and hand over heaps of John Howards money to replace my suspension...New shocks / Coils / steering damper. Won't get much change outa $1,300. So I guess it's time to search for the wifes hidden stash. Yeah, she must have some somewhere as my wallet is always empty just like her fuel tank. But, atleast I shall be off into the sunset knowing my jallopy won't disintergrate under my butt..
Cheers to all who responded...regards Dennis in S.A.
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