do you read others rigs??

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:45
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Just wondering how many of you read other members rigs?? Im always reading them cos if they are like mine its getting updated every 1 - 2 weeks!!

Do you get idea's off others rigs??

What have you learnt from others rigs??

got you thinking???

Laura B
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:52

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:52
Laura,

Now that you have images of your vehicle it is more interesting reading what you have and hoe it is set up.

I am always looking out for good ideas and I have learnt there is always room for another item on the vehicle.

BTW, Are you sure that your vehicle is a 1994 model. Going by what I can see of the front grill it looks like a late 92 or early 93 model.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:56

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:56
yeah def 94.......well thats without checking the little plate thing under the hood!! will let ya know whn the car get home from work!!

L'B...

thanks to David for changing something in the upload stuff - couldnt do it for ages cos the photos were too big to down load....
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:02

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:02
just looking at ya rig....so many winches and air compressors!!!

where on earth do you go!! its gotta be in the middle of nowhere thats in the middle of nowhere!!!

what do you run off the 600watt inverter...we wanting one that will do the video camera and that....no tv of microwave bizz.....
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:26

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:26
checked rego papers- you had me thinking for a mo - 5/94....L'B
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:38

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:38
Laura,

I thought that they changed the front grill in 93. From what I can see the vehicle has the same type grill as the 80 Series that I had.

The 600w inverter can run a drill and that was the main reason that I have it. It will also charge all types of batteries. I even had a woman use a hair dryer on a trip once.

Just the two winches. The hydraulic winch came with the vehicle and the hand winch I have had ever since I have had a 4wd vehicle.

Where do I go. Well just about all over Australia. Latter this year I will be away from home for about 5 months. There is a good chance that I might have to do two Canning Stock Route trips this year.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:53

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:53
The Ox winch is that a Mile Marker that is re-badged by TJM?.

How would you rate the hydraulic over an electric unit?
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:16

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:16
Exploder,

I have no idea if the winch is re badged. I would expect it would be.

The OX winch is a lot slower than a electric winch but it does not have to stop to let the motor cool or the battery recharge. It is very quite and only requires the motor to be idling when in use. It can not be used with out the motor running. This means that no one can play with the winch with out having access to the vehicle.

The winch is rated to 10,000lb but is the size of a 8,000lb electric.

The cost of the OX is higher than the Warn but I think it is a better winch for what I need a winch for.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:56

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:56
Cool.

I remember reading that TJM is the supplier of the Mile Marker hydraulic winch in Aus, but it look’s as if they sell it under a different name Ox I assumed, it’s the winch the U.S Army use and not a bad peace of equipment from what I have read.

Runs off the power steering pump or something, so pretty much bugger all that can go wrong with it.

Will probably go for a hydraulic unit on a future 4WD as no need for one currently, it would be nice, but with airbags and current set up to much work for something that just isn’t needed yet.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:25

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:25
Wayne ,

I am a mechanical idiot so please forgive me if this is a stupid question .

Would it be possible to run the Ox hydraulic of a seperate hydraulic pump so that it just ran off the batteries ? I looked at the Cut Snake winch for this reason , but the price was just too high to even contemplate it .

I will keep an eye out for you in WA this winter .

Thanks ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:01

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:01
Willie,

It would be possible but not practicable. The hydraulic pump is there in the power steering pump.

The pump puts out quite a bit of pressure and if it had to run off batteries it would take a few batteries to run it.

The electric winch is designed to run off batteries so it would be better to run that type of winch off batteries.

Keep an eye out for me this winter, I will be the one in the white Troopie.

Wayne
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:53

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:53
Well girl, you've certainly got some fine toys there, especially the KTM.

Can you like, adopt me or something???

Wolfie & KTM..... mmmmm...... heaven.......

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:59

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:59
thats the hubbies! IMHO you can take the bloody thing!! - nothing but costing money and he doesnt even ride it - well not that much maybe and h r or 2 a week......he's been spending all his time on the 4b!!

is that a cat or a dog on the paddle thingy???you should have ya rig set up about that paddle thingy and be diff!!

L'B
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:02

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:02
Tis me lil' doggy, a Japanese Spitz.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:15

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:15
Geez Mrs B,
Your list is as long as mine . I'm going out tomorrow to buy some more stuff .
See ya ,
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:30

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:30
buy more things!! what on earth have you gotta buy...havent you got everything!!

Live in Epping hey! so does me Gran.....

L'B
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:14

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:14
Hi ya Willie
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:45

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:45
Hi Doug ,
Which vehicle do you use most for your trips ?
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 20:00

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 20:00
so what you buy today willie?? just after i was talking to you guys here my computer had a power surge go through it and brnt up and carked it big time...so guess what we bought....a laptop...so it can come 4wding with us as well as use it at home!!

trying to get used to it hey like trying to hold an icecream wth ya toes - it just doesnt happen!!LOL!!

Laura B
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:24

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:24
Hi Laura B
I often look at peoples rigs.
Its great reading and you get some good ideas.
Your first rig pic looks like the Macquarie river crossing near Hill End. The back way to Ophir. Would that be right?
I will probably look at every rig pic now for a few days.
Cheers
120scruiser
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:29

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:29
na not even close - well got the right state - i think!!where is Mac river?? this is Shoalhaven River - Nowra.....

I like pics!!gotta get some more happening!!

Laura B
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:34

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:34
....nsw....
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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:27

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:27
I do, Find it interesting to look at the different set up ‘s people have, also gives an insight into what kinda of driving they do and helps paint a picture of who is behind the words on the screen.
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:33

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:33
yeah i like seeing faces too - i got photographic memory for number plates and faces....if rigs dont have a photo of the persons face then i remember them by the rego plate (comes from working in a servo!!LOL)

I like others set up too...makes me think"dont they have enough!!

Laura B
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:17

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:17
Remember the thread about peoples ages, only 3 had the gutz to put up a pic of themselves the rest were chicken.....chook chook chook :)
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:44

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:44
One day I will get around to uploading a few photos of the Explorer, perhaps a photo of myself as well.

Chit I might even get off my arse and become a member.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:50

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:50
lol. one of these days I'll start "post a pic of yourself thread" Ok folks you have been warned so no silly excuses about I don't have any or I don't know how to load pics :)

Luv ya all long time...lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:17

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:17
Ray,
For some reason I cannot get my pic to show. I am trying to search for other postings re this, but no luck yet.
I think that you posted something in the last month or so.
Can you point me in the right direction as far as loading and putting pic in postion to load at the bottom of my postings.
Russ


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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:40

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:40
For you Russ anything mate.

get yourself to my home by clicking on "my home" your home page will come up with your personal details and all the goodies the non-members are missing out on...lol

up near the top right click on "my rig" you will see spaces for uploading two pics. The first pic will be the one to appear at the bottom of your posts. It doesn't matter what size the pic is, the system will re-size it. I have uploaded 1meg pics with no drama.

After that go back to "my home" and click on "my profile"
There needs to be something in the signature box for the pic to appear at the bottom of your posts.

any probs email me.

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:59

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 22:59
I just look at the pics.....

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:26

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 23:26
That's all I do with playboy too.

Avagoodn
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 03:10

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 03:10
I look at the other rigs and get some ideas from there. But once I have bee onto someone rig page I normally don't go back because I have already seen it. It will be great if David can make something that will put a little note next to your rig link once you have updated something so people know you have added something
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 14:00

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 14:00
Laura,
Yeah, I do have a look.

Hoping that my pic loads with this reply.

Have had some probs just like you.
Russ


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