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Still no trips for Victoria. What's happening there guys. I thought this was an action site.
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Reply By: Bronco2 - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 23:31

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 23:31
Hey!..I'm all for getting involved!...love to meet some Victorian club members. Even a weekend trip away locally would be great!..
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Bronco
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:44

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:44
would be good if someone would arrange something Bronco
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 23:40

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 23:40
Maybe you thought wrong!
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:45

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:45
I don't think so John. I heard you're a main man here
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:33

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:33
Maybe you heard wrong!
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:52

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:52
Maybe
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:36

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:36
You could always tee something up yourself Dan?
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:46

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:46
Yes I would have to become a member to do the trip thing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:46

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:46
Yep, the world is full of willing people..........some are willing to work/organise............others are willing to let them!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha

If you wanna have a get together, set one up and see who turns up>.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:50

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 09:50
I'm not an experienced 4x4'r, need some experience first, you know, see what goes on etc.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:35

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:35
Sargent Dan
Last time you posted it was suggested then that you join a 4wd club.

One that conducts driver awareness programs to gains some 4wd training.

The suggestion still stands.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:53

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:53
Yes a good suggestion Johnny but there are no clubs where I live
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 11:27

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 11:27
Sargent Dan

I will post some soon, just been very hectic, we did fair few last year, I will start them up again soon. Where abouts in Vic are you?

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Follow Up By: Moggs - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:45

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:45
Was thinking the same thing Ads. Something along the lines of the weekend we did last year around Mitchell's.

Maybe a start at Dargo and something around Wonnangatta on the Saturday with an overnighter in the valley and then onto Mitchell's or Lake Cobbler on the Sunday?

I'm also happy to put up a weekender for May 06 sometime.
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:54

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 17:54
I'm in Central Victoria but I can travel anywhere.
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Reply By: Bronco2 - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:01

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:01
Hi
How about setting up a casual 'get to know you'trip? Does it have to be serious off-roading stuff? Maybe a social weekend away would be a good start...just a thought!
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:48

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:48
Last trip we did in May last year was not 'hard core' 4wdriving - more a good drive with a few challenging sections - with a good amount of time to sit around the fire and spin some yarns.

Trip report from the one last year is here:

http://www.exploroz.com/Members/Gathering_View.asp?GatheringID=34

Will give you an idea of the sort of trip that has been run as a 'weekender' in the past.
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Reply By: Member - Darren T (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 16:19

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 16:19
I`d be interested in a day trip or weekender / overnighter. Been a member since Jan this year and not met anyone yet. Would have to be a easy sort of a trip, only have a stock standard Frontera (no recovery gear or mods, not even a UHF radio !!), so it doesn`t have a real high ground clearance and does on average 400km to a tank of fuel.

Hope to do a lot more trips by the end of the year after some mods are done.

Particulary interested in doing some day / overnight trips to the Vic high country.
(we live in Wodonga)

Cheers,
Darren.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:29

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:29
You can buy small UHF CB hand held radios from Dick Smith and Jaycar for about $40? which are quite adequate for car to car work.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:40

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:40
A most valuable device when in convoy. To get the most out of trip with others it is a must not only for direction, information and safety but the usual social chit chat.
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Follow Up By: Member - Darren T (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:21

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:21
Righto, went to the Albury Caravanning and camping show today and bought myself the Uniden UH088SX+1 UHF CB & 2w Handheld Package.
Will see my mate who works at Jaycar for an aerial tonight, install it all next weekend.
So now I have the ball rolling, it`s going to be hard to stop, might see about Old Man Emu nitro shocks and new coils this week.

Might be going on a few group trips sooner than i thinks :)

Cheers,
Darren.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:27

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:27
Good start Darren, don't rush into the suspension unless you really need it. Next step should be a snatch strap, does your Frontera have recovery points front and rear ? would pay to look into that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Darren T (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:46

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:46
Yep , has recovery points (and we already have a snatch strap, bought it soon after an embarrasing bogging incident a while ago), also looked at some full recovery kits today but will just stick to the basic snatch strap for now until we get the bull bar and winch. Then will probably get a full winch recovery kit.
Been considering new shocks for a while, ours are still the originals that came with the car (has now done 180,000km, most other Fronty owners change them before 100,000km) and the bushes need some work (rattles quite a bit). Also looking to get a bit more ground clearance and extra height at the rear to compensate for the weight of a long range tank that will be installed later in the year.

The more I look around the more things I find the car "needs". lol
Cheers.
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:33

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:33
Funnily enough: I've been toying with the idea of one for some months but I dunno... I'm a bit of an anti-social ba$tard... however there is a bush grave I know of which would benefit from some TLC and that could be a good focus point...?

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:40

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:40
You're slipping mate!!!!

Next thing you know . . . .
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:52

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 18:52
I know... I know.... :)

I might just make it a private thing - would probably work better that way?

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:02

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:02
Just don't get into any arguments with yourself about what time to leave etc etc etc :))))))))
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:11

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:11
When we Victorians want the opinion of you New South Welshmen - we'll beat it out of you.

Mike Harding :)

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:37

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:37
Mike, From our time spent around the campfire I came away with the impression that you would get along with anyone but I'm not strongly opinionated about anything, perhaps that helps. We all need our our space at times.

Now what was that grave again..Rosie or something wasn't it.

Gramps, Mike is actually a very pleasant and interesting chap to sit around the campfire with. He's not in your face, doesn't look for a fight verbal or otherwise, says what he has to and then lets you have a go to :)
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:43

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:43
I always said Mad Dog was a great guy - best on the forum.

Mike Harding
(PS. Cheque, post, you know...)
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 01:29

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 01:29
LOL Mike, we do share the anti-social trait in our personalities. SWMBO says I'd really enjoy being a hermit (must be something to do with my star sign). Or is she just being her subtle self :)))))))

Ray, I hope to have that campfire chat with you guys sometime in the future. Should be an absolute barrel of laughs.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 17:54

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 17:54
I'll be a starter Mike if it's ok with you, sounds good.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 18:25

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 18:25
Have we met, Sargent Dan?

I think Atropos is well on the way to organising something in another thread.

If I do this one (to the grave) I'll probably keep it private. Drop me an e-mail if you (or anyone else) would like to come.

Mike Harding

mike_harding@fastmail.fm
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Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 19:11

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 19:11
I have no idea if we have meet Mike, what business are you in. I've been involved in the manufacturing industry for many years but for many years now a silent partner.

Ok I understand, a secret boys trip and I'm not in the clique. That's okay, I'm new here. Have a good trip.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 19:29

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 19:29
>Ok I understand, a secret boys trip and I'm not in the clique.
>That's okay, I'm new here.

I'm at a loss as to how you could draw that conclusion from my post, I can only suggest you re-read it.

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Atropos - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:58

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 19:58
Hi Folks,

Why not start with something simple, like a sunday lunchtime sausage sizzle at a central location ( Say Maroondah Dam reserve) or Cardinia or similar.. and take it from there, have a meet and greet and a yatter.. would be fun...

regards

john
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