EO Sticker Not Spotted at Fraser Island

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 20:33
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Just returned from Fraser and believe it or not never spotted a sticker or wheel cover in a week.
I was very surprised as it was busy and I was looking forward to catching up with somebody.
The back packers, as frustrating as they are were entertaining though.
One couldn't even get out of the car park at Champagne Pools. I saw only one rear wheel spinning and I thought about telling them but decided it was more fun watching them dig it out. How is it they are the only ones that get bogged. I hardly even had it in 4wd and still couldn't get stuck.
Oh well. Maybe next time.
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Reply By: BLUEBAG53 - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:04

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:04
That is probably the answer to your own question. Some things deter people, this may be one of those things!
Trust you enjoyed Fraser Island!
Happy and safe camping.
Hearts and thoughts with our Tassie Miners. Say a little prayer.
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Reply By: walruz - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:22

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:22
Yep backpackers were entertaining, almost as much as the softroaders bogged to bellypan @ Cathedral Beach with no recovery gear and no idea.
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Follow Up By: the real chopper - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:41

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:41
Yeah, and everyone reckons tha backpackers are the idiots...

We had a particularly memorable trip a few years back where for 5 days we came across the same Santa Fe, bogged in a big way, every day, classic!

(and do you reckon he'd take any advice - nope. the best was the time that a bunch of us pushed him out of a spot, cleared the parked cars so that he could go around (which would have been very simple) and this fool just plowed back into the same spot he was previously stuck in) at least the backpackers are receptive to a bit of advice and more than happy to get out and do the pushing themselves.
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Follow Up By: Mark T - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:28

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:28
Don't bag the softroaders, bag the owners of all vehicles whose ambitions exceed their driving skills.

The last week in March I spent a week on Fraser in my Tucson... I even snatched a bogged troopy full of NZ "beck- peckers".

With 18 psi in the tryes we went everywhere with no trouble. I have spent over 30 years visitng Fraser, first in Land Rovers and other "real" four wheel drives and now in my soft roader Tucson.

And yes, I do carry recovery gear and I am aware of the vehicles limitations.

If you are a skilled off road driver, you might just surprise yourself if you take a soft roader into the bush or up the beach.

Cheers

Mark Taylor
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 21:36

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 21:36
Very well said Mark.

Many people get high self esteem from what they own, rather than what they can do. They are in need of something to boost their sagging egoes. Unfortunately ability doesn't do it for them, as they lack it.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: the real chopper - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 06:41

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 06:41
Okay, okay...

I'll apologize for my snipe.

SOME softroaders are more than capable, if driven well. My point was that everyone blames the backpackers for problems on the island, there are much bigger issues over there than backpackers in Troopys and landrovers. A basic understanding of how to drive your vehicle should be mandatory before you are allowed to venture too far from the school carpark or shopping centre.

And as to the size question...

A suzuki sierra is still the number one Island vehicle ever produced, they'll go anywhere (if driven well)
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 17:11

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 17:11
I have done thousands of kms through the outback & haven't seen one!
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Follow Up By: Mark T - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:06

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:06
Haven't seen one what?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:19

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:19
Unlike almost everyone else, I was responding to the original post ...... so if you read it you will see it is an 'ExplorOz sticker'
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Reply By: Member - shad D (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:00

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:00
are you sure you didnt see one on a really cool 80s or a all terrain camper..!MPG:5!
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