Prado - 9 Mths aound Oz

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:01
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Are starting a epic with wife and 3 daughters under 10 year in May 2003 and would love any help of others ..

Heading towards the Cape and then to Darwin.

I have a 2002 Prado with an after market (ARB) suspens kit, new TJM T15 Bar and single rear draw with fridge. We are towing a good 4WD camper trailer and would appreciate any advice available.


See you up there...
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:09

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:09
Enjoy yourself.....

Not much time to arrange things, leaving for 9 month trip in few weeks!
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Follow Up By: Paul - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:22

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:22
there has been plenty of planning done - only jusr came across this site a few weeks ago and recon that any advice is good..
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Follow Up By: Paul - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:34

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:34
Truckster

I have UHF and Sat (emerg only) and will be trying to make camp mid afternoon soas not to get into much trouble. I have a hand winch and recov gear, 200lt of fuel and 63lt of water. I only need some good fish and we can also eat!

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:32

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:32
you dont mention where your leaving from theres so many nice spots to visit. 9 months would be our dream.guess we will have to wait till kids have gone there own way.looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Follow Up By: Paul - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:31

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:31
Diamond we are leaving Syd and heading to Qld via Cresent Head, Coffs and Byron we expect to take 2 weks to get to Sunshine Coast. We will be taking it very easy for the kids and our own mental state. I wan the kids to really take notice of thekir backyard.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:34

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:34
Like Truckster says "Enjoy yourself". Towns and cities can become a bit of a blur after a while but once in a while you find a place you really enjoy, then hang around there a bit longer and soak it up, don't be in too much of a hurry. You can't see all of Oz in 9 mths anyhow, knock off when you have had enough and come back and do a bit more next time. With a few young'ns on board you'll want to take it easy anyhow, give them a breather once in a while.
The national parks in all States are always good value and take time to walk the remote beaches and talk to the locals.
Suck it in, it's a big beautiful country.
Best wishes.Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:47

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:47
I think Cocka said it.
You cant see all of aust in 9 mths.

And dont try to.. You will do a Chevie Chase on his way to Wally World...

And miss all the good stuff inbetween.....

take your time, the kids will make sure you do...

You have all emergency comms stuff sorted out? CB/UHF/HF/Satphone/ Epirb ... that sort of thing??
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:11

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:11
Paul
lucky you !!! . Check out the treck notes & travel journal on this site should give you some good ideas . we are going to Karumba in july then across the gulf track to roper & mataranka the travel lournal gave us some great ideas . If you take your mite see you going across.

lolWish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Paul - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:35

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 19:35
Thanks for the info.
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Reply By: Member - Chris - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 02:17

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 02:17
yep, good on ya, you lucky bugger.
have a great trip
just wanted to give my cent's worthLove the bush.

Chris
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Reply By: Member - Russell - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:05

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:05
I guess you'll be doing the school thing on the road?

Hmm ... Nine months with four women in the car.....

Is the Prado petrol or diesel? I'm a little disappointed with the petrol Prado pulling my Aussie Swag camper.

Enjoy - I plan to do the same sometime.Russell S

Prado RV6
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