Nissan Xtrail to give away.

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:37
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About this time last year I had a visit from Bonz, who had hired a Nissan Xtrail to com out to Kakadu.

It was apparent that he couldn't drive it through the Magela Creek at 1m depth to visit Ubirr, so I took him and his family through in my Landcruiser.

Driving through the Magela looked something like this:


As I am working at Mobil Jabiru at the moment, I got the job this morning to take the tilt tray and go to the Magela to recover a car from the creek. So I went to the Magela to find 2 French tourists, very much in shock.
The photos will tell the story:


The Xtrail washed off the road...


...getting ready to get my feet wet...


...check out the croc trap in the background...




...not a chance to get the chain hooked up from the boat...


...spent less than 30 seconds in the water...


...a fellow tour guide from the Guluyambi Cruise is helping out, as well as another Jabiru local...




...shortly after the air bag went off with a big bang and the windscreen wipers came on...


...done!

Cheers
Steve
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:41

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:41
Steve,

Are you positive Bonz had nothing to do with it? Is he related to the tourists?


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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 00:10

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 00:10
Oui? Moi? se ne francais?
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:49

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:49
What's with wearing boots???

I thought all folk from the NT wore Thongs or went bare foot LOL

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 16:07

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 16:07
Great Photos Steve,
I guess thats why the ST-S Xtrails came with an escape hatch on the roof!

It won't be written off. Nice clean Xtrail like that - We'll see it at the Auctions in Adelaide soon :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 08:27

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 08:27
You may like to put an escape hatch in yours Phil?
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:43

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:43
Kathryn's Xtrail is identical to the one in the photo, so already got the hatch (useless things they are too).

We'll have to get it dirty one day.....
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:04

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:04
These guys did a good job of washing the dirt off, inside and out.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:24

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:24
hehehe
Even washed the number plates off............
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 23:18

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 23:18
ROTFL.

When I got there they had the # plate in their hands, it was the only dry thing about the car.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 00:14

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 00:14
Why'd they take the No plate off?
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:20

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:20
Good pics, Steve

I have fond memories of Magela Creek in the Wet. Much water inside car....lol

Maybe the tourists did not know what 1M on the sign stands for


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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 20:38

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 20:38
Hi all.

Just to clarify as I hurried the thread at lunch, unfortunately the French boys have been slogged a $6000 bill on their Credit card, as budget hire car have a excess of $6000 on a drowned car.

The tilt tray came out from Darwin to pick it up, when asked were the other car was we were told that they are not getting one, as the boys weren't there the driver then drove back to Darwin.

The boys are now stranded in Jabiru for the night, and have to get back by the skinny dog tomorrow.

They have now got accomm and a ticket back to Darwin tomorrow.

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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 19:16

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 19:16
It looks like these boys might be in deep poo, as I have a quote from Budget web site.

Budget's Terms & Conditions

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8.3 Subject to Your Consumer Rights, You must always pay, and clause 8.2 does not cover:
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(c) the cost of repairing any damage caused deliberately or recklessly by:
(i) You;
(ii) any other driver of the Vehicle; or
(iii) any passenger carried during the Rental Period;
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(f) the cost of repairing any water damage to the Vehicle or any underbody damage, and any resulting damage from that underbody damage, to the Vehicle.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 00:16

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 00:16
Yer they mentioned about water damage TWICE to us, I wouldnt venture into a puddle in one of them
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