I Feel Sorry for Some fellow Campers!!

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 08:30
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G'day all,
We are camped about 20k outside Laverton, in the bush and mulga. Jodie and I are about 150 mtrs away from the rest of "the group", this one guy up there must be boiling the electric jug each morning, as its just gone6.15am Wa time, and he's got the gennie fired up, and it shuts down about 10pm each night!!
It's not bothering us, but man I feel for those other campers!! We've fired ours up I think about 4 times after being on the road for 3 months now. Maybe he hasn't heard of inverters and solar systems yet?Image Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:05

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:05
Morning Uncle,

He probably needs the gennie to power the plasma TV......lol

Trust the trip is going well, apart from the odd nuisance..


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Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:53

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:53
Hi Michael,trip has been great so far, surprising how much these camper trailers will handle the wind!! Had a few days off and on with very strong gusts. Only pain sometimes has been trying to get the pegs into the ground for the awning, tent pegs dont seem to like quartz too much.lol.
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Reply By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:12

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:12
Hey Uncle

We were just up that was last week. Didnt get as far north as Laverton, only as far as Leonora. Beautiful country. Make sure you visit Gwalia near Leonora for a great preserved ghost town. Well worth the visit.

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Richard

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 20:09

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 20:09
Yer and you haven't washed you car yet. LOL You passed me on Kalamunda Rd again yesterday.
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Follow Up By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 22:03

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 22:03
Duncan

Yeah the car and the camper are a right mess at the moment. Got back Sunday afternoon and straight to work Monday morning. Washing is a job for this weekend, although I am just about ready to go again after neing home for a couple of days.LOL

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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:33

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:33
Stop it you are driving me nuts.
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 08:58

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 08:58
Thanks Wayne, sorry if I'm teasing you! lol, unc
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:54

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:54
Just a question why camp anywhere near "the group" theres approx 1,00000sg km of camping space round there
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Reply By: LGen1 - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:04

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:04
Not all can afford inverters and solar systems.
Some of us are on a budget.
LGen.
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Follow Up By: AdlelaideGeorge - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00
Surely you're not suggesting that justifies annoying the devil out of others who don't see the need to make a row and just want to experience the quietness (?) of a wonderful outback experience ...???

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Follow Up By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:35

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:35
Also you dont exactly need an oversize budget to afford an inverter these days. We only have a small 300 watt inverter in the truck that is now going on 10 years old. It was quite expensive when bought back then, but has done everything asked of it since.

Just as easy to boil the billy on the gas cooker as to boil the electric kettle.

JMHO

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Follow Up By: LGen1 - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 14:28

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 14:28
I certainly am NOT suggesting that justifies annoying the devil out of others.
The original post states: Maybe he hasn't heard of inverters and solar systems yet?
I am simply saying we all can't afford these extras.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:46

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:46
Hey RFL
Have fun boiling a jug with your 300w inverter !!

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Follow Up By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 16:12

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 16:12
Hey Signman

Not something I would consideer. As I said it does everything we need it to do, which does not include boiling the jug. Thats what I have a campfile / gas cooker for :)

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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:22

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:22
Maybe you need top wander up to his camp for a chat, and mention that it would be nice if the gennie wasn't started before 8.

Other wise start yours up at 5.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 16:28

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 16:28
Hey Uncle ,

He probably needs the current to run his mini gold furnace . It's so bulky to store ,without first melting it .

Good hunting , but leave some for me - I will be in WA first week of June .

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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 22:10

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 22:10
Hi Willie, the stuff is still coming up. Where are you starting from first?
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 12:42

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 12:42
I will arrive in Cue on June 5 , stay there for 10 days and then go up to Newman to leave the van before starting an adventure out towards Hanging Rock .

Then around the start of July I will pick up thr van do ten days at Halls Creek , before heading home to avoid divorce .

What areas are you going to ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 23:31

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 23:31
Hi Mike, our plans are......we dont really have any!!(well sort of) Currently around Laverton, and doing ok, so we wont leave just yet. After here we want to get over to the coast for some fishing etc, then out to Nullagine, Mrble Bar, and hope fully Halls Creek. Have some spots near Leinster we wish to follow up on as well. We will be around on the net so will keep in touch where we can.
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Reply By: Member - craig W (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 19:20

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 19:20
Hey Unc!! Your more tolerant than some!!If I was u i would take a midnight wonder down to the clueless culprit and remove the offending device and give it a sacremental incineration!!Shakey!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 08:57

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 08:57
Image Could Not Be FoundI can just imagine what would happen with you here Shakey! Na we just did a recce run thru the area first and we spotted the gennie outside all hooked up, hence why Jodes and I decided to move on a bit.Some good sites with trees where they are but we are closer to the gold anyway where we are now.Hope you are all well back there.This damn board hasn't been off the roof yet either!! unc
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 20:12

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 20:12
Uncle you got yourself a decent cordless drill with a masonry bit so that you can bore your pegs into hard ground? Saw some grey nomads up at Broome doing just that.
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Follow Up By: Scrubcat - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 22:01

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 22:01
G`day uncle,
I am 65 and been going camping for most of my years, yet I seen something new to me a couple of weeks ago. A stall holder at the local Sunday market was about to try and hammer a tent peg into the very hard ground , a couple of us were watching and the interest was on the small size of the peg and the rock hard ground . Anyway he started the peg about an inch, then went and got a bottle of water and dribbled a little bit at the bottom of the peg , well bugger me if the peg didn't just drive straight in . So simple yet I had never seen it before or tried it. It won`t work on rock of course . Might be common knowledge to others but was new to me and those that were watching.
Anyway enjoy your trip
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