Hot water on tap

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 17:55
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I know a bloke in the bush who deals in outback vehicle recovery. He has a Landcruiser Ute with a rear mounted winch and he tows a car carrying trailer.

Being a meticulous fella, he finds the need to keep clean after a recovery job. Don't we all? Anyway, he built a stainless steel tank which incorporated a pipe through which the stainless steel exhaust passed thus supplying him with piping hot water after only driving a small distance. I think that the filler cap is vented for steam evaporation. He also built a similar size tank for cold water and ran the two outlet pipes into one so that he could regulate the temp of the water. Both these tanks are fitted under the tray of the ute.

Now this idea may only be applicable to Utes and Troopcarrier type vehicles and not to our run of the mill wagons. But it is a good idea? All you would need is a set of ramps to drive up so that you could have a shower underneath:-)
Cheers, Willem
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 18:04

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 18:04
Or, use one of those fold up boat thingys for a bath.Cheers,
Wazza
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 19:39

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 19:39
It is a good idea, but I personally think to draw the line somewhere.

Club Ex Presidents GQ is just over 3200kgs driving around Mon to Friday with tanks, taps, air, compressors, and you name it its in there...

The car must be the biggest pig to get started, clutches must last about 100klms!
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:06

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:06
How much does your GQ weigh? Must be quite close to the 3 tonne. But I agree, you can end up with too much gear. My old truck weighs in at 2695kg fully fuelled with two humans, tucker and all their gear on board. The GVM is 2769kg.Cheers, Willem
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:11

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:11
Arent GQ's 2200??
If not his car is lots more then.

Its Crazy.. But he can do week trips in minutes he is ready to go!
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:20

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:20
Truckster,
Go outside and have a look. It should be on your compliance plate. 2200 seems a little light for a GQ. At that weight you may only have place for a picnic basket :-)Cheers, Willem
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 21:19

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 21:19
Stuff that!!

Its Hailing outside!!!!
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Follow Up By: donc - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 21:51

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 21:51
Tare wieght on a GQ is 2180kg and GVM is 2800, got it left on the side of my vehicle when telstra got rid of it
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Follow Up By: colin - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 10:11

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 10:11
tare on a GQ is1800 and gross 2800. Col
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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 08:43

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 08:43
My GU tray top weights in at 2500kg EMPTY, unladed, zip fuel.
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