Dual cab choice

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I am looking at a dual cab trayback that will pull a 20foot plus full van for extensive travel With three young children, I don't envisage going into the deep dark jungles, but want reliability plus! Does anyone have a view on this? Thanks, Anthony.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 16:46

Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 16:46
How long do you envisage to keep the vehicle for??

New or Secondhand??

One thing to look at with young kids is whether there is adequate room for booster seats etc and restraint points for them.

I have 2 young kids and found that with a standard dual cab that there was not a lot of leg room space or adequate room for 3 booster seats when needed.
I therefore sold the dual cab and had a 100 series converted into a dual cab. The 2 kids have a heap of leg room when compared to the old vehicle and it is possible to fit 3 booster seats in with some room to spare.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 20:42

Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 20:42
Kev is "sorta" right..... at least he was on the right track; he just got a bit side-tracked with his choice of donor vehicle and the number of cubes under the bonnet.

Sooooo....the answer is: MY RIG !!! hahahaha

Same sort of room in the rear seat etc; tougher drive train and with a 6.5 V8 Chev Diesel donk up front.... pure bliss!! hahaha

Okay; I'm outa here and no further correspondence shall be entered into.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 08:36

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 08:36
But you are slowly upgrading key components to Toyota ones as they are more reliable Roachie hahahahaha








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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:29

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:29
And a yota chassis wouldn't have broken....LOL.......and LOL some more
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 17:32

Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 17:32
Have a good look at the Mitsubishi Triton, 3.2 CRD The latest models can tow up to 2.8 tonnes I believe.

I've been towing an 18 foot 6 van with shower/toilet weighing 2 tonnes for two years or so now and it is a great tow vehicle.

Good room in rear seats too. I've had the 6 foot 4 inch Bro inlaw there and he was most happy with the room.

Well worth a look.

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Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 18:54
Hi Notso,

I'm interested in more info about the Triton, what sort of economy do you get towing/not towing; do you take it off road and if so what is it like, particularly the suspension? any other comments welcome

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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 20:13

Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 20:13
I have been getting some really great economy out of it.

I can drive from Forbes, to Melbourne and return and average about 8.3 litres per 100 ks.

This is mostly around 95 to 100kph.

Towing the van it gets around 14.7 litres/100ks average.

I've had it as low as 12.7 Litres/100ks and as high as 16/100.

Power and torque is exceptional, it is the manual.

Off road, limited but it has the optional rear locker and I've had occasion to use it once or twice.

It is fine off road but not as good as my Patrol was of course, less articulation is the main issue.

They do much better with a set of decent tyres instead of the standard Dueller HTs.

Have a look on this site.


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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 01:08

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 01:08
The Mitsubishi-Motors web site indicates 2,500 kg max towing weight. Probably a little light for your proposed size van.

Cross Toyota off the list as well, the rest are probably all suitable.

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Reply By: Krakka - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 05:56

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 05:56
Anthony, if the budget goes far enough, the Chev Silverado would fill the bill very nicely. A bloke at work has one, awesome.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:32

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:32
yeah try getting parts for that in the bush
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:49

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:49
With the Duramax diesel engine and Allison trans, nothing major is gunna let you down.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:55

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:55
Yeah, I was leaning towards the brakes, universals, transfer, and what if you get a roo under the front, ac units, radiator and steering conponents....just a thought
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:55

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:55
Last time we crossed the Simpson there was a bloke and family with one of those flash BMW 4x4, had a broken disc rotor. Only took 5 days to get that to him from Sydney to middle of the Simpson. Anyhow Anthony states he's not likely to be in the "darkest jungles and wants reliability" and for plenty of room in the rear of a dual cab you can't easily beat the Chev or F250.
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