ExplorOz wheel cover "lifted"

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 19:31
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Yesterday in the Frankston (Vic) area some helped themselves to my ExplorOz wheel cover. I can only hope it was not a member but someone who just fancied it. It was a tight fit on the back of my 100 series and I hope they broke a few fingernails. Guess I had better keep an eye on my caravan spare wheel. Guess it's better that these creatures are getting their kicks down here and leaving the fire victims alone.
Cheers Mac
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Reply By: Member - Taipo (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 19:38

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 19:38
Dont go throwing paint over my GU if you see my cover....had it for years. A bit rough if wheel covers are not sacred in our home town.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 19:54

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 19:54
My ARB spare wheel cover disappeared yesterday as well.
Thought it had been stolen and remembered it was there when we started the trip and was absent when we stopped.

Worked out it had been sucked off the wheel probably by the draught of a passing semi.
Had this happen before with a Patrol and stopped in time to recover it.
Only happens when towing the van so must be something to do with aerodynamics.

$63 down the drain




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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 20:49

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 20:49
well here is an op for david to make some more $$ from his wheel covers - having your Number plate added to the cover as an optional extra -- nobody will want to rip off your cover if the plate and number on the wheel cover are the same ( but not on there car)

will be very obvious that it does not belong to them ......

Boc

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 20:57

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 20:57
they'll take the plates too then Boc
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Reply By: S&N - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:27

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:27
first mistake......stopping in frankston.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:25

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:25
This country was built by thieves yet you make a statement like that !
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:43

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:43
You blokes are lucky, Someone stole my GU spare, genuine mag and brand new BFG from the back of my vehicle about 18 months ago.. Now thats a shock,, cut the big lock and even took the nuts and all... Michael
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Follow Up By: Member -Outback Mac C (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:59

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:59
That's what worries me now Michael, my brand new Cooper looks very vulnerable sitting on the wheel carrier. Have ordered a new cover tonight hope it doesn't take too long.
Mac
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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 19:54

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 19:54
Have a look on ebay and at your local markets.
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:26

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:26
We saw your rig parked in Frankston the other day and commented on how good it looked! (And the cover was on).
Peeves you off when you realize that the low life's are around and active. Just got to look at the neighbour hood watch reports and police reports of the "theft form motor vehicle" stats -seems like to some people walking down a street is like a self serve supermarket!

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Alex B
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Reply By: beelzebug - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:30

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:30
Obviously not referring to ExploreOz wheel covers, but I always thought it strange paying a premium to advertise someone else's product.


For example, I can't fathom why someone would pay big $$$$ to wear a T-shirt advertising Nike, Coke or Gucci.
You would think these companies would subsidise the damn shirt.

Whinge over.
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Gary
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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:49

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:49
Have to agree with you there.

I refuse to wear clothing that has a brand name plasted all over it.

I also don't see the need to advertise for ARB or any other store since I paid (up to full price) for their products/service.

AFAIK if they want me to advertise their products they can either give them to me or at least give me a decent discount.

I do however support my 4WD club and hence wear their livery.
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 14:40

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 14:40
Depends if your sponsored by them or not.
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Follow Up By: beelzebug - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:17

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:17
Old Girl,
Being sponsored is an entirely different issue to paying full price to advertise someone else's product.
As ben_gv3 said, it's fine to pay for, and wear, club merchandise,whether it be ExplorOz or your own 4WD club.
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Reply By: Ray - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:25

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:25
Regarding clothing with advertising on it. The advertisers should pay you to advertise their products. I once had a tee shirt that had on the back "This Advertising Space For Sale"
I also believe that In Perth that it is illegal to advertise without a permit though I have not heard of anyone being prosecuted for wearing a shirt with adverts on it.
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