RV Troopcarrier Purchase

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 16:21
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Well, went to Adelaide Sunday night purchased the Troopie Monday- Good test drive up into the hills. Flew back Monday night, finance approved this morning and should have the car over here in WA early next week. It is going to be sooo good.

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Mark
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 16:31

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 16:31
So where are the pic's Mark??? (:
Enjoy the new truck.
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Reply By: suepajero - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 16:37

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 16:37
Hi Mark, Good for you ,we just picked up our New 2004 Land Cruiser and "Oh what a feeling" Sorry had to say it, does feel nice though. Cheers Sue
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Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 17:09

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 17:09
Hey Sue, you gunna change your screen name? lol Whacker
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 17:39

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 17:39
Hi Bushwackers, I was waiting for that ,Iwas sad to see our Pajero go so i think i'll keep my name just for old time sake and so you know i'm still around Cheers Sue
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:08

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:08
Mate

You'll love it,their ugly, have skinny tyres,its slow, its reliable, I've got one, you'll love it

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:46

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:46
Agree with everything except the slow bit. My 2004 is factory turbo with a D'tronic. Iv'e had it up to 150 and it was going to go faster! Not for me :) 120 in a troopy is fast enough. So don't know about the slow thing :)
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Follow Up By: stevesub - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:46

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:46
I agree 100%, we love our ugly Troopy which is slow, but reliable. We just have to watch the cornering speeds and braking distances on the skinny tyres.

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Reply By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:19

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:19
Hi Mark, just curious why you flew to Adelaide to buy a Troopy? Is it new or second-hand? I'd have thought there would be plenty of these in WA... were you trying to avoid an ex-mine site Troopy, or are the deals that much better in Adelaide that it is still cheaper even after the return airfares?
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Follow Up By: mowing - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:36

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:36
Hi Tim, It is second-hand and is a '06 "RV" Troopy ie 5 seater 4.2 litre factory turbo with electric windows, cd player etc. I wanted a ute but did not like the amount of or should I say lack of room in the cab. My wife said it would be good to get a second row of seats, plus I pull a heavy trailer with a 300kg nose weight. RV Troopy fits the bill.
There are about 4 or 5 RV Troopy's in yards around Australia, non in WA.

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Mark
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 16:11

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 16:11
Thanks Mark. Had my eyes on the new wagon but not sure I can or want to spend the extra $$$ to buy new. Might have to look out for a good RV Troopy as you've done - I think I'd be happy with the 6cyl 4.2TD!

Hope it serves you well...
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 20:11

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 20:11
Welcome to the world of the discerning tourer!

Mine too is an 06' RV 5 seater.

Geoff

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Reply By: troopy 2005 - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 15:19

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 15:19
We have a 2005 rv factory turbo ,we bougth new .this is an awesome car that responds really well to minor mods as everything else works perfectly.
things Ive done
ARB deluxe winch bar
warn winch
ipf lights
duel batteries
compressor
fridge
2 spares one on the door one inside
drawer system that I built myself with one large full width Drawer to fit hilift jack and Freedom tent.
roof rack and awning
But to make it stop on wet roads change the wheels and tyres,
Get poly airs for the back end to help it handle.black not red
And it is far from SLOW,it will run a comodore up most hills.







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