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Hi all,
just signed up yesterday,i have a 2005 100serries landcruiser gxl turbo deisel,just purchased ,and will be asking a few questions in the near future regarding reliability etc,hope you can shed some light.
Also going to purchase a tandem van,first time for both.

cheers
john.
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 14:21

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 14:21
Welcome aboard to this wonderful site, ask a question and you will always get the answer.
See you purchased a good vehicle and not one of those Missan or is it Nissan thingies.
Enjoy the site and your travels.
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Follow Up By: Member - john l1 (WA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:45

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:45
Hi Baz&Pud,thanks for the welcome, i like your rig looks like you would be enjoying all that travel has to offer.
The wife (Jill) and i are realy looking forward to this new life experience,once we get set up.

Cheers

happy travelling
john
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 14:35

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 14:35
Welcome John.

What Baz said.

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Follow Up By: Member - john l1 (WA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:49

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:49
Hi Wim.

thanks mate,might see you out there,
cheers.
John
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 14:37

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 14:37
Hi and welcome,

If you haven't done much towing especially with something as heavy as a dual axle caravan, it would be of benefit to do a trailer driver training course and probably a 4wd driver training course.
These will help you to enjoy our great country in a safe manner and may just prevent you from becoming a statistic (see thread 78840).

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Follow Up By: Member - john l1 (WA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:57

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:57
Thanks Dave.

Could'nt agree more.

As soon as were set up,i'll be booking in.

Cheers.

John
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 16:06

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 16:06
Welcome indeed John - and welcome to the "first time owners of 05 LC100 with dual axle caravan club" too ! That's two of us - I'm sure there are others :-o)
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Follow Up By: Member - john l1 (WA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:02

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:02
Hi Darian.

nice to see someone else in the same boat,so to speak.Have you done any other type of vanning before. Mine has only been tenting,when the tin lids were tiny.
Regards.
john
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 08:54

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 08:54
Tents originally out of a Mazda Bravo - then a soft floor camper - then a hard floor camper behind a Jackaroo - now the Trakmaster van behind the LC - haven't done any tow training with it, but I take it quite easy and am very careful with eveything I do - so far not a scratch. Provides great comfort levels anywhere we go (has plenty of water, power and mod cons etc)...... the downside is getting used to towing a "block of flats" around all the time (compared to a camper).... oh.... and the extra fuel :-o)...... but it is all worth it.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 16:09

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 16:09
Have exactly the same vehicle and have had no problems in a 50,000k trip around the country.

We pull a van of 2850kg Get 17.5l per 100k towing and as long as you service it at scheduled times you should have no trouble.

Buy a WDH and some Aussie truck mirrors and do a towing course if you arent an experinced large vehicle driver.


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Follow Up By: Member - john l1 (WA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:06

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:06
Graham.
thanks will do .By the way how is the coromal do they go ok on the dirt.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 08:38

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 08:38
At 25 ft long probably not very well, and have no intention of finding out.

We stick to the tar and do daytrips on the dirt.

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:10

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:10
John,
Welcome aboard.
Have the same vehicle from new.
Good choice.
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Follow Up By: Member - john l1 (WA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:54

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:54
G'day Richard.
thanks,by the way love the trailer.

john.
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