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General Discussion / Re: SEQ Tent manufacturer
« Last post by mike.c on Today at 06:33:33 AM »
We are booked in. Thanks all for the options, in the end we had little choice and accepted a quote from Northern Canvas and Vinyl in Capalaba.

Oski Slacks creek were booked out with OEM trailer manufacturers orders, D&D canvas doesn't do anything other than awnings so wouldn't take the job but referred me to a mate of his who could do it but unfortunately he was also too busy.

I have had some small bits and pieces done by Northern Canvas previously and couldn't fault their workmanship, although at the time I was a little surprised at the cost. I guess anything bespoke or custom is expensive and so even though the quote for the new tropical roof and awning walls made me reach for a chair at least they can do it before Christmas.

Oh well it's only money...
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General Discussion / Re: Bunnings Sausage Sizzel
« Last post by Jeepers Creepers on Today at 06:02:45 AM »
We use the Mitre 10 in Lowood. Smallish hardware, but with "most things" I'll ever need.

I was in Repco Gatton the other day and asked where the hardware store was and got told we didn't have one.  ???

Getting to buy everything in one place these days is a huge benefit.
A few months ago, I was chasing some particular springs I needed to repair a Mini front seat.
Went to Bunnings, they had 4 of what I needed out of 16.
The young bloke said, go to XYZ bolts and fasteners, they'll have them and be cheaper.
Left Bunnings Gympie to the north part of town.
Didn't have any of them, but told to try ABC Bolts and Bits.
Had nothing, so back to the southern end of town to Mitre 10 and they had 2.
I ended up back at Bunnings, talking to the same guy and ended up buying much longer springs to bring home and shorten to do the job.

Pain in the arse, should've just stayed at Bunnings in the first place
The convenience of everything under one roof is a massive bonus.

As Rumpig was talking about loyalty, in Tin Can Bay, there is one servo and he holds everyone to ransom with fuel prices etc.
If Woolies ever open a servo as they've planned, the Tin Can outlet will piss and moan for ever and a day about no loyalty, I guarantee it. 
If the dickhead realized, most people fuel up at Goomborian on the way to or from Gympie, he'd be a bit smarter, you would think.
Then again, maybe not..... 
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I used to work for the lighthouse service back in the 80's.  I was a Mechanic Maritime Aids ( electrical) and  used to travel on the Cape Don along the west coast .Fondly enjoy those time as well as seeing parts of the state by road and helicopter that even today is hard to see.
Yes they put navaids in some interesting places. I enjoyed my time but it is a single blokes game. We were often over 180 field days a year, double and triple swings depending on blokes booking off crook and work etc.
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Camper Trailer Classifieds / 2013 MDC T -BOX
« Last post by feckinirish on Today at 01:18:09 AM »
This is a 2013 MDC T-Box Soft Floor Camper Trailer. We bought it is 2016 and have used it for 3x trips. Two 2-week trips to Warroora Station and a 1 week trip to Walpole. Prior to that, the camper trailer had been used very little at all. The annexe had never been used and there was almost no tread wear on the original tyres (they're still in such good condition).

This camper has been fully set up for Free Camping or Camping off the grid. Alternatively, there is the option to hook up the electrical supply to the 20A supply provided by all Caravan Parks. It comes with a full annexe (walls, floor, roof), tropical roof and spreader bar kit.

Electrical System

120Ah AGM battery
This can be charged in several ways

When driving
This can be connected to an Anderson plug on the rear of the tow vehicle and when you arrive at camp the battery is fully charged.

At camp via Solar.

Solar panels can again be hooked up to an Anderson plug which connects to an internal Projecta SC320 Solar Controller.


At camp via Generator.
  • If you have a few overcast days and you need to top up the battery then a generator can be connected to the external 240v weatherproof socket. This is connected to a Projecta battery charger.
    At a Caravan Park.
  • Caravan parks supply 240v power through a 20A supply. This can be connected directly to the external 240v weatherproof socket. This is connected to a Projecta battery charger. I will also include a 20A extension cord.

There is also an internal double 240v socket (with dual-pole circuit breaker) should you wish to run other 240v equipment when connected to the generator or caravan park power supply.
There is also a 1000W inverter should you wish to run any of your 240v equipment directly from the battery supply. This has never been used as we have never found the need to.

There are 4x 12v sockets at the rear of the camper which, when the annexe is erected is beside the kitchen area.

There is also another Anderson plug in the same location. This is used to connected the fridge/freezer (I have one for sale separately. A 70L Evakool Fridgemate Fridge/Freezer with 3 years warranty left)

The camper comes with an enormous amount of storage both internally within the trailer, in the front storage box and in the 4x large side cabinets and the 2x slide out drawers. The side boxes/drawers are all lockable and weatherproof to help protect your gear.

This camper could easily sleep 6 people just within the main tent itself and with the annexe erected you could accommodate an entire soccer team.

Water supply is taken care of by the 70L water tank under the trailer body and I will also throw in 3x 20L water containers taking the total to 130L of water. The 70L tank feeds both a 12v tap and a manual tap on the large sink on the tailgate of the trailer.

Some more details:

  • Included as a free extra is a full spreader bar kit to help tighten the canvas internally
  • Included as a free extra is a tropical roof for the main tent which really helps to keep the internal temperatures down on those hot days.
  • 2x Jerry Can holders on the drawbar
  • 1x 4.5kg gas tank on the drawbar
  • Electric Brakes
  • Hand Brake
  • Stone guard
  • Double pop-up toilet/shower tent
  • 12v Shower. This can be used from a Jerry can or I’ll also include a shower bag which can be left in the sun all day and provides lovely hot water at night for a shower.
  • 2m x 2m sand mat included
  • Tarp to use as a ground sheet below the main tent
  • Small step ladder to help erect the tent etc..
  • 2x wheel chocks.
  • Enormous front storage box
  • New gas struts on the trailer to accommodate the weight of a full queen size bed
  • New gas struts on the front storage box
  • Leaf spring suspension with independent shock absorbers on each side
  • Full years rego













Price: $8500 ono
Location: Butler, WA 6036
Email: darren17(at)gmail.com
Condition: Very good
Delivery: Pick up by buyer or can be delivered to a reasonable distance from WA 6036 by seller

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General Discussion / Re: What made you smile today - 2018
« Last post by DrewXT on Yesterday at 09:57:15 PM »
Finally got handover on our new house!

6 months and 15 days from site handover to getting a new house back :)

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

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General Discussion / Re: Whats making news in 2018 edition
« Last post by alnjan on Yesterday at 09:42:25 PM »
I heard this Kurt Fearnley speech on the radio yesterday as i was driving home from work, thought it worth sharing for those that missed it https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2018/11/13/fearnley-named-nsw-australian-of-the-year/  a very humble guy listening to that, one of the very few sports people i'd be happy to see as Australian of the year.

It's doing the rounds on Facebook.  Well deserved and very humble, better them some choices we have had
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General Discussion / Re: Whats making news in 2018 edition
« Last post by tryagain on Yesterday at 07:56:13 PM »
I heard this Kurt Fearnley speech on the radio yesterday as i was driving home from work, thought it worth sharing for those that missed it https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2018/11/13/fearnley-named-nsw-australian-of-the-year/  a very humble guy listening to that, one of the very few sports people i'd be happy to see as Australian of the year.

He would be a very worthy recipient, here he is with another great response. https://youtu.be/CsdZKZJMp7A
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All depends on what mood plod is in when you’re talking to him on the side of the road.

If everything in the space where the back seats should be is clearly just temporary and the seatbelts are all still in place, you can try your best to talk your way out of it.

Seatbelts removed and frames/drawers/cages permanently bolted down where the seats should be and you can expect a little less weight in your wallet. ;)
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Mod plating is a bit of stuffing around, but can save you a lot.

On something like a troopy, 9 seats sees you in the bus category for CTP, so taking a few seats out knocks the premium down significantly.

 
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General Discussion / Re: Whats making news in 2018 edition
« Last post by Rumpig on Yesterday at 06:53:52 PM »
I heard this Kurt Fearnley speech on the radio yesterday as i was driving home from work, thought it worth sharing for those that missed it https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2018/11/13/fearnley-named-nsw-australian-of-the-year/  a very humble guy listening to that, one of the very few sports people i'd be happy to see as Australian of the year.
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