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  Gold Coast Camping and Caravan Show
Posted by: Joe b - 24-07-2014, 08:38 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

This Weekend at the Turf Club Bundall http://goldcoastexpo.com.au/

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  Time on my Hands
Posted by: johnnyn - 24-07-2014, 07:13 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

Hello Guys & Ladies

I had sometime on my hands the other day

I once again was reading the POST Code book and discovered this

There are 124 cities-towns-suburbs in Australia that only have 4 letters in there name

I need something else to do


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Posted by: Joe b - 21-07-2014, 07:05 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (7)

Please see new post on this trip

REPOSTING IN CLUB TRIPSTongueroposed upcoming club trips for Winter 2015
I have been thinking of a 2015 Remote Desert Trip to WA . Depart approx first week in July for 5-6 weeks. Brisbane to Birdsville Simpson turn north before camerons corner to the Hay river Track which takes us up to the plenty highway to Alice. Then west along the mcdonnels via The Gary Junction track, windy corner to well 33 CSR, down canning to Durba springs. From Durba cut across to jigalong ,newman on an overgrown track . Return cotton creek ,newman via Rudall nat park continue along talawana track to georga bore, cross canning then continue turning south on the david carnege track .warri site ,empress springs to the great central road where we turn east to Warbuton to Uluru. To do this trip you would need to be diesel and able to carry fuel to travel 1200 km as petrol may not be available it some remote communities and have a vehicle that is A1 mechanical. If any interested is show for this trip a can add other info later .Below is a link to places we can visit ,I have traveled these tracks quite a few times except the puntawarri track .If this trip is to long i am prepared to lead a 3-4 week trip like the simpson ,Hay river ect . Would like to hear your expressions and destinations thanks Joe b http://www.exploroz.com/TrekNotes/RedCtr/Hay_River.aspx

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  Come meet Roothy
Posted by: Weatherman - 21-07-2014, 10:47 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (2)

Hi Guys, As the heading suggests come down to the Opposite Lock Springwood store on Saturday the 26th and say hello to Roothy and get a pic taken with Milo. Also we will have some of the Milo stuff toys for sale.

Roothy and Milo will be at Opposite Lock Springwood from 11am till 3pm so bring the Kids.

See you there.

Steve and Wendy (Weatherman)

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Posted by: Joe b - 20-07-2014, 08:39 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (4)

Any members interested in a camping trip this weekend .We could head out to the granite belt into the state forest would be a wind down social trip after working all week. Would like to depart friday night if possible to get 2 nights in the bush .Please show your interest on this forum

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  upcoming club trips for 2014/2015
Posted by: sirlezz - 19-07-2014, 11:24 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hi guys
it is time to start planning our next set of trips for the next 12 month

I know I wanted to go out at least once a month but so far this year I have only managed once every two months on average so far

So if you had a wish list What type of trips do you want to do that would get you out more and keep you interested

I have listed some different type of trips that we could discuss at the next meeting and also on line as well

Just indicate what are your preferences and we can try to get some of the popular ones organised throughout the coming year Idea

Touring trips sightseeing and driving for long weekends

Day tours in reach of Brisbane, Lamington. Border ranges, Mt Mee, Mt Glorious etc. Bribie, Goomburra, Spicers gap etc

Camper trailer tours

4wd parks weekends etc.

4wd Qld events – Annual Corroboree or Fraser Is, etc

Larger trips and tours 2, 4, 6 & 8 week tours

Night Trips

End of Year weekend away - This year's nomination so far is Riverview 4wd park

Xmas holidays

Easter holidays

and any others you can think of Idea

It will be good to plan some trips that you will like so dont be shy, lets plan Big Grin

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  Hi all
Posted by: hosie - 18-07-2014, 09:14 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (1)

I am Hosie
Live Springfield just moved here from Vic and I am missing all the good tracks down there.
I need to find a club / friends to show me around .
I can go 4wheeling almost any day as I am casually working never know which days I have work

I own an 80 series
I am experienced and own all the gear that you need ( OK you can never own it all) but I have what I need to get out of the muck (most of the time) except follow 4 wheelers that is, as I have no friend yet in Qld. (just moved here)
So sort of reluctant to go out by myself with out a back up . I used to go out all the time by myself in Vic . its was good know I could call someone if need be even if they were a few hours away
Plus I have no idea where the good tracks are
so I thought I would join the forum

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  2014 Cape York as it Happened
Posted by: troopiepete - 09-07-2014, 08:03 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (21)


I have started this thread for us to place photos and stories of our trip..
At this stage I am sitting at home ready to depart !

To allow you to follow our trip I will be making GPS locations as we travel here
Guest Log in is "4115" - password is "Troopy"

Let me know how it goes Wink

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  July Meeting - Cancelled
Posted by: troopiepete - 30-06-2014, 09:08 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (4)


The July Meeting for Wednesday the 9th of July 2014 is Canceled due to several factors including it's Grand Final night and several of us will be packing ready for our Cape York trip.

If you still wish to turn up there is a good chance that the Hall will be locked and it's both dark and cold outside.. mind you this has not stopped us from holding a meeting when I did not have a key Confused

There is a chance that not all members and Visitors will see this so I would not mind if someone could still sit out side around 7pm to let these people know.

Have a good month and see you when we get back.

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  Moreton Island Trip July 2014
Posted by: sirlezz - 24-06-2014, 06:07 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hi guys
Just received an email for a great discount on the Moreton Island Ferry Big Grin


Book a return 4x4 to travel between Thursday 26th June and Thursday 31st July 2014 for only $100* (YES, THAT’S ONLY $100 RETURN!)!

Save time & book online using the following promo code:
ESCAPE Or call our friendly customer service team on 07 3909 3333.

*valid for new bookings only. Valid to travel between 26/06/2014 - 31/07/2014 – no peak services. Standard Ts&Cs apply once booked. Price for the 4x4 only includes the standard driver and passenger.

Anyone interested well then post on this topic and we will see who is interested and when you could go Huh

I know there is no long weekends coming up in July so we might have to make one for ourselves ?? Wink

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Posted by: BarcooBlades - 13-06-2014, 02:07 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (7)

I see on our trips calendar that we have the springs down for the 21st/22nd June.
PING & I will be going and Mick & his kids will also be going .

Any others coming for a great weekend at " THE SPRINGS" ?

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  I was Borred
Posted by: johnnyn - 12-06-2014, 07:47 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

Hello Folks

As the title says

I was reading the Australia Post book of postcodes

This book has 63 pages and lists all suburbs towns cities in Australia

Of all of those names there are only 21 with only three letters

I just thought you may have a need for this info


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  Apple Gps
Posted by: Time bandit - 10-06-2014, 06:21 PM - Forum: GPS related items - Replies (5)

Hi guys for those of us who have apple tablets,phones none of them come with a separate Gps chip I just found a company that sells Gps dongles ,the dongles are called bad elf there a three types two connect directly to iPad 1 uses Bluetooth .the main company is American ( Bad Elf) you can buy from them or Aussie distributer is called Calculators & handheld systems or EBay prices are between 100 & 200 dollars

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Posted by: johnnyn - 09-06-2014, 07:27 PM - Forum: Technical - Replies (2)

Hello Peoples

I was reading the latest issue of 4x4 australia

They have just started a new section called "useful hints"

It involves mintee lollies

If you do happen to puncture your fuel tank or hole your sump or transfer case

Simply if you have any mintees just chew until the stuff goes soft and squize it over the hole

The lolly reacts with the hydro-carbons in the petrol-diesel-oil and it sets like nothing on earth

It seals up in a flash just as if it has been welded

I just thought it was worth telling/sharing


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  Roof Top Tent
Posted by: daggy - 28-05-2014, 06:08 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (7)

Readers, with the Cape calling and only a few weeks before we leave I am reviewing my accommodation options. Yesterday I had a look at a roof top tent. They look pretty comfortable and spacious, more room than a tent cot. Now a tent cot is great but i'm not sure if they are great every night for 4 weeks on the road.

My question is for those that had a roof top tent how are these things on the roof when the going gets tough?

Please reply with your personal experiences or what your mate has experienced not what you think they would be like.

Also any opinion on the myriad of brands out there.

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