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  2017 AGM August 9
Posted by: daggy - 13-07-2017, 07:45 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (7)

Ladies and Gents


AGM at the Moorooka hall at 7.30pm on 9 August 2017.  

At last night's not meeting, the not committee decided that this year dinner for the evening will be steak, sausages, fried onion, bread rolls, coleslaw and potato salad.   The plan is Kris will buy the tucker, bring the BBQ and hopefully we will get the BBQ underway around 6.30pm.  We hope to have the tucker on the table just after 7.00pm.

What we really need to know is are you coming and how many are you?  We don't want to buy too much or too little.  Let us know by no later than Friday 4 August 2017.

Hopefully there will be a video and photo presentation of the desert trip, don't miss this!!!

Discussion on the Xmas party, time to lock in the location.

Most importanty, all positions will be declared vacant and maybe we will see some new faces on the committee.

We are feeding:
Darryl x 1
Doc x 1
Les x 1
Kris x 2
Johnny x 1
Steve x 1
Victor x 1
PeteR x 1
Peter Wolf Creek I know cars H x 1
Clint x 1

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  2017 July 12 Meeting
Posted by: daggy - 10-07-2017, 06:42 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

Speaking with Paul today.  As discussed at the last meeting, there won't be a meeting this week, however a few will still be there from about 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  Remember there is a game of footy on.  We can still discuss upcoming trips, Xmas and anything that we feel like.

Also most important is that we start to turn our mind to the AGM we can work out what we do food wise and discuss any positions that people may be looking at nominating for.  I'm sure there are a few of the committee that want/deserve a break.  Being a small club those that turn up on Wednesday can make a decision as to what food and drink we have.

A quick reminder that membership fees are now due $70 for the year.

See some of you there.

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Posted by: Jonesfamily6 - 05-07-2017, 07:34 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (1)

Hi everyone.  My names evan. Im from south ripley in ipswich. Drive a 2013 isuzu mu-x.my wife maali and i Have 4 girls 5 6 8 and 10. Looking forward to getting out on some drives when i can as i work over in wa .

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  2018 Cape York
Posted by: daggy - 28-06-2017, 08:23 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (5)

Well after a conversation with Kris about the Cape a few weeks ago I found myself doing some trip planning.  As such with permission to travel I am keen to go again.  Express you interest here as from previous experience the sooner you start planning and the further out the more enjoyable the trip will be.

When will we go, just have to be between May and September.  What will we see, well that is still to be decided, about the only thing that would be set is 4 weeks Brisbane to Brisbane.  If your interested let us know here.  Most importantly start advising on the places that you want to see, 4 weeks is not that long but most things can be done.

Even if you not coming and know of some iconic places, don't hold back.

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  2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Posted by: daggy - 19-06-2017, 04:45 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (18)

At the June meeting we had a quick discussion relating to when and where to have this year's Xmas break up.

Friends of mine own and run Aloomba Lavender at Liston in New South Wales just outside of Stanthorpe.  At the meeting I did say that the cost was $15 per adult and $5 per child.  I have just had this verified as $15 per site (2 persons) and $5 per site.  All level camp sites.  We will be able to camp in a separate area (by ourselves) away from other campers.  Still the same distance from the showers and toilets.  Firewood supplied at no extra charge, as it is for all campers.  

A little bit about Aloomba Lavender, it is run by Peter and Tere Bonner.  Tere was the home economics teacher at the local high school and now makes the best scones.  Devonshire tea or coffee is well worth it.  There are about 6 acres of lavender which hopefully should be in flower in later November, only the weather knows.

More here http://www.aloombalavender.com.au/

The area is easily accessed from the Mount Lindsay Highway and is sealed road all the way in from Stanthorpe, so if towing a van or driving a two wheel drive vehicle there is no problem.  

Some have asked about the possibility of a wine tour.  I have spoken with a local tourist company, pick up and drop off at Aloomba, starts about 9.30am until 4.00pm, includes lunch at a brewery and then a number of stops at the local wineries.  Cost is around $100 each, depending on numbers we could have the bus to ourselves.

I have made a tentative booking for the 18th and 19th.

I am currently looking into some other options to the winery tour.  Undercliffe Falls is a short drive where there are some waterholes that are good for a swim.

Further discussion at the AGM in August.  Any questions, ask me and I'll try and answer.

We are going to Aloomba Lavender for our Xmas party.  Departure times for leaving BP Aratula will be posted closer to the day.  However, we are looking for who (and how many) are coming and what day you will travel there.

Merv and Margaret (2)
Paul and family (3)
Darryl (1)

Kris and Elizabeth (2)
Steve (1)
Peter (1)
Doc (2)
Paul (2)
Peter and family (I can't count that high)

We will be accommodated in the Triangle Paddock.  If you are arriving on Friday, head down the driveway and make your way to the office/carpark/campground and see Tere or Peter in the shop and they will direct you to the camp site.

Travelling on Saturday, want to travel with the group.  MEET AT BP ARATULA AT 7.00AM FOR A 7.30AM DEPARTURE.

On arrival at Alloomba you will see where those that arrived Friday are camped.  Head straight to this area and then you can walk over to the office/shop and sort the other things out.  Did I say Tere does the best scones (ever).

Saturday plans are fairly simple, after lunch we can go for a drive around the property.  Depending on the weather we may find a place for a swim.  Sunday we can go for a short drive over to Undercliffe Falls.  After that the day is yours and quite possibly time to head for home.

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Photo Off Road Navigation VMS 700HDX
Posted by: POP - 18-06-2017, 12:25 PM - Forum: Classifieds - Replies (1)

Hi folks
I have a VMS 700HDX GPS Navigator that I no longer need.  More or less as new - in original box - have only used it for a few months and decided to upgrade to a HEMA HN7. There are free map upgrades etc for streets. It has VMS Off road maps and also Oziexplorer. Also provison for a Reversing Camera.[Image: slide_05.jpg?7980176046919272631]

I'd like to get around $225.00 but happy to have my arm twisted.

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  22-29 Sept 2017 Outback Challenge - Broken Hill
Posted by: Doc - 15-06-2017, 07:55 AM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (1)

Hi Peeps,

I'm planning on heading out to the Outback Challenge which is held around Broken Hill/Silverton.

It is a 4WD comp and probably one of the premier and most difficult events of the year.

The dates are for the event so I'll probably be leaving Brissie on the 18th or 19th of Sept and returning around the 1st Oct.

At this stage I am considering marshalling.

If you aren't that keen driving, I more than likely will have a spare seat (If you can put up with me for a coupla weeks Big Grin  ) as my partner is a school teacher and time off is unlikely..............

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  20170819 Sundown National Park
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 10-06-2017, 11:51 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (11)

Sundown National Park - Camping plus nominated track maintenance.
Weekend of 19th/20th August, however an extra day or 2 would be great if you can get it off work. (Ekka public holiday is on Wed 16th, so possibility to take 17th & 18th off)? 
Meeting: 8am Shell servo at Aratula for an 8.30 leave time.
UFH channel 28.
As there could be some track maintenance involved, be sure to bring a pair of gloves, eye protection, hatchet, machete or chainsaw etc.
It WILL be cold so be sure to dress and prepare appropriately for the conditions. Sitting around a roaring campfire is always something to look forward to though!

Sundown can be quite rocky with possibility of sharp shaly stones in some areas, so a good set of at least all terrain tyres is recommended for this trip.

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  20170715 Gordon Country
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 10-06-2017, 11:16 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (15)

Hi Everyone. It was originally discussed to go to Sundown National Park for the weekend of the 17th and 18th of June, however it was brought to my attention that Sundown will be closed for pest management on this weekend. (School holidays start the following weekend). The suggestion was also made that perhaps we swap the dates for Sundown with going to Gordon Country instead. (Gordon Country had been pencilled in for 19th/20th August).
So to this end, please check out the link below for info on Gordon Country but in short:
Location: 2081 Inverramsay rd, Goomburra 4362
Property size: 4000 acres
Pets allowed.
Cabins are also available should you wish for a bit more comfort than camping.
Camping fees: $17 per adult per night, $10 per child per night. Children up to and including 4yrs old free.
There is a mandatory vehicle fee of $10 per car or $30 per 4wd. This covers the duration of your stay.
Online bookings are preferred (ensure you print your receipt) but payments can be made on check in.
Link: https://www.gordoncountry.com.au/

Meeting location: Shell servo at Aratula 7.30am for an 8am leave time.
Uhf channel 28.
Please comment on this thread if you think you can make it so we can know numbers.

I did notice on the one of the pages that they reserve the right to shut down the 4wd tracks if it becomes too wet. The good news is that if that happens then there is always Janowen Hills just down the road... Tongue

I have never been to Gordon Country before so am rather looking forward to checking it out. Big Grin

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  4WD Supercente - Titan Drawers
Posted by: daggy - 26-05-2017, 04:47 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (11)

Well after having having made a set if drawers using them and removing them. They work really well in the shed. I have for the past while been eying off the Titan brand drawers from 4WD Supercente.

I have seen these close up and feedback from Kris is that they are solid and do a good job. Most of the feedback on the internet is favourable, unless of course the person has spent thousands on a brand name set and never had the Titan.

I have been following the price online over the past few yeard and they started around $800. In more recent time i have seen them at just over $400 then down to $365 a quick price rise to $385 for a day and then down to $363.65.

Well i have taken the plunge and purchased a set. Now here comes the rub and why you should do some research. Every day i get an email from 4WD Supercente and 4WD Action, both advertise the same items at the same price. However, the 4WD Action links to a different browser. I was able to get the drawers and a 1080p dash cam thrown in. Value near to $100.

The website says that the drawers will be arriving in the country early June. I hope that's 2017. I'll keep you up to date with their communication and the quality of the drawers.

Wish me luck.

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk

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  LADA makes a comeback 2017
Posted by: sirlezz - 09-05-2017, 04:06 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Read this and weep Angry or go out a buy one Big Grin

for those who know our Club was originally the LADA 4wd club, but we have only one member now who still has one
Yes you can still buy second hand ones on Gumtree with lots of parts too
Our current logo has the LADA as its base design too but anyway here is the Officail Blurb:"

"Everyone’s favourite pioneering Russian SUV, the Lada Niva, turns 40 years old this year – making it just about ready for an update.

Reports this week suggest that Lada’s parent company, AutoVAZ, is finally looking to move the ‘darling of the field’ (Russian translation for Lada Niva) to a new and more modern platform, for launch in 2018."

check out this website for the full gossip


Go Benny! and just for you to remember the original version in pristine condition


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  20170708 Simpson Desert + 3 Corners
Posted by: troopiepete - 24-04-2017, 09:27 AM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

20170708 Simpson Desert + 3 Corners


I am running a trip to the 3 Corners of Queensland, The Dig Tree and The Simpson Desert - just over 5000km round trip

Starting date - Saturday 8th July - Early - meeting at the BP Aratula DEPART - 7am - First night camp at Bollon.

Home Date - Saturday 22nd July after Departing the free camp at Judds Lagon 

More details to come but the Number 1 restriction for the Desert section is no Towing is permitted - Full STOP!

There may be some that join us until Dalhousie Springs - from there we set to cross the Simpson Desert - Caravans and towing vehicles are to make there own plans from there.

I have created a hidden area for our group to place general stuff that others need not see, most of the trip discussion will move to this location..
If you cannot see the page - https://www.rivercity4wdclub.net/forumdi...php?fid=46 This means you A don't have an account on this forum and need one.. or B you have not indicated your intention of traveling with us -- or Both A and B.
If you intend on traveling with us you NOW need to let me know.

Attached is a recent copy of our trip schedule so non travelers have an idea where we may be - actual camping locations and times will and may change due to several cases including weather.

.xls   Simpson 3 Corner updated 20170702.xls (Size: 50 KB / Downloads: 146)
This schedule may not be the latest as micro adjustments are constantly being made - if you are a trip member check the hidden area.

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  2017 31st Sept - 2 Oct Qld Corroboree
Posted by: sirlezz - 10-03-2017, 05:34 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (6)

Hi everyone the website is up and running so have a good look over it  as we plan for it   Cool


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  Bribie island clean up
Posted by: Doc - 27-02-2017, 07:02 AM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (3)

I'll be assisting with the Bribie island clean up on Sunday 5th March (this Sunday). Camping at Poverty Point on the Sat night.

If anyone is interested, meeting point is the carpark BEFORE the eastern beach 8.am

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  2017 June 4th Sunday Toonumbar Forest Dead End Street Day Trip
Posted by: sirlezz - 12-01-2017, 08:48 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (15)

Hi guys

Sunday day tour Big Grin

Planning on a day trip to Toonumbar Forest and the dam for lunch "Bells Bay Camp ground" Tongue
Then onto the Condamine and Boonah via Geiger Rd on the way home

This is an easy drive for most of the way with some great views of the mountains lunch by the water followed by some creek crossings and finishing with a technical drive before heading for home

We travel from Beaudesert up the Lions Rd and into NSW, traverse the Toonumbar Forest Rd down to the dam, then return for the climb back up to Coxs rd to go over the mountain down to Woodenbong and off to the Condamine River Rd of 14 river crossings although one of them has been culverted and you can't get your wheels wet, then up the Head Lookout and a down the mountain range run to Boonah,
Finishing with the challenging Geiger Rd run, ( If it is wet we may go in the reverse direction as this is more manageable)

Google Maps took some coaxing to get it right to our itinerary,  but it is mostly accurate Cool


This day tour will take at around 8 hours of driving to complete Angel

Starting meeting point Hungry Jacks to leave by 8am
be there earlier if you want drinks or food before we leave

Lunch at the dam via  Bells Bay picnic grounds day use area

Back track back up the range  to Coxs rd and then over the mountain to Woodenbong and then onto the Condamine river run
Finishing via Geiger Rd run and then home again

you won't be bored Angel

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