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  1. In my opinion the XC3 are plenty strong enough to easily do the gibb, Tanami, Plenty Hwy etc and are a lot lighter than a Topender so that is the way i would go. Cheers Darryl
  2. I've been using Probar at Caboolture for some bits as they are a lot closer than Camec but surprisingly Camec is cheaper for your Anode - who would have thought that Camec would be cheaper than anyone else !!! />http://www.probar.net.au/shop/index.php?main_page=index Cheers Darryl
  3. True with the asking prices but most sellers seem to have unrealistic views of what their Cruisers are actually worth - keep an eye on those vehicles and they will probably still be for sale in 6 weeks time so then you offer a realistic price. Take a 76 for a drive - I did and was underwhelmed with the supposed grunt and they are truck like (no surprise). It was a new one though and driven around town. Prob be OK as a highway tourer. If you are only going to tow around 2.3 tonne look at NT/ NW Pajero or Prado and add a chip and exhaust to either and they should do the job fine. Cheers Darryl
  4. Makes sense to go up a level as most people end up upgrading their vans to heavier ones. For the same price as a new 76 series you could get a 2nd hand 200 series which has heaps more grunt due to 2nd turbo, auto and a lot nicer vehicle. cheers Darryl
  5. The 5 door Prado is rated at 2.5 tonne whereas the 3 door is 3 tonne. It would be legal IF the actual van weights are the same as what's plated - depends if any extras etc have been added over the years. However be wary of the injector seal issue of the Prados where the seals leak causing carbon to block the oil pump inlet - could cost you a engine rebuild if it goes unchecked. Toyota in Britian are calling a recall, Toyota NZ now recomend changing injector seals at 45 000km and Toyota Australia are keeping it quiet. Also the latest Prado still has the OLD engine from the previous Prado so is down a fair bit on power and torque compared to a Pajero. Fit a engine chip and exhaust and that should bring it up to acceptable levels. Cheers Darryl
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    Hi Tony What about the Polaris next generation ones that also have Camps Aust 6 on them ?? I haven't tried one so can't comment if they are any good. Cheers Darryl
  7. Probably a bit late now but that was one of the reasons I went for a frint door layout as I always figured a door behind the wheels would let dust in. Doesn't help that no one makes proper offroad parts to go with the vans such as doors, hatches, windows etc etc. Cheers Darryl
  8. "I have since learnt that Bustracker do not use LED stop/tail, indicator lamps. They have stuck to the less expensive but tried and true standards. Any comments?" From my observations Bushtracker do not like change and use the excuse of proving it first - eg Dometic windows, new hitches, LED lights, decent external awning light etc etc - all stuff that Kedron and some other manufactures used first and a few months later BT carping on about using a new product as a industry first blah blah blah. :laugh: Cheers Darryl
  9. I'd do a trial tow first with just sitting the batteries under the bed but moving batteries can become a expensive job with all the wiring changes etc. What else can be removed from the front eg jerry can holder, outboard motoe, moving a water tank to the back etc as I assume you are trying to get the ball weight below 350kg. Cheers Darryl
  10. My understanding with the McHitch is that it's not really suitable with weight distribution hitches due to the pivot point location. We had a Hyland and had no problems with it in 5 years although the van was below 3 tonne. Cheers Darryl
  11. Hi Mark Yep sadly the van was sold, son & I are into dirt bikes and camping plus we are doing reno's on a early 70's home ready to move into it shortly at Redcliffe. Next few years we are planning trips to the simpson Desert, Cape York & Vic high country so van not required. Cheers Darryl
  12. Hi Mark, Deb & Kids Wondered what you had been up to, sounds lovely and hope you enjoy Tassie. Cheers Darryl
  13. Hi It would be beneficial to know what load rating the springs are and the actual weight of your van. Some off road camper trailer manufacturers have no idea as they fit up 1200kg springs for one that's plated max 750kg and the owners wonder why it bounces around :confused: Cheers Darryl
  14. I agree with Webby in that it's another very enjoyable show. The picture quality looks like it's stepped up another notch (well it was impressive on the big screen) and some classic one liners from the guys. I saw young Mitchell Gall driving one of the Cruisers on the Canning and I'm guessing he is still on his Learners permit - how's that for driving experience when he gets asked at a driving test :biggrin: Big question is where to next since they have done most of Northern Australia and there are no Barra across the Simo or Vic High Country :confused: Cheers Darryl
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