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  3. Hello fellow forumites. I almost forgot to post my final trip report. This one covers that final saunter home from Innamincka, through the Clare Valley and before that the Flinders Ranges. I wish I was still out there…. Stage 5 Innamincka to Home.pdf
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  5. Run your brain around this one! We've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time we've seen it with numbers. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimer's is a long long, way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you! 7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17, B3 PROUD! 0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15! PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F U C4N R34D 7H15. To my "selected" strange-minded friends: If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends with "yes" in the subject line. Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting! If you can read this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too. Can you raed this? Olny 55 people out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this forwrad it. FORWARD ONLY IF YOU CAN READ IT!
  6. You worry about Liberal versus Labor, Green, etc. Well, relax. Here is the real problem. . In a university tutorial, the qualifications needed to be Prime Minister were being discussed. It was pretty simple, in that the candidate has to be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age. . However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming Prime Minister. The class was taking it in and letting her rant, but all of their jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating: "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by Caesarean Section?" . ( These are the same sorts of people who are eligible to vote in our elections! They breed, go to Uni. and walk among us! )
  7. Loved the report. We have felt the same on several occasions....run, run, run. On the home straight now and it does make you sigh a little. Still have fingers crossed nothing is going to happen over the next couple of weeks but think we will be fine (knock on wood).
  8. Another trip report! This one covers the section of our trip from central Queensland to Innamincka in SA's far North West. I hope you all enjoy reading it. Stage 4 Carnarvon to Innamincka.pdf
  9. Cheers Pete, Yes, having good health and being able to have a laugh in these times, is a bonus. Hugs for Margaret.
  10. Hi Tony. Margaret and I can only feel for you both. What a disappointment in not being able to continue your journey,. But on the other hand you’re both safe and well, and that’s a plus these day’s. Cheers from Pete
  11. Yes mate a trip to the ‘Green Shed’ and my fuel tank woes were solved…….if only my truck transmission problems could be solved as easily. Currently organising a ‘recovery’ from Alice to home……still having problems with transmission that I feel can only be fixed by the guy that rebuilt it……some what peed off, to say the least! Alice Springs is a lovely town and area, we have enjoyed our 9 weeks here, somewhat longer than we originally planned to stay……ready to move on…….unfortunately back to the east coast with all the Covid about.
  12. Hi Tony aka silly old fart, Was the solution to buy a plumbing fitting cap, which snugly fits on? Obviously you are up and running, or at least the vehicle is, again. And you now know Alice Springs like you never intended. Cheers, Bas
  13. Spot on Chris, your trip reports are always very informative and an interesting read. Having this website and using the ‘search’ function is makes Kedron ownership a lot more friendly and relative. The current trend of using social media with its very limited search facilities ( there one minute, then gone) is not user friendly. Cheers & stay safe Tony
  14. I have always said the great value of this forum is that it is a repository of wisdom and full of accumulated information. Plus trip reports are put up here!
  15. Thanks Bas, I look forward to your tuesday jokes
  16. Today, I had a senior moment…… Went to the servo to fill the truck and the diesel heater tank, took the cap off the heater tank and filled it up, then filled the truck. All good arrived at my next destination to find diesel all over the front of the van…….the silly old fart that filled the tank neglected to refit the fuel cap…..(I left it sitting on the A frame whilst filling and of COURSE it fell off and was lost going to my next stop.) I made enquiries about a new cap, but was unable to source one, short of buying a complete new tank for $180 plus freight. Cursing myself, and stewing over my stupidity, I recalled a post on this site about a fellow member having trouble locating a replacement fuel cap. I then did a simple search on this site using the ‘key words’ diesel fuel tank cap. Within a nano second my search was completed and my answer was before my eyes. I put this post up because some people have commented in the past that the website is difficult to use…..it isn’t…..just type in the ‘key words’ into the search box (top right hand corner of the home or any other page) and there is a good chance your questions will be answered. Have fun and don’t be a silly old fart, like me!
  17. COVID Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself entering a bank, wearing a mask, and asking for money. 😄 • Never thought my hands would one day consume more alcohol than my liver... ever!😝 • Lock down seems like a Netflix series: just when you think it's over, they release the next season.🤩 • I’m starting to like this mask thing. I went to the supermarket yesterday and two people that I don’t like didn’t recognise me. 🤪 • Those complaining that we didn’t have enough holidays, what now? 😍 • I need to social distance myself from my fridge; I tested positive for excess weight! 😋 • I’m not planning on adding 2020 to my age. I didn’t even use it! I don't know about 2021. Does it exist?😁 • We want to publicly apologise to the year 2019 for all the bad things we said about it. 😃 • To all the ladies who were praying for their husbands to spend more time with them — how are you doing? 🤣 • My washing machine only accepts pyjamas these days. I put in a pair of jeans and a message popped up : “Stay Home" 😂 2019: Avoid negative people 2020: Avoid positive people 2021: Avoid people because you don’t know if they are positive or negative I stole this, by all means do the same, make someone else laugh. 😷 Have a great day 😊
  18. Hi Sandra, thanks for the photo's, they have given us some ideas about what can be done. Those drop down basins are rubbish!!! Cheers Rob
  19. G’day, I could Google your existing fridge for measurements, but I haven’t. Have you spoken to either Ashley or Robyn at Brendale? Again not knowing your current sizings there will be a fair chance that any new fridge will have to be specially fitted requiring cabinet work.The ‘factory’ will have matching materials to match with your van spec’s. We have recently had a Thetford 273 litre unit fitted to our van, we are VERY happy with our decision. Let us know which way you decide to go. Travel safe
  20. FITNESS • The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54. • The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57. • The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41. • The best footballer in the world, Maradona, died at the age of 60. • James Fuller Fixx, credited with helping start America's fitness revolution by popularizing the sport of running, died of a heart attack while jogging at age 52. BUT ... • The KFC inventor died at 94. • The inventor of Nutella brand died at the age of 88. • Cigarette maker Charles Winston died at the age of 102. • The inventor of opium died at the age of 116, in an earthquake. • And, the Hennessey Liquor inventor died at 98. How did smart people come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life? The rabbit is always jumping up and down, but it lives for only two years, and the turtle, that doesn't exercise at all, lives 400 years. Get some rest, chill, stay cool, eat, drink and enjoy your life!
  21. We have a 2017XC3 with a thetford N3185 absorption fridge, would like to replace it with a 12v compressor fridge, has anyone done this and what did you replace it with?
  22. Hello Rob, We too we’re over the washbasin in our 2008 XC. In desperation my husband ripped the lot out. We never used the washbasin because of the drainage issues. The mirror doors on the cupboard were starting to detoriate. The door latches on the cupboard we’re becoming in reliable on rough roads. The plastic unit had also gone yellowish. Went to several local kitchen/bathroom/cabinet makers but no one could help for at least a year. We were told to buy a sheet of composite aluminium sheeting and sixaflex it to the back wall. Bought a mirror and attached it to the wall. The reno has given us a feeling of a larger area. We are now very happy.
  23. Hi all, I am fed up with my drop down basin in my combo shower toilet. The drain pipe has split several times and I have had to replace the basin section twice now in 9 years. Currently I have a large hole in the bottom of the basin (done by me) near where the drain pipe exits, so I can replace that section of pipe when it splits. Another problem with this drop down basin is that it has never fully self drained, right from when new. I have to tilt the basin up to drain the water every time it is used. I am thinking about removing the basin section and vanity unit section and installing a narrow fixed basin above the toilet with a mirror above it. My question: Has anyone had this problem and replaced the basin and vanity unit with a fixed basin? If so, can you provide any details and photo's if possible. I'm not sure how a fixed (narrow) basin will work up above the toilet?????? Any advice, suggestions appreciated. Cheers Rob
  24. Who doesn't love little Johnny During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question: 'Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?' Michael said: 'Just a minute I have to go pee.' The teacher responded by saying: 'That would be rude & impolite.' What about you Sherman, 'How would you say it?' Sherman said: 'I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I'll be right back.' 'That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table. And you, little Johnny, can you use your brain for once & show us your good manners?' Johnny said: 'I would say: Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner.' The teacher fainted.
  25. Another perth repair recommendation . Vitrifrigo Fridge stopped working, contacted Selective Fridges 3 Cessna drive in Jandakot . Arrived 8 am on our way 8.45. Replaced the main control box . In stock on time good price great service.
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