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  1. G`day John. Our first set of batteries were Fullriver and we got 6 yrs.out of them.Happy with that. Our current set is Rittar and if we get another 6 out if them , I will be even happier.Where did you get your Li battery quote from? Kedron quoted us about $5000 to update to Li. I am still to be convinced about the longevity of Li technology .



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  2. G`day Gordon & Chris

    I think you would have to be very,very unlucky to be booked for that "offence"??.There was a kerfufle on another forum about it about a month ago. The bottom line was that no one on the forum (50000 members) had actually been booked personally,but there was the usual"my next door neighbours uncles ,sons etc." So bottom line ,as long as it is not obscured from behind you should be OK.



    P.S. Where are you now? :)

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  3. After Quasimodo's death, the Bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was urgently needed.

    The Bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally
    and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.

    After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills over a long period, he decided to call it a day and to continue the interviewing process the following day.

    Just then, an armless Frenchman approached him and announced that he
    was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The Bishop was incredulous.

    But, you have no arms, Monsieur !'

    'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe me, Excellency !'

    And, pushing his way past the Bishop, he began striking the bells
    with his ugly face, producing a most beautiful melody on the carillon.

    The Bishop listened in astonishment convinced he had found a
    sensational replacement for Quasimodo.

    But, suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike the bells again in
    encore, the armless Frenchman tripped over a mallet and plunged
    headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street far below.

    The stunned Bishop rushed down two hundred and ninety five church steps to reach the street.

    A crowd had by now gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before.

    As they silently parted to let the Bishop through, one of them asked,
    'Bishop sir, who was this man ?'

    'I don't know his name,' the Bishop sadly replied........

    ( scroll down .........)

    .................. BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL !'

    WAIT ! WAIT ! There's more....

    The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his
    heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the
    Bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.

    The first man to approach him said, 'Your Excellency, I am the
    brother of the poor armless wretch who fell to his death from this
    very belfry yesterday. I pray that you honour his life by allowing me
    to replace him in this duty.'

    The Bishop agreed to give the man an audition, but, as the armless
    man's brother stooped to pick up a heavy mallet to strike the first
    bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died of
    heart failure on the spot.

    Two monks, hearing the Bishop's cries of anguish at this second
    shocking tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side.

    'What has happened ? Who is this man?' the first monk asked, breathlessly.

    'I don't know his name,' sighed the now distraught Bishop, 'but...'


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  4. G`Day Ian

    We had the original McHitch fitted using the 6 tonne ,because there was only 3.5 and 6 tonne available back then . We recently had the hitch converted to a Mc Hitch Easy hitch. Joe supplied us with roller bearings for the WDH ,and so far we have crushed 2 sets. :angry: So tried without WDH Did not seem to make any difference to the towing ,so now we don`t use them.I still keep them handy just in case.We tow a 7 yr. old ATV 20 ft.Weighing in at 3.4 tonnes fully loaded. Weighed at Maryborough Qld. 2 weeks ago.

  5. G`Day Geoff

    We have been with SOS mail for about 5yrs. now and can highly recommend them. Just mention our name and they will report you to ASIO LOL.

    Seriously their service has been excellent.


    Rick & Lea

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  6. Interesting read Colin. I would tend to agree with the bloke who runs all 3 brands in his business. Comments below article. The look under the bonnet of all 3 trucks is scary. It looks liked they have had an explosion of some sort. (plumbers nightmare). :) It is a pity they don`t give the Toyota Tundra a thought.

  7. Hi Sue

    I've just passed a thoroughly enjoyable half hour looking through your photos. I totally agree with Tolley that your photos are not amateurish at all. They are very clear and give great details of the birds involved. I particularly loved the Purple-crowned Fairy Wren on the rear view mirror. They can be quite cheeky.

    Your blog is great reading, and shows your passion for your hobby.

    Thanks for sharing


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  8. G`Day Tony

    Have you put Toyos on your van or just the tug? I still have the original Goodyears on the van but they are 6+ yrs. old.Looking to replace them because of age even though the tread is not to bad. What sort of mileage have you got out of the Toyos?



  9. G`Day Brenton & Lyn

    Welcome to the KOG forum. I am sure you will enjoy many Ks.in your new Keddy XC3. :) As to the packing of your BabyQ,we use a bagged C.gear mat that stuffs on top of it. That seems to do the trick.


    Rick & Lea

  10. G`Day Graham & Alan

    We have had our new Vitrifigo for about 4 months now and so far it has been very good. The hinges are a lot stronger there are 2 shelves in the freezer, 1 at the bottom. The freezer itself is integrated with the fridge instead of just hanging loose.Even with the old heap we never had a problem with keeping food cold.As you said if we wanted to change brands it would have required extensive alterations in the van to fit. Power wise it has never been a prob. Draws about 4.5 amps on average. They seem to be a lot more efficient when full.We claimed on insurance with the old one and got about $600 back based on fusion.


    Rick & Lea

  11. G`Day John

    We have had troubles since the start with the fridge .We replaced the ECU in WA ,just out of warranty and Vitrifgo didn`t want to know about it. The door fell off twice and nearly all the shelves have broken at some stage. It finally gave up the ghost on the Corner Country trip when the compressor burnt out.It would have cost nearly as much to repair as to replace it.So we did.The new model has a few different things. The freezer is part of the fridge,rather than separate and looks a bit more solid than the old one. And it has a LED light.time will tell.


    Rick :blink:

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