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  Topic: HAIL RE-SKIN OPTION CHOICE BY OWNER
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:40 pm   Subject: HAIL RE-SKIN OPTION CHOICE BY OWNER
No, that is it.

The other variations are hard to match up when repaired later, they are just too inconsistent. Further, all of the darker colours are just stupid gimmicks for the Shows, because th ...
  Topic: HAIL RE-SKIN OPTION CHOICE BY OWNER
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:25 am   Subject: HAIL RE-SKIN OPTION CHOICE BY OWNER
Hello Bushtracker Friends,

Here is a hail re-skin job, and the Owner decided to change the colour of the cladding. It cost an extra $1000 in this particular case, to go from white to silver claddi ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
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Views: 1812

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:27 am   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
The point was we tried to help this Person.

With the new stricter regulations on GCM, the towing capacity could be dramatically reduced, in a 3 litre engine under-powered vehicle, and going the la ...
  Topic: Shower mirror
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 am   Subject: Shower mirror
Hello Darrell,

That door would be put together with Sika-Flex so it did not leak. We custom build the doors with the mirror insert. You can do an option like Brutus has shown, or you would really ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:29 pm   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Well, here She is, nearing finish....

Full ensuite is in, water tight linen and meds lockers..

http://www.bushtrackerforum.com/forum/userpix/5_1_18.jpg http://www.bushtrackerforum.com/forum/use ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:29 pm   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
To be fair Maximus,

From my information: You are one of only about 2 in 250. And you were soured from your reports, by a Chev with a lemon rear end, and Performax the Dealer failed to make it righ ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
I agree....

However, our job is to offer advice on all the options to try and make Peoples plans a success. Making a six wheeler out of a small Japanese ute, could radically handicapp their towing ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:26 pm   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
All joking aside,
Bushtracker’s Number One tow vehicle is still the Landcruiser 200 Series.
For vans up to 20’, you don’t need anything more.

Larger Bushtrackers like my heavily optioned ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
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Replies: 24
Views: 1812

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:54 pm   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
Yea Bazza,

No worries, but a lot of Australians some how think the rice grinders are Patriotic and I can assure you they are not... I would not advise to spend money loading up that little engine w ...
  Topic: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
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Replies: 24
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:35 am   Subject: Six wheel conversion on Dmax
Save your money and hassle,
Get a real truck, more power, more control, better fuel economy, less driver fatigue, get a Dodge Ram.... Or a Nissan Titan... Both with Cummins engines.

Putting more t ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:04 am   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
So far,
the new Shed across the street for Insurance, is also for the major renovations.
With four Bushtracker Factory buildings, there is a limit to how large we want to go. But if one comes up fo ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:34 am   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Hello Mick,

Yes, I am just stating what is happening, it is becoming quite affordable to upgrade older vans for the People that cannot quite make the new Market so to speak... They can have all th ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:01 am   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Well Thank you for the positive feedback Mick....

Some of the older vans are being bought cheap enough, they can afford to do big renovations and still be half of new costs. I mean add it up: If on ...
  Topic: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: Is my bushtracker the first they built?
Yes Rosiebear,
You are close to correct...

They used to just give us random VIN allocations when we applied for a new batch. There was nothing sequential...

Just how it is, in the infinite wis ...
  Topic: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
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PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:27 am   Subject: OLDER BUSHTRACKERS GETTING MAJOR RENOVATIONS...
Hello Bushtracker Friends,

Wow, we are getting older... As the Bushtrackers get older, some of the renovations are getting more cost effective. I mean we seem to be getting requests for larger an ...
  Topic: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:03 am   Subject: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
From Mike Davidson,
Head of Lovells

*******************************************

Dear Authorised Dealers, Production Facilities, Dealerships and Fleet clients,

Contrary to social media and co ...
  Topic: Testimonials from Owners (please post reply in this topic)
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PostForum: TESTIMONIALS from owners   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 am   Subject: Testimonials from Owners (please post reply in this topic)
Mr. Bean wrote:

Good morning,
We have recently sold our Bushtracker after 8 years of travelling. Could you please cancel our forum membership.(Mr & Mrs Bean).

Please pass on our sincere th ...
  Topic: 4000th REGISTRATION, 4000 IN 11 YEARS OF THIS FORUM...
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 am   Subject: 4000th REGISTRATION, 4000 IN 11 YEARS OF THIS FORUM...
Ooops

Mr & Mrs Bean just retired from 8 years of travelling with their Bushtracker.
So that takes it down to 3999 again...
****************************************

Mr. Bean wrote:

Goo ...
  Topic: 4000th REGISTRATION, 4000 IN 11 YEARS OF THIS FORUM...
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:51 am   Subject: 4000th REGISTRATION, 4000 IN 11 YEARS OF THIS FORUM...
WOOO HOOOOO!! Very Happy

Number 4000 !

WELCOME TO THE FORUM TRAVELLING FISHER ! Number 4000 !
  Topic: Which WDH? New 200 Series
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:08 pm   Subject: Which WDH? New 200 Series
Thank you 3-Ways,

But he already has his Bushtracker in Adelaide... Just changing vehicles...

***************************

James, I answered you by email.
This is personal Business, and peopl ...
  Topic: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 12
Views: 2503

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Does this retrospectively apply? and if not how do you verify that?

First part, no Red Dirt, they can almost NEVER make things like this retrospectively apply, as it is "Grandfathered In" ...
  Topic: Bought my Bushtracker!
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: Bought my Bushtracker!
I checked your Registration and VIN,
and manually entered you into the Owners Forum..

No worries, should be right, now...

Kind regards, Steven Gibbs, Director
  Topic: Bought my Bushtracker!
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:29 am   Subject: Bought my Bushtracker!
Well,
Congratulations!!

You now have a lot of reading to do in the Owners Section, teaching you how to troubleshoot and fix and maintain your Bushtracker!!

Welcome to the Forum, Post Number On ...
  Topic: NEW SUSPENSION ON OFFER AT BUSHTRACKER IN AIR OR COIL
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm   Subject: NEW SUSPENSION ON OFFER AT BUSHTRACKER IN AIR OR COIL
No Mud Slinger,

It may be OK for a military trailer, but it is not attractive to us for Bushtracker. Because of the odd geometry involved, in our view it wrecks the layout and cabinetry and chassis ...
  Topic: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Views: 2503

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:12 am   Subject: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
I have the best three things I can tell you right now:

1) Go see SCD for the NISSAN TITAN !
2) Go see SCD for the NISSAN TITAN !
3) Go see SCD for the NISSAN TITAN !

They also have a 2016 200 ...
  Topic: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 12
Views: 2503

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:46 am   Subject: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
WOW, AND BIG NEWS TO ME! JUST HAPPENED THREE HOURS AGO!! THIS HAS THE WHOLE INDUSTRY REELING...

MORE AS I HAVE IT, BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED THEIR MIND AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE LO ...
  Topic: Ball weight
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:53 pm   Subject: Ball weight
That would vary van to van over the years. Some have heavier a-frames and girders under, and limitations on what hitch they were using...

Just as a general rule we would recommend 7-10% ball weigh ...
  Topic: Ball weight
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:09 pm   Subject: Ball weight
Hi I read in Caravan magazine that ball weight of unladen 20 foot Bushtracker Caravan was 125kg, & if it’s tare 2550kg then the unladen ball weight is approximately 5%. For your information, che ...
  Topic: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
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PostForum: What SIZE OR TYPE OF BUSHTRACKER?   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:04 pm   Subject: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
Actually no,
I thought about it, but decided it could be more of an inconvenience at times than a help...

You are always rearranging things, changing wine glasses, deciding to put them back in the ...
  Topic: Do people like pull out pantry?
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:21 am   Subject: Do people like pull out pantry?
Hello Kathy and Ian,

Look, in the design phase we have other options that work better and are more functional for the volume of storage. We would go through that with you in the design stage of d ...
  Topic: Do people like pull out pantry?
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:04 pm   Subject: Do people like pull out pantry?
Pull out pantry racks are cute..... Smile
From a household perspective very cute and stylish... Wink

Now the truth from experience: In the Outback on corrugated roads, everything jumbles up and ...
  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:01 am   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
I do not say this lightly, now having run this truck in and done a 2,300 km trip up north towing my 23' Bushtracker, now 3500 kms on it: This IS the nicest best towing machine I have ever owned...
...
  Topic: Newbie Hello from Sydney- Now Found a Bushtracker!
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:22 pm   Subject: Newbie Hello from Sydney- Now Found a Bushtracker!
Send Email to Bushtracker,

Sales@bushtracker.com
With your User Name, and I will update your Membership to Owner..
  Topic: Newbie Hello from Sydney- Now Found a Bushtracker!
Bushtracker

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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:39 am   Subject: Newbie Hello from Sydney- Now Found a Bushtracker!
Well, after much scouring of the usual internet haunts for vans, we found an 18ft Bushtracker bunk van second hand. Took it away for a quick trip at Easter and had some heads turning around the campsi ...
  Topic: SAFETY ALERT on converted US tow vehicles
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: SAFETY ALERT on converted US tow vehicles
Sorry,
but this is true in a variety of tow vehicles travelling hard... Like in any tow vehicle travelling hard in the Outback, especially after years of travel, you should roll under and have a loo ...
  Topic: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
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Replies: 31
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PostForum: What SIZE OR TYPE OF BUSHTRACKER?   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:12 am   Subject: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
No, one single large alternator..

Most of the imports that have dual alternators, lose one in the conversion process. Because of the superior conversion of SCD the engine compartment stays origina ...
  Topic: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
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PostForum: What SIZE OR TYPE OF BUSHTRACKER?   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: 2018 update, THE DIRECTORS LARGE SIZED LUXURY BUSHTRACKER
Right Oh,
Just an update on the Lifestyle possible with the larger Mega-Yacht Bushtracker and a Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel:

On expedition to Yellowstone to see the wolves up close in the dead of win ...
  Topic: Generator Box
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:37 am   Subject: Generator Box
Hello "TurboJul",

We keep two generator boxes in stock. The smaller one is for a 2kva size, and jerry can holders in racks outside.. The larger one we call the 3kva box, is for something ...
  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
Just broken in now at 800 kms and can start towing at low speed.. This is the first 2018 3500 MegaCab Longhorn in Australia that I know of.

As a matter of interest, there is an additional 800 km r ...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
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Replies: 66
Views: 82156

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Hi Steve Luke here how's it going just touching base to see if you have done any r/d on the air safe hitch yet and how it compares to the other brand you have recently used as I need to buy one asap, ...
  Topic: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
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PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:50 am   Subject: 2018 MegaCab Longhorn 3500 Ram, and NEWS from SCD
Hello Friends,

If any of you have been following my travels with my new Mega Land Yacht 23' Bushtracker, talked about in the Category WHAT SIZE OR TYPE OF BUSHTRACKER, then you will know I ordered ...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
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Replies: 66
Views: 82156

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:29 pm   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Hello Luke,
Yes, no worries,

There are pictures and the beginning of my testing, on the R&D section of the Owners Forum... I will start towing different sizes of vans with it, and my harder ...
  Topic: Simplicity
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:12 am   Subject: Simplicity
You are in the wrong section of the Forum... All the maintenance specs and checks are in the Owners Section.

All the distances to tell the condition of the spring packs are measured from the bump s ...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
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Views: 82156

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:52 pm   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
I did think of that 2 1/2” shank... I even mentioned it to the CEO Allan Pearce.

But then I thought it would not make a difference as I Sika in shims
To tighten things up. Further to that, with ...
  Topic: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
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Views: 82156

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:13 am   Subject: NEW AIR SAFE HITCH FOR TRUCKS TOWING BUSHTRACKERS
Hello Friends,

I have just done about a 7000 km trip with the Gen-Y Hitch. It does take the shock out of rougher tracks.

Next, I have just ordered the Air Safe Hitch. In all fairness, my revie ...
  Topic: Landcruiser 200 WDH & Suspension
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:29 pm   Subject: Landcruiser 200 WDH & Suspension
In all fairness,
Long answer:

the answer is already here on the Forum... Look in TIPS ON TOW VEHICLES..


Short answer without the data to support it:
Lovells is the 3850 GVM upgrade. It al ...
  Topic: AIR CONDITIONING OFF INVERTER AND LITHIUM, THE REAL THING
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PostForum: Tips on OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SELECTION FOR NEW VANS   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm   Subject: AIR CONDITIONING OFF INVERTER AND LITHIUM, THE REAL THING
Hello Friends,

The good news is, our system works flawlessly.. Two month gone, my impressions of Tasmania that 73 have voted they wanted to hear, against 1 that did not want to bother, in the Owner ...
  Topic: TOYOTA 4000kg TOWING CAPACITY WITH HITCH-EZY
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Replies: 58
Views: 50623

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:06 am   Subject: TOYOTA 4000kg TOWING CAPACITY WITH HITCH-EZY
The problem with most Lovells Installers is:
They just do not know how to set up the van properly....

Anyone that is close, usually brings the van to us to have it done right. Then they take it b ...
  Topic: Master Card use in Australia
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:58 am   Subject: Master Card use in Australia
Hello Mobi,
Steven Gibbs here, Director, Bushtracker,

I have just done three States and Tasmania and I own both cards. My Mastercard is a monthly bill, high limit, and I pay it monthly so no char ...
  Topic: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES
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PostForum: SO...WHAT MAKES BUSHTRACKER THE BEST?   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:17 am   Subject: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES
Hello Friends,

An Owner on this Forum, was in yesterday for a bit of a Service and tidy up of a couple of things. I was looking his Bushtracker over, as I often do, looking for anything obvious th ...
 
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