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  Topic: Van security
Bow & Nan

Replies: 21
Views: 16225

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:23 am   Subject: Van security
Insurance policy and stop worrying about it. Very Happy
  Topic: Towing with a 79 series Landcruiser
Bow & Nan

Replies: 34
Views: 36496

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:47 pm   Subject: Towing with a 79 series Landcruiser
I replaced the rear coils in the Ram with air bags and had the GVM reset to 4995 kg
  Topic: DODGE CUMMINS DIESEL RAM, NOW COMING THROUGH HSV...
Bow & Nan

Replies: 64
Views: 63232

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:42 pm   Subject: DODGE CUMMINS DIESEL RAM, NOW COMING THROUGH HSV...
Ken Tame insurance with the CMCA.
  Topic: R&D ON THE NEW DODGE RAM ADBLUE CUMMINS DIESEL
Bow & Nan

Replies: 95
Views: 206645

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:30 am   Subject: R&D ON THE NEW DODGE RAM ADBLUE CUMMINS DIESEL
Factory problem with the wiring harness.

Take the Dodge back to a dealership they have a service bulletin and will change the wiring harness.

If it is a SCD conversion I do not know if Dodge wil ...
  Topic: Mangrovejack folding trailers
Bow & Nan

Replies: 18
Views: 32942

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:32 am   Subject: Mangrovejack folding trailers
My trailer is mounted on the front .
  Topic: Wheel alignment
Bow & Nan

Replies: 7
Views: 9201

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:42 am   Subject: Wheel alignment
Check you have not bent the axle.

Greg
  Topic: Kayaks on Bushtracker
Bow & Nan

Replies: 25
Views: 22198

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:13 am   Subject: Kayaks on Bushtracker
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  Topic: Simple ute hoist suggestions?
Bow & Nan

Replies: 13
Views: 14758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:07 am   Subject: Simple ute hoist suggestions?
A 40 litre gray water tank i s not that heavy. I can easily lift ours into the back of the 200 series.
The 55 kg out board motor is a big effort to lift into the back of the 200 series.
  Topic: MAJOR NEWS for Towing in Australia
Bow & Nan

Replies: 23
Views: 29201

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:26 am   Subject: MAJOR NEWS for Towing in Australia
The 200 series is the most unreliable car I have ever owned.

Replaced water pump
Replaced vacuum pump
Replaced seat belt
Replaced pistons rings and big end bearings
Tow Bar pin holes elonga ...
  Topic: A NEW STYLE STYLE INTERIOR NOW AVAILABLE AT BUSHTRACKER
Bow & Nan

Replies: 25
Views: 58063

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:51 am   Subject: A NEW STYLE STYLE INTERIOR NOW AVAILABLE AT BUSHTRACKER
We are camped at Burketown boat ramp and the wind has covered the van interior with Bull dust, how will the new finish handle that. Very Happy
  Topic: Landrover or Toyota.
Bow & Nan

Replies: 29
Views: 44900

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:04 am   Subject: Landrover or Toyota.
I must be unlucky
Replaced water pump
Replaced vacuum pump
Replaced seat belt
Replaced pistons rings and big end bearings
Tow Bar pin holes elongated
Knock in the front end
Dust problems
Repla ...
  Topic: FOUR LEVELS OF HITCH EVOLUTION SINCE 1996 AND UPGRADES
Bow & Nan

Replies: 6
Views: 23244

PostForum: Upgrading Second Hand Bushtracker Vans   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:02 pm   Subject: FOUR LEVELS OF HITCH EVOLUTION SINCE 1996 AND UPGRADES
Ranger, can we please have a photo of a hitch with the wing cut off
  Topic: TOYOTA WORKMATE AND 70 SERIES, TOP BUDGET NEW TOW VEHICLE
Bow & Nan

Replies: 81
Views: 223851

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:16 am   Subject: TOYOTA WORKMATE AND 70 SERIES, TOP BUDGET NEW TOW VEHICLE
Specialised Vehicles do a 200 series conversion.


http://www.specialisedvehicles.com.au/index.php
  Topic: Has anyone traveled to the cape to Seisia
Bow & Nan

Replies: 12
Views: 19469

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:38 am   Subject: Has anyone traveled to the cape to Seisia
Road into Twin / Eliot Falls


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  Topic: WINCHES, TYPES, Advantages/disadvantages, and Service update
Bow & Nan

Replies: 26
Views: 80537

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:09 pm   Subject: WINCHES, TYPES, Advantages/disadvantages, and Service update
Up in the Victorian high country I used my Warn 10,000 to winch the 200 series 50m up a steep wet rocky track to safe ground. If I didn't have the winch I would still be there.

In my younger days w ...
  Topic: GAS TANK COVERS
Bow & Nan

Replies: 11
Views: 14887

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:01 am   Subject: GAS TANK COVERS
I do not have any experience with gas bottles or bottled gas but for 40 years worked in the underground coal mining industry. Part of my duties included ventilation and gas monitoring.

If you manu ...
  Topic: GAS TANK COVERS
Bow & Nan

Replies: 11
Views: 14887

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:31 am   Subject: GAS TANK COVERS
If you mean gas bottles they need heaps of ventilation. (big bang)
  Topic: Foldable Boats.
Bow & Nan

Replies: 7
Views: 10747

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:04 pm   Subject: Foldable Boats.
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  Topic: NEW DISCOVERY 3 & 4, AND RANGE ROVER, REPORTS IN ACTION
Bow & Nan

Replies: 59
Views: 181880

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:29 am   Subject: NEW DISCOVERY 3 & 4, AND RANGE ROVER, REPORTS IN ACTION
As soon as you connect the van and start the vehicle, the rear raises to the driving level and redistributes the weight back onto the front wheels. It really is an excellent system.

Gordon

G ...
  Topic: Car topper boats
Bow & Nan

Replies: 21
Views: 70727

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:50 am   Subject: Car topper boats
Peter & Trish

Forget the Rino side loader, from memory I think it will only hold 70kg. From memory I think the Nomad is 85kg.

Rino compared to Tinnie Tosser is like Jayco compared to Bus ...
  Topic: Car topper boats
Bow & Nan

Replies: 21
Views: 70727

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:34 pm   Subject: Car topper boats
Tinnie Tosser

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Greg
  Topic: Car topper boats
Bow & Nan

Replies: 21
Views: 70727

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:17 pm   Subject: Car topper boats
Peter & Trish

We had a 3.7 Quintrex Traveller and have changed to a 3.7 Sea Jay.

The Sea Jay is wider and has higher sides far more stable boat. We have built a casting floor in the front ...
  Topic: 200 series tyres
Bow & Nan

Replies: 20
Views: 29654

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:16 pm   Subject: 200 series tyres
With Rego laws you must comply with the laws in the state that it has Registration in, not the State you are driving in.

If a car has been Engineered and Rego in NSW you do not have to comply with ...
  Topic: 200 series tyres
Bow & Nan

Replies: 20
Views: 29654

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:48 pm   Subject: 200 series tyres
To Bow and Nan - When I purchased tyres for the 200 series it was early days for the 200 series and I was hesitant to use the Neil as it would increase the wheel dia. and as the 200 was geared fairly ...
  Topic: 200 series tyres
Bow & Nan

Replies: 20
Views: 29654

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:53 am   Subject: 200 series tyres
I run AT BFG's 285x70x17, Load rating 121
Good on dirt and sand but not so good in mud. I will never go back to 265/70R17 116H
  Topic: Moving Jockey Wheel
Bow & Nan

Replies: 8
Views: 10006

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:05 am   Subject: Moving Jockey Wheel

I find the van is more stable with the jack centered and close to the end of the drawbar, anyhow it works for us.

If you are bogged or in a tight spot how bo you unhook and winch or pull the Cara ...
  Topic: CURRENT TRACTION TYRE UPDATE, HOW VARIOUS BRANDS SURVIVE
Bow & Nan

Replies: 66
Views: 165105

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:26 pm   Subject: CURRENT TRACTION TYRE UPDATE, HOW VARIOUS BRANDS SURVIVE
200 series Drivers

Bridgestone 694 in 285x65R17 are now avaible. Very Happy
Product code is 704495 in case a tyre dealer has trouble finding or ordering
Load rating 116

Cost about $350 a corner Very Happy ...
  Topic: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Bow & Nan

Replies: 67
Views: 234047

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:18 am   Subject: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
If you ar goinng to fit air bags make sure they are fitted before the GVM upgrade Very Happy

OME 400kg springs with air bags and 185l longranger Aux tank Very Happy

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  Topic: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Bow & Nan

Replies: 67
Views: 234047

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:01 am   Subject: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Steve,
The best way to set up the 4WD is to find someone that has already modified their 4WD and learn from what they have done.

ARB recommended that I install 600Kg coils on the rear. Confused I rea ...
  Topic: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Bow & Nan

Replies: 67
Views: 234047

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:58 pm   Subject: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Tony, Yogi Bear,

Took our 200 Series today to the local ARB dealer to have 400 Kg suspension upgrade, 185L Aux Fuel tank and spare wheel carrier installed. I have air bags installed on the rear c ...
  Topic: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Bow & Nan

Replies: 67
Views: 234047

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:37 am   Subject: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
It has dawned on me ( I am a little slow) that this could be the most important part you should carry for your 200 Series Landcruiser once you are out of range of the Dealer

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  Topic: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
Bow & Nan

Replies: 67
Views: 234047

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:08 am   Subject: TOYOTA 200 SERIES, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, UPDATED MAR 2012
ARB now have a GVM upgrade available if you fit OME suspension Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

GVM upgrade needs to be organized before the 200 series first registration.

Greg
  Topic: 200 SERIES TOWING SYSTEM UPGRADES NOW AVAILABLE...
Bow & Nan

Replies: 12
Views: 22852

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:58 am   Subject: 200 SERIES TOWING SYSTEM UPGRADES NOW AVAILABLE...
This is a copy of the fitting instructions of a trailer harness for a 200 series LC supplied by Toyota (part PZQ61-60130)

Left Turn 1- Yellow 2x21w
Reverse ...
  Topic: TOYOTA WORKMATE AND 70 SERIES, TOP BUDGET NEW TOW VEHICLE
Bow & Nan

Replies: 81
Views: 223851

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:39 am   Subject: TOYOTA WORKMATE AND 70 SERIES, TOP BUDGET NEW TOW VEHICLE
I have been told buy a owner that they are "twitchy" under power

From memory the wheelbase is 300mm shorter than the Ute and the wheel track on the rear is narrower on the back than the ...
  Topic: Fridge low voltage disconnect
Bow & Nan

Replies: 7
Views: 10251

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:26 pm   Subject: Fridge low voltage disconnect
Hi Steve
You were right again, tired batteries to many cloudy days. My fault running to many gadgets with to lower voltage.

Changed the resistor and the fridge seems to be running OK Very Happy

You w ...
  Topic: Fridge low voltage disconnect
Bow & Nan

Replies: 7
Views: 10251

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:45 am   Subject: Fridge low voltage disconnect
Hi Steve
If there is a low voltage disconnect on the solar controller why is there a low voltage disconnect on the Fridge. Question Confused

If the low voltage disconnect on the fridge is not needed how can ...
  Topic: Wheel chocks when parked and detached from tow vehicle
Bow & Nan

Replies: 14
Views: 20785

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:46 am   Subject: Wheel chocks when parked and detached from tow vehicle
Ken

We spend a lot of time camping in sandy country and digging a hole in sand is not intrusive.
The long handle shovel is then used to clean up the area, old fires places and rubbish left behind ...
  Topic: Wheel chocks when parked and detached from tow vehicle
Bow & Nan

Replies: 14
Views: 20785

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:34 pm   Subject: Wheel chocks when parked and detached from tow vehicle
Carry a long handle shovel, dig a hole and reverse the BT wheels into the hole. You can use the same method to level the BT.
Another benefit is the step is lowered closer to the ground.
Greg
  Topic: SPARES TO TAKE ALONG, AND NEXT STEP FOR ADVENTURERS, A KIT..
Bow & Nan

Replies: 26
Views: 60998

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:24 am   Subject: SPARES TO TAKE ALONG, AND NEXT STEP FOR ADVENTURERS, A KIT..
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Have one in our tool kit I would not go anywhere without it.
They are so easy to use our 2nd spare tyre has no rim. Helps to keep the weight down. Very Happy
Don't know if it will work on our new ...
  Topic: Tyre pressure
Bow & Nan

Replies: 5
Views: 8929

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:10 pm   Subject: Tyre pressure
I lowered the Tyre pressure (on corrugations) till there were four lugs on the road. The same setting that I've used on the landcruiser over the years.
We are now at the Cape & have no damage to ...
  Topic: Tyre pressure
Bow & Nan

Replies: 5
Views: 8929

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:15 pm   Subject: Tyre pressure
Leaving Cairns Friday morning heading for Weipa. This is our first long dirt road trip.
Looking for suggestions for tyre pressures for a heavy 18ft bushtracker.
Does 28psi sound about right Question
Gr ...
 
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