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  Topic: Weight Distribution Hitch
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm   Subject: Weight Distribution Hitch
At 17' you are in the marginal category...

If you have a stock suspension, woeful and mushy so they can sell unloaded Landcruisers to the city, then maybe yes...

If you have an upgraded suspensi ...
  Topic: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
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PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 am   Subject: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
Yes, this one is sold...

Next what I would like to do: Is try out the new Gen-Y hitch, the smaller 450 kg model on a big 23' Bushtracker. I suspect that on the bounding on rutted out tracks, the h ...
  Topic: GPS Tracker EZY2C
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:03 am   Subject: Re: GPS Tracker EZY2C
Has anyone had any make of GPS tracker installed on their van for security? If so, what brand and are you happy with it.

Hey "Cool Surfy Dude" Laughing
Of course it never hurts to play wi ...
  Topic: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
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Replies: 6
Views: 607

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:35 am   Subject: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
Hello again Gamba,

It could be taken out a little at a time all over the van... If you are talking second hand over in W.A. they are all different, I cannot help you much as each Bushtracker is cu ...
  Topic: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
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Views: 5350

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:31 am   Subject: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
Well,

Here it is about finished... Note that this is waaay over the requirements of almost all Bushtracker Owners, but: Since I like playing with tow vehicles, I have put a lot of gear into this t ...
  Topic: Truck tug and tyres
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Replies: 6
Views: 447

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:18 am   Subject: Truck tug and tyres
Hello Sal and John,

My situation is a bit outside of the norms....Maybe not much help to most Owners.. But since you asked, I have put some thought and research into it and here is what I am doing. ...
  Topic: Rivian SUV's / Utes
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:41 am   Subject: Rivian SUV's / Utes
Not my cuppa I can assure you: I have three things to say...

Diesel, Diesel, and to be independent Diesel.... I think electric cars are totally incompatible for the Outback, not even sure with the ...
  Topic: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
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Replies: 6
Views: 607

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:32 am   Subject: Van length/tare behind a 200 series
Hello Gamba,

In case you have not figured it out, I Steven Gibbs, the Director and Mad Inventor at Bushtracker am the Hub of information from all over Australia.
I have towed more vans with more o ...
  Topic: Truck tug and tyres
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Replies: 6
Views: 447

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Truck tug and tyres
Coopers do have great advertising !!

But unfortunately, with respect to the reports we get from you Owners, the success ends there. I would not recommend Coopers to anyone...

Around the fire yo ...
  Topic: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
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Replies: 1
Views: 339

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:37 am   Subject: 2018 LOW KMS, CLASS SIX AIR SAFE HITCH WITH SHOCKS FOR (SOLD
Hello Friends,
I have tested the Gen-Y hitch across three States and Tasmania for a couple of months, and now I am satisfied with the R&D on the Air Safe. Wink

The Gen-Y hitch is about hal ...
  Topic: TRY BEFORE COMMITTING
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Replies: 5
Views: 699

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 am   Subject: TRY BEFORE COMMITTING
Hello Petere,
Director of Bushtracker here, Steven Gibbs

In 22 years, rental ideas like this has never been done for a few reasons:

1) Your Tow Vehicle has to be set up properly, adjustable hei ...
  Topic: Outside attached fold up table
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: Outside attached fold up table


I'm thinking of a stainless steel table hinged at the TOP and with 2 of the triangular fold-in legs to support the table in the UP position.

Roachie

That was one of our early designs, and fe ...
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 6758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:13 pm   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Latest from Lovells: GVM approval to 4000 kg for 200 Series

Lovells are pleased to announce that we have been granted Federal Compliance Approval as a Second Stage Manufacturer for the 4,000kg GVM ...
  Topic: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
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Replies: 7
Views: 5350

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 pm   Subject: 2016 Dodge Ram SRW MegaCab, upgrade to 2018 Dodge Ram DRW
Hello Friends,

As you know, I do a lot of R&D with all available tow vehicles from the Landcruiser and up. I currently have a 200 Series Sahara, and this Dodge Ram.

I have now done 6000 kms ...
  Topic: AIR CONDITIONING OFF INVERTER AND LITHIUM, THE REAL THING
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Replies: 4
Views: 3953

PostForum: Tips on OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SELECTION FOR NEW VANS   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:20 am   Subject: AIR CONDITIONING OFF INVERTER AND LITHIUM, THE REAL THING
Hello Nifty,

You are trending into Proprietary Design Information from real time R&D, that I do not necessarily want to help our so call Competitors with here on the Public part of the Forum.. ...
  Topic: VIN Number
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Replies: 5
Views: 747

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:11 am   Subject: VIN Number
Hello Juiie

What Grumpy said, but in case it is a little hard to read:

It should also be there on your Registration papers.

Kind regards, Steven Gibbs, Director
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 6758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:03 am   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Look Nifty, this is just my personal observation, going interstate to Shows competing horses, Shows and travel with Bushtracker: This is my opinion and observation, not legal terms from a Qld HVRAS Of ...
  Topic: Hot Water System
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:56 am   Subject: Hot Water System
You have to make sure the power outlet is on...

Look in the back cabinet, if you have the ensuite across the back of the van, look in the locker nearest the HWS and turn on the power point. It is ...
  Topic: Retro fit black out blinds?
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:12 am   Subject: Retro fit black out blinds?
Hello Jusel,

Steven Gibbs here, the Mad Scientist at Bushtracker.. Laughing Laughing

Look, anything like this is possible, but it can be just too expensive to be considered as cost effective, OK? ...
  Topic: Retro fit black out blinds?
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: Retro fit black out blinds?
Different windows.... If you are talking about the grey framed single glazed Galaxy windows.. The rubber border presses into an extrusion in the frame.....

Those older windows are also a maintenanc ...
  Topic: Generator Box
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:28 am   Subject: Generator Box
Hello TnT,
Love my invention for your longer name, done years ago...

We cannot get into specific details on your designs and layout on this Forum. To do that would hopelessly clog the Forum up. ...
  Topic: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
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Replies: 16
Views: 36243

PostForum: Tips On Buying SECOND HAND BUSHTRACKERS   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:50 am   Subject: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
This Post is being hijacked to another Topic...

If you want to continue on, start a new Topic in the General Discussion area, something like "Good Caravan Service Agents in W.A." or somet ...
  Topic: 2013 20 ft bunk van $118,000 ono
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PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: 2013 20 ft bunk van $118,000 ono
Easy to put the pictures on here.....

Just save them in .jpg (easiest) and about say 300-400 kb....

The biggest problem people have is either not completing their Registration details, or trying ...
  Topic: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
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Views: 36243

PostForum: Tips On Buying SECOND HAND BUSHTRACKERS   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:22 am   Subject: THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP ON THIS FORUM FOR PRE-LOVED VANS...
Two questions there....

First of all on Service, simple things you talk to locals or on the Forum and get recommendations... Serious jobs or Insurance work and we can get involved for Quality Assu ...
  Topic: 2010 20' Bushtracker for sale. $89990 Reduced to $84990.
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Views: 1275

PostForum: PRE-LOVED BUSHTRACKERS FOR SALE BY MEMBERS   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: 2010 20' Bushtracker for sale. $89990 Reduced to $84990.
Updated
  Topic: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES
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PostForum: SO...WHAT MAKES BUSHTRACKER THE BEST?   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:01 pm   Subject: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES
Roaming Rabbits wrote:

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Hello Bushtracker Admin,
Just to clarify.
We had no dust entering the inside of the van, we have a piece of foam between the waterti ...
  Topic: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
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Replies: 7
Views: 973

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:23 am   Subject: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
Hello again Graeme, Sorry for calling you Dave, I was talking to a Dave on the internet, and was preoccupied lost in this radio... I corrected all the Posts and feel stupid.. Sad

Boy am I rusty.. ...
  Topic: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
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PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:16 pm   Subject: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
Graeme,

I have a listing that 28.390 Megs is a recommended intra VK calling frequency..
Is that correct?

Could you recommend a freq where I just sit and get some VK Ham traffic?
  Topic: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
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Replies: 7
Views: 973

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:39 pm   Subject: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
Hello Graeme,
Missed that one, but am getting the "Northern High Seas" report now at 12:30..

I need to learn to use the radio, Voice Squelch would probably clean it up, but it is clear w ...
  Topic: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
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Replies: 7
Views: 973

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:59 am   Subject: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
Hello Graeme,

Very kind of you..

I have a printer with me. When I have better reception, I will print those out and give them a try..

Thanks again, stg
  Topic: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
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Replies: 7
Views: 973

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:39 am   Subject: HF Active Frequencies? HAM or Marine SSB Help Please?
Hello Bushtracker Friends,

Any of you HF VK HAM Operators, can you give me some active frequencies please. I am testing an HF installation, and am not sure it is alright. I can get barely get Char ...
  Topic: DODGE RAM 1500, ALTERNATIVE TO THE LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
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Replies: 15
Views: 24495

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:08 pm   Subject: DODGE RAM 1500, ALTERNATIVE TO THE LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
Maximus,

I did the leg work for you, and here is the latest on the Ram 1500, and the F-150 and why they are really not in the running any more:

ASV are now doing the ram 1500 in PETROL and in pe ...
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 6758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Nifty,

Two things FYI: They are commonly weighing odd vans that look too big for the tow vehicle at the State line with portable weigh scales.. But that portable road side stop is used for the van ...
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 6758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:58 am   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Hello Nifty07,

You will not see me on Tuesday, my Staff will take good care of you though. I am on Holiday on a yacht up in the Whitsundays beach combing and all the rest.

Now here is a little ...
  Topic: squeaky springs
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Replies: 14
Views: 1791

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:06 am   Subject: squeaky springs
"Lets Went" : It is not the Pivot Blocks that squeak ....
The new ones are black graphite impregnated and the poly does not squeak.
The new ones go a long way, probably 100,000 kms or mor ...
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 6758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Short answer for you...

At 20'? You do not need the Ram... Keep your 200 Series!!

We would have maybe 500 20' Bushtrackers travelling with the Stock Standard 200 Series just fine....

20' is ...
  Topic: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
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Replies: 27
Views: 6758

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:10 pm   Subject: ONGOING CHANGES: LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!
Latest Update from Lovells... Courtesy of Bushtracker's notice

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STATEMENT ON GCM REVISION IN QUEENSLAND
On the 21st August 2018, the Queensland Government overturn ...
  Topic: DODGE RAM 1500, ALTERNATIVE TO THE LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
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Replies: 15
Views: 24495

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:43 pm   Subject: DODGE RAM 1500, ALTERNATIVE TO THE LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
Barrie,

That is out of date now. I cannot remember, but call SCD as there is a lower compromise out on it now. Engine, or what, I cannot remember.

Also note: The Nissan Titan is stronger, Nat ...
  Topic: DODGE RAM 1500, ALTERNATIVE TO THE LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
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Replies: 15
Views: 24495

PostForum: Tips on TOW VEHICLES   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:51 am   Subject: DODGE RAM 1500, ALTERNATIVE TO THE LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
Director of Bushtracker here. I see them all, and have owned ten American Trucks testing them in R&D over the past 16 years, four Fords, two Chevs, and four Dodge Rams...

No to the F-150.... T ...
  Topic: squeaky springs
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Replies: 14
Views: 1791

PostForum: GENERAL DISCUSSION   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:38 am   Subject: squeaky springs
Good Morning Guy Redway....

Three things: Four actually, if you want more pointed information, always give the year of your Bushtracker...

First of all please learn to use the SEARCH engine. T ...
  Topic: HAIL RE-SKIN OPTION CHOICE BY OWNER
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Replies: 2
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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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Replies: 2
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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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Replies: 24
Views: 4160

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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Views: 3040

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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Replies: 24
Views: 4160

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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Replies: 24
Views: 4160

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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Replies: 24
Views: 4160

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: 4160

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
Views: 4160

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 ...
 
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