FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES

 
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IS THIS INTERESTING JUST THINKING OF THEM LASTING THAT LONG ON THE CORRUGATION MAKES ME FEEL GOOD, LET'S RUN IT FOR FUN!
YES, JUST AS A MATTER OF INTEREST, IT IS FUN TO HEAR HOW FAR THEY HAVE GONE.
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NO, I AM A SECOND HAND OWNER SO DON'T KNOW OR DON'T CARE,,,
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: FUN COMPETITION: WHAT BUSHTRACKER HAS DONE THE MOST MILES Reply with quote

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 that needed attention or could be improved on with our current gear. Anyway it was all in good shape, a 2006 Bushtracker, and I made a positive comment to him. He replied words to the effect: "And She has been 170,000 kms, corrugation, off-road and all.." His praise of the quality put me up about six inches taller. Laughing

So this idea came about, a little competition here, whose Bushtracker as gone the farthest? He is an original Owner so that is an advantage, but 170,000 kms? Other vans would not even go that far: I was impressed. Mind you, that is nearly 12 years, but still he mentioned it and was impressed at how his Bushtracker handled it all these year with no problems. So, I made it a sticky, and a Poll here. If you like the idea, Vote!
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Craig and Jan



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We bought our 20 footer from Graham and Jan Phillips in Feb 2012 and they had travelled in excess of 200,000 kms.

Jan and I have travelled in excess of 70,000... I doubt that there are not too many more that could exceed more than 270,000+ kms than our BT, but I am sure there will some out there.
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The Hob



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got our 19ft BT in 2008 and it has travelled at least 200k and served us well. Killed a set of batteries up in the Kimberley which had to be replaced and now have upgraded to lithium and upgraded axles.

Have just replaced the 200 series for another one with GVM upgrade and now ready for another 200k. Soon leaving from Brisbane to Adelaide Coober Pedy William Creek,Maree, Birdsville, Yaraka, Blackall. Adavale. Charleville and back to Brisbane

Alan
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niknoff



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calculating the klms our 2007 BT has travelled isnt so simple but i know two of our tow vehicles did 100,000klms each when we were on the road full time for 6 years and our current 200 has towed 45,000klms.

Van lives out in the elements and still in excellent condition because its well maintained.
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trackor2



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been living permanently in my Bushtracker since November 2001. I'm not really sure how many kilometres my van has travelled. My estimate would be well over 200,000k. As it is my home I tend not to do long distances on rough roads. Now I cover about 10,000k per year, as I tend to spend more time in places rather than moving all the time. My second tow vehicle has now done over 140,000k. The first one covered about 160,000k from memory.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trackor2 wrote:
I have been living permanently in my Bushtracker since November 2001. I'm not really sure how many kilometres my van has travelled. My estimate would be well over 200,000k. As it is my home I tend not to do long distances on rough roads. Now I cover about 10,000k per year, as I tend to spend more time in places rather than moving all the time. My second tow vehicle has now done over 140,000k. The first one covered about 160,000k from memory.


Happy Birthday Peter, for the other day.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Stephen, hope all going well for you. Are you in the eastern states this year? Would like to catch up again.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trackor2 wrote:
Thank you Stephen, hope all going well for you. Are you in the eastern states this year? Would like to catch up again.


I can't see a trip east happening for a while Peter.

If you are over this way, sing out.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shall do.
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Brutus



Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning Peter,

Happy birthday again. You really have proved what a lifetime decision the purchase of a Bushtracker can be. Congratulations for approaching seventeen years on the road.

Richard
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Bushtracker
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 watertight door and the door vent.
I put the additional piece of 6mm foam on the lower fridge external vent. This acted as a filter on the air that is drawn in over the condenser and exhausted out the top vent.

Our van is a 2003 and it is a testament to BT's build quality and strength, that after well in excess of 200,000kms, with a portion of that over some very rough roads, we have just completed the trip to Cape York and return without any issue on the van.

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