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PostSubject: Quick Trip   Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:07 pm

Well after several trip failures since we bought our new van we finally got away and decided to head to Imbil for 4 days. I've already done a report on Imbil Camping Resort so nothing to add except the place is just as good as last time although I'm sure the secret is now well and truly out ... Sad



Basic pic of the new van and the set up. We're very lucky in that the shade cloth from the Jayco fitted the new van perfectly. While it was set up we checked out the overall measurements. Now don't forget that this van is labelled a 17ft van but after our measuring we found the ecternal measurements to be 18.5ft and the internal measurement 17 2/3 feet ... Shocked Don't ask me how they labelled it 17ft but I'm not bothered and as it's exactly what we're after.



Another shot ... note the cut-a-way. Already had cause to use it so very glad we got it.

Mildy concerned about the battery set up. We had very little sunlight so we were using battery power. It only lasted 72 hrs (three days) and then we had to hook up to power so might get a mate to check the batts and make sure they're ok.

Get out out there fellas.

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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:48 am

bloody nice looking van Scol, hows the cruiser handle towing it?

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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:22 pm

No probs towing. It's obvious it's heavier but she's still pretty comfortable with it.

In comparison to the Jayco fuel is about the same when on the open road but quite noticeable when on windy mountain paths. Headwinds are a fuel killer and if you have a headwind while goiing on a windy road with a long kayak strapped to the top then just don't even think about looking at the fuel gauge ... it's scary! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:09 pm

Scol have you thought about getting 1 of them wind scoops for the top of the cruiser? i see some other van owners with them but don't know if their any good.

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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:42 pm

I checked a few forums and the consensus is there not much good ... MAY save approx. 5% but you pay more than that for the scoop itself. I'm not too bothered by it ... it's part of vanning really.

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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:44 pm

Now that, my friend is a nice looking setup


What model LC have you got ?
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:37 pm

100 series V8. It does chew the juice more than a deisel but at $15k cheaper I can live with it. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Trip   Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:57 pm

Noicee mate
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