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Permalink 10:31:03 am, Country: Home, South Australia, Posted by : Brent, 429 words   English (AU)

Time doesn't stand still...

I cannot believe that it has been 7 years since I last posted to this site.

Hello to all those who actually visit, I have decided to make a few adjustments to this site.
I hope you like it.

I have travelled since the last trip recorded here. We have been camping to may places within South Australia and have taken a Mediterranean cruise.

All of these things were excellent and we had a wonderful time but I failed to record any of it here, as I should have done.

As I said at the start, time doesn't stand still. We have bought a caravan and a tow vehicle in preparation of doing a lot more exploring of our wonderful country.

What I plan to do here is to document how we set up the caravan and the tow vehicle, what equipment we use, where we go, what happened and what it all costs.

This might end up as a "warts and all" exposé of everything I do wrong but if that helps you that will be fine.

One of my favourite quotes is "Smart people learn from their mistakes, really smart people learn from other people's mistakes. Get really smart, you don't have time to make all the mistakes yourself."

Let's start then by telling you what we have bought.

The caravan we picked up from a couple who have reached the stage of not being able to continue caravanning around Australia. We bought a 2001 Jayco Freedom, I'll post a photo when we pick it up. The couple we bought it from threw in all of their travelling goods and accessories as they no longer have any need of them.

The tow vehicle is a 2011 Mitsubishi Pajero with 94,082 km on the clock. I have added a heavy duty tow bar, electric brake controller and a reversing camera. Not fitted yet but ordered are a nudge bar and side steps. When it's all kitted out I'll post a photo of the vehicle as well.

We were hoping to get this all set up for around $50,000. We went about $3,000 over budget but my wife is very happy with the total package and we feel that we have actually got a package worth more than we have paid out.

I want to add a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to the car and caravan and am doing some serious research into these at the moment. I have also been looking for a centralised inflate/deflate system for the vehicle tyres but think I may have to make one for myself.

More details tomorrow.

Places to Stay, Things to do.

This is where you can put in the details of where you went, how you got there, where you stayed, what it cost, what you did, how you liked it and other comments.

Or, if someone else has already been there and made a section, you can add your comments to what is already there.

RULES: If you play nice I will leave it alone. If you get offensive, I will take it down. So, no profanity, no abuse, no spam links, keep it real and useful for others and it'll all be good.

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