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RE: Hints, Tips and Great Ideas


Would like to see some pics of your set up Dog lady... Or maybe DG for short?

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Sorry.  Posted wrong info.

Cheers,

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Happywanderer wrote:

I know exactly what you are saying The Dog Lady. My intention is to start saving for a new van and I worked out to get a reliable late model one I would go for a straight HiAce and do exactly what you have done. I was thinking of a HiAce with the Midi high roof, like the taxis have.
Thanks for your story, I now know it can be done. Might catch up when I get back up there, I live in Biggenden, when I'm there.


 When I was considering this line, I was very keen on the Hyundai iload. I'd done a lot of research on them and liked what I found. But they only came out a couple of years ago, so still too much money for you and me Marj. But at under $30,000, that's pretty good for an almost new van. My sister was actually pushing for me to do it..selling Lucy & Lulu, but I still wouldn't have enough money. Then you'd also have to get the roof raised so more cost.

But if I came into some money, I'd seriously consider this again.



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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this before .. apologies if they have.

I put my coffee cups into socks when travelling and glasses into the stubby holders. Stops them clanging together.

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Never thought of the coffee-cup in a sock idea, Jetnomads, thank you!

And welcome to the forum smile



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I usually put my foot in it.

Sock that is.

Sorry all. biggrin

Welcome from me too jetnomads, enjoy here and out in the playground. It was a good idea too.



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Jody , cups and glasses can still roll in socks.

My idea , nothing moves. I have posted previously. 16mm pine, double height for wine glasses.

Dick.



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I forgot wine, bourbon bottle holder.

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wildbill wrote:

thanks but just wanted the channels so ppl can get in touch with me as channel 40 for trucks etc


 G'day Wildbill,

I went to a marine/boat shop. They have all the numbers and letters for boat reg numbers and they are "black reflective as well"

 

All in various sizes and because they are designed for boats they weather well too.

 

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Happywanderer wrote:

I know exactly what you are saying The Dog Lady. My intention is to start saving for a new van and I worked out to get a reliable late model one I would go for a straight HiAce and do exactly what you have done. I was thinking of a HiAce with the Midi high roof, like the taxis have.
Thanks for your story, I now know it can be done. Might catch up when I get back up there, I live in Biggenden, when I'm there.


 I live at Baffle Creek, so when you're in the area I'd be happy to show off my van. I bought a "grey import" in order to get low km at a low price.  Afraid that an Australian van with only 58000km on the clock would have to be a late model and beyond my budget. The bonus was that the imports have a luxury interior while the aussie vans tend to be somewhat basic. Send me a private message if you want to arrange a meeting.

Cheers, Marianna



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milo wrote:

Would like to see some pics of your set up Dog lady... Or maybe DG for short?


 I'll see about posting some shortly milo.  DG is ok with me, just don't call me late for dinnersmile



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Beth54 wrote:
Happywanderer wrote:

I know exactly what you are saying The Dog Lady. My intention is to start saving for a new van and I worked out to get a reliable late model one I would go for a straight HiAce and do exactly what you have done. I was thinking of a HiAce with the Midi high roof, like the taxis have.
Thanks for your story, I now know it can be done. Might catch up when I get back up there, I live in Biggenden, when I'm there.


 When I was considering this line, I was very keen on the Hyundai iload. I'd done a lot of research on them and liked what I found. But they only came out a couple of years ago, so still too much money for you and me Marj. But at under $30,000, that's pretty good for an almost new van. My sister was actually pushing for me to do it..selling Lucy & Lulu, but I still wouldn't have enough money. Then you'd also have to get the roof raised so more cost.

But if I came into some money, I'd seriously consider this again.


 The grey import HiAce I bought cost less than $20k with only 58000km on the clock. Mechanic tells me apart from the front diff (mine's all wheel drive) and the turbo the mechanicals are interchangeable with aussie HiAce (or HiLux for that matter). Every time I asked his opinion on some vehicle I'd looked at his only comment was "get a toyota", and I'm happy with the van I got.



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Cable ties and fishing lines. They come in very handy when you suddenly need them for strange things that crop up. Fishing lines are very firm, light and strong. Also great for makeshift clothes line.

Those little zip up bags to keep food warm. They sell this at the $2 store and such (i have mine from Asia, I'm sure they have them here as well). It's like a cloth picnic basket except it keeps your sandwiches and things warm if you are say, going for a walk before you sit down for a little picnic-y lunch



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Welcome to the forum blinkwanderer. Thanks for your great tip. Hope you enjoy the forum.

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yawnI use old pillow cases as hose bags,makes it easy to put away and get hoses from the lockers outside the motor home. cheers



-- Edited by 2foot6 on Friday 25th of January 2013 06:02:43 PM

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I use one of those cheap checkered bags you get from the cheap shop. They're plastic and have a zipper on the top.

Oh, that's for the drainage hose. Any smells are zipped up tight. biggrin



-- Edited by Beth54 on Friday 25th of January 2013 06:55:14 PM

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I have the checked zipped up bags like you Beth, but have noticed they are starting to fall to bits. Time to get some news one. Looks like they only last about 12 months, but only cost about 2.00



-- Edited by Happywanderer on Thursday 31st of January 2013 07:49:37 PM

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Happywanderer wrote:

I have the checked zipped up bags like you Beth, but have noticed they are starting to fall to bits. Time to get some news one. Looks like they only last about 12 months, but only cost about 2.00



-- Edited by Happywanderer on Thursday 31st of January 2013 07:49:37 PM



I was thinking of getting a pipe fitted underneath or somewhere, for the drain hose to slip into. Maybe when one of my boys fits the new/used water tank, I can con them into doing that too. biggrin



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KFT wrote:
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thanks but just wanted the channels so ppl can get in touch with me as channel 40 for trucks etc


Hi wildbill, ccn't find your OP but I think you want "UHF channel 18 / 40"

If so go to the Caravaners forum and one of the admin makes these and posts them out to you.

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thanks for that great info about the handy wash bucket we are going to the caravan and camping show at newcastle tomorrow and will look for one

 



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I use those heavey duty Glad rubbish bags with the yellow pull ties.They are easy to keep clean if power cord or hoses are wet or muddy when time to pack them up.When they need to be cleaned just turn them inside out and hose off the dirt, they are dry in no time and do not take any room when hot in use.Ihave been useing the same some for two years .I threw one of thoses car smellies into bag.



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My hubby uses an old rag to wipe the hose and power leads clean as he winds them up. Don't forget to get a joiner to join the ends of your hose so if there is any water left in it it won't leak out where you store it.

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I think I may have mentioned this before, but can't find it.

If your tap connections in a caravan park are leaking and you have no plumbers tape, tear or cut strips off plastic bags and/or use cling wrap around the threads instead....it works !



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Duh wrote:

I think I may have mentioned this before, but can't find it.

If your tap connections in a caravan park are leaking and you have no plumbers tape, tear or cut strips off plastic bags and/or use cling wrap around the threads instead....it works !


 Good tip thankx for that.



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Smokeydk wrote:

Keeping awning secure.........rivited a small bracket on the top of leg....to attatch guide ropes......


 Brillant idea! One we will implement!



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Firefly wrote:

When in the warmer areas we like to go for a swim but sometimes the walk can be rather long. So to save having to carry too much gear, we take a camera which has a backpack style carry bag and room enough in the top pocket for drinks, sunscreen etc, Towels take up so much space so we bought the chamois type. They fold down to nothing in the bag.

Those style of towels, when purchased from sports stores and camping stores are quite expensive so one day when I was in one of the cheapie shops, I noticed some in the pet section.

I grabbed a pink one and a blue one and they have been brilliant and only cost about $5. They do have a little paw print on them but what the heck. smile

We also use poppers for a drink when we get to the swimming hole and freeze them so when we are ready to sip, its cold and keeps a sandwich at an edible temperature to boot.


 Some great ideas. The towels are great. Hemp towels work well to but are pricy. I didn't know about the cheaper pet towels. I will check that out asap (before I forget about it! LOL)

I have used the frozen poppers since forever. Even at home I freeze the 1 litre ones to pop into unch bowls at parties! Takes much llong to defrost than ice cubes without watering it down.

Back packs are great. I actually will wear my tshirt deliberately wet so that I am cooler for much longer!



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Boroma577 wrote:
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John

I understand that if you use woolwash then you don't even have to rinse but have not tried it


Even with woolwash I still prefer to rinse Clare, I also have one of those buckets and yes they are great.



-- Edited by Boroma577 on Sunday 4th of December 2011 03:34:30 PM


 I too perfer to rinse even woolwash. Cheaper to use 1 capful of eucalptus oil and 1/2 cup vinegar as the fabric softener!



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For a good anchor to tie the awning down i substitute an eye ring for the bolt at the top of the arm of the awning.

This enable you to tie your rope through the eye and then down to the peg.

I either use bungee strap made to length or if this is too loose (angle of ground etc) I then use the old sty;e ropes with the board for tension.

You can purchase bulk bungee cord at Bunnings and then make your hooks by wrapping fencing wire around a bolt to make a tube and then add the hook to choice. I use fencing C clips to lock the end of the bungee rubber but any type of rope ending will do. These can be purchased in Bunnings in the stainless wire / rope marine section. Just look for the stainless turnbuckles and shackles etc.

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just brought what is called a Lap Tray ( no not a lap dog ) from the reject shop for $12 has many useing , it marketed to use to sit lap top on .Has a Led light that runs on x3 AA batteries. can be used also to read a book/ craft projects / sitting your plate on it to eat .It is light weight and takes up np room.And best of all dosn't use any power to use.



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We have a magnetic bracket screwed to the kitchen area wall for all our sharp knives.

We bought it in Crazy Clarks for around $10 ( Knives included)

Also have a 2 x 4 cup hooks style gadgets also on the wall for our cooking utensils eg egg lifter spatuales tongs etc etd.

Leave plenty of room in our odds and sods draw for other " Rubbish".

 

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