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Our new home


G'day New grey nomad here. Me and my lady have done the morgage and having kids thing so now it's time sell the house and  to hit the road...biggrin We have a Datto patrol 3.0 turbo and a new Avan Owen 609 Adventure pack ... My old 32 ft Viscount tri axle is a tad to big and has been retired..   Travelling around OZ shortly and we have set it up with a 200 watt solar panel , extra battery , power inverter , extra water tank ,washing machine , jerry can racks etc hoping to do lots of free camping where possible. see you on the road..  003 Slowly getting there ...fitting out our new home...JPG011.JPG003.JPGThe vans progress annex has wrong strut 007.JPG



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Welcome from me too Pinto.

Tried the Faststone Wombat, but still prefer the Prish Resizer.  It's free too, and so simple to use.

Cheers,

Sheba.



-- Edited by Sheba on Sunday 2nd of September 2012 07:25:11 PM

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Pinto

Hi welcome to GN, I'm sure you will enjoy yourself here.

There are a few A vanners on here.

your pics are a bit large, perhaps make them a bit smaller next time, btw just looking at the 1st pic with the annex up, do you always carry around your own Hills Hoist? biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Thanks . missus likes the Hills hoist ... lol will have to work out how to make photos smaller. I uploaded them off my computer and that's how they came out.

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I use this Free program http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm



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The only problem with "faststone" wombat is it breaks your glass monitor. biggrin



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Welcome from me too Pinto, enjoy here and out in the playground. Nice rig too. Friends of mine have just come back from going around the block in exactly the same van only their tug was a 2010 Prado. They said the Avan CV had no problems and were wrapped with it.

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Hi Pinto, We to have an Avan Owen, very pleased with it, purchsed it from Avan Brisbane, who are good people to deal with. Our tug is a 2010 ford Teritory, which goes very well, and is not to expensive on petrol.

Cheers Dave&Lynette

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WombatDave

you will enjoy this site, there are a few A van owners here.

are you a cousin of mine? biggrin



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Thanks for your welcome :) Avan tows beautifully and so light..2004 3.0 liter Datto has no problem towing it... Bought ours from Avan in Brissy too. Nice thing with the Owen is I can tow it legally with my Ford falcon too if the Datto breaks....

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Welcome Pinto, love the rig. I have an Avan and it is fabulous. Very comfortable and tows like a dream.
Enjoy
Tess

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pics for you



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Hi wombat, saw a cousin of yours today here in down town Wonthaggi Vic, the car in front had "wombat " across the back window of his ute.

Sorry Pinto, I hyjacked your post for minute.

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My old Viscount van ... tad too large to tow with the Datto....disbelief

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Holy dooly! I've never seen a van that big!

My sister and b-i-l have a The Liam Avan and tow with a Nissan Patrol too. No idea what model it is though. confuse

I think the only problem they've had is the built-in window shade/curtain busting. She's now made curtains for the windows.

Personally, I like their shower best. But that may be because I don't have one! biggrin

Oh, and welcome from me too. smile

Edit..My son has a Nissan Patrol that he calls a datto too. His wife calls it a poo-trol. biggrin



-- Edited by Beth54 on Friday 7th of September 2012 09:04:51 PM

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Hi Pinto,
Nice van,

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Pinto wrote:

My old Viscount van ... tad too large to tow with the Datto....disbelief

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 I had one of those, Similar in size, I lived in it for 4 years while I built my house years ago, It had a shower and toilet inside, two out side doors, I never towed it any where other than bringing it home and delivering it to the buyer when I moved into my house,



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And we are off... Had a few teething problems with the Avan applyances no Brand new microwave oven made all the right sounds but would not heat..furious New Dometic fridge.... could not close the freezer.... had to cut 3 mil off the lock pin to get door shut... could NOT be adjusted no 200 watt solar panel will not run the fridge for long so had to use gas. Solar will run most items in van. Avan tows beautifully when loaded. Tug a bit gutless as 3.0 turbo diesel won't pull the skin off a rice puddin' yawn Nearly stopped going up steep hill..  cry Needed 4.2 turbo for more grunt.. BUT it's great being out of the rat race and finally on the road smile Added a few stickers to cover the bland walls of the van to give it a little CHARACTER!!  biggrin



-- Edited by Pinto on Wednesday 3rd of October 2012 10:52:31 AM

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Hi Harry
I like the stickers Steve is big on stickers also & they do make a big difference to the van.
Hopefully we may meet one day out in the wonderful country

Robyn & Steve

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Hi Robyn have a few more stickers on the back so when "Up a mountain road we wind with ten miles of traffic stuck behind "they have something to read lol..biggrin

 plus one on the door for unwanted visitors..ashamed My lady and I met through our love of horses thus the horsey themes on our van smile Yes we may see you on the road... take care biggrin



-- Edited by Pinto on Monday 8th of October 2012 08:54:52 AM

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Hi Harry
The stickers that you have on the back with the trees horseriders & wording are exactly what Steve put on ours, we have another one on storage compartment that says "Not a care in the world"
I will get to upload some photos one day.


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Life on the road good so far . Have met quite a few nomads . One couple have been on the road 18 years and been around the block 10 timesconfuse All van mods working perfectly. Very happy with solar panel , batteries never run flat. Heading south soon towards melbourne .. Should take us a few months.. NO rush....  It's great being free biggrin



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Hi Harry - looks like you are having fun out there - how about posting sometimes where you are heading - might be some other members there who would like to have a meet up - share good times etc.

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Sure Jules we are heading towards Sydney on the 15th December, may take the inland road .. Spending Chissy with rellies then Ulladulla for new years with the missus brother then on through Vic, SA, WA, NT..



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