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New to the forum and caravaning, g'day!!


G'day, Ian and shaz here from Brisbane, We are new to the forum and the interesting world of caravaning and life on the road.  We just picked up a second-hand phoenix nomad phase 3 from a yard around the corner from home as we had a few hiccups trying to buy interstate (almost got taken for a ride) alas hopefully in the next 6 months or so we can fully retire on the road.

We are just looking for a bit of direction on the forum here as we have plenty of questions and plenty to learn and are not sure where to start here, we have done some reading on here in the different categories and such and will be posting in a few of them, hopefully, I do not make any mistakes sorry in advance.  We look forward to hearing from everyone on here and I hope to learn as much as I can. 

Have a great day everyone, as much as you can in the rain! I'll take this time to do some tinkering in the van and try to work out all the different electrics and whatnot.  biggrinbiggrin

 

 

 



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Welcome to the gang Ian and Shaz, enjoy here and out in the playground.

Heaps of info on this great forum so make sure you read the different sections and ask any questions in the appropriate place.





Keep Safe on the roads and out there.

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Dougie65 wrote:

G'day, Ian and shaz here from Brisbane, We are new to the forum and the interesting world of caravaning and life on the road.  We just picked up a second-hand phoenix nomad phase 3 from a yard around the corner from home as we had a few hiccups trying to buy interstate (almost got taken for a ride) alas hopefully in the next 6 months or so we can fully retire on the road.

We are just looking for a bit of direction on the forum here as we have plenty of questions and plenty to learn and are not sure where to start here, we have done some reading on here in the different categories and such and will be posting in a few of them, hopefully, I do not make any mistakes sorry in advance.  We look forward to hearing from everyone on here and I hope to learn as much as I can. 

Have a great day everyone, as much as you can in the rain! I'll take this time to do some tinkering in the van and try to work out all the different electrics and whatnot.  biggrinbiggrin 



Welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of knowledge here, with many members having a good general knowledge of all things caravan, and other members having great knowledge on specific topics. A quuck look on line shows that your model of van is regarded as one of the best models ever built, but I have no direct knowledge of it. Tare weight looks good and carrying capacity also looks good, while overall weight rating  (ATM) is not excessive. Seems that almost any car could tow it, so you probably are not too restricted there. What car do you plan to use? If you could supply a few figures off the compliance plate, usually found in the boot, we may be able to offer advice with your weights. Need ATM mainly, along with GTM and axle carrying capacity, which may be different from one another. Tare means nothing, but would be good to know plated tare as a starting point. Remember, the only silly question is the one that you don't ask! Good luck. Cheers



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Hi Dougie65

Hope it is not too late for me to say, welcome to the forum

I have found that there are some very friendly, and helpful people on this forum



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Hi everyone my name is Robin, 65 in October, I am a disability pensioner. I am and have been single 14 years, I live at the present in Townsville Queensland in a van park, I am rebuilding my trailer and thinking or hoping of moving south in 3 to 4 weeks or so. I would prefered To travel to Cape York, hope people understand in my saying this, but finance won't allow it. As to being on one's own on a pension. I am new here to this, I have been hesitant about posting an add. My goal in life is seeking to find a lovely woman to go with n a new adventure. If by any chance someone has plans to be a travel companion, please contact me, email: wood robin1957@gmail.com. I have my own Slid in Van to travel with, a trailer with tools and motorcycle. I know things a hard these days in experience with living and moving, but life's short and wishes are to see a lot of What I have missed in our country Australia. So I will close here and wish everyone well and stay safe. Thanks for the time Robin.

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Hi everyone.  I'm Ellen.  I'm travelling around Tassie with two of my offspring.  My son is home educated and I'm a carer so our life is pretty relaxing.  Family ties have us on a bunjee cord, but Tasmania has an infinite number of places to explore so .



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Hi Robin Wood, and E Evans

Hope that it is not too late to say, welcome to the forum, to both of you



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