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    Russell Coight

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    Nice One!!! Hope you get a good run with it... especially with the added mods ...should do all you want...atb ...Paul

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    Mines a triton or my dr650image.jpgimage.jpg

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    I want one of these:

    Bush Class USA Basic Certified

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    Jon Muir
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    Resurrecting an old thread here but, hey, that's what they're for. Lol.
    You are gazing with wonder and awe at my new BLV.
    Well it will be once I get it all set up.....now the work begins.
    It's a 2008 Nissan Navara D40.
    I'm going to keep it pretty basic and build a bed in the back, add some storage, put in a dual battery system and put in a table and chairs.
    Hopefully, I can encourage my most loved to start coming back out camping with me, so I will be starting off nice and simple and hopefully build up from there.
    I'll keep you posted.
    By the way, anyone want to buy an awesome Mitsubishi Delica. It is with real sadness that I have to part with it, but I have to. Life moves on.
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    Bloffy
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    Ray Mears
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    I go on foot, unless I am cutting & carting wood, in which case I use the property vehicle which is a Russian Lada 4WD. My own 4WD is a Triton Diesel, & my wife's 4WD is a Toyota Hilux.
    Keith.
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    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference".
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    Russell Coight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzie View Post
    this is our 2nd Triton....the first one was only a 2WD.

    we traded up and got the 4X4......best thing we EVER did.

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    before the Tritons we had a Holden Rodeo and that thing was "thirsty" on petrol.
    Nice. Is your truck lifted or not? I just got my Triton ML, and I'm thinking of adding a 2" suspension lift to improve its off-road performance.

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    Just a little update on my BLV.
    Since September, I have spentca bit of time doing a few things. The first thing was to update the interior light with an LED. Simple conversion, took about two minutes. Even better, the bloke in the shop did it for me. Easy.
    I then added a second battery between the cab and the rear wheel.
    Never done that sort of thing before but slow and steady and double check everything and it worked a treat.
    Had a fortnight off over Christmas and spent it building a camper rig in the trady canopy. Not quite finished yet but it will give me and Mrs B a good-sized double bed, space for eight 40l boxes which gives me storage for clothes, food, cooking and eating equipment, hygiene (including a bucket shower) and heaps more besides. There may even be room for the dog (but I better give her a bath first, I think).
    On Friday, I took off the fixed roof racks and added a pair of tracks so I can carry my kayaks.
    I'm saving up my bottle caps now and will buy the car fridge soon (I hope) and then I will wire it in.
    Another thing I really want to add is a rear view camera. Both reversing and covering the huge blind spot behind the canopy will be a godsend.
    My good mate Rosco works for an upholsterer and hopefully he will be able to help me build a couple of mosquito nets for both door openings as Mrs B likes lots of ventilation.
    And that will be that (For now). Hopefully Bunnings will get more aluminium tube soon so I can finish the box build. Then I can line it with carpet. Also lining it with foam for insulation.
    Mrs B has promised me with hand on heart that she will make me a dust cover to go over the bed. The table will be strapped down to the bed and the chairs will stand up at the foot of the bed.
    Fairly simple but functional. Maybe not super bushcrafty but if it means I can encourage my wife to come out with me, it will be worth it. If I could work out how to fit in her sewing machine, we probably wouldn't go home �� lol.
    Pix to follow in the near future, once the main build is finished.
    Cheers
    Bloffy
    How can I ever get lost when everyone is always telling me where to go?

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    Ray Mears
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    We just added another truck. Yesterday we purchased a diesel 4x4 Triton tray back with wide wheels & a long range fuel tank. This one we mostly be used in the forest & will replace our 4x4 Lada Niva which with my longer legs I find uncomfortable to drive these days (Russians must be really short!).
    Keith.
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    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference".
    Robert Frost

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