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    family travels

    hi all,

    we are travelling from top to bottom of oz over six months in a petrol y60 on lpg pulling a camel camper. looking forward to it, and interested in any resources others have used when travelling.

    cheers,

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    Sorry mate , not much help planning big trips like that, i can say tho, you should "definatly" take a camera, and post lots of pics for us here about your travels


    Good luck, and im sure someone with decent info will be along soon (he-he)
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    How old are the kids?

    Keep them entertained mate, games and DVD player in the car is a must when on the black top otherwise they will be a nightmare when your trying to get up there.

    Download the magazine I made up which has a section on some items to consider when touring too...

    http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forum...ATROL-MAGAZINE

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    Tip#1

    When you stop for lunch on the road the kids DO NOT EAT! that is their time to run around. On the Madigan line Zach (6) was made to run to the top of the sand dunes. play chasy, play whatever you like.

    Make their lunch and zip lock it. they will eat in the car when your rolling again. Make it clear to them that that is how it works and they will never complain about it! it's just the way it is!
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    Tip #2

    When packing up camp each day pack their PJs into their sleeping bag bag when they unpack there they are
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Tip #3

    Buy a 20lt round plastic drum with a large opening lid ($15 at Bunnings) When on the road put 10lts of water in it with all your smalls and lay it on its side and strap it to your roof rack. You now have a Washing machine Use Front Loader powder for less suds

    Works a treat. Wring it out and fresh water rinse and your ready to hang them out when you stop for the day.

    This will work with all your washing actually like jeans and stuff but most effective on smalls and tshirts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Add some smooth rocks to the "washing machine" origional stone wash I guess. Gets jeans clean anyway.

    If your kids are old enough get a bird book (plus reptile, native animal, flora, trees etc) and have them spot and record what they see and where.

    Couple of mates did this and the DVD got fairly well left alone. They actually looked out the window!! Make sure they can see out too.

    They have an amazing capacity to remember, be a great trip for sure.

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    will definitely load photo's and update the travel section.
    thanks MudRunnerTD for the ideas - esp the clothes washer.
    AB, i've installed a second battery and converter for the laptop, so that should see them right.

    as an aside, i bought some 240V reading lights (the ones with the clamps), stripped out the wiring etc and replaced with 3*1W LED (MR16s), inline fuse and switch, and cigarette male so be able to plug and clamp them anywhere in the camper. it was from an idea on another forum and they put out great light with low draw, as i just couldn't find anything similar out of the box. anyone come across anything? cheers

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