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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeBee View Post
    I run a hyd winch on the front and a warn 15000lb on the rear via a big 200a/h battery, so the second unit is set up to pump the juice into the winch, plus my coffee machine! I run the driving light circuit off it as well as the LED bars run at 30V. The alternator supplied as standard with the Chev conversion is rated at 100a, and it struggles with voltage supply also - constant winge to brunswick diesels hasn't fixed the issue, so i went the second unit as it means I don't need to upgrade wiring for the existing circuits as well.

    There is a 170a unit avail, @MB has one fitted and it works well, but still requires some mods to fit. Lastly it also gives me some redundancy if one alternator fails - and yes it has happened to me on a trip, middle of winter, back of Omeo and miles from nowhere, very uncomfortable feeling, especially when some of the drive home would be in the dark.
    Like the redundancy idea , the one in the GQ went at pineapple flat , driving home it got dark and car was starting to slow down as volts dropped off , lucky I had a good dual battery but only just made it home .

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    Washed the Patrol after spending a magnificent weekend doing this...
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    With old mate @Sprock.
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    And sat down each night to this...
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    Thanks to Sprock, he had the fire covered before I could even set the swags up.

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    Down at Roadworthy centre trying to get satisfactory cert to rego in VIC vs NSW.
    Been in storage for awhile and missed the old rear wiper, hopefully that won't fail the inspection though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyInAuz View Post
    Down at Roadworthy centre trying to get satisfactory cert to rego in VIC vs NSW.
    Been in storage for awhile and missed the old rear wiper, hopefully that won't fail the inspection though.
    Good to read from you mate. So you're back in Australia now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Washed the Patrol after spending a magnificent weekend doing this...


    With old mate @Sprock.


    And sat down each night to this...

    Thanks to Sprock, he had the fire covered before I could even set the swags up.
    Spec-fucking-tacular Mark ! How did the rig go after last weeks process ??
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    Not long enough .. still have a bloody farm to sell, decided to keep the 'trol as we are coming back.

    Unbelievable.. roadworthy folks just called .. $$$. I think it's the North Sydney accent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    Spec-fucking-tacular Mark! How did the rig go after last weeks process??
    Like a dream Eric. A minor hiccup on the way to Heyfield, the low water alarm kept going off, as the mechanics fixed a minor water leak they spotted and hadnt bled the cooling system enough. Five minutes at Sprocks place with a cut coke bottle and it was bled.
    Sprocks Patrol decided to spit out the lower control arm bolt on the Macalister river track. We were extremely lucky to find the bolt about 10 metres prior. The nut was MIA though so we pillaged my Patrol's front sway bar for the correct sized nut for him to continue along.
    I really dont know how the weekend would have panned out if we didnt find the bolt. The Patrol wasnt going anywhere once the arm dropped out.

    It wasn't really busy out there too. Yeah there were campers, and 4wds around but nothing like the 30 plus 4wd line I had to wait for on Queens birthday weekend trying to get to Lovicks Hut. That was insane.
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    After carrying one of those fibreglass, screw together '4wd' long handled shovels for the past few months, I had no complaints about it until someone commented about how heavy it was. After checking out other shovels in Bunnings I realised they were right, so bought a new shovel (way cheaper than a 4x4 one) which is significantly lighter. Being unable to take it apart for storage I was faced with finding somewhere to store it. As space is at a premium in our rig, with most already spoken for there was really only one solution which will accommodate the shovel when we are packed to travel solo (without the Tvan). The Quickfist clamps I bought on ebay seem to be an excellent solution. Not looking forward to the day the shovel is required in a recovery situation, but it does get regular use around the camp fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    After carrying one of those fibreglass, screw together '4wd' long handled shovels for the past few months, I had no complaints about it until someone commented about how heavy it was. After checking out other shovels in Bunnings I realised they were right, so bought a new shovel (way cheaper than a 4x4 one) which is significantly lighter. Being unable to take it apart for storage I was faced with finding somewhere to store it. As space is at a premium in our rig, with most already spoken for there was really only one solution which will accommodate the shovel when we are packed to travel solo (without the Tvan). The Quickfist clamps I bought on ebay seem to be an excellent solution. Not looking forward to the day the shovel is required in a recovery situation, but it does get regular use around the camp fire and when digging a hole for when you need to, snap one off.

    Fixed it for ya cuppa.

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    @mudski your thoughtfulness knows no bounds!

    or emptying the portapotti.

    or levelling the Tvan

    or creating a pool at the edge of the waterhole to get sufficient depth to fill the billy

    or lifting wheel onto wheel studs

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