Vehicle and Travel plan

 

The Patrol

Our chosen vehicle which we have always called the ‘Holiday House ON wheels’ is our GU Patrol.

A little bit about our Patrol and the bits Andrew has added

  • Front and Rear Air Lockers
  • Triple Optima Yellow Top Batteries System
  • Volt metre (so we know they are not getting too low)
  • 12,000 lb. winch
  • Dual rear wheel carrier on the rear bar
  • Bull bar side bar rails
  • Two long-range fuel tanks combined capacity 220 litres
  • Black Widow drawers in rear
  • Snorkel
  • Full length roof rack
  • Side awning
  • 3inch exhaust DP Chip
  • EGT and boost gauge
  • 3inch vehicle lift kit
  • 33 inch mud terrain tyres
  • 65% reduction gears
  • Front and rear spot lights
  • Fridge temp gauges
  • Additional wiring for 12 volt points for two fridges
  • UHF 80 Channel radio
  • Special long range UHF radio aerial

The Tambo Camper

  • Slide out stainless steel kitchen
  • 120 litres water
  • Lido Junior Gas Stove
  • Another battery (just in case J)
  • Spare wheel for the trailer (although could use car wheels if needed also)
  • Queen innerspring mattress
  • Tent space for the three kids
  • Curtains for the adults part of the tent

In the Car and Trailer

  • Satellite phone
  • Epirb emergency beacon
  • Engle 40litre and 21 litre fridge/freezer
  • 120 watt solar panels
  • Bin bag – on the rear wheel – for the rubbish
  • Roof bag – for more stuff
  • Two gas bottles
  • Clothes for five
  • Food for 1-2 weeks (sometimes more)
  • 2 tables
  • 4 stools
  • 5 folding chairs
  • 5 head torches
  • 5 sleeping bags
  • 3 thermarest mattresses
  • Schoolwork for the kid

4×4 Gear

  • Car spare parts belts, hoses etc
  • Maxtrax
  • Snatch strap (winch on car)
  • Drag chain
  • High lift jack
  • Other general recover gear

Fun Stuff

  • 5 bikes and a trailer bike
  • 3 boogie boards
  • 2 surfboards
  • Fishing gear
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Footy, basketball, soccer ball, badminton, cricket set, buckets & spade

 

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