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RE: Welcome to the Solo's Forum


Hello Chris & Ian. Thankyou for your input & feedback re purchase . Good idea to hire out & try both MH , Camper & also should have a run witha pop top.
I was impressed with the finish of Solo Steves new setup in his camper.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get some time at the CMCA get together in Boonah. There were quite a few motohomes on site, apparently there was just over 1100 motorhomes on site.
A couple of the people staying there asked what I was driving & I explained to them about just having a look to get some ideas on which one to buy , just shows how friendly they were & even invited me in for a brief look inside their motorhomes.

I have a liking for Coaster, Civilian or Hino Rainbow & perhaps a postie bike for getting about.

Yes I will keep in touch & let you know what the final purchase is.

Until then there will be a few questions , better to ask rather than go by trial & error.

Many Thanks

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Ian

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Welcome Bud - you might get more response if you post in the "general" section - this is just to be welcomed to the site - hope you enjoy being part of this group - also post "technical" stuff in the "technical" section - or the relevant section - pretty easy, once you get used to it.

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Thanks Jules47. Will try in general section.

Good on ya

Ian

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I am at sandy hollow at this time how do we meet



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Welcome lurch. Maybe put a post up on the general forum. A bit about yourself and where you are. Others will come on then and may be in the area.

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If you're heading through Gulgong Lurch, let us know. Will be here for a few more weeks until the reno's complete & most of the stuff sold

Darrell & Sandra

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 HI Dianne

                i have done what you are doing just hope it is the right move,

              drive safe we may meet up some where

                                                                     loam

 

 



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G'day. Recently, I read a post by a bloke from Queensland who bought an old Freeway slide-on and Ford Courier combo. That's the same rig I have and I was hoping to ask the bloke a few questions but I've forgotten his name. confuse I've had the Freeway for some months but only just bought the tray back ute (my previous ute was a tub tray and unsuitable). But I haven't put the two together yet. I'm still doing stuff to the Courier to get it ready. One thing I'm thinking about is Polyair Springs. I wanted to ask the bloke if his Courier has standard suspension. He mentioned that the trip back from the gulf country to where he lives "was a breeze". I also have a few questions about the turnbuckles (tie downs) he uses. I have the same type. If I remember correctly, his logo is a drawing of a bloke fishing. And this is a pic of the rig he posted. Hoping he'll read this and get in touch. Gary



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Welcome Gary. I could be Bill12. He's the only one I can think of with a slide on.

You could check through Show us your Rig, maybe you will come across it there.

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What??? You mean little old ladies are travelling Oz solo? And there I was thinking how brave I'll be when I finally leave the driveway for the last time on my big trip around Oz. I've been telling everyone I deserve a medal. Hehe. My rig will be ready soon, and I'll take a pic or two. She's a bit basic but nonetheless my pride and joy. Pensioner's budget, ya know.



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"Little old ladies" indeed!!!!! You want to watch it - some of these "little old ladies" might just catch up to you, Gary!!!!!biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinwink



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Watch it sonny.   You're younger than me.

Cheers,

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I'm planning to sell up everything and go solo some day (with my dog). I'd like to buy a Winnebago or Jayco motorhome and make it my home for the rest of my life. Obviously there will be limits to what I can take along. I'm wondering what people do with their music and movie collections. I have hundreds of DVDs, CDs, LPs and photos and I'm thinking about backing them all up on one or more digital storage devices and leaving the originals with friends or family. I also have loads of books, but they're about the heaviest things you could carry, so I'm thinking about locating eBook versions of those that I like the most.

As for comfort, I would think that reverse cycle air conditioning would be mandatory. My other big concern would be sleeping at close quarters with my dog, especially on days when she's had a bone to chew. As dog owners will know, Bonez Meanz Fartz, so I'm wondering if it would be feasible to sleep all night with the fan on. Just how noisy are they, if at all?

My other concern is telephone and Internet. I plan to do most of my travelling along the east coast, and stay mainly in urban caravan parks. What would people recommend in the way of services and providers? Are there many free wifi hotspots in the caravan parks? I know that MacDonalds restaurants have free wifi access, but other than that? Is terrestrial TV access good enough along the coast, or do I need to go for satellite TV (eg Vast)?


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dorian wrote:

I'm planning to sell up everything and go solo some day (with my dog). I'd like to buy a Winnebago or Jayco motorhome and make it my home for the rest of my life. Obviously there will be limits to what I can take along. I'm wondering what people do with their music and movie collections. I have hundreds of DVDs, CDs, LPs and photos and I'm thinking about backing them all up on one or more digital storage devices and leaving the originals with friends or family. I also have loads of books, but they're about the heaviest things you could carry, so I'm thinking about locating eBook versions of those that I like the most.

As for comfort, I would think that reverse cycle air conditioning would be mandatory. My other big concern would be sleeping at close quarters with my dog, especially on days when she's had a bone to chew. As dog owners will know, Bonez Meanz Fartz, so I'm wondering if it would be feasible to sleep all night with the fan on. Just how noisy are they, if at all?

My other concern is telephone and Internet. I plan to do most of my travelling along the east coast, and stay mainly in urban caravan parks. What would people recommend in the way of services and providers? Are there many free wifi hotspots in the caravan parks? I know that MacDonalds restaurants have free wifi access, but other than that? Is terrestrial TV access good enough along the coast, or do I need to go for satellite TV (eg Vast)?

 

hello dorian, Well, I cannot answer all your questions but here goes a few. TV - we got a vast installed in Brisbane and are very happy with it. Even get channels not accessable normally. We usually travel on the east coast. Recently i scanned every photo we owned and photos kept from relatives past. Was a massive task but one worthwhile. Now they are all on my computer and I look at them more now than I ever did. Also have them on backup and keep with other relies. Threw out every photo - 20 photo albums taking up space. next is our dvd collection - I am going to take them all out of their cases and put them in an album that can take 200 to 300 dvd's - then turf the cases. As for books, I am going to purchase an ebook. Sorry can't help with the dog query as do not have a dog. good luck and safe travels. rocket


 



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Thanks rocket. Sorry I've taken so long to reply, but I didn't see any notification in my Inbox.

I'm thinking about SSDs for backup since they will be resistant to vibration. You can shrink the DVDs and convert them to other formats to allow them to fit on expensive storage devices. For example, if you could shrink a 5GB DVD to 1GB, then you could fit your entire collection on a 320GB SSD. Current SSD prices are less than $1 per GB. Obviously a DVD album is going to be a lot cheaper, but it would be less convenient and a lot bulkier.

Telstra appears to be about the only reliable option for communications at this time, but hopefully things will have improved when I'm ready to travel.

I like the idea of eBooks versus laptops or netbooks because they are very compact, have a very long battery life, and are good in sunlight. I was talking with an avid user who insists that eBooks with mini-keyboards are preferable to those with touchscreen menus. I would have thought that the latter would be more reliable, but apparently the keyboard has much better functionality.

I guess TV is not so important, except maybe for news and sport (my dog likes to watch ball games), but the news can be provided via Intenet, assuming I can find a reliable provider. As for my dog, I'll have to record the football for her.


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G'day Folks

After it being at the back of my mind for a while now, it's time to get serious about hiting the road. As part of my preparations for that, I've adopted you all as my 'extended family' so be nice and wave if you see me.

Cheers
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Yes...i met her too..she stayed at the hotel where I'm living in..a gutsy lady.

I've just placed an ad in the Gen Forum about wanting to be a travel companion for a long period.

I am single, 63, no ties, good health, good all round skills and communicator, computer savvy, occasional drink, non smoker etc. love the outdoors and all that goes with it, some prospecting, fossicking, sketching painting, photography etc. I can cook, wash, iron etc.

Maybe someone out there would be interested in such a person.

Please contact me!

Safe journeys everyone.

benton



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As expected..this is going to be far more difficult than i anticipated..oh well one lives in hope! (if it helps..Ive been a volunteer overseas for the past 10 years, my heart is in the right place..i just want to wander about Australia while i am still fit and able to appreciate it all).



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Hi loam.

benton here..nice to see you on the forum..if ever you need a driver/travel companion please give me a call.

I have many skills and good attributes to offer.

When and where do you plan to tour!

I'm down here in Tassie in the 'freezer' after having lived in the high 30s for the past 10 years.

If you're interested please PM me.

Best regards.

benton



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Benton you really need to start your own thread to get replies to your requests. This is the welcome to......thread.

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..sorry..I've not been 'welcomed' yet..but i take your point..i will start my own thread..thnx..benton



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We have a 1992 Bailey's Pageant British Caravan 15ft high top with Toilet and Shower very light to tow weigh's 920 Kilos we tow it with a Duel fuel Toyota 2.7 Hilux wanting to Contact other Nomad's with one of these

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geez 'lurch' you'd best start your own thread mate!..this page appears to be only for 'welcoming'...(welcome 'lurch').



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Any one looking for us we are at Cowra staying near the show ground  will be here till mid Sept. 2013



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Where are you Benton



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...freezing the agates down in Tassie.



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We are in Cowra Freezing  being snowing in Orange where we are parked between two shed's 100 acres open country behind us being windy and cold we are farm sitting been here 6 month's 



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Sorry if I offended you Benton, just pointing out the way around the forum.
I'm sure you were welcomed sometime after you joined back in January 2012.

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..no offence taken..just making light of it.



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..as long as don't hit any guide posts nancy; you'll be fine..lol..benton



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