2017 Holden Colorado  LS

In late 2016 we took delivery of a new  Holden Colorado tray back with canopy with 150kg roof bars. The main  reason for the change was to give us increased carrying space and  also extra towing capacity of 3.5 tonne. It has been decked out with  the usual accessories including upgrading to 18" LTZ rims and tyres.  It has a ORS 2" lift with 450kg rear leaf springs, a rear drawer system which houses the dual battery system, a bull bar, side steps,  tow bar, snorkel and also a 130L poly long range fuel tank.

2011 Toyota Prado

Our 2007 Prado took us all over the  country including the Canning Stock Route, Cape York, Gibb River  Road, Great Central Road, Ashburton Downs Road, Cape Arid /  Israelite Bay Track to name but a few. After three and a half years  it was time to update and so we opted for another Prado. we went for  the GX model mainly because the latest GXL has a third row of seats which  cannot be removed and the specs of the new GX are not far away from  the GXL anyway. I upgraded to aftermarket 7" rims with BFG's  all round, a 2" OME lift kit, dual batteries, snorkel, ARB bull bar  and steel side steps. Weather shields, window tinting, various roof  rack configurations, Tekonsha Prodigy 3 brake controller, mobile phone cradle and aerial, plus a new Uniden UHF complete the package. The drawer system out of the 120 fitted in the new car with little modification.

2007 Toyota Prado

June 2007 saw a change of  vehicle for us. We had grown a little tired of the truckiness of the  Navara and decided to go back to an automatic with a few more  luxuries. Several of our friends swear by their Prado's and with the  release of a new model Turbo Diesel which Toyota claim has 30% more  power and much better fuel economy we decided this was the way to  go. We have not been disappointed. The towing power is awesome and  the automatic plus all the luxuries the Navara didn't have sees us  very happy with the change.

2005 Nissan  Navara

In September 2005 we aquired our new  vehicle in preparation for a five month trip to Queensland via Darwin and returning via Alice Springs. The 3L Diesel Nissan Navara  STR is equipped with a fibreglass canopy. Additions include an  extended roof rack on the canopy, bull bar, side steps, tow bar and  wiring so a Waeco fridge carried in the tray can be powered both  with the vehicle battery or the caravan solar. The three way caravan  fridge can also be powered on 12V from the vehicle battery (via an  ignition relay) whilst travelling. I have made an additional cradle  which fits between the roof rack bars and will carry two extra spare  wheels - one each for the car and van.




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