Trevor & Margaret "On the Road Again"


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April 25th 2011
Published: April 25th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Hi Guys

Well we finally took possession of our Sundance 5th Wheeler on the 8th March and then we moved out of the Redcliffe apartment and moved into our rig at Tallebudgera Tourist Park on the 11th. Unfortunately for us when the van was measured for weight just prior to our receiving it, it turned out to be 5 tonne bare weight and 6.5 tonne fully loaded. This is far in excess of the limitations of our Ford F250 which we had already purchased. We found a better tow vehicle, a Ford F350 in Perth and on 29th March we flew over there and the next day drove it back to the Gold Coast arriving back on 4th April which is 4,500 kms in 5 days (never again). We slept in the car for 3 nights and stayed in motels for the other 2 nights. We then settled into our new home at Tallebudgera up until Easter Thursday whilst we were having the hitch and air brakes installed on the F350. We hooked up the rig early that morning of the 21st and during some testing procedures the Turbocharger Intercooler blew up. This was a bit of a shock to us so we had to park the 5th Wheeler on the road/footpath outside of Spectrum RV at Burleigh Heads for the Easter break. We have power and water connected which is great and park fees are very cheap here. The part for the F350 should arrive down here on the 27th from Brisbane and be installed on the same day so we are hoping to get away this Thursday to Kumbia just outside Kingaroy to spend some time with our friends before heading north towards Cairns via the Cania Gorge. To our friends in Brisbane who we had hoped to see before departing we have to say a big sorry as we were not able to make it up to Redcliffe with the 5th Wheeler before departing because of the problems we have had. We love the 5th Wheeler and are excìted to get back on the road.

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25th April 2011

Good Luck
Wow! we are impressed, and hope you have a fantastic time. We look forward to following you on your Blog. Will it automatically come to us? Are you on Facebook? Viv and Terry XX
26th April 2011

Enjoy your travels
Winter has set in here, our first in 3 years, wish we were back in oz! Your rig looks huge, Chris says "it sure looks like you've got a big one !" Our van with Don(Chris' cousin) and Pattie has just left Carnarvon Gorge heading west, they said there's lots of evidence of the recent flooding around. They had 5 days at Cania Gorge, and are loving it. Look forward to hearing where you will roam this time. Wow, that was a quick trip back from Perth. Good luck and safe travels Lynne and Chris
27th April 2011

never a dull moment
Hi Trev, Marg best the turbo blew up then rather than in the middle of nowhere....have a good trip. We had a quiet easter i worked at Sirromet for 3 days which didn't please Kris much plus my Mum stayed with us at Wello Point so didn't help either. As you probably know Tim and Katie are now in their house at Alex Hills and we move next Wednesday 4th, not looking forward to that. Look after yourselves and we'll contact again soon.....
19th May 2011

last communications
Hi Trevor and Marg what a trip to drive over from Perth like that.we are heading off to Somerset Dam in morn chasing Redclaw which are in plague proportions.should be same up your way and I know are in millions out in Fairbairn Dam.what experiences have you had with them and any good recipes?Staying at Somerset 4 days next week too.on our way north after about 3rd week of June.will watch with interest your progress Cheers Nigel and Elly
19th May 2011

last communications
Hi Trevor and Marg what a trip to drive over from Perth like that.we are heading off to Somerset Dam in morn chasing Redclaw which are in plague proportions.should be same up your way and I know are in millions out in Fairbairn Dam.what experiences have you had with them and any good recipes?Staying at Somerset 4 days next week too.on our way north after about 3rd week of June.will watch with interest your progress Cheers Nigel and Elly
10th June 2011

How much cost this huge thing?
Hi why you do not ship it to Thailand and come and visit us. Or fly in by plain. I take down the office building and build for 2,5 Mio. SFR. a 4 story Condo. I take a huge credit and sell all and hope to make a huge profit. I made some 3D Studio Max renderings shall I send? Love the Rotman's

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