Five weeks to go - better start getting ready

Published: August 14th 2016
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To be honest, we've been getting ready for this trip for a while. A couple of weeks ago we picked up our brand new Skamper Kamper Ranger off road camp trailer. Looks the goods so far, just need to work out how to get one of the taps working properly... Now that the shelter has been sorted I have started ramping up the work on the truck.

Took out all of the seats and belts and other stuff ready to lay some new Formshield underlay that is supposed to reduce road noise and deflect heat. It certainly looks the goods! I've also rewired behind the dash (again) with a better setup, ready to install six new gauges. That in itself will be quite the project involving cutting down a perfectly good centre dash which may end up being a bit of a poor idea. We'll see.

Phil is coming around later to help weld some better brackets for the new seats (courtesy of a wrecked Impreza WRX). And then it will be time to take the grinder to the glue spots on the floor that were left when the carpet was replaced way back when.

Last thing for this weekend (and Monday which I managed to get off) is to sneak a stereo amplifier under the passenger seat before Suz sees it. She said something like "any money that you would put toward the stereo can go to your tax debt". Not a chance...

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16th August 2016

Post season
Nath's footy coach here - I'm just relieved to see this trip isn't happening until footy season is done!
17th August 2016

Haha. Kept an eye on the roster. Also made sure we'd be in Perth for AFL Grand Final day!

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