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    She is a good looking unit Max. I hope ole' Bruiser is up to the task of towing the Taj Mahal!
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    Wow that is seriously impressive. It's eye opening to see the hand work that goes into building these.

    The bruiser is going to as proud as punch.
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    Awesome Max! Iím looking forward to checking it out. Safe travels mate.

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    Hi All,

    Got the towbar fitted, yet another rainy day in the supposed sunny Queensland and went to the Spinifex Factory Tuesday morning.

    They have a custom of shouting lunch to all new owners which I consumed at the table in the van.

    The sparky ran all the wires hooked up the camera, charging Anderson plug and rigged up a monsterous hitch fitting for the Hayman Reese towbar.

    Attached to the Bruiser and hit the road. The poor new fridge started crying so I pulled in to a Bottle Shop, got a slab and then the fridge was "Happy".

    So was the owner.

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    Left Brisbane at 6pm and due to a thunderstorm near Moree with driving heavy rain I pulled into a Rest Area for a couple of hours kip.

    That was at 4.30am so was back on the road by 6.30am stopped a few times for food and pain relief stretching.

    Arrived at Taggerty 7.30pm last night.

    Today I set it up, popped the top, rolled out the awning and took a few measurements in preparation for getting stuff I will need to finish the job and make it a totally useable home.



    The Forum stickers so kindly donated by Smokey found their way onto the back of the van. Thanks Adam.



    On the trip back it towed brilliantly and with the myriad of B-Doubles flying past both ways it didn't sway or rock around at all.

    With the tare weight of 2000kgs the Bruiser slowed a fair bit negotiating hills but for the most part cruised along between 95 and 100kmh.

    Yet to do a fuel calculation but expect it to drop appreciably from normal highway driving.



    Cheers,

    Max.

    Last edited by Oz Firey; 18-10-18 at 05:11 PM.

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    The new van looks great Max, and good to hear the maiden voyage went smoothly.
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    fantastic Max glad all went well mate look forward to seeing this thing up the Hilton some time
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    Looks great Max, is the bunk on the left for OBJ

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    Thatís a bloody beauty mate. A perfectly setup van, I bet your itching to test her out.
    A huge congrats from the 4Wdadventurers forum family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback jack View Post
    Looks great Max, is the bunk on the left for OBJ
    I think it may have a decent size fridge for you too obj!

    Nice one Max. A long trip back to Vic would have given you a Gray feel for how it tows.
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    Glad the wait is over for you Max, that was the hard part looks great and i am sure it will serve you very well and cater to your evey need

    Now you mentioned BLUE RAG. 2000 kgs plus your extras?

    Well i am happy to drive it, it has been a long time since i last did it. Actually before the fires and i belive they graded it after.

    Towing a van?

    Not something i would do

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