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  • That was at May 11th we did the Mitchell Falls trip in a single day.

    Unfortunately, we only found out later that many places we were hoping to go to were closed due to the high rain just before we started the trip. We'll be back!
    2008 D4D M6 GXL [MT ATZ-P3][Whitey's Ironman 45710FE/45682FE+KTFR101H/Dob487][extended Roadsafe links][Polyairs][DBA T3/T2][amts diffdrop & recovery points][Tin175's stone guards][Bushskins BashPlate][ARB Sahara][IPF 900s][Snorkel][WindCheetah][MaxTrax][IC-440][Parrot Asteroid][ARB Fridge][Lifestyle 2nd Row Fridge Mount][ARB Compressor][Thumper][SandGrabbers][Cargo Barrier][Tigerz Awning][MCC Rear Bar]

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    • Our official photographer is still sorting through photos.
      No news during the GTG was because we were out of mobile phone range for the majority of it!
      I'm not that good at writing trip reports but we'll see what we can do.
      Roads were very dusty, things dry out pretty quick up here so no mud. Some of the gorges only opened the week before we got there.
      Can't we just keep travelling?
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      • Fantastic trip! Our first G2G looking forward to the next one thanks to Michael and Sherron for all your work catering towards newbies like us. John & Trish.

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        • The vehcile stats from the GTG:

          Cars 18 People 39 (31 adults & 8 kids)

          WA = 3 SA = 1 VIC = 7 TAS = 3 QLD = 2 NSW = 1 NT = 1

          2017 – 1 (79 LC dual cab)
          2014 – 1
          2013 – 1
          2012 – 4
          2009 – 1
          2008 – 5
          2007 – 1
          2006 – 2
          2004 – 1
          2000 – 1 (90 series Prado)

          90 x 1 120 x 9 150 x 4 Hilux x 2 LC 200 x 1 LC 79 x 1

          Diesel = 14 Petrol = 4

          Auto = 14 Manual 4

          BFG = 9 Coopers = 2 Mickey Thompson = 2 Bridgestone = 2 Maxxis/Hankook = 1 Radar Renegade = 1 Yokohama Geolander = 1

          White = 5 (2 Prados) Silver = 4 Graphite/Charcoal = 2 Gold/dune = 2 Red = 2 Black = 1 Blue = 2

          Swags = 6 Camper Trailer = 4 Tent = 7 Caravan = 3
          Dave
          Views expressed are mine alone and are not intended to compromise the integrity of my employer nor offend those who may read such views.
          Bugger Bali, get out and see Australia before we sell it all to China.

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          • Nearly a week since Bushbasher posted.

            No reviews, no photos, no info! 18 cars and 39 people on the trip, but zero reports, no photos (from the official photog or members), no thanks to the organisers, no jokes, nothing! Is this real?

            Nothing? Did the trip actually happen?

            Have a look at page 2 of the previous Tassie trip and see how many photos and info was shared:

            http://www.pradopoint.com.au/showthr...-GO-quot/page2
            2008 D4D M6 GXL [MT ATZ-P3][Whitey's Ironman 45710FE/45682FE+KTFR101H/Dob487][extended Roadsafe links][Polyairs][DBA T3/T2][amts diffdrop & recovery points][Tin175's stone guards][Bushskins BashPlate][ARB Sahara][IPF 900s][Snorkel][WindCheetah][MaxTrax][IC-440][Parrot Asteroid][ARB Fridge][Lifestyle 2nd Row Fridge Mount][ARB Compressor][Thumper][SandGrabbers][Cargo Barrier][Tigerz Awning][MCC Rear Bar]

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            • I think it comes down to some people are still away.
              The organisers are battling an illness that has slowed them down.
              There was also very limited mobile coverage up there. And everyone was probably having too much of a good time to bother with social media.

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              • Originally posted by Piggy View Post
                I think it comes down to some people are still away.
                The organisers are battling an illness that has slowed them down.
                There was also very limited mobile coverage up there. And everyone was probably having too much of a good time to bother with social media.
                Thanks Piggy, all of the above is true. Patience Grasshopper!! Photos will come in good time and we all have other things we are doing so it will all get done in due course (and besides we are on Broome Time now....)
                [I]Happy owner of a Dark Red 120 D4D with lots of lovely extra bits.
                On here cos I opened my mouth at the Tassie GTG to organise a WA GTG.[/I]

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                • Most of the chat has been on the GTG Facebook page. As well as photos.
                  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1098860403494293/
                  Can't we just keep travelling?
                  Travelling Panelbeater
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                  • Sadly, our trip is over.

                    Arrived home today. I dare say that we will be back up there again!

                    https://www.facebook.com/cfryback/me...8716907&type=3
                    '04 120 Petrol Flinders Red GXL
                    with ARB Catalog, with TJM add ons!

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                    • We have just arrived back so once we have sorted out the flooded house we now have I will start with some trip pictures and thoughts.
                      [B]Tasmania 2015 GTG Committee Member[/B] 2005 Prado Pilbara, Sovereign Bar, Driver & passenger weathershields, UHF TX3220, Spare wheel spaces, Lifestyle rack, Genuine front & midrow seatcovers, Genuine front & midrow rubber floor mats, ARB 47 litre fridge/freezer, Hilux washer jets, BF Goodridge A/T, Radiator protection plate, Dual battery tray and isolator, ARB 2.5m awning, Rhino heavy duty areo bars, MSA rear wheel bin, MAXTRAX

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                      • Wet over there heh? We have had 24 rainy days for July in Perth to make it the most wet days in 43 years .
                        Dave
                        Views expressed are mine alone and are not intended to compromise the integrity of my employer nor offend those who may read such views.
                        Bugger Bali, get out and see Australia before we sell it all to China.

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                        • After 10K km on a repair, that was done in Broome on the 11th of June - I replaced it!

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                          '04 120 Petrol Flinders Red GXL
                          with ARB Catalog, with TJM add ons!

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                          • Originally posted by cfryback View Post
                            After 10K km on a repair, that was done in Broome on the 11th of June - I replaced it!

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                            So that is the offending part that caused the fuel leak. Good to see it is all back to original now.
                            [B]Tasmania 2015 GTG Committee Member[/B] 2005 Prado Pilbara, Sovereign Bar, Driver & passenger weathershields, UHF TX3220, Spare wheel spaces, Lifestyle rack, Genuine front & midrow seatcovers, Genuine front & midrow rubber floor mats, ARB 47 litre fridge/freezer, Hilux washer jets, BF Goodridge A/T, Radiator protection plate, Dual battery tray and isolator, ARB 2.5m awning, Rhino heavy duty areo bars, MSA rear wheel bin, MAXTRAX

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                            • Now that the 2017 GTG has been run and everyone would have now made it back to home I am wondering what sort of damage was experienced? Now there were some that had more than others but just wondering now everyone has cleaned up what have they discovered?

                              VKPrado had a rock smash into the bullbar causing a dent in the upright which then dislodged a driving light cover. One of the fuel tank guards broke a weld. Fridge power cord melted the plug on the end.

                              Now this is just only the GTG as we had a couple more issues on the rest of our trip but nothing that was a show stopper.
                              [B]Tasmania 2015 GTG Committee Member[/B] 2005 Prado Pilbara, Sovereign Bar, Driver & passenger weathershields, UHF TX3220, Spare wheel spaces, Lifestyle rack, Genuine front & midrow seatcovers, Genuine front & midrow rubber floor mats, ARB 47 litre fridge/freezer, Hilux washer jets, BF Goodridge A/T, Radiator protection plate, Dual battery tray and isolator, ARB 2.5m awning, Rhino heavy duty areo bars, MSA rear wheel bin, MAXTRAX

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                              • I had lots of little things. Rear door handle broke, water tank brackets, maxtrax holders, windscreen. Some dodgy wiring I did for USB ports stopped working. I cracked a rim too but I'm pretty sure I did that before I left for the gtg and only found it after (slow leak). Not a bad list though considering the trip (and the previous beatings it's had).
                                150 Diesel, blue storm. Just added Ostrich Wing awning and ARB Diff Breathers. Also has ARB rear air locker and on-board compressor, couplertec rust proofing and rubber weatherproof mats throughout, colour coded ARB deluxe winch bar, outback ideas front recovery points and GME TX3540 radio. Pioneer Platform, TraxRax, Wet Seat seat covers, Dual Battery System, OME 2inch Lift, Safari Snorkel, ARB Bash Plates and a home made set of drawers.

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