It has been an exciting and frantic week for Alan and I.
At 6am on Friday 17th July 2015 we arrived at the SLR workshop, bouncing like Eveready bunnies. Today we are here for a basic training session; how to put the roof up and down, how to turn the cooktop and hot water heater on and for Alan, a few tips from Doug about how to drive the bloody thing!
Then we have to park in our driveway, on a angle with the roof up so that we can load all the gear we need for the coming shake down weekend away.
Stewart and his family from SLR will meet us late tonight so we get away from the coast at 2pm to head South into NSW to Hooton’s Crossing which is just North of Tabulam on the Clarence River. The Bushman was as warm as toast despite a freezing night (reported snow in Stanthorpe not far away) and I even managed to heat the dinner.
A clear sunny spot on the Clarence River.
Me in front of my new home, waiting for the kettle to boil. Busy, busy, busy!live streaming film Brommers Kiek’n
Alan looking for morning tea biscuits.
Testing the 4WD capabilities, we discovered there is plenty of grunt even with high 60psi road-pressure in the tyres. Though not quite enough to get us out of this bog.
When I can figure out how to post videos on this website (Simon help!) you will all get to see how the Bushman toddles on up that same hill with just a drop in tyre pressure down to 40psi.
Overall we are exceedingly happy with our new custom built 4WD expedition vehicle. Today we returned the truck back to the workshop to adjust, amend and improve the multitude of minor little things discovered this past weekend, ready for our first big adventure to the Simpson desert on the 1st of August.
Alan and I can’t wipe the smiles off our faces!