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Thread: Hello from Down Under

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    Default Hello from Down Under

    I am really enjoying being a member of this forum, the great people and the information available.
    Being with my wife addicted to the life on the road and exploring this beautiful country, enjoying my nature photography hobby we started touring with BMW R 100 then a R850r towing a trailer for 8 month trip and the last bike the superb R1150GS.
    Looking for more comfort and taken into consideration that when we hit the ground we are not bouncing back like as we used to do we made the logical choice: a Land Rover.
    We purchased a Discovery I Tdi 300 1998 manual in excellent condition.
    We fitted Bilstein shocks and King springs all around lifting the car 40mm above the standard height. Factory bullbar and towing bar came with the vehicle when purchased.
    Inside we fitted a cargo barrier, storage shelving, second battery, and the 50 lts Waeco fridge.
    We are touring with our dog, a Great Pyrenean. Sometimes we wonder if we have to go for a Defender to have more room, therefore we donít need to tow the trailer with our camping gear.
    Cheers
    Arthur

    [URL=http://arthur-plottier.megashot.net/[/URL]
    Land Rover Discovery I Tdi300 1998 SOLD 17/3/08
    Range Rover 3.5 V8 FI and mods SOLD 20/2/09
    Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi 300 1994

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    Welcome, nice Disco and gallery too.
    Dave

    99 D2

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovw
    Welcome, nice Disco and gallery too.
    Thanks David for your kind comment.
    I am looking into in converting the Disco as an exploring vehicle in the near future. A trip of 15000 km south east coming next March
    Cheers
    [URL=http://arthur-plottier.megashot.net/[/URL]
    Land Rover Discovery I Tdi300 1998 SOLD 17/3/08
    Range Rover 3.5 V8 FI and mods SOLD 20/2/09
    Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi 300 1994

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    Welcome to the Portal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucaro
    Thanks David for your kind comment.
    I am looking into in converting the Disco as an exploring vehicle in the near future. A trip of 15000 km south east coming next March
    Cheers
    Hope we're going to see a writeup on the trip. I know everyone here would be interested.
    Last edited by bovw; 12-30-2007 at 04:17 AM.
    Dave

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    GO QLD!!! Welcome to the Expo.
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    Thanks you all, I am looking forward to participate in the forums.
    Cheers
    [URL=http://arthur-plottier.megashot.net/[/URL]
    Land Rover Discovery I Tdi300 1998 SOLD 17/3/08
    Range Rover 3.5 V8 FI and mods SOLD 20/2/09
    Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi 300 1994

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    Default Hello from up top!

    mmmmmmmmmm....300TDi. Oh to live where diesels are available.

    Welcome to the portal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyMudskipper
    mmmmmmmmmm....300TDi. Oh to live where diesels are available.

    Welcome to the portal.
    Thanks, come down Oz is a beautiful country. It is a pity that I sold my BMW R1150GS, other ways we can ride together.
    You have a good taste, Land Rover & KTM
    Cheers
    [URL=http://arthur-plottier.megashot.net/[/URL]
    Land Rover Discovery I Tdi300 1998 SOLD 17/3/08
    Range Rover 3.5 V8 FI and mods SOLD 20/2/09
    Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi 300 1994

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