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    Default on the road again

    yeah we are finaly on the move again
    after 2 years in perth taking care of family / grandkids and weddings we have finnaly packed the canter, hooked up the van and are in motion
    next stop darwin in about 12 months time
    then across the top back to queensland which completes the first circumnavigation of aus via the coast road
    and takes me one step closer to having parabolic springs fitted to the canter to soften the ride on my poor aching back

    stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackduck View Post
    next stop darwin in about 12 months time
    If you take the truck out of low range you might get there sooner...

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    cant rush things
    after all there is alot of coastline to ponder between here and the territory
    day one saw 200ks in a southerly direction
    and yes i know im heading the wrong way but for some reason known only to she who must be obeyed we have to go via wave rock

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    Argh... I see the problem... silly me figured you'd be going from Perth to Darwin in a clockwise direction.

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    i think every sane logical thinking person should have a navigator like mine
    every journey is like a passage through the twilight zone
    this is a woman who argues with the GPS
    put it this way if you see a canter reversing a 33' caravan up a small side street its probably me after ive done as im told
    its just easier that way
    Cheers
    STU

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    Having the chain of command in place and established before execution is key to success. Good to see that you understand this and are operating in compliance. We want pictures and stories! Have a safe journey.
    08 Inferno Orange Z71 Colorado Crew Cab 4x4 I5, no lift
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    If you happen to pass through Esperance would love to catch up and compare notes on the Canters. Also wanting to install the parabolic suspension.

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    unfortunatley esperance was a primary stop on the way over from the east
    we have to do the mandatory tourist stops in the south west before turning north
    it suprises me we didnt do all this during the 2 years we were based here
    as far as the suspension goes
    the boys at all terrain do a specy 5 link for the canter they have some great shots on thier web
    down side is i cant convince the dragon that the cost is benneficial (women are funny like that)
    i still dont have a price for the parabolics (hint hint John) but ive managed to talk the department of finance round to the idea (i hit the rough stuff with the left hand side of the truck where possible)
    trying to convince her of the asthetic and ride quality of a set of super singles too
    i figure ill let her pick some nice curtains for the camper body in return
    Cheers
    STU

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    Super Singles make a big difference to your ride, and increase your off road capability especially in the sand. Run 19.5 rims with 285's on. Not many places we cant get to now.

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    Hi Stu,

    Just drove a Canter over from Adelaide to Perth via Coolgardie. Flew back last night.....if I knew you were down that way, I would have take the scenic route south through Esperance.....awesome trip but all too quick......did the 1400kms from Ceduna to Coolgardie in one hit....how's this? >> had the street pilot on and when I left Ceduna it said " at the roundabout take the second exit...then turn right after 1196kms " .... you could tell there wasn't going much steering involved.

    John.
    Last edited by whatcharterboat; 01-12-2012 at 08:48 AM.
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