I found out at 110k on a straight road is great, downhill
even better, the slightest hill the Hilux dies a death. I was going back to
5th, 4th gear, this was a shock to me. But hey we were on holidays. Plus we
made it to Caloundra.
Started to set up, the neighbours
(grey nomads) came over for a chat. They said hey new camper, nice, looks
like it is going to get wet. I thought to myself you have come prepared for
the weather of sunny Qld. I purchased a 20ft x 30ft tarp from Lismore in our
prepurchase holiday goodies for extra shelter from the sun (QLD sunny one
day perfect the next). On setting up another grey nomad walked past and
commented, saying it looked like the Taj Mahal. Night came quickly. A
A picture says thousands words.
We now have a wading pool out the
front and the mesh we used for the annex floor is sopping under foot, under
chairs, under fridge, even underground, it would not soak up anymore water.
We were booked for 10 nights.
The days were
moist but comfortable some sunny spots.
were cold, foggy.
Very proud of my 30foot tarp, it stood
its ground, against some very long and strong rainy nights.
Wife’s highlight for the
She found what she called a doodle tree.
I took her face out, but left the smile
At the end of the day we had a really
great holiday, well rested but we only lasted eight out of ten days, rained
every night without fail with rain most other day. I guess it is not as
adventurous as the stories I have read in oar and amazement on the
CamperTrailers forum, but I hope you enjoyed it.
Only half the camper set up as you all can see?
Due to the lack of energy the Hilux had
it has been traded in for a V6 petrol engine Hyundai Terracan 4x4 auto. Nice
unit & diesel too hard to find on the market. Now the trailer is no weight
I was going to enter my camper in the
dirtiest trailer contest. See in front of the trailers wheel, near the jerry
can holder & on the back wheel on the Terracan...... Try the zoom.
I have spent many a night on the
CamperTrailers forum, reading and learning. To the forum owners well done.
And to the members, for their input. Thank you.