Who else lives with the Black Dog?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by FatBoyCrash, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Like the families in behind me. Strange lot. Related families living on the same property. One cousin didnt even know he had 2 second cousins. I alerted him to the fact.
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  2. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    G'Day fellow Aussies,

    Sorry for the lack of updates, but we were flat out with our travelling Veterans counselling services, and not had a lot of WiFi opportunities until tragedy struck us down at Sarina in QLD.

    We were hold up in Adelaide for 6 months until we made a break for QLD in late July, We picked up some part time work in Cairns, and were on our way there when a drugged up idiot in a 4 x 4 rammed the side of our Fifth Wheel writing it off, As you can appreciate, these things just can't be purchased down the corner store (It took 2 years to set this one up)

    We have managed to skull drag it up to a beautiful Caravan Park at Sarina, and have put it on blocks and made the inside livable until we can source/import/modify another Fifth Wheel and get going again.

    I have managed to find a great job in the mining industry up here, and have just bought a new T7 (Red/White) to start looking around on a bike again.

    RIP the PHOENIX

    I feel bad that there are more Veterans out there that we didn't get the chance to meet.
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  3. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Was wondering where you got to.
    Good to hear from you again
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  4. Canary

    Canary Long timer

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    That's no good Lofty. :(
    I hope that you can get the repairs done and can continue with your visits to the Veterans. :-)
  5. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    She can't be repaired, those 12" I beams are twisted like a pretzel, and the 5.6 Ton axles are S bends
  6. Canary

    Canary Long timer

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    What do you do with the living section in the future if you can't tow it around anymore?
  7. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Save up, and find another one to import/convert/get going again.

    There are worse places to be stranded than Northern QLD
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  8. Canary

    Canary Long timer

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    Wasn't the bloke that hit you insured, or you did not have insurance on the fifth wheel?
  9. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Hi @LOFTYBOB ,good to hear from you again, although the circumstances could be better! How's the T7? Doing the trick?
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  10. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Necessary evil Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I’m angry for you! What total crap. Sorry about this happening but I commend you for your positive outlook.


    @hunter_greyghost sorry about your nephew being a pill.
  11. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Cheers Sis, a lot of therapy has me looking at life a lot differently lately.
  12. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Cheers M8, picking it up on Saturday,
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  13. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Necessary evil Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Onya! I’m impressed. Hopefully the T7 is a fun diversion and the RV swap goes smooth and easy.
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  14. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    A great few of us here know exactly how and what he feels.
    I'm one of the lucky ones that the first meds I was put on, after a few weeks worked really well and continue to after 12 years without side effects, as if they were made specially for me.
    You Are Not Alone
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  15. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    From your photos...well thats all fixible.
    The axles do not look like pretzles mate. Seems from the underside view that the springs are still in place .
    Not ripped out. Hangers look to be still in position thou not happy.

    That wobbly stuff under the floor.
    Is that insalation.
    It looks like some sort of corflute.

    Im reasonably sure a good quality repair is cheaper than faffing about on a new build.

    The van I fixed last month hit a grid and the fencing after a total front axle let go. It came to us with not one bit of undercarriage.
    No springs, hangers rockers, water tank, dunny outlet or side step. Rear rack was stuffed inside.
    We fixed it.

    Lofty if you want to investigate repair then perhaps send me a PM. No promises but an offer to help.
    Cheers
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  16. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    PM sent mate.
  17. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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  18. Canary

    Canary Long timer

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    Still can't believe it with the arrival yesterday of a brand new 9lb 1oz grand daughter. :D

    First daughter for any male on my husband's side of the family in 58 years. Will be strange after my four sons, and two grandsons with a pink one joining our family. :-)
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  19. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    ^^^
    Congrats to you all !
  20. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    PM returned to Lofty
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