We’re Off

Up at 5:30, A final once over of the house…..Coffee….. We hitch-up, stow everything in the van. Two of our neighbours who are really good friends come over to say goodbye, a quick photo and we are ready to leave by 6:30.

I was hoping for a lot less traffic. It’s Sydney who was I kidding. Over the harbour bridge, I’m sure the lanes are smaller today. Soon we are on the M1 and getting used to the van again. We arrive on time at fivestar and let them look after the van.

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Van Modifications

A few modifications to the van.

I’ve realised I would like to shift a little weigh to the rear, if I move over the spare tyre, I can fit a small toolbox to the rear bumper bar and use that to balance the weight and to have a little more storage room. So off with the bumper bar to take it to a steel fabricator and have some support brackets welded on. The only toolboxes I could seem to find were just plain aluminum checker plate, given everything else is black checker plate, there was no choice but to send it off to the powder coater’s to get it fixed up

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Down the Hume

Today we drove down to Melbourne to pick up the Van.  We could have had it delivered to Belmont, but it was cheaper to pick it up from Melbourne and I felt the drive up the Hume would be a good way to refresh my towing skills, or lack thereof.   800k’s without the van on the way down and then the same again on the way back with the van on should get us use to everything.

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