Sad goodbye to a true friend

Crusty181

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In all seriousness, when do we expect the new rig to land?
Coincidentally the fleet manager rang today. The Troopy is currently bobbing about on a boat somewhere in the Pacific, due at the dealership on Aug 12th. I was provided the VIN number when it came off the production line so the federal SSM approval is already underway, which otherwise apparent can take some time. Its got a bit of other option work to be done and hopefully that all wont push handover out any further so Im hoping ill have it within 4 weeks. We're were planning to head up NSW coast Sept sch hols, but probably wont have time to sort out power and trailer brakes before hand. Im in negotiations with my brother to do a lightning tour up around Uluru and the West Macs ... in swags. Havent done that for a while, could be fun
 

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Sounds great mate. Really looking forward to seeing the new beast.
I all started out exciting, but that new car novelty has kinda all but worn off, and ive had way too much time to mull over the cost, ha. Luckily i suppose i still cant square up anything else to rival it for our needs
 
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You will be right bro when you get it you will be jumping for joy evan with your bad knee just think every day you dont have it is a day you dont have to push a clutch in with said bad knee
Swags are you kidding its bloody cold at night will you have the pie maker and coffee michine
As for van wireing get you mates at toyota to do it youve spent enough ... tell them how you want it evan if you change things later at least its wired for the van for now ??
I smell a group meet im calling it at Echuca nice spot we all like it so we can all kick his tyres and those with dogs can get them to pee on them come on
EL Crusty CHOPPO lets do it so we can check out your latest import ... after its done its first thousand of corse
 

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Coincidentally the fleet manager rang today. The Troopy is currently bobbing about on a boat somewhere in the Pacific, due at the dealership on Aug 12th. I was provided the VIN number when it came off the production line so the federal SSM approval is already underway, which otherwise apparent can take some time. Its got a bit of other option work to be done and hopefully that all wont push handover out any further so Im hoping ill have it within 4 weeks. We're were planning to head up NSW coast Sept sch hols, but probably wont have time to sort out power and trailer brakes before hand. Im in negotiations with my brother to do a lightning tour up around Uluru and the West Macs ... in swags. Havent done that for a while, could be fun
Something like this ?
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How are you finding the return to the suburban grind after the lengthy freedom you have experienced? Would you do it again, now the dust has settled and you look back through less tinted glasses??
Mate... S. T. Ruggling. Not a day goes by when I'm day dreaming of life back on the road.

Would I do it again? One of the things that keeps me going is the fact that I WILL do it again. Not sure when. Probably when kids leave the home. So we can sell it to buy back into the caravan market.
 

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Mate... S. T. Ruggling. Not a day goes by when I'm day dreaming of life back on the road.

Would I do it again? One of the things that keeps me going is the fact that I WILL do it again. Not sure when. Probably when kids leave the home. So we can sell it to buy back into the caravan market.
It changes how you look at many things and the lifestyle certainly gets into your blood. Then you kinda get punished for the rest of your life with the flashbacks.
 

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It changes how you look at many things and the lifestyle certainly gets into your blood. Then you kinda get punished for the rest of your life with the flashbacks.
I look more at it that others are getting punished (albeit unknowingly) by the fact they don't have the memories! Better to know and miss, than miss and not know.
 
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It changes how you look at many things and the lifestyle certainly gets into your blood. Then you kinda get punished for the rest of your life with the flashbacks.
Only until you reach Freedom time and it all changes......pack up and go where you like, when you like in between doctors appointments....lol,lol.
 

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Well its Hi Jack time until I compose my own thread, I don't wait months and months, bought today pick up by next weekend...................The Ute's days in the garage are numbered, I will miss it so much, it was the Prime touring truck................................. Mrs D proclaimed she wanted comfort again, so comfort was the order of the day, grunt and very cool looks was a bonus.........Decided on new wheels last Monday did a deal on Saturday...

At least I have some pics...............................
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Well its Hi Jack time until I compose my own thread, I don't wait months and months, bought today pick up by next weekend...................The Ute's days in the garage are numbered, I will miss it so much the prime touring truck................................. Mrs D proclaimed she wanted comfort again, so comfort was the order of the day, grunt and very cool looks was a bonus.........Decided on new wheels last Monday did a deal on Saturday...

At least I have some pics............................... View attachment 63747
It took 12 months to decide, and then 3 1/2 months to get my car
 

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Well im not surprized its taken so long and we dont evan have a pic or is it evan in australian waters yet ...... when will its tyres hit aussie roads ...... im surprized others havent posted pics of cars they've brought and sold in all this time are you getting a car ive forgot carnt remember im getting old waiting ........
There ganging up on us cause you got nothing to show we are all sick of waiting
Getting restless and now makeing fun and byeing Jeeps goodness me this thread has realy gone sour its allmost like a bag of prawns left out in the sun for a few days at 35 deg gone off and now stinks rotton to the core you brought this on yourself ......!!!!!!!
Should have done the surprise pic like @Drover and shocked the world instead the peasants have turned on the king and you still got nothing lucky they still dont burn people you may have a crowd outside your place demanding your preasants at the fire !!!!!!!!
They have turned on you its out of my control im with you bro only just only thing to ease there pain and gain some credibility is a pic of said new car your stuffed ...... has anyone else got any pics of new cars cause @Crusty181 hasnt
Sorry bro i tell it how it is
Is it wrong to.laugh at stuff you wright im sorry but im killing myself laughing im a peanut i know
 
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