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ID:135882 - Double Indemnity?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:06:00 GMT

There has been quite a bit of interest in the policy offerings of Club 4x4 Insurance, particularly in their upgradable vehicle recovery benefits. I am sure that a lot of their policy holders, including myself, also have RACV (or equivalent) Total Care, which is also an insurance against breakdown recovery costs. So, is this a form of double indemnity which in itself is against the law & could open a can of worms as to which company is liable for the recovery, maybe neither?
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ID:135881 - Pyrenees gathering

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:33:00 GMT

Gday
What a great weekend was had by all who attended. I came late and missed the early drive into the wild blue yonder.
The evening was great with a long table dinner,a roast , a quiz that i only got 55% , much harder than year 12 kids had.
Bonz had glow sticks and a couple of sparklers that i found in the back of the car.
Overall the weekend is well worth attending .
Thanks Bonz , another great weekend.
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ID:135880 - Follow up from Common Rail Diesel problem

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:03:00 GMT

Three months ago I reported on a problem with my Prado when it blew a piston on the way back to Melbourne from Qld and now a site I was beginning to think I would never see. After 3 months to the day I have a fully functioning Prado back at home. Blew a piston on our return from Queensland and Vehicle and Caravan were trucked back to Melbourne. Took me three weeks to source a new motor and Patterson /Cheney in Dandenong fitted the motor and two weeks later. picked the car up and drove it home but next morning auto tranny would not go into reverse. Eventually disconnected battery terminal and finally it went into reverse but after a short time went into limp home mode so back to Toyota. Threee weeks later Toyota gave up and said it was inside the auto. Took it to Wholesale Automatics in Bayswater and after a week they gave the auto a clean bill of health and said it was in the ECU so back to Toyota. After another 2 weeks they finally rang me after three days of testing and I picked it up yesterday. The ECU fault that kept throwing fault codes apparently was a fault in a 30 amp fuse connection to the Alternator that was giving false readings to the ECU. Bloody electronics in these new cars is a nightmare and I don't know how you would ever find it the bush. Took it for a short drive today 150Kms and over bumpy dirt roads etc and it performed as it should.
Very happy Chappie today
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ID:135879 - 6.5m Wide Load on Eyre Hwy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:01:00 GMT

Driving my 200 series LC towing 19ft 3500kg Bushtracker Easterly near Baladonia WA when I came across this 6.5m wide load, it took up both lanes of the highway and then some more. I followed it for some time expecting it to slow down and pull over every now and then to let traffic go past - think again. I had to do 100kph to get past with only inches to spare on either side.
This was very scary; my friends in the vehicle behind said that the caravan was being buffeted around quite severely and at times was only 10cm from the truck load. I am not sure I would do the same again.
Overtaking 6.5m Wide Load
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ID:135875 - Planning a trip somewhere new?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:23:00 GMT

If you've got a trip planned within the next 12 months and it's either your first visit or first time back in many years, then please tell us where you're going!

Just post a reply below with as much/little info as you like but we're keen to see how far/wide people are exploring. It would be good to see where you're starting from (town/state), and approx what time of year you intend to go etc.

If there is any specific information you're seeking, then mention that too.
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ID:135867 - Suaoki G7 Jump starters

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:29:00 GMT

I brought one of these units for this years travels. At the caravan park at Weipa and saw someone with the hood up. Nosey me went over to find a BT50 with a flat battery. I have just the thing puffing out my chest. I went and got my G7 which was fully charged, connected it up - click click is all that happened. With my tail between my legs I retreated. The consensus is that the cables are not thick enough to carry the load.
Some have raved they have started many times with one of these units, even V8's. My unit holds the charge well and will run my computer for ages. Any ideas why others get different performance from the same unit?
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