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Crusty181

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157 train home start of a 4 day weekend oh yea !!!!!!!
My weekend is 2 days, of which both are at work. If I add Mon to the other end I will have a total of 3 days of work, much like last week and next week. Not sure why they call it a long weekend; seems much the same as every other weekend.

Maybe Ill take a week off on the July school holidays and bugger off somewhere
 

davemc

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We just booked both School holiday weeks in July down Bellarine. Waited for the winter special $45 a night if you book over 2 nights.
With 4 kids fixed price works a lot better :) I work some days and not others.

Thinking we maybe head Cairns Sep holidays and take a few extra weeks.. Looked at the Coconut Park you add 4 kids and it goes double :(
Might have to hide 2-3 in the van as we pull in.
 

Bluey

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My weekend is 2 days, of which both are at work. If I add Mon to the other end I will have a total of 3 days of work, much like last week and next week. Not sure why they call it a long weekend; seems much the same as every other weekend.

Maybe Ill take a week off on the July school holidays and bugger off somewhere
Theres only one person to blame maybe the wife
 

Crusty181

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We just booked both School holiday weeks in July down Bellarine. Waited for the winter special $45 a night if you book over 2 nights.
With 4 kids fixed price works a lot better :) I work some days and not others.

Thinking we maybe head Cairns Sep holidays and take a few extra weeks.. Looked at the Coconut Park you add 4 kids and it goes double :(
Might have to hide 2-3 in the van as we pull in.
Youve been there too many times to start smuggling kids in
 

Bluey

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Hellow there seens to be conflicting thoughts here we need more evidence from others to form an opinion on the tub conopy with roof racks or alloy box debate
 

Drover

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1800mm x 1800mm x 1300mm whatever, only things I lift out are genny and barbie, water and fuel jerries stay in place and easily filled by hose and decanted with pump, tool box access is just open door and open the tool box, fishing rods live in tubes underneath, yaks, paddles and full rods live on top unlike my mates I don't have to climb up on the tail gate (making sure jewells are tucked away so not to scare old ladies ) and dislocate things trying to dig something out...Bonus, battery is standard wet deep cycle lives in rack underneath, saving 100's of $$$$$ by not needing gel/agm........gear stored in HD crates so when not camping easily removed and replaced with picnic/beach crate, no need for a fancy fridge slider which cost nearly as much as a fridge, can actually buy a better fridge or need heavy expensive draws....your space is usable at all times whether camping or doing the surburban thing, mine has carried the new 50"TV home, not possible with a tub cluttered up with draws and slides, not the mention gear when moving house or those big tip runs, sell ute keep shed and bolt it onto new rig, saving heaps of mod stuffing around.................it's a win, win situation especially at the beach, pull out awning and lift a side door instant kitchen..................................shed now costs $2500.
Surveyed all the new trucks at the Airlie Beach get together some years ago and had a wide selection of models with canopies and tubs, was an easy decision to go a tray and shed once the Jeep was sold......here's some pics of the Versatile Ute...................dual cab with shed , the only way for harmony of camping and city doldrums @Bluey ...

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. beachute02.jpg No kids climbing all over the gear, just lean in.
Awning out, chairs set up with stove,fridge and kettle handy...... beachute03.jpg

beachute04.jpg .............Yaks and gear easily loaded and secured.
utebeach01.jpg ..................and a nice breeze to keep things cool on those hot QLD days by the beach.