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    My first quote for 2nd battery + rewiring (for fridge)

    @Drewswb Thanks mate, but is that setup the one i should be working towards?
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    My first quote for 2nd battery + rewiring (for fridge)

    Hi All, I am looking at getting a fridge for my 2007 Nissan Patrol so went down to my local auto-electrical workshop for a quote for the below: Install auxiliary battery under bonnet. Install jump start option. Rewire existing accessory sockets to auxiliary battery supply. Install new...
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    Mechanic recommendation in Brisbane?

    Hi All, I took my 2007 Nissan Patrol (3.0 Diesel) for its first service (120km) since owning the vehicle. I just took it to the local mechanic in Wynnum (Brisbane) as they seemed to have good reviews, pretty convenient etc. His service seemed very good and alot cheaper than the Nissan dealer...
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    2007 Nissan Patrol (3.0 Diesel) - 120km Service

    Hi All, I purchased my 2007 Nissan Patrol (3.0 Diesel) about 6 months ago and today I took it for its first service since owning the vehicle (120km service). The service cost $690 and they did everything required, such as replacing fluids and filters etc. They also mentioned the below 3...
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    Sleeping in a 2007 Nissan Patrol?

    Folded down the seats, put a mattress down.. super comfy (no ply and crates required)
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    Sleeping in a 2007 Nissan Patrol?

    The group im traveling with, in my car, has a swag (wife and kids) and cheap tent (my dad). I can actually fold forward the middle seats, rear seats and comfortably fit an air mattress (no crates of ply required). Dont want to buy another tent or swag just for the sake of it, especially for a...
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    Sleeping in a 2007 Nissan Patrol?

    Planning to get a piece of ply (1800mm x 750mm), sitting on top of 2x collapsible crates. Should be a comfy sleep with a camping mat (to protect mattress) and a 100mm self inflating mattress.
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    Sleeping in a 2007 Nissan Patrol?

    Hi All, I'm not sure if this was the correct place to post this question.. I am going for a quick one night camp this weekend and wanted to experiment with sleeping in my 2007 Nissan Patrol, which still have the back seats. The setup needs to be temporary, so i was thinking along the lines of...
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    Camping at Moreton this weekend

    Hi All, Im going for my first beach camp at Moreton this weekend. Besides getting sandpegs, is there anything else I should consider with my setup or other tips for camping at Moreton? We will be camping at Comboyuro Point camping area. Thanks in advance! Cheers, Robbie
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    Power options for camping?

    I have started calling a few places re getting an secondary battery installed.. My local auto electrician quoted $750 to supply and fit secondary battery (with an outlet in the back), the ARB wanted $1500 (there was a slightly cheaper option). Why such a big difference?
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    Rust protection options?

    Thanks! I dont plan on doing excessive beach driving, perhaps short drives once or twice a month to get to some of the swimming hole on Bribie Island or occasional trip to Fraser Island. My patrol only has 115k on the clock, only see myself doing 10-12k per year max, so i do plan of having the...
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    Rust protection options?

    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated... but how do you put a hose into your chassis? Had a quick look at the underside (front and back) of the vehicle, but couldnt see where i could put in a hose?
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    Rust protection options?

    Hi All, I purchased a 2007 Nissan Patrol about 4 months ago which has no signs of rust. I havent really done much beach / sand driving (only a couple of times), but just wanted to know how important it is to have rust protection? I have been told about an electric device which prevents rust...
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    QLD National Park Beach camping

    Ended up going to Inskip on New Years Day.. very busy when we arrived, but started emptying out as we left today. Great little spot! One of the campsites, S.S. Dorrigo, mentioned it was 2wd friendly, so i didnt bother deflating my tyres (left them on 35psi).. ended up getting bogged on the...
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    QLD National Park Beach camping

    From what i can see, you can still book camping at Teewah Beach camping area through QLD National Parks. Looks like Teewah has camping avaiable for 2200 people at a time.
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