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    Roof racks... again

    That escalated a bit. I'm guessing that Rhino PR Department are going to have some work to do.
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    How's this for a defence?

    This guy :rolleyes: ... Yeah, I was speeding, but its not my fault. Personally, I blame the education system. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-01/man-loses-bid-to-overturn-speeding-fine-because-of-big-tyres/13202380 “It’s the vibe of it. It’s the Constitution. It’s Mabo. It’s justice. It’s...
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    What do you know about boats?

    I've been mucking around on the water for a while now, but never had much to do do with tinnies. Most of my time has been spent in sailing dinghies, catamarans and kayaks. I used a few tinnies over the years too, borrowed a coupe, but never owned one and only gone in flat water. What I'm...
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    MAXTRAX Trailer Skid

    What do you reckon? At $200, is it a vital recovery tool, or a solution looking for a problem? https://www.maxtrax.com.au/trailer-skid I don't know If I'd be that keen on skidding the jocky wheel along, chances of bending or shearing a bolt and burying the lot in the sand are high. Then...
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    Caves to Caves 25-27th October19

    For about 20 years now I've been wanting to do the Wombeyan to Jenolan Caves trip, but something has always come up. For the past 2 1/2 years I've been working in Newcastle, but again, its always been a I'll do it next month type thing, then it got cold or I had to go away for work, or my fridge...
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    PX Ranger/BT50 diff lock that doesn't.... but does again now.

    Late last year I did a trip with some of the Earthers and during the trip I tried to use the rear locker, only to have not much luck. It had worked and got me out of holes in the past, but this time I didn't get the desired result and slid further into a rut. A bit more air out of the tyres and...
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    Stockton Beach Access Price Rise

    Just a heads up, the price for a beach access pass to Stockton is going up on the first of January, so if you go to the beach and live around Newcastle or want to drive the dunes and know someone that lives around Newcastle, get in before the new year. Right now a annual permit is around $30 and...
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    37 - Rally Driving with Bruce Garland

    Hey James, thanks for putting this one together. You got some good insights and stories out of Bruce, but I reckon you just scratched the surface. 5 stars;)
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    Portable Compressor Mods

    I've got a portable compressor that has been kicking around the car/shed for about 4 years now. Last time I gave it a run it wasn't working as well as it should, so today I stripped it down to see what was wrong. Its a good sized one and if sat on the bench next to a lot of much more expensive...
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    NSW Camp Fire Ban in State Forests

    Just FYI for those in NSW, only a $2200 fine if you want one still. Solid fuel fires banned in State forests 08 Sep 2017 - Elizabeth Fowler Campfires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuels will be banned in most State forests until further notice to reduce the risk of bushfires...
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