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Discussion in 'Trips' started by toothless, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. toothless

    toothless Member

    Hi all im planning a trip in 2020 to the cape york 2adults 2kids boy and girl my 4wd is a 90 series prado i was wondering what spares should i take, camping gear etc

    here is a list of things my 4wd has
    all bushes have been replaced with whiteline bushes
    all ball joints been done with aftermarket set
    tough dog shocks with king spring the springs are getting replaced with heavy duty ones soon
    it has duel battery setup
    110w solar setup
    oricom uhf
    im tossing up between 32 a/t or 32 m/t not sure yet
    titan draws
    warn recovery gear
    dominator winch
    4wd supercenter full length basket
    9inch kings spotties
    32inch light bar
    tuff terrian snorkel
    kings awning

    engine wise its healthy does not leak
    radiator has been replaced
    timing belt kit has been done
    i removed the lpg and replaced it with the 90l main tank
    transfer case leaks but the output seal is leaking and im getting that fixed next week im going genuine with the oil seal

    my camp gear
    single fold table
    butane gas burner
    led strip light
    pots and pans
    oztrail 8 person tent
    first aid

    things that i am getting through out the year

    xrox bull bar
    50l fridge haven't decided which one yet
    camp shower pack
    Adventure Kings Camp Fire BBQ Plate Grill and Hotplate
    Voyager Portable BBQ

    Dune 4WD Recovery Board Tracks Desert Sand 800 mm
    water tank not sure if i should make one or buy one

    fishing gear

    im sure i have left a few out but what else should i do before i go

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  2. Swaggie

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  3. toothless

    toothless Member

    my box of spares have radiator hoses , 6 coil packs and spare ignition leads and oil's that i permanently take with me where ever i go and i forgot i have a bag of tools in the back aswell along with silcon spray, lithium spray and wd40 and a can of start ya basturd my diff breathers have already been etended but i have read that the top of the auto on these are a pain in the ass i think i may invest in 2 more single draws to stack up because my fridge is going beside the draws
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  4. toothless

    toothless Member

    we are also looking for a camp trailer aswell
  5. CruiserAd

    CruiserAd Active Member

    Hey toothless sounds like you're going to have a ball and you've got some cracking gear there for the trip. Can i suggest one important thing if you haven't thought of it? A cargo barrier wouldn't go astray especially with two kids in the back and with that gear in the wagon. Hope you dont think im being pedantic but i do know a family that were devastated by an accident involving loose gear in the back of a wagon. One child was killed and the other left a paraplegic after a violent stop and the gear smashing into the back seats. Just something to think about if you haven't already.
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  6. toothless

    toothless Member

    i did picked up a cargo barrier yesturday so i have already planned for that im just hoping it will slide in nicely without moving anything forward with everything bolted down
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  7. CruiserAd

    CruiserAd Active Member

    Ah good stuff!:)
  8. toothless

    toothless Member

    Here is the stuff between the rear seat

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  9. cam04

    cam04 Well-Known Member

    Snorkels are cheap insurance.
    I’m not seeing diff/gearbox/transfer case breather extensions on your list. Your model doesn’t come with them standard I believe.

    Edit. Just spotted the snorkel.
  10. toothless

    toothless Member

    i think someone else has done them previous before me i know i have one going up near level of the battery in the front
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  11. toothless

    toothless Member

    getting more ideas on what else i can do but im starting seriously considering to triple stacking the draws now
  12. TonyF8

    TonyF8 Active Member

    Having been to the Cape 46 times since 1987, all I can say it is not that remote anymore, and there are plenty of people traveling up there. Now I haven't seen many people driving around the Cape at night, so if I were you, ditch the light bar and spotties and invest in some lockers, gonna be a damn sight more helpful. AT tyres will do more than what you need, Palm creek, your gonna be winching out of it unless your the first one through in the morning, and then thats not a guarantee, Cockatoo creek, well you will probably be winching into the creek, simply due to the amount of traffic using the tracks up there now, Logans and Nolans, keep your fuel tanks full, as they can be deep and a half empty fuel tank becomes a very good bouancy tank. Don't overload your vehicle, this is a comman mistake made by a lot of people, everything you need can be purchased on the Cape and your helping out the local businesses as well. A good major service before you leave, pack the hoses and belts they replace, these will be your spares. More importantly is take your time, adjust your tyre preassures accordingly and drive to conditions, its about $8000 to get your vehicle off the Cape if you have done any serious damage. Drive safe and play fair.
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  13. toothless

    toothless Member

    i also do some night time runs aswell me and mate but i can have best of both worlds we have 4 weeks to do it so the plan is taking our time i want to get the most out of it
  14. cam04

    cam04 Well-Known Member

    4 weeks isn’t a lot. Don’t try to tick all the boxes. It’s a very big place. Tony has me by 2 years. ‘89 was my first trip. I worked up there for 7 years. I’d pick a couple of spots and just chill out and enjoy them rather than driving from one place just to see another one.
  15. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    I did it at night in 2016 and it was pretty cool. TonyF8 has some good advice for you about keeping it light. Weight is a killer on big touring trips so think twice if you need an item before packing it.
  16. toothless

    toothless Member

    i know it isn't a lot but but we are google maping a few spots the tip is our Big one and if i can't do that then the trip is not complete for me but the key is taking our time and picking our lines
  17. hiluxdriver

    hiluxdriver Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you already have the car sorted, though don't pack one of everything for "just in case". But the above would be my advice also.Don't race from one point to the next, if you find a nice spot, stay there for a day or 2.
  18. itlldoo

    itlldoo Well-Known Member

    spare key !!!
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  19. toothless

    toothless Member

    Thats the plan

    Here is my small setup i have the roof top bag under our bed and air mattress's aswell

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  20. toothless

    toothless Member

    haha yes i do

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