The new D Max is here!!

Bigcol70

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its been a bit of a wait, but the new toy is here!! Loving it so far, got a few more bits to fit (lights, roof rack, 12V setup etc) and then well be away!!
 

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smitty_r51

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Does look a lot of overhang behind that back axle...

Colour is fabulous, nice to see something that isn't monochrome.

I did like the dmax just thought the Ranger had more space inside for the 6ft off spring and preferred the 10spd auto over the dmax that kept hunting on the test drive (although I would probably have gone the manual except they told me it was a 24 month wait minimum)
 
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CTL

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Congrats, looks good.

My canopy finishes at the tow bar, 1650 long. Yours look 1800 or more, and then you have jerries behind that !! Be super careful with how you load it. Your rear axle capacity will be your Achilles heel.

Also, hooking up a trailer will be a total pain. Don’t be tempted to use an extended hitch as every mm further away from the centre of your axle reduces your allowable tow ball loading.

Have fun fitting it out
 

Bigcol70

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not planning on towing, but yes, its a long way back!! All the weight will be up front, mostly the back end of the canopy will for luggage on long trips only. Not planning anything hardcore, a little light offroad stuff, mostly we will be touring.
Pretty good chance we will eventually replace one of the jerry cans with a ladder.
 
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cam04

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Yep its 1800
Mine's 1800 too. Your pics make have managed to exaggerate the way it looks. I've given mine a bit of a hiding and it has handled it all no probs. I keep the swags etc right at the back, liquids and water in the rear seat area, and kitchen, fridge, battery, long range tank all at or in front of the rear axle. All good.
 

Bigcol70

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Mine's 1800 too. Your pics make have managed to exaggerate the way it looks. I've given mine a bit of a hiding and it has handled it all no probs. I keep the swags etc right at the back, liquids and water in the rear seat area, and kitchen, fridge, battery, long range tank all at or in front of the rear axle. All good.
yeah i think the photo is a bit skewed, theres definitely a lot behind the axle, but i dont plan to overload it, had a GVM upgrade prereg as well.
 

a1bert

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Bigcol, Can you please run a tape measure from front of bull bar to very end?
Reason i ask this is i run a Ranger extra cab with a box (2000mm) toal of 5.6m and just fit inside a 6.0m garage
Am a tradie and loath to leave truck out side due to all the tools inside going missing
Am thinking of down grading:cool: to a dual cab and if i could fit an 1800mm tray, this would solve most of my problems
Interesting, when parked next to a land cruiser am 800 mm longer
 

Bigcol70

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Bigcol, Can you please run a tape measure from front of bull bar to very end?
Reason i ask this is i run a Ranger extra cab with a box (2000mm) toal of 5.6m and just fit inside a 6.0m garage
Am a tradie and loath to leave truck out side due to all the tools inside going missing
Am thinking of down grading:cool: to a dual cab and if i could fit an 1800mm tray, this would solve most of my problems
Interesting, when parked next to a land cruiser am 800 mm longer
Tip of bullbar to tail (including jerry cans) is 6200-6300. Scrap the jerry cans and the spare and it will be an even 6000

they have a tray of 1650 i think, might be useful for you?
 

Bigcol70

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Just a little update on the beast. Now have almost everything done ... installing the awning over the weekend.

Now time to get it dirty!! Hapy easter everyone!
 

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CTL

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Yeh it will have to weigh a lot with all those stone blocks in it :p

Looks good @Bigcol70 but why 2 fridges??
Takes a fair bit of space!
I did notice those concrete blocks but am genuinely curious as to the weight of his setup as I have just fitted a canopy and wanted to compare.
 
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