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Outback safari-camp vehicles 13 Jan 2017 16:48 #178357

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It isn't quite a modern bus, or a modern truck, or a bus converted to a mobile home. You don't hire them like a taxi or limousine. Since I have a few, here is a new thread.

161211Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - Kimberley safari vehicle.

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Outback safari-camp vehicles 19 Jan 2017 12:15 #178543

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Here is one asking for a new owner to convert it.

No connection.

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mango-hill/campe...aster-4x4/1135538354


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Outback safari-camp vehicles 27 Jan 2017 19:39 #178831

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160925Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - Outback Spirit Tours, Canning Stock Route.
1609 RACV 'Royalauto' - Outback Spirit.
1609 RACV 'Royalauto' - Outback Spirit.
1609 RACV 'Royalauto' - Outback Spirit Tours, Darwin - Cairns - Cape York.
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Touring USA 09 Feb 2017 13:30 #179341

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More mainstream, but I'll stick them here while preparing the next batch of Australian purpose-built ones.

1610 'Visit USA' brochure - South Dakota.
161016Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - USA self drive.
170115Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - highway to Alaska.
A 44 min documentary on building the highway to Alaska:
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Outback safari-camp vehicles 09 Feb 2017 13:51 #179344

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Roderick Smith wrote: It isn't quite a modern bus, or a modern truck, or a bus converted to a mobile home. You don't hire them like a taxi or limousine. Since I have a few, here is a new thread.

161211Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - Kimberley safari vehicle.

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When this was first posted I thought the background looked a bit familiar but I saw the full size picture in the RACV magazine and can share a little story about that particular spot and type of vehicle.

In 2008 I managed to get my Moke stuck in the middle of that river on the Gibb River Road about 50-100 meters upstream from the crossing in the picture, which you can see in the full size image. The water going underneath the tyres just keep washing the sand away until the Moke floor was stuck on the river bed. One of these 4wd' Cattle Trucks' as we called them(you have to watch the Tourist climbing in and out of them to understand) came along but it was a privately owned rig not APT. We hooked up a rope, at an angle, and pulled on the Moke more less from where this cattle truck is pictured.

You would think it would be no problem, but the 4wd truck/bus was screaming as he worked the clutch tugging on the rope, which fortunately was nice and strong, and eventually the Moke let go of the river bed, they suction on with a flat bottom, and we were launched pretty much across the top of the water and landed on the riverbank. The truck driver was amazed it took that much grunt to remove the Moke and was getting worried about his front bar getting ripped off.

I have a picture somewhere of the Moke sinking in the river but not of the extraction process.

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Outback safari-camp vehicles 13 Mar 2017 10:32 #180363

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1608 - RACV 'Royalauto' - Outback Spirit Cape York safari.

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Outback safari-camp vehicles 15 Mar 2017 20:47 #180445

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Here is our Aussie built OKA we are presently travelling in.





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Outback safari-camp vehicles 15 Mar 2017 21:29 #180448

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This jigger has been up before but it is worth a second look.
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I do not know how I got over the hill without ever getting to the top.
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Outback safari-camp vehicles 16 Mar 2017 12:47 #180467

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Another from a newspaper travel ad, and two from the 2013 Clunes Rally. I have had them in the events thread, but have now improved the tones for this thread.

161016Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - Alice Springs safari.
130310Su Clunes (Vic.) HCVC rally: gold tours van and a safari module on a historic tray truck. (Roderick Smith)
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Outback safari-camp vehicles 18 Mar 2017 01:05 #180530

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From Namibia a few years ago
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