2017 Holden Colorado LS
In late 2016 we took delivery of a new Holden Colorado tray back with canopy with 150kg roof bars. The main reason for the change was to give us increased carrying space and also extra towing capacity of 3.5 tonne. It has been decked out with the usual accessories including upgrading to 18" LTZ rims and tyres. It has a ORS 2" lift with 450kg rear leaf springs, a rear drawer system which houses the dual battery system, a bull bar, side steps, tow bar, snorkel and also a 130L poly long range fuel tank.
2011 Toyota Prado
Our 2007 Prado took us all over the country including the Canning Stock Route, Cape York, Gibb River Road, Great Central Road, Ashburton Downs Road, Cape Arid / Israelite Bay Track to name but a few. After three and a half years it was time to update and so we opted for another Prado. we went for the GX model mainly because the latest GXL has a third row of seats which cannot be removed and the specs of the new GX are not far away from the GXL anyway. I upgraded to aftermarket 7" rims with BFG's all round, a 2" OME lift kit, dual batteries, snorkel, ARB bull bar and steel side steps. Weather shields, window tinting, various roof rack configurations, Tekonsha Prodigy 3 brake controller, mobile phone cradle and aerial, plus a new Uniden UHF complete the package. The drawer system out of the 120 fitted in the new car with little modification.
2007 Toyota Prado
June 2007 saw a change of vehicle for us. We had grown a little tired of the truckiness of the Navara and decided to go back to an automatic with a few more luxuries. Several of our friends swear by their Prado's and with the release of a new model Turbo Diesel which Toyota claim has 30% more power and much better fuel economy we decided this was the way to go. We have not been disappointed. The towing power is awesome and the automatic plus all the luxuries the Navara didn't have sees us very happy with the change.
2005 Nissan Navara
In September 2005 we aquired our new vehicle in preparation for a five month trip to Queensland via Darwin and returning via Alice Springs. The 3L Diesel Nissan Navara STR is equipped with a fibreglass canopy. Additions include an extended roof rack on the canopy, bull bar, side steps, tow bar and wiring so a Waeco fridge carried in the tray can be powered both with the vehicle battery or the caravan solar. The three way caravan fridge can also be powered on 12V from the vehicle battery (via an ignition relay) whilst travelling. I have made an additional cradle which fits between the roof rack bars and will carry two extra spare wheels - one each for the car and van.
A Place In The Sun 2019