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Postby Kdiv_n_tx » Sat May 05, 2018 4:23 am

G’day all,

https://expeditionportal.com/the-four-wheel-drives-of-australia/

A very nice photo essay on an array of mostly newer off-road vehicles common down under. At one point though the author does cover older vehicles and includes several shots of Patrols, including a very fetching LG60 complete with caravan and boat. Much great eye candy here. Cheers!
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Postby Esteban » Sat May 05, 2018 8:02 am

Kdiv_n_tx wrote:G’day all,

https://expeditionportal.com/the-four-wheel-drives-of-australia/

A very nice photo essay on an array of mostly newer off-road vehicles common down under. At one point though the author does cover older vehicles and includes several shots of Patrols, including a very fetching LG60 complete with caravan and boat. Much great eye candy here. Cheers!


Excelent article and very entertaining!

Thanks for posting it.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 am

Very cool!
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Postby Peter60 » Sun May 06, 2018 3:21 am

Very interesting story and perspective from a visitor.

Yes Australia is full of 4WDs, many of which are highly configured - high lift, big wheels, bull bar, back bar, winch, long range fuel tanks etc as well as many modern days comforts (air con, shower, filtered water, CB radio, Sat phone etc).

Then you get into the caravans and camper vans they tow. These usually have all the modern conveniences on board.

There is a large portion of people who have retired and have purchase a 4WD + van for large sum of $$$$ - anywhere between $100,000 AUD to $250,000 AUD and go off to explore Australia. These are referred to as 'grey nomads'. There are 1000s criss-crossing Australia. Many of the remote areas now have graded 'highways'.

This is why I have a G60 Patrol and a tent. Its all about the spirit of adventure!
Not sure if I will get there.
Not sure if I will get back.
But I usually do!!!
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun May 06, 2018 8:33 am

We have the retired travelers as well. We call them snow birds, because they come south for the winter then head back north for the summer.
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