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Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: Wishart Queensland
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Queensland trip #10


Thanks everyone who came along on the day, it was good to meet some new Xtrail owners in the Brissy and surrounding areas.

I did not get many pictures unfortunately, so feel free to add yours if you got any. I hope I did a good job of leading, Vicky was sensational as navigator and we only got confused once but ended up in the right place anyway! The rain certainly made for some fun, with some slips and slides here and there but once again the cars handled it like a trooper.

The report:

We met at Caboolture, 6 Xtrail and one KIA Sportage.

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A 4 Story white building marked as the starting point for the trip, 5 Exy's waiting for Tony and his mate in the KIA to top up with fuel.

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First part of the trip was mostly smooth going forestry roads but with plenty of rain the week before, slippery as all get up. Many a time, I planted the foot just a little too hard (on purpose I suspect) and fishtrailed it.

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Stopped for morning tea at a nice spot, Glass House Mountains Lookout.

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Then we set off again and found the good stuff. A creek crossing and a waterhole that looked far too deep for us, in fact as we arrived a Jeep Wrangler had just been pulled out.

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Stefan went for a drive to see if there was another way around it and we got a call on the radio he was in a hole. Lucky he was only a couple of hundred meters away. Off we trotted, all the men of course and with a little shoving and grunting, managed to heave ho him out and we made our way back to the waterhole to ponder our prospects.

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There was a detour around the waterhole that after Tony inspected came up trumps and we found that it wasn't too deep. The hardest part was getting past the bog hole to get to it. We picked our track and set off and managed to get to the water with lots of slipping and sliding but managed to avoid the hole that would later prove too deep for the KIA. After navigating the deep hole at the start of the water it was smooth sailing until we got back on the mud, more slipping and sliding but managed to get out.

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A little confusion with directions in the book but with help from Jeff and the trusty referex we then had smooth driving to the lunch meeting point, Matthew Flinders resting point. Mike left us at this point, I hope the Lorraine's back is feeling better now.

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The last of the day was more forestry trails up to Coochin creek camping area and the end of the trip. We all went our way, muddier and dirtier than I've ever seen my car. It was a great day.

Two hours to clean the car today and I don't think I got all of the mud out of the fenders and under the side steps but it was worth it!

Thanks guys and look forward to the next run!

(images update today to clickable thumbnails, sorry guys)

Here are some videos from the trip, only three I'm afraid.

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Video 2

Video 3





Last edited by BlackThunda, 10/Sep/2007, 7:51 pm


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Date Registered: 04-2006
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Hi all,

Here is the first installment of photos with some videos to follow hopefully.

Setting off
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Morning Tea Spot
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The fun way to wash the wheel arches
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Will post some videos tomorrow night.


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Date Registered: 01-2007
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Hi Guys

More pix from the trip.

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This is what happens when following the trip leader when he goes from 3 wheel mode back to 4x4. emoticon


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All in all a great trip. Thanks Jamie.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Guys,

I am loving all of the pics and videos you're posting and some of these would make an awesome addition to the new forum screensaver am working on emoticon

Looks like you had plenty of fun and this what counts the most. Well done!

P.S. Jamie: I love Video #1 and with Video #3 I just couldn't stop laughing....sorry emoticon

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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Well done everyone, looks like you had a ball!

the vids are great too emoticon

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Hey Mike, looks like you sorted out Image Shack, well done and great pics too.

I think we all had a ball that's for sure and I think Tony will have some more videos coming soon that are better than mine.

With Video 1, Justin's rig, if I had of turned the camera on 30 seconds earlier at the start of the run you would have seen it buck like a bull and rear up on it's front two wheels and jump sideways 4 feet when he hit the mud and holesemoticon , now that was funny as all get upemoticon. I only hope Tony got that one!

   

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What can i say ... maybe i should ease up on the accelerator emoticon ... I wasn't trying to kill anyone

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Hi all!
What a great report and a great trip, it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves and i'm sorry we missed it. coughwheeeezcough
Dez&Bev emoticon

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It certainly looks like you guys had a fantastic time! The photos and videos are great so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them!



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Hi Guys, slight delay with the video due to some technical difficulties.

Jalal - I saw that little red door light on the dash and thought - it'll be ok then had an image of a wet muddy interior so I hung my head, got out and closed the boot DOH!! emoticon



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