Truck Adventures Begin

Posted on December 17th, 2010 by Sharon

Thursday, 16th December 2010
Headed off to the Canberra Airport. And, by the way… getting up at dark o’clock in the morning really sucks!
We chose to drive our car to the airport and park in the new multi level covered long stay parking structure rather than to take a taxi. Parking at the airport costs $18 per 24 hours opposed to over $40 each way in a taxi. Not really a hard decision to make.

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The Coaster Fiasco

Posted on October 21st, 2010 by Sharon

 July 2010

Owen found a 4×4 Toyota Coaster in Queensland that he quite liked and spend months emailing backwards and forwards with the owner, who was now living in New Zealand.

At $34,000 it looked and sounded like a GREAT deal for a 4×4 converted coaster. Included in the deal was having all the rust removed, a full body repaint and the bus passenger seats removed. The bus had a reconditioned 6L Hino motor in it and had recently had $1000’s spent on it fixing things like the fuel injector pump, etc.

After more than 12 weeks of emails and Skype calls back and forth, in October it was time to go and get it.

…Little did we know what we were in for…

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