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16-07-2012, 05:40 PM,
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4wd Action mag
Found this while flicking through the 4WD Action magazine current issue (NO:184) I thought you all might like to have a look as well.....Cool


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18-07-2012, 12:45 PM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(16-07-2012, 05:40 PM)#517 Wrote: Found this while flicking through the 4WD Action magazine current issue (NO:184) I thought you all might like to have a look as well.....Cool
Hi Jo,
The trayon in the magazine was ours! I wrote and submitted the article for the trip we did last March to the Eyre Peninsula - great spot to go with lots of fantastic camp sites. There is another article coming in a couple of months in the sister mag (4WD Camping) on Lincoln NP and Memory Cove - keep an eye out for it.
I'll try and post some pictures later on the site from this trip and other we've done in the Trayon. It's been fantastic - unfortunately I can't say that about the BT50 and we're upgrading soon to a landcruiser.

Cheers, Geoff:Big Grin
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18-07-2012, 10:00 PM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(18-07-2012, 12:45 PM)geoffm16 Wrote:
(16-07-2012, 05:40 PM)#517 Wrote: Found this while flicking through the 4WD Action magazine current issue (NO:184) I thought you all might like to have a look as well.....Cool
Hi Jo,
The trayon in the magazine was ours! I wrote and submitted the article for the trip we did last March to the Eyre Peninsula - great spot to go with lots of fantastic camp sites. There is another article coming in a couple of months in the sister mag (4WD Camping) on Lincoln NP and Memory Cove - keep an eye out for it.
I'll try and post some pictures later on the site from this trip and other we've done in the Trayon. It's been fantastic - unfortunately I can't say that about the BT50 and we're upgrading soon to a landcruiser.

Cheers, Geoff:Big Grin

Geoff, I'd be interested to hear about the problems you had with your BT50, as I've just purchased one for my trayon.
Cheers,
Paul

BTW Great article.
Paul #769
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19-07-2012, 07:41 AM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(18-07-2012, 10:00 PM)prosail Wrote:
(18-07-2012, 12:45 PM)geoffm16 Wrote:
(16-07-2012, 05:40 PM)#517 Wrote: Found this while flicking through the 4WD Action magazine current issue (NO:184) I thought you all might like to have a look as well.....Cool
Hi Jo,
The trayon in the magazine was ours! I wrote and submitted the article for the trip we did last March to the Eyre Peninsula - great spot to go with lots of fantastic camp sites. There is another article coming in a couple of months in the sister mag (4WD Camping) on Lincoln NP and Memory Cove - keep an eye out for it.
I'll try and post some pictures later on the site from this trip and other we've done in the Trayon. It's been fantastic - unfortunately I can't say that about the BT50 and we're upgrading soon to a landcruiser.

Cheers, Geoff:Big Grin

Geoff, I'd be interested to hear about the problems you had with your BT50, as I've just purchased one for my trayon.
Cheers,
Paul

BTW Great article.
Hi Paul,
I have had a very bad run with my BT50. Now I believe the new BT50 is stronger so hopefully you do not have the same experiences as I (and others) have had.
Here is a link to a previous post on another forum in which I have detailed my problems (hope the link works!):
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/9479...0%26pn%3d1

Let me know if you would like further information or if the link didn't work.

Cheers, Geoff
Trayon Camper 546 with plenty of custom features
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26-07-2012, 07:32 AM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
Hi Geoff
Wow, I was not expecting the article writer to be on the forum already. That’s fantastic mate, it looks like so so much fun. I just came back from a trip to Cape Trib. I am aiming to do more and more trips and would love to see some photos of your trips and Trayon. Sorry to hear about your BT-50, a mate of mine had one and airbags in the rear, he went four-wheel driving with them at 40psi. The mechanic that had to reinforce and re-weld his chassis said that the air-bags is what did the damage, moral of the story --- when going off-road, deflate the bags and let the springs do the job they were designed to do. Hopefully the Landy will serve you well and give us some more photos and articles to read…..
From Jo
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26-07-2012, 07:37 AM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(19-07-2012, 07:41 AM)geoffm16 Wrote:
(18-07-2012, 10:00 PM)prosail Wrote:
(18-07-2012, 12:45 PM)geoffm16 Wrote:
(16-07-2012, 05:40 PM)#517 Wrote: Found this while flicking through the 4WD Action magazine current issue (NO:184) I thought you all might like to have a look as well.....Cool
Hi Jo,
The trayon in the magazine was ours! I wrote and submitted the article for the trip we did last March to the Eyre Peninsula - great spot to go with lots of fantastic camp sites. There is another article coming in a couple of months in the sister mag (4WD Camping) on Lincoln NP and Memory Cove - keep an eye out for it.
I'll try and post some pictures later on the site from this trip and other we've done in the Trayon. It's been fantastic - unfortunately I can't say that about the BT50 and we're upgrading soon to a landcruiser.

Cheers, Geoff:Big Grin

Geoff, I'd be interested to hear about the problems you had with your BT50, as I've just purchased one for my trayon.
Cheers,
Paul

BTW Great article.
Hi Paul,
I have had a very bad run with my BT50. Now I believe the new BT50 is stronger so hopefully you do not have the same experiences as I (and others) have had.
Here is a link to a previous post on another forum in which I have detailed my problems (hope the link works!):
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/9479...0%26pn%3d1

Let me know if you would like further information or if the link didn't work.

Cheers, Geoff
Thanks Geoff for the link, I have an '08 BT50, fingers crossed, I'll keep a close eye on it and pay attention to the airbags which do a great job of keeping things level, I run them at about 30 lbs.
Paul #769
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26-07-2012, 07:38 AM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(26-07-2012, 07:32 AM)#517 Wrote: Hi Geoff
Wow, I was not expecting the article writer to be on the forum already. That’s fantastic mate, it looks like so so much fun. I just came back from a trip to Cape Trib. I am aiming to do more and more trips and would love to see some photos of your trips and Trayon. Sorry to hear about your BT-50, a mate of mine had one and airbags in the rear, he went four-wheel driving with them at 40psi. The mechanic that had to reinforce and re-weld his chassis said that the air-bags is what did the damage, moral of the story --- when going off-road, deflate the bags and let the springs do the job they were designed to do. Hopefully the Landy will serve you well and give us some more photos and articles to read…..
Hi Jo,
Thanks for the kind comments - we had an absolute ball on the Eyre Peninsula. The only downside was the failure (again) of the BT50 on the way home.
Now our BT50 didn't have airbags and the chassis and rear diff housing failed - unfortunately it was just not up to outback travel with the Trayon. A new vehicle is coming soon - watch this space!
Cheers,
Geoff

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Thanks Geoff for the link, I have an '08 BT50, fingers crossed, I'll keep a close eye on it and pay attention to the airbags which do a great job of keeping things level, I run them at about 30 lbs.
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Hi Paul - is yours a single, freestyle or dual cab? If its the freestyle then it will be the same as mine. Depending where you take it, consider some strengthening near the front hanger on the rear springs which is where mine cracked through (see the pictures on the previous link/s). Try and keep the load down as much as possible, keep the airbag pressure down on the rough stuff, and I definitely hope you don't experience the failures I did!
Cheers, Geoff
Trayon Camper 546 with plenty of custom features
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25-08-2012, 02:50 PM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(26-07-2012, 07:38 AM)geoffm16 Wrote: Hi Jo,
Thanks for the kind comments - we had an absolute ball on the Eyre Peninsula. The only downside was the failure (again) of the BT50 on the way home.
Now our BT50 didn't have airbags and the chassis and rear diff housing failed - unfortunately it was just not up to outback travel with the Trayon. A new vehicle is coming soon - watch this space!
Cheers,
Geoff

Thanks Geoff for the link, I have an '08 BT50, fingers crossed, I'll keep a close eye on it and pay attention to the airbags which do a great job of keeping things level, I run them at about 30 lbs.
[/quote]
Hi Paul - is yours a single, freestyle or dual cab? If its the freestyle then it will be the same as mine. Depending where you take it, consider some strengthening near the front hanger on the rear springs which is where mine cracked through (see the pictures on the previous link/s). Try and keep the load down as much as possible, keep the airbag pressure down on the rough stuff, and I definitely hope you don't experience the failures I did!
Cheers, Geoff
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Thanks Geoff, sorry bit slow getting back, I've been out using my Trayon. Your info was very helpful, I'm researching having some reinforcement done to the chassis.
Yes mine is a freestyle cab, so forewarned is forearmed, the link was useful, thanks.
One question, were you running the stock rear springs on your BT50 ?
Happy trails,
Paul
Paul #769
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28-08-2012, 07:32 AM,
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RE: 4wd Action mag
(25-08-2012, 02:50 PM)prosail Wrote: Thanks Geoff for the link, I have an '08 BT50, fingers crossed, I'll keep a close eye on it and pay attention to the airbags which do a great job of keeping things level, I run them at about 30 lbs.
Hi Paul - is yours a single, freestyle or dual cab? If its the freestyle then it will be the same as mine. Depending where you take it, consider some strengthening near the front hanger on the rear springs which is where mine cracked through (see the pictures on the previous link/s). Try and keep the load down as much as possible, keep the airbag pressure down on the rough stuff, and I definitely hope you don't experience the failures I did!
Cheers, Geoff
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Thanks Geoff, sorry bit slow getting back, I've been out using my Trayon. Your info was very helpful, I'm researching having some reinforcement done to the chassis.
Yes mine is a freestyle cab, so forewarned is forearmed, the link was useful, thanks.
One question, were you running the stock rear springs on your BT50 ?
Happy trails,
Paul
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Hi Paul, I was running Ironman heavy duty springs and foam shocks on the back.
Cheers, Geoff
Trayon Camper 546 with plenty of custom features
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