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General Discussion / T4 options at the rear
« on: November 02, 2019, 05:18:08 PM »

At the rear of the T4 there are options available to choose.
There is the shower room, the family room but I understand there is also an extended family room version.
And I saw, what I thought, is a brown canvas version rather than the blue/grey lightweight material on the internet somewhere but now
I can't find it.
Anyone else seen this canvas version on line somewhere? Please help!
Hi, J
My understanding is that there have been no brown canvas options designed/developed for the rear of the T4, only the en-suite and ‘no-fly-zone’, both in the lightweight blue/grey material you mention.
pi :)

Towing / Re: Tow vehicle recommendation
« on: August 04, 2019, 08:17:11 PM »
Good point. I have a 2008 Range Rover Vogue 3.6 tdv8. But it has nearly 300k km and age related mechanical issues are starting to show. I love it. Fantastic on and off road driving experience. It will be difficult transitioning to something else. But I won’t be buying a bear new $90k car.  Also, terrible mechanical support if a breakdown happens.
Agree re transitioning!  Currently towing Topaz 2 with Disco 4 (poverty pack - 2.7l), and looking at “what’s next”, and struggling :)

Topaz Topaz / Re: Gas heater in Topaz. Economical or...
« on: June 23, 2019, 08:32:43 PM »
Hi, Jeff
Yes, it gets the van toasty warm, and very quickly. I’ve never noticed excessive gas usage but, with three gas bottles on board, I’ve never been overly focused on it.  Once warm, I tend to turn the thermostat down a little.
Indulge yourself :)

General Discussion / Re: Waeco fridge repairer Melbourne
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:17:37 PM »
I have used Mills Refrigeration, Montrose.  Operates out of a large shed in his yard (he used to be in a factory off Canterbury Road), but is an official repairer, and knows what he’s doing.

General Discussion / Re: Success with roasts in the Soveriegn bbq?
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:11:33 PM »
Hi.  I roast in a foil tray, with the hot plate ... but the trick is to lift the tray off the plate, using four ‘balls’ of foil (made by rolling up in your fingers).  With a heavy roast, you might need more than four.

General Discussion / The CF60 is back
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:20:55 PM »
This looks to be a good price for a 60l fridge that fits in the Topaz Series 1 front box ... even thought it says ‘introductory offer’, it looks near identical to the Waeco CF60 that I ran in the Topaz for 5 years, which was discontinued when they brought out the CFX series (even though they retained the CF50 at the time).

Tvan Tvan / Re: Best Hot Water System to Install
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:53:41 PM »
It always amazes me the negative fed back we give to people asking questions. Like you guys I used a billy in the fire, add cold to suit and sponge down, it felt great, later I upgraded to a $20 portable pump and shower head, amazing, then I got a “real tent and 4WD (upgraded from a Suzuki stockman and pop tent to canvas and a Nissan patrol) I also got an in car heat exchanger and fitted a pump under the bull bar.  After a day playing in the mud with the scouts and there parents a hot shower was a true winner, I had a queue of people wanting showers on remote camps,  now with a camper I use a hot water system on longer camps, and why not if water is available and I can spare the gas, people still line up after a day of wet or cold camping,,  do I still use the billy and wash cloth, u bet when it’s all iv got, but I moved with the times,  just like our cars, my first didn’t come with a heater, now it’s almost impossible to get one without aircon,  if it suits you, do the research and find a portable system that can do what you need it to and enjoy,  end of rant.
Well rant’ed!

Topaz Topaz / Re: Condensation in topaz
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:17:52 PM »
A smooth surface will cause a lot more water/condensation to gather.  Especially if the surface is cold.
By comparison the surface of the fibre lining is far greater, and the condensation is not as obvious.
It's still there, but not anywhere near as obvious.  The moisture can't gather into bigger drops to fall from the fabric lining.
Air circulation helps clear the moisture laden air, the warmer the air the more moisture it can carry.  (up to a given limit.)
“Why is it so?”

Tvan Tvan / No power to radio
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:39:18 PM »
Thanks for that - i’ll See if I have the keys. No, it’s not a portable unit - just a standard car radio type with a removable face ( and Bluetooth etc.
Ahha! I was reading off the Mark 5 description

Tvan Tvan / Re: No power to radio
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:08:58 AM »
Hi, Russell
I assume you have the StereoActive portable unit.  Did you hear a ‘battery low’ (or something similar) audio warning when it was on last?
Are you in a position to try charging it using the AC adapter?

Destinations / Re: Destinations with a Topaz
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:43:23 PM »
You can fix that for them can't you Paul.
I reckon I could, Robert!

Destinations / Re: Destinations with a Topaz
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:14:22 PM »
Ideally, you need one of each

Topaz Topaz / Re: 240V outlets not working
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:03:44 PM »
Interesting.  Unlike the gas HWS, the diesel HWS doesn’t have a 240v option.  Indeed, the ‘wide switch’ is redundant, and I thought it wasn’t even included.

Topaz Topaz / Re: Battery Setup - 2012 Canning
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:04:37 PM »
Hi.  Suggest you chat with Paul Evans at Track / Outback HQ ... and, given your circumstances, consider putting in Lead Crystal battery(ies), as much more forgiving when battery charge level low/depleted.  I expect they would be a direct swap with the original AGM battery.

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