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Tvan Tvan / Mk IV Spare wheel mount
« Last post by AllanK on August 17, 2019, 08:11:54 AM »
Might sound like a dumb request but could someone with a Mk IV post up a picture or two on how the spare tyre restraint straps are mounted  on the top of the front box?
I took mine off months ago and want to put them back on properly.
Electrical and Wiring / Re: Tvan batteries only charging to 92%
« Last post by Gumb on August 16, 2019, 08:01:18 PM »
Are you running a fridge ? If so it should be decreasing by around 5-6% overnight. If not, something is wrong.
For Sale or Wanted / For sale 2011 Tanami Tvan (MkII) $38,000
« Last post by kenmac on August 16, 2019, 05:19:24 PM »
Our Tvan has all the usual standard features such as:

Hitchmaster DO35 3.5 tonne off-road coupling
Victorian registration until December
105Ah deep cycle AGM battery
Classic kitchen
Two roof hatches with insect screens and blinds

Extras include:

2x 70 litre water tanks with electric and hand pumps to both
Stone Stomper
Portable 120W solar panel with controller
Projecta multi-stage battery charger
Projecta inverter
Fiamma portable toilet in sealed galvanised box on drawbar
Dometic Eberspacher diesel heater
Sirocco fan
Queen-size innerspring mattress
Bed extension
Under mattress liner
Roof storage nets
Fabric lined roof and walls
Dynamic 17x8 five-stud rims
Tropical roof
Full length awning and end wall
Awning draught skirt
Sail awning
Ensuite tent
Rear insect screen

I’ll throw in:

Six under-bed plastic storage bins
15A lead
Spare Koni shock absorber, deck springs and roof strut
Owner’s manual and DVD

My wife an I are getting too old for remote travel. We’ve bought a motorhome and plan to become grey nomads. We are in Mildura and can be contacted on 0428 110 150 or
I can’t get photos to load, so email me if you are interested and l’ll send you pics.

Electrical and Wiring / Re: Tvan batteries only charging to 92%
« Last post by Shmang on August 15, 2019, 10:39:19 PM »
Hi AsH_

Might be worth having a read through this thread to see if it covers anything useful for you.


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Electrical and Wiring / Tvan batteries only charging to 92%
« Last post by AsH_ on August 15, 2019, 06:26:15 PM »
Hey everyone

I have a mk3 murranji and haven't had many issues with the tvan but on my last trip i noticed my victron battery monitor was not. decreasing %, sat at 100% for
 whole trip (7 days).

Got home and checked the monitor and it was 85% so i plugged it into 240v charger and i went back a few days later and it was sitting at 91.5%. Really weird. So i left it charging for another couple of weeks and the battery monitor showed 92%. Cant get it past 92%. Should i look at resetting tje monitor so it can be at 100% or am i missing something important?

General Discussion / Re: 1000 Nights
« Last post by Graham Norfolk on August 09, 2019, 05:03:53 PM »
Howezit Graham and Debbie,
Yes it was good to meet you at Dirk Hartog, should do it again someday.

Trust you are still travelling and enjoying this big brown (at least some of the places are turning green) land.

Maxine and Graham
Towing / Re: Tow vehicle recommendation
« Last post by RAR110 on August 08, 2019, 04:53:59 PM »
RACQ released their comparison of vehicle running costs over 5 years. It indicates the 200 LC petrol v8 was cheaper over 5 years than the TDV8.
Towing / Re: Tow vehicle recommendation
« Last post by RAR110 on August 06, 2019, 04:55:27 PM »
Thanks. I agree. I can’t see us towing anything near 3 tonne.
Towing / Re: Tow vehicle recommendation
« Last post by monktm on August 06, 2019, 09:50:14 AM »
Iam not a fan of what Iam towing weighing more than the tow vehicle. Plus 4 cyl diesels is to small to tow heavy weights . And as diesel emissions in this country get harder to meet the old diesels are slowly fading out . I here even the new cruiser will be a turbo 6 cyl diesel . Look at the ford raptor 2 ltr bi turbo no thanks . And that’s 80 grand plus .
Towing / Re: Tow vehicle recommendation
« Last post by RAR110 on August 06, 2019, 07:25:30 AM »
Thanks Jim, some very good points there. Someone earlier also mentioned weight/carrying capacity on top of 4 adults and full tank of fuel. Weight on the towbar also eats away at capacity.

I did a trip from Cooktown to the Cape with a tinny on the roof and motor on bull bar. It worked out ok but never again.
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