Signing on the Dotted Line


Today we signed on the dotted line. 

We have purchased our vehicle. Our touring rig…. our home.  

It is such a massive step in the right direction for us.  

So what did we buy???????

We bought a brand spankin’ new HOLDEN COLORADO LX-R 4×4 Dual Cab…… we got it in white to keep us cool and it will be easy to clean/maintain. We also opted for the AUTO so in the the future it will be a great tow vehicle when we buy our off road camper. We selected the Colorado as it currently has the same engine as the D-Max and it has a nice smooth ride plus extra cabin space. 

The dealership was amazed at the list of accessories that we are obtaining. They think it’s hilarious. There is so much accessories for off-roading I mean the list just keeps growing. One thing leads to another – at least we will be well prepared.

We selected an ARB canopy and a their long range fuel tank. Through Holden we are getting window tint and cruise control. We also asked about a second diesel filter to keep the fuel clean while outback. 

For all our other accessories we selected were from Ironman 4×4 after a tonne of research we found that their quality and affordability was unsurpassed. So from Ironman 4×4 we got deluxe bull bar, side rails, side steps, driving lights, 9500 pound winch, snorkel, rear step towbar, dual battery set up, UHF radio. 

Shaun is going to be building the storage rig in the back with fridge slide and drawer system.

We will be taking delivery around the first week of July. Can’t wait to see what it looks like with all the accessories on it.

Today we are at 115 days to go on our trip count down – it is getting so close. 

The other things we purchased today were a self inflating mattress and peak side panels for our Oztent. 

We are off camping for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend at a place called Glendon. I haven’t been for about 10 years. It is an old sheep station. It’s going to be freezing and it’s a shame we don’t have the new car…… but I am sure we will make up for that in the trips to come. 


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