First time Kombi owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Derek Engel, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Derek Engel

    Derek Engel New Member

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    Hi all and thanks,
    Just bought my first Kombi, 1975 Baywindow with pop top. bought it in Queensland and drove back home to NSW. Interesting times trying to get registered in NSW as vehicle had been modified. After engineer report and blue slip and additional hidden costs we never thought we'd encountered,. its all done now and were happy with outcome. Now just to personalise her and get out and explore.
    Cheers
    Deryk
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to KC Derek.
    Try and get along to any of the events local to you.
    We're an eclectic bunch here and always happy to see a new member.
    Take your time to read the Stickies at the beginning of each Section. That's where all the proven knowledge lies.
    Enjoy the ride :cool:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats and welcome.. Seems motor reg is a challenge in most states.
    Enjoy the ride!
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Derek,
    A big Kombi Club welcome to you & your ride. Looks like a Sopru camper poptop. You've already shown some Kombi owner traits like determination & overcoming setbacks;)! Would love to see some more pictures of her & also why a "she'. It's an ongoing question of mine how & why we view the sexes of our buses a certain way.

    For photos do this if it helps.
    Reply/post in that box. Upload a file. From your computer. Choose thumbnail or full image. Make sure the image is less than 600kb. If not use this. https://pixlr.com/editor/ to reduce file size.
    Job done. Copyright held. Still in forum. All from your computer with 'ownership' yours.
    If you go 'full image' that can only be seen by 'logged in' members.:p

    Cheers & welcome
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Derek to the KC .What part of Sydney are you from?.Registering is difficult when it's straight forward process.:confused:.Add any challenge outside the norm and the RTA gives you plenty of RED TAPE:mad:.More if it's from another state?:mad::( You have the hard work done knowo_O,enjoy your ride wherever it takes you.:):D
     
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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Gday and welcome
    Glad it is all sorted.
     
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  7. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Derek, The fun should begin now. Bit of cost to get sorted but then you will recoup it with the enjoyment.

    Adrian
     
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  8. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Always a few hidden cost but worthwhile in the end. Enjoy and welcome to KC.
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Deryk, welcome to the party that never ends :)
     
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  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Deryk. :)

    Been a long time advocate of a "Nation Wide" accreditation system, that would allow any vehicle currently registered in one state, to be allowed to cross borders and be passed and registered the same, in any other state....... but it's yet to happen.:(

    Forget the wallet pain, and now enjoy the ride! ;)
     
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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Oh....... the distribution of powers with our federal/state system:mad::confused:. Who'd a thunk we all lived in Australiao_O.
    At least we're getting there with Australian Standards. Perhaps we could have one for car regos;).
    Cheers
     
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  12. samba61

    samba61 Active Member

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    here in the uk you can go anywhere in the country with no issues of registration....i am curious as to why you guys can't do the same or why the government say it can't be done.
     
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  13. samba61

    samba61 Active Member

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    Deryk,
    welcome and enjoy your bus.
    Rob
     
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  14. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    You are a little off the mark Rob, it's not that we can't go anywhere - its the registration of each state that is the issue - I am not 100% sure on how the UK system works, but you know how you have an MOT and you pay a tax disc? that is like our registration each year. The car has to be inspected for roadworthiness and if it is already registered from the previous year, it is just a simple check and called a pink slip (in NSW) - if it is not registered or has come from another state - it needs a more thorough inspection and this is called a Blue slip (in NSW) some states also call it "going over the pits". If there are any modifications such as different seats or motor or even seat belts added to a splitty then this is when they need to be signed off by an engineer and that is noted on the blue slip.

    What we are complaining about is that if you bought a kombi from South Australia or Queensland and you wanted to bring it back to NSW (where you live), if there have been any changes to that vehicle (such as seats) then any engineering certificate that came with the car is not valid in another state for registration and you have to get it signed off again, hence having to pay stupid amounts of money for something that should be recognised Australia wide. It's not like you can't travel to another state for holidays etc, its only for registration.

    Does that make sense?
     
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  15. samba61

    samba61 Active Member

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    wow...now i see what you mean
     
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  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    To add,
    If my bus is okay to visit your state with another states registration (given it's passed whatever requirements) it must be okay to drive in your state & would be defected if unroadworthy by your state.
    Thus why can't I get it registered in your state by transfer if it complies with roadworthy?:confused:
    Cheers
     
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  17. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    State bureaucracy rules! It's not about logic..
     
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  18. wombatventures

    wombatventures Active Member

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    Welcome Derek. Good looking Bus.
    Enjoy the journeys that come in the future.
    The best thing about going in a Kombi is it's not just about the destination!

    As for our State rego rules... Our federal polies can't even agree amongst themselves, and our states governments fight and backstab each other... What hope have we got to standardize our rego system.
     
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  19. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Standards Australia for rego rules. Bring it on.:D

    Oh.....it won't happen as there is too much money being made to comply with the rules. Most of modern life is about keeping the money-go-round going!:(

    Cheers
     
  20. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Because Australia was colonised by POM's.
    After their success with introducing form filling to the Indian colonies , and given that Australian travel is often further than a packed sandwich and thermos of tea, they threw their hands up and divided the single state of NSW into smaller chunks.
    ie Qld , because it wasn't worth hanging on to and most probably about the size of Europe .
    Actual/factual timeframe of events may be a bit out but obviously the creation of state of Victoria was to keep Melbourne away from Sydney because they kept fighting at the dinner table.
    South Australia could be ignored as it was around the corner created by Tasmania .
    And West Australia was far enough away that the Dutch could have it if they wanted, ( they didn't) and there was enough desert in between that even Lawrence of Aabia couldn't do a sneak attack. Reality is WA don't give a hoot and were never part of NSW anyway ( same for SA and Tassie) .

    Upon wishing to dispose of the colony ( probably for refusing to take any more boat people, a policy still in force), mother England let the colonists decide on their own poolitical structure .
    A decision fraught with enevitable risk as the squatocacy still thought they were POMS.
    The sibling spat between Sydney and Melbourne remained( s) so it was unamous that " if I cant have it
    ( the capital) then neither can you" so they created yet another state
    ( called a territory ) to house the new level of bureaucracy ( federal parliament) . Getting closer to that Indian ideal of multi layered paper shuffling / deniability of accountability all the time plus creating well paid seditary jobs for the boys ;) ( read, retaining the squatocracy).

    Even a huge sewage treatment pond in the middle of Canberra cannot filter all the crap that comes from federal parliament. So to retain some chance of continuing to feed from the public purse the federal govt retains a ' divide and conquer' attitude in relation to state relations.

    'Yes minister' has transfered well to Au with nothing lost in the translation.
     
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