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Getting There And Back ?

Discussion in 'Kombi Club Bus Stop 2011' started by london_mike, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. peace_fam

    peace_fam Member

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    Can anyone join the Convoy? I live near Bairnsdale and being mt first long trip in our baby, i'd love to join if possible. Let me know
     
  2. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Not 'Just Anyone'!

    Kombi drivers given preference, otherwise a bribe to the coordinator. Or just turn up!
     
  3. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard peace_fam!

    We will be passing through Bairnsdale and will be about due for a break, so it should be easy for us to collect you as we pass. :) Exact times will be worked out closer to the event, but it should take us about 3 and a half hours (or so) kombi-time to get from Dandenong (the likely meeting spot) to Bairnsdale, so we should be passing through around lunchtime.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  4. peace_fam

    peace_fam Member

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    Convoy

    Fantastic! I'm so excited. It's been a while since i've been away and we're really looking forward to a run in our new Van. The mechanic has to stay home and work:rolleyes: so it'll be my 2 girls and l coming along. It's really great knowing l'll have company for the trip. :)

    Does anyone have radios? I'm thinking of installing one in the van (haven't got a name yet - Chris says it has to be a boys name as its a Volkswagen!) Can't wait. Will tee up a time and meeting point closer to the day.

    Yay!!
     
  5. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    Many of us have handheld UHF radios - in a convoy they are adequate (and inexpensive), although a full-sized unit would likely have better reception and transmission.

    Only 111 and a ½ days until we leave! It will be a great weekend - I look forward to meeting you and you two kombiettes :)
     
  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  7. kombiwomble

    kombiwomble Active Member

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    Hi Peace_fam,

    I went from Tassie to Mount Gambier last year and found the UHF and convoy great company when driving with 2 kids on board. It meant I had someone else to talk to and got some additional warning of stops etc...... I would have to admit waiting on the ring rd for people we had never met was a bit scary - but great fun.

    Embarrassingly the only trouble I had was having to push start my bus at the first petrol station due to vapour lock!
     

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