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McGrath Family Rig

Our Set up Ready to Roll Out of the Driveway - It will never look the same again

We are a family of 5 consisting of two adults (moderately sane) and three kids circa 6, 8 and 10 years old.  As is the normal around australian adventure story we have chucked it all in, packed up the house, downsized into a car and trailer (packing in too much stuff of course) and set off.  We reckon we can stay civil with each other for about 9 months on the road and are heading North from Sydney to chase the sun.  After we get North, the general direction is likely to be West. (is there any other option?)

Our Rig consists of a 2010 Diesel Prado VX with trinkets including Bull Bar, the winch, snorkel, dual battery, racks and cage and DO35 ball on the tow bar.  Our Trailer is a Complete Campsite Kakadu XT with Boat Rack and a few more niceties.  All in all we are firmly in the class of “all the gear and no idea”.  Stay tuned to see results of training exercises in the coming 9 months!


7 responses

  1. Thea

    Hi Stewart Debbie & Family,
    Glad you met Browny,Steve said he is a good mechanic!! The wheels should be well attached now!
    Get him to check the other wheels. Expect the unexpected!!!
    Just had a look at the website looking good! ‘
    Happy camping!

    June 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

  2. Hi Guys…….looks like all that tyre changing practice wasnt a good idea after all!!
    Were there any sparks or a gouged run in the highway?
    Early bugs out of the system so should be full steam ahead now…..have an awesome time!

    June 22, 2011 at 8:39 am

  3. Elizabeth and Brian

    We are travelling about as fast as you. The ” ash cloud ” has ensured no movement to the Gold Coast this morning and probably none in the near future. The conditions in the Mountains have deterred any movement towards there. The wheels have fallen off all our plans too.

    June 22, 2011 at 9:03 am

  4. Hellie Smyth

    Tg you guys are ok – but thk u Deb for yr running commentary as I cried with laughter !
    Take care, Lv Hellie

    June 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  5. Charlie Klem

    Jessica Watson stumbled into a ship early so reckon you’re a chance

    June 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

  6. Love it love it love it !!! xxx

    June 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

  7. Sue Peatman

    Hi Deb & Stewart
    Congratulations you are living the dream of every Aussie ( oh well lots of them )
    Must have been a marathon to get away Deb
    Spoke to mum & dad yesterday and they told me of the adventure and your blog – day 1,,, is going to be hard to beat
    Love the blog and will enjoy following the trip with you guys
    Brian sounded great last night,and we are hoping to have a glass of red with the folks before they head away for their cruise in September
    Have lots of fun and adventures
    Cheers Sue Peatman (Thirroul)

    July 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

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