Monday, 31 August 2020

Consider buying in one state to tow to another

 Have found some worthwhile information to consider.  knowing that everyone n Australia needs to be recorded in a residential address the connection between that residential address and the purchasing a new caravan in interstate was now a shock.

There are several different routes to be taken which depend on the state your residential address is held in.  Please check with the state you reside as your own due diligence is required.

Here's what was found out: 

  • Should the van be brought in New South Wales a Road Permit needs to be issued. Then you may travel to Northern Territory and registration may be done there.
    1. There was a restriction was to travel the most direct route back to Northern Territory.
    2. Give al the caravan spec plate details and the new rego number on arriving at destination in Northern Territory.
  • Registration of caravans in New South Wales requires an NSW residential address and proof of residency.
    1. Purchase a caravan n Victoria but live in New Sout wales.... and have a garaging address in getts you eligible for a Vic Rego.  Plus has a VicRoads client number watch out for the following:
      1. When your permanent address is in NSW the caravan may still be considered unregistered by the NSW Police as there is fine print on the NSW RMS website.

  • Live in Queensland but brought a caravan from a manufacturer in Victoria
    1. to apply via online Vic roads for a permit that lasts for seven days.
    2. Make sure the insurance company is happy to insure on a cover permit. [ May not be happy to cover on the dealer plate.
  • when you live in one state, buy-in another state you may be required to drive straight home to the state your home address.  Which is fine until you get to the border.
    1. Where you may be asked to unload for the factory's weight that the Registry Office will accept.

Following this also  was mentioned;

  1.  To take out insurance before travel.
  2. Caravan dealers can give out interstate travel number plates for at least seven days to travel back to your home state.
  3. Think about backloading transport possibilities.

  4. Bottom line is to ring the police and registrations areas of your home state and get the answers from them.  Best yet get everything in writing. 

    Alo ring the Registry Office and find out the details of what they will accept in the State you are o travel through.

    Sunday, 30 August 2020

    Be Free Enough To Travel

     2020's vision started with " to be free enough to travel"

    The vision is to travel all through the 60's and 70's an 80 and beyond years of my life. 

    Okay....Currently that may mean right around Victoria as there are in-definite restrictions in, and around Australia.  

    This means heading down to Inverlock to travel roads not traveled before. Or frequently traveled.  

    Staying one month in each 50 Km radius. Seeing and being in places not often found by people passing through.

    Also the reality is to set up at markets and festivals  under the slogan.... "seeing is believing." 

    In Australia there is just so much to see, take in and share. Especially online. 

    Unless something else happens until restrictions are lifted Victoria is 
    an adventure to step into the next adventure with.

    Friday, 28 August 2020

    Pick up the 4x4 Land Rover Discovery Today

    Where as the day today was a little misty the outlook was terrific.  Got a lift out to pick up the 4x4.  what a beautiful feeling.

    There are still some little things to do with this vehicle.  The one with the greatest change factor alterations is now me.  The driver and caretaker of the vehicle.

    Heading home there had to be a conscious effort to keep an on eye often the speedometer.  The time lapse, or maybe the workshop, has worked marvels but it certainly feels like there has been changes.  The whole thing feels so new to touch. Seems there is a new  release of life hum and energy in the old girl.

    Like as though she has been released from a confinement.  So much like the person I am as from a few days ago.


    One 4x4 that drives like a dream.

      To be in love means different things to different people.

    The word itself is flimsy, but with meaningful interpretations the 'love' word is hardwired into our everyday speak.

    Found out the hard way that your age was higher than the passion for things plateau the realized how much self esteem was now needed in so many areas of life.  

    Well, two days ago the older 4x4 Land-Rover Discovery vehicle came back into my possession.  Fresh new from the workshop. People have indicated that when a person finds their passion something spectacular happens within their life.

    Sitting here watching a video of a man in the intensive care unit praising God at work it hit me.  Jesus has been a quite part of my if for so long that there were a lot of assumptions on my part.

    As time goes on the need to move on has settled into that slowly burning fire.  Juggled this and that around to make sure things were financially smooth sailing.... and the bill for the workshop repairs was covered. 

    The vehicle now drives like a dream. Just had not realized how much this mode of transport was missed.

    I'm in love with the personality of the vehicle.  There's the smooth handling, and it purrs like a playful kitten.  Have not heard it roar yet. 

    Flows along the roadways like warm liquid chocolate.  

    It's me now that has to step up with the handling of the vehicle.

    The laugh is it's the very tail end of the calendar winter.

    To top it off why get it dirty? Really does the 4x4 have to get dirty!

    Then again the choice has been to learn how to drive the vehicle semi off-road. 

    Additionally, there is all the maintenance and top-ups to follow through with.

    Therefore in 2021 both it, and I will be booked into an off-road training..... well maybe just a 4x4 club to start with.

    Thursday, 27 August 2020

    The 4x4 Land-Drover Discovery Is Back Here

    Whippee  The 4x4 Land Drover Discovery has just come home.

    Yes! The happiness factor has come through .... now that the 4x4 Land-Rover discovery has found itself temporary parked in the drive way!

    Soon to be totally removed off the steps to freedom list is the maintenance factors that influenced the vehicle to travel in. The 4x4 is back from the workshop.  With love care and action in the proper maintenance the vehicle is now up to speed with its  basic repairs list being ticked off.

    When there are restrictions to your movement .... also go online to explore the ways there are still ways of 'doing things' towards moving on.

    Okay so here is where the Discover is on the upgrade everything that needs to be repaired, replaced and definitely working.

    Round three of 'back to the work shop' will happen in a few months.  Like in November 2020. By that time a replacement dashboard will have been purchased, and ready to be installed.

    Basic steps, one after the other get you further forward, closer to the end goal a little at a time.

    That said Step One : One major overhaul has been accomplished. What a relief that the 4x4 Land-Drover Discovery is Back here.

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