Before Sunday 3rd May 2015 - Packing the fiver.

Our fiver usually lives on our front lawn. The fiver spent some time at Phil's Trailblazers RV having its yearly service and the bedroom area reframed. I had Tracy from Selbys Group (who made last year's two solid vinyl walls), add a door to each of the vinyl walls, plus I asked Tracy to make a new solid vinyl side wall with 2 large windows with detachable velcro clear panels and detachable shadecloth panels plus a wind break skirt for under the fiver.
Anyway, the fiver is all rectified and back home, being used as my 'mancave'.

  • First thing I did was check the fridge by starting it on gas and then ran it on 240v, it worked beautifully.
  • Turned on the gas HWS and hotplates plus griller, again all worked correctly.
  • Next was to check my VAST satellite TV, it took about 30 minutes to get its act together, but eventually, it was working correctly after updating.
  • In summary, all the fiver is working correctly and ready to head North.
Upto and including Saturday 2nd May I will be using the fiver as my 'mancave', and watching TV and connecting to the internet. I have to have a chilled refresher or two, just to make sure that the fridge is working correctly. Update: It is.

Wednesday 29th April

As we are not fossicking this year, I don't have to pack any of our fossicking gear. Now that we have 5 while vinyl solid 'walls' (2 end walls, 1 long side wall, 1 wind break skirt and Marg's naughty room under the bedroom), I do not need to bring a number of tarps or the long side shadecloth.
  • I flushed and refilled the fresh water tank.
  • As we are staying for 5 months in only 2 caravan parks, I am leaving the generator at home.
  • Marg has started hanging her clothes.
I have re-organised all the contents in the outside compartments, as usual, we took more stuff than we used. Our boys were down here for a wedding about 2 weeks ago and we are taking some of their clothes and shoes back to the Gold Coast, plus one of their mates makes 'moonshine' (Home made bourbon), I believe we are taking about 24 bottles with us. It hasn't arrived yet, due on Friday. Lucky for them, I don't drink bourbon.

Thursday 30th April

With 3 days to departure, we are under control.
  • Marg and I both had our 6 monthly dental and medical checkups.
  • Mowed the lawns.
  • Started packing the ute of the mighty Navara with Tote-Tank and ladder.
  • Left our scripts at the Chemist, pick them up tomorrow. There is now a drug shortage in Melbourne, we have them.
  • Marg's clothes packed.
  • Fridge and Pantry packed.

Friday 1st May

With 2 days to departure, we are under control.
  • I went riding to Station Pier and return.
  • Erected the awning with all the sides as there was no wind. All worked correctly.
  • Picked up our 6 months supply of drugs.

Saturday 2nd May

Only 1 day until we leave.
  • We met Mum and Dad for our normal Saturday morning coffee and chat.
  • We spent most of today just rechecking that we have everything.
  • I packed my bike and attached it to the front of the fiver.
We spent some of the afternoon in the fiver, Marg was testing out the bed. It passed. I was watching Lowndesy on Foxtel. My VAST and Foxtel are working beautifully. We will be sleeping in the fiver tonight to make sure that everything is working as it should.

2014 model of the Telecommunication Hub
Top left: Netgear Route for phone
Top middle: Humax VAST STB
Top Row right: 4 way switch.
Bottom: Foxtel.