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Iíve been enjoying reading your build but was wondering how you would manage the weight issue - especially with the rear bar/twin tire carrier.

What is the GVM for a shortie? Even at 2850kg (which I assume doesnít include driver/passenger and food/water/clothes/etc) I reckon you might be pushing it.
200kg over fully loaded, with everything. its not crazy. the spare carrier isnt to bad, an extra tyre is heavy, but the bar itself was built very light. plus i removed gear of the car to fit it.

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V6 Petrol is
Tare 1.957kg
GVM is 2,550kg
https://rvcs.infrastructure.gov.au/p...2007134751.cmd

Turbo Diesel is
Tare is 2,036kg
GVM is 2,660kg
https://rvcs.infrastructure.gov.au/p...2007134807.cmd
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The tare is in correct, that is a base cloth model, my tare is 2100 due to locker leather and the other vrx gear.
if there is one thing I have learned is that there is not a single rig built to travel that is not over weight. well there might be a couple. but they will be pushing it.

My whole thought process is, gvm is based on suspension and brake capacity, now we have a 2660kg gvm and a 750kg unbraked towing, this tell me I can handle braking a load of 3400kg, so the brakes are up to the task.

moving onto suspension, the reason is sag, you sag the ass, it pull weight off the steer wheels and that is where problems start to arise. I have lwb 250kg constant loads and airbags in the rear. with this new setup the wagon is raked massively, I doubt I will actually even require air bags when loaded now.


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Will you be towing on this trip? Maybe remove the towbar setup to save a few keggers.
no towing my good man. but I wanna keep it for a rear recovery point. although I guess I could build some. hmmmm... that is a good point
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Getting there. more progress for today. also removed the tow bar and got my reverse sensors fixed up. wooooo







Thats a nice weight savings:
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The small update, car is basically 100% mechanically ready, just waiting on wheel spacers to arrive.

Got an alignment, made sure to load it up first. there are 350kg of bricks at or behind the rear axle. pretty happy with the outcome for next to no pressure in the bags, 5psi maybe just to stop them from rubbing.



Shovel mount fitted and roof top box test fit:



And thats a wrap for modifications.



Onto packing and cleaning



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Thanks for the posts. Interesting read. Will have to get my Shortie weighed now :/
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The final pack is complete!







And bam!!! in the box and away she goes to Maputo!!!!



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The final pack is complete!
And bam!!! in the box and away she goes to Maputo!!!!
Well done, always a relief being able to close the doors for the last time before a trip. Putting your packed vehicle into a container before shipping it overseas must really focus the mind on making sure you have everything. Where are you heading for after making landfall in Mozambique?

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Well done, always a relief being able to close the doors for the last time before a trip. Putting your packed vehicle into a container before shipping it overseas must really focus the mind on making sure you have everything. Where are you heading for after making landfall in Mozambique?

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Oh ya, i still forgot 1 item so far... clothe pins.. god damn. haha

No idea on where we will go, its a 100% wing it situation.
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Last photos in Oz, thanks to bakerboy for the photo.

Also got my landing slip, I was able to shave 130kg of weight from the wagon.

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And its on it way!!!
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And its on it way!!!
Seeing that screen capture reminds me of a project I was working a few years back. Tight timeframes, hugely important deadline, we had containers of key materials coming from China. Our procurement team were tracking the ship, which called in to Singapore, then started heading west towards India.

The containers had been offloaded, and was waiting for the next ship to bring it to Aus, but the freight company hadn't explained that minor detail in advance.

Of course, they also expected the containers to be off-loaded in Port Hedland, where the project was. But no, the ship sailed straight on to Freo, where all the contents had to be removed from the containers and loaded onto flatbeds - we didn't have equipment to empty the containers on site. None of which had been allowed in our tight schedule.

Working without a strict schedule sounds like bliss.
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