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  1. @demon1300 @Wilko16 any thoughts about this cruise? Looks like they are going to get the road cleared by 22 Aug.
  2. Thanks for the alert Pookey - looks like it may have happened today. It's a major road into NSW snowfields so they should have it sorted out quickly as a lot of ski field businesses would depend on having that access from Hume Highway as well as the access from Jindy side. Just hope other spots along that section stay okay for us!
  3. Great Pookey My Leave approved and just reserved my accommodation - used Expedia for Amaroo and Banjo and called Golden Age direct Yep - as YLD says better get a move on with the accommodation - seems to be less rooms available today than when I checked on Saturday. Might be cos of the other events happening on the weekends either side?
  4. Just added the 2011 Snowy Cruise vid into the first post and O M G - seems to go on forever Felt a little bit like watching those old 80s re-runs on TV ...
  5. Rab and YLD127 Nov 2 has some motorbike cruise happening and Nov 29 has bicycle L'Tape so thought the weekend in-between would be better. Booked accomodation near (walking distance) to breweries this year
  6. Combined States Snowy Cruise 2019 Updates will be posted in this first post and the itinerary may change over time as necessary - so please check back regularly on this first post DATE: Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November 2019 (3 days) with possible additional day VIC Alpine National Park Monday 25 November  MEET: VIC Depart 8:30am (arrive there by 8am) BP Wallan northbound on Hume Freeway NSW Depart 11:30am (arrive there by 11am) Mount Annan Shell, Waterworth Drive ACT Depart around 3:30pm (arrive there by 3pm) Yass Caltex Star Mart, Yass Valley Way DESCRIPTION: This is based on Cro's famous annual Combined States Snowy's Cruise and thanks go to him and the other Moderators/Cruise Controllers for their help in bringing this to you. VIC, NSW and ACT attendees make there way to Tumut Fri night. Routes as per PM. Saturday is the big day. Next day Sunday is a late start with brekky at hotel before we all head off our separate ways. NSWs can head towards Berridale and Sydney (460km approx 7 hours) and VICs get to do the snaking rock gullies again heading back towards Corryong then Melbourne (577km approx 9 hours). Optionally for those that can take the extra day off - some of us plan to do VIC Alpine National Park route with a stop-over in Omeo on Sunday before heading home via Albury/Wodonga on Monday. All on sealed roads! Please be aware there are some incredible twisties on this route - best let any passengers know of potential motion sickness. Also, please ensure you have a conntigency plan if you have a breakdown - like a mate who is willing to stay with you if necessary or Roadside Assistance. And it might be a good thing not to have anything critical to do on the following weekdays justin incase you need extra days to get home for some reason. DURATION: Main Cruise 3 Days - Friday Saturday and Sunday. Additional 1 Day - Monday. ROUTE: Snowy Mountains - need I say more Vid of 2018 Snowy Cruise Vid of 2017 Snowy Cruise and a blast from the past Snowy Cruise 2011 ACCOMODATION: Friday November 22, 2019 Amaroo Motel 55 Capper St, 2720 Tumut, Australia Ph (02) 6947 7200 $118 Dinner Friday night Tumut River Brewing Co 1/5 Capper St, Tumut NSW 2720 Saturday November 23, 2019 Banjo Paterson Inn 1 Kosciuszko Road, 2627 Jindabyne, Australia Ph (02) 6456 2372 Banjo Paterson Inn offers an on-site brewery, 2 bars, a restaurant and live entertainment. $125 inc breakfast BBQ for lunch - just a nominal cost per person - we'll work it out on the day. Dinner Saturday night Kosciuszko Brewing Company 1 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627 Sunday November 24, 2019 Golden Age Hotel 189 Day Ave, Omeo VIC 3898 (03) 5159 1344 $110 balcony inc breakfast $50 single budget room inc breakfast FUEL: A fair bit of fuel will be required for the drive during the 3 or 4 days. Please ensure you are topped at the meet points and have enough fuel to complete the legs (so best to fuel up when others do). If you need E85 - best to bring your own jerry cans filled up in the capital cities as there will be no E85 in the country. Yass Caltex, CALTEX YASS, 1715 YASS VALLEY WAY, YASS, NSW 2582 (Vortex 98 avail) Albury Shell, COLES EXPRESS ALBURY, CNR DAVID ST & GUINEA ST, ALBURY, 2640, NSW BP, BP Border, Corner Of Ebden Street And Wodonga Place, South Albury, NSW, 2640 BP, BP North Albury, Cnr Hume Hwy & Thurgoona Dr, North Albury, NSW, 2640 Caltex, CALTEX ALBURY, 609 HOVELL ST, ALBURY, NSW 2640 Tumut Shell, COLES EXPRESS TUMUT, SNOWY MOUNTAINS HWY, TUMUT, 2720, NSW (V Power avail) Thredbo BP, Thredbo BP, 51 Friday Dr, Thredbo, NSW, 2625 (95 RON only, Diesel avail) Khancoban Caltex, INDEPENDENT KHANCOBAN, 1389 ALPINE WAY, KHANCOBAN, NSW 2642 (95 RON only) Jindabyne Shell, SNOWLINE HOLIDAY PARK, KOSCIUSKO RD, JINDABYNE, 2627, NSW (95 RON only, Diesel avail) BP, BP Jindabyne, 8 Kosciusko Rd, Jindabyne, NSW, 2627 (BP Ultimate avail) Mobil, Jindabyne east, Lot 1 kosciusko road (95 RON only) Caltex, CALTEX JINDABYNE, 4-6 KOSCIUSKO RD, JINDABYNE NSW 2627 (Vortex 98 avail) Cooma Shell, REGION SERVICE STATION, 51-53 SHARP ST, COOMA, 2630, NSW (95 RON and 91 RON only) BP, Rhythym Snow Sports, 8 Sharp St, Cooma, NSW, 2630 (BP Ultimate avail) Corryong BP,BP Corryong, 21 Towong Road, CORRYONG, VIC, 3707 (95 RON only) Mt Beauty Caltex (98 RON) Omeo Mobil, Day Ave (98 RON - but we shouldn't need to fill up there if we fill up in Mt Beauty) BRING: Mandatory to have a UHF 40 channel CB Radio to keep across road hazards and general chatter. EvilDaifu has a few CBs for free loan on the cruise if anyone is interested - just PM EvilDaifu to reserve one. Camera for the photo opps and the views. Don't forget to bring extra batteries for your CB and camera - something makes me think we'd be chewing through the batteries on this cruise! Sunnies. Warm clothes - though it's November, it's still an alpine region and they got snowed in on one the cruise years ago. Bucket, sponge and some car wash liquid if you want to keep your car shiny for photo opps. There's a coin car wash in Tumut. GoPros and ActionCams (prolly didn't need to say that ) If you have an edit - consider bringing your flash boxes/laptop justin case you need it - don't laugh I remember one gentleman broke down and had to drop his tune back to stock because a. dust in his airbox b. water in his fuel c. didn't clean K&N air filter of gunk d. sprung a leak in radiator hose e. pulled the USB cable out of OBD2 port before flash completed then had to wait for auto transmission to cool down f. farrked if I know Spare car keys (how many times have guys locked their keys in their boot on cruises ) MOBILEPHONE COVERAGE: Telstra has generally had the best coverage on this cruise in the past. You will need CBs though as there most of the time we'll be out of mobile coverage. Generally some of the guys will have spare CBs but just mentioned you'll need to borrow one when you post up below. RULES: 1. Obey all laws whilst on the cruise; this means no speeding, no overtaking over double lines (no matter how safe you think it may be), etc... 2. There is a designated cruise leader who will lead the way and set the correct pace for all cruise members. 3. Use the Buddy system - always make sure you can see the car behind you. This will give people behind you an indication on where to turn to make sure nobody gets lost. 4. CB Radios - if you don't have one, follow the maps and directions given out. It is highly recommended to have CB as it enhances the enjoyment of the cruise being able to hear about road hazards and join in on the social chatter. 5. Please turn up to the meeting points with a sufficient fuel in your tank and enough time before the departure time. 6. Onus is on the owner/driver to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive on public roads and meets State road traffic authority laws. 7. Please ensure you have a contingency plan if you have a breakdown or unnecessarily delayed. e.g. Roadside Assistance or a mate in another car who is willing to stay with you if necessary. 8. This cruise is not to be advertised on any other media or websites or social media sites without prior agreement from the cruise organisers. 9. By attending this cruise you agree not to hold FordXR6Turbo.com, it's Administrators, Moderators, Cruise Controllers, or Owner responsible / liable for any damage and / or grief sustained (simply; you are responsible for your own actions). EMERGENCY NUMBERS: RACV Roadside Assistance ph 13 72 28 NRMA Roadside Assistance ph 13 11 11 RACQ Roadside Assistance ph 13 11 11 Police ph 000 Police Tumut, 20 Wynward St, ph 02 6947 7199 Police Jindabyne, 16 Thredbo Terrace, ph 02 6456 2244 Ambulance ph 000 Fire ph 000 CFA VIC ph 000 Victorian Bushfire Information ph 1800 240 667 SES NSW ph 13 25 00 Wildlife NSW Wildlife Information Rescue Education Service ph 1300 094 737 VIC Wildlife Emergency ph 1300 094 535 VicRoads Hazard Report Hazard ph 13 11 70 Information ph 13 11 71 RTA (NSW) Hazards Report Hazard ph 13 17 00 Hazard Information ph 13 27 01 Hospitals Tumut - Tumut District Hospital, Howick St, ph 02 6947 1555 Hospitals Cooma - Cooma District Hospital, Bent St ph 02 6455 3222 Hospitals Bright - Bright District Hospital, Cobden Street, Bright, ph 03 5755 0100 Hospitals Bainsdale - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, 122 Day Street, Bairnsdale Ph 03 5150 3333 Coles Tumut, 39 Russell St, ph 02 6947 1543 Tumut Shell, Snowy Mountain Hwy, ph 02 6947 2144 (has V-Power) Jindabyne BP, 8 Kosciusko Rd, ph 02 6456 2127 (has BP Ultimate) Tow Trucks Wodonga -BF Panels Towing 24 Hour towing ph 02 6025 7444 Wodonga - Grealy Motors & Towing Service Wodonga ph 02 6024 1155 Wodonga - Jacobs Paint and Panel Towing mob 0417 777 743 Tumut - Tumut Tilt Tray and Vehicle Recovery ph 0428 647 948 Tumut - Royans Wagga Truck Towing mob 0424 827 914 Adaminaby - Ampol service Station, ph 02 6454 2256 Jindabyne - Jindabyne Towing & Automative Services, ph 02 6456 1159 Jindabyne - Snowy Mountains Automative & Towing ph 02 6456 2518 Cooma - Extreme Towing mob 0428 331 731 Bright - Alpine Towing & Auto Repairs ph: 0419 155 702 Bright - Bright Automotive & Towing Pty Ltd ph: (03) 5755 2149 Bright - Bright RACV ph: (03) 5750 1230 Myrtleford - Cobbers Towing Service ph: (03) 5751 1666 Mt Beauty - Mount Beauty Auto Repairs ph: (03) 5754 1366 CRUISE LIST: 1. @EvilDaifu VIC (4 days) 2. @Rab VIC 3. @YLD127 ACT (4 days) 4. @El Andrew ACT 5. @PookeyMaster NSW Maybes: 1. @k31th VIC 2. @demon1300 NSW Everyone is welcome so please post up if you'd like to roar in a line of XRs
  7. Sorry to announce this but we've decided to cancel this cruise. Puff and Rab are no longer able to make it for different reasons. I'm going to try to cancel my accomodation. Hope no inconvenience to you @Wilko16 Left a voice mail on you mobile but not sure if you have changed numbers or not.
  8. My old BA T did that a few times. Used to happen after prolonged heavy rain. I suspect water got in through a gap somewhere and was shorting one of the door actuator controllers in one of the doors. Took it to a tuner and asked them to investigate as part of the regular service and came up with nothing. This was after it had corrected itself though. I found one day driving over a speed bump it came good which also suggests to me maybe a loose wire somewhere? As this was a few days after it started - maybe it shook things up enough to stop the water short circuit. I suspect the short made the door lock actuator controller think one of the doors was still open. In my case - I couldn't manually lock my doors so maybe its different to your problem. Every time I'd try to manually lock it would unlock. LOL pretty scary for a while as I'd pretend to lock the car with my keys when parking on the street
  9. Be great to see you again. Sunday night is planned BBQ night in Mannum Caravan Park if you're around - Rab's special juicy steaks are possibly on the menu I think 😛 If you're inclined - could prolly find a spare sofa somewhere for you afterwards ... but you'd be between 2 heavy snorers... Nate has the route details for Sunday though
  10. Love Japan - just came back from 3 1/2 weeks holiday there (with a few days of work which I did cos I happen to be there - Misses went on Ginza and Omotesando shopping spree whilst I was in meetings in Tokyo ... ). Feel free to post up / PM me with any info you're after if you want to ask me something. I'm no expert by a long shot but things like getting Yen out of 7-Eleven and Japan Post Bank ATMs at a favourable Aussie exchange rate, getting an ICOCA card for subways, catching the Shinkansen (bullet train) using Smart Ex app, buying a Softbank or NTT Docomo prepaid data SIM at BIC Camera stores and so on - just did it so it's still fresh in my mind
  11. Yeah I would think you really need to know your stuff if you doing NA to T upgrade. You say $8k spent so far - sorry to hear that OP. I'd be cutting my losses right now and taking it as a life lesson - worrying over a car is something I really hate.
  12. Rab and I are sharing a surfside apartment (2 separate bedrooms for us snore-aramas) so looks like we will be next to each other there
  13. Rab and I accommodation all sorted - we are cabin buddies - but with the hindsight of Tassie Cruise - we will have separate bedrooms for added sound proofing C'mon guys - it's a great way to meet up face to face with some fellow forum members (even if its just at one of the pit stops), share a beer or more ( ) and talk about our cars and other things. Adds another dimension to when you post up and PM I reckon ... Getting new Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 3's put on tomorrow - wanted the 5's but for some reason no stock in Melbourne but sort of need the tyres on now as they are wearing a bit thin from the Snowy Cruise last year and Tassie Cruise earlier this year.
  14. I'll head home on Monday as well. I have not made any accomodation bookings yet - but if we're all staying at the Beachport Caravan Park - I'll book into that place so we are together


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