To say we were excited would be a gross understatement.
I think we are more excited this time round, than we were in 2008 if that's at all possible.
Firstly we were shown how our audio visual systems worked including our satellite dish. Jeremey from Sound in Motion had arranged prior to delivery to have our details for our VAST box registered so that everything was up and working today. The remainder of our handover dealt with how our electrical system worked and how all the other equipment interacted with it.
Our preferred option when away travelling is not to spend time in caravan parks unless we are visiting Darwin for instance where there are no other alternatives.
This van like our previous Bushtracker is fully self contained with 600 watts of solar panels on our roof. These in turn charge our 300 ah bank of lithium batteries which power everything in the van. The van is also prewired to fit an additional panel if required in the future.
We also have a water sterilisation unit installed with double filtration canisters, filtering to 0.2 of a micron which then passes through a quartz tube with 2600 - 2700 angstrom UV.
All our accessories are 12 volt from our 220 litre compressor fridge through to our audio system. Our 4 kg washing machine can even be run through our inverter if need be. If we require our air conditioner out the 'Back of Bourke', then our Honda generator can be used to power this.
Even our diesel heater and satellite dish which provides us with VAST (all free to air channels) is 12 volt. We also have the connections in place so that when we head off in the van we can take our Foxtel box from home.
We decided it was too late in the day to head for home so we made our way to the Big 4 caravan park where we spent time going through everything that had been discussed today.
It's also BYO so we took along a 2012 bottle of Henschke Henry's Seven shiraz blend which helped top off a very memorable day.....