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Old November 10th, 2005, 12:46 AM
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Thinking of shipping my Def90 to USA from Australia and travelling around for several months- any opinions on practicality of using campgrounds/NatParks areas etc. for self/wife as o'nite stops would be greatly appreciated- and is diesel widely available?- we camp out of the vehicle/pretty much self-contained etc. Thanks TonyTAustralia
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Old November 10th, 2005, 01:27 AM
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That is a great plan - you'll find no shortage of places to stay. Most wal-marts even let people camp for free in the parking lots overnight (if you have a roof tent - you cant just picth a tent in the parking lot).

Diesel is easy to get, especially along the interstates and in rural areas - its just not an issue.

If you dont find the resources you want, or just want some printed matter to look at - PM me an I'll go down to REI and get an RV/national park atlas and mail it to you.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 02:26 AM
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for $300 US you can buy an old laptop, delorm map software and a GPS card that plugs in the laptop. This setup gives good maps and shows national parks and camping areas. Also listed are gas stations and places to eat. The maps are pretty well detailed and show some trails that are fun to drive. You will also need a power inverter that can be wired into a 12volt electrical system. to run the computer a 4amp inverter with power conditioner/surge protector will work. Cost for the inverter is about $100.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:26 AM
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Thinking of shipping my Def90 to USA from Australia and travelling around for several months- any opinions on practicality of using campgrounds/NatParks areas etc. for self/wife as o'nite stops would be greatly appreciated- and is diesel widely available?- we camp out of the vehicle/pretty much self-contained etc. Thanks TonyTAustralia
Hi Tony,

What shipping company are you using for the Defender? I'm planning a trip outside of the US and am having a hard time finding a shipper. Most companies will ship my Rover out of the US but won't ship it back. They say I have to find a local shipping company in the country I am traveling to.

Anyway, if you plan on visiting the Big Apple let me know and I'll take you on a tour.

Good luck,
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Old November 10th, 2005, 10:17 AM
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Tony,
GREAT idea! What time of year are you thinking of coming (might make a big difference in where you want to camp)? Post the small details (where you want to go, where you'll come in at, how much you want to see) and I'm guessing someone on the board has been there and can tell you what to look for and give you a route. If you're getting to the mid-atlantic coast PM me (or just post it) and I can let you know of some places I've been.

Hope to see you!
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