Board title: Daemon4x4 - 4x4 & Off Road Technical Board

Category name: General

Forum name: General Topics

Posted by: Tonka
Date: 14-06-2014 13:31:33
At last the wait is over.

Our place is will be sold in two weeks time and all the stuff in it gone via boot fairs and eBay.

Then it's off to where ever we end up. Hanging around to uk till the weather changes and to see the latest grandchild born in July. No time limit on our trip....minimum two years, max five we think.

We may head off to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in sept for six months and bum around just to escape the weather. Or head for Africa straight away. I like the idea of being a bit flexible.

So, it will be life in a surf.....can't wait.
Posted by: abecketts
Date: 14-06-2014 20:17:37
safe wandering, amazing how far people go to escape the tree rat........
Posted by: Bio Hazard
Date: 14-06-2014 22:05:53
Good luck ..... keep inspiring us with details of where you are and how the surf is doing.
Posted by: That_Ruddy_Squirrel
Date: 14-06-2014 22:16:30
He's not escaping me, he's leaving the field clear for me to be unleashed on you  :devilish:

The bad news for you is that I know Kev and his good lady Heike, so no escape.

Now for Kev and Heike, have a good trip and send us pics !

Trev
Posted by: Matt
Date: 15-06-2014 11:15:26
Safe journey, and as mentioned, keep us updated with progress. :) Most of all, enjoy it.
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 15-06-2014 13:52:27
Big thanks guys..

We maybe doing a blog with pics etc, so I will post a link when it's done. Plus I will pop in here from time to time to say hi...fingers crossed the surf does the job.
Posted by: gwh200
Date: 16-06-2014 09:10:55
Good luck Kev. I would just love to do something like this. Safe travels and remember...
Jesus loves you.









:D

It's just us that thinks you're a git.
Posted by: Growler
Date: 16-06-2014 20:27:31
Good luck to you both on your upcoming adventure :)
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 17-06-2014 20:11:44

Icon - Post link gwh200 wrote:

Good luck Kev. I would just love to do something like this. Safe travels and remember...
Jesus loves you.









:D

It's just us that thinks you're a git.
Haha.....problem is I can't disagree.... Old git more like.
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 17-06-2014 20:21:56
Just back from the states ( wouldn't mind one of those Toyota tundras 5.7ltr petrol)

Collected the truck from Tony who has been replacing as much stuff as possible... Drive home was great, the best it's felt.

Thought I would mention that I got a rad on eBay...and.....it's top drawer. Aluminium and plastic, build quality is good and best of all about £70.

Correction, best of all the temps are super cool...huge difference from the brass roughtrax one.

Coolparts is the sellers name on eBay for anyone interested.
Posted by: Bio Hazard
Date: 17-06-2014 20:29:52
So Tony still lives ....... he is rarely anywhere now , even farcebook
Posted by: That_Ruddy_Squirrel
Date: 17-06-2014 20:50:37

Icon - Post link Bio Hazard wrote:

So Tony still lives ....... he is rarely anywhere now , even farcebook
He's been too busy preparing the tonka Truck  :whistle:
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 17-06-2014 20:57:51

Icon - Post link That_Ruddy_Squirrel wrote:

Icon - Post link Bio Hazard wrote:

So Tony still lives ....... he is rarely anywhere now , even farcebook
He's been too busy preparing the tonka Truck  :whistle:
Too true.... He sends his bum love and kisses to you all..
Posted by: Brummie
Date: 18-06-2014 23:07:38
Just a quick question......................


















































Are you there yet  :bouncers:  :bouncers:


I'll get my coat                :sofa:



                          Have a good and safe trip  :thumbs:  :D
Posted by: abecketts
Date: 19-06-2014 11:25:53
crumbs Brummie could it get any worse....
Posted by: Matt
Date: 19-06-2014 11:34:41

Icon - Post link Tonka wrote:

Too true.... He sends his bum love and kisses to you all..
I truly hope he didn't give you one to pass on to everyone. :whistle:
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 19-06-2014 20:02:35

Icon - Post link Matt wrote:

Icon - Post link Tonka wrote:

Too true.... He sends his bum love and kisses to you all..
I truly hope he didn't give you one to pass on to everyone. :whistle:
I refused to pick up any spanners on the floor!
Posted by: Matt
Date: 29-06-2014 21:57:10
Wise decision. :D He can be a slippery bugger, (though that could just be due to his insistence on covering himself with oil periodically :devilish:).
Posted by: meooo
Date: 30-06-2014 08:06:17
http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/monkfish/toniyen.jpg

:whistle:  :whistle:
Posted by: abecketts
Date: 03-07-2014 22:25:16
have you sodded off yet?
Posted by: meooo
Date: 04-07-2014 08:11:10
No, I'm still here
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 25-07-2014 18:39:15

Icon - Post link abecketts wrote:

have you sodded off yet?
Yep....been away for a month now, but stayed in the uk due to our eldest having another grandchild.

Now sitting in her house as the baby has been born and we will be hanging around until she recovers. Things were touch and go with the birth and she lost all her blood due to a rupture.. 5ltrs!! And 14 bags to replace it! Not good. But she and baby are ok now.

I have posted next door details of a blog and faceybooky link if you fancy reading my ramblings.

So, where to spend winter?? Matt's back garden maybe... :whistle:
Posted by: That_Ruddy_Squirrel
Date: 25-07-2014 18:45:26

Icon - Post link Tonka wrote:

So, where to spend winter?? Matt's back garden maybe... :whistle:
Stuck in the hole ?

Glad mother and baby are now ok.

Trev
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 15-11-2014 09:47:13
Well it's winter on Crete... Had a couple of issues with the truck, such as a two week old alternator throwing its toys out the pram. The engine heating up too much causing a big stay on Sicily..all of which turned out to be a failing viscous fan!! The story has more to it and is on Facebook ( Kevin Heike ) short story is I have a new AMC head set boxed up in the back of the truck... :whistle:

The truck now runs super cool, even fully loaded up seriously high mountains.

All pics so far are on FB...

Cheers guys..
Posted by: Matt
Date: 25-11-2014 08:30:07
Crappy luck with the fan. Everything running fine now? What happened with the alternator?
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 22-12-2014 21:37:30

Icon - Post link Matt wrote:

Crappy luck with the fan. Everything running fine now? What happened with the alternator?
Hi Matt...the Alt's bearings were shot in two weeks. Barry sent another one out to me. Just bad luck I guess. The fan was a school boy error on my part.

All good now and just enjoying the sun. Mind you, we are renting an apartment for £7 per night not camping.

Happy Xmas all you git's and a happy new year... Remember to drink lots.

While I'm here...what has happened to Vince's threads next door??? They have been deleted.

Cheers guys ... Kev.
Posted by: That_Ruddy_Squirrel
Date: 22-12-2014 21:50:03
Hello stranger !!!

Seasons greetings to you and Heike  :)
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 23-12-2014 13:49:39

Icon - Post link That_Ruddy_Squirrel wrote:

Hello stranger !!!

Seasons greetings to you and Heike  :)
Hi mate... Happy Xmas to you too....

Still wondering why Vince's threads have gone??...I know someone who wanted to see them..do we know why??
Posted by: That_Ruddy_Squirrel
Date: 23-12-2014 14:05:47
Hiya,

I don't venture onto the other side, I prefer lurking here on the dark side  :devilish:

so I cannot help as to why his posts have gone.

Trev
Posted by: Tonka
Date: 24-12-2014 22:34:43

Icon - Post link That_Ruddy_Squirrel wrote:

Hiya,

I don't venture onto the other side, I prefer lurking here on the dark side  :devilish:

so I cannot help as to why his posts have gone.

Trev
Must admit I have all but given up....shame really.