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Old 06-08-2019, 01:26 PM   #61
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I reckon these Ground lice are a bigger PITA that Grey Nomads..

Sorry Rockwiz,.......I shouldn't Tar you all with the Same Brush.....

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BB w. A friend bought his first house in gilford in sydeny in 86 for $35k. 2 years later we were looking through the real estate, identical houses were asking $135k! and it's been f'd ever since.



The '87 Stock market Crash caused That massive Spike....& It really hasn't stopped..
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The lifestyle thing is pretty cool but it would get old after a while I reckon - be better off with one of those Snap-on trucks as a second handy - reckon it would make a mad abode on wheels, they've got 5KVA Cummins diesel generators, A/C etc.
Franco, Its a great lifestyle working on the road and one I wouldn't swap for anything. I encourage any young person to do it especially if you have a talent to offer.
You don't need a Snapon truck either, this one came from a wrecking yard in Sydney swapped a pantec onto it and built it up from there. I gave myself a budget of 15K to build it up.

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OK I get it BB had it all.

And everytime I tell this story we got even poorer.

You cannot compare generations.

Oh, except to criticise one and other.
I grew up as poor as people got in those days. My parents were imbeciles. My father managed to get sacked from a storeman's job in the late 60's. I spent most of my childhood sleeping with fleas, cockroaches and mice. I went to 7 schools by the time I was 8 because they couldn't make the rent (they had already had the house repossessed). I used to get dropped at school at 7am freezing cold and alone. And when we finally got it good (pft, divorce and stepfather) it was an 8 square 2 bed house for the 5 of us.

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Yep I know, I was there. Begging friends not to buy into the madness, so many lost their homes and life savings. Property is only expensive because people pay the prices. Sooner or later the music will stop..
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when I used to work in the aftermarket auto parts retail sector, during the terrorist season I'd get asked at least once a day why there wasn't a "caravan repair workshop" in town..... the concept that such a business would go gangbusters for 3-4 months of a year and then fall flat on its face seemed to be beyond belief to the nomad hordes!
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The sound of rats chewing, actually in your room, while you're trying to sleep - and running noisily over the bedhead - is hard to forget.
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I have heard some interesting first hand accounts of Grey Nomads with complex medical histories wandering into an outback medical centres, demanding on the spot prescriptions. Then cracking a major hissy fit because A) the local doctors are busy dealing with higher priority cases and you will have to wait a few hours, and B) the next nearest doctor is 200km away, and C) only a specialist can prescribe those drugs (and, no, you shouldnít mix Sildenafil with that medication), and D) because the Grey Nomad wants certain script X, you will have to wait a day or two for it to come in from the nearest regional centre.

From what I can gather, the residents in most outback towns consider Grey Nomads Ė as distinct from the general tourists - more trouble than they are worth. Sure, minimizing expenses while on the road is one thing. But the Grey Nomad hardly spend a cent in the regional areas, and then expect capital city services from the locals with McDonaldís drive through speed, price, and efficiency.

I know some members here are taking the p*** out of us grey nomads here but your comment suggests to me you are one completely misguided fool especially with the spending comment.

Caravaners contribute immensely to regional/outback towns economies more than most other tourists, after all we are spending the kids inheritances.


Cheers from one grumpy pain in the a** grey nomad.
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Anyone else see this?

https://www.facebook.com/DashCamOwne...type=2&theater

I'm sure it made the driver grumpy.
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I know some members here are taking the p*** out of us grey nomads here but your comment suggests to me you are one completely misguided fool especially with the spending comment.

Caravaners contribute immensely to regional/outback towns economies more than most other tourists, after all we are spending the kids inheritances.


Cheers from one grumpy pain in the a** grey nomad.
You forgot to mention the huge amount if volunteer work grey nomads contribute to society that is mostly unreported .
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OK I get it BB had it all.

OK let this little black duck set youse dumb ugly opinionated cretins straight.

I grew up ina house hold with three brothers.

I can recall when we had an ice chest to keep stuff cold.

We had no air conditioning.

We had an open fire place.

We had no car, indeed my parents never owned a car in their lives.

We walked everywhere.

My clothes were handmedowns from my brothers.

I got my first bike when I was 16.

And everytime I tell this story we got even poorer.

You cannot compare generations.

Oh, except to criticise one and other.
Next you'll be telling us you grew up in suburban Brisbane but had to walk bare foot in the snow to school and it was uphill both ways.
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Next you'll be telling us you grew up in suburban Brisbane but had to walk bare foot in the snow to school and it was uphill both ways.


Yeah, but I only had one leg.

My family ate my other one to stop them from starving.


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Oh dear, did you always get kicked in the crutch too?
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There's a bit of a trend out there that goes beyond this thread, plenty of people have noticed it and it's in the mainstream media.


https://www.amazon.com/Generation-So.../dp/0316395781

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh6hesHk6yE

the comments on the youtube vid, ouch!
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I know some members here are taking the p*** out of us grey nomads here but your comment suggests to me you are one completely misguided fool especially with the spending comment.

Caravaners contribute immensely to regional/outback towns economies more than most other tourists, after all we are spending the kids inheritances.


Cheers from one grumpy pain in the a** grey nomad.
Well, you are entitled to your opinion. The same way as the locals in the outback towns are entitled to their opinions of the benefits of the Grey Nomads.

Anyway, now that winter is nearly over the Grey Nomads will be heading back down south or towards the coast away from the inland heat. And the outback will (apparently) loose the magnificence and bestowed riches of the Grey Nomads until next winter Ö.
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I know some members here are taking the p*** out of us grey nomads here but your comment suggests to me you are one completely misguided fool especially with the spending comment.

Caravaners contribute immensely to regional/outback towns economies more than most other tourists, after all we are spending the kids inheritances.


Cheers from one grumpy pain in the a** grey nomad.
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Caravan and tow rig buys you a lot of flights and hotels.
Can you sell your receipt or memory of your hotel stay?

A caravanner can sell their van at the end of their time with it recouping a large percentage of the outlay.

Last I looked there wasn't too many buildings in all the best places in Australia.

Oh, and for the record, I cycle as well.
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Can you sell your receipt or memory of your hotel stay?

A caravanner can sell their van at the end of their time with it recouping a large percentage of the outlay.

Last I looked there wasn't too many buildings in all the best places in Australia.

Oh, and for the record, I cycle as well.
My hotel stays are so memorable that even the other guests remember them

There's plenty of hotels in Melbourne and Sydney - don't worry about the rest of the country, there's a reason why these two cities are growing the most.

A caravanner can sell their van at the end of the trip for 25% of what they paid for it.
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Franco I think you are too young to know what life really is about.Being stuck in a concrete jungle is NOT living it is surviving,.just
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Resale on vans is surprisingly good.

Sydney and Melbourne are two very big reasons to go and see the rest of Australia. The bits where people are scarce.
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Well to multi national Woolworths at least. He says stirring...
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I know some members here are taking the p*** out of us grey nomads here but your comment suggests to me you are one completely misguided fool especially with the spending comment.

Caravaners contribute immensely to regional/outback towns economies more than most other tourists, after all we are spending the kids inheritances.
and *this* attitude is the bulk of why everyone who has to suffer the doddering old farts hates them.
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Caravans?? Aparently people can fly anywhere in two hours sell the van but still gotta own a tow vehicle, cop the depreciation and pay the operating costs and tow the thing to wherever your headed . To each their own. I’d rather camping ..and caravans ain’t camping.It’s like calling Barry Manilow a rock star
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To each their own.
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yet some people seem to have issues with other people doing things differently to themselves.
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Full marks to Dave for getting Barry Manilow and camping in the same line.
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yet some people seem to have issues with other people doing things differently to themselves.
Many do so it seems. Hey it’s a free world , if ol Bazza rocks someones world then cool as. But others are free to have a giggle. I’m sure there’s a great episode of “I shouldn’t be alive” in there...how I survived the lack of a good latte!

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try going camping or hotel-ing for 12 months. that wouldnt work
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try going camping or hotel-ing for 12 months. that wouldnt work
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Caravans?? Aparently people can fly anywhere in two hours sell the van but still gotta own a tow vehicle, cop the depreciation and pay the operating costs and tow the thing to wherever your headed . To each their own. Iíd rather camping ..and caravans ainít camping.Itís like calling Barry Manilow a rock star
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This thread is like a good comedy series in telly. I'm actually coming every day looking forward to the laughs. Well one and much thanks.

To those of you taking offense, there are more important things in life to worry about...Obviously if it isn't my opinion it doesn't matter at all...
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Even the grey nomads are complaining about themselves.

http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/life...tlight/grumpy/
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