LBGAME ........... the resurrection
In 2012 we had the time of our life when we sold our house, quit our jobs and took the old LBGAME Patrol on a trip around Australia
When we returned to Melbourne after exactly 12 months, we both went back to our old jobs, sold the van and started Busted Fishing. Since then it was all work work work and not much play. Since our trip, the dream was to do it again but permanently and we recently made the decision to give it another go. This time we decided to get a 4x4 truck build so we can do some work while we are on the road and also fish out of it in style.
So we ordered an Isuzu NPS 75/155 from Australian Adventure Vehicles in Queensland. Work has just started with a suspension upgrade and super single tyre upgrade, as well as building the kinetic sub frame, on which the canopy will be build.
Since we have all we need in the caravan, we decided the truck will be basic inside with a lot of shelves so i can take plastic tubs, depending on what we need. It will have a work bench that doubles up as a bed, a sitting area that doubles as a shower and that's about it. Outside it will have 2 boots. One will have our old Patrol drawers and the ARB 12v fidge. The larger boot will have a slide out fishing rod draw, a bbq compartment and a skinny compartment for a large table. Underneath there's 2 x 9kg gas bottles. On the other side i plan a box for some helium bottles. Under the sub frame there's 2 x 80 liter diesel tanks and 2 x 80 liter water tanks.
I drew it up on CAD and the guys from Duralloy in QLD will be doing the build.
The electrical system will be pretty cool with a 320ah Lithium battery, 2 x 290w solar panels, a 3000w Victron inverter and some other cool Victron gear, something along this setup HERE
Thanks to Solar4RVS for the gear and advice.
Duralloy is doing a fantastic job creating 3d models of the canopy at the moment, which makes it very easy to visualize things and make some changes before the final go ahead
If you like to see how it all pans out, just check in every now and again as i will update this blog ............................. to be continued