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Trip Preparation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:58 pm

Electrical :?: What voltage and cycles do you use? Both, Australia and New Zealand.

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby jenko » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:13 pm

Bill AU is 240v 60hz (think NZ is the same but not 100% sure)

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby red » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:29 pm

wow that's gona be one heck of a hair dryer

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:39 pm

Lauren may not need the straightening iron. It may just blow straight. :lol:

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:35 pm

Bill
Average temp. for Sydney in October is 56 - 72 degrees F. Average rainfall 3". So light water resistant jacket will see you through most weather.
Also check out the plug configuration as well as the voltage. It is different.
The water goes down the plug in the opposite direction.
Down is on, on light switches not up.
Crossing the road, look to the right and be careful when driving around corners. That's when you are liable to revert to habit and end up on the wrong (or right as the case may be) side of the road. Take it from me. I did that in Santa Cruz. Stupid driver was coming straight for me or maybe that was just Californians man :lol:
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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:28 pm

Are most of your cars right hand or left hand drive? Left hand on the left side of the road... Just close one eye and think I just finished a 12 pack of beer.

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Old aussie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:36 pm

Bill you will fit right in here.

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:42 pm

Peter

I'm practicing right now.

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby fredt » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:53 pm

Just left our Elks club. I was trying to explain to the officer on way home how I was practicing for a future trip to down under. He didn't buy it either:(

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby jenko » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:17 pm

All our cars our right hand drive ,and we even fix the American and European imports by putting the controls on the right side, :lol:

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Old aussie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:44 pm

Bill how do you go about getting a drivers licence over here, or if we go over there. I've never been over seas haven't got a clue how to go about it...

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:22 pm

Peter

Thanks for bringing up the DL issue. I'll check into that.

In Europe and Central America, they honored my Alabama US DL. But, I do need to look into that.

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Trackhappy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:29 pm

How do we even start on beer glasses.....

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Stubbie is a small bottle of beer, tally or longneck is a big bottle of beer, Tinny is a can of beer. Slab is 24 cans of beer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Australia has a chart :shock:
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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Peter

I found this on DL. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/vis ... w/faq.html

Track these Koozies are sized for 12 oz. cans or bottles. A friend of mine said if he needed one he wasn't drinking fast enough!

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Re: Trip Preparation

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:29 pm

Bill
Out of curiousity, how long are you coming out to Australia and New Zealand?
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