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L300 Delly

Saw one of these the other day. Having a lot of camping fantasies laterly (is currently illegal here like everything else) and this certainly set me off.

We don’t quite have the truck culture of America down under, but we have something else. Every young man worth his salt has a lifted Hilux/Navara/Triton with muddies he’ll take out into the bush to prove himself. Sometimes it’s an old Patrol or Landcruiser.

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I think a (factory) lifted, AWD, old Japanese van is cooler. Almost as capable, but with more sunroof, more sleeping room. Also it’s weird. A reminder that once upon a time we had cars of all shapes and sizes - you don’t have to conform to the same boring ass body style your mates have.

Last time I was out we all got showed up by a guy in a Unimog. There’s always a bigger fish.

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The L400 is surely the better vehicle. But this is about the L300. Enjoy pics

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Just quietly, my approach to camping is none of this. I take the MR2, with minimal gear. I can’t cross a river or traverse a gully, but factory MR2 ride height and careful driving is usually enough.

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