It was great to finally put some weight behind the Toyota Landcruiser Prado support vehicle and see how the 3 litre Turbo Diesel coped with a tonne attached to the Hayman reese tow bar, the would be extremely well and for info about the Prado see our support vehicle page. I have to say I was amazed with the torque from the tiny power plant and the biggest problem we faced was remebering that the trailer was there and being wider than the vehicle I found myself dropping the trailer wheel into the next lane from time to time, my apologies to those who had a fright as they headed towards us only to see the lane all of a sudden get narrower!
Once we arrived at our campsite, which would be home for the next five days we decided to quickly set our tent up before heading to the boat ramp foir the very first time. We set a new record for tent set-up and quickly donned our wet suits and driove the 200 metres to the ramp. I have to admit to being more than a little anxious about reversing the trailer as it had been over twenty years since I'd done so and to then arrive and see how long the ramp was as it plunged down to the water line did nothing to alay my fears. Never the less we got the job done and then stood there for a bit wonder how we would go about launching the skis without having to wade into the icey Hawkesbury river. It couldn't be done so I gritted my teeth and un hooked Raineys ski as she fired up beast for the first time and reversed into the water.