Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Burradoo 16 April 2011

After an eventful start we set off through the rain for Canberra. While we have been looking forward to seeing the National Folk Festival, we had quite a bit of stress in preparing for our trip. We had ongoing problems with our fridge, so we took it to the local Dometic dealer – Best Country Caravan Repairs who said we needed to replace the cooling system - $1800! We said OK, paid a deposit and expected to get it installed the next week. Nothing happened so I rang him up and after 2 days of ringing got onto him. Sorry, hasn’t been ordered but will do so now and expect it in 2 days. Another week passes – this time 4 days to answer phone - sorry still chasing it up! By this stage the trip to Canberra was next week, but we were assured that it would be ready early next week and he would ring me. Next week he didn’t ring, so after only 1 day of ringing I got an answer. Sorry, they can’t find it – it is somewhere on the road but expected the next day. In desperation I took the motorhome up and left it there – no worries, it would be ready by Wednesday. On Thursday I rang all day and no answer, so I drove up to see what happened. They were still working on it but ready soon. When I asked why he didn’t answer his phone, he said he was too busy to answer!
Unfortunately it didn’t stop there – 1 day to go and we put the fridge on gas, only to find it wasn’t working! Back to the repair guy who spent a few hours fixing it and said it was right to go. Loaded up the fridge and set off through the rain, stopping at Burradoo for the night, only to find (yes you guessed it) the fridge wasn’t working again! AAAAHHHHH!


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