The creature comforts itself off the beaten track

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Home is where the heart is for adventurers Carrol and Punch Flemmer who love to ride out there in their Iveco with campervan module tailored to their specifications for creature comfort off the beaten track.

What do you drive and why did you buy it?

We are in a 2013 Iveco Daily 4×4 which has a half speed and a very low range, which effectively gives 24 speeds, with three differential locks. We bought her so that we could go anywhere in the beautiful Australian bush – and also tow our 4.2 ton 33ft sailboat. The motorhome module is made of steel and was manufactured by Travel Trucks in Queensland. The module has been fully furnished with opening doors, water and a double bed. Travel Trucks changed its layout to our design to include an 80 liter fridge-freezer, which doubles as a seat, and a cutout to allow passage from the cab. Our first trip brought him back from Brisbane to Perth via the Simpson Desert. It was a pretty rigorous “reshuffle trip”, but we had no issues.

What is your dream car?

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG would be our first Lotto purchase. It’s a nice car and with the 6.3 liter V8 engine and sport suspension, it’s a wonderful drive. The model I’m thinking of was around $ 500,000 new – but they don’t make them anymore.

What was your first car?

It was a Peugeot 203 from 1956 when I was 18. We were living in South Africa at the time and my father bought it for me. My friends and I called it the “green rocket” because it was green and slow.

What annoys you the most about other motorists?

Those with hatchbacks and those who remain permanently seated in the right lane when they have to move and let motorists pass.

What’s your favorite driving music?

Blues, folk, classical and jazz. So maybe a bit of Beethoven or Bach, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot (maybe “Ordinary Man”) and Bob Dylan, say “I Want You”.


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