AnswerID: 483460 Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 15:31
I see you have Roadstar on your list, my 2nd hand 06 RS LE 17 footer tandem is custom built on a heavy duty Chassis with truss under A frame, it was custom built for light off road use, while the build quality is good , it is nowhere as robust as the other brands you mention, ( no where as heavy as well). The first time I went off road there was dust inside,annoying,( and broke
the WD hitch) but for general towing it is superb, Ive followed other vans towed by cruisers (I use Patrol Ute) and seen them fishtail when Trucks pass in opposite lanes, mine just sits there never moves, only time it does move is when a semmi passes me then I get the suckion effect. this is my 1st van ,and have towed from Melbourne
, Yorkes SA, Steaky bay, kalgooli, Esperance
, Margret river ,Kalbarri
now in Karratha
, no problems what soever with van. If you could get Roadstar to build a true off roader(mine could do with longer A frame as back of ute hits bottles in tight turn) then I think you will be well satisfied, probably a little cheaper than the others as well. Other vanners with the other brands love them but they all say you know youve got them on the tow ball ,ie heavy. personally i wouldn't like to tow a heavy van in true off road conditions
, deep mud, steep banks ,deep water crossings etc.(some do tho...!!)unless in convoy.
The other makes of van you mention will outlast mine ,have seem some 10 year old Kedrons bushtrackers that have been every where & they have stood up to the punishment well, but they 50% more in price to purchase. Cheers Barry , Pilbra.
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