Need large family camper

Submitted: Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:18
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Hey all, I have been using our old Obrien camper now for a few years and its been Greg but with 4 kids there jut isn't quite enough room, I would love to upgrade but I'm not sure what sort of camper will give me the room I want, I have had a look at the trak shak (and like them) but is there any other options on something that will be about the same size? I also want to keep the cost down as low as possible say under 15k

Any ideas??????

Chris
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Reply By: yumpet - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:20

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:20
Sorry for the typos, damn IPad autocorrect! Obviously it hasn't been Greg :-P
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Reply By: Member -Ted (Vic) - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:40

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:40
Hi yumpet

The track shack is very good for a family but not so good for overnighting. I had one for a few years and found it great for multiple day stays. This one here looks OK and is not too badly priced. http://www.campertrailers.org/camper_trader1130.htm
Not sure what others are around in that size.
Good luck with your search.
Ted
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:35

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:35
I liked the speed of set up with our Trak Shak for overnight stops.
Only reason for selling it is because the kids no longer want to sleep in the same area as us. Therefore we are selling the Trak Shak to by a rear fold hard floor and the kids can then Tent/swag it.

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Follow Up By: Derek Jones - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 00:18

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 00:18
Another vote for the Trak Shak. We only sold ours because the kids left home.

Lived in ours for 12 months travelling around Oz and many a time we stopped for an overnighter - with the two poles and two pegs setup we never found the Trak Shak difficult or slow to put up.

Used the tubs to hold the floor down and would often only use the two poles & pegs routine when we stayed longer at sites. If the weather turned then we would throw in extra pegs and poles but only then.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:50

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:50
The kids left home and we kept ours.

My wife wanted to get something smaller so we had a look around and I could find nothing that was as light to tow and as quick to set up.

Derek Jones is on the money in terms of set up and the way to use it but I have been up at 3am putting extra pegs in. Now I peg the floor and use about 4 poles almost always.

Duncs
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Reply By: patsproule - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 10:33

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 10:33
Keep the obrien and throw in a small dome tent for a couple of the older kids. That's what we do and it gives the kids some independence and their own responsibilities (setup / pulldown) when camping.

Pat
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Follow Up By: Geobserver - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 15:27

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 15:27
This is exactly what we have done with our kids. Two of them in a dome tent and they are happy as well. Takes no time to set up and then frees up room in the camper itself for wet or cold weather.
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 15:35

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 15:35
I was thinking pretty much along the same lines; an Oztent erected with the annex meeting the O'Brien camper annex should do the trick.

Whatever you do Chris, don't buy a big fold out soft floor camper with a huge room. They are a nightmare to set up! There are quite often ad's on Gumtree where people are selling the big tent off their nearly new camper, because they've bought a smaller tent for it.

Cheers,

Kevin.
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Follow Up By: yumpet - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:35

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 16:35
funny you should say that really, i do have a dome tent for the older two, and thats what will be happening until such time as we upgrade but i just wanted something a little more modern, i have done alot of little upgrades for the obrien and its been good to us, maybe i should just hold on to it a bit longer, thanks guys
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Follow Up By: patsproule - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 17:18

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 17:18
Trust me, as they get older you wont want them in your tent.
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