Redtrack Camper By Camper Trailers W.A

Submitted: Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 17:43
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Hello
I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the redtrack fortescue soft floor camper by camper trailers w.a.
http://www.campertrailerswa.com/html/redtrack-the-fortescue.html

It seems an affordable unit within my budget, Australian made trailer and canvas but can not seem to find any reviews from previous owners.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Reply By: howie - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:51

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:51
that looks like the firm on erindale road.
they used to sell cavaliar campers, made in adelaide (i think)
don't know how long they have been making their own, but if it modelled on the cavaliar (which i think it is) they would be a very robust unit.
was in their showroom last week buying a new cover for my 12 year old cavaliar.
just had a look at their site, looks very much like a cavaliar, strong axle & suspension.
looks like it's still got a strong 'a'-frame.

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Follow Up By: greasy - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 23:15

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 23:15
Hi Howie.
Yep that's them, I actually went there to look at some cavaliers but they don't stock new ones anymore.
Just starting out in the camper caper so it's all a bit new. Second hand or new, price range, what do I need, what do I look for etc. etc. it seems research only gets you so far, experience gets you further so I do appreciate the feedback.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: howie - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 02:07

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 02:07
i think they decided to build them in WA to keep them at a reasonable price.
just keep on comparing them, keeping in mind the strengths i mentioned.
try hiring trailers you like the look of.
i would recommend anybody does this-
get a treg fitted.
get studs to match your towing vehicle so you can interchange spares.
get an pneumatic tyre on the jockey (so good in soft ground)

if you can afford extras-
sliding kitchens
water tank etc
good luck!
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Reply By: Member - Peter G20 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 08:56

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 08:56
Hi Greasy
We have their Eureka hard floor model with the electrics.
So far so good. Independent suspension made by a firm in Wangara where the trailers are also built.
Ours has been over a particularly rough section of badly rutted and corrugated track in the Fitzgerald River NP and on the Balladonia track on our way around Oz at the moment.
It coped quite well.

The hard floor is a better design as we experienced very heavy rain in SA recently and had a river flowing underneath us in the Port Augusta Caravan Park!
We stayed dry!
The hard floor is much quicker and easier to set up too.

The soft floor is better suited if there are more than 2 people and if you plan to stay in the one place for longer periods of time.

Cheers
Pete Guy
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Follow Up By: greasy - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 09:44

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 09:44
Thanks Pete. Will have 3 kids and myself and the wife, so was looking at the 14ft soft floor so we all fit. I loved the look of the hard floor campers, maybe down the track it will suit our budget and family. Does the lack of brakes on the fortescue cause an issue do you think?
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:03

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:03
Hi Greasy,
Check out the trailer's agregate weight.
If it is more than 750kg, then by law it requires brakes on at least 2 wheels.

Disco.
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Reply By: greasy - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 14:51

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 14:51
Thanks for the advice. Deposit paid, just have to play the waiting game now until it's ready.
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