1 person packup camper

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Hi looking for recommendations for a off road camper trailer that can be packed up by 1 person. The kids and I like to camp but at the moment can only go with others as the canvas on ours is anable to be packed by 1 person, as Hubby is away a lot it limits our adventures. It would need to have room for 3 kids (5, 3 and 1) on floor (queen swag size) so there is room for them on short stays with out setting up annexes. We will be doing long term trips as well so be able to cater for storage and free camping also required. I have heard of Cameron Campers (and watched their video) easy packup but would love to know of others Australian Brands. Thanks.
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Reply By: philw - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 16:47

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 16:47
I can recommend the Cameron Concept.
Brilliant bit of kit. Cheers Phil.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bookleaf - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:39

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:39
I second that. Have one. A dream to set-up and pack-up.
Wife normally helps here and there, but when she did an ankle at "The Olga's" at the beginning of our last trip, it was all me only.

Not a problem.

At home, I can solo unpack the camper, get what I want from the bed and then re-pack in about 10/15 min.

No being biased, but being female will not hinder this process. The gas struts make it dead easy.
The optional clothes draw makes things extra easy and handy also.
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Reply By: Jackolux - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 17:19

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 17:19
Track Trailer Tvan , very quick easy no canvas ever touches the bed ,
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Follow Up By: 780 - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 17:30

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 17:30
TVan has been my dream van for too many years but not in my budget. It is on my Lotto win list :-)
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 18:40

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 18:40
We have been happy with our Roof Top Tent for years . We always said when we were to go for a Camper Trailer it was going to be a Tvan or nothing . We priced a new one a few weeks ago very nearly pulled the trigger for a newy , then looked at the 2nd hand market , Picked up a 2006 Canning a couple of weeks ago it was what we thought was a good deal ? Don't know what your budget is but there are a lot more used Tvan than I thought when we started to look .
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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 18:03

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 18:03
Think about this.
standard 7 x 5 box trailer with a canopy and rack.
roof top tent.

roof top tent opens over rear of trailer.

full sized queen bed in the roof top tent.
full sized queen sized matress in the trailer tray
and a single under the awning..if you need it.

with 1, 3 and 5 you'd get them widthways across the queen in the trailer.

If ya smart you put a false floor in the trailer..lots of room for stuff under.

cheers
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Follow Up By: 780 - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 00:56

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 00:56
Interesting idea but can't have the kids in a seperate tent. My little people like to escape so need to be able to keep more of an eye on them, and they mostly end up crawling in with us at some point.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 17:38

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 17:38
They are actually in the same tent.

the awning that encorpirates the entrance to the roof top tent encloses the back of the trailer.

another solution is to sleep the kids in the roof top tent and you sleep in the trailer.

they then have to get past you to get out...and it would be sorta like a tree house.

cheers
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Reply By: Member - Will 76 Series - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 00:24

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 00:24
Have a look at Johno's Camper. I did the Simpson last year with a bloke who had 3 young kiddies and although a bit of canvas he packed it up every morning while Mum looked after the little one. Good allround soft top in my view.

Regards Will
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Follow Up By: 780 - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 01:05

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 01:05
Thanks for the suggestion. Looked at those at a camper show years ago. The problem is I am the mum looking after the little ones and packing up as my husband is very limited in being able to travel with us often.
I have come across the Camprite range which looks great, everone off the ground, no canvas on ground, beds remain made, and quick setup and pack up for one person. Only trouble is looks like they are so good not many are selling theirs and a new one is out of our budget.

I will continue with the search, not in a great rush as is it is already starting to get hot here so not long till camping with smalls is off the cards till next year. I live in Central Australia so unable to get to trade shows or used van lots. Just me and the trusty computer trawling the country for the right thing.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 06:13

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 06:13
I ended up with a Tvan...
but Pioneer have a system for set/pack up that is suitable for one person. They have a wind up roof section. It's been out for years so there may be appropriately priced second hand ones.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 17:28

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 17:28
I think you need something like a Cub camper, a hard floor camper that folds out and gives you a queen bed and room on the fold out floor for the kids. You can buy an older one for less than $10,000. Or maybe a wind up Jayco, most of them sleep 7 people and all in fold out beds! Hope this Helps! Michael
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