MDC XT10

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Hi. We currently have a track trailer Tvan and love it! However, we are possibly looking to get into a small off-road van just to make life a little more convenient. I was wondering if anyone has an MDC XT10 and what their thoughts are......we like to go to more out of the way places so whatever we decide on it must be capable of doing the hard stuff. Any other suggestions for a small off road van welcome too. Thanks!
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Reply By: Member - Norm & Lisa - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 09:41

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 09:41
I have only seen one of these MDC's but it looked very capable. They are very similar to the Lifestyle Caravans made in Brisbane. Check them out if you are looking for something small and off road.
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:41

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:41
Thank you, I will look into those also.
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Follow Up By: DmaxQld - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 13:35

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 13:35
Not similar to the Lifestyle but an exact copy. I have no idea why Lifestyle have no sued MDC. Or maybe they are. Hope so. Hate it when the Chinese rip off a good Aussie designed and made product.

Oh, and there's your difference. MDC made overseas. Lifesyle made in Brisbane.

Good luck.
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:20

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:20
We are in the market as well at the moment. FYI they are about to release a bigger version if that is of any assistance. We had a look at the bunk version (No internal shower/toilet), and optioned up with aircon and a few other goodies it was just scraping $50k which makes it a fair bit cheaper than other 4 person hybrids. I think we are going with another camper trailer however this time until the kids leave home.
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:36

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:36
Kids do make a big difference. Our kids have left the nest so it's just us now. I have contacted Lifestyle and they are sending me the specs. Very helpful staff, I'm looking forward to seeing the options. Pricing seems pretty good too.
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Reply By: Gronk - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 19:10

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 19:10
I think you'll find the prices are fairly similar ( once both are specced the same ) , so I know which one I would buy !!

Oh.......I already have........I've had a Lifestyle AT10 for 2 1/2 yrs..
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 19:37

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 19:37
Yes prices are close. And I agree, support our local market! Have you had the van in extreme off road conditions?
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 23:40

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 23:40
No, not really.....only normal forest roads and some out of the way bush spots.
I had 2 KK's before this and dimensions are surprisingly similar ( except height ).....so entry and departure angles are pretty good, but because of the height , it will not go the same places a normal camper trailer will.

Long term running in dust may let some in, so the optional dust pressurising system is a must.
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 07:57

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 07:57
Thanks for the input!
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Reply By: Bludge - Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:01

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:01
Mike and Anne,

There is also the Exodus 11 and 14 from Complete Campsite which are Australian made, price is a lot higher than the MDC and the Lifestyle. If money was no object i would certainly look at both Australian built units.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 19:34

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 19:34
At twice the price of the Lifestyle, no matter how nice the CC is, I couldn't justify the price.....$81,000 is way too dear for a small offroad van..
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 18:42

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 18:42
Thank you, unfortunately they would be beyond our budget.
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