yippeee ,just purchased

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G'day all, just purchased a new jayco hawk outback camper from the adelaide caravan and camping show, they have improved the suspension by extending the leaf springs a further 150mm, placed dampers either side of the axle, a bump stop and have used a better shocker which by all accounts should give a better and hopefully softer ride,and a few extra options at no extra cost over the previous model, wife, kids and myself can't wait to get out and about, hpoefully we will get to meet some of you formites on and off the road, cheers, Adrian.
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Reply By: Well 55 - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 11:48

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 11:48
Congrats on your new purchase Adrian, I hope you and your family love it and have some great trips away together.

Like all things the latest model always has better options etc, sounds like Jayco have made some good improvements, good on em.
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Reply By: Member - David - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 12:11

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 12:11
Hi Adrian,
Mission accomplished, I am green with envy.
I hope you and yours have lots of happy trails.

Cheers David
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 12:34

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 12:34
The Jayco Hawk is a great camper and I am sure you will have many years of happy trails with your new purchase.

You will find a new van is just like a new 4WD, after every trip there is always "just one more" thing you want to add/customise.

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Penguin (NSW) - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 13:05

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 13:05
Well done aceman. You should really enjoy it. We are having a lot of fun with our penguin and yes, as David says, there's always something to do to it.

Look forward to seeing what they've done to the new models at the Sydney show.

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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 13:15

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 13:15
Wife, kids, camper, and this beautiful country to exploe inch by inch, your a lucky man Ace. Then again you make your own luck, don't you ? Congratulations.
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 13:46

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 13:46
thanks guys, really appreciate your thoughts, it's great to get a positive response from people who have the same interests, thanks again, Adrian.
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 15:37

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 15:37
congrats Ace - I'm sure you will all have a ball. I have a 3 y o Jayco Eagle and am very interested in the upgrade thay have done to the suspension. While it's never actually stopped me, the original suspension has been a pain in the ----! Have had the shocks welded back on 3 times. Interestingly the shocks themselves have never given way, always the brackets, and on one occasion the weld and part of the chassis came away. I was left with a hole about 2" square in the chassis rail. I'm not happy with the arrangement the Jayco service guy did on the last repair and am thinking of taking it to a suspension specialist. Would really appreciate a photo or 2 of your new setup if you get them to me. My email is gannonterry@hotmail.com

By the way, we are really happy with our rig and take off in May for the big one. Starting in Sydney going White Cliffs, Innamincka, Birdsville, Marree, OOdnadatta, Dalhousie, Finke. Alice, Darwin and then down the West Coast, across the bight and right around the coast back home. Got to be back 3/05 for a wedding so leaving out Qld this time.
Tessa
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Follow Up By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 16:11

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 16:11
my apologies, my stupidity, thats 05, sorry, you can hit me later.
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Reply By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 15:51

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 15:51
Congrats Ace! I hope you enjoy it, they are a nice looking unit, and I came so close to buying one myself that i bought an awning for it! Then i did a bit more thinking about exactly what the family and I wanted from it and decided it wasn't quite right for us.
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 16:09

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 16:09
will do Tessa, pick her up in 3 weeks, will send a couple of shots to you, sounds like you are going to have some fantastic scenery coming your way, sounds like a rush trip though, leaving may, back by the 3rd of may, better check that schedule, haven't book with ansett have you, kidding, hope you have a safe one, regards, Adrian.
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Follow Up By: tessa_51 - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 08:00

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 08:00
Thanx Ace - look forward to it.
Tessa
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 18:01

Friday, Mar 05, 2004 at 18:01
lucky bugga
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