Dimensions of ultimate camper??

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 15:24
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Just wondering what the overall dimensions of the ultimate camper.

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Reply By: Roachie - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 18:47

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 18:47
Mark,
What are you after....I'll go out to the shed and measure up....
Height? Length? Draw-bar pin to axles length? Width? Weight?...anything else?
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Graham - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 18:55

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 18:55
Mark
Thier website at www.ultimatecampers.com.au seems to have everything but the dimensions.... check it out, must be there somewhere.
Graham

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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 19:26

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 19:26
Well over $25000 I would think.
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 19:30

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 19:30
Brett,
You're a bit optemistic....try $37K for the bells and whistles jobbie, but the base model is an absolute steal @ only $32K. LOL
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 20:05

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 20:05
That is amazing.

I would not criticize anyone who bought one but, personally, I would have a really hard think about their actual worth and whether I would achieve anything over other camper trailers which are half the price.

If I was in the market for a unit in that dollar value I would probably get Jayco or one of tose mobs to modify one of their off road camper trailers to my specs.

I travelled up north for about 2 years and saw a lot of camper trailers and probably half a dozen Ultimates and every one of those vehicle/ultimate combinations appeared to travel drawbar down and bum up.. This could be the way they are supposed to be , but it did look odd.
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 20:25

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 20:25
Brett, I agree about the drawbar being too low on most rigs. Mine was too, until I put 5" Lovells on the back and Polyairs for good measure.
As for the price, I bought mine 2nd hand back in 1999 for $20K and could probably sell it now for more than that if I wanted to.
They do hold their value quite well.
I guess it's all about perceptions. You'll find that the average age of Ultimate owners is around 55+, and most of us just want to do our own thing by getting to out-of-the-way places in comfort. Most owners have either retired from work, or have worked hard all their lives so they can afford to splurge a bit.
I don't fit into any of those categories, being only 49 (today actually) and only being able to afford the thing because I know my bank manager pretty well!!! LOL
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Roachie - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 19:57

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 19:57
Mark,
Okay, I've been out and taken the following measurements....if you need any others, let me know.

Height = 1.8m (with 265/75R16 tyres)
Width= 2.0m
Length= 4.4m
Length from drawpin to axle = 3.0m
Weight= 800kg approx.

Cheers,

Roachie
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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 10:32

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 10:32
Roachie - what do you tow it with ? I'm sorting through Campers at present - ready to commit to something but tow hitch downweight is emerging as a real bogey for the 99SE TD Jack - at 120 max on the ball, some of the biggies in hardfloor types are ruled out (Tvan, KK etc)....Aussie Swag and Campomatic seem the go at 60-80 on the hitch.
Even with springs and bags in mind, I'm conscious of the 120 being exceeded, then having an incident, followed by a losing contest with the insurer. I have no doubt that with sensible driving, we could exceed 120 happily but that's not the $ issue.
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 20:53

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 20:53
G'day Banjo,
I tow with a 4.2T/D GU Patrol. It's fitted with Lovells 5" back springs (and 4" front) and has Polyairs too. The back doesn't sit as high as you'd think, because I have an Opposite Lock heavy duty steel rear bar with dual wheel carrier, as well as a 145litre long range tank and about 50 kg of drawer and recovery gear+ 40 litre fridge. Not sure what the ball weight of the camper is, but with the boot empty I can lift it okay by myself.....but add in 4x20litre gerry cans plus sundry camping gear and I'd reckon you'd be up around the 120kg mark. I haven't had to worry about that as the towing capacity of the nissan is 3,500kg, so the ball weight is 350kg....no worries.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 22:04

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 22:04
I thought the 10% equation would get me there too, but no - the Jack handbook says 10% of towed weight on the ball is indeed the figure, but only up to a max of 120 KG. If I could get a formal nod from Holden / Isuzu on re-rating the towbar download, then I could go the poly's and the springs. That would open up the full range of campers to me. Have emailed Ultimate for their detailed specs - might be interesting.... their site is a bugger to read.
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Reply By: Member - Jeffrey - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 23:48

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 23:48
Hi Mark,
In my humble opion you should be able to have your towbar strengthened to handle more load,and also don't forget by loading a little to rear of a trailer you should be able to counter balance weight over the ball,by the way 120 kgs on the ball is right,your towbar should have this on it or in your manuel.Hope this helps.
All The Best In Health And Wealth
Jeffrey ( AKA JD )
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