Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 20:28
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Thanks to Eric and others who contributed to the discussion the other day. for those who are interested, limited to Vic' I think, Ray's Tent City have a 22 1/2 % sale on at the moment, this means that I purchased a Max Air, (Sticker, 5 yr warranty, etc) for $297.50 today. the sale runs in Geelong Weds / Thurs and I believe in Melb' and other stores on Friday. If you're impatient, as I was, this is a good chance to pick one up.
Prior to purchased, went to local TJM Superstore who had both Bushranger and a copy for sale, $389 for genuine, $232 for copy on special, but would not make any claims as to whether they are the same or not.
I was becomming too confused with all the pro's / con's so went down the road to Ray's and purchased. At least will have the comfort of 5 yrs to break this one.
Thanks again to all the work Eric put in, if you have the time then $285 from him will be worth it.
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Reply By: Allfour4x4 - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 20:49

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 20:49
Hi all,
Been interesting watching this saga played out.
Am probably in the market for a Max-Air myself, certainly getting a good rap on this and other forums, but sorting through the marketing hype (Stealth marketing?)is a bit of a problem these days. Not wanting to imply or suggest anything - but has anyone actually claimed on this 5 year warranty? and how did you go.
Glenn B.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:06

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:06
Would a claim mean that they are not as good as is being suggested??
If no reply about a claim then are they a good unit as advertised?
Has anyone claimed on the copies also??
Interested to see feedback
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Follow Up By: Allfour4x4 - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:48

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:48
Would think that you'd get some claims with any product - doesn't mean that the product is bad. I just wonder as with many a warranty these days, if you show up with a busted one in 4.5 years from now will there be an out for the company? Not used in accordance with such and such!
Simple saying i personally don't put much faith in a 5 year warranty
Glenn B.
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:17

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:17
Just ordered one from Eric for Jim.Seen them at work there not bad.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 00:47

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 00:47
ahah there puddle ducker!!!!!!!

these units were used at little desrt and found to be good at a decent price thats why we all want one not for arb profit margins or otherwise.

Doesnt garyin oz owe you a compressor jim?

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Reply By: Member - Foxer - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 14:18

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 14:18
Did the copy have the same warranty or not? just out of interest.
In previous posts you said you have purchased a Dingo camper, what model size ect and what are your thoughts on them as a camper?
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Follow Up By: rolande- Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 15:57

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 15:57
Some versions have 12 months, but never more than this. Bushranger company use 5 years on almost everything they sell.
Like the Dingo, hate the salesman. It's the small 6' X 4' with a 12' tent and extended draw bar. Trailer about as cheap as they come but for a little over $3,000 new I wasn't going to complain. Have changed tyres to 215R15 Wranglers, now axle sits 2" higher of ground, tent still sits O.K.
Canvas and zips O.K. 12 ounce roof, 10 ounce walls, can put up myself in 10 minutes, about 6 minutes with 2. If you can find second hand O.K. or from a reseller better than from the owner. Will have fully kitted out - kitchen, water, 12Volt system for under $4,500 complete. O.K. for those who can afford to spend $25,000 on camper, I'd rather spend it on fuel /food to go away.
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike A (WA) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 10:33

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 10:33
All comments re reliability of name brands etc and the longer warranty have been taken into account but I just picked up a copy (still 72lpm) at the Perth Caravan & Camping show for $135-. I figure for that price, I'm prepared to take a chance on the 12 month warranty only. Its from Ranger Camping so at least I won't have problems claiming on the warranty if it does go wrong. That was my only fear with the ebay ones. It would have cost me more in postage to return it than the unit was worth
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Follow Up By: rolande- Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 07:27

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 07:27
Agree with the EBAY comment, I almost bought the cheapie as well, had a slightly smaller one for $100. In the end thought the Air Max would last me a while as it wouldn't get used too often and liked the bag / accessories etc,it came with. Still saved about $85 off retail, and at $300 didn't break the bank
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