Camper Trailer Offroad Suspension Check (Adelaide)

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 18:30
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I'd like to have our 2002 Jayco Finch Outback's suspension checked and possible strengthened prior to hitting the Tanami Track in late June.

Can anyone recommend a specialist in this area south of Adelaide?

I don't think a Jayco Outlet would be up to the job.

Many thanks in advance.
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Reply By: RobAck - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 20:07

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 20:07
For South Dario's are good and Griggs as well. Or you have CaraRest if you want to travel across town. Suspension for sure but always hitch lubrication and check as well as brakes and bearings

Rob
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Reply By: mudbro2 - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 20:24

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 20:24
Maybe someone like Pedders who speciallise in suspension. They have outlets all across Adelaide.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 22:34

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 22:34
If you can't find anyone down south try this mob at Pooraka

http://www.sasuspension.com.au/index.html
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Reply By: mfewster - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:03

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:03
I'd second Darios or Pedders for the suspension check.

As you are in Adelaide, I'd strongly recommend a Stone stomper for that trip. These are fantastic if you are off road and will save big damage to the trailer and the baqck of your vehicle. Unlike other kinds of stone guards,they dont add to you fuel costs either.
http://www.stonestomper.com.au/
As a further note, the company are a pleasure to deal with.
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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:51

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:51
Many thanks for all the quick responses.

I think I'll give Darios a go.

I'm surprised that Pedders has been mentioned, I had no idea they would deal with campers let alone modifying or strengthen camper suspension.


Thanks for the stone stomper tip, it is on the list to do.

Just hope the the Jayco will survive the Tanami Track.

Thanks again.

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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:55

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:55
Roadmaster at Lonsdale would OK.
Dave.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:59

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 08:59
And another vote for an edit button.
Dave.
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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 03:56

Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 03:56
Thanks David, I've heard a few really good reports about Roadmaster and a few really bad ones.

They are the closest to where I live, I'm just not so sure about them yet.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 09:56

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 09:56
If you don't have shock absorbers on the camper then get those fitted as well. If you are not convinced then read Wheels falling off trailers


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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 03:51

Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 03:51
Thanks Nomadic, the Finch is the Outback model with 7 leaf and shocks.

I feel a little confident in it's built strength as the models built between 2002 to 2005 were branded the best Jayco made, this came from a Jayco insider.

But the girl is 13 year old now so I want to make sure everything is up to scratch.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 14:37

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 14:37
Not south, but EBS at Holden Hill did a great job of repairing our suspension after incurring damage on the Old Ghan track between Alice and Finke.
EBS 14 Braeside Drive 8263 0600.
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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 03:53

Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 03:53
Thanks Mikee, Holden Hill is a lot closer for me.
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Reply By: mudbro2 - Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 12:26

Friday, Mar 06, 2015 at 12:26
Another tip to help save your camper tyres from punctures is to put mudflaps infront of the tyres. I did this to a trailer with low profile road tyres that we took to Finke & down the Oodnadatta track & the mudflaps took a beating but not one chip out of the tyres. Stones being flung up from your car tyres & hitting your trailer tyres is one of the biggest reasons your trailer tyres get punctured.
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