North Coast Campers

Submitted: Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 14:51
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Hi

Looking at a pop-top, off road, medium sized, hybrid camper. The Titanium by North Coast Campers looks interesting and seems well built. Only immediate concern is that the awning seems quite light weight and wonder how it would handle wind.

We toured the factory and were impressed with the way the owner was able to explain the virtues of their range of vans and how they build their products.

Interested in any feedback from members who own any NCC campers and their experience, especially after sales service.

Thanks in anticipation
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Reply By: Member - peterdre - Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 21:42

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 21:42
Hi Outback Epicurean,
We own a 2011 NCC 15XLT Top Ender. We travel the outback quite a bit, Savannah Way. Gibb River, Finke Track etc. We have had next to no problems at all. We find the factory to be most helpful with our questions and minor issues.Brian, the owner is a pleasure to deal with and his product knowledge is fantastic.
One of the advantages is that the van is the same height and width of the tow vehicle, which means if you can get your car in to some of the remote campsites you can get the van in. The balance of the van is well thought out as well.
Would thoroughly recommend a NCC
Pedro
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Follow Up By: Outback Epicurean - Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 22:33

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 22:33
Thanks for your comments
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Follow Up By: Outback Epicurean - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 09:51

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 09:51
How have you found the awning works in wind? My concern is that the struts seem light weight.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 12:58

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 12:58
If you are buying new, could you ask for a different style of awning?
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Follow Up By: Member - peterdre - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 14:08

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 14:08
Awning in the wind has always been a concern for us. We always fit ropes each end. If the wind is coming from the front or rear, we fit anti flap bars to the upwind end.
Wind from opposite side of van not a problem.
Wind side on into the awning is our concern; we had a second shade out from the awning on one occasion when a wind squall came thru’ from same direction. It broke the two plastic pieces at the top of the end supports. No other damage. We ordered the plastic pieces on line, and had them in a week at Mataranka PO, easy to change. There is LH & RH piece. We now carry spares.
If we get a bit concerned, the awning goes away!
Cheers
Pedro
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Follow Up By: Outback Epicurean - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 17:25

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 17:25
Thanks again, appreciate candid feedback
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Follow Up By: Member - Suitcase (QLD) - Monday, Oct 01, 2018 at 07:44

Monday, Oct 01, 2018 at 07:44
Ask Brian to fit an Aussie Traveller Coolibah awning. It fits to the top of the wall rather than the roof. Very strong in the wind. We had one put on ours.
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Follow Up By: Member - Penski - Monday, Oct 01, 2018 at 14:10

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We have the Fiamma on our Exodus which is a similar designed awning to the Thule. We have been told to always put a rope at each corner for light winds. We also have the anti flap bars for more moderate wind and if it looks like it will be more than that it goes away. We have a shade wall we can fit if needed and it helps secure the awning and reduces the wind getting underneath and lifting it. Suitcase's advice about the Aussie Traveller is good.
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Reply By: John P44 - Friday, Oct 05, 2018 at 16:36

Friday, Oct 05, 2018 at 16:36
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