Goldstream Camper Trailer Query

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 at 23:54
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Anyone have Goldstream Camper trailer?
There are so many models, some same models fitted with different tow hitchs, different suspension etc etc I am more confused reading articles and reviews. Tried online wiith Goldstream but excrutiating process so gave up.
Like to buy one that is fully offroad capable.
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 06:59

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 06:59
Lazylux, maybe join The Lemon Caravan forum on FB, "Lemon Caravans & RVs in Aus", read about Goldstream. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 08:11

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 08:11
Are you only going to get the bad stuff on a forum such as “ lemon caravans”??
And very little of good qualities?
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 08:21

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 08:21
Shane, I only know that Goldstream are on the list, as always, if one is informed, it is easier to make a decision.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 14:33

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 14:33
Sorry I can’t be bothered having a look at the lemon Facebook page(I imagine reading a lot of bad reports) . but if there are any brands not mentioned on there that’ll be the brand to buy .
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:19

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:19
The Lemon Caravan forum is largely being discredited these days. There are far too many things being posted that should first have been reported to the agents for warranty claims. Far too many owners use the Lemon Caravan forum as their first port of call. I note that RV Clubs of Australia Limited take little credence of the site.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 10:38

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 10:38
Peter D, tend to agree with you, but it does give one a "heads up", just have to sort the wheat from the chaff...........
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 11:30

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 11:30
I place no credence to what is on the Lemon List. The small amount of factual information is far outweighed by the number of untruths, unsubstantiated rumour & inuendo that that site contains. Facts are rarely checked before posting. The only reason the site has not been taken all the way to court action, is that those that have been defamed realise that they will not recover their costs from an individual that has no money.

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Reply By: AlanTH - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 09:41

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 09:41
We had an off road Goldstream about 12 years or so back...maybe a few more. Good camper and well finished which was why about 8 years ago we thought we'd buy a pop top off them.
Woeful experience. No cooperation from them at all re our problems, even worse from the dealer and eventually we took action through consumer affairs WA and small claims court.
We got satisfaction but what a disgusting way to treat customers. Probably one of the reasons they're on the lemon site which is good for being able to check what problems so many have had with even the "tough as, take 'em anywhere" type of van.
It's not that something goes wrong, it's the way it's dealt with that leaves you feeling happy or screwed and with the RV industry, you're mostly screwed.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 11:24

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 11:24
AlanTH wow not great. I have read they are easy to deal with perhaps the crazy world of greed taken hold of them too..
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 16:58

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 at 16:58
LAZYLUX16,

Both my brother-in-law and myself have had Goldstream RV Off Road pop up Campervans. Very strong, and off road capable. As far as poor after sales service is concerned, I cannot disagree more strongly with the previous post. We had nothing but excellent after sales service with them. We are based in Melbourne, and dealt directly with them. The Model we had was the Gold Wing III, and my b-i-l still has his Gold Wing II.

Goldstream make on road, semi on road, and full off road campervans and caravans.

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 00:17

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 00:17
McLaren 3030 what tow vehicles. One I looking at has Cruisemaster Suspension and Hyland Hitch. Thunder 2015, Unfortunately its in Caravan outlet and I hate Salesman.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 07:30

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 07:30
We both had Landcruisers with Tregg Couplings. If you are looking for a full off road model, make sure the one you are looking at has the full off road suspension package. All Goldstream vans come in three models, road, adventure pack, & full off road. The full off road should have independent wishbone suspension.

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:08

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:08
Thanks Macca, Yeh the Thunder GS has wishbone Cruismaster Suspension and one shocker and spring on each. I only got Hilux Turbo Diesel with tow capacity 2250kg. The Goldstream is Tare 1680kg and ATM 2000kg some say be pushing the Hilux if I towed it.?
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:23

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:23
Lazylux, I don’t think you would be pushing it, after all, the Hilux has a 2,500 kgs towing capacity doesn’t it? Does the van have electric brakes? If not, perhaps that is one thing you may be able to push the dealer into adding. Of course you would also need a brake controller on your vehicle, and IMHO you can’ go past the REDARC Towpro Elite

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:57

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:57
Macca mine is 2010 and only 2250kg, they reckon Toyota wanted to sell more Prados so lowered tow capacity on Hilux. From 2016 I think they rate 3500kg even though smaller engine than my 3l. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:13

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:13
At 2,000 kgs, you still have a good margin at 2,250 kgs towing capacity. If this is the van you want, I do not think you will have any issues towing it. The Hilux is a very capable vehicle, and a good workhorse.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:29

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A lot depends upon the agent. Some are very slack at dealing with warranty claims. Others do everything they can to fix problems.

I find that a lot of respondents don't seem to differentiate between the agent and the principal company. When they go to print in these forums they use the term Goldstream, Jayco or some other manufacturer when in fact they were only dealing with a reticent agent. I would like to see everyone who has posted on this thread with problems advise whether they were actually dealing with the Golstream principals of just an agent.
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