New "digs" for the Als...

Submitted: Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:00
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Hi all,

well today we were lucky enough to pick up our new "2nd hand" trakshak camper trailer, we bought it off a lovely gent who got it to take his mum and aunt on some trips, but his mum is now too old for travelling [she's 87 and can't climb the ladder to get into bed] so he's bought himself a shippshappe rooftop camper, and reluctantly decided to sell the TS. It's the deluxe model, with the extra "room" so sleeps 6, and it's been hardly used, and we got quite a few 'extras" thrown in as well, it was a bargain which we couldn't pass up...can't wait to go camping in it now...but will have to wait til the Van is sold...or at least cleaned up...ahahhahaha...

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:29

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:29
snip> "but his mum is now too old for travelling [she's 87 and can't climb the ladder to get into bed] so he's bought himself a shippshappe rooftop camper, and reluctantly decided to sell the TS. <snip.

That should make it easier for the old dear . Lol.

Good luck with that. Those TS's look a good piece of kit.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:32

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:32
flappan!..ahahhaa..I did say he bought HIMSELF the rooftop camper...not his poor mother...ahahahaa.....motels all the way for her now I'd say....
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Reply By: Uncle Kerry - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:47

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:47
He must be an intelligent chap if he bought a shippeshape.
Still can't see that sticker
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:14

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:14
give it time !
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:25

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:25
For the life of me I wondered who Uncle Kerry was but now have it figured. Is that a gov car? Looks like it. Surely you didn't trade the truck with the bent diff in?...on a Nissan.....Anyway whats with this Uncle thing...you are only a comparative youngster with the emphasis on comparative..hahahahaha
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:55

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:55
goodday lyn congrats on your new "baby" just reading your stats about it whats al been doing ?no extras yet have you been letting him sleep or something
LOL
steve
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:17

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:17
yep, he's been a bit unmotivate..time to crack the whip...though..he's on afternoon shift for the next 8 days, so no doubt he'll be pondering what he can be doing to the TS at about midnight tonight...ahhaha..

where you headed on your big trip?
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:15

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:15
goodday lyn as you can gather by the camp fire we leave friday for the wilds of wa( kunnurra)and then backtrack and head north to darwin but because its a new van it will all be done on the blacktop .

steve
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:21

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:21
sounds like a great trip Steve...have fun...
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:58

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:58
Another excellent bit of kit which has come out of SA. I tell you all.....you don't know how lucky you are to have South Australia as part of our lovely country. (okay; I know,,,,,I'm only a blow-in anyway; a refugee from NSW...hahaha)
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Follow Up By: Uncle Kerry - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:04

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:04
Roachie, I think we need to turn up the fan speed to keep you blow-ins out LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:12

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:12
G'day Uncle Kezza,
That sure don't look like no 3.ltr donk-type Pootrol to me....but I'm glad you've seen the light at gotten rid of that flimsy excuse for a 4x4 that you previously had. And what's this about a camper....did you fall out of the shipshape once too often and land on your brain-cell??LOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:20

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:20
Hi Roachie...

I'm proud to have this SthAustralian in the shed....now to just get it out of the shed !..lol...

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:00

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:00
Hi Lyn,
The new baby looks pretty smart. We looked at them when we were buying and they invited over to the factory to show us through and met all the girls and guys putting them together. We were impressed with their setup and friendliness. great people. Sure you will have heaps of fun with it.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:23

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:23
I think we'll have heaps of fun with it too Macca.

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:27

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:27
Well done Lyn,

Looks like the same as mine only mine is in a dark metallic Moss green.
But as I said before you will love it and you will have plenty of room there for the family when it is wet out side. Cant remember if I sent you a link for a guy who put a permanent water pump on his. If not let me know and I will find it and forward it to you. One day I will put one on mine.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:34

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 17:34
Dave, there is stacks of room in it...brilliant....

and...I don't think I have that link....could you send it to me...email addy is under the rig pic....I"m sure Al would love to see it....

cheers
Lyn
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 18:13

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 18:13
Geeeez.................more stuff!! Poor ole Mr Al must be working very hard for these toys. Good luck with it anyway...you know my sentiments...hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:00

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:00
Never a dull moment..they're your sentiments arent' they...ahahhaa

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Reply By: Wombat - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:31

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:31
When do we get to test the dust proofing?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:37

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:37
I think the dust proofing will pretty good...and not sure when it's being tested...when it's got the new rims
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:31

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:31
Get some red dust out of the van, or off Wombats car and "touch up" the TS, to authenticate it.
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Reply By: duncs - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:39

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:39
Lyn,

Welcome to the TrakShak club. I can vouch for the dust proofing. I have dragged one over large chunks of this country for the last 8years and had very little dust get in. It helps if you do up the doors securely andd not just leave it on the latch, oh well.

You WILL enjoy living with it and when it is wet and you're at a bush cmpsite you will have lots of jealous neighbours.

Duncs.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:46

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:46
Thanks Duncs...looking forward to taking it away and camping it...it impressed us with the amount of "living" room they have....great for a family...now .... just to take it away...

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Steve M (SA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 22:55

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 22:55
Hi Lyn

So the discussion at Uluru re my purchase of a second hand TS must have stuck!

Well done. Hope yours is in as good nick as mine is. How are you going to fit the DVD player in it?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:40

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:40
Hi Steve, yep...the conversations we had with you and your wife are well remembered :) all the positive feedback we have gotten since just helped cement the decision and Al just told me he'll figure a way to put the dvd player in the 'Shak

Lyn
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