Tambo Camper Trailer

Submitted: Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 18:23
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I read some interesting comments in an archived section regarding Tambo Campers. I was wandering how Robbg and John have got on with ther recent purchase of Tambo trailers. I am considering purchsing a Tambo Cooper. Has anyone any comments? Also what is the concensus re: non galvanised trailers?

Regards

Whitey
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Reply By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 19:28

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 19:28
Just recently ordered 1 myself, after looking around, im happy with the Tambo Cooper. For the price, and what you get, im very happy, also some good feedback from this forum.
Also you get a good discount if your an EO member..
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Follow Up By: Adey - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:38

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:38
Tkanks Paul
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 20:07

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 20:07
They are an excellent camper mate, i would spend the extra money and get hot dipped Gal it will be worth it in the end.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Adey - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:40

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:40
Thanks Baz - Tambo does not provide the option of hot dip galvannising but I am still keen on this camper. Do you have one yourself? Another option may to add one of those electronic devices (ERPS???) that restrict the amount of rust but not sure if this works with trailers. Will check this out in the next few days.

Regards

Adey
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Reply By: Robbg - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 23:55

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 23:55
Whitey, I've had my Tambo for a few weeks now and recently enjoyed camping with it at Wilson's Prom. The only options I had added to my Cooper were the Tregg hitch (agree with comments that they're a pain to couple up on uneven ground - but that's not a fault with the camper), the 16inch wheels, extra jerry holder, and the electric brakes. I've added a very basic kitchen to the fixed tail gate shelf, with gas stove and plastic storage boxes. I've also replaced the underbed hatch hinges with a full length piano hinge (the original hinges slipped under pressure from the gas struts and prevented the hatch from closing), and I've sprayed lanolin into every gap I can find under the trailer. I'll probably also add a pole carrier, a toolbox, and some sort of stone guard. I'm very happy with the purchase, and with the friendly service by Keith and Amanda (I've raised a couple of minor issues that Keith intends to take care of). Hope this helps.
Rob.
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Follow Up By: Adey - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:43

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:43
Thanks Rob - did you have to eplace the hinge on the small trapdoor or the larger side lift (the one you open from outside the unit?).

Adey
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Follow Up By: Robbg - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:10

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:10
It was the small trap door hinges I replaced. The full length piano hinge works a treat.
Rob.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 09:56

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 09:56
Hi Adey,

I have had my Tambo Cooper for a few months now, and it is fantastic. My son and I spent 10 days bush camping and it was very comfortable and a great setup. From the basic Cooper model, I added toolbox, stone guard to sides of trailer, treg hitch, electric brakes, extra jerry holders, side lift access and the provision to add an extra room in the future. I generally set up and dismantle it solo, and it is very easy to do. The only problem I have with it is that water can access the toolbox via the lock mechanism, but that is an easy fix with some silicon.

As has been stated, Amanda and Keith offer fantastic customer service, and will answer any questions you may have. So Adey, I would go for it and you won't regret it.

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: Adey - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:44

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:44
Thanks for the feedback Glen. You and the others are confirming my belief that Tambo make a very good trailer for the money.

Adey
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 18:15

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 18:15
Was talking to them Friday and they are booked up until the middle of May at this stage.We plan to order one next week and it wont be ready to pick up until mid June.They must be a good/popular unit being that busy.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:51

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:51
Adey,
I got mine around the same time as Glenn, very happy with trailer and service. I added toolbox, elec brakes, extra bedroom, jerry holders and treg coupling. I have timed it to set up for just SWMBO and myself, 17minutes handbrake to beer. I leave the awning on when I pack up, saves a bit of drama when setting up. I also seam sealed the underside of the trailer, just my best effort to thwart rust. Also had to silastic the toolbox lock, not a big deal though... Buy it, enjoy it and be happy.
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