Hilux 4WD Camper 2002 or better

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 05:22
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Planning OZ trip from July 2006 for ~14 weesk and looking at ex-rental Hilux 4WD camper... Trailmaster (Dove conversion) or Hertz Safari/Packpacker Trekker (Safari conversion).

Safari... inbuilt awning, internal & External cooking, air con, etc; heavy (ish)
Dove... less creature comforts; less weight;

Plan to do GRR (incl Mitchell), more travelled NT destinations and quick sojourn into Gulf and/or Cape country... dependent on time, road and marriage conditions at the time!

Any body had any experience with this type of vehicle? Pitfalls? Traps for the young (well, not so young)?
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Reply By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 08:41

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 08:41
I have seen a Single Cab 4WD Hi Lux with a pop top jayco hawk on the back, minis the running gear. The front bed slid out over top of the cab and was supported by a roof bar, the back end supported as usual. The tray had been made in such a way as to allow the ends to open as it normally would on the ground.

When up it didn't look top heavy at all, packed away looked fine, and the vehicle was on its way to the top from Weipa, having been up through Cape Trib and Cape Melville.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 09:57

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 09:57
Dont waste so much money. I know where there is a landcruiser camper for probnably a 1/3 the price!
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Follow Up By: ruffred - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:26

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:26
Thanx Davoe... but this where we were a month or two ago. Me in a mod Troopy and the missus in a mobile 5 star motel!
Compromise has since taken place
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