Tambo Cooper

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:26
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Got back from Melbourne yesterday with our new camper, already done an overnighter in the backyard with the eldest son (4.9) absolutely love it, just got it fully setup and the heavens opened up, saved me using the hose for its 1st soaking.
Anyway, i cant praise Amanda and Keith enough, they even opened the shop up on Sunday for me, as it was really the only day i could pick it up, the trailer was a lot better than i expected, and is easy to setup on your own, so my wife should be right. It tows very well behind my Patrol, hardly knew it was there sometimes, cant wait to get out and use it now....

Cheers Paul..
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:31

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:31
sounds great Paul
pick our Tambo cooper up first week in May, cant wait.
cheers
Alan
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:32

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:32
G,day Alan, what side of town you on?
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:33

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:33
Western Creek
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Reply By: Robbg - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:42

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:42
Hi Paul, hope you have a great time in your Tambo. What options did you get?
regards,
Rob (fellow Tambo owner).
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:48

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:48
Hi Rob, i got

water tank
treg hitch
stone gaurd, plus extensions to gaurds
extra jerry holder
and the draught skirt
wished i had some more dollars to put in it, but ill just have to wait.....

Cheers Paul..
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Follow Up By: Robbg - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:53

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:53
Yeah I know what you mean about the dollars. My Cooper started fairly basic but I'm slowly adding things. I think that's part of the fun.
Rob.
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:53

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 16:53
Good stuff.

Might have to do a Show and Tell in Canberra one day , to show off the different makes we have.
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Reply By: Member- Marc - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:00

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:00
Guys,
Please, no more note about picking up your tambo cmapers. I pick mine up 2nd week in March (hopefully 1st week ready for long weekend!!!).
I cant take it any more!!!
The desire is starting to be over powering!!

Someone should suggest to tambo that they have a tambo weekend once a year for all the tambo owners in Vic ( if they don't already do it ?)

Enjoy your Cooper Paul, God knows i will!!!!

Cheers,
Marc.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:21

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:21
Hi Paul, welcome to the Tambo Club.

The Tambo Cooper is such a fantastic product for the price bracket. Keith and Amanda have to win the best "Public Relations" Award for this millenium. It will be good to see another Tambo Cooper at Murray Sunset too. You will have to change what you have written on the Trips/Gatherings page now.

I noted that you didn't get the electric brake option, this is something you should seriously consider as the first add on. As 750kg is the limit for an unbraked trailer, you will find yourself getting close to that fully packed. I have only just installed my brake controller in the Cruiser, and will be testing it this weekend. I am also installing a water tank and pump on the weekend, thanks to Al at Grierson Engineering. The only other additions I want after that are the draught skirt, another end wall and a battery set up. I can then make my own front wall using shade cloth to keep the bugs out.

See you at Murray Sunset, and enjoy the drive down towing your brand new camper.

Cheers

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:36

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:36
Im still rolling around on the floor kicking my self in the butt for not getting the brakes, however i will set some kind of system up in the very near future, just going to be more expsensive....
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:06

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:06
Getting the electric breaks sent me over budget, but I am glad I got them. It was the advice from Keith that it would cost more as an add on that convinced me. My controller only cost $79, and was easy to install myself. Saved $$$$ that an auto elec would have charged.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:15

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:15
that shadecloth sounds like a brilliant idea, whre`d you see that?...lol
tabby
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:22

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:22
Well Tab,

When I was away camping over the Xmas Period near Casltemaine, one of the others in the group had a Dingo Camper. They had done a brilliant job of not only making another end wall themselves, but they had made a front wall from shadecloth, complete with zippered door, re-enforced with webbing from a car seatbelt. It was beautifully stitched and was a real credit to them. I will be stealing thier idea...lol

Cheers

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:00

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:00
hmmmmm now that sounds like a plan.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 07:58

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 07:58
We are doing this with our annex putting a shade cloth wall on for summer, we have already done extra windows and a fly screen door ourselves if you look at the pix it's a before and after of the annex wall.

Kerry made this wall.

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Follow Up By: flappa - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:34

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:34
Here's a piccy of my Shadecloth walls.

This isn't the final setup , but , this is something we rigged up during a summer stay on the Murray.

[ View Image]
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:50

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:50
Hi Baz,

By the look of the before and after shots, you don't seem to camp anywhere warm and dry...lol. I recognise Wombat Forest shot, and obviously that was the wet weekend you visited it.

Kerry has done a great job by the look of it.

See you in MS

Cheers

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:58

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:58
Winter, spring and autumn is the only time to travel, as for Wombat mate the weather that weekend was unbelievable ask Lyn what it was like, lol.

I'm not a big fan of summer usually hot and crowded where ever you go.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:06

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:06
I agree Baz, but then again, some spots aren't crowded...that is why we enjoyed camping near Castlemaine so much. In regards to winter, I head outback where the skies are blue, the weather warm, and sometimes you can camp somewhere on your own. Now for Corryong, it will be busy when we are all there, but hopefully it wont be wet and cold...hahahahaha

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: Phil & Tracey (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:46

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:46
Welcome to the ever growing Tambo Owners Club, soon we will be able to have our own forum like the bushtrackers =))

We got our Tambo in October Last Year before making the move from Victoria to Darwin and after travelling all the way up we are well and truly happy with ours.

We will be attending the national Get together with our Tambo, hope to see some other owners there too =))

Tracey & Phil
Darwin NT
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:39

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:39
Will you guys cut it out!We have to wait until 17 June to pick our up.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:59

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:59
Hi Paul,
Congradulations mate. I can imagine how good you must be feeling. Im happy for you mate. I sent you an email ok....so when you get back to work take a peek. I also contacted Baz and told him of what i decided.

See you at Murry Sunset mate. :-)
Cheers Ange
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Reply By: Robbg - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:09

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:09
Please note that I preface this response with a big smiley face :-) To those on the Tambo waiting list, if you're really desperate I'm willing to let you come and gaze at my Cooper for a small fee. For a little bit more I might even let you practise setting it up in the backyard. At least that way you don't need to find obscure reasons to keep visiting the factory after your order is in.
Rob.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:14

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:14
hahahaha - I just popped in to check if the canvas colour goes with my bed linen......

How long is the waiting list on these? Am considering one at the end of the year.

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: Robbg - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:20

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:20
By the sounds of it Muddy, you'd better get your order in soon if you want the trailer by the end of the year. lol.
Rob.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:09

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:09
Great new mate Murry Sunset here we come, now for the fun bit of making it comfortable with the extras.
Oh your sons age 4.9 lol ;)
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:34

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:34
Morning Baz, in your before pic of the camper, are you nursing a hangover? hehehe. Cant wait till Murray Sunset, will talk re meeting spot soon, busy at work with OT(very rare) at the moment. Sorry to hear of your mishap on the F3, like others said, i also would of switched the drunk driver up a bit, especially if my family were with me...

Cheers Paul..
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