Dingo Camper Trailers

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 17:22
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Hi Everyone,

I am in the market for an Off Road Camper Trailer (priced between $5,000 & $8,000), I have come across a company in Victoria who make the "DINGO" camper trailer. Their trailers seem to be well made and of good quality.

If anyone has had a "Dingo" or knows anything about them, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks,
Julian.
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Reply By: jules - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 19:33

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 19:33
Hi we have had a Dingo 2000 Series light off road camper trailer for 3 years - we have taken it to central Oz - down the Oodnadatta, on to Fraser Island and it has never missed a beat - we find it good vaule for money(my husband is a boilermaker - so looks for workmanship in the trailer part) we have never been wet - made sure we wetted it down well before use - easy and light to tow (we have a 2.7 Terrano Diesel Turbo) - quick to set up, and dismantle - never blown over in wind (very fierce in Mildura last week) - we are so impressed - 3 of our friends have purchased the same camper us as on our recommendation - storage is terrific - need to put somthing in the trailer to stop stuff moving around - and we also have a piece of carpet in the "tent" part just for comfort - in short - good value for money - and well made.
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Follow Up By: Member - Julian - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:11

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:11
Thanks fou your advice., Julian
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 20:15

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 20:15
Always wanted to get a Dingo trailer and put a sticker on it,
IM THE DINGO THAT STOLE THE BABY..

something like that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Julian - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:14

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:14
mmmmmmm, That may not go down to well Truckster, :-) keep smiling, Julian
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Reply By: Member - Paul- Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 10:17

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 10:17
WE HAD A DINGO FOR 4 YRS. IT WAS A FAMILY ON ROAD MODEL.WE TOWED IT UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST THRU THE SNOWYS,NUMEROUS TRIPS THRU THE OUTBACK, INCLUDING BIRDSVILLE TRACK,OODNADATTA TRACK,FLINDERS RANGES, CORDILLO RD. AND MOST OF THE OTHERS IN THAT AREA. IT ALSO DID A TRIP UP TO DARWIN & BACK. INCLDING FINK RD & CHAMBERS PILLER.
NOT A BAD EFFORT FOR AN ON ROAD TRAILER.THEY ALSO TOW VERY WELL. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THEY WERE WELL BUILT, & A SIMPLE DESIGN & WE HAD NO PROBLEMS. YOU JUST NEED TO DRIVE TO SUIT THE ROAD CONDITIONS. THE TENT IS ALSO OF EXCELLENT QUALITY & DESIGN. FOR THE PRICE OF A DINGO I WOULD SAY YOU CANT GO WRONG, COMPARED TO SOME OF THE PRICES OF THE UP MARKET VERSIONS.
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Follow Up By: Member - Julian - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:17

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:17
Sounds like your Dingo served you well Paul, I may have to get me one.
Thanks for your info,
Julian.
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Reply By: CJ - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 11:32

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 11:32
the Dingo sounds good - how much does it weigh?. I am looking for one that is light enough to tow behind my Forester on the longer trips. If you need to be over loaded with data on camper trailers have a look at these at - http://www.campertrailers.org/links_manuf.htm
I like the self erecting styles like Cub - http://www.cubcampers.com.au/indexframed.html - and Campermatic - http://www.campomatic.com.au/models.htm
Let your 'fingers do the talking'! Google search found me this - http://www.aussiewideadventures.com.au/index.html - Dingo camper!
Anyway, there are so many people making trailers makes the choice very hard!
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:24

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:24
Any details on manufacturer and whereabouts please?
Ta
Mike
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Reply By: goodsy - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 22:02

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 22:02
Parents have had a Dingo for 4 years. They are very happy with it. Has done loads of trips not a problem. Trailer uses alco suspension. Independant rubber system. Better the leaf sprung. Supplied kitchen was a bit crap (may have changed) old man built his own. All in all good value camper. Would recomend to anyone.
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Follow Up By: Member - Julian - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 15:07

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 15:07
Thanks for the info Goodsy, I will have to get me one. Do you think the ALCO suspention is the go?
Jules.
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Reply By: jules - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 10:36

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 10:36
Hi in reply as to where - phone 039791 7683 - the bloke is a bit of a strange one - but his wife is easier to deal with - weight approx 500kg - hardly know it is on the back - they are in Dandenong Victoria as well as near Philip Island - never goes to shows but advertises in the Trading Post - has prices and different models - we found it the simplest one to put up - can do it in the dark if you have to. -Can't go wrong with these campers. (maybe I should ask for a commission - yeah - right!!!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Julian - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 15:11

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 15:11
Thanks for the info, the Dingo company are still on holidays, will try next week. Good sales pitch too.
Thanks
Jules.
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Reply By: jules - Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 20:48

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 20:48
Jules - another thing re alco suspension - we have leaf suspension - and a thing to think on is - you can get leaf springs anywhere - but damage to the alco - and you have to wait - there was a guy stranded at Palm Valley a couple of years ago - waiting for some part to come into Hermansberg - which was closed down at the time because of a murder - had to wait - no choice - but a leaf spring - any wrecker - or even an abandoned vehicle ont he side of the road would get you out of trouble. Just our opinion - not knocking the performance of the alco.
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Follow Up By: Member - Julian - Sunday, Jan 19, 2003 at 16:15

Sunday, Jan 19, 2003 at 16:15
Thanks for that, I will be going for the leaf springs I think.

Regards Jules
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