4wd campers

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 07:11
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We are planning a trip for 2 adults to Queensland taking in Fraser Island and the Bloomfield track. Would we be better to hire a trayon style Land Rover or a Britz 4wd bushcamper? We are new to this and need advice on storage, ease of access during the day etc.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 08:41

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 08:41
A little more info on hte Britz would help. Have you done any 4wd ing before?

Fraser Island is generally fairly easy but there are traps out there for the inexperienced. The same could be said for the Bloomfield Track.

When we did Cape York there was a standing joke. Every time we saw a Britzcome past someone picked up a shovel, we were sure it would get bogged.

I am not sure what gear any of the hire companies supply these days but find out as this can make a big difference. If they don't supply a compressor buy one, or two, of those plug in to the cig lighter socket types. They bare not great but they do work. You will need to adjust tyre pressures and you can't do that without a compressor.

As well as the compressor carry a shovel and if you don't have any experience seriously consider doing a driving course. You will have fun and learn heaps that will make your holiday safer and more enjoyable.

Now the jealousy thing kicks in. Fraser Island, the BLoomfield Track hmmm sounds like fun.

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Follow Up By: Brandy - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 07:54

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 07:54
Britz hi top troop carrier.we haven't done any 4WD really just a bit in NT and WA last year in a Nissan Patrol.
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Reply By: Flannel Bros - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:10
Well im sure you will love it. Just make sure what ever way you go you have good recovery gear and try to get local road conditions before you go. Capeyork is awesome dont rush it. When on Fraser always be aware of hi tide times when traveling on the beach. And pack the rod becouse you will do some of the fishing a man can do. Make sure you have good breakdown back up from your hire company. Also make sure the vehicle has insurance to travel off road ie the beech and 4x4 tracks. Anyway Enjoy happy Traveling
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 13:20

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 13:20
Agree with the above posts - also consider the "pop top" option in troopies - better IMHO than the high top Britz models.
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