Troppy

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:12
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Thinking of buying a 'high top' Tropper camper 1993 diesal. Would appreciate any and all info or advice. never had a trooper, been an 80 series (petroel) type of guy.
cheers
Johnny
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:41

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:41
I had a high top camper and they can be very limiting as to where you can get to because of the hight.
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Follow Up By: stormbay - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:57

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:57
what kind of 'height' things were you trying to get under?
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Follow Up By: kesh - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:02

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:02
Agree with Davoe, its like those dedicated offroad vans. twice the under clearance of the cruiser and nearly twice the height!
My comment about the Troopy would be its history. If private owned and service history would be more acceptable than ex hire which could be dubious from several angles.
kesh
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Follow Up By: old mate - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:41

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:41
hi tops come in at 2.7 meters high.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:32

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:32
If you click on my rig pic I still have a picture of my camper in the extra photos. It too was 2.7m high and while it was alot wider than a hich top troopy especially at the top I was severly restricted too what bush tracks I could get down without damage. Trees by nature grow out into the open spaces of tracks creating overhangs. the higher the vehicle the worse it gets. After buying an 80 I was liberated to go where I wanted (still would prefer a 75 coz they are narrower)
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Follow Up By: johnnyD - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:40

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:40
Thanks for the info. did you have any problems with stability, it being taller? This Troopy I'm considering has wider rims and tires which the owner says helps alot.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:54

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:54
Not really of course it was no race car and it suffered a bit from haing alot of weight behinf\d the backm wheels but no i wouldnt say it had a problem with stability. Also now I have told you what I didnt like there is plenty to like depending on where you plan to use it. It is only on out of the way tracks you would have problems. For alot of stuff there is alot to be said when making camp involves pulling the handbrake on when others are struggling with tents etc. Fair dinkum a camper makes rolling out a swag look like hard work
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:11

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:11
Also being higher if you strike a gust of wind, you have to have both hands on the steering :))
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 22:10

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 22:10
I've had a high top camper [hiace van] and now a pop-top. I'd go the pop-top anytime. Similar room, but less wind resistance. As you can see.. I've still got a big high roof.... but still less wind resistance compared to a high top.
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