t-vans

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Any body had any experience with T-vans
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 13:01

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 13:01
Our neighbours have one and apart from a few minor hiccups they are very impressed with it.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 13:02

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 13:02
Doc Holiday (aka "Bigkidz") has got one.....he may be along shortly if he's not out swanning about the desert somewhere..........;-)))
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 15:33

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 15:33
Yes Roachie, you right on most counts. Yes he has one. Yes he is swanning around somewhere but don't know where. No he won't be on shortly. See above.
How was Nurrung?
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 15:52

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 15:52
We spent about 5 weeks or so in May/Jun 05 travelling with BigKidz through the Kimberley. In leiu of the Doc apparently not being around to answer the question directly I'll tell you that their TVan performed well and they had no drama's at all with it. A bit cramped for floorspace at bedtime with 3 kids sleeping on the floor but otherwise good and would be well suited to a couple. Even with the extra bedding for the kids, they would just chuck all the kids stuff on top of their own bed when packed up so it was all pretty easy with no need to fold or pack any of it away. No problems with dust infiltration etc. Almost as good as our Camprite ;-)

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:07

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:07
Hi Guys! This is the other half of big kidz and believe it or not the Doc is not on holidays but is at WORK!!!!!! ( first full day back after 2 weeks at the beach!!)

With regards to the Tvan, Melissa has done a great job in describing it for me!! We are more than happy with the way it has performed. We have taken it to the Kimberley Region, the Corner Country, Flinders Ranges, The Vic High Country and each time it has just followed along behind the cruiser. It has also done all the top end and centre on a holiday with my inlaws and they loved it. They had tons more room with just the 2 of them. Room was never a problem though really as if we were camped anywhere for 3-4 nights, the kids would pitch their own tent. As we do all our living outside, the inside is just for sleeping! I guess it depends on where you are camping...the high country in the pouring rain was not much fun, but the Kimberley...now you are talking the best camping around by far (in my limited experience!!!)

Love the kitchen on it, the new model is even better, the staff at Track are really friendly and helpful, so I guess you could say we are happy!!

Hope that helps!

Jen
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:13

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:13
Hi Jen,

How'se it going? The kids and I will be over in Vic for 10 days late Mar/early Apr. Hope to catch up with you then if I can get a loan of m&d's car. Greg is staying home to work :-( Only be an hours drive from the Gibbo's too so hope to see them as well. I'll email you soon.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 22:16

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 22:16
......as for all you cheeky buggers who reckon that I am always on holiday.....first day back today....I really need a holiday!

Andrew

P.S. - Hard to believe Roachie is the wrong side of 60!
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 14:04

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 14:04
Just bought one. Very well thought out, made and engineered.
Collyn Rivers
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 15:54

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 15:54
Hiya Collyn,

How'se it going? What happened to the super light-weight CT you were designing? Is the TVan replacing your Oka?

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: SKP - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 14:12

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 14:12
I have had mine since May 2005, no problems, you wouldn't know that you were towing (Jackaroo 3.5 petrol, and now D3 diesel).
Went out Speculation Rd. to Camp Creek then back down "The Staircase" 3 weeks ago with no problems, all the gear that I had loose on the bed was still in the same place when I got home.
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Reply By: flappa - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 14:37

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 14:37
I haven't heard any dramas with them. Well made and rugged from the people I know with them.

I personally wouldn't buy one, because I felt they were claustaphobic (sp) , but hey , to each there own.

Essentially , if it suits what you want , and the budget you are prepared to pay , no real reason not to buy one.
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:25

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:25
Hi Mellisa

TVan will replace the OKA. Will be selling the OKA shortly - just completing a few things that need fixing.

We too thought it could be claustrophobic - and had tent made with much bigger mesh windows than standard. It's sort of all-mesh with canvas windows rather than vice versa. Made a huge difference!

Has disk brakes - a first for the factory.

Bought new 4.2 Patrol TD to pull it: fitted 235 litre fuel tanks, winch and front Air Locker. Very pleased with it - much better road car than our year 2000 Troopy.
Collyn Rivers
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Reply By: ol coot - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:10

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 21:10
Have had mine since 2003. Excellent suspension.Perfect for 2 people touring,just pull up ,open up and jump into bed.You dont need much ground space to park it if you only open the hatch.I tripped around Central Aust,Tanami ,Bungles,Cape Leveque,Kimberlys,Kakadu,Top end and only dropped the tent bit 4 times.I had a few quality issues with some off the screws in the storage areas and kitchen.They were stripped in the material they were screwed into and the phillips heads were butchererd so you couldnt screw them in or out but overall the quality is good.I could suggest they galvanise the bits that have been powder coated because it peels off after being stone blasted.It all depends on what type of touring and how many people will use it,whether it suits you.
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 22:14

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 22:14
I reckon that they are great. Had some problems with dust sealing around the storage and kitchen compartments but the service people have been fantastic and fixed it all up. I gather the newer model doors are much better.

There is a Track website for Tvan and other track trailers users. Heaps of information there.

Track (Tvan) Group
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Reply By: Member - laura B (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 20:37

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 20:37
TOO EXPENSIVE FOR ME BUT THEY LOOK GOOD ..... GET WHAT YA PAY FOR I SUPPOSE...
LAURA B

HAPPY INSIDE WHEN IM OUTSIDE
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