aussie swag camper trailers

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 11:36
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Hi guys done a search and couldnt find what i am after. After some info on the early model aussie swag campers. Hard floor one that is just tent no stove or water tank. Are they any good and can you fit a water tank to them. Just after something light to drag up the beach and make life a little more comfy without going to extreams.
regards ross
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:32

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:32
Ross - I had a 1998 model (more upmarket than you want) and they were refurbishing an older one and selling it when i looked at their factory. They went from ply (I think) to fibreglass tops at some stage and the one I saw was getting the newie so you may need to check the condition of the top.

I'd have thought you could get a water tank from camec for not too much and mount up just ahead of the axle no worries.

My experience (over 95,000 km) is that they were built pretty rugged. Not the lightest but probably be happy with the basic model.

Max

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Follow Up By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:27

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:27
thanks for the reply Max much appriciated
regards ross
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:40

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:40
Hi Ross,

My uncle had a cub-o-matic, real small real light and basically just a tent off the ground on a trailer. This would have been ideal for the same purpose you talk of, he sold his for about 2 grand I think off memory. Maybe worth a look at a cub, unless you specifically want an Aussie Swag.

Cheers Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:00

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:00
thanks trevor
But a friend of a friend has one 4 sale.
thanks for info on the cub though.
regards ross
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 19:09

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 19:09
The very early Aussie Swags had very small wheels like some boat trailers so a few kms at 100km/hr spun the wheel bearings to death if anything was slightly out (loose,dry, etc)

As stated, you should be able to put tank underneath but the body was very low also on earlier ones and off road models only came later so watch suspension etc.

Not sure if you are trying to do an early one up or thinking of getting one. The very early small ones would be easily towed by convential vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:06

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 23:06
thanks allan
Looking at the picture I have it looks to have 14" or 15" wheels leaf springs and shocky's but in saying that it is a very poor photo.
thanks for your help
regards ross
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Reply By: dags666 - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 15:25

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 15:25
Ross I go to rainbow and Double Island twice some times more and have been going since 1974 we had the big tent and all the gear. Just got a trailer made by jb campcraft, a young bloke Brendan started out on his own and I couldn’t be happier. Nothing was too much trouble. I don’t know what you want to pay but he was a fair bit cheaper than the rest. His phone number is 0416 154 685. If you like I could send you some pics or maybe Brendan can. good luck Dags
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 16:30

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 16:30
dags666
I would love to see the photos if you get a chance
rossco66 at tpg.com.au
regards ross
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Follow Up By: dags666 - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 17:14

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 17:14
rosco sent the pics hope they help you mate i hope i got your email address right .let me know if get them dags
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 00:03

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 00:03
thanks dags they looked pretty good
I ended up getting the aussie swag to good of a price to knock back
has been very well looked after and should be perfect for what we want.
hope to catch you up rainbow some time.
regards ross
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