camper trailers

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 07:49
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I am on the verge of purchasing a camper trailer. I am thinking a trackabout off road camper or a camel off roader. Has anyone heard anything in relation to these products. Good or bad feed back would be appreciated.

Thanks
M & K
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:05

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:05
Hi,

Have you thought about hiring each one for a weekend and trying them out - at least you will get a good feel for both of them and will be more comfortable in your choice - just a thought anyway.

Best of luck with which ever way you go.

Karl
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 13:11

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 13:11
I have a TRACKABOUT. Bloody fantastic IMHO....

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: Rosco - Qld - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:28

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:28
Kaymar

Karl has the right idea. Notwithstanding that and for what it's worth, we have a Camel and are very happy with it.

Cheers

Rosco
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:47

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:47
Kaymar - I'm not experienced with either of these campers but given the number of makes and models now on the market .....congratulations on narrowing down to just two - you're almost there.
Karl's advice re the hiring approach is sound. Although I didn't go down this path I did lead two trips to Cape York and accompanying me on these (at different times) were a Kimberly Kamper, a T-Van, a KangaCamper and a Cavalier. All handled the terrain well with a minor hic-up with the Kimberly suspension failing (weld broke spring spat out and trail collapsed on wheel when the shockie broke). For various reasons, including price, functionality and looks, I ended up going for the Kanga.....had it about a year now and still happy with it. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that there are so many of the bl**dy things on the market, and some of there are built by Doggie Brothers Inc so in my opinion you have to have some exposure to how they stand up to the use and abuse they will get off road. Hiring is one way....but every time you see one that has obviously been off road ....talk to the owner - I've found they are usually only too happy to show you over the CT and tell you about any shortcomings.

Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: big red car - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 13:58

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 13:58
Hi Kaymar,
We have 2 friends that both have camel off road campers and are more than happy with them, we also have 4 Trackabout Camper Trailers of our own.
We use Trackabout in our hire fleet, we send them to Cape York, Birdsville,etc
and we have never had a breakage or failure of any type(we use Safari Off-Roaders) the strenght of the trailer is unquestionable, the canvas is extremely user friendly and the drifta kitchens quite simply work the way they are designed to.
If you would like to hire a Trackabout prior to purchase, or would like any further information please give us a call on 3245 2181.
Regards
John & Julie
Overlander Camper Trailer Hire.
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Reply By: ScruffAU - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 14:47

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 14:47
We looked at both the Camel and the Trackabout. I favoured the Camel at first. but after speaking with both we decided on the Trackabout. (talking to another family who decided on Trackabout also swayed us). John's (T/about owner) idea's on how and why he designed his trailers the way he does also swayed us.

We bought ours in Janurary this year, and been on 4 trips so far and have not faulted our Trailer. We setup next to a Camel on one trip, and could not work out why they took 45 mins longer then we did to setup. (They had alot more poles between the tent and Annex that we don't need)

Either way, I'm sure you'll enjoy which ever you buy.

All the best...
Steve n Dani.

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Reply By: peter - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 20:25

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 20:25
Hi, I have owned a Camel Camper for a couple of yrs and our first trip was to the Cape where we did the OTL track without any problems. They are a solid unit, I got a Gal trailer so there are no stone chips that rust. If your in the market for a second hand Camel I might know where there is one.
regards Peter
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 08:00

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 08:00
kaymar purchased a trackabout safari 4 months ago only have taken it away once
more than happy seems very well made.heading away for 6 month in july will surely put it to the sword then. cheers tony
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Follow Up By: kaymar - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:10

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:10
I am deffinatley swaying towards the Trackabout safari, im just waiting to get the good news on the price. 4x4 monthly done an article on it, and stated it was going for around 10 k. Problem is i don't know how old that article is. can anyone shed some light on this.

Thanks

m & k
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Reply By: Aussieducker - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:19

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:19
Just another one to look at is Customline Campers, very well built, Very good prices. Just had mine down through the High Country and i gave it hell and it didn't fault.
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Reply By: sandyngraham - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 14:30

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 14:30
Hi M & K,

We have a 1-y-o Trackabout Safari for sale, email me if you would like details.

Regards,

Sandy and Graham
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Follow Up By: kaymar - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 00:00

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 00:00
Always the way we put a deposit down yesterday on a new one. Were you happoy with the product, did you have any problems. i would appreciate any feed back. Thanks for the opportunity

M & K
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Reply By: sandyngraham - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:41

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:41
The Trackabout is an awesome trailer, it went everywhere that we asked it to go with no fuss. The only reason it is on the market is that we want to do some extended travelling at the end of the year and have ordered a caravan!

Regards

Sandy and Graham
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Follow Up By: kaymar - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 22:40

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 22:40
Thanks very much, good luck with the sale and enjoy the trecking. All the best.

m & k
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