Add-a-camper-tent to a 6x4 trailer?

Submitted: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 10:31
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Hi all :)

I've been trying to find anyone who manufactures a ready-to-go camper trailer tent kit that just bolts on to our 6x4 British Army trailer. The Primus/COI one is about what I'm after, but needs a 7x5 trailer to mount to.

I know that they're about for the smaller trailer, but can't seem to find any.

The Primus/COI version is going for around the $2,300 mark on eBay and at some camping stores. Although there are far more dedicated versions around that are probably better built overall, this style of thing suits us down to the ground. We want top be able to whip it off so that we canuse thetraler for other things as well.



Does any one know of any for a 6x4?

Cheers
Chris
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 10:35

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 10:35
I have a 7x4 and saw the requirement for the Primus was 7x5 so i'd be interested in what people have seen for a 7x4 also.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: rooscoota - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:05

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:05
hey hey g'day,

here ya go leroy check this out Oz Trailers. they're out at riverstone in western sydney and i'm sure they construct their own for rentals but they may do one for you on your own trailer, very nice people.

Omaroo couldn't hurt to give them a yell and see if they can help you out...
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Follow Up By: Tony Shaw - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:31

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:31
Hi there,

The Latest version of the Primus/COI Camper top (both 9ft and 12ft) will fit onto the 7x4 trailer.

Cheers, ToNy!

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 19:29

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 19:29
Thanks guys, I was thinking that a 7x4 trailer was a bit of an odd size.

Leory
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:14

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:14
Is there any reason it can't overhang? At least you will get a decent size bed!

A friend of mine just modded the top of his 6 x 4 to take a full size CT top.
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:36

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:36
None at all :)

I just had a look at one over the weekend that hung out about 9 inches over both the front and rear - and right out to the edge of the guards side to side causing a 6-inch overhang there too. It looked just fine - no problems with sealing or anything. This was on a 6x4 and was made around 10 years ago.
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Follow Up By: RustyHelen - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 20:02

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 20:02
Exactly what we did for our first camper trailer. Second hand top from someone upgrading, added some 100mm channel between trailer top and camper bottom to lift it to "off road" trailer height, overhung at sides but not at front or back (our top must have been 6x5 I guess).
Did lots of years and still going in someone elses hands as far as we know..
Rusty
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:18

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:18
I think 2 Dogs in Sydney sell CT tops seperately. Not sure on Sizing.

As noted earlier , I have seen quite a few CT's with Overhang. OK , not perfect , but if cost is an issue , then why not ?
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:36

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:36
There was one camper trailer mob at the rosehill show but cant remember their name....Cavalier...maybe.. yeah!! i will look at the directory.. Anyway, they will make to fit for about $3600. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 12:12

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 12:12
mine is a cavalier......
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Reply By: Redback - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 12:42

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 12:42
Hi Chris try this in Wanervale and West Gosford, on the central coast.

www.centralcoastcanvas.com.au/

or

www.heavysew.com.au/

Both specialise in DIY campertrailers.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:41

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:41
Cheers Baz :)

I'll try them out!

CHris
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Reply By: ultimate geoff - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:34

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:34
Hi Chris

I own a business called Ultimate canvas on the south coast of NSW, we are just in the throws of designing a trailer top tent along the same lines as the primas one only made in australia not china and with premium quality materials.

We are still in the design stage but are looking to do our first proto-type at the end of may 06.

If you have seen the Ultimate offroad camper or the Gulflander camper then you have seen our work.

Price should be under $3000 for the bed base, bows, canvas top and travel bag.

If you are interested give me a call.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:49

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:49
Ah , thats you guys . . . love ya work.
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:51

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:51
Thanks Geoff - I'll be giving you a call :)

Cheers
Chris
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:16

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:16
mate of mine who built his own trailer is in the throngs of trying to get the canvas section..
Southern Cross was $6500!
Outback Canvas Was $4500...
Im betting he is now wishing he bought a cheap second hand one.
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 17:28

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 17:28
J & J Canvas in Ferntree Gully made a replacement for my cub-o-matic, cost was $2750-00 and a top quality job see
jandjcanvas.com.au

regards
john
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Reply By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 19:30

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 19:30
Chri, Trek camper trailer's south of Brisbane do camper top for tray back utes. website www.trek.com.au could have a look don't know at what $ value .Cheer's Bob.
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Reply By: Tony Shaw - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:33

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:33
It should also fit a 6x4, as long as the metal frame underneath the bed base interesects with the trailer sides it gives you somewhere to bolt it on and a little bit of overhang won't matter. Actually the photo's on the primus website show it overhanging.

Cheers, ToNy!
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Reply By: loughma - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:43

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:43
Good-ay all
What you need is made by OZtrail.
They make alot of tents in China to Aust specs.
They have a camper trailer tent kit.
www.oztrail.com.au
Better quality than Primus by a long shot.
Regards Loughma88
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Reply By: Barnesy - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 01:07

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 01:07
If you're in Adelaide at some stage then check out 3 good ones that i've seen. All 3 sell tops only for CT using h'duty canvas and good workmanship. Sar Major, cameron canvas and cavalier. sar major would be cheapest but not necessarily worst.

I have an 11 year old cameron still in excellent condition. huge king size bed that overhangs to width of guards. while this may increase drag a bit it's really no problem compared to benefits of a good night's sleep.

Barnesy
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