Getting a CT from Sydney to Perth

Submitted: Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 14:30
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Hi All,
Based in Perth I was considering buying a CT off the east coast. But with no time to drive over and tow it back I'm looking at how I might get a CT from Sydney to Perth. Car carriers want $3000, General carriers want $2,500 and a removalist wants near $2000. Rail is not an option unless I'm a passenger on the train and the CT is hitched to a car. Sea freight is around $2500.
Maybe a 4WD or someone heading west could tow it for some $$ (but that's not without risk)? Any suggestions or advice welcomed.
greenextreme
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Reply By: strzelecki - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 16:15

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 16:15
Not a freight solution,but my 1st thought was it would have to be a good $5000 below perth based CT price half for freight and half for buying unseen and inspected..........hope it works out OK.
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Follow Up By: greenextreme - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:19

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:19
Thanks.
Knowing what we want and what we can afford....we just have to be patient.
cheers
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 16:21

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 16:21
Green,
Crazy idea that IMO.
Hunt 1 down local, the money u save on transport can be better spent on other things like insurance...or buy a better trailer that what you could afford before.
Just too many things could go wrong bringing it over.
Just not worth it.
Ange
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Follow Up By: greenextreme - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:20

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:20
Good point.
Risk-free is good...if you can get it.
Local is preferred...but not proving easy.
cheers.
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Reply By: Moser - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 23:18

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 23:18
Gday

I was going to do the same thing until I came accross a manufacture in Wangara who is one of the cheapest around, I had one built encluding full annex, modified to fit 33 inche tyres extended draw bar for a permenent bike rack on the front, plus full delux kitchen for a totla price of $13,800 and ive never been so happy with it, his after sales service is nothing but top rate, not to mention his service during the contruction of the camper as well,, I paid a number of visits during the contruction at his request to inspect the CT to make sure I was happy with the result,
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Follow Up By: Moser - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 23:20

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 23:20
Sorry for got to give the number

Cross Country Campers
0404 009253

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Follow Up By: greenextreme - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:21

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:21
Thanks Moser.

I'll look into it and see what's posible.
cheers,
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 00:32

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 00:32
I was going to be a smart arse and recommend a CT manufacturer in Adelaide.
The transport costs would be only half because the distance is half.

Being more constructive, what you should decide first is what type of CT you desire, i.e. hard top or soft top and what your budget is.

If the hard top Camper is your preference, I really don't think you need to go too far afield mate. I was impressed with the Pioneer range of Camper which were considerably cheaper than comparable products and they are made in your own home State.

Shrug off that "inferior" complex and look no further than the Perth environs. You have manufacturer's over there that are equally as good as any "over the West".

Unless you have done your research and already picked out a specific manufacturer based in Sydney town, check out the options at:-

www.campertrailers.org/manufacturers.htm

I counted thirteen listed manufacturers of Camper Trailers in WA giving a complete cross section of the different camper types and styles.

That should set a pretty competitive field for you to explore.
Bill


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Follow Up By: greenextreme - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:26

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:26
Thanks Sand Man.

We've been looking in WA for a few months, but not found any good opportunities to buy (within our budget, style of CT, age / condition, etc).

I guess we'll just have to be patient and keep looking.

cheers,
p.s. there's no inferiority complex...just a curiosity to look afield.
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