Trackabout trailer - Safari V 4x4 tourer?

Submitted: Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 22:01
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O.k so now we seem to have progressed to a trailer (I'm shaking my head too).

I've done a search and I'm impressed with the level of satisfaction safari owners have, however I'd like to hear anyone's comments on the 4x4 tourer, in particular the build quality of the trailer and how good the suspension is.

We plan on doing cape york, birdsville track, strezelecki and anything else that takes our fancy.

Cackles

thanks in advance.

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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 03:54

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 03:54
hi cackles
purchased the safari 4 months ago only been on one trip , but very happy, leave for a 6 month trip in 2 weeks will have a better understanding of my trailer , not expecting any trouble though seems a well thought out trailer and looks to be well built
camper hire mobs around cairns and the gibb river road have purchased these c/t type.so thats seems to be a vote a confidence. cant help with the 4x4 tourer sorry
good luck tony
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Follow Up By: cackles - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 08:00

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 08:00
thanks tony,

we are still undecided on which t/about to purchase, but at the moment without any feedback on the tourers it is a one horse race.

thanks again
Cackles
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 15:05

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 15:05
Yo Cackles,

I luv my Safari....Even sleep with it mate....

Grrr!!!

see profile....
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Follow Up By: cackles - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 15:38

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 15:38
nice car crazy, have one myself and it just won't die.

did you have a good look at the t/about tourer at all? we in mackay and don't want to go down to bris just yet so any feedback from anyone who has at least seen one would be good.

cackles
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:49

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:49
Ay Cackles,

Go down to the newsagent and pick up the latest copy of CAMPERTRAILER GUIDE. There is an article about the tourer in this edition. No I didn't see it but from what I have read I should have...

Good luck in your hunt...

Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: cackles - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 21:18

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 21:18
Hey crazy,

Yeah i've read that article but it seems to concentrate on the living arrangements but doesn't talk much about the strength of the trailer or suspension, I guess I will have to see one to judge it.

Does it tow well behind your ute? what sort conditions has it seen and how did it handle?

Look forward to your reply

cackles
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 10:32

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 10:32
Trackabout MAN------ aka CACKLES

I fitted IRON MAN + helpers to the back springs ('bout $110) and that improved the height issue and all the stuff they say about them. Towing - ya wouldn't know it was there. Set the brakes for a smidge more than the ute and let the trailer start to slow you down. Biggest prob is the reversing circle - the stone guard is quite close to the back so you need to be carefull.

Had it off road at EMU Creek station up here in the north and still tows beautifully.

Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 10:41

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 10:41
Yo Cackles,

Forgot to include this link 4U..

Check the video bud...

Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: cackles - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 12:06

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 12:06
thanks for the the info crazy, can't tell you how much I appreciate the owners reccomendations. I am wary of salespeople so will always go for the unbiased opinion

cheers
cackles
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 13:28

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 13:28
Ok bud,

Now that you have the good guff how about JOINING our site. As you can see it is great value and the advantages are also very good.

Come on big fella be sport eh!

May the dogs will be with you (and there are a few here on this site....)

Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: cackles - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 15:43

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 15:43
It worked! I just signed up, and yours was the push that put me over the edge.
now I will have to check out where my money gets me
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