Camper Trailers

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:20
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Good day to all.

I'm looking at purchasing a new camper trailer. Any information anyone can give me on the best brand and models to look at. We are a couple with no children.
It would need to be able to be taken off road (Kimberley's, Cape York etc)

Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:39

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:39
Try a search of this forum, you will find enough information to narrow your search.
You will then be able ask for more info on specific types/models.

If you go to ........... www.campertrailers.org/ you will find a lot of info including a link to a comprehensive link page to manufacturers web sites, here ..... www.campertrailers.org/manufacturers.htm

Hope that helps.
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Reply By: Alan H - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:30

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:30
Hi Rob.
Try Pioneer Campers as they have an outlet in Brisbane. I've just got an Argyle made by them and it certainly looks tough enough to go to all the places we want to go to.
First short try out trip this weekend just to familiarise ourselves with it before anything more serious next month.
Good luck in your search, there's plenty to choose from.
Alan.
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert A (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:50

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:50
Hi Alan.

Please let me know how the CT preforms over the weekend.

Rob
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Follow Up By: Alan H - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:43

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:43
Will do Robert but it won't be a tough test. That will come in around 3 weeks time and last for a couple of weeks and will really show us how it goes.
I'll keep in touch.
Alan.
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Reply By: Big Show - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:10

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:10
Robert,
I have a Pioneer Argyle (with Gulwing boxs) and would highly recommend them for quality of build, easy to setup, tare weight and there offroad ability.

www.pioneercampers.com.au

Regards

Peter
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:02

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:02
Stop teasing me you Guys!!!

I like my Camper but eventually plan to upgrade to a Pioneer when I win the big one. I particularly like the options the Argyle provides.

So again, stop teasing me!
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:20

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:20
Can't go past O'Briens camper trailers. Built in Dandenong Vic,

Web site just search for O'Briens camper Trailers.

Tough, well built and absolutely no unloading and loading up of bits and pieces.
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:33

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:33
Jeez Rob - any suggestion of budget for the forumites? - the trailers in that description run from under $10k through to the $50 area.
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Reply By: Howard T - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 14:13

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 14:13
Hi Rob

Far be it from wanting to get into the best C/T argument it depends how much you want to pay. I have a Trackabout and am extremely happy with it. Their show rooms/workshops are at Slacks Creek I think. Service is pretty good also.
There are so many to choose from. I think whatever choice you make will be the right one for you.
Howard
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Reply By: Boxhead - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:18

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:18
Robert
very happy with our aussie swag see
www.aussieswag.com.au
in Brisbane

regards Box
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (VIC) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 09:28

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 09:28
Robert, We have a Southern Cross off road CT - bought it new 9 months ago and have taken it into some pretty rough and boggy places. It has performed beautifully. Cost $13000 with Annex.(we hardly ever use the annex though) I put brakes on it and added a deep cycle battery on the front with a feed from the vehicle's alternator. It's a soft bottom - really easy and quick to put up. Despite what you're told,, with light stuff in the toolbox at the front, the battery and fully loaded AUW 1tonne), the towball weight is 130kg, which is heavier than I would like but the Prado handles it well. It's a robust construction and the canvas is really good. We looked at the Kimberley's etc but found them too small (even for 2), and couldn't really see the value. Ours allows you to sit inside and have meals etc. when the flies or weather are bad. I think it's the cool looks of the harad bottom campers that influence people a bit. Anyway, whatever floats your boat.
Trust this is helpful.
Craig.
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Reply By: Montemoo - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:17

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:17
Hi Robert

Hubby and I bought a Robust Camper in March last year. It's great. We are heading off on a 12-18 month trip around Oz in about 10 weeks. We had the camptrailer made especially for us, it has a spring over conversion and 35 inch tyres on it, it's pretty cool and looks great. We are very happy with it.

Robust campers are based in Rockhampton but I believe they do have some dealers around Qld. Have a look at their website at www.robustcampers.com

Cheers Montemoo
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Reply By: Allan3198 - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:47

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:47
Rob

Been looking around for a while in Vic and recently went to Caulfield Show. Then went to a few companies that didn't exhibit. For my money the Tambo represents the best value for the level of quality. The quote I got was $8,000 which included kitchen, electric brakes, water tank and a stone deflector.Southern Cross were at the show and are OK but from memory I'd have to spend another $1,000.

Cheers Al
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