second hand camper trailer

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 18:03
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Hi everyone how are you .Hope you all had a great weekend.I am in the process of getting organised and setting my self up to travel around australia and work.I dont want to tow a caravan as obviously i want to check out some remote parts of australia so i am looking at buying a second hand camper trailer.I am looking at buying one for around 10 grand is that possible .I will be just travelling buy myself.So if anyone has any info or ideas on brands please let me know as i would greatly appreciate it.
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Reply By: guzzi - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 18:26

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 18:26
Turbo,
Check here, www.campertrailers.org/
Ten grand is a fair sum and there is plenty available both new and second hand for that price.
If just travelling on your own then Id suggest one of the rear fold hard floor types, quick to set up for overnight stops and if staying longer the annex can be used.
Good luck with the hunt

Pete
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Reply By: Red One - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 18:45

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 18:45
Mate,
I've been looking for months and they are all about $20k min.

Bloody shame really as we want to take the kids away before they are too old to take out of school.

We will just have to do with the 4 week trips.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:37

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:37
Red One,

$20K minimum? Geez, you must be looking at the high end of the market. There are heaps of really good campers (new and second hand) available for well below that mark.

Turbo's $10K should see him fitted up with a very nice camper that will do all he wants it to do.

Matt.
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Reply By: Twinkles - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 19:30

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 19:30
I have a Bushranger with hard floor. Had it many places in Vic High country. They cost about $15000 new. I love mine. Light and has everything I want.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 19:48

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 19:48
You'll get a brand new Tambo for less than 10 large. Go anywhere, tough as old boots. Great company to deal with.

And I don't even own one. I've been away with people who do and reckon it is a great product.
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Follow Up By: Bytemrk - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:16

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:16
I do own one.... and Jimbo is spot on - great product - great crowd to deal with...

Mark
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 04:57

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 04:57
Get a Trak Shak !

Never go wrong
2nd hand, range from 12-18 grand and worth every penny

Cheers Mate
Bucky
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 20:33

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 20:33
Great unit those Trak Shaks.

But, he asked about something for one person. A Trak Shak would be overkill. What would he do with two Q/S beds and a ballroom of space? Also too much set up time for just one person.

Arguably the best family camper on the market. Not sure it is the one for this particular purpose.
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 16:31

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 16:31
the trak shack also has a model for 2 people one queen sise bed i paid 10 grand for a second hand model best thing out have just done a 6 mth trip of tassy and the murry couldnt be happier.col
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 09:45

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 09:45
For 10 grand you could get yourself a new one. I bought my 'Downunder' campertrailer here in WA brand new (with a number of custom features that I wanted) for that price.

There is a magazine in the shops called 'Campertrailers Australia' current edition is out now - buy that and have a look through, you will get some ideas from there.

Karl
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Reply By: Moose - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:28

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:28
Mate you need to decide whether you want a hard or soft floor as a starting point. Then if you go soft floor you'll be looking at new for that price. For hard floor you only have the 2nd hand market. There are good and bad points for both. Do a search on this site and you'll find heaps of info. Best bet is probably to go have a look at some display units so you can make that first hard/soft decision. However given that you're travelling alone a hard floor would proably be the better option as easier to set up.
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 15:10

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 15:10
Check out eBay item 200077480666.
I have no vested interest in this.
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Reply By: turbo 79series - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 15:48

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 15:48
Thanks fellas im just starting to look now .Its a pretty big task if you ask me.Not sure i understand much about the hard and soft floor.
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Reply By: kiwicol - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 17:55

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 17:55
first thing to be looking at is the suspension as this is usually what gives most people problems i got a second hand track shack with independant suspension for ten grand and after travelling with many other people with leaf springs would not even travell with that style of springs again i to have done trips what u are intending to do and have found starting from the bottom up is the way to go same with water tanks under neath break a hose puncture the tank no water have seen this many times the track shack has holding capacity for 12 jerry cans safly on both sides so u can regulate what u carry which saves on weight the only real issue i have had is the foam matterass have tried different thickness so now am going to try a futon enjoy your trip youll love it Col
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