Halls Camper Trailers

Submitted: Monday, Mar 12, 2007 at 10:05
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Hi all
was wondering if anyone has one as we saw one on the weekend and was very impressed with the set up. Any thoughts good or bad??
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, Mar 12, 2007 at 13:33

Monday, Mar 12, 2007 at 13:33

Have been running a Hall's Camper since Aug. 2001.

We visited Caravan and Camping Shows for a good while looking for a unit that filled our needs but without success then accidentally stumbled on info about Halls.

Tows really well, and with the electric brakes I can almost forget its behind except when I hit the big hills. I tow with a Mazda Bravo so notice what someone with a bigger capacity motor would not.
Like being able to have the full kitchen, (stove, sink, fridge etc:), immediately to hand for refreshment stops whilst travelling. Two over-centre catches and the kitchen opens up with its own cover in inclement weather.
Love the Slumber-rest Inner Spring Mattress.
Sufficient 12 Volt Outlets together with the fact that it's wired for 240 as well.
The fact that the battery and gas bottle compartments are built in to the overall body, nothing hanging off the A-Frame makes for a tidy looking unit and removes bits from prying fingers.

What would I do differently next time?. I'm not sure on that one. might consider the smaller floor size instead of going full size. The smaller tent allows you to squeeze into that smaller bush clearing however the larger size definitely wins hand down in very hot or wet weather when you add the zip on awning. When you have camped for enough years I don't believe that anyone would argue that you can have too much shade.

If I were to go round again I would Not order the Annexe Walls, "her indoors" insisted on having the Annexe "to keep the flies out", the bloody thing has was used on the first two trips and never again. Her Indoors is now Her Outdoors and more than happy to use a fly veil when the suckers become annoying.

Nor would I again order the zip on awning. We now seldom use our awning. I am in the habit of setting up a silver fly sheet over the camper. This fly reflects a lot of the heat and leaves the interior much cooler. Particularly if you set it up to leave an air gap for circulation between the tent top and the fly. My fly sheet covers the full width of the Camper and about half the awning so unless it looks like heavy rain or that we will need every bit of shade I usually forgo the awing and use the flysheet only. When this fly dies I will by a wider fly sheet and dispense with the awning. We have found that we put the flysheet over the camper with the appropriate poles, ropes and pegs in less time than it took the erect the zip on awning and is only a fraction of the cost. Its very handy because in wet weather we can actually fold up and pack away a dry tent from under the fly sheet, no wet canvas to dry out when we get home.

We have had only one warrantly problem and that was a single gas strut on the fold over boat rack that gave up the ghost within the first couple of weeks of delivery.

I noticed that the Hall's Camper Trailer website has been dismantled and suspect that Keith is no longer building trailers, I am aware that he had some health problems not long after we took delivery of our camper.

Feel free to ask should you wish to know more about our camper or if you require contacts for Hall's. Forum or Member Message, I don't mind.
In closing I would say that we will be sorry to part with our Hall's Camper but at 60+ years of age we are now looking at moving to an offroad caravan to replace our loved camper trailer.

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Follow Up By: Claudie - Monday, Mar 12, 2007 at 14:41

Monday, Mar 12, 2007 at 14:41
thank you for your very detailed reply. It certainly is a very nice style of camper and probably once you have one you will not upgrade to another camper but rather as you are, to a caravan. I think I've only seen a few advertised second hand over the years.
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