Cavalier Camper is on the way

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:43
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So I gave in...for $6500 we get the off road Cavalier deluxe 1995 (not the best I know but its a camper none the less...) with:
full annex,
kitchen,
12v no batt though...
fridge / freezer 40lt thingys..
elec brakes
nov 30 rego
3 tyres...ok but not best..
80lt water tank under body...full protection
lovell springs
all the usual bleep e.....14 ft long, jerry holders, gas bottle holders, toolbox, re wired to hard core (not standard wiring...)!

had a good life through simspon, katherine, burketown etc...uluru 4 times....

in pretty good cond. though, no rust, but its up in the hills,

sounds alright????????

Laura

ps....KEV........I ADMIT IT.......AND IT WAS DAMN GOOD!!!!!YOU MISSED OUT AND SO DID NATHAN!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:48

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:48
I told ya to keep away from the yellow pages LOL

Who says I missed out as well??

Cheers Kev
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:57

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:57
Ah, so thats why you disappeared on me!....it was to get under the sheets...!!!LOL!!!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:59

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:59
It's to hot for sheets up here LOL
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:00

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:00
is here too with me here!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:03

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:03
You need to stay off the rum for a couple of nights
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:06

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:06
Ive run out! sipping a cuppa!.....im a townie for tonight....back to the rum tomorrow....tried that distillers no. 3 ??????
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Follow Up By: Member - Leave_enough_space - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:48

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 21:48
No 3 frappe - that's the go!
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 23:39

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 23:39
the yellow pages were fine Kev, but you r an expert i that area arent you!
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Reply By: obee - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 22:33

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 22:33
had ours for six seven years and done a lot of miles. It stays out in the weather and hangs in ok. The original paint started peeling early so I give it a spray each year before we take off. Had to go around the joins inside with silastic to stop the dust. One corner where the top bolts on cracked and let dust in but fixed that and used wide washers to spread the load. Mind its done a lot of currugations. I want to fit shockies. Sick of the shaking all the stuff under the bed gets. Annex a pain so got a big tarp to cover the lot and provide protection from the rain and sun and a veranda. The side steps where the water and fuel cans go cracked where they join cos they dont use enough welding. I fixed that. I stopped having the spare on the front cos enough weight on the towbar already. Wish I had brakes even tho it not legally neccessary.

But over all good value for money. Use a inner spring mattress nowl Those foam things are for cutting up into sponges to pack around things that we dont want to move much.

The cover needs replacing. but like I said a lot of sun and weather on it.

One of the springs has sagged a bit more than the other.

they left a lot you can do to make it suit so have fum. We are not sorry we got it. Better than looking at multi thousands sitting doing nothing for most of the year.

The canvas is good. The floor has held up well. Yeah poor old thing but it paid for itself no sweat.

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Follow Up By: T-Ribby - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:45

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:45
Gidday Owen.
You're right about the annex being a pain. On our last big trip, got one those big silver tarps from the Warehouse and rigged it right over the top of everything. Worked beaut and kept the dew off the roof so the canvas could be packed away dry, as well as working as a thermal roof.
Have you got a spare wheel carrier on the tailgate? If so I wouldn't mind seeing the setup.
cheers
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Follow Up By: obee - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 20:43

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 20:43
I made up a rough job of a carrier on the back that will fold back so I can open the tailgate. Not happy with it yet. I really want one properly made that the cruisers have but I dont want to pay much.

Last trip I only carried the spare under the hilux and carried two old cases on the roo and tubes insidef. I am using split rims so its no drama to change.

Dont know how to post photos and I would be too ashamed to show the progress thus far anyway. LOL

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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 04:52

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 04:52
Laura & Nath

Welcome to the world of Camper Trailer's

ALL GOOD !


Send pics pls..Details too

Hope it all works out for you, as I am sure It will

Tell Nathan that I got 3 new struts for the "Trakky", 2 went on easy, but as per normal, one was a real pain..

Only thing I have left to do is to check out the pins holding the suspension system up... only 4, and watch me make a meal of that one , ( hehehe )

Will take some Video of High Country too,,,got 2 nights up there soon, whilst I am not working weekends,,
Go Bambi !

Got " Belly-up " too ,, thanks



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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:56

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:56
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most of the photos are small...so heres the link....

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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:59

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:59
I liked how it had the water pump hooked up already for washing up!....and seeing that Innamincka is on the way then Kev owes me 2 rums and he can do it!!
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Follow Up By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 20:53

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 20:53
Laura & Nath,

Congratulations on the trailer! I bet you can't wait to take it out to Innamincka.

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:01

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:01
She won't make it there Viv, cause I have 2 rums to say she won't LOL

Cheers Kev
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:05

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:05
Viv, dont listen too him...you know how Ive been having a winge lately about not gett'n' anywhere....well im going and thats all there is to it and Kev owes me big time...although I gotta give him a big punch in the arm....unless the 2 rums have kicked in then it will be a hit or miss situation!
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Follow Up By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:07

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:07
Well, I have a bottle of Bourbon to say she will!! When Laura decides she wants to do something...it gets done!!

Viv
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:08

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:08
whoooo hoooooo!!!!!!

get that Kev...your on mate! You know that we're gonna be crankin it up there!!!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:29

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:29
Not getting anywhere or not getting any??

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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:34

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:34
not getting anywhere???? im gonna be there so be stocked up....
not gettn any??? well.....not here!
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 06:41

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 06:41
Cavalier are good. The only thing is the price for a 13 year old trailer thats seen a bit of work. But then i suppose the fridge, full annexe and brakes bump the price up a bit.

I paid $6000 for my 1995 cameron 2 years ago. Never been off bitumen, it was spotless. Heavier than cavalier at 2 tonne axle and 1750kg springs.

King bed so we can put big queen innerspring mattress in (can't do that with cavalier). I fitted brakes, under body tank and made my own kitchen for a total of $1500.

I would try and get the price down a bit, but if you've had a look around and this looks alright then why not?

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:30

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:30
Congrats Laura....
We bought a '94 Cavalier, with the 14 foot tent.... 3 years ago for $6000. It's a terrific trailer!
I doubt you'll be dissapointed with it! They're a good unit!

Enjoy!

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:51

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:51
I just looked at the link to the sale notice.....

Looks like a good buy to me!!!!

Well done!!
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Reply By: Member - Hayjude (NSW) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:04

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:04
We got our off road Cavalier new 3 years ago for $8.500. Same as yours only our kitchen is different. Have had a great time with ours and nothing has gone wrong with it. Going for 6 weeks to WA in June and can't wait. Couple of photos on our home page of our set up. Enjoy.
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Reply By: T-Ribby - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:54

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:54
Looks good at the price. Remember to lift the lid before pulling the tent frame out - makes it soooooooo easy.

cheers
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