new van for the trip around oz

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:13
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hi all two questions
does anyone have any thoughts on the JAYKO DESTINY OUTBACK POP TOP its a 17.55.20b last years model august 2007 with all the good things in it .we traded in a coromal seka 505 this all to keep the cook happy as she wonts to see oz all the way around around 12months ? .also we are going east then up the top and around then down west coas thoughts on that way ? regards morry
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Reply By: new boy - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:38

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:38
Dont know about the Caravan but because your in WA it depends on what time of the yearyou are leaving to me dictates which way round you go April/may is clockwise starting Oct/Nov anticlockwise trying to keep in the warm periods .
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Reply By: smifffy - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:43

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:43
should have stayed with the coromal brother!

you tell me in 12 months time if the cook still likes the jayco!
that is if it lasts the trip.

only my opinion,
cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:20

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:20
hi maybe bro but nothing ventured nothing gained kind regards morry
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:18

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:18
Morry

I would'nt touch a Jayco. Dressed up junk.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:22

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:22
hi bro thanks for your input kind regrds morry
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:28

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:28
I want a TOPAZ
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Reply By: Member - morry H (WA) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:36

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 22:36
Hey , We had a Coromal, the floor buckled, the roof outside is bowed, the lining inside roof has dropped about 25 mil. The back rivets are loose and need redrilling and re rerivitting.
The Microwave frame is falling down. We have to put on bed when travelling.

The pump on the sink leaks, independant suspension is not worn out but faulty and wearing out tyres.
This is a 2000 Coromal.

We have bought the offroad Jayco 2007 which appears to have a far superior chasis than coromel and PLEASE we would like to hear something nice for a change.

We do not have lots of dollars and thought this appeared the better designed
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 23:37

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 23:37
Morry, it strikes me as a little odd that you purchase something, then ask peoples opinions after the deed is done.
Hey, whatever floats yer boat mate, but I would have sought that information before the purchase.

Hope it stands up better than your Coromal and enjoy the trip.

Cheers.....Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 23:59

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 23:59
hi lionel . i have been around vans for quite some time in the 70s,and 80s . so having run caravan park at norseman for 7 years .anyway this van seemed to present well to me . i jumped in head first and parted with a few dollars , also i have in my 60 plus years i have made some bad .moves hope this is not one of them regards morry
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 07:15

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 07:15
I'm with Lionel A on this one.

You make the purchase then ask "does anyone have any thoughts on the JAYKO DESTINY OUTBACK POP TOP ", then when all you get is negatives, you say "PLEASE we would like to hear something nice for a change" !!!

Why didn't you post something like ................

WANTED .... positive feedback only on JAYKO DESTINY OUTBACK POP TOP ..... NO Negatives as we already know all about those".

Hope you have a great trip.

Geoff
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:06

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:06
hi guys its good to get feed back just goes to show what i said last nite .may be in 60plus years i am not as smart as the average joe what can i say , just keep traverling you guys that can afford it because i can kind regards morry
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 07:20

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 07:20
Morry,

All should be well.

We've had two Jaycos and both were fine. Odd little problems like catches not screwed in properly, door on cupboard sagged etc, but nothing major.

Jayco have an Australia wide dealer network and have a good reputation for fixing things.

They are cheaper than the rest for a good reason. They build them production line style which is far more efficient and cost effective.

IMHO they are far and away the best value van on the market. They don't have 45% of the market to themselves without good reason.

Happy travels,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:10

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:10
Yep, I ll second that Jim, have a look at how many Jaycos are on the road, talk to the owners & you will find not to many have problems. If they were as bad as most Forumites state, Jayco would have been out of business yonks ago. Just my opinion
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:32

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:32
hi jim thanks for yor time to send in a reply and also barry . all i asked for was things to look for but maybe in the wrong way but i can see me going for 12 to 24 months and not breaking any records the only record to go is how quick the fuel buget will go my tow unit is a 1988nissan auto 4.2 turo also on gas assist and i like your opinions have good travels kind regards morry
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Follow Up By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:38

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:38
And I'll third that Jim. I thought it was more like 60% of the market. Dealers Australia wide. I am on my third Jayco and have had very minor issues, a couple of screws falling out, one wind downjack siezing and thats about it. Towed up and down Tanami, top end CSR, Flinders, NW Qld, all over the place and no problems except what I stated.
I have said this many times over. It is not what you tow, its how you tow. You drive like there is nothing on the back and there will be nothing left on the back. Use common sense, drive to the conditions, and that could mean not to fast or not to slow, check things over often and you will have no problems.
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Reply By: DIO - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:03

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:03
Considering some of the comments from others there's no need for me to repeat them. All I would say is regardless of whatever your tow vehcle is, keep to well formed/made roads and at all costs avoid rough, corrugated roads as it is likely to shake the van and internals to pieces. Enjoy your trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:43

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:43
hi dio thanks for your import my tow vehcle is a 1988 nissan auto 4.2import with a turbo with gas assist and we have plenty of time in january we did a trip from the west to bendigobroken hill and north of white cliffs the coromel did well but it was a 2000 model so thats why we changed to a late unit that i got at a good price a bit heavier but tandem out back unit fingers crossed have good travels kind regards morry
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Reply By: Jayco In The Bush - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 14:57

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 14:57
I love our Destiny. We took it out to Innaminka in April. Its home and ready for our next. Actually the car had turbo malfunction not while towing, but i towed the Jayco home with a dump valve broken. Try and do that with an heavier van. We to are planning to hit the road for 12 months. Concentrating on NT and Kimberley. We throw our swags on the roof rack and go, when it comes to the realy rough stuff. Our ultimate van would be the bushtracker but we cant afford that. If we waited around and saved up for one of those "stronger" units we would never do our dream trip. I was feeling disheartened while reading the first threads. At least we own our outfit.
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 22:25

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 22:25
hi jayco in the bush thanks for your reply i am with you we own the unit . also it tows a lot better than the coramal maybe its because its a tamdem compared to a single axel anyway we will enjoy it anyway . as for the fuel caltex have said that the want get our fuel prices to the same price as the english pay which is around 126 p a liter to day and the english get around 44p to the dollar so i make it around $3.70 our money a liter . by xmas they want the price es the same so we will have to shorten our pockets and enjoy just have some red for the nites and enjoy and happy travelling regards morry
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