Outback Camper Trailers

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:44
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Hi All, I am a newbie to this forum and I was hoping someone could help me. I am looking to buy an Outback Camper Trailer and I was wondering if anyone had any feedback positive or negative about the trailer and/or support from the company.
cheers Janine
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Reply By: murranji3 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:01

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:01
I have a Tvan,cannot fault for reliability ,build and service.Travels better than Landcruiser.
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Follow Up By: Member - mike H (WA) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 15:44

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 15:44
As above for the Tvan.
Some people might not like the idea of getting in and out of the bad area but my wife and I are both just 60 and we have no problems.
On our second night with it, we were in the Buckland Valley and it started to rain as we pulled up. We had the tent deployed and secure in less than two minutes. During the night we had heavy rain and not a drop anywhere inside.
We use a pop up gazebo (as well as the shade sale) for a quick set up as the awning does take a while.
Expensive yes but worth every cent.
Mike
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:21

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:21
Janine,

Jim Coulsen who owns and operates outback campers is a nice bloke. He makes a good product at a decent price. He was my scout leader many moons ago and my old man has one of his campers. The Stuart. He reckons its the bees knees.

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Reply By: janineandy - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:30

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:30
Thanks Matt, however I think Outback Camper Trailers might be a different organisation as they are based in Brisbane and I cannot find The Stuart as a model. www.outbackcampertrailers.com

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Janine
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Follow Up By: Matt(WA) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:33

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:33
Sorry was looking at Outback

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 16:37

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 16:37
Outback Campers are in Carrum Downs, Victoria. The last time I corrected somebody's spelling to help them to search, I got well & truly 'flamed', so here goes ..... the model that you are looking for is a STURT, which is an 'over the back' soft floor model with slide out kitchen.
The quality is very good with excellent canvas work, the only down side that found is that they are quite heavy on the tow hitch, maybe careful packing will help this a little.
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Follow Up By: janineandy - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:02

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:02
Hi Shaker,
Sorry to correct you but I am looking at an Outback Camper Trailer which is based in Brisbane - outbacktrailercampers.com - not Outback Campers.
cheers
Janine
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:56

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:56
You are not really correcting me, just clarifying to your first post.
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Reply By: Moose - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 16:47

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 16:47
G'day Janine
Sorry I can't help you as I have another make of CT (also from Brisbane).
If you don't get a reply on here (perhaps Outback CTs are rare - must admit I hadn't heard of them before) you could try the same question on myswag.org. It's a dedicated CT site.
You could also ask the manufacturer for a list of say 5 recent customers and ask them.
Also the look of the workshop and employees is probably a fair indication of the quality of product. And often you can tell who the BS guys are and which ones are genuine just by talking with them. Further how long have they been in business is also a fair guide - wouldn't survive if they sold crap.
I know that when we looked around for one a few years ago it was a big decision and not easy. Good luck.
Cheers from the Moose

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Follow Up By: janineandy - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:04

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:04
Hi Moose,
Thanks for the great advice, I will do that. We are not certain we will buy this one, but the quality looked good....... Any other suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Price range approx $20K.
cheers
Janine
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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 09:25

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 09:25
Janine. As you now say you aren't certain this is the one then do yourself a favour and check out lifestylecampertrailers.com.au. Based in Slacks Creek. Found them excellent to deal with. Keen pricing. Great quality - good sturdy unit. I think you'll get everything that opens and shuts and some change from $20K from them.
Cheers from the Moose
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Reply By: ian - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 22:57

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 22:57
Janine,
As you are looking in Melbourne, did you check out Tambo Campers. I am one of many happy Tambo customers who use this site.
Ian
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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 09:19

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 09:19
Ian - she's looking in Brisbane, not Melbourne. :-)
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Reply By: 100 Series - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 19:09

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 19:09
I have an Outback camper (the brisbane model that is made at browns Plains). Mine is the adventurer model, it has been to the cape twice and has held up very well.

It is very well constructed and all the welds are neat.
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Follow Up By: janineandy - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 12:25

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 12:25
Thanks for the info.
cheers
Janine
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