Caravan Shows

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:59
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For the past four years I have gotten off lightly and left with the wallet intact.

However this year this year I was not so lucky from a wallet point of view. Earlier this year I gave my old but very modified Aussie swag camper to my brother......Well kind of gave him the camper and pinched his boat fair swap I thought.

So that brings us to this years show in Brisbane and time to start looking for a new camper. We new what we wanted and comfort and ease of set-up were high on the list (torn between pop top and camper)

We didn't need a hard core offroader as that's what we had the Aussie swag for eg cape york and the likes. Main trips now will be bumpy dirt roads.

After a lot umming and arrring we ended up with the new jayco flamingo st outback (shower and toilet) the other half loves that, having it fitted with simplicity suspension 2000kg axle, hyland coupling,alko drop legs,anderson plug, extra gas fitting for bbq.
I have a spare set of 16" alloy wheels to match the car.

Just have to wait another month and half before we get it.
Have go away for a weekend before St George gathering and teach ourselfs how to set it up so we don't look like we are related to sir kev....LOL

Work has all of a sudden became very boring and repetitive as I wait like a little kid on Xmas eve

Regards Rossco

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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:24

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:24
Ross.

Very similar story hear.
We do not get our new toy until the end of August.
St George may be its first trip.
Work has the same effect on me. I think I must be past my used by date or something.

Regards and see you in St George.

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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:41

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:41
Hi Wim

What sort of van/camper did you get, look forward to catching up in st george

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:57

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:57
Wim,

Ross is definately past his use by date.

I will also see you again in St George then too Wim.

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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:04

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:04
AArrrr Trevor You spring chicken that has been running around in a hail storm ROFLMAO
you will keep my so called friend :)

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 16:05

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 16:05
Hi Ross, I will be real interested in the new suspension your putting on so will check it out in St George
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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:32

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:32
Hi Bruce
It only cost about $1700 extra which I thought was quite reasonable.
Looking forward to see how it tows. It is fitted with 15" rims and tyres and I have a sprare set of navara mags that I will fit after the warranty runs out.
16" is an option they offer but not the tyre size I wish to fit, so I will try them on at home and see how it looks.

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 19:13

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 19:13
Thanks Ross, I am thinking of getting an Jayco Outback, a little down the track, but the stand suspension is cr''p. good see ya
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:40

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:40
Ross,

You must be the ugly duckling if your related to me LOL

I am sure there won't be anyone with a video camera recording you setting up in St George LOL


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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:47

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:47
Does that mean I will grow into a beautiful swan or does that make you the ugly step sister....LOL

Might have to sneek in under the cover of darkness but I am sure leigh will have it all set up in no time.....:)

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:45

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:45
I'll have a heap of sensor lights set up as well then hahaha

A Swan hey...........does that mean your batting for the West Aussies now if your a Swan hehehehe

I am sure the KING TOAD will assist you in setting up ;)

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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:49

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:49
I won't doing the setting up thats leighs job....I'll be on holidays you know..hahaha

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 08:11

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 08:11
Ross!! Jayco products are worth the wait. I have had 2 jayco's in the past and are great value..... about 18 months ago there was a 6 month waith for Jayco campers so you are not doing too bad.. I'm sure you will enjoy your purchase.. Michael

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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:53

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:53
Hi Michael

We were lucky as we got in before the start of a run and were one of the first to finalize the sale after the show.

Talking to the poor girl on the dest at brisbane camperland and she was saying they sold about 240 units at the show so someone is going to have a long wait just glad it is not me.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:57

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:57
Looks like we will have a mini caravan show at St George.

Mrs Bush and I will be dragging our newie out there too.

There will be a lot of "wetting the baby's head", I reckon.......

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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:34

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:34
Great Gone Bush

Thats all we need is another excuse to encourage kev to drink more or to join in with others whilst drinking.

But I will definitely partake in one or tooooo many with you at St George to christen our new additions.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:46

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:46
That sounds like a good plan hahaha

I think every night should be a rehearsal for the next night till we get it right ;)


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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:54

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:54
Are you planning on staying for a few weeks kev what do they say practice make perfect but pefection is hard to come by.....could be a looonnngg gathering

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:16

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:16
I plan to be in St George for 21 days or there abouts so I should be well pickled by the end ;)
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:05

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:05
What no push button auto setup? Jeez I thought you would have splurged on this option for sure.

I can't wait to see you set it up for the first time too. LOL!!!! I promise I won't show a soul....oops did I just hint that I intend on capturing the first setup on video?

Cheers buddy and many happy years of "roughing it" in it.
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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:09

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:09
Ha ha ha
I can assure you the first set up will be done far from prying eyes especialy yours LOL

P.S. Didn't know they had a push button one...dam

Can never have enough comfort.
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Reply By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 00:29

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 00:29
Dam!!!
Regretably wont be there as I am having an operation on my hand for something called Dupuytrens disease and wont be able to drive for a month or so.

Could have had quite a few photos to help pay for the trip. I wonder what a good fee for deletion of said photos could have been?

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 06:52

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 06:52
Tony,

I am sure the said photos will find their way onto the forum for all to see LOL
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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 17:55

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 17:55
Tony

Like I said before I will be on holidays so it will be leighs job to set it up..TIC.
And if either of you can survive taking a photo of leigh and posting it on here you are braver than me. I gave up taking photos of her after the last bashing I got...Apparently I never do her justice...LOL.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 21:14

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 21:14
What you need is a round the corner lens and two cards one for Leigh and the other general purpose. That way you take them without Leigh knowing on one card then swop back to the general purpose.

Sneaky hu !!.
Ouch

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