Kimberly Kampers

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Hi guys & girls just would like to hear from people who have a Kimberly kamper as we are thinking of buying one and would like to know what there thoughts are on them cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 17:00

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 17:00
Hi Stephen,

Unfortunately your posting may not be enough information for those that have one to assist you in making an informed decision. Is there anything inparticular you need to know about them?

For your information, i own one and am happy with our purchase. It is best to hire one for a weekend and really try it out to see if it is for you, as there is good and bad features with ALL brands.

Hope this helps you on the way to your final decision,
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin J (Sunshine Coa - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 17:40

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 17:40

Try a forum site www.campertrailers,org

There are many options with these campers and it is best you know just what model you are looking at.

When we were travelling in our Australian Offroad Odyssey we frequently had KK owners expressing their disatisfaction for what they had in a KK as compared to ours and a couple of other brands eg. Aussie Swag.

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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 18:11

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 18:11
Are you considering a new one or 2nd hand?
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:26

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:26
Also how many in your family, just a couple, or with kids?
Hard floor seem best for a couple with maybe one child, soft floors are better for a family.
How much do you want to spend?

I am a happy owner of an owner of an 03 model.
But depending on the above, also consider T Van, Ultimate, Aussie Swag, AOR and maybe Pioneers (?).
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Reply By: Member -Ted - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 20:53

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 20:53
Hi stephen

We have a 2007 KK and love it, we had a track shak prior but found it to hard to put up & down for overnite stays. SWMBO luvs the KK, the kitchen setup and cooking area. It has the boat loader fitted which I utilise for carrying extra jerry cans (I also have the front jerry can holder fitted) . Have had it across the savanah way, up through Finke via the old Ghan line never had a problem. No dust inside and waterproof. Plenty of storage. It will go anywhere the Patrol will with the fox shocks and heavy duty suspension it tows superbly.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:16

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:16
Hi Stephen,

My nephew has one and he is going to sell it shortly. It is a 2004 model and well set up. If you would like more info email me at alanvale at midcoast. com. au

He is located Near Port Macquarie NSW and is upgrading to a van.

I cannot tell you a great deal about them as I have only been away with him the once but it is well set up and they tow very well. It weighs about 1.5 tonne and that we know because we weighed it on the cattle scales.

The following is what I observed while camping with the Nephew.
They are built tough and come with 2 100amp hr gel batteries, gas stove and stainless steel kitchen. His has the optional boat rack which costs about $1500 as an extra. They have good ground clearance and are fitted with the treg type hitch. They have a reasonable amount of drinking water tankage and are fitted with fluoro lighting in the kitchen area and have a large awning and sides to close in the awning to create an annexe.

They may well be the roll royce version of a camper trailer, they are certainly priced that way from what I have seen on ebay and such like.

Cheers, Bruce.

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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:47

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:47
Have a look at the Ultimate Off Road Camper trailer. I think they are much better and if you get a second hand one you will almost certainly get all of your money back when selling.
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Follow Up By: ajd - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 08:58

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 08:58
Pretty sure he was asking about Kimberley Kampers.
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Reply By: PhilD - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 22:49

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 22:49
Hi, we have a 2010 platinum with extras such as diesel heater, extra water, extra storage, swingaway for outboard and some other things I have done to it. We are very happy with it. It has a boat loader to carry my 4.1m composite boat and trailer. As with all products, there are faults or things that we individually prefer, so it is best to hire and try before you buy.
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Reply By: Lachie - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27
I to have a KK ( 2004 classic ).
Tuff. Well dust sealed.Very quick to set up. Can set up on any surface. Plenty of water (120 L plus 3 jerrycans ). Great kitchen set up.
Hard top great for putting spare tyres on or wood.
-- just soaks up the ruff stuff.
Clear view to things behind you through the inside mirror when driving because of its low profile.

General weight and the weight on the draw bar.
Length of draw bar.

We have ours for sale but not sure if you are after a new or used ?
If you want to know more.
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Reply By: SelmerVI - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 08:06

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 08:06
We have 2010 Kamper, bought new - previously had soft floor for about 12 years.
It is a great camper, great quality and integrity.

Long draw bar - very stable, tows beautifully
Top notch quality and engineering standards - built to a standard, not down to a price.
Easy set up/pack down - minimal time to beer!!
Great kitchen
Battery management system excellent
Well sealed.
Good factory support.
Hard floor.

Long draw bar!! Makes turns tighter in the bush, but fine if you keep an eye on it.
Relatively heavy - good rear springs on vehicle make the difference here.
Expensive - but see above - top notch quality.
We don't get out in it enough!!

Have fun - whatever you buy in that part of the market should be qood quality and a pleasure to own.
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Reply By: 02.murray - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 20:10

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 20:10
Just done 40,000km (20,000km offroad and remote) with out 2009 KK - great and never let us down. Went everywhere our 200 Series Landcruiser did. Stood up to very strong winds at Waroora Station (Ningaloo Reef). Would suggest you go for one of the later models with an "extender tent" which increases in the room on the hard floor. Would also suggest a quick-awning - makes set up so much quicker. Only complaint is the tropical roof which flaps in even the lightest winds. Removed it and only used it in tropical areas.
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