Off road caravans - Spinifex or trakmaster- Tanami

Hi
We are looking at ordering one these two vans and I would be interested in any comments from the forum

Thanks

Grant

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 22:04

Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 22:04
Out of those two choices:

Spinifex, hands down.

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Follow Up By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 09:51

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 09:51
Agree, must have a friendly bank manager.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Follow Up By: Member Boroma 604 - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:29

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:29
Gooday,
Spinifex is a well built caravan, no doubt, just be aware that they are fairly heavy when completed, have a seen a 22 ft displayed at a couple of shows and it needed a vehicle with a bigger than 3500 Kg to legally tow it. No doubt will depend on size and fit out but would keep these things in mind. Have noticed they have aluminium checker plate all around the bottom which may only be thin, looks good!, but do you really need it?.

Before I order I would aso look at Sunland, believe they also have a very good reputation and very good warranty.
Have no connection with any of them .
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Reply By: robsil - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 15:16

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 15:16
Hi grant ,I have a trakmaster tanami and i am very happy with it. The build process was all good ,kept us informed and were very helpfull ,no issues with anything,very happy camper, Bob
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Follow Up By: Grant Tas - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 22:15

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 22:15
Thanks Bob

we are looking at the 20.6 foot with seperate shower/ toilet, east west queen bed and club lounge, extra batterys , solar panels etc

Do you have any suggestions I should include ?

Thanks

Grant
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Reply By: wendys - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 15:53

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 15:53
I do not know the spinifex product, but we are very happy with our Trakmaster Kimberley pop top. Have had it since 1997 - it was one of the earlier ones - towed it over 100,000km (approx 40,000km of that off bitumen). Lived full time in it for 3 years. The company was really helpful in the initial design and build process and has been great with servicing it over the years. No complaints whatsoever.
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Follow Up By: Grant Tas - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 22:17

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 22:17
Thanks Wendy for good feedback

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Reply By: robsil - Sunday, Mar 06, 2011 at 08:26

Sunday, Mar 06, 2011 at 08:26
Hi grant , we had a diesel heater fitted ,worth its weight in gold on acold morning! a bigger fridge also and extra water tanks .
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Reply By: Bushy nomad - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011 at 21:50

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011 at 21:50
Hi,
I have had a Trakmaster Kimberly for 10 years. I tow it with a Nissan 4.2 Patrol and I would state that the caravan is as tough as the truck and that is saying something.Nothing has ever broken in the van notwithstanding the fact that twice I have towed the van over corrugations so bad that water vibrated out of the windscreen washer bottle ,up the pipes and dribbled over the windscreen without pushing the button. Such is my opinion of the product and the people behind it I have just placed my name on the build list for another one (albeit a bit larger)
Bushy
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Follow Up By: Grant Tas - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 21:55

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 21:55
Thanks, Bushy for the feedback
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