Kimberley Kamper 2004 Models

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 16:08
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Has anyone seen the new KK models recently released. There have been some significant changes. The web site has been upgraded too. Definitely worth a look.

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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:28

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:28
Spy,

New look website is good. I especially like the homepage pics fading in and out. (Might have to try this on our family website, LOL). Since I'm not overly familiar with the KK's I couldn't really see what significant changes you were referring to but I do recall hearing that that have moved a few things around to try to get some weight off the drawbar (significant drawbar weight seems to be one of the biggest criticisms of the KK's).

Had a look at their Treks section too and low and behold what did I find...ExplorOz trek notes!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
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Follow Up By: Spy - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:34

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:34
Melissa,

I bought a KK earlier this year and love it. The new models have provision for fridges mounted on the trailer. They have also introduced a lower spec model than was previously available.

You are right about the ball weight though - they are pretty heavy. I've been looking at installing some polyair bags on my Nissan to assist with the sag. I read on earlier posts that you were looking at this for your rig. Did you ever go ahead with it, and if so, how do you find them?

Cheers

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:38

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:38
Steve,

Haven't had them put on yet. With no big trips planned until May next year we're putting it off until after Christmas when I'm on maternity leave and don't need the car for work. No question that we won't go ahead with them though as all our feedback from other campertrailer owners has been pretty positive.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 19:13

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 19:13
Hopefully the changes make a big difference. Back in August I spotted a near new KK at Drysdale Station on the Gibb - axle snapped and parked along 9 other camper trailers awaiting the tilt tray job from Kununurra.Nice southerly coastal fishing trip someday.
Chris
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin (NSW/ACT) - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 09:44

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 09:44
I have polyairs on the rear of my 2002 GU Patrol - my off-road caravan has a ball weight of 220kg. The polyairs are fantastic and have made a huge difference to towing comfort. I run them at 20psi with the caravan on and about 8 psi with it off. Have had no problems in either mode.

Cheers

Kevin - sitting here, thinking of there
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Reply By: Ralph2 - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:44

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:44
For the price of a KK it should be able to make and serve breakfast.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 19:20

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 19:20
Going by what is on the front page of the KK website, I think it *does* make breakfast ... :)
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:55

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:55
35k seems a little bit steep for a trailer but there are obviously people who will use it a lot and it might be worth the money to them. They do look beautifully engineered and finished. The exploroz trek notes were a surprise - I guess that they have permission! Wish that I had the time off to justify the price - though I still wouldn't spend that much.
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Reply By: Grungle - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:04

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:04
Bit steep is an understatement.

We (in conjunction with the inlaws) bought a KK in 1998 for $15500 (off the showroom floor) which included a fully enclosed 10oz canvas annex, awning and was the kakadu kitchen delux model (top of the range). We sold it for $12500 a year later as we had to travel to Darwin. To our surprise when we got back from Darwin in 2000 they sell for around the $30000 mark and the only real change was an electric water pump. They are very overpriced. Consider buying a Jayco or Goldstream poptop offroad caravan for around $20000 with a fridge, oven, stove, microwave all standard.

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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 06:44

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 06:44
Thanks for your info David,

We've been debating for sometime now between the "full on" offroad camper trailer and the jayco offroad kit types and have decide for the more luxurious jayco type.

Since doing the Gibb road I wouldn't hesitate in taking the Jayco...the only time I would leave it is at the station prior to Kalumburu and even there I would leave the so-called more sturdy camper trailers. As I mentioned in a recent post I observed a near new Kimberley Kamper (broken axle) along with nine other types lined up at Drysdale station awaiting tilt tray towing to Kununurra due to broken axles etc.Nice southerly coastal fishing trip someday.
Chris
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Follow Up By: Spy - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 11:49

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 11:49
We looked around carefully before we bought our KK. We came to the conclusion that quality costs. I suppose any trailer can break. I read about an Ultimate losing its water tank a while ago. On balance though we decided that the KK was the best blend of comfort and quality alongside a rig that is set up for real off road camping. Life is full of compromises and selecting trailers (or even 4x4s) is no exception!!!!

Steve
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