New off road camper trailer

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 01:15
ThreadID: 89313 Views:3687 Replies:7 FollowUps:1
This Thread has been Archived
Thinking about buying a camper trailer. There are several companies showing camper trailers for sale on EBay which seem to be going for around $4000.00 up to about $13000.00 (which I can't afford ) I gather some are parts imported from China and assembled here though they state "built in Australia!
I have done several trips in a 20 year old camper but would like to move up to some thing more reliable.
Has any one had dealings with any of the "Ebay compies" and if so some advice as to quality and value would be greatly appreciated
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Bucky - Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 05:55

Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 05:55
Do yourself a favor, go hire different types.
If you can't be bothered, then loook closley at second hand, Outback Campers, Cavalier Campers, Camp-O-matic. They represent good value for money, and you can take them anywhere.
AnswerID: 466444

Reply By: kidsandall - Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 07:01

Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 07:01
There have been a couple of posts on here in the past about people who bought trailers off ebay and had nothing but trouble. Remeber you get what you pay for. Most of the trailers you buy on ebay are very basic and not that strong. I don't I would class to many of them as off road.

AnswerID: 466451

Reply By: Bushranger1 - Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 07:24

Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 07:24
G'Day Pete,

If your after an "off road" model I would not touch one made in China. You get what you pay for.

I had an one for years from Outback Campers in Carrum Downs VIc and took it evrywhere. In fact I was so happy with the product & company I am now looking at purchasing a slide on camper from them.

AnswerID: 466453

Reply By: Tommo66 - Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 08:25

Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 08:25
gday gaia

i researched the 'cheap' campers and wasn't impressed with any of the reviews i found on here and a few other sites, all their money goes into flashy marketing as opposed to quality gear in my opinion.

i ended up buying a 2nd hand Adventure Off Road Camper for the same price as a new 'off road' camper with the flashy marketing.

i started a thread here about cheap campers it's worth a read.

check your local pocket trader for 2nd hand good quality campers is my advice, good luck.

AnswerID: 466459

Follow Up By: gaia - Sunday, Oct 02, 2011 at 16:49

Sunday, Oct 02, 2011 at 16:49
Thanks all for the welcome advice.

The Adventure Off Roader sounds ideal
but even 2nd hand would probably be out of my price range and the "hand breaks" acceptance.
It sounds as if what I can afford (new) would be crappy and (good) 2nd hand still more than I'm prepared to pay
Any way I will take in all the advice and keep on looking around for a good second hand, Aussie, camper, or ,if the price is right, renting one.

FollowupID: 740702

Reply By: willawa - Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 18:16

Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 at 18:16
I think Bucky hit the nail on the head.
Go for an older 2nd hand true off road CT
AnswerID: 466502

Reply By: mattd - Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 14:01

Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 14:01
What features do you want?? Where do you want to go?? Whats your tow vehicle??? How many people??

Go to a camping show.. Leisure show on this weekend at Caulfield..

I have a Tambo... Great camper..
AnswerID: 466658

Reply By: gaia - Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 23:58

Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 23:58
really want "off road" so I know i have the capacity if the opportunity arises to go off road. I'm not always limited to the "black top"
Tow vehicle is 4wd Diesel, low range, towing capacity 2.8 tons, fitted for electric brakes, bull bar, etc.
Need for 2 persons only.

Have been to many camping shows.
Last trip was from Adelaide to Lake Eyre in a borrowed 20 year old non off road camper trailer
I will have a look at the Tambo

AnswerID: 466739

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (11)