Rough road caravan

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 14:31
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We are choosing a caravan that will survive the tracks and correlations. Have a tent for real off road excursions and drive to conditions taking care of tyre pressures - So - have narrowed it down to Supreme territory ( heavier, problems with leaking? But has steel floor) or the Newlands concept zodiac with simplicity suspension ( lighter, better finish but is it tough enough?) - any experience & thoughts appreciated. Cheers
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Reply By: StevoReevo - Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 15:14

Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 15:14
Hi Moira,

We had a Newlands with simplicity suspension and the setup worked well. I wouldn't want to do anything too rough however... corrogations will kill anything.
Overall it served us well.

I think providing you don't plan on travelling along very bad roads you won't go wrong with either... Not much help sorry!
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 15:27

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 15:27
I love anything built by Concept.
Their 'Dirt Road' vans will match it with any other Dirt Road Brand.
But Simplicity' suspension? Ask about trailing arm suspensions with shockers from vehicle Components etc.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 23:42

Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 23:42
correlations...........????????????

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Follow Up By: Member - Moira S (NSW) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 17:39

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 17:39
Thanks - didn't realise the typo police were patrolling:)
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:03

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:03
Hello Moira
Sorry we can't comment on either of those vans. Have you looked at the Sunland Patriot? Excellent warranty and guaranteed for any gazetted road in Australia. We have not needed a tent yet! Hope this doesn't just add to your confusion. Lynne
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Reply By: mike39 - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:16

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:16
Sunland Patriot... Guaranteed for any gazetted road in Australia?
I could show you a few that only exist on a map!

That was tongue in cheek, a mate bought one mid last year, just back from a 14000km. trip and apart from a few minor (warranty) issues is very pleased with it.
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Reply By: mike39 - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:16

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:16
Sunland Patriot... Guaranteed for any gazetted road in Australia?
I could show you a few that only exist on a map!

That was tongue in cheek, a mate bought one mid last year, just back from a 14000km. trip and apart from a few minor (warranty) issues is very pleased with it.
mike39
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:20

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 09:20
I cannot comment on either models you are thinking about as I have not owned either.

We traveled extensively 'offroad' for the last seven years - all through remote WA in the Carnarvon Ranges, Little Sandy Desert - Gunbarrel Highways etc - this last saw a grader in 1986 towing a 19' Bushtracker with a 100 Series Cruiser

Had a few problems did two thermostats in the fridge beore I found out how to stop it, A cupboard hinge and a 12v water pump but considering the mileage we have done and the country travelled it is pretty remarkable.

The Bushtracker has a heavy duty version of the Simplicity suspension - good gear
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Reply By: Member - Rich - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 15:57

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 15:57
Have a look at Australian Offroad Campper offerings, they are offroad vans, Eclipse, Quantum and Matrix

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Reply By: Member - Moira S (NSW) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 17:41

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 17:41
thanks peeps - food for thought
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:36

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:36
Gidday Moira

If you are looking for a rally great Off Roader then I would try the Grenade from On The Move Caravans.
Its really a great van. Wished I had seen it befoer I had my "lemon" built here in Adelaide

their web site is

www.onthemovecaravans.com.au/

Cheers
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