retreat cravans

Submitted: Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:30
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we are going to do the great oze road trip for I don't know how long for. we have a prado and we thinging of getting the retreat 19ft macquarie. We have listened to the salespeoples hype but just wondering if anyone out there knows if they r a good van to buy for the aussie road conditions.
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Reply By: Priscilla G - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:39

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:39
Just be careful with your van weights when towing with a Prado.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 11:13

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 11:13
May I ask why?

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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:49

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:49
We have ordered a retreat Fraser Caravan. Before deciding to purchase we did do a little research. We upgraded our suspension and included a 4 inch lift. We have found both Brendan in Brisbane and Steve in Melbourne very helpful and expert with their advice. They has been very accommodating to all our needs and questions. We are very confident that the van will live up to all our expectations. We are collecting the van from Mandurag in WA, on May 14. We can post later how it goes if you're interested.
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:38

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:38
Retreat are certainly one of the better brands on the market.
Go to their website abnd run the video that shows the construction of the vans. It's quite good.
Production Manager Steve Borg is without a doubt one of the most experienced van builders in the country.
If you're looking to do a fair bit of rough road work I suggest you go for the the option of the 'Control Rider' Suspension.
Ozjohn.
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Follow Up By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 18:49

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 18:49
Sorry everyone for my first posting. It was done from my i-phone and the keypad seems to have got the better of me on occasion. Obviously the pick up should have read ` Mandurah'.
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Reply By: Ted G - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 18:20

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 18:20
Hi Sue
We have a Retreat Macquarie 19/6 have had it since October very good, Towed with a Prado T/D 2005, it is within the weight of 2500 kilos.
Only thing is that they require it to be serviced at 3 months 12 months and each 12 months after that cost $350 each time to keep the 3 year warrenty.
We purchased ours from 7 th Street Caravans at Boolooro (Newcastle) excellent service.
Well built at the top end of quality.
Regards
Ted G
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Follow Up By: sue h2 - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 13:08

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 13:08
thanks ted well noted, nice van though still regards sue
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 13:19

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 13:19
Only earlier ones that offered an extended warranty by Premium warranties (Warranty Insurance) were coverd for 3 year and required specific service intervals.
Retreat no longer insure with any warranty insures, but have a 2 year factory warranty in lieu of the usual industry norm of 1 year.
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