Pop top slide on camper hire

Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 06:29
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Hello fellow explorers. We are looking at buying a pop top slide on camper for a Nissan Patrol tray back, however we would like to hire one first before committing to buy. Does anyone know of any company that hires out these type of campers. Also we would appreciate any feedback about these types of campers - peoples experiences with various ones. Thanks kindly everyone. Much appreciated. Greg & Di
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Reply By: racinrob - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 07:46

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 07:46
G'day Greg and Di. I had a pop-top slide on a tray back 'Cruiser, best camping set up ever. In thirteen years we covered all the major treks including the Simpson, Tassie west coast, Mitchell Plateau, CSR etc without drama.
Carried 140 litres of water and 170 litres of diesel on extended trips and found it necessary to put bellows type airbags under the back to support the weight, 2" lift with 8" tyres, Recaro seats and a few other modifications, a very capable vehicle IMHO.

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Reply By: Member - wicket - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 09:47

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 09:47
click on the classifides tab on the top of the page and you will find someone who hires them out for $80 a day
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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:38

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:38
Our friends at Sydney RV Centre have a few late model pre-owned slide-ons in stock at the moment... They actually offer a try before you buy service on some products as well. Worth giving them a shot! There are not many slide-on rental companies out there.

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Reply By: Troy B - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 14:39

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 14:39
Where are you based? There is one in Adelaide called adventure campers based in rewarded en.
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 18:13

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 18:13
You will find very few places that hire out slide on campers as most are custom fitted to suit the variety of tray types & sizes plus many will have power, water & even gas connections to be fitted as well.
In selecting a camper your main decision is do you want the kitchen inside like a caravan or outside like many camper trailers. Outside means you can quickly access the kitchen/fridge for lunch where as inside may require the camper to be set up first.
Next I'd look at the weight as many are over 600kg dry which means you'll be overloaded quickly. Offroad ready is another consideration being tucked in behind the cab so it wont catch on trees plus constructed so as to take rough outback roads & corrugations. Speed of setup too is important plus a full innerspring bed not just a few foam cushions formed out of a seat.
The two slideons I can recommend are the Trayon for an inside kitchen & the Tailgate Camper for an outside setup. (It's the fastest by far being errected in just 35 seconds) They're both true offroad slideons that are strong enough to go anywhere in Oz.
Cheers Craig..........
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Reply By: lizard - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 09:47

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 09:47
We purchased a CM Campers Eziuphttp://www.cm-campers.com.au/ezi-up-camper/ for approx half price of others for our GU Patrol , excellent .... did CSR etc
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Reply By: Greg & Dianne - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 17:16

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 17:16
Thanks everyone. we are based near Toowoomba. We will be heading to the Camping Show in Brisbane in June to have a look at what is available. All your comments are much appreciated..Safe travel everyone. G& D
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