Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

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Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

Postby chippy 76 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:23 pm

Hey all
Im curious to know if anyone has ever owned a Cub Kamparoo (on or off road). I would love to know your opinions, pros, cons, things to look out for ....
If you had one, what model, what year .....

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Re: Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:04 pm

Probably a good place to ask your question is here chippy.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/campertrailers/
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Re: Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

Postby CampGrrlz » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:18 pm

I've owned an on-road Cub but not a Kamparoo so my experience might not be relevant for you. Do you have specific questions?

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Re: Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

Postby chippy 76 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:29 pm

CampGrrlz wrote:I've owned an on-road Cub but not a Kamparoo so my experience might not be relevant for you. Do you have specific questions?

Elaine


Hi Elaine
Just curious to know if you had any problems or dislikes about it. What model did you have?

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Re: Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

Postby CampGrrlz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:30 pm

We've forgotten the name of the model, we bought it from a show around 5 years ago.

Anyway ... we were impressed with the amount of floor space for so small a trailer. We wanted the inbuilt kitchen but it turned out to be more trouble than it was worth. The sink is too small but turned into a storage place. The cupboards are too small - you have to collapse the kitchen module and pull it up again and for all the space the cupboards provided they may as well not have been there.

The double bed was a double for two tiny, skinny people. The solution was one on the mini-double the other on a portable bed 'downstairs' this worked just fine but meant more purchases and more packing and un-packing. Two singles would be the more practical solution.

The step between the downstairs part and the upper part was too high for comfort for us (we're a couple of old ducks with our more lissom days well behind us) so we had a step made. More expense, more stuff to pack and un-pack but we've still got that box.

We chose not to get an awning but you need some shelter from the rain or sun so a tarp at least will be useful.

This was a light vehicle, easy to tow and handle. The downside is that it does not stand up to heavy weather. We did choose a stupid spot at Burnett Heads, it was too exposed for the storm which was approaching. With everyone telling us it was a sheltered spot and even the coastguard saying "don't worry" we settled uneasily to watch the weather. The reality is this is a light vehicle and the almost-flimsy framing and fixings were beginning to shake and shudder in a way we did not like. Lightning-speed packing with some help from fellow-campers saw us parked at the local motel to wait out the storm.

The reality is that the Cub was a reasonably well-made camper but the price was quite a bit above the delivered quality. The electrics never quite worked, never found out why, the stove only worked on 3 burners despite the agent supposedly fixing it. The canvas part is excellent and was the best feature. The rest was a rough finish for the money asked. We chose the design - not custom though - and it turned out to not be practical.

The off-road ones might be more robust but having seen quite a number of them at caravan parks, they just look like slightly bigger versions of the one we had. There's off-road and off-road ... if you want a bit more clearance and a bigger camper then the Cub off-road will do but if you seriously want to go off-road then a more specialised brand might be needed.

All in all, overpriced as they all are when new and for us, not worth the money we spent.

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Re: Cub Kamparoo (offroad)

Postby chippy 76 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:41 pm

Elaine,
Thank you for a very honest opinion of your CT. You raised some very interesting points there. And while I asume some of them may be a problem for us at some stage, I'm hoping the fact that I'm getting it "on the cheap" might balance out some of the complaints ... lol

I guess only time will tell .

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