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Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Redback » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:02 pm

OK, what do you have, what mods have you added too it.

I find this a good idea for gaining info and ideas for improving my own campertrailer, over the years this is how i have added stuff too my camper, looking at what people have bought or made themselves and added too their camper.

Mine is a Redback Country Explorer heavy duty offroad, trailer made by Clarkes Country Campers and canvas by Redback Campers.

Canvas is 13.5oz heavy duty walls and 15oz ripstop canvas for the roof, size is 16 X 9 with 2 doors with flyscreens, 4 windows and storm flaps (sides only), 8 X 16 fully enclosed annex, with door and flyscreen and 4 windows with storm flaps (sides only), heavy duty PVC floor velcroed in.

Trailer is 9 X 4 full hot dipped gal with a 1.8m x 100mm x 50mm drawbar, 75 x 50 RHS Chassis, walkin section with stairs, 9 leaf Heavy Duty Rebound Springs, 4 jerrycan holders, 2 9kg and 1 4.5kg gas bottle holders, 60l water tank and hand pump, sparewheel and 700mm high sides, tregg offroad hitch, override drum brakes, stone guard, swingaway jockey wheel.

We have added;
Gas hotwater system
Battery box (alloy)
battery and solar panel
12/240 electrics
3 way fridge
Kitchen and sink
Shurflo pump
Twin water filters
Gas outlets for heater
full fly screen front for annex
Annex extension

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Looking forward too seeing others and hopefully get some more ideas.

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:58 pm

Extended annex is always good.

I had one on my soft floor CT and now have one on my hard floor CT as well. It zips directly to the original annex awning (8 x 24) and gives me an additional 12 x 24 ft.

I also have a separate flyscreen annex with storm covers that zip directly over the top when needed. The storm covers can be used for either shade or inclement weather in conjunction with the fly screen.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Redback » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:47 am

Yes they are a great idea, what you have done sounds good, got any pics :grin: we got the idea of the extended annex from a friend on another forum who did it too his camper, next is the tropical roof, i got this idea from Teabag and Davo69, (who have 2 very excellent setups) when they posted their campers in another thread, so i asked around and everyone seems too agree that they do work.

After the tropical roof, we are going to make walls for the extended annex, probably with a flyscreen front and storm flaps for the side windows.

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Beagle » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:00 am

A Tropical roof is great. It provides that layer of insulation from the sun and allows air to circulate plus prevents it from being so light in the morning. We are not early risers.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:30 am

I don't have a tropical roof but I do use a large tarp which is probably better because:

1. It is reflective
2. It covers the whole camper

I did have flyscreen walls for the extended annex on my old camper but so far not on the new one.

The attached is a pic of the old camper.

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Redback » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:56 am

Beauty, thanks, i'll show this to Kerry, the solar lights are good eh, we have them too for late night walks :grin:

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:00 am

Redback wrote:the solar lights are good eh, we have them too for late night walks
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I have been using them for about 17/18 years, when they first came on the market. Still have one of my originals which has an amber light.

I use them for markers on the ropes so I don't trip over them. I can be a real klutz at times.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby wragee » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:59 pm

Wragee's camper trailer set up at Stanage Bay QLD
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3 Room camper trailer off road outside wall can be set up on the awning.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Rodda » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:56 pm

Hi guys.

Brand new to the Forum today. Just bought one of these (we actually went for the lighter, semi-off-road tralier as we don't go hard yakka off-road and prefer the weight reduction):

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0277063268

(hope the link works).

Got some accessories already - camp bunks for the kids (we're a 2+2 family) and some cooking accessories...

Plan on asking a few Qs like info on 3-way fridges, etc... :) Looking forward to chatting (I'm quite actively involved in the Homeone Forum already..., have access - will post...)

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Gunna Do » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:40 pm

We have a Camp-o-matic Ranger XTC hard floor camper trailer, which we bought second-hand a few months back now.
The camper was perfect for our needs as it came with
- a boat loader
- outboard motor slide and cabinet
- 2kva Honda generator
- 2 x fridges (one built into the camper and one for in the back of our Patrol)
- 2 x solar panels
- 2 x 100 amp hour low maintenance batteries
- 20 amp smart charger
- fluro and LED lighting
- 2 x jerry can holders + boat fuel tank holder
- Stereo

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Malcur » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:54 am

Here is our camper. It has an internal walkway at the front of the bed. Makes access to the bed so much easier for us "oldies". We have added 240volt, extra lights (LED lights in the tent area). Also added a tray underneath to store the extra canvas for the annex, saves me having to move it from the top of the camper every time we set up.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Gunna Do » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:25 am

Mal,

The tray area for your extra tarps sounds like a great idea as we are always moving the extras around when packing and unpacking. Is it water proof and is it possible to post a couple of pics showing its location and size.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby Redback » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:21 am

Malcur wrote:Here is our camper. It has an internal walkway at the front of the bed. Makes access to the bed so much easier for us "oldies". We have added 240volt, extra lights (LED lights in the tent area). Also added a tray underneath to store the extra canvas for the annex, saves me having to move it from the top of the camper every time we set up.
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What make is your camper, i notice you have the walkway, that was Ray Clarkes design for Redback Campers, there are a few camper makers now using his design.

That second pic is Burraga Dam?

Good colour choice :mrgreen:

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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby cdboi84 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:28 pm

This is my new camper trailer a 1998 Jayco Flipper in excellent condition. I also have an 08 Jayco Sterling Pop Top but I brought this little unit to get out into the bush.
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Re: Show us your campertrailer/van

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:03 am

Thanks for that cdboi84, I did not realize that Jayco did a hard floor flipover CT. Just goes to show one can always learn something new.

Looks like you are going to be one very happy camper.

Oh and BTW....WELCOME to the forum.

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