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Hi from the blue lake!

Postby crunchynut » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:02 pm

Hi
My husband and i are very new to caravanning.
and need lots of help/info on what to look for in a camper and a tow vehicle.
we are just about to order a jacyo eagle.
our car is a holden jackaroo..

but not sure what else we need to consider...

any help will be appriciated
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:40 pm

Hi crunchynut and WELCOME to the forum.

First suggestion is for you to have a look back through the old posts as there is lots of info contained therein.

And of course if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Lots of members here who are more than willing to part company with their tips and tricks for successful camping trips.

You might also like to tell us what part of the country you hail from.

Cheers Gypsy.......
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby amanda » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:47 am

Welcome aboard!
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt - then it's bloody hilarious!
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby Matilda » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi crunchynut,

Plenty of helpers here, Where are you planning to go camping when you get organised, there is a great place around every corner! happy camping and travelling 8)
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby crunchynut » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:55 pm

we are currently living by the blue lake...

Not sure where our first trip will be, maybe the grampians or adelaide..
where ever we decide will be based on it being fairly family friendly with a 2 and a 4 year old.

thanks everyone
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:50 am

crunchynut wrote:we are currently living by the blue lake...



Have no idea where the blue lake is but not an issue......

Cheers Gypsy.
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby caveman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:19 pm

I've been to Blue Pool but where's Blue Lake?
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:22 pm

Mount Gambier. :?:
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:46 am

Derek wrote:Mount Gambier. :?:


Thanks Derek
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:24 am

I Crunchynut & Welcome

Have you ordered your Jayco or are you still considering other options?

Do you intend to do caravan parks or bush camping?

We have a custom made soft floor camper trailer at the moment but are about to update to a Customline Off Road Duluxe soft floor camper trailer and pull it with a Toyota Prado VX.

We mostly bush camp during the year and at Xmas we usually go somewhere different each year for a week or two but we stay in caravan parks. Last year was the Murray River VIC (Swan Hill, Echuca & Lake Mulwala) and this year is on the Edwards River in Deniliquin for a week.
Just thought I would give you an idea of what we do so you can compare and ask away, as I have found everyone here a great help and very friendly. :armsup
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby crunchynut » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:57 am

we plan on doing a mix of bush and park camping..
mostly bush though..

we have now ordered the jayco, with delivery mid december.

at this stage we are planning to go to ballarat for 2 weeks in january, as we have 2 young children keeping them amused is also important.
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby xmasbaby67 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:05 pm

Would love to go to Ballarat...it's on our to do list as is Bendigo. :armsup
I hear Sovereign Hill is great.

When do you get your Jayco?

You really only need small stuff like chairs, kitchen stuff etc as the Jayco has it all really I think.
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Re: Hi from the blue lake!

Postby gregh2 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:05 pm

Hi Crunchynut
My wife and I purchased a 1999 Roma Elegance Pop Top second hand. My wife was not sure she would like caravanning so we went second hand - for obvious reason. Now she is hooked. I have previously towed vans through Tasmania and Victoria (previous marriage) and have bush camped/hiking for many years so roughing it was not a problem for me, but my beautiful wife is a city girl. We stay mainly in caravan parks because of the nature of the van (ie not off road). My point is, any decision made will be based on your purpose and objectives. Once you decide that, the rest falls into place include the type of van and tow vehicle. We pull our van with a Pajero 4x4 turbo diesel. The reason we went this way was because we intend upgrading the van to a 19'6" ensuite full van maybe with gravel road capability. Provided the TARE and Gross Trailer Mass (GTM) are within the Pajero's specs all will be well. If I had decided on more bush travelling (subject to funds) I would probably look at second hand Cumberland, Kedron or Bush Tracker. Again the tow vehicle will be dictated by the van and your objective.

I know Blue Lake (sometimes brown) and have caravan friends at Mt Gambier - beautiful part of the world. You will find a world of experience on this site as well as OzExplorer - you only need to ask. Remember, the dumbest question is the one you dont ask. :-)
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