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Postby RYAINS » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:44 am

can anyone please point me in the right direction to buying a camp trailer somewhere in NSW sydney and surrounding suburbs in the $1000 - $8000 price range please. :grin:

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:58 pm

http://www.mrswagman.com.au/camper-trai ... tion.shtml

Haven't had any personal dealings with them but I have heard lots of good things about their Swags and Trailers. EDIT: Woops, just found their pricing page :shock:

There's also a mob In/near Riverstone, about 10 mins before windosor, In sydney street I think. If you go down windsor Rd they have a sign somwhere near the Pool n Spa place. Next time i'm around there i'll try and take more notice :lol:
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Postby RYAINS » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:08 pm

thanks ozy.
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Postby Scolers » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:24 pm

Try the Trading Post too Ryains ... there can be some good deals found there from ppl who bought one and no longer needed for whatever reason. Try and have a look at all types on the market before you buy ... I didn't and as a result I could have had more features placed on the trailer (I had it specifically built).

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Postby bugsssy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:45 pm

try http://www.fivestarcampers.com.au

they are up here in caves Beach and Belmont but sell new and preloved campers

some on there site atm within your budget
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Postby Scolers » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:03 pm

You might ike to heck eBay out too if you haven't already .. you can add to these CT's easily and wont cost you the prive of a new one.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/oztrekcampers

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Postby RYAINS » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:45 pm

thanks heaps all for your help.... is a soft floor better or a hard floor? i think the hard floor is better and easier to erect in less time....?
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Postby bugsssy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:57 pm

i wouldnt know about the soft or hard floors but i do know that five star campers have a heap of camper trailers on show at there belmont store. They look great all set up so you walk in and take a look. They pack them up each day and they seem to all be pretty simple to use. Its well worth the hour and a half bit drive up from Sydney to look at them i reckon!!! Just to see them all set up and to walk through and havea talk to them....

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Postby Scolers » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:52 pm

RYAINS wrote:thanks heaps all for your help.... is a soft floor better or a hard floor? i think the hard floor is better and easier to erect in less time....?


A hard floor trailer is generally a lot more expensive than a soft floor ... having said that I'm sure you'll find some 'cheaper' hard floor CT's.

I have no floor becuase I jsut don't like them BUT I put one of the caravan awning floors down. It's cheaper and any liquid spilt just soaks through. But that's my preference.

I honestly think the best way for you is to hire a coupe of different CT's to work it out for yourself.

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Postby RYAINS » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:09 pm

i actually looked at a hard floor camp trailer today (second hand) and it seems to me that they just pop up so much easier, but i've not yet seen a soft floor camp trailer set up, so i'm not sure..... the hard floor one i saw today is basically just a one man operation to set up, and it took less than 10 minutes.... :+
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Postby Scolers » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:09 pm

Does it come with an annexe? And how much does it weigh?

They would be the two questions I would ask because:

1. You will always want to add on an annexe at some stage and

2. They are the heavier CT's so as long as you have a 6 cylinder plus you should be ok.

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Postby RYAINS » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:45 am

Cheers scol,

I’m getting more and more familiar with the day by day, I’m actually now leaning towards a soft floor model now coz I reckon there's more inside space to house the kids.
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Postby Scolers » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:35 pm

RYAINS wrote:Cheers scol,

I’m getting more and more familiar with the day by day, I’m actually now leaning towards a soft floor model now coz I reckon there's more inside space to house the kids.


You hit it one! And with a soft floor you can just keep adding annexes so long as you have the $$$. Our camper has two bedrooms, a store room, and a communal area that can comfortabley sit 6 ppl while someone else is cooking.

The only draw back with annexes is the amount of time it takes to set up. But even the little lot we have only takes approx. one hour.

Good luck!

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Postby Cruzin » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:52 am

Hey RYAINS

You may wish to surf through the various links on this site

http://www.campertrailers.org/

and also the groups forum in Yahoo Groups

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/campertrailers/

There is a huge amount of info that will help you decide.
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Postby RYAINS » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:33 am

i'll check them out...thanks.
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