Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby MacLister » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:06 pm

Thanks Steve.

So, something like this isn't suitable?
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FIRE-EXTINGUISHE ... 53e2cfd46f
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:15 pm

I have 2 that size, one in the car and one in the CT...I also have a fire blanket in the CT.
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby seajay » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:03 am

supercheap has 1kg fire extinguishers on special for 20 bucks this week
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby stevo. » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:26 am

yeah check Supercheap, if they are the same ones for $20 that'd be good! But get two of them no matter which way you go. Make sure atleast one is handy when you're driving, so when you notice smoke coming from your trailer you can stop and quickly access it to put the fire out :armsup
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby MacLister » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:32 am

The trailer has been registered and is now officially a Queenslander! That was easy enough! :)
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby sienna » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:54 pm

I don't know much about mallets except that they seem to come in different weights so you should prob should swing a couple around to see what's comfortable.
I know I need a lighter one especially with all the pegs to bang in with the tarp.
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby sienna » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:55 pm

Oh and I should say 'Queenslander!!!!' at the top of my voice. :***
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby Tahlee R » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:21 pm

sienna wrote:Oh and I should say 'Queenslander!!!!' at the top of my voice. :***


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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby MacLister » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:46 pm

Thanks guys!

My wife actually found our old rubber headed, wooden handled mallet in out tent bag! So, we're mallet enabled! One less thing to buy! :+

Fire extinguisher - organised.
Firstaid kit - looking.

Now - cooking...
at the moment, we have 2 of those small single plated butain powered stoves that come in the plastic suitcase. Good for boiling up water, and we've been using to make egg and bacon rolls down at the water front on some mornings. But - so far, all I can make is bacon, sausages and egg! Not very sure what we're going to do for food. There are wood BBQs setup where we're going (Or, coal, I guess). We have a 4Kg gass bottle... and then has lamp on a pole.

I've seend this:
http://www.tentworld.com.au/showitem.aspx?item=85622

I think that would use out 4kg gas... but we already have 2 single plate butaine powered burners.. so this would be a duplication..

For heating (The 6 month old might get chilly at night) this looks good:
http://www.tentworld.com.au/showitem.aspx?item=82911

But it fits direct onto the gas bottle, meaning... we either cook, or we heat. Also... fire and tents... Are gas heaters a good idea?

This looks wonderful for cooking:
http://www.tentworld.com.au/showitem.aspx?item=18009

But that's out of my budget for a while. :) I need something that I can maybe BBQ chops, steak and sasuage on, over the coal fire....
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:17 pm

My recommendation is to buy a LOW pressure gas stove......lots of info here on the forum as to why low pressure over the usual.

They are way better to cook on and safer.
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby Titch » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:19 pm

GypsyLady wrote:My recommendation is to buy a LOW pressure gas stove......lots of info here on the forum as to why low pressure over the usual.

They are way better to cook on and safer.


I agree, much safer and better to cook on.
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:59 pm

MacLister wrote:This looks wonderful for cooking:
http://www.tentworld.com.au/showitem.aspx?item=18009



I wouldn't touch a Coleman BBQ but I do recommend a Weber BabyQ.....much more versatile.....


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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby itchyvet » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:07 pm

My suggestion would be to;
BUY NOTHING ! :? Sure, go out and check out whatever you can, make sure you have a good idea of what your looking for and to what pupose you intend to use it.
For example OFF ROAD going bush occasionly, river crossing, rough dirt roads, or staying on bitument and away from dirt and gravel roads.
I must point out here, that the BEST places to camp out, are usually always off dirt and gravel roads, so keep this in mind.
Also, if you haven't a 4WD at this point, in future you may wish to upgrade to one, so make sure your camper will be of build to cater.
Now, the reason I've suggested you NOT BUY at this point in time, is because I STRONGLY suggest you HIRE a camper trailer of your choice for a weekend or longer, to see if it fulfills your needs.
In many cases, manufacturers will even count the hire fee and deduct it from your new purchase should you decide to buy one.
Now another BIG decision, do you choose a SOFT FLOOR or HARD FLOOR ?
The difference being cost and ease of erection. A HARD floor is generaly easier and quicker to erect and stays OFF the ground, very useful in inciment weather and for littlies keeps dirt out.
Soft floors on the otherhand are a little more complex to erect, can be punctureed by sharp objects and are colder directly on the ground, plus in incliment weather, water can and does run straight underneath the floor often draining warmth away with it.
For what it's worth, my suggestions. :grin:
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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby stevo. » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:52 pm

itchyvet wrote:My suggestion would be to;
BUY NOTHING ! :


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Re: Looking to buy a Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:07 pm

stevo. wrote:Have you seen the previous pages? It's too late! :***



Itchyvet must be one of your mates Stevo.....does not read all the posts but still forms an opinion and posts just the same.....OMG that means there are 2 of you....how are we going to cope now??
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