Ideal Camper Trailer

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Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby Adam B » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:27 pm

Hello all,

Any ideas or suggestions are really appreciated. I’m looking to buy a camper trailer after saving forever (or at least feels like it :grin: ).

Rentals are ridiculously cheap and we’ve been doing that for a long a time, however, I guess we’re in just that time of our lives when we go camping often enough, that it might be best buying one.

My criteria is:
easy to tow,
attractive look and great quality (trailer and tent)
functional
and affordable

I searched online and found this to be my top pick:
http://www.mycampertrailer.com.au/se...25m2-tent.html

It seems to have all what I need (after adding on some extras) and the descriptions says that it has a full 2 years labor and parts warranty, and it’s important to me due to the price of these things. I can’t build my own camper trailer (don’t have the time and desire at this stage) so the best way is to buy one.

Also if you guys have any ideas or experience with insurance for the trailer, I would appreciate that too, so that I know what I need and what I need to budget for.

Exciting times! LOL
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:39 pm

I could not access that site Adam.....kept getting an error message.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby xmasbaby67 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:16 am

Same here Adam....error message.

We have a Customline camper trailer and can't recommend them highly enough. All Aussie owned & made.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby Adam B » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:24 am

Hi GypsyLady and xmasbaby67,

Oh., try this instead:
http://www.mycampertrailer.com.au/full- ... -tent.html

Do you think it's a wise buy?
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:43 pm

Looks a pretty basic CT Adam....most of what you see are optional extras.

Have you considered buying a pre loved CT first.....they often have many extras included already and for a whole lot less cost.

My first CT was a pre loved and I have to say it was the best move I made. I often wonder if we are really equipped with sufficient knowledge when making our first purchase. If you buy pre loved, you will most likely be talking to the CT owner....not a salesman as such.

If you find it is not suitable, it is usually easier to on sell the less expensive pre loved CT than it is the new one that does not make the grade for one reason or another.

Additionally, if you want to make any mods yourself, you will not be voiding any warranty with a pre loved CT.

Give it some thought.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby Rosco1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:26 am

My thoughts exactly Gypsy...
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:57 pm

Hi Adam......looks OK but I am just a bit miffed by the silver coating they seem to have on the canvas?????? I haven't heard of it before, I have heard of putting a thermal blanket on the roof for heat reduction but they say that inside and out is treated with this stuff, which from memory I can't recall it having a name.....

Also the floor of the tent being zipped and velcroed on???? Our tent floor is sewn in and I personally haven't seen a tent floor zipped in but I have seen an annexe floor zipped in.

I would go and have a look at it to check it all out. The sewing of the tent seams is of real importance and the quality of the canvas and the workmanship on the tent.

They also said something about sock pockets for the rods on one of the roofs and that it would help keep the insects out.....that worries me a little bit....why would they help if there is no hole there....or is there???????

Also I personally dislike any plastic on any windows..... but that's just me.

Good luck with your search and let us know what they are like in the flesh and what your opinion is then....
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:56 pm

xmasbaby67 wrote:Also I personally dislike any plastic on any windows..... but that's just me.



I have to agree....the plastic will break down over time, it will become brittle and crack.

Canvas flaps over fly screens is the better option.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby Adam B » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:13 pm

Thanks guys. You all have been really helpful. Getting those suggestions I’m now on a limbo whether to buy a new or pre-loved camper trailer. :?# Anyhow, I will have to email or call them myself to get answers.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby xmasbaby67 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:02 pm

Good luck Adam

Sometimes you can get a heap more mods with a second hand model too.

Try these sites too for second hand ones for sale;
http://www.campertrailers.org

http://www.myswag.org
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:04 am

xmasbaby67 wrote:
Sometimes you can get a heap more mods with a second hand model too.

Try these sites too for second hand ones for sale;
http://www.campertrailers.org

http://www.myswag.org


My thoughts exactly....good links too supplied by XB.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:02 pm

Don't forget to keep us posted on how it's all going Adam!!!! :cheers

We would all only be too happy to help. :+
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:13 pm

What XB just said Adam....we are keen to hear what you decide as well.
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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby Lockyer » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:36 pm

Adam, one thing that stuck out to me about that CT is it states it's an "off road" model, and from those photo's of it, the clearance between the tyres and mudguards is not even near enough for an "off road".

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Re: Ideal Camper Trailer

Postby Adam B » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:47 pm

G’day how are we all doin' guys?
Weather is really good for some adventures I reckon.

I'm just a rare blip on the radar anymore.
A new plan came along and would have to wait a little longer before purchasing anything.

Thanks for the thoughts Lawrence and thank you Xmasbaby67 for the links., checking the websites now.

I will keep you all posted Gypsylady as soon as I got approval from the real boss (wifey) :lol:
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