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new c/ trailer tips

Postby zx9kawa » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:51 pm

im a noob here :grin:

but what are the golden rules :shock:
so many dilemas so many trailers
not enough money ::()

where do i start

what do i have to have ???
what can i do with out !!!
what should i look for in a trailer

ive actually short listed two trailers
a / a tambo cooper $ 8.000 approx
b / a 7x4 quality camper $ 7300 approx

anybody have any experience with these and or any other related info
more than happy to accept

im after an on road camper
with a reasonable size living area and soft floor
probably with a fly and insect screen side walls
wants toll box / gas ring / stone guard /
although would like some gadetry and electriclal stuff for lighting and general power supply and also fridge waeco

well thats about it to start with :*** :***

were initially going to parks
then we will venture out and camp in the bush and or foreshore
ie no power

thanks for advice
and yeah i really do need it

cheers mick
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Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:37 am

Hi Mick

Here is mine http://www.aussiecampovencook.com/homeawayfromhome.htm It's a Camel Camper. Happy to answer any questions you have.

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Postby zx9kawa » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:14 pm

g day derek

the camel looks like it has all the bells and whistles attached

im also alittle concerned about the tow vehicle
in relation to weight of a packed trailer ???

im looking at upgrading ( vehicle ) after the purchase of my trailer
seems alittle back to front i know
tho thats the path ive chosen

i did like the look of checker plate but weight is to heavy

and can anyone advise on either water tank and or placement of tap and possibly sink or are they more troube than tey are worth

im also interested in securing my waeco fridge in trailer so that i can feel safe leavig it at campsite without woorying some bugger likes it more than me !! any suggestions

and any other general tips greatly appreaciated as im a noob to this
and want to get it as right as possible and you guys have already
done the hard research and development

cheers in advance mick
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Tambo Camper Trailer

Postby chip » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:49 am

Had our Tambo since February 2007. Great people to deal with and the Tambo Cooper is everything we hoped for. Very happy.
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Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:51 pm

What looks like a really good buy on eBay at the moment. Photos look good. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BEACH-COMBER-CAM ... dZViewItem


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Postby Jeeps » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:13 pm

Make sure you focus on your kitchen area for prep, cooking and cleaning duties. The more bench space and better setup you have the more comfortable you'll be. This alone could be the difference between a good trip and an average one. My camp kitchen is massive and can make life so much easier, especially with kids.

My second suggestion is to think about what type of awning/shelter arrangement you want. Your camper can have the nicest bed & sleeping areas but if it rains while you're away you don't want to spend the whole time there :)
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Postby zx9kawa » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:41 pm

thankx jeeps
couldnt agree more the kitchen meals area is vital to get right
and im driving myself crazy to think of the best layout with fridge / stove and food cupboard set up thats easy practical and smart

chip tambo are around the corner from me maybe another visit ??

we are getting alittle closer now
and have narrowed our search to 2

tru blu campers and quality campers in victoria

does anyone have any good / bad expericences
with these brands ?????

tru blu seems to be a better finish overall and use better fittings
while quality campers are very rerasonably priced
and suit our budget

we choose these because we can see exactly what we are getting
although i will check out tambo campers again
to get a further comparrison

cheers mick
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