Camper Trailer question

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Camper Trailer question

Postby JM1375 » Fri May 04, 2007 2:10 pm

Ok - not that this is something that I will be doing soon, but I camped next to a family with a camper trailer on my trip, and it looked really great. So I've been looking on the internet (and here) at different camper trailer set ups.

On Ebay I keep seeing camper trailers but without the trailer?? Wouldn't it be better to buy it as an all in one in terms of fit, dust sealing, etc? :?

What do you all think?

Cheers, J.
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Postby Scolers » Fri May 04, 2007 2:48 pm

I'd go for the all in one ... then you have everything in one hit. We went the other way and bought the camper part and got a trailer custom made. I have no issues with it but sometimes I wish I'd purchased a full CT as the bed wont lift up from the trailer once the thing is fully set up. It jsut means we can't really use the trailer for storage when we have set the whole thing up.

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Postby CCC » Fri May 04, 2007 6:30 pm

This is something we have been thinking of as well. I like to think if you get the whole thing together attached etc then you know its right.

On the other hand Clint wants to buy a trailer and fit it himself... reckons it just bolts on :? :shock: ::() and would be cheaper as he knows a suplier

gawd I hope I win this one :***
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Postby Troyk » Fri May 04, 2007 7:08 pm

My suggestion is have a look at every one that you can. You will find they are all different, particulalry on design and quality. For example you will see one with a good quality trailer and a pretty ordinary quality and design tent part, and of course vis versa. That may end up making you decision.

We got ours complete because we were satisfied with both parts.

Another suggestion is work out all the additions and extras you want, even though you will not get them intially, you will be able to install them later without hassle. You know zips for future enclosures, room for the water tank etc.

An upcoming opportunity maybe the Brisbane Camping and Caravan show on the June long Weekend, even though its bit of a drive from Tweed Heads, you will probalby get about 12 or so manufacturers.
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Postby Derek Bullock » Fri May 04, 2007 10:24 pm

Central Coast Campers wrote:This is something we have been thinking of as well. I like to think if you get the whole thing together attached etc then you know its right.

On the other hand Clint wants to buy a trailer and fit it himself... reckons it just bolts on :? :shock: ::() and would be cheaper as he knows a suplier

gawd I hope I win this one :***


I looked long and hard before choosing mine. http://www.aussiecampovencook.com/homeawayfromhome.htm

What I do recall is just about all the manufacturers have a 7X4 trailer and most of them sell the top that you can put on to your own 7X4 trailer. In fact they sell it as a unit.

This is the page for camel who sell the top unit seperately http://www.camelgroup.com.au/product.as ... per%20Tops It's $4250 and comes with the standard 8 foot wide zip on awning. But if you look further the Beachcomber Off Road Unit with trailer and quite a few extras is only $6800 so I reckon it may work out better to buy a complete unit as for an extra just over 2 grand this is what you get standard

Trailer Size: 7ft x 4ft x 500mm Deep

Trailer Sides: Zincanneal profile bent ribbed panels ensuring maximum strength and rust prevention

Trailer Drawbar: Galvanized extended length full chassis, the drawbar is 1600mm long and 3mm thick.

7 Leaf greasable ALKO outback suspension system with heavy duty hangers and rebound springs are standard

Axle: A heavy duty parallel bearing axle with oversize hubs is standard

Painting: The trailer is cleaned and sanded, painted with etch primer and 2 coats hammertone enamel paint

Standard jockey wheel with adjustable clamp for adjustability on uneven ground

Standard ball hitch with locking facility

1 x 4.5kg gas bottle holder

2 x Jerry can holders

Toolbox, sealed seams, large size and lockable with quality OJOP catches and dust sealed

Wind down stabilizer legs complete with crank handle

Side opening tailgate with lockable quality camlock adjustable OJOP catch

Checker plate infills on sides increasing strength and visually enhancing the trailer

Water tank brackets are standard on the trailer, so it is easy to add a water tank post sale

Spare wheel vertically mounted on drawbar The trailer is supplied standard with 15" new Synraysia 6 stud rims and has good quality used tyres

Gas strut assisted lift up deck allows access into trailer from outside when packing

Trapdoor beneath mattress allows access into trailer from inside tent, a gas strut can be added as an extra

Quality rubber seal on the deck and tailgate prevents dust entering the trailer,

Quality 6" queen size high density foam mattress for a good night sleep

Zip on tonneau cover for ease of access and to prevent dust entering the trailer

Quality 10ft full supported quick erecting tent with space to sleep extra people due to smart design

3 great tent colour combinations to choose from, Green, Blue or Maroon

5 x Tent windows with internal window flaps, enabling privacy without having to lower external window awnings

2 x Windows have external window awnings as well as internal window flaps

2 x Magazine pouches next to the bed

1 x Zip enabling power cables to be brought into tent for lighting etc

PVC vinyl floor with PVC sides up the wall x 150mm (facilitates easy cleaning)

Extra roof support in the tent with capability for the tent to be erected within 1 minute 30 seconds (free standing)

Door entry positioned in centre of wall enabling extra sleeping area inside the tent, front wall vertical

8ft wide awning with colour matched gable, makes zipping on an annex easy

Window trims outside all windows with large overlap for zip placement enhances waterproofing in bad weather

Annex provision as standard on the tent enabling an annex to be added easily at a later stage without removing tent from trailer

Brakes are recommended on this trailer and are not included in the above price

The roof canvas is 15oz, walls 12oz Dynaproofed Australian made canvas ensuring maximum strength and durability

Here is what she looks like.

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Postby JM1375 » Sat May 05, 2007 3:29 pm

Wow - I am getting more interested in this camper trailer idea than I thought I would..... :shock:

Oh dear... the tent may be redundant.... :?

Well, I can't afford to do anything right now, but I think I will drive up to Brissy in June for the show and dream a little. 8)
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Postby Cruzin » Sun May 06, 2007 11:12 am

Hi J

You may wish to surf through these 2 sites
One is the URL for the Aust Camper Trailers Group

http://www.campertrailers.org/
(there are stack of directories/links at the top of the page)

The other is the Yahoo Forum for the above group
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/campertrailers/
There are a number of links / directories / how to photos and reviews on buying a CT on the LHS of the page.

They will give you a lot of info before the Briz Vegas Camp show in June (also a reduced version of the show on every Nov)

For your ebay result I would suggest you widen your search engines to something like the following (these are my 5 saved searches, as somebody always uses different terminology)

http://cars.search.ebay.com.au/trailer_ ... RCHQ3aSRCH

Tiny URL is
http://tinyurl.com/2nqgts

http://search.ebay.com.au/camper_W0QQca ... RCHQ3aSRCH

Tiny URL is
http://tinyurl.com/36yrj4


http://cars.search.ebay.com.au/camper_O ... RCHQ3aSRCH

Tiny URL is
http://tinyurl.com/2pq5cm


http://search.ebay.com.au/caravan_W0QQc ... RCHQ3aSRCH

Tiny URL is
http://tinyurl.com/33gv9u


http://sportsgoods.search.ebay.com.au/c ... RCHQ3aSRCH

Tiny URL is
http://tinyurl.com/2pals6

I use the above all sorted by newest add, hopefully it covers everything I'm looking for in CTs and Parts & Accessories and Camping goods

Hope this Helps

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