Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 31 to 55 of 55

Thread: Camper trailers

  1. #31
    Opens ALLMTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Newcastlish
    Posts
    24,074
    Quote Originally Posted by fly510 View Post
    speaking from much personal experience this part is key. Whether you are doing it with a partner or not lengthy setup times will suck the life out of you on a road trip

    we started with a camper trailer (fold out tent) that took 20 - 30mins to setup then went to a pop van which was better at 10 - 15mins to setup but still a pain and ultimately to a van that has a small pop-up roof that takes literally 5seconds to pop and maybe 2 mins to put the legs down and you can sleep.

    1000kg tow limit is a bit of a deal breaker. something to consider is a 7x4 or 7x5 with a 750GVM. that means no brakes and cheap rego. Check out these guys for drawers and pull out kitchens >> https://www.drifta.com.au/ and then buy the tent part separately.
    Yeah, going to see Drifta on Monday as they're only 20 minutes from me.

    Thanks for all the advice
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

  2. #32
    Formerly a stupid_cunt fly510's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sydney, now London
    Posts
    6,074
    yeh drifta stuff is good. Dont let the simplistic look and feel fool you. Their shit works and it lasts.

    we had one of their kitchens and storage boxes in our first setup. we also ordered our thing with an extended drawbar for the bike which also made it easier to reverse.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20140510_143419.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	2.34 MB 
ID:	102919  
    RB26......................Again

  3. #33
    Opens ALLMTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Newcastlish
    Posts
    24,074
    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    That looks like a ripper^^

    What sort of Wrangler do you have Chuck? Maybe something with a better tow capacity etc is worth it for the trip then flip it once you've done the lap.
    Ls2/th400 2 door SWB one, the 4 doors have a 2000kg towing capacity

    Maybe one of these on a rack above a box trailer....

    https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/adv...DPA-1DayClicks
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

  4. #34
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,398
    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Ls2/th400 2 door SWB one, the 4 doors have a 2000kg towing capacity
    Nice, pics?
    Ban low performance drivers not high performance cars

  5. #35
    Registered User bigshipengine.jpg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    8,328
    Is that a recent build / purchase?
    Moar details!

    Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

  6. #36
    Opens ALLMTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Newcastlish
    Posts
    24,074
    Will do a build thread.

    If I get one of those supacentre tents and mount it on a frame above an 8 x 5 trailer, the opened tent could all be on framework. Think that's the way I may go
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

  7. #37
    Registered User bigshipengine.jpg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    8,328
    There was a guy who had that same setup on a trailer next to us at lake conjola last time.
    Just had a frame setup with the rooftop tent on it and had all his gear under it.
    No reason not to use that setup that i can see.
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

  8. #38
    Registered User South's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    777
    Camprite, made in WA, second hand in the 20k region, when you sell you'll maybe even make a profit.

    the old old old ones for sub 20k brand new, they sell for over 20k now!

  9. #39
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Off-road. Also an issue is that my Wrangler can only tow 1 tonne. Looks like we're going to turn an 8 x 5 box trailer into an 8 x 5 x 6 "caravan"
    My camper is 50kg under max weight and tows well, stock springs were crap and didn't last long but.
    Good break controller is pretty important as well
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3176.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	2.54 MB 
ID:	102939  

  10. #40
    Opens ALLMTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Newcastlish
    Posts
    24,074
    That's a nice setup, very similar to what I want. How do you like it all?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

  11. #41
    anyone? MRMOPARMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    downtown chicago
    Posts
    12,985
    Ive got the full supacentre setup on the paj.

    Great for weekends away, but i think you will get a bit sick of packing and unpacking after about 2 weeks. The cover on them is a royal pain in the arse to zip up. Also unless you are on perfectly flat ground, they are a bit weird to sleep in. Probably not so much of a problem if its mounted on a trailer though.

    If it were me (actually it will be in jan 2020 at this stage) id buy something like a viscount aerolight caravan and mod the chassis to lift it up a bit.


    My current setup. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG20170610135729.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	6.86 MB 
ID:	102954
    Quote Originally Posted by Rdyno
    70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripper
    Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

  12. #42
    Registered User landbarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    76

    Camper trailers

    There's a forum called myswag. There are a gazzilion options for preloved family campers.
    Below is an example of a seemingly awesome build.

    GO ANYWHERE OFF ROAD CAMPER WITH THE LOT!
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...2&share_type=t
    Last edited by landbarge; 05-11-17 at 11:10 AM.

  13. #43
    "The bitches, are wet" Sketchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    ruddvegas
    Posts
    10,304
    Quote Originally Posted by psi999 View Post
    Nopics and i picked this one up earlier in the year:

    http://www.marketdirect.com.au/jackson-forward-fold











    Queen size bed & table folds down for a double. 120L pumped water, onboard LPG, 2x 100ah batteries, projector 15a charger & full 12v electrics.

    $15,990 new with full enclosed annex. Legit sub 5 minute setup without annex (walk out portable gazebo is easy enough for a few days and minutes to setup if needed).

    After closely inspecting every camper available locally for the price its a bargain - i cant fault it and im a fussy bastard (Mars came close 2nd - huge bang for buck vs quality also).

    Have added 2x fridges, big arse solar system, LPG hot water shower, 240v inverter, stereo, TV, permanent interior / exterior lighting & pull out shade on the rack - setup to do a week on the beach and tougher than anything we will ever need lol.
    This is the sort of thing I was referencing Chuck. That box trailer thing for $17k is a bag of shit and at least $10k overpriced.

    Jon: great buy mate, was there plenty of available space for the extra stuff you've put in or was it a packaging nightmare?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    80mm of penetration isn't bad, i wish i had that much.
    Quote Originally Posted by schnitzelburger View Post
    My entire working career pretty much consists of suckin dick and takin names.

    Sometimes im too busy to take names.

  14. #44
    Desert Nigga vet 180's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    3,506
    Quote Originally Posted by psi999 View Post
    Nopics and i picked this one up earlier in the year:

    http://www.marketdirect.com.au/jackson-forward-fold











    Queen size bed & table folds down for a double. 120L pumped water, onboard LPG, 2x 100ah batteries, projector 15a charger & full 12v electrics.

    $15,990 new with full enclosed annex. Legit sub 5 minute setup without annex (walk out portable gazebo is easy enough for a few days and minutes to setup if needed).

    After closely inspecting every camper available locally for the price its a bargain - i cant fault it and im a fussy bastard (Mars came close 2nd - huge bang for buck vs quality also).

    Have added 2x fridges, big arse solar system, LPG hot water shower, 240v inverter, stereo, TV, permanent interior / exterior lighting & pull out shade on the rack - setup to do a week on the beach and tougher than anything we will ever need lol.
    This setup is perfect


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by Babalouie View Post
    Geez we're a bunch of softcocks...we have a 911 and we're obsessing over non-functional ducts and indicator colours

  15. #45
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    1,515
    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    Jon: great buy mate, was there plenty of available space for the extra stuff you've put in or was it a packaging nightmare?
    Me?

    I am stoked with mine. Added a 12 volt system, still have loads of storage. Can fit my queen swag in the storage area along with all our clothes, food, etc for a weekend away. Haven't done any longer trips yet, but I am sure we will.

  16. #46
    Opens
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    One street away from Guido's den of sin
    Posts
    24,365
    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    This is the sort of thing I was referencing Chuck. That box trailer thing for $17k is a bag of shit and at least $10k overpriced.

    Jon: great buy mate, was there plenty of available space for the extra stuff you've put in or was it a packaging nightmare?
    Quote Originally Posted by vet 180 View Post
    This setup is perfect
    Cheers blokes. Did a heap of research and these things came out on top for our situation and budget.

    Sketchy: Not sure if you were referring to me or JonWB. But in the case of mine heaps of space for adding in all the extras.

    Not sure if these pics will work but reconfigured battery box (moved the batteries from how it was delivered), 20A MPPT solar inverter, 240V inverter & charge controller display.





    All this type of stuff costs almost nothing to do aftermarket so my advice is buy the most basic camper you can and add all the nice to have stuff as needed.
    Last edited by psi999; 09-11-17 at 12:08 PM.

  17. #47
    "The bitches, are wet" Sketchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    ruddvegas
    Posts
    10,304
    Quote Originally Posted by psi999 View Post
    Cheers blokes. Did a heap of research and these things came out on top for our situation and budget.

    Sketchy: Not sure if you were referring to me or JonWB. But in the case of mine heaps of space for adding in all the extras.

    Not sure if these pics will work but reconfigured battery box (moved the batteries from how it was delivered), 20A MPPT solar inverter, 240V inverter & charge controller display.





    All this type of stuff costs almost nothing to do aftermarket so my advice is buy the most basic camper you can and add all the nice to have stuff as needed.
    Yeah sorry, was directed at you Jon/psi999/notJonWB. I really like the MDC setup but I'm doing exactly what you've recommended and pimping out a basic but proper offroad spec box trailer style camper for next to nothing. With a new canvas, front box, fabbed up rear tyre mounts and some chequerpalte it will look A1 mint and still owe me less than $5k.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    80mm of penetration isn't bad, i wish i had that much.
    Quote Originally Posted by schnitzelburger View Post
    My entire working career pretty much consists of suckin dick and takin names.

    Sometimes im too busy to take names.

  18. #48
    Opens ALLMTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Newcastlish
    Posts
    24,074
    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    Yeah sorry, was directed at you Jon/psi999/notJonWB. I really like the MDC setup but I'm doing exactly what you've recommended and pimping out a basic but proper offroad spec box trailer style camper for next to nothing. With a new canvas, front box, fabbed up rear tyre mounts and some chequerpalte it will look A1 mint and still owe me less than $5k.
    Build thread?

  19. #49
    "The bitches, are wet" Sketchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    ruddvegas
    Posts
    10,304
    There is actually! Forgot all about it, hence haven't updated it since last year.

    http://www.performanceforums.com/for...-kit-out-build

    Will be doing some more on it in the next fortnight or so to adapt the gas shower and a few other things so I'll chuck a few new pics in soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    80mm of penetration isn't bad, i wish i had that much.
    Quote Originally Posted by schnitzelburger View Post
    My entire working career pretty much consists of suckin dick and takin names.

    Sometimes im too busy to take names.

  20. #50
    Bannered takai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    11,275
    So to bring this up again, considering a camper trailer for family holidays now that the kids are getting a little older.

    Given we have a ton of camping stuff already considering a cheapish starter is to get a gal 7x5 trailer and a rooftop tent on a frame to start with. Probably add an awning on one side with sides so that it can act as extra dry space if its raining. Plus cheap Kings drawers for storage and perhaps adapting to a kitchen frame.

    Anyone got build threads on their things?
    Chris
    ------
    The new nugget
    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

  21. #51
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    I built one a few years ago and it was pretty good for one person. I reckon you will struggle with a mrs and a couple of kids.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6513D169-9C66-4519-BB2E-BB5E5852F866.jpeg 
Views:	21 
Size:	213.9 KB 
ID:	111200  
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  22. #52
    Opens blackbart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    The block brudda
    Posts
    4,178
    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post

    Anyone got build threads on their things?
    I just got a cheap toy hauler that I'll do a thread about when I'm properly mobile. Had unexpected surgery last Wednesday and it's fucked me up.
    2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
    2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
    2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
    2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
    2005 WR250
    + 2 trailers and a caravan.
    I finance the RMS

  23. #53
    Probationarily unbanned
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    5
    Posts
    4,160
    I'm eyeballing the Austrack Simpson/SimpsonX 'roof top tent camper trailer'. I was going to build my own because the only things on the market which came close to what I wanted were $40k plus.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	U4055-article-images_CAMPERS-austrack-review_image-5.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	500.5 KB 
ID:	111575

    Anyone got any experience with Austrack generally and/or the simpson in particular?

    http://unsealed4x4.com.au/rooftop-tent-camper-trailer/

    I wish the drawbar had less stuff on it and was shorter/simpler, but it's still worlds better than the distended disasters most manufacturers defecate out when you say the word 'offroad'.
    Don't worry, thats just the self-preservation instinct, in my experience you can safely ignore it.

  24. #54
    PARRA MartyHusseinXF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    vegas
    Posts
    6,224
    Quote Originally Posted by hotgemini View Post
    I'm eyeballing the Austrack Simpson/SimpsonX 'roof top tent camper trailer'. I was going to build my own because the only things on the market which came close to what I wanted were $40k plus.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	U4055-article-images_CAMPERS-austrack-review_image-5.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	500.5 KB 
ID:	111575

    Anyone got any experience with Austrack generally and/or the simpson in particular?

    http://unsealed4x4.com.au/rooftop-tent-camper-trailer/

    I wish the drawbar had less stuff on it and was shorter/simpler, but it's still worlds better than the distended disasters most manufacturers defecate out when you say the word 'offroad'.
    Yeah I just spent a week on Moreton island with one (not mine, in the group) - exceptional value for money, obviously great clearance. You need to be careful how you load them, actually this goes for all of the trailers of this style, they can end up very top heavy / having to avoid any significant angles, I had to slow down a few times when towing it to avoid it rolling over where-as my regular soft floor camper style camper trailer was just able to be bounced over everything.
    Parramatta Eels, 2009 Premiership rightful winners.

  25. #55
    Opens
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    One street away from Guido's den of sin
    Posts
    24,365
    Austrak camper trailers are a really good thing. Pretty spendy for what you get on that one though IMO (Vs traditional rear or forward fold). And as above agreed looks super top heavy for when the water tank is empty.

    Austrak Hybrid caravans, not so. had a good look over their first shipment and quality was woeful at best.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •