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Offline bert56

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ff campers????
« on: August 19, 2021, 09:45:12 PM »
Back again, I still can't find THE right camper. I've been spending my time  looking at mainly second hand MDC ff campers but they seem expensive compared to other brands. Is there something wrong with GIC, Austrack etc. I'm after something easily set up, can handle 100's of km's of corrugations etc. Capable of regular cape trips for 1-2 people. I'm sick of looking, have 15k to spend. Any advise would be useful. No  whingers or knockers please, already had them. I only want my perfect camper.

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Re: ff campers????
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 10:04:34 PM »
Everyone says  I only want my perfect camper.
IMWO - They dont exist...

Then you'll have to build one, but wont get it for 15k

So the ones you've looked at - what was wrong with them?
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Re: ff campers????
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 01:54:47 PM »
There are quite a few Skamper Dingos in the market for about what you are looking to pay. Don’t hear any issues with build quality etc. I had a very good look at its big brother and was very impressed.

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 02:30:08 PM »
Back again, I still can't find THE right camper. I've been spending my time  looking at mainly second hand MDC ff campers but they seem expensive compared to other brands. Is there something wrong with GIC, Austrack etc. I'm after something easily set up, can handle 100's of km's of corrugations etc. Capable of regular cape trips for 1-2 people. I'm sick of looking, have 15k to spend. Any advise would be useful. No  whingers or knockers please, already had them. I only want my perfect camper.

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Years ago I was in Cairns doing the Kuranda rail thing and talking with the bloke who took us to the railway station. I told him we were travelling with a Kimberley Kamper and he said he used to work up at the cape and the only camper trailers that made it up there in one piece were the Kimberleys. That was quite a few years ago and I'm guessing most models on the market have improved since then.
I'm also looking at a replacement for my KK, looking at Stoney Creek and MDC off-road models. I like the forward fold concept, they seem to have more room in the floor area.
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Re: ff campers????
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2021, 01:09:36 AM »
Forward fold, needs to handle 100's km of corrugations and be under $15k? Not sure it exists, I reckon you're not being realistic in your budget, especially in these inflated covid price times.

GIC had a crap reputation a while back, not sure about Austrak.
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Re: ff campers????
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2021, 01:18:32 PM »
Had a Modcon FF [Elyisum], towed it everywhere... Did the Cape in 2012, never had a problem...

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Re: ff campers????
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 08:49:04 PM »
My 2 bobs worth.
Years ago I was in Cairns doing the Kuranda rail thing and talking with the bloke who took us to the railway station. I told him we were travelling with a Kimberley Kamper and he said he used to work up at the cape and the only camper trailers that made it up there in one piece were the Kimberleys. That was quite a few years ago and I'm guessing most models on the market have improved since then.
I'm also looking at a replacement for my KK, looking at Stoney Creek and MDC off-road models. I like the forward fold concept, they seem to have more room in the floor area.
Sadly, I have heard really bad reports about KK recently: they were built here in Ballina: I honestly don't know for a fact that they have moved the manufacturing side of things ..but the company has been sold in recent years, to the detriment of the quality ....I have to stress that I'm only repeating what I have heard....

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2021, 01:40:22 PM »

A quick gumtree search around Brisbane found 5 Modcon forward fold campers for 15-22k
These would suit your needs and are pretty reliable and strong

(Btw SUV in Mackay sell basically the same camper as a guardian, so you may find one close to you second hand)
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