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Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on September 28, 2011, 05:45:14 PM
Hello fellow Swaggers!

Seeing as there seems to be a fair few happy cub owners on the forum, I thought it would be an idea to start a CUB CLUB thread for the cub owners to congregate. Tell us what you have, what you like (and dislike) about it. Why you bought it. Anything about your Cub. If you have a Cub related Question, feel free to post it here .....

And remember ....  :worthles:

So I will start it off ......

Cheers Chippy :D
(96 Cub Kamparoo, with mods!)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on September 28, 2011, 07:36:56 PM
Great idea
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on September 28, 2011, 07:57:45 PM
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3892/imag00141024x768.jpg)


We recently returned from an extended jaunt to Dubbo
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chrislux on September 28, 2011, 10:00:18 PM
Hello fellow Swaggers!

Seeing as there seems to be a fair few happy cub owners on the forum, I thought it would be an idea to start a CUB CLUB thread for the cub owners to congregate. Tell us what you have, what you like (and dislike) about it. Why you bought it. Anything about your Cub. If you have a Cub related Question, feel free to post it here .....

And remember ....  :worthles:

So I will start it off ......

Cheers Chippy :D
(96 Cub Kamparoo, with mods!)

Heres mine straight off the factory floor. Glad to be a part of the cub family
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on October 02, 2011, 08:01:03 PM
Hi All,

2001 Cub Kamparoo, Weekender with Transcontinental Pack.

Mods:  (I can think of)
Battery & Plugs
Shackle springs & shock absorbers
External water tap
Water tank breather
Twin spare wheel carrier
Triple jerry can carrier
LED lighting
Solar power
Bike Rack
Treg coupling

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8650/sany0014ec.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/sany0014ec.jpg/)

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/1842/sany0010g.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/sany0010g.jpg/)

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: smexon on October 06, 2011, 08:38:49 PM
Hi All,

Thanks to some great advice from a few members re: pricing, I picked it up our 2007 Cub SpaceVan last weekend. Pics to come..

It has the Trans Continental Pack, extended drawbar, basic electric pack. No aftermarket mods yet, keeping busy giving it a good clean as it has some red staining due to a top end trip by the previous owner. Good newsis  its coming up like new, then I can look forward to getting some dirt on it for myself.

I'm thinking of making a stone guard to protect the front end, any chance someone could help with some rough dimensions L x H (position of the bends in the top/btm rail). I do like look of the cub guard and would like to produce something similar.

Also, any idea on covers for the SpaceVan. It will be stored outside so want to give it a little protection from the elements when not in use. Do fitted covers exist or best going for a Jayco type cover for a 10 to 12 foot camper.





Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: awaye on October 09, 2011, 05:08:01 PM
 :D My missus and kids have just got home from a night a way in our newly acquired Cub Supermatic Regal.
we purchased the ct before winter for a song but only this week end were able to have the time to try it out.
It has transcontinental kit fitted along with out door kitchen ,and annex.
It is a 2004 model and has had very Little previous use.
We chose  a camping area not to far from home for the trial run and ended up at  a nice area at Langhorne creek s.a.
The only problems : difficulty in getting the hard floor section level, and the heat output from the spinfo
two burner stove was painfully lacking.
Can any one tell me what lengths the hard floor support legs are as standard as i think these have been modified at some time.
Last but not least  in regards to spinflo stove , is it possible to increase jet size to make the burners burn hotter ?.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: UIZ733 on October 09, 2011, 05:31:24 PM
Bonus points to anyone who can identify the location. ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on October 09, 2011, 05:40:55 PM
The only problems : difficulty in getting the hard floor section level,

Firstly, go to Repco or Supercheap and get yourself a 3 step ramp (yellow plastic), also 2 wedge type chocks, 4 pads (all of these items match) and perhaps a bullseye spirit level.

When we go to a campsite I try and find somewhere reasonable level first. Then I put the spirit level on the drawbar and check for left/right imbalance. Use the 3 step ramp and reverse/tow the CT up onto it until its level. Then I check fore and aft level and wind the jockey wheel until the CT is level, even slightly nose up (I dont like sleeping with my head lower than my feet.

Then the hard floor legs drop down, and sometimes I put a rock or wood under the leg because they can be too short.

Hope this helps
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on October 10, 2011, 05:32:41 PM
Hi,

Here is my Challenger with the Green Cub Escape in tow, heading out after a few days in a Qld National park

See this link for my modifications to my Escape
http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?topic=5195.0 (http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?topic=5195.0)

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on October 10, 2011, 06:39:07 PM
Awaye,

It appears (correct me if I'm wrong) that the floor didnt go down far enough to be level. I find that if I set up with the draw bar uphill (as suggested by Muso) Then I can fully drop the floor to be level and tighten the tent. If the slope is too steep (ie the legs come out to far) then I use some blocks of wood to pack them up a bit.
Practise makes perfect, and I still find at times that I cant get it  "just right".

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: awaye on October 11, 2011, 04:52:27 PM
Chippy
       I think you are right, as when i face the draw bar slightly up hill i had no real issue .
It was on seemingly flat ground when i had most dramas , but as you say some small blocks will help if legs are short
 Thanks all for you advice.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on October 11, 2011, 05:35:04 PM
Hi Awaye,

Our legs are 350mm long, but we also have the off road space van and I think the legs need to be a bit longer for that model.

Do you have the video on setting up the Cub? If not, Cub may be happy to send one put to you if you don't.

I'm surprised you need to face the CT slightly off level to get the feet to sit properly. As Muso has suggested, get some chocks, ramps and pads. Makes life a lot easier.

Trial and error will sort it out for you. 2 years in and we are pretty happy with how we set up, most of the time :laugh:

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: awaye on October 12, 2011, 04:13:40 PM
Thanks estelle , i think you have helped me out once before , i think that i may have got a video of set up up from you in the past , thanks again.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on October 12, 2011, 07:51:55 PM
The CUB CLUB as a consumer of VB do I get direct entry to the CLUB  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on October 12, 2011, 09:27:46 PM
Speewa, you are now the CUB CLUB el presidente. :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on October 13, 2011, 11:10:15 AM
CUB ...not C.U.B.

lol

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: boxxy on October 13, 2011, 10:02:30 PM
Great idea to have this thread, have been searching for something along these lines to look at other set ups and get (steal) some ideas.Wife and I got our Escape off road in April this year. So far I have added twin batteries under the floor, 12volt LED lights inside wired to (wait for it) a remote control switch (wifes little plaything). We have 12v pump to put in for water when I can find where to buy those taps that fold down. The only thing that is a minus in the setup is the lack of space under the annexe but to expand that we have added a Oztrail 3x3 gazebo. anyway here are a couple of photos (hopefully, if I get it right) of our set up and I look forward to keeping an eye on this thread and sharing ideas with everyone.

Happy Cubbing
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on October 13, 2011, 10:12:45 PM
remote control switch for LED LIGHT...TELL ME MORE ...

your setup looks great.......we have a Cub Brumby 2007, have a 2 week trip coming up to SA ....can't wait

I love the quick setup and hard floor.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: boxxy on October 13, 2011, 10:17:38 PM
It started as a joke, picked it up at a caravan and camping show on the Gold Coast, just wires up to your battery and wires from your lights go the other end and a remote much like your car remote turns them on and off and even dims them, which actually is a good feature when getting up in the middle of the night for a wee walk, and not waking up SWMBO
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on October 13, 2011, 11:43:08 PM
.... We have 12v pump to put in for water when I can find where to buy those taps that fold down....
Happy Cubbing


Hi boxxy,

Check this thread: http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?topic=5195.15 (http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?topic=5195.15)
For detail of my CubEscape electric water system.

The fold down tap I got at http://www.biasboating.com.au/p-1461-12-volt-faucet.aspx (http://www.biasboating.com.au/p-1461-12-volt-faucet.aspx)

Works Great
Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: boxxy on October 14, 2011, 08:00:26 PM
Thanks heaps for that Ray - will be able to get stuck into mine now before our two week Xmas escape

Beauty, this thread has worked for me already

Cheers
Boxxy
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on October 16, 2011, 06:54:04 PM
Alright to post in here? Don't own a Cub...yet.

Due to bad back, hips & knees (bullet's sounding better every day  :D  ), have been thinking of moving on from the soft-floor & getting either a Jayco (type) or Cub (type).
Looked at a few of both lately for knowledge purposes, then the other day I was looking through the classifies on here, & came across an old ad for a '04 Supamatic Regal with the Transcontinental Pack.
Got in touch with the bloke & went & checked it out today :)
Results are...deposit left, & hopefully another road trip during the week to pick it up, just waiting for some rego to be put on it :)

So do I qualify to post in here  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on October 16, 2011, 08:19:38 PM
Yes I think you do .........hope it's what you want, I know what you mean re aches and pains. Thats the very thing that drove us to look for our Cub Brumby, have camped rough for 10 years, but the 3 cm bed was just getting too hard !!  Love to see some pics.  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on October 16, 2011, 08:31:35 PM
We're in.  :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on October 23, 2011, 01:03:44 PM
Bweauty, picked our Cub up last Thursday  ;D
Was quite impressed with the way it towed, hardly felt it at all except in 1st gear, but that's more to do with our X-Trail ;)
Plan to use it next w/end when we're off to Nowra to watch Kitty Flanagan, we're going to make it a w/end away.

Been reading everything I can find on here & have now made a 'to-do' list, some good tips thanks guys  :cheers:

One question (to start it off *lol). Has anyone gotten the Swing Away spare wheel holder like on  fabulous's Drover (http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?topic=5261.msg107789#msg107789), & fitted it to their Cub?

Was it hard to do?
Does it work well?
Purchase cost?

Ok, that's 3 questions  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: beigewagon on October 23, 2011, 04:46:48 PM
Hi,

Didnt see this thread start, must have been while we were away travelling.

Here is a pic of our rig on our way accross from Gippsland Vic, to Perth WA.

1990 Subaru Wagon with 1986 Cub-o-matic.

Beigewagon.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on October 24, 2011, 03:00:52 PM
G'Day
Cub Spacematic Offroad, 03/06 build date, I was lucky to see it at the Gold Coast 4wd and Camping show in the February paid a deposit on the spot on the condition we could get delivery in time for our Clarence Gorge camp after Easter that year. Evidently the rep got in trouble for selling his display model, but we are happy with the Cub and it has served us well ( cant afford to replace it if I wanted to anyway)We have taken it to central Australia via Plenty Hwy, West Mc Donnell Ranges Kings Canyon ,Uluraru, Finke Odnadatta, Coba Pedy,William CK, Liegh Ck Arkaroola, Camerons Corner, Tilpa ,Louth, Bourke,Inverell, It is my tent on Scout camps when appropriate (Old enough not to have to camp on the ground anymore if I do not have to) Accomadation for Highland dancing competitions, to name a few things our Cub has done with us, only complaint is override brake WILL be upgraded to electric hydrolic hopfully when tax comes back if Iam lucky, Also find it difficult to get the set up right to close zipper on door and window, only ever achieved this on a couple of occasions, determined to get it right some day.
Grizzly
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on October 24, 2011, 03:42:00 PM
Grizzly,
No matter how hard I try to get the canvas tight, it somehow always looks a wrinkly scruffy thing, bit like its owner according to SWMBO.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on October 27, 2011, 10:17:36 AM
We are currently camping the Eyre Peninsula - weather is ordinary & fish are few and far between.   We are at Coffin Bay - Black Springs camping area - very nice. A Cub question - the long strap that  winds out the camper - does everyone leave it in place overnight ? We have found that because it is often windy it makes a racket if tightened and flaps if a bit loose . We also are having problems re canvas loosening ?? The front window area is now sagging ? We have not learnt the correct way to put up camper as have just bought it second hand . It's a 2007 Kamparoo Brumby . Any help greatly excepted . Is there a link on the net regarding setup ? Other wise we are very happy and comfortable .... If only the fish would bite !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on October 27, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
Hargs, can only reply about the "long strap", as I haven't camped in our...yet :)

I read on here - I forget who it was - mention of the same thing, flapping about.
Their solution was to slacken it off & drop it down the side of the camper. Sounds like a goer to me, so I'll be trying it 1st chance I get :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on October 27, 2011, 12:17:03 PM
The difficulty is getting that strap back over the top of the setup again to pack up ... Can't stand Mr Hargs swearing . Maybe will try a thin bit of wool or cotton to add to the end and leave it over the top of the setup and pull the strap over with that - something like that would not be heard if it was windy ...
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on October 27, 2011, 12:50:46 PM
We undo ours,and slide it to the side.

We carry a broom in the tool box, and are able to but it back over the top when packing up.  Should mention, that you probably have to release the strap to get enough slack in it to get it back over the top.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on October 27, 2011, 01:04:50 PM
Ok ...thanks , could use one of the poles too ! Bit slow ... Or a fishing rod !!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on October 27, 2011, 04:32:53 PM
Fellows
About the long strap on the cub
ows we just leave over the top
Tighten up the winch abit
then put a ocky strap from winch handle to top of stone guard or something solid to keep a bit of tension on the strap
never had a issue
& stop the winch handle from workin loose
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Jon on October 27, 2011, 05:46:48 PM
Unhook it and wind it up, re-run it with cord attached to tennis ball?
Maybe tie up the furry camper first ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on October 28, 2011, 05:39:44 AM
I leave mine alone. I use it as a strong wind early warning system. :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on October 28, 2011, 07:19:02 AM
Like the tennis ball idea ! For some reason that strap and wind have been a major issue ! The rest of the camper in windy conditions was less of a problem
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on November 01, 2011, 08:57:07 AM
Our contribution - I do like the idea of the cub club !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: pajnmaj on November 01, 2011, 11:21:41 AM
Grizzly,

A Tip we were given from cub was when setting up was from the inside of camper, prior to setting inside poles completely zip up the door completely, then set your inside poles up and make canvas tight or as best as. Your door zip should now open and close freely. The trailer and floor area do need to be as level as possible. If the zip never closes and the front window looks saggy with creases all over the canvas then maybe your tent needs resetting.

Hope this helps a bit.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on November 01, 2011, 02:41:27 PM
Hi,

Didnt see this thread start, must have been while we were away travelling.

Here is a pic of our rig on our way accross from Gippsland Vic, to Perth WA.

1990 Subaru Wagon with 1986 Cub-o-matic.

Beigewagon.

Hi Beigewagon,

We ran into you in the car park near the Albany info centre.

You moved forward so we could squeeze in.  Hi.   :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on November 01, 2011, 02:59:36 PM
Grizzly,

If the zip never closes and the front window looks saggy with creases all over the canvas then maybe your tent needs resetting.

Hope this helps a bit.

How does someone go about "resetting" the tent?

Used ours for the 1st time last w/end, had the customary crease across the door that I seem to see on just about every Cub pic I see, but also had both front (drawbar end) corners sagging - as if the roof needed to be propped up.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on November 01, 2011, 04:13:50 PM
Hi Bobrob
Give cub a ring there good to deal with
I have a dvd about resetting the tent i can burn u a copy ---- but have been told by cub that the dvd is not right
my missus sets ows up very quickly , while i down a stubby or 2 lol
she also knows how to reset the tent i will
check with her about the tent later tonite

 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: boxxy on November 01, 2011, 07:49:37 PM
Hi guys and gals
I had the same problem with sagging canvas and because mine was only a couple of months old I rang Cub and asked the question. Result was Ray from Cub in Brisbane met me on a Sunday and came out and showed me how to do it properly and made a couple of minor adjustments while he was at it. Seems I wasn't pushing hard enough when setting up (didn't want to rip the canvas by going too hard) but he said to put in a mighty shove and get the pole extended as far as you can humanly push them and it won't damage any canvas. First up, great advice and secondly great service to come out and do it again on his day off.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: beigewagon on November 02, 2011, 05:03:12 PM
Hi Beigewagon,

We ran into you in the car park near the Albany info centre.

You moved forward so we could squeeze in.  Hi.   :cheers:


Hi Estelle,

Pity I dont have a Myswag sticker or such on the rig. I do vaguely remember that. Obvioulsy the rig is distictive enough to remember.

That was about half way through our trip. We had just replaced both batteries in the car, as the start battery failed a few days earlier, and the Aux had failed overnight. Not too bad, we got about 7 years out of the pair.

Beigewagon.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on November 02, 2011, 06:46:04 PM
Here's our new Spacevan just set up at Nangar NP last weekend  ;D
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6057/6304926703_e1b765a715.jpg)

After the awning blowing away at Patonga we had a gazillion ropes. It was calm, but we weren't taking any chances ;)

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on November 03, 2011, 07:16:35 PM
I have a dvd about resetting the tent i can burn u a copy ---- but have been told by cub that the dvd is not right

 :cheers: sheeds

That's funny, Cub making a video of the wrong way to do it  ;D
Still, I would appreciate you doing me a copy if it's no bother  8)
Doubt I'd be able to train my missus as well as you've trained yours  >:D

Batemans Bay camp show is on this w/end, I've no doubt Cub will be there. I'll hassle 'em live *lol*
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on November 03, 2011, 07:29:29 PM

After the awning blowing away at Patonga we had a gazillion ropes. It was calm, but we weren't taking any chances ;)

Tony

We ran into a couple at Cape LeGrand NP who had extra 'tie down points' sewn into their awning to keep it stable in high winds. They said the extra points helped.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on November 04, 2011, 07:17:06 AM
I'm not sure that there is a DVD these days.  We didn't get one - we were told that it was out dated and they were looking at doing a new one
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on November 04, 2011, 09:35:26 AM
Pajnmaj
Thanks for the idea, will try it out this weekend at Redcliff
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on November 04, 2011, 06:46:16 PM
We ran into a couple at Cape LeGrand NP who had extra 'tie down points' sewn into their awning to keep it stable in high winds. They said the extra points helped.



Yes, it would help in wind, but my fault was that I only used one rope per pole and it was soft ground - hence the use of the two provided...

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on November 05, 2011, 07:04:17 AM
Great tip re closing the door to set up - will try that one. Ours needs reseting as we have some saggieness happening ! At Yambuk last night with the cub - has been a great 2 weeks camping, Coffin Bay , Black water springs camp area a great spot , as was.
Geltwood and that free camp on the beach about 17kms north of Streaky Bay!!!

Work Monday :-[
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: timneva on November 07, 2011, 07:35:19 AM
Yep, we're in for sure.

Here's our cub on the road last month........

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Droverlad on November 07, 2011, 12:42:42 PM
I have a 2008 off road Drover and have made many changers .One of the best was to prop the front two corners of the canvas on the inside with two 1000mm long tent poles (actualy half inch pipe with protective ends) and add a adjustable tent pole with appropriate ends  on both sides from the front tent bow back to the center tent bow. This allows me to push the back tent bow back a bit harder without the center tent bow bending in the middle. Results in a nice stright tent every time and as stated above doors should always be ziped up befor trying to set the tent.I havn't had time to introduce myself but like this site and the idear of the Cub Club maybe we could get together one day and compair campers.

Peter :worthles:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: moseyroc on November 07, 2011, 02:18:38 PM
Hi,

Weve just bought a 2002 CUB Drover. Will replace the lino on the inside of the back of hardfloor & then change BBQ to full slide out kitchen as per new CUB Drovers. I did want to change the 15 inch rims to 16 inch to match our 80 series but have 2 chnces of fitting especially with muddies on. Is anyone aware of a cost effective way around this at all? Currently runs leaf springs & shockies but I'm thinking only way around is to lift it to get the wheels to clear.
Any ideas would be great, its an awesome camper that probably doesn't need the 16inch rims but for ease when travelling outback would prefer 16inch all round.

Cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: UIZ733 on November 07, 2011, 02:51:57 PM
I have a 2008 off road Drover and have made many changers .One of the best was to prop the front two corners of the canvas on the inside with two 1000mm long tent poles (actualy half inch pipe with protective ends) and add a adjustable tent pole with appropriate ends  on both sides from the front tent bow back to the center tent bow. This allows me to push the back tent bow back a bit harder without the center tent bow bending in the middle. Results in a nice stright tent every time and as stated above doors should always be ziped up befor trying to set the tent.I havn't had time to introduce myself but like this site and the idear of the Cub Club maybe we could get together one day and compair campers.

Peter :worthles:
I also would love to see some pictures of this improvement...please.
Regards P
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on November 07, 2011, 04:22:31 PM
Hi Pete and welcome to Myswag and the Cubbers club. :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on November 07, 2011, 07:50:13 PM
I'd posted earlier about the swing away spare wheel holder. Went to the Van/Camp show at Batemans Bay on the weekend, & asked the Cub Rep about 'em. Seems they should be able to be fitted to our '04 - at $800 odd supplied only...think I'll speak to my local engineer  ;)

I have a 2008 off road Drover and have made many changers .One of the best was to prop the front two corners of the canvas on the inside with two 1000mm long tent poles (actualy half inch pipe with protective ends) and add a adjustable tent pole with appropriate ends  on both sides from the front tent bow back to the center tent bow. This allows me to push the back tent bow back a bit harder without the center tent bow bending in the middle. Results in a nice stright tent every time and as stated above doors should always be ziped up befor trying to set the tent.
Peter :worthles:

Another for the pics, looks like you're now obligated to go camping ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on November 07, 2011, 10:15:40 PM
We added wind power to our rig !!!!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on November 08, 2011, 06:20:20 AM
We added wind power to our rig !!!!

(http://myswag.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16657.0;attach=44942;image)


Top mod Hargs  ;D
Get a couple of mice running in a wheel hooked up the the 'prop', & you'll save on fuel as well *lol*
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on November 08, 2011, 08:22:42 AM
Yeh...I thinks I've won " Mod of the month " with that one !!!!  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on November 10, 2011, 09:13:12 AM
.... One of the best was to prop the front two corners of the canvas on the inside with two 1000mm long tent poles (actually half inch pipe with protective ends) and add a adjustable tent pole with appropriate ends  on both sides from the front tent bow back to the center tent bow. ....
Peter

Hi,

I was lucky to windup with a spare set of Cub tent poles, Cub supplied the wrong pole kit when I bought my Cub Escape, Cub later sent me the correct pole kit, and I now have some spares which I have put to use, two of the poles with with velcro on I cut shorter and put a plastic cap on the end and now use in each corner of the bed head to push up the front bow and make the front of the tent tight, It improves the shape of the tent and makes sure there is no sag above the bed head.

Ray 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: mystq on November 10, 2011, 09:22:21 AM
Can that be retro fitted to a Tambo hargs? ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on November 10, 2011, 10:26:45 AM
Hi,

I was lucky to windup with a spare set of Cub tent poles, Cub supplied the wrong pole kit when I bought my Cub Escape, Cub later sent me the correct pole kit, and I now have some spares which I have put to use, two of the poles with with velcro on I cut shorter and put a plastic cap on the end and now use in each corner of the bed head to push up the front bow and make the front of the tent tight, It improves the shape of the tent and makes sure there is no sag above the bed head.

Ray 
I could of done with a spare set. :'(
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Droverlad on November 10, 2011, 12:07:49 PM
Hi All,

After the first time my awning blow over the top of my camper trailer I got rid of the nylon clips and replaced them with eye holes. I just flattend about 50mm each end, rounded off the ends and drilled a hole in each end big enough to go over the thread on the tent poles and they are held down with the wing nuts. I still tie down in heavy winds and it is a bit more fiddle to erect but once up it don't move and I sleep better knowing it will still be there in the morning on windy nights. Older Cub Trailers used the eye holes but I guess the nylon clips were seen to be much more easy. I also found the velcro on the spreaders came off the very first time I packed up my camper. The velcro was just pop riverted into the plastic protective ends and had no strength at all. It was easy for me to fix as I have the tools it just required a small washer on the inside befor riverting. I sent Cub an e-mail at the time but got no reply. I wonder if they are still doing it that way?

Peter
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on November 10, 2011, 01:40:42 PM
Mystq, I can't see why not ............you go for it

Has any cub owers purchased end walls on their own from cub .....if so, how much were they ?
As the Cub Brumby has an extra long awning can you get a short type wall to attach to the awning to trailer bit too ?? near the pull out kitchen ?

 Yes I will ring Cub and ask but I get such great help from here that I thought I'd ask first.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Pat Callinan on November 10, 2011, 03:08:09 PM
Sweet thread.
I don't have a CUB in the shed at the mo, cause the nice folks at CUB like to sling me new models every once in a while... But while we're talkin CUB, here's where I've taken em - without a single breakdown I might add...
Canning, Simmo, Tassie, Tanami, Kakadu, Litchfield, Outback Qld, Corner Country, Blue Mts, Nullarbor, Esperance, Kimberley, Pilbara to Perth. They even hitched a ride on the Ghan and Indian Pacific...
Go the Aussie made campers!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on November 10, 2011, 05:05:49 PM
G/day Pat
Im a cub owner done a few ks without a problem
well said  go aussie made
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on November 10, 2011, 05:44:01 PM

Interesting about CUB. They had a big decision to make. Change production methods (and space restrictions) to increase output to remain  competitive, or possibly go offshore.

Going offshore would probably be the 'easier' route.  They chose to stay in Australia, large/huge financial outlay, larger premises and higher output. They wished to stay totally Australian made and are rightly proud of it (they really are).

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Droverlad on November 10, 2011, 07:06:50 PM
Hi Pat.

What were YOU doing in the Simmo with a trailer? Not good PR. Looking forward to your new TV show.

Peter
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: moseyroc on November 10, 2011, 07:13:18 PM
We love our Cub, but got a quote today to change the slide out BBQ on our 2002 Drover to convert to the current kitchen set-up on new drover, cost was $2390 for kitchen plus $490 for the pantry. Can anyone recommend a supplier/site for the slide out kitchens. We would like to compare quotes as this seems a bit exxy. Theres a heap of space to use & as much as we love the BBQ the full kitchen set-up is for us.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on November 12, 2011, 04:04:16 PM
Mosetroc
If I had to change my kitchen pantry I would set it up similar to the Aussie swag, which has the pantry at the front and the stove sink at the rear and it then swings back against the camper, as our kitchen is in the way to get to the front of the trailer /extra gas fitting etc :cheers:
Grizzly
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: old lux on November 16, 2011, 09:29:54 AM
hi we brought our cub spacevan back in 05 its a off road unit with a inside kitchen. since then we have added 12v power system (100amp deep cycle battery with solar charger and genset back up) 12v water pump and led lights. we removed the 3 way fridge after we had 2 failed on us and now have a 80lt waeco. after nearly 7 years we have only just had the zipper replaced. our van has done many outback trips including some that were never intened to take campers but the cub has never let us down (only the fridge but that not a cub part)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on November 16, 2011, 03:02:40 PM
On a mid year trip from Melbourne to Broome via the Tanami, then along the GGR to Wyndhan and Darwin, then home via Alice and the Finke and Oodnadatta Tracks, the only problem I had was the loss of brakes on the right side.  Upon arriving home I discovered the brake magnets on both sides had self destructed and the right hand one had actually parted company with the lever and 12v wire.  The off road magnets with the nylon bush would probably cope better with the water, dust and corrugations.  Otherwise the Cub performed well (and I pushed it pretty hard).  Cheers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: pajnmaj on November 16, 2011, 03:07:20 PM
Hey Cubbers,

Have a Spacevan 09 offroad and was wondering if anybody has a cover for their cub and what brand it is and where did they source it from. Unfortunately we are not lucky enough to have our cub undercover and would like to source a cover, but have found none accomadate the height of the spacevans.

Cheers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on November 16, 2011, 04:33:05 PM
Hey Cubbers,

Have a Spacevan 09 offroad and was wondering if anybody has a cover for their cub and what brand it is and where did they source it from. Unfortunately we are not lucky enough to have our cub undercover and would like to source a cover, but have found none accomadate the height of the spacevans.

Cheers.

I use a car cover
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 27, 2011, 06:10:41 PM
Grizzly,

A Tip we were given from cub was when setting up was from the inside of camper, prior to setting inside poles completely zip up the door completely, then set your inside poles up and make canvas tight or as best as. Your door zip should now open and close freely. The trailer and floor area do need to be as level as possible. If the zip never closes and the front window looks saggy with creases all over the canvas then maybe your tent needs resetting.

Hope this helps a bit.

We own a 96 Spacematic with Transcontinental Pack, and our CUB has had saggy canvas from the day we received it. No amount of fiddling has been able to resolve the issue.
To make matters worse, when erecting the fly or annex, the spreader poles are supposed to fit onto velcro attached to the campers walls, 99.999999% times after attaching to this velcro, despite trying very hard to ensure it's directly opposite the internal spreader bar, the canvas wall drops and the velcro is beneath the internal bar, thus allowing the annex bar to push on the unsupported canvas wall, thus stressing everything out of shape.
IMHO, a poorly designed feature of CUB.
I would like to see a hole drilled into the internal pole, which the annex spreader bar can be placed into, by attaching an appropiate probe instead of the crappy velcro.
Other alternatives can be a fitting bolted to the internal piping, which would allow annex spreader to lock into, again relieving the canvas walls of any stress.
Seriously considering doing one of the above myself.
Regards the floor, we have never yet managed to get our flip up floor level with the rest of the camper, I strongly suspect to do so, there'd need to be major changes to the hinge system currently utilised. We can live with the slight angle it has, though the material used for the floor is way too thin, and we have delamination occuring with the fibregalls coating on the top of the floor.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 27, 2011, 06:27:54 PM
Mystq, I can't see why not ............you go for it

Has any cub owers purchased end walls on their own from cub .....if so, how much were they ?
As the Cub Brumby has an extra long awning can you get a short type wall to attach to the awning to trailer bit too ?? near the pull out kitchen ?

 Yes I will ring Cub and ask but I get such great help from here that I thought I'd ask first.

We purchased end walls and the fly screening when we bought our camper from CUB. The wall for the kitchen has a window which is neccessary to cook on the stove, this wall also helps heaps trying to cook in windy locations and allows the stove to work better.
To set up the wall though, requires a bit of nifty work, because somehow the cut of the canvas does not fit properly and it can't be sealed effectively all round.
Same goes for the opposite end, with the plastic stuff sown on the bottom, it cannot be sealed with the skirt that's attached to the camper, they just won't meet up effectively, thus ensuring a gap there for cold to get in and possums. This wall would be better if it too had a window. Though I can't recall, if CUB manufacture it with one.
The fly screen wall is OK.
Eventually we had a canvas works make a full wall for us to replace the fly screen in wet weather, thus enclosing the whole annex, the wall as designed with two large windows placed strategicly so you can look out easily in incliment weather from your chair.
The wall had velcro sewn on the top, (a copy of CUB's idea with the screen wall) which proved to be inadequate, as the weight of the canvas wall tore it free, we eventually took it back and had velcro loops sown onto it instead, these went around the front spreader bars taking the weight of the wall, worked excellently. The windows had fly mesh and a canvas flap with zips on both sides to secure it closed. It was also fitted with a canvas door,AND a mesh door, so you can leave it open and just close the mesh.On either side of the door,ploes are used, one the original corner pole and the other an extra new pole to which the canvas wall near the door is attached with velcro straps preventing the wall from plapping about and relieving stress from the door flaps.
All up, the wall cost just under $700  a good deal in anyone's language.
The space with a totaly enclosed annex for a 10 ft Spacematic has to be seen to be believed.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 27, 2011, 06:49:29 PM
In general, we've had our CUB for a few years now, used it thoroughly, despite it not being an of road version, much of our trips have been off road and despite being fitted with CUB's stone guard, I'd have to say most damage has been light and from stones thrown up by the 4BY, damage to plastic piping, wiring(despite being enclosed in tubing)the gas tap to the bayonet fitting was also damaged by stones, nearly fell off, it had come loose from the hammering it received, could probably benfit from better locating to avoid same.
It's come thru with flying colours.
Most of our gripes are minor ones which I would think the factory would pick up and take on thus making their product even better.
I've instaled 12 volt system, together with pressure pump for the sink,(the tap was hard to source but they can be had here, OZVAN Caravan RV and Camper Assessories Online, part no Cah3546-605/005990 single folding tap priced @ $86.24) didn't want the plastic one,power outlets outside for lighting in the annex area and power intake for Solar Panel, the whole runs on a deep cycle battery of 130 AHrs. The water tank had a proper shepards crook over flow fitted, thus the tank fills up fully every time.
I do get tired though, adjusting the brakes,(mechanical, cable activated) can't believe how often this is neccessary.
The tyres that came with the camper, were a disaster causing blowout on a trip, the tyre people wanted to know who fitted them, as the were ILLEGAL, fitted 3 light truck tyres 8 ply, no problems since. I've also had to fit bottoming stoppers, as the larger diameter of the tyres would occasionly cause them to hit the top underside of the mudguards, these stoppers are a solid rubber fitted onto the top of the spring attachment fittings, now instead of the tyre bottoming out, the stoppers do the job.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on November 30, 2011, 08:44:33 PM
Finally got a set of 16 inch rims for the camper to match the Prado, and recycled a set of tyes that came of the Prado last tyre change. now I just need another five rims to complete the plan :cup: :cheers: ;D
Grizzly
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on December 08, 2011, 09:05:18 PM
We look like not worrying about end walls yet.....and will keep on thinking re tropical fly.

We do not live in our camper during the day...and only go north to the hot country in the winter.

But today I have ordered a piece of food grade stainless steel to extend the kitchen of our Cub Brumby.....

by 540mm. This camper has a very small kitchen area even for 2 people.

Very excited. It will now have more room to prepare food and set up stove, as this model does

not have a built in stove. We will attach it with a longish hing and as for legs .????................not sure yet.

Has anyone bought ajustable legs that fold up.............or remove and store else were would be ok.

Thanks in advance. :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on December 09, 2011, 07:54:58 PM
Hi Hargs
A few pics of the kit bench  i made for my cub
your kit may not be the same as mine but you mite get a few ideas
it just sits over some angle which i pop riveted onto my kit
legs i cut down some tent poles
they fold away up under the bench
made a short support pole which just clips on
then it simply folds up we store it under ow bed
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on December 09, 2011, 08:58:23 PM
Current favourite photo..   Just like the CUB add.   :cup:

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on December 10, 2011, 12:18:09 PM
Very nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: UIZ733 on December 27, 2011, 03:37:35 PM
First a small modification to my Brumby. Hope the pictures are self explanatory.
Next problem I would like to solve is to relocate (during transit) the jockey-wheel from the front storage box to the rear-end (back) of the camper. I have a Maco Mule which weighs about 15Kg. If it could be conveniently (safely) be relocated to the rear it would help with weight distribution and reduce ball weight. I have experimented with it up top (just in front of the pole carrier) and this is ok except it has to be lifted up into position and then tied down which a bit of a nuisance.
Regards P
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on December 27, 2011, 09:03:23 PM
What does that pole hold UIZ733?

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: UIZ733 on December 27, 2011, 10:38:10 PM
The poles (one on either side) are to hold up the front window to allow ventilation but not have it rolled up..........and also to support the front my new homemade solar roof. I will explain this by diagram/picture later as I cannot show the "real thing" at the moment. I cannot setup easily at home.
Regards P
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: avotrol on December 28, 2011, 08:42:00 PM
Hi all. Have just come back from our first trip with our 93 Offroad Drifter (the old style wind up with slide out bed ends).
Bought it off Gumtree as a going concern for $1000 with great canvas, rego and some bits and pieces to fix.
Not sure if it was a great, good or average price but seemed alright so I grabbed it. Now looking to do some mods  ;D as have seen some great things done by other swaggers. Cheers, avo.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on January 04, 2012, 08:15:15 PM
Does anyone else have problems with rain and the awning catching water rater than running off? Mine seems to be stretching the canvas so that water now pools at the kitchen end of the awning.

Any fixes out there?

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on January 04, 2012, 09:29:35 PM
Hi all. Have just come back from our first trip with our 93 Offroad Drifter (the old style wind up with slide out bed ends).
Bought it off Gumtree as a going concern for $1000 with great canvas, rego and some bits and pieces to fix.
Not sure if it was a great, good or average price but seemed alright so I grabbed it. Now looking to do some mods  ;D as have seen some great things done by other swaggers. Cheers, avo.

 :worthles: :worthles:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on January 05, 2012, 06:30:36 AM
Does anyone else have problems with rain and the awning catching water rater than running off? Mine seems to be stretching the canvas so that water now pools at the kitchen end of the awning.

Any fixes out there?

Tony

We bought a 3rd pole to go in the middle across the roof, if it's raining, we tend to drop the cnr down a little to ensure the water runs off easier.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on January 06, 2012, 06:47:29 AM
We have bought a 2010 Cub Supamatic Off Road and I was hoping that I would be showing you all after we have just had three nights away on Tasmania's west coast, but unfortunatly I had a bit of an accident while packing it up the last morning. While winding it closed and talking, big mistake, didn't realise that I had not dropped the bar above the door and it has twisted/ bent the bar that goes across the end of the camper. I know  :worthles: but have not taken a picture as of yet as I am so dark on myself.

Just need to work out now what to do. Can I claim insurance or do I need to talk to Cub to see what can be done. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on January 06, 2012, 09:03:55 AM
VKprado
You are not the first and will not be the last to be caught by this with a Cub camper, I have done the same thing a couple of time's but was lucky that I felt something wrong each time and stopped before major damage was done, though I have had to build a new clamp that conects the end frame to the centre pole because I did not tighten the screw allowing the clamp to rotate on the centre pole and come out looking like abstract scupture. I think you may have to get a new pole to fix your problem , try realy hard to find an after market pole as Cub charge like wounded bulls for all their parts( I got a new winch from Cub a month later found the supplier and could have got it for half what Cub charged) ??? ??? ???, not impressed
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on January 06, 2012, 01:21:15 PM
Just rang Cub and talked to John in the service department. He explained how to get the bent pole out and it all made sense to me  :cheers:. Yes a new pole is $95 but it is bent to two diffenrent offsets so happy pay that.
Am a much ahppier person now, no longer getting around like a bear with a sore head.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: avotrol on January 06, 2012, 02:57:35 PM
Hargs, will post pictures soon  :angel:. At the moment the Drifter is set up in the garage where we are planning its mods, so its a bit hard to take photos. Was so stuffed from working all year that when we took it away I didnt take any photos at the campsite, hell I didnt even go fishing (and we were right at the beach). The only thing I had energy for was to get up fron the camp chair on a regular basis to replenish the empty cans of Dr Jack  >:D. Cheers, avo.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on January 06, 2012, 09:41:20 PM
We bought a 3rd pole to go in the middle across the roof, if it's raining, we tend to drop the cnr down a little to ensure the water runs off easier.

Hmm, I assume you bought a pole that clips onto the others at both ends. Where did you source it from?

Now I've fixed the fridge ventilation I'm going to fit a tarp over the entire roof, incl the awning. I'll need to get some extra poles anyway. The main reason is that after seasoning about 9 times and being in the rain about 3 times the roof seams still leak. I'm getting a bit sick of waking in the middle of the night with water dripping on my head.  >:( The added bonus is that it will keep the roof cleaner from bird cr@p and the like as well as possibly assisting the temperatures.

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on January 07, 2012, 06:03:55 AM
Just rang Cub and talked to John in the service department. He explained how to get the bent pole out and it all made sense to me  :cheers:. Yes a new pole is $95 but it is bent to two diffenrent offsets so happy pay that.
Am a much ahppier person now, no longer getting around like a bear with a sore head.

We too have a slight bend in one of our centre bars in the Brumby...............just stopped winding in time !!!!  Glad to hear it's one pole only and able to be fixed without going into hostital, so to speak.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on January 08, 2012, 07:09:28 AM
We too have a slight bend in one of our centre bars in the Brumby...............just stopped winding in time !!!!  Glad to hear it's one pole only and able to be fixed without going into hostital, so to speak.

Your telling me! All I could see was a trip for the camper to Sydney to get fixed. But after talking to Cub and them explianing how to get the pole out, all should hopefully be good once the new one arrives  ;D.
The way the end pole is in place it looked like it had been sewn in but they say it will slid out so time will tell.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: beigewagon on January 08, 2012, 08:29:11 AM
Your telling me! All I could see was a trip for the camper to Sydney to get fixed. But after talking to Cub and them explianing how to get the pole out, all should hopefully be good once the new one arrives  ;D.
The way the end pole is in place it looked like it had been sewn in but they say it will slid out so time will tell.

I hadnt considered that as a possible issue. We have a 1986 Cub, and all the poles still connect at the base where they pivot from. Only downside is that the left rear pole is close to the door, and I have to duck as I come in. I think I wil be keeping my old Cub a bit longer yet.

Beigewagon.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on January 08, 2012, 02:56:31 PM
Cub to the high country for me.   Two trips in a year - must be a good year...

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Huge fun and no problems...   ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gee-you1 on January 08, 2012, 05:29:14 PM
Hi all,

Sold my Jayco and bought a Brumby.

Would you consider taking it across the Simpson, behind a 3.0 Crd Patrol?
I have tents as well, but want a few more extras.
Going with other 4wds as well.

Cheers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: lockyer on January 09, 2012, 08:21:31 AM
Hi

Here is the old girl, I repainted her approx 8 years ago, and we put a new canvas top on her 5 years ago and last year I strip the interior and made a raised bed with storage underneath.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on January 10, 2012, 06:07:29 AM
Cub to the high country for me.   Two trips in a year - must be a good year...

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Huge fun and no problems...   ;D



Great pic's   !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on January 10, 2012, 06:11:46 AM
looks still in great nic Lockyer...............................................


Sending lots of energy up your way at this time ............being 1 year on.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on January 14, 2012, 10:10:47 PM

Great pic's   !!!!!!!!

Thanks, I have about 300 pictures all up.   

It was great to get away and have fun and the scenery up there is so beautiful....   :cup:

I am plotting with mates for another run next year...
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Pathfinding on January 20, 2012, 01:28:17 PM
Hi all,
My wife & I are considering a Spacevan for our new camper. My wife wants the comfort but I'm worried about the "off-road-ability" of the Spacevan.  The new camper would need to be able to follow our 4WD across the top of WA.  We want to head to all the usual suspects; GRR, Cape Leveque, Mitchell Plateau, Bungle Bungles, etc.
So how does the Spacevan fair when it comes to rocky off-road, sand, etc?  I see a lots of Spacematics here but we're specifically after experiences with Spacevans for now.

Cheers
Ben
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on January 20, 2012, 07:42:07 PM
Ben,
I own a CUB SPACEMATIC which is no 5 years old, It is NOT an offroad Ct, but I have no complaints of it in that regard.
I did a trip last year to Karajini via the Meeka Rd, (boring) at Newman we left the bitumen and from then on it was rocks, rocks and more rocks.
Many vehicles were passed with blow outs or flats. The Cub was fitted with light truck tyres (8ply) and not a problem with them throughout the trip.
The stone guard copped a hammering though, and if I did it again, I'd fit something to the Towing vehicle to reduce the stones thrown at the CT.
Regards the stone guard on the camper, it's a CUB supplied and fitted and the plastic mesh is held on with electrical ties, which were to put it simply, demolished and needed replacing every day nearly. I went thru three packs of a 100 each. LOL.
The lpg tap and bayonet fitting also copped their fair share, and the tap nearly losy the red part coming loose from the hammering it received.
There are some stone chips on the paint work, only a close scrutiny would reveal, but IMHO for an non off road ct it came thru with flying colours.
Preparation is what it's all about, and if you prepare it well and keep an eye on your speed, the damage will be minimal if any at all.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on January 20, 2012, 07:51:05 PM
Hmm, I assume you bought a pole that clips onto the others at both ends. Where did you source it from?

Now I've fixed the fridge ventilation I'm going to fit a tarp over the entire roof, incl the awning. I'll need to get some extra poles anyway. The main reason is that after seasoning about 9 times and being in the rain about 3 times the roof seams still leak. I'm getting a bit sick of waking in the middle of the night with water dripping on my head.  >:( The added bonus is that it will keep the roof cleaner from bird cr@p and the like as well as possibly assisting the temperatures.

Tony

Tony, get yourself some waterproofing material from any good camping store, brush it in thoroughly into the stitching ensuring it goes all the way thru, then even though you may still see light through the holes, water will no longer come thru.
Alternatively, you can get a candle and rub it over the stitching working the wax into same, do this on a warm or hot day, outcome will be the same as painting water proof stuff on.
I also use a tarp as a fly over everything, this also helps to keep things absolutely dry, and avoids Possum piddle and droppings staining things, which are a hell of a job to try to remove.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on January 21, 2012, 06:27:37 AM
We have taken our Off Road Spacevan across some roughish roads and it survived without any problems. As Itchvet has said, get some form of stone guard for the rear of the tug as well. We get the occassional light 'ping' off the back window, but no chips or scratches on the tug's paintwork.

The track for the Mitsi is very close to that of the Spacevan. Haven't tried it over soft deep sand. Dry River beds no problem.

You just need to watch the top of the Spacevan as it is fairly high (higher than the Paj). When it goes through a ditch following the tug, it can get quite a tilt up (nearby trees).

It has a higher ground clearance than the Paj (std) as well.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: adrianjt on February 03, 2012, 09:58:57 AM
dear all

new to forum, gday

mum & dad have 4 kids (11,9,7,5yo)

we like camping & touring but setting up (esp big old canvas tent) and packing up is arduous. at the moment we dont have the cash for a nice poptop (semi) offroad caravan, & not sure we want such a big lump in tow either. so looking at campervans, did alot of this as kid. most people dont seem to cook in them (prepare food tho), dont really want to be inside anyway, an old but refurb'd offroad cub drifter we are looking at seem to be simple & ticks the boxes, but how does it compare with something more upmarket like a goldstream or even a jayco? they seem a bit bigger, nicer, but... for x3, x4 or x5 price, is that buying any huge improvements? would really appreciate advice

also are there any mods/faults/things to look out for/consider in the the old drifter range? am considering an oztent rv for awning & extra room

thanks in advance
adrian
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on February 03, 2012, 11:55:44 AM
Trying to post some pics of our Cub, will keep trying if I don't succed this time (not to good with computors)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on February 03, 2012, 12:08:09 PM
HEY IT WORKED !!!!! Now when it stops raining I can take some pics of the camper (should have been camping up the North Coast this week,lucky we stayed at home as we would have been washed away). One (pic) is of the hand over at the new factory and 2nd is in the yard after I fitted my own fridge box (to fit 80lt Waco) on extended drawbar. Its a Spacematic Drover (no internal fridge, just poti cupboard on one side and drawers on the other and space left at end of bed for eze of getting out. As said above will post more pics when able.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 04, 2012, 09:06:15 AM
Looks good, thats one big coffin box on the front. Keep us updated on the mods

GG
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on February 05, 2012, 09:26:14 PM
Too clean just startin  :P
Next w/end, no matter what, you need to take it out for a photo-shoot camp  :)

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A request from you Cub owners with a Nth/Sth bed set up.

Next time you have yours open, could you take some pics & measurements of the bed frame please?
What's the frame made of?
And what type of timber is being used under the mattress?

No hurry, just a thought brewing  :laugh:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on February 06, 2012, 05:41:30 AM
Howdy BobnRob.

Our cub has 2 single beds (if your interested) and will have the measurements this w/end.  We got the two single bed version because we are older (60's) and any nocturnal ablutions can happen without disturbing the other. Also, I like to sleep on my own :angel: (Excuse the mess, but the housemaid turned up late..........have to sack her)

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on February 06, 2012, 05:57:17 AM
Thanks Muso, we've got the singles as well.
Lots of positives to the singles I know, most importantly those you've already mentioned, but I'm wanting to have permanent storage space. As it stands at the moment, the storage tubs we use get moved to a corner or outside when we set up, I want to be able to leave them permanently 'outa site' :) hence the thinking of making up a frame for double/queen bed

Appreciate your offer just the same  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on February 06, 2012, 05:25:58 PM
Cub Clubbers
I am looking for a suitable brake caliper to retro fit to the Alco disc brakes on the spacematic offroad to convert them from over ride to hydrolic has anyone found anything that would suit and could I be guided to where to get them, I looked into the system Kimberly Kampers use but their calipers are too small, ( which speakes well for the size of the disc on the cub)
Any help greatly appreciated
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Muso on February 06, 2012, 06:20:13 PM
Thanks Muso, we've got the singles as well.
Lots of positives to the singles I know, most importantly those you've already mentioned, but I'm wanting to have permanent storage space. As it stands at the moment, the storage tubs we use get moved to a corner or outside when we set up, I want to be able to leave them permanently 'outa site' :) hence the thinking of making up a frame for double/queen bed

Appreciate your offer just the same  :cheers:

Eventually I intend to put a storage drawer opposite the kitchen sink drawer (on the drivers side). This will be to store pots, pans, axe etc.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on February 06, 2012, 07:27:54 PM
A request from you Cub owners with a Nth/Sth bed set up.

Next time you have yours open, could you take some pics & measurements of the bed frame please?
What's the frame made of?
And what type of timber is being used under the mattress?

No hurry, just a thought brewing  :laugh:
I took some pics of the Supamatic Snow Cave's underbed area and framing when I had it apart. The length of the bed is the same as the single beds. You can see where the frame comes up just short of the fridge.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on February 07, 2012, 08:52:22 AM
Thanks Snow, that gives me the visual foundation  :cheers:
I'm reckon 12mm structual ply should do the base board just fine :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on February 07, 2012, 11:22:16 AM
Note though, where the cross brace goes under the bed board, it is 25mm lower than the side longitudinal supports (note where the gas struts are fitted). This allows the 12mm ply bed base to sag in the middle. We got jack of that and I fitted a piece of inch square on top of the brace to bring the centre of the bed level with the sides.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on February 08, 2012, 07:57:17 PM
Hey
           Some pics of our C/T down at Wombean Caves (had problems with camera, not all were saved)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on February 08, 2012, 08:02:12 PM
Had a problem uploading all pics trying again !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on February 09, 2012, 12:18:10 PM
Cub Clubbers
I am looking for a suitable brake caliper to retro fit to the Alco disc brakes on the spacematic offroad to convert them from over ride to hydrolic has anyone found anything that would suit and could I be guided to where to get them, I looked into the system Kimberly Kampers use but their calipers are too small, ( which speakes well for the size of the disc on the cub)
Any help greatly appreciated
Grizzly  :cheers:


Just had a quick look at the ALKO web site and they do a hydrulic brake set up http://www.alko.com.au/uploads/2008/12/AL-KO_HydraulicDiscBrake_Brochure.pdf (http://www.alko.com.au/uploads/2008/12/AL-KO_HydraulicDiscBrake_Brochure.pdf) so that might be of help.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on February 09, 2012, 12:23:36 PM
Just wondering, those that have a set of Cub stone flaps on the front of there camper, just how low do they hang  ???? Am just about to move my stone guard back towards the camper and wanted to fit a set of flaps on but was unsure just how low they should really hang (just doesn't seem right to ask that somehow).
The genuine Cub ones look to be about the right size so any info on them would be good.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on February 09, 2012, 08:48:40 PM
VKPrado
That is an excellent link, for some reason I was put off looking at ALKO I think the local agent told me they did not have a hydraulic option so I moved on , however this is just the help I was looking for top marks  :cup: :cup: :cup: ;D ;D ;D now to cost it and get funds from the minister of war and finance,( where the work really begins  ;D ;D)
Grizzly  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GeoffA on February 10, 2012, 06:12:48 AM
now to cost it and get funds from the minister of war and finance,( where the work really begins  ;D ;D)
Grizzly  :cheers: :cheers:

Sometimes..... it's easier to beg forgiveness, than ask permission....... ;D ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on February 10, 2012, 08:01:00 AM
Grizzly I would be interested in what you find out. Whether it can be done. With the issues I am having with setting up my cable brakes it might be an option to go hydraulic. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on February 10, 2012, 06:32:44 PM
Hi VKPrado,
                 Just measured my mudflaps. They measure 770 wide X 260 high and they hang off the stone guard
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: adrianjt on February 10, 2012, 09:36:58 PM
dear all, gday!

new member with refurb'd 78 drifter 6 offroad (woohoo)

thru some stroke of good fortune (doesnt require annual pink slip) it was originally rego'd as the non offroad version, thus rego papers read 410 tare

it has 6 leafspring suspension (no dampeners),  would anyone know what is the gvm? /aggregate mass (ie how much can i safely load up the leafsprings?)


thanks in advance
adrianjt

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on February 12, 2012, 07:52:25 PM
G'day Just Startin,
                            Thanks for those measurements  :cup:. I take it the flaps are just bolted straight through the stone guard frame? Good looking set up you have also  8).
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gee-you1 on February 13, 2012, 09:11:26 AM
Hi All,

Anyone added rear recovery points to their Cub?
Where and how?

Cheers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on February 13, 2012, 09:41:48 AM
Hi All,

Anyone added rear recovery points to their Cub?
Where and how?

Cheers.

In the process of it ...will take some pics when Im done ...
Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on February 13, 2012, 06:47:20 PM
Hi all Cub Clubbers
             Here a few more pics of my Camper at Kiama over the wk/end
 I have fitted matching steel wheels to the camper so they match my Pajero. I have D694 Duellers on steel wheels for outback travel and the highway tyres fitted to the alloys for around town use also copied Snow's solar exhaust/vent on the fridge/spare's box also fitted to the camper roof rack some aluminium screen door mesh to hold and tie down smaller items.
      And for Gee-You 1  before last trip I welded a U bolt to chasie ( temp) so I could remove trailer if stuck. I will improve on this before next trip.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on February 14, 2012, 05:06:13 PM
VKPrado
Just got a quote in from Trailer Spares Direct for a kit that includes PBR brake callipers braided hydrolic lines Hydrastar brake actuator and a Prodigy 3 controller for $1700 give or take a few dollars, Hydrastar has a two year warranty which you do not get locally if you buy direct from USA
 The price I got from the net direct from USA was $635 locally supplied is $900
I have placed a requisition with the Minister of War and Finance and it has been given aooroval after some major dental work and possibly a new oven  ( if the Lofra people let us down on warrenty) ??? ???
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Craig and Jen on February 14, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
Hi CUB Swagers,

I thought we would join the CUB CLUB untill our baby is sold
Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: ozbogwam on March 17, 2012, 09:12:15 PM
Not a Cub owner, yet. Have a couple of questions if I may.

I need to be able to fit a bunk bed in the hard floor area is this possible in any of the offroad models?

Can you fit an innerspring mattress or will that be too tall for the fold over?

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on March 17, 2012, 09:19:08 PM
I cant speak for any one else, but a bunk would be a VERY tight fit in our hardfloor. Other models may have more space. We replaced our foam mattress with an inner spring. No problems with fit ...

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on March 17, 2012, 09:28:02 PM
We still have the foam mattress ....its ok.

X 2 for fitting a bunk in our Cub Brumby Kamparoo. Maybe be do able ......................but would need to be very short.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on March 17, 2012, 09:33:39 PM

I need to be able to fit a bunk bed in the hard floor area is this possible in any of the offroad models?

Can you fit an innerspring mattress or will that be too tall for the fold over?

The Space Van offroad is supposed to be able to fit a bunk bed on the hard floor area. They have/had them in the Sydney showroom. It is 6' wide.

The Spacevan can handle inspring mattresses (we have the single beds). Heaps of room. Other models may.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: timneva on March 18, 2012, 09:50:36 AM
We've got a cub escape and a set of camp bunks for the kids which fit in easy on the hard floor area. We generally only use them when we're stopped for a week or so as they take a bit of time to set up.

Cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on March 19, 2012, 06:48:57 AM
I've seen the bunk beds on display in Melb on a Spacematic from memory.  Yes they would be small, but I would think it would suit small children.  If the kids are getting too big - time for them to stay in a tent or  a swag.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on June 17, 2012, 08:37:20 AM
Hi all
Cant wait to join the Cub Club we are waiting for delivery of our New Cub Supamatic Escape Off Road it is due the middle of August so not too long to go now.
Once we have got it i will post some pictures for all to see.
We have added a few options:
Twin 4kg gas bottles
Twin Jerry can holders
Largest box they offer on the front (didn't go the fridge box as our fridge wouldn't fit)
Tropical Roof
Deluxe Awning
Full Set of canvas walls for awning
Standard slide out kitchen
Slide out Pantry
12V Battery set up with charger and inverter
One storage cupboard at end of bed
Lockable water filler
Pole carrier
12v pump and tap
As i said cant wait to take delivery.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 18, 2012, 09:56:02 AM
In the process of it ...will take some pics when Im done ...
Cheers Chippy :D

Hey chippy, did you ever fit the recovery points? Would love to see pics of what you ended up doing.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on June 18, 2012, 10:42:06 AM
Hey chippy, did you ever fit the recovery points? Would love to see pics of what you ended up doing.

Funny you should mention it mate. I had a clean up of the shed on the weekend and found the recovery points buried under stuff on my bench. Will have to pull my finger out and get it done. Im also contemplating a rear tyre carrier ...it is quite an engineering task!

Will take some phortos when it is done.

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on June 18, 2012, 07:50:02 PM
Welcome to the Cub Club corynmelnkids hope you enjoy your new baby, we are currently setting our spacematic Drover up for a trip to the Flinders & Innaminka in August " Love that Cub"
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on June 18, 2012, 09:30:50 PM
I'm in. 2010 Kamperoo Brumby. Couple of mods, lined fridge box and vents in door, couple of extra checker plate storage boxes with tie down points, roller on box lid for strap(now 50mm).
(http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/21154-1/2010_1023brumby2+_640x480_.JPG)
ready to leave showroom

(http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/21166-1/2010_1023brumby8+_640x480_.JPG)
just home

(http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/21176-1/2010_1023brumby13+_640x480_.JPG)
first setup at home.

(http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/21795-1/2010_1128cub-maiden-voyage0006+_640x480_.JPG)
maiden voyage including 128mm of rain

Cheers Shane
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on June 19, 2012, 07:22:17 AM
Gee that much rain was a good test. Looks so new !!! Ours is a 2007 model, and is now in the shed till the end of August !!

Its so cold here at this time of year, both of us are now working on getting 6 weeks of next year and going north in July.............can't handle the Snowy Mt's in winter !!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on June 19, 2012, 09:33:51 AM
Hi Hargs, that much rain was a test that showed a few seam leaks but they have since seal up nicely. SWMBO was not impressed with that much rain and wanted to go home but I persisted and we stayed for 4 days if memory serves.
The Brumby doesn't look quite that new anymore, it lives in the back yard uncovered. I am looking forward to getting some time off for a trip North at some stage myself.

Cheers Shane
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 19, 2012, 10:15:41 AM
wow, shiny shiny, poppasmurf. Did you buy it new and these are old photos or did you buy secondhand? Mine is 2.5 yrs old and has a bit of bush pin striping down the sides and red dust and mud in various spots, mostly camouflaged by the baby poo brown panelling  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on June 20, 2012, 10:00:05 PM
Hi Hargs, that much rain was a test that showed a few seam leaks but they have since seal up nicely. SWMBO was not impressed with that much rain and wanted to go home but I persisted and we stayed for 4 days if memory serves.
The Brumby doesn't look quite that new anymore, it lives in the back yard uncovered. I am looking forward to getting some time off for a trip North at some stage myself.

Cheers Shane

Uncovered, UNCOVERED, a Cub UNCOVERED.....build a shed over it right now !!! The king must have a palace !!!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on June 21, 2012, 07:56:37 AM
Hi Riguez, yep bought her new in 2010, and the pics are from then, I also have the bush pinstriping now. No mud though, I generally drop the family at home and go to the car wash to get rid of any mud/dust before I put her away.

Hargs, if I built yet another shed in the yard then I wouldnt have any yard left. My theory is it is meant for outdoor use so it lives like that. That and the fact it took me about 3-4 years to convince SWMBO to let me build a permanent observatory for my telescope gear.

Cheers Shane
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 21, 2012, 09:24:44 AM
Hi Riguez, yep bought her new in 2010, and the pics are from then, I also have the bush pinstriping now. No mud though, I generally drop the family at home and go to the car wash to get rid of any mud/dust before I put her away.

Hargs, if I built yet another shed in the yard then I wouldnt have any yard left. My theory is it is meant for outdoor use so it lives like that. That and the fact it took me about 3-4 years to convince SWMBO to let me build a permanent observatory for my telescope gear.

Cheers Shane

Mine's uncovered too  :-[ :-[ :-[ - dont have access to my backyard as a previous house owner put a shed too close to house, so there's no room to fit through dammit. What kind of person does that???? Everytime I think of doing something about it I cringe at the amount of doubling handling involved (move the vege patch, move the chook shed, build new shed, move everything from old shed to new, tear down old shed, rebuild old shed etc etc) and shelve the idea.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: AndrewANDElise on July 24, 2012, 07:54:49 PM
Hi,
My wife and I just purchased a second hand Cub Drifter, the rego says 1983.  :D
It has had the old frame cut at the extremes and welded onto a new trailer. Great ground clearance and we are looking forward to starting our adventures.

I have an issue at the moment, in that the canvas has come apart from the fibreglass roof. The previous owner had the canvas repaired and I am don't know whether the wood is the correct securing mechanism for the fibreglass. I have added 2 photos around the door/roof point  ???

Is there anyone who can either confirm or deny that this is the right setup. I want to make sure it is right otherwise it is going to be embarrasing if it falls to bits on the way to Uluru in September.
:cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: moseyroc on July 25, 2012, 09:05:21 PM
We have a 2002 Drover Supamatic - we've recently lifted it and now we are planning to fit caravan legs in lieu of the slide out legs.  Planning to get new chequerer plating, automotive seals and we also want to get a bigger front storage box - but need ideas.  We want to be able to access it from the top - most of what we've seen holds a fridge on a slide (have one in the car already + a fridge inside camper).  Just need ideas on placement of everything else - spare tyre, jerry cans, gas bottles, stone guard & battery.

Trying to post pics, but they're too big!! 

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on July 26, 2012, 07:52:17 PM
Uncovered, UNCOVERED, a Cub UNCOVERED.....build a shed over it right now !!! The king must have a palace !!!

Well Hargs, I took this comment to heart and am half way through building a CUB port.  Some may view it simply as a carport, but it serves a greater purpose...

Concrete slab is in place, now to get the cover.

 ;D

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on July 31, 2012, 10:56:14 PM
Time to upgrade the cub a bit..

Led Tail Lights, piss off the Scotch Locks and fix the curtains..

I used shrink wrap on the curtains...
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: MDS69 on August 01, 2012, 08:06:41 AM
Hi,
My wife and I just purchased a second hand Cub Drifter, the rego says 1983.  :D
It has had the old frame cut at the extremes and welded onto a new trailer. Great ground clearance and we are looking forward to starting our adventures.

I have an issue at the moment, in that the canvas has come apart from the fibreglass roof. The previous owner had the canvas repaired and I am don't know whether the wood is the correct securing mechanism for the fibreglass. I have added 2 photos around the door/roof point  ???

Is there anyone who can either confirm or deny that this is the right setup. I want to make sure it is right otherwise it is going to be embarrasing if it falls to bits on the way to Uluru in September.
:cheers:

Give Cub a call. I am sure they can answer your questions and probably would be chuffed to see an old girl still around.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on August 01, 2012, 11:57:46 AM
23 Days to go but i am not counting  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: avotrol on August 03, 2012, 12:12:17 PM
Give Cub a call. I am sure they can answer your questions and probably would be chuffed to see an old girl still around.

Dont count on it. I called Cub in Sydney for parts for our 93 Drifter, the little wheels for the bed slides and parts for the wind up system.
Their responce: " we dont make that model any more so we cant help you. Call a caravan repairer". WHAT?????  >:(  When I asked why dont they keep parts to help Cub owners, as thats what good manufacturers do, the woman hung up! So much for standing by your product and providing ongoing after sales service. So if I had a current model (which now seems unlikely after that treatment) I would be stocking up on any bits you think might need replacing in the future as you might find yourself having to search the internet and ending up adapting something from Bunnings like we did.

AndrewANDElise, as the wind up mechanism is not working I cant look to see if our canvas is the same as yours. Am looking at some other way of lifting the roof so will be awhile before I can see. Am happy to get back to you when I sort it out if thats any help.  :cheers: avo
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: AndrewANDElise on August 03, 2012, 12:36:43 PM
Thanks Avotrol,
We had just as much success, got two numbers of repairers to ring. Tend to agree with you, I would have loved a bit of history on the old girl, maybe a scanned copy of a brochure or something.
Anyhow
When you lift the lid we would appreciate the results from your expedition. Am also curious on how your winder works. Ours is a manual lift each end until the uprights are vertical, then lock them up with pins
Thanks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: avotrol on August 05, 2012, 06:25:04 PM
Hi AndrewAndElise, yes its a pity about Cubs attitude and lack of interest in their older products  >:( :'(- good for caravan repairers though! Our Drifter has a cable wind up system sort of similar to the Jayco type except the hand winch is on the drawbar. I need to replace it with some other way of lifting the roof as I am in the process of putting a new (proper) chassis with independant suspension under the Drifter body and the new chassis clashes with the wind up cables as the cables run under the camper.
Any chance of a photo of your lifting system as it sounds simpler than what we've got.  :cheers: avo
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on August 05, 2012, 10:15:43 PM
nothing like a cub
playing with my to fav toys ,
 gettin ready for a drive up into Qld to enjoy some warm weather
thought id like to share a pic
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on August 06, 2012, 08:02:56 PM
I emailed Cub asking if they had their Alloy Chequer plate battery box as a spare part for sale.

They never replied....

Oh well a plastic one will do....

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on August 06, 2012, 08:15:14 PM

Hi Eski,

We had a second battery box fitted when we ordered the Cub and they had no issue at all. They did wonder why we thought we needed a second box, but fitted it anyway.

They obviously have them.

We use it for ropes and pegs etc.

Give them a call. We found Email is not all that successful as they can be rather busy and miss things.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on August 06, 2012, 09:47:19 PM
Well Hargs, I took this comment to heart and am half way through building a CUB port.  Some may view it simply as a carport, but it serves a greater purpose...

Concrete slab is in place, now to get the cover.

 ;D

Tony
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WELL DONE...
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on August 25, 2012, 10:39:11 PM
It is official we are finally members took delivery of our Cub yesterday.
Will post some pics shortly.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hutchie62 on August 26, 2012, 10:35:57 AM
Hi Cubbers, Better late than never. My Cub is a 2008 supermatic drover. Have done a few mods over the years. Will start a thread soon.
 :cheers: Hutchie
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on September 20, 2012, 05:40:45 AM
Been meaning to get an answer for a while...no point rushing these things   :laugh:

What are the different poles for please?

click for larger pic ---> (http://s12.postimage.org/ejarp78c9/poles.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ejarp78c9/)

#1 got me beat what the black adjustment bits for
I know #2 are the awning (horizontal) poles.
#3 has a threaded tip - I have a vague recollection of seeing mentioned they're for strong wind condition?
#4 has me completely baffled...
Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: tasibrett on September 20, 2012, 07:34:17 AM
Can't see all the picture only 2 & 3 and I only have three types of poles so very interested.Can you try doing pic a different way.
Brett
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on September 20, 2012, 08:51:28 AM
Thanks Brett  :)

Click on the picture to get a bigger view.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on September 20, 2012, 09:35:44 AM
# 2 as you say are for the awning with the velcro attaching to the side wall

# 3 are the poles the other end of #2 attach to, the up rights, the wing nuts hold the canvas down when screwed down over the canvas

# 4 attach to #2 and help keep them spread to keep the canvas taught

# 1 can be used for any other sections you wish to hold up ie over the windows either end etc
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on September 20, 2012, 10:37:51 AM
# 2 as you say are for the awning with the velcro attaching to the side wall

# 3 are the poles the other end of #2 attach to, the up rights, the wing nuts hold the canvas down when screwed down over the canvas

# 4 attach to #2 and help keep them spread to keep the canvas taught

# 1 can be used for any other sections you wish to hold up ie over the windows either end etc

Excellent, #'s 2 & 3 sorted  :)

#1 of course   ::)  Holding up windows/door. I'm always the 1st to admit I'm a bit slow lol. But what would/could the black adjustable/slide bits be used for?

I understand what you say about #4...however (& this is my fault, should've mentioned it in the original post), the other end of these poles (the bottom) have the flat plug, like all poles used for uprights
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on September 20, 2012, 11:39:36 AM
That's odd.  #4 should have the clip on both ends and goes between # 2 with a slide lock and are spreader poles to keep the canvas taught. 

With #1 the  black adjustable/slide allows for the poles to be as long or as as short as needed.
Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: tasibrett on September 20, 2012, 01:53:00 PM
Thanks Brett  :)

Click on the picture to get a bigger view.

Still can't get to see picture. It must be as I use tapatalk.

Did figure out I have four types, the ones with the flat end  and " C "on the other are used inside to support the rear of the tent. I want a extra set to cut down and put at the front.
Brett
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on September 20, 2012, 06:44:11 PM

That's odd.  #4 should have the clip on both ends and goes between # 2 with a slide lock and are spreader poles to keep the canvas taught.



With #1 the  black adjustable/slide allows for the poles to be as long or as as short as needed.





Did figure out I have four types, the ones with the flat end  and " C "on the other are used inside to support the rear of the tent.
Brett

I have the ones to support the rear of the tent Brett, didn't include them in the pic.
Cub was 2nd hand, so maybe previous owner had extras, & put them in thinking they were the spreader bars Al, would explain it :)
Easily fixed, I'll just buy some C's & put them in the bottom of the poles  ;)

As for the black adjustable/slides, they're on standard (height) adjustable poles. They slide up & down making no difference to the ability to extend the pole(s)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on September 20, 2012, 07:00:16 PM
tasibrett,
            Like you I was after 2 poles to hold the front up a little tighter, so I brought 2 x 1mtr extendable poles and cut off the pin end and fitted "C" clips in their place. They work fine
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on September 20, 2012, 08:08:11 PM

As for the black adjustable/slides, they're on standard (height) adjustable poles. They slide up & down making no difference to the ability to extend the pole(s)

Could it be to stop the horizontal spreaders (eg #2) from sliding down the poles? My vertical poles have tech screws in them to stop movement from the C clips.

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on September 20, 2012, 10:01:27 PM
I've been modifying again.   My little Butsy's Campa for the bike has pins in the legs to stop them dropping on the road.

I thought the Cub needs them too so a job to do...

Yes I know I should do some painting... ???
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on October 11, 2012, 07:30:34 PM
Looking at buying a new Cub Brumby this year. Has anyone got the Brumby and taken it to Cape York, was just wondering how it would handle the Old Telegraph Road ?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Peter8 on October 12, 2012, 08:23:43 PM
We have done a few more trips in the awesome Daintree lately, and the wind has found a weak spot that you guys may be able to help with? The vertical poles slide, even if I lock them hard the clamp thing doesn't seem to provide enough pressure on the shaft?
And still debating - fridge in the back of the Pajero or get a fridgebox like the Brumby for the CT front bars. Hellllpppppp!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on October 13, 2012, 12:30:46 AM
Peter it's interesting that your vertical poles aren't holding on during wind. Ours is new and just feels like it has a light gripmwhen you lock them in. Maybe someone with experience can share their trick to making sure they grip when required.

As for the fridge, there's a few thread's here, eg from sableSoft, where the fridge box has been well set up to minimise heat buildup. I figured it was one less job to keep it in the back of the prado where it has the luxury of air con while we travel. At camp the fridge will live under the awning, so well ventilated and out of the sun.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on October 13, 2012, 07:11:43 AM
Hi all
We have been on 2 trips now in our Cub 1 overnight camp and 1 4 night stay over the long weekend.
We are absolutely over the moon with the Cub. In regards to the previous 2 posts we have 2 fridges a Engel Eclipse and it lives at the end of the bed
and the other is a 60Lt Eva Cool Travel Mate and it lives in the back of the Prado. While away over the long weekend we bought a Stacer 349 Cartopper and a 5HP 4 stroke Suzuki to mount on top of the CT. Just need to make a motor mount for the draw bar and put some rollers on the back rack to make
it easier for me to load by myself. After our last trip i borrowed the old mans solar panels so now i need to buy i set for myself and a drop slide for the back of the Prado. Hopefully we are going away again in a fortnight for the weekend cant wait.
These photos are from our overnight camp at Kylie's as i forgot to take the camera for the long weekend camp. (still in the %$#@ over that).
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on October 13, 2012, 07:18:30 AM
I have question for all the brumby/daintree owners do any of you have problems with the gas control knobs getting hot with the wind deflectors up?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on October 13, 2012, 06:53:27 PM
I have a Brumby and have never had the problem of hot gas knobs.

Cheers Shane
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: boxxy on October 15, 2012, 03:44:50 PM
We have done a few more trips in the awesome Daintree lately, and the wind has found a weak spot that you guys may be able to help with? The vertical poles slide, even if I lock them hard the clamp thing doesn't seem to provide enough pressure on the shaft?
And still debating - fridge in the back of the Pajero or get a fridgebox like the Brumby for the CT front bars. Hellllpppppp!

I had the same problem on ours, rang Cub and they supplied new pole clamps, seems there was a bad batch and they are replacing them when and if people complain about it, well, that was in Brisbane anyway

Cheers
Boxxy
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Peter8 on October 15, 2012, 08:30:58 PM
Thanks mate, grabbed a different one today and it is perfect, must be some of the plastic fittings are crap.
Peter
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: mary on October 16, 2012, 08:13:29 PM
Hi Cub Club,
I have purchased a Track MC2 trailer and instead or fitting a standard type soft floor camper I figure a camper module off a cub would fit great.Would  not be unlike the original Desert eagle side tipper in size or weight but have the hard floor advantage.Just in the brain wave stage at this time but feel would be the ultimate of road off ground set up.
Your thoughts please,
Mary
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on October 17, 2012, 07:21:24 AM
Next question before I order the new Brumby. Have been reading some negative comments about the disc brake setup, and it is only $265 to fit electric if I order it from new. So what are the pros and cons on electric verses disc?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on October 17, 2012, 09:58:19 AM
Hi Philbie, I have had absolutely no issues with the disc brake over ride set up, but for $265 electric seems very affordable if that is what you want. My opinion is electric is just another thing to go wrong that is not so easy to diagnose, whereas over ride discs are very basic and mostly trouble free. Remember this is only my opinion.

Cheers Shane
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on October 17, 2012, 02:58:17 PM
Thanks mate, it might be just your opinion but its still worth listening to  :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on October 17, 2012, 06:10:37 PM
I had the same problem when we ordered ours nearly rung up on countless times to get them to put electric brakes on but left it with the override and i am glad i did the work great and are very low maintenance compared to electric brakes.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on October 17, 2012, 07:50:53 PM
Hi all,
         We are having a problem with our center uprights that hold the tent up. They have been replaced due to them being bent by a servere wind while at Arkaroola last Month ( Cub were great with their quick work) It was ok for the first couple of set ups, but now on set up it leans to the stove side and we can't keep it straight without using the tie down ropes and pegs on the other side ( seems like the top spreader is to wide BUT this has not been replaced). Have tried to reset the canvas with no luck, has anyone had this problem and how can we fix it !!
The camper is a Spacematic Drover
Also on fold up the tent needs to be pushed in to close the top, as the poles hang out the side !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on October 21, 2012, 01:48:30 PM
Was talking to CUB Melbourne the other week and was told CUB will fit the Alko type drop down legs on the rear of the Brumby in place of the original drop leg, will be going this way myself as I am worried about hanging up on the standard set up. They fit the Alko type leg standard on the the new Stockman.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: coffs camping on October 21, 2012, 09:39:04 PM
Just thought we'd join this cub club too.

Mum + 2 have a 2002 transcontinental cub with internal kitchen. Have just had a few repairs done and taking it out next weekend and the one after.

We are Cub converts from a Jayco. Jayco was too big for Mum + 2. Cub is easier for me to move on my own, easy to tow, easy and quick to set up. When its easy to use its easy to go!

Enjoy your Cub, see you out there (if you live in the west!),

J
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on November 04, 2012, 10:11:50 AM
Went to CUB Melbourne yesterday with the intention of ordering a new BRUMBY, got there and the wifes says she now prefers the the Supermatic  so we get the queensize bed(means I am further away from her at night I guess), and more storage/floor space. Dont like the price of the Drover so we looked at specking up the Escape but was just concerned about the chasis, salesman says that you will never break the standard chasis and the 150mm is total overkill. Have noticed quite a few Escapes on the forum in offroad spec and has anyone seen or heard of any issues with the lighter chassis off road. If all good news then it will be an Escape for sure(unless the boss changes her mind again)  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Yimmy on November 04, 2012, 02:29:46 PM
Hi everyone just joined the cub club as well last Tuesday,

Similar to coffs converted from the jayco, jayco was too big and clumsy for us, we prefer more bush camping and the boys at 12 & 17 sleep in the swags now.

The new cub is a off road supamatic escape, currently it is up seasoning the canvas.

Can't wait to get away in it  ;D hmmm need to work on getting pics up :worthles:

Jim
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on November 04, 2012, 05:41:21 PM
Yep doing the same thing mate, just waiting for the Jayco Outback Eagle to sell and am off to CUB for the new Camper. Will most likely be the the Escape as well.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Yimmy on November 04, 2012, 08:51:12 PM
Mate,

3rd camper we have had, 90 percent of people will not use the camper to its speccd limit.

This time we took the basic camper, was quoted $1100 for the battery pack, yeah right, $300 for a agm deep cycle ill do it myself or get someone else to do it for me.

From what I have seen I am very happy with the escape off road supamatic, it will do everything I can throw at it.

But the proof will be in the pudding but do not see any problems with the cub very happy

Jim
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: phillbie on November 04, 2012, 09:27:04 PM
That $1100 for 12v Battery pack does seem a little steep, was going to have a chat with Dave in Melb just to see what u actually get for the money. Fitted up my Jayco for less than half that and got twin batts in it. At the end of the day its just a jell battery, smart charger and some wire.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on November 05, 2012, 08:00:06 PM
Hi Jim
You will be more than happy with the supamatic escape offroad we took delivery of ours in august.
They are a great unit very easy to set up tow like a dream and have plenty of room.
It makes getting out so much easier we went camping last week end and we heading out this week end too.
I have 349 cartopper boat that fits on the top just nice just need to make a mount for the motor on the draw bar.
Once i have that set up she will be all ready for some serious camping and fishing.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on January 29, 2013, 11:45:26 AM
This thread seemed to be a little quite of late so thought I would post a query to the Cub Club,

We had a our Cub out over the weekend, and notice that the fridge didn't so so well on 12v.

We have a Drover, and built in fridge which came as standard, it's a 3 way fridge, works well on Gas as well as 240v, but not so well on 12v.

Does anyone else have this issue, it was suggested by the people we were away with that it maybe that the 12v wiring isn't up to the task ?

Any thoughts  ?


Thanks

Phil & Karen
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on January 29, 2013, 01:40:53 PM
Highly possible it is the wiring. Cub use the chassis for -ive return which doesn't seem that robust an idea to me.

I have re-wired mine so all 12v sockets have a -ive wire back to the batteries I have installed. When I did this I was a bit surprised at how the whole lot of the wiring had been installed, including the 240v system. A bit rough and ready for my liking.

I don't have the 3-way fridge so not sure what the norm is for them in terms of 12v performance.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on January 29, 2013, 05:06:32 PM
The 12 volt circuit on these fridges don't work through the thermostat and are really only supposed to keep the fridge cool while travelling i.e. once it has been cooled on 240 volt or gas and cold goods placed in the fridge. It will not cool effectively if loaded with warm goods. This is also explained in the user manual.
Additionally there have been some quite hot days recently, not sure if this also may have had something to do with the outcome.
as for chassis or earth return circuits, if all earth's are good and well grounded then there should not be any adverse effects.

Hope this helps

Ta

John

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Spada on January 29, 2013, 06:23:21 PM
I'm assuming it's an Electrolux Dometic 3way.

Dont be concerned, this behaviour is completely normal. They work quite well on gas, OK on 240v, but 12v will only just maintain whatever temp is inside, for a short time. The 12v draw is around 10 amp, so don't leave it running too long on 12v.

When we travel, we usually have a 40l Engel running as a freezer, with the fridge for consumables. I've actually had better results by freezing about 6 soft gel type freezer blocks and sticking them into the Cub's 3way when driving, and not bothering with the 12v.

Just my experience, may not apply to everyone as it can depend on how well the fridge is vented, and if it a T or S model Dometic.

Cheers,
Spada
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on January 29, 2013, 06:57:46 PM

We upgraded the wiring in our Drover as we were losing a bit over 1V through the wiring (from memory). Made a bit of difference.

Also, the thermostat is not active running on 12V (our model - 3 years old). All or nothing  >:(

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on January 29, 2013, 08:28:00 PM
This thread seemed to be a little quite of late so thought I would post a query to the Cub Club,

We had a our Cub out over the weekend, and notice that the fridge didn't so so well on 12v.

We have a Drover, and built in fridge which came as standard, it's a 3 way fridge, works well on Gas as well as 240v, but not so well on 12v.

Does anyone else have this issue, it was suggested by the people we were away with that it maybe that the 12v wiring isn't up to the task ?

Any thoughts  ?


Thanks

Phil & Karen


Once I did this: http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=15808.msg290688#msg290688 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=15808.msg290688#msg290688)
and added a fan to the top vent the fridge worked so well we froze stuff.

There weren't any problems after that. ;D

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on January 29, 2013, 08:43:53 PM
I have re-wired mine so all 12v sockets have a -ive wire back to the batteries I have installed. When I did this I was a bit surprised at how the whole lot of the wiring had been installed, including the 240v system. A bit rough and ready for my liking.

Hi Wazza2,

I also replaced ALL the 12V and 240V wiring on my Cub Escape, I think the Cub Campers staff realy need retraining as they do a rough and ready job,

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on January 29, 2013, 09:05:01 PM
Hi Wazza2,

I also replaced ALL the 12V and 240V wiring on my Cub Escape, I think the Cub Campers staff realy need retraining as they do a rough and ready job,

Ray

Agreed. For us it seemed as though all the thinking had gone into the design rather then the finer points like electrics. Why they thought installing 240v power points and 12v outlets in the rear of a cupboard was a good idea, I'll never know.

They are a really good product for their price and we really loved ours and are changing to a van for other reasons. BUT, for a little more work, they could have a much, much better product!

Title: Tropical Roof
Post by: kirwilli on February 07, 2013, 09:13:55 PM
Just wondering if any one has attempted to close their camper with the Tropical roof and annex still attached. I have a Spacematic Regal and with just the annex attached often have difficulty closing the last 150mm of the unit.  Cub say the tropical roof can remained attached. Worried that the strain of both items may do some damage to the hard floor when closing.

Kirwilli
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on February 07, 2013, 10:49:09 PM
We are planning to remove the 3 way fridge from the camper and replace it with a 12/240 V ARB fridge.  Will also mean putting a battery in the camper and doing a lot of rewiring. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on February 08, 2013, 07:49:43 AM
Just wondering if any one has attempted to close their camper with the Tropical roof and annex still attached. I have a Spacematic Regal and with just the annex attached often have difficulty closing the last 150mm of the unit.  Cub say the tropical roof can remained attached. Worried that the strain of both items may do some damage to the hard floor when closing.

Kirwilli

I leave the annex roof (we dont have walls attached) on the CT when  we fold it up, it takes some careful folding/pushing to make sure it is in the right place, but it doesnt seem to place toomuch strain on the floor. I decided to do it this way as it was too difficult to attach the annex roof at the campsite.

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on February 08, 2013, 10:27:09 AM
Thanks for the reply Chippy, do you also have the tropical roof attached? We found that if you leave anything on the bed, pillows etc, it stops the canvas folding easily.

Kirwilli
Title: Re: Tropical Roof
Post by: sablesoft on February 08, 2013, 01:06:25 PM
Just wondering if any one has attempted to close their camper with the Tropical roof and annex still attached. I have a Spacematic Regal and with just the annex attached often have difficulty closing the last 150mm of the unit.  Cub say the tropical roof can remained attached. Worried that the strain of both items may do some damage to the hard floor when closing.

Kirwilli

Hi Kirwilli,

I have a solar blanket on my Cub Escape, I close up the Cub with the solar blanket attached to the roof, however  I need to remove the annex roof, It will close OK with either the Solar Blanket or the annex roof attached BUT not both,

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on February 08, 2013, 02:41:29 PM
Thanks for that, a large tarp will have to do. Don't fancy taking either annex or tropical roof off each time we pack up.

Kirwili
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on February 08, 2013, 06:34:49 PM
Re anything on the bed- I re-read the cub instructions recently and remember seeing where they noted to only leave pillows at the foot of the bed. We put our pillows back in once closed, just to keep the closing process simple.

Awning roof and tropical roof still attached when we close our supamatic. Yes it gets a bit tricky near the last 100mm of closing. Ensure everything is tucked in nicely and if feeling too much strain then take a short walk on the hard floor. Pretty easy to close with body weight pushing the canvas down, rather than excess strain on the winch.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on February 08, 2013, 08:39:56 PM
Thanks for that, mind you I have seen the floor flex when pressure is put on the winch.  Welding looks good on the floor frame, but expensive if aluminium welding has to be repaired or crack welded.
Kirwilli
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on February 08, 2013, 08:54:31 PM
Yikes kirwilli, I've not seen the floor flex! If the winch feels like it's working too hard I just get out the step and climb on top. At 75kg I don't exactly weigh heaps but it's enough to settle the canvas down without breaking anything, including the welds on the aluminium!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: joyno on February 12, 2013, 08:34:56 PM
We have a Daintree LE and do not have a problem packing up. We leave our bedding and pillows in the middle of the bed. We leave the awning  ( with both walls sewn on ) attached. Open or roll up the front and rear windows before winding as this let's the trapped air out. Take your time winding to let the air escape.
Hope this helps.
Joyno.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on February 12, 2013, 08:41:59 PM
We have a Daintree LE and do not have a problem packing up. We leave our bedding and pillows in the middle of the bed. We leave the awning  ( with both walls sewn on ) attached. Open or roll up the front and rear windows before winding as this let's the trapped air out. Take your time winding to let the air escape.
Hope this helps.
Joyno.
We have a cub & do the same as Joyno
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Spada on February 13, 2013, 05:57:25 PM
We have a Cub Supermatic (which is about to be put on the market), and have no drama's with the pack-up

Bed stays made up with its underlay, sheets and doona, pillows go at the foot of the bed, annexe walls are folded and go on the bed in their bag.

Then outside, the annexe with the front  (kitchen) wall still atached gets folded over onto the roof as the floor winds over.

It took us a while to work out the routine of folding, but we now have it down pat, and it all folds up without a problem.

Cheers,
           Greg
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on February 13, 2013, 07:38:00 PM
Thanks for the reply Greg, just wondering if the tropical roof will fit under there as well as the annex.

Regards
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Spada on February 14, 2013, 05:06:18 PM
Not sure about the tropical, as I dont have one.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Mudhunter on February 16, 2013, 10:05:22 PM
Well thought it was time to post some pics of our 2006 Cub Kamaparoo Offroad, just in the middle of doing some upgrades. Installed big Checkerplate box that will hold Our fridge and also our generator. Had to cut and move a couple of things but its all fitting well now. Also fitted battery today and inverter. More to come.... Brendon
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on February 16, 2013, 11:56:23 PM
I'm sure you'll find a few more things to put in that box Brendon!

Good onya for getting stuck in and making it what you really want. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on February 17, 2013, 09:19:16 AM
what does the silver angled bracket in front of the box hold ??

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GeoffA on February 17, 2013, 09:24:21 AM
what does the silver angled bracket in front of the box hold ??

Cheers Chippy :D

My guess............the winch........
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Mudhunter on February 17, 2013, 01:53:35 PM
Ta mate..
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on February 17, 2013, 04:14:48 PM
how does the winch attach to that ???
Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Mudhunter on February 17, 2013, 08:11:04 PM
Correct holds the winch, as the strap still needed to go over the box, changed the angle of the winch and added some slides where the strap touches the box, works well.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on February 17, 2013, 08:36:10 PM
ahhh now I get it! lol

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: The Bockies on February 19, 2013, 09:17:21 AM
Hi Everyone,

Well we haven't as yet joined the Cub Club so are doing so now. We have a Cub Supamatic Escape off Road with extras to bring it up to almost a Drover. have a question for everyone here. We are at present camped at Hervey Bay and the weather has been rather wet. All was good up until last night. On arriving home from visiting friends we walked in to find water leaking through seams quite badly, particularly so around the head of the bed. Our camper was seasoned very well when we as we opened it up and were fortunate to have 4inches over heavy rain do the seasoning job for us. We have since camped in quite a bit of wet weather. Does anyone have any ideas why it would start leaking like this after having owned it for two and a half years. It was purchased brand new in 2010.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Cheers!
Kaye and Jim
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Spada on February 19, 2013, 06:12:09 PM
Some times water can sit just infront of the bow poles at either end of the roof and will seep through the stitching if it is there long enough. I'm only guessing, but I would say this is what has happened given the prolonged and constant rain that has been around lately.

Quick and simple fix is a quick rub with wax stick along the outside of the affected seams / stitching. Should be able to get some for a couple of bucks from any camping store. A stick of DryLube from a garage would do the same job.

Hope that gets you dry,
Spada
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: timneva on February 19, 2013, 07:29:40 PM
Hi Everyone,
Does anyone have any ideas why it would start leaking like this after having owned it for two and a half years. It was purchased brand new in 2010.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Cheers!
Kaye and Jim
G'day Kaye and Jim,

We had a similar issue with ours last year and as Spada mentions, hitting it with a wax stick along the seams fixed it up. Good Luck!

cheers,
Tim
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: The Bockies on February 19, 2013, 08:42:55 PM
Thanks Spada and Timneva. We have hit the seams with a wax stick and seems to have done the job. Had a very heavy fall here again this arvo and looks to be ok. Just one small drip coming through so will attack that again tomorrow. Hopefully we are in for a bit of sunshine.
 Thanks again.

Cheers!
Jim and Kaye
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on February 20, 2013, 10:00:13 AM
Thanks Spada and Timneva. We have hit the seams with a wax stick and seems to have done the job. Had a very heavy fall here again this arvo and looks to be ok. Just one small drip coming through so will attack that again tomorrow. Hopefully we are in for a bit of sunshine.


Hi Jim and Kaye,

I have a green Cub Escape with the fridge box and lots of extras also (almost drover spec).

I carry a Oztrail 16f x 20f tarp which goes over the top of the whole camper and annex, I use it if it looks like rain or possible bird poo or sap from trees much easier to clean then canvas and it only cost $75 via ebay. It it is raining when you have to pack up, it is possible to pack and close the camper under the tarp to keep things reasonably dry. I have added 6 poles to allow me to lift the tarp off the canvas in hot weather to allow airflow between the canvas roof and the tarp and keep the camper cooler.

The attached photos were at Fraser Island my swag meet Jul/Aug 2012
There were strong on shore winds hence lots of guy ropes to keep the tarp in place pulled down tight against the tent.

Here is a link to the thread showing my mods to my Escape.
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=5195.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=5195.0)

Ray
 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: The Bockies on February 20, 2013, 03:33:08 PM
Thanks for your reply too Ray. I had thought about a tarp as well so may well have a look on eBay too. Thanks again.

Cheers!
Kaye
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on March 05, 2013, 11:43:54 AM
Kitchen Storage.

We have  a Supamatic Drover, with a slide-out Engel in the drawbar box, as well as the 'pantry drawer' and the RHS 'storage drawer'.
We put our pots and pans and cutlery in the 'pantry drawer', which nearly fills it. We put our non-fridge food in the RHS drawer. We keep long trip food reserves as well as camp oven and open-fire stuff under the bed, because we access it less often.
The problem is, we find ourselves constantly having to walk round the other side (RHS) to get food to bring to the kitchen, and of course, we always forget stuff and have to walk round yet again. Is there a better way? Where do other owners store their food and kitchenware?

DaveO
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Stewart on March 05, 2013, 08:11:26 PM
We keep the pans we use the most under our stove and our cutlery and utensils in slide out boxes. In the cupboard under the sink. Basic crockery for four fits at one end of the pantry drawer and all non perishable foods fit in the remainder of the pantry drawer. We have single beds in our supamatic and have one set of underbed storage for extra kitchen stuff that we may not use everyday such as extra alfoil, the camp oven and collapsible colander. Works well for us but we only carry enough plates etc for four people.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on March 05, 2013, 10:25:48 PM
Mine is a very different setup to a standard Supamatic as we added drifta kitchen into the storage box and then put drifta drawers in where the kitchen normally is. A major change if you dont do it from new.

Another thought might be to get a drifta tucker box like we have though. If fits neatly into the hatch at the rear. We use it as a step and also for storage. Could easily be placed near kitchen area though and used for non-fridge food.

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com:80/VOL2138/10477042/24184549/404326326.jpg)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on March 06, 2013, 05:08:12 PM
Electrics

Sorry, I have to vent after struggling under the bed for an hour and still totally unable to detect the hot wire coming in to the battery from the Anderson plug on the drawbar. Nearly all wires are orange, some with obscure texta messages written on them.

Cub wiring really sucks. And that includes bringing the negative cable from the Anderson plug at the front of the drawbar to the back, and then screwing it to the drawbar with a self tapper there. If they were going to do that, why bother to run it backwards 3 metres in the first place? Why not run it all the way to the battery - they were nearly there!

Sorry, people. I'm just trying to fit a Redarc DC-DC charger. I thought it would be a 15 minute job.

DaveO
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Estelle on March 06, 2013, 05:57:02 PM

Hi Dave,

Haven't had cable colour problems with ours. Maybe they have changed their ways. It is a new CT?

If it is older, maybe someone has re-cabled?

Our earth or -ve ( sorry Drivesafe) connection to the minus battery terminal is adjacent to the battery box. Joins the black cable from the Anderson connection.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on March 07, 2013, 06:53:24 PM
Today l have joined the " Cub Club " 2011 Cub Escape will be collected  tomorrow to replace " The Black Pearl " for future voyages  .
lt is with great saddnes that l put  " The Black Pearl " up for grabs . TBP has followed me to many camp sites on many tracks . Then become the center of the comfortable camp site  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: xcvator on March 07, 2013, 06:56:16 PM
Today l have joined the " Cub Club " 2011 Cub Escape will be collected  tomorrow to replace " The Black Pearl " for future voyages  .
lt is with great saddnes that l put  " The Black Pearl " up for grabs . TBP has followed me to many camp sites on many tracks . Then become the center of the comfortable camp site  :cheers:

  :cheers: congratulations  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GeoffA on March 07, 2013, 07:07:26 PM
Today l have joined the " Cub Club " 2011 Cub Escape will be collected  tomorrow to replace " The Black Pearl " for future voyages  .
lt is with great saddnes that l put  " The Black Pearl " up for grabs . TBP has followed me to many camp sites on many tracks . Then become the center of the comfortable camp site  :cheers:

WOW!!! That's big news, Jamie..... :cup: :cup: :cup:
Huge congrats......

TBP has served you well........you'll shed a tear when she goes.....

So, Nagambie has become "Cub Central"............ ;D ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on March 07, 2013, 07:22:32 PM
WOW!!! That's big news, Jamie..... :cup: :cup: :cup:
Huge congrats......

TBP has served you well........you'll shed a tear when she goes.....

So, Nagambie has become "Cub Central"............ ;D ;D

 :cheers:
GeoffA
\ l have just posted " The  Black Pearl " on the classified to a good home only  . To a family that wants to got into  CTs on a budget .
It is with great saddness that l do this , but the new family will be clossly vetted , to want to have fun .
& yes a tear will be shed as it shows me dust as it embarks on its new adventure . But we go on ..... :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on March 07, 2013, 09:06:07 PM
Nice one Jamie.  :cup:

You'll love flippin' ya lid when you get it.  ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on March 07, 2013, 09:06:53 PM
Great stuff speewa

Took a couple of pic's of my cub
due for a w/end away very very soon

 :cheers: sheeds

 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on March 07, 2013, 11:18:03 PM
bout time mate now you can associate with us hob nobs lol
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on March 08, 2013, 08:31:10 AM
Hi everyone just took our Spacematic Regal for a 2 week stint around southern NSW. The Cub handled it all very well its a Transcontinental Pack so off road was fine. Just a few comments about our experiences with the Cub.  On some nights we only had a one night stay, our annex was left draped over the van. Fine on calm nights, one very windy night I had to get out and put in some guys to stop the annex acting like a sail. I had lightly tied it down but the wind got under it. Next time I might try to position the cub door into the wind, not real god for comfort but will reduce the sail effect.  Secondly has anyone thought about extra poles running from the apex to the end bends to reduce the dip that generally occurs at the bends. Maybe extra poles would lift ther canvas and prevent the water pooling, just a thought. Finally, after many kms on rough road one of the locks on the kitcken door worked loose. Luckily a mate following couldm see movement on the door. I stopped and just got the lock before it feel off.  It had a screw with a spring washer holding it in, however it is only screwed into plastic. Luckily I had a screw in my tool box, I also added some Locktite. Oh one more thing We decided to move our badly positioned Cub without closing it down.  My mate raised the drawbar end and guess what, snagged our back door.  Not to much damage, easily pushed out.  It now looks liked a used Cub. Had an problem with one of the indicators on the Cub, Rang Ross in Sydney, service person came on phone and advised on fixing the problem, problem solved, great service. A very happy Cub Camper after our biggest outing yet

Kirwilli
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GeoffA on March 08, 2013, 11:51:06 AM
Today l have joined the " Cub Club " 2011 Cub Escape will be collected  tomorrow......

 :worthles:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on March 08, 2013, 12:41:43 PM
bout time Jamie.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on March 09, 2013, 06:50:06 AM
The Cub followed me home from Geelong & wants to stay , l parked in the back yard & told it to be good & l will let it   :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thepauly on March 09, 2013, 12:06:00 PM
Hi Everyone,
I've been a myswag follower devotee for a while.  Really appreciate the excellent info.  Recently we purchased a 2009 Spacematic Regal so I figured it was time to join the 'Club'.  We've used it twice over the summer when we could avoid the torrents of rain! Looking forward to getting out when it fines up.

I was interested in Kirwilli's comment yesterday  "Had an problem with one of the indicators on the Cub, Rang Ross in Sydney, service person came on phone and advised on fixing the problem, problem solved, great service."

I have a problem with one LEd indicator working intermittently. Can you tell me how you fixed it Kirwilli?  Is this a fault that CUB knows about but haven't rectified?
Cheers,
Paul


Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on March 09, 2013, 12:32:15 PM
Hello Paul it was a basic problem with the 7 pin connection on the trailer. I just prised open the one of outer pins with a screwdriver . Not sure why it would close up and lose contact. Basic electrical problem I suppose.

Kirwilli
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on March 09, 2013, 02:24:29 PM
I was having that problem with our last camper so i solved the problem by changing the end from the flat type to the h/duty round type.
Havent had the issue since i changed.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thepauly on March 11, 2013, 09:52:35 PM
Thanks Kirwilli and Corynmelnkids. I'll change to 7 pin round and hopefully that will solve the problem.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on March 14, 2013, 09:54:25 PM
Doh! After stuffing around numerous time trying to find a spot to store the fibreglass poles off the OEM tropical roof, realised today the simple answer.

We could simply tuck them into the ct lengthways before you close it that last few inches. They fit quite neatly down the right hand side of the Supamatic, snug inside the canvas that's all folded together upon closing. Hooray for that!

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Streety on March 25, 2013, 11:22:43 PM
our cub behind the new rig, had the cub for 12 months and done about 5 trips so far with a few more to come this year.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p530/Ross_Street/900994_516815018364438_1643909270_o_zpsa5950d64.jpg)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: mumbo on April 10, 2013, 04:35:46 PM
Dear Kirwilli

I am new to this site, and am still looking to purchase a camper - we have one that we would like to buy, a Spacematic Regal with Transcontinental Pack but partner is concerned with it not being a full off road model.  What is the limit of off roading you have done with yours so far?  Hope you can offer some info.  Thanks ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kirwilli on April 11, 2013, 09:59:10 AM
Hello Mumbo, I have driven around 300 km on dirt roads whilst traveling.  I tow with a BT50 4X4.  I have had no trouble so far. My main concern was the electricals and plumbing underneath.  I fitted extra protection, half inch water hose around all electrical cables and an extra layer of flexible hosing to the water hoses.  I also coated the whole underneath with a tar paint as I'm not sure how CUB protect the flooring. It tows well on rough surfaces but thinking about a treg hitch, I think that is what you call them. Ground clearance is almost the same as my BT50, so if the Mazda can take it the trailer follows. Hope that helps some, as off road to one person is just a Sunday drive to another.

Kirwilli
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: mumbo on April 11, 2013, 01:38:58 PM
Thanks for the reply.  We bit the bullet and bought the camper - looking forward to getting it home and having a closer look.  Will keep you posted   :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 26, 2013, 11:07:18 AM
The Cub followed me home from Geelong & wants to stay , l parked in the back yard & told it to be good & l will let it   :cup:

Have we seen any pics of the new steed yet Jamie

 :worthles:

GG
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on May 30, 2013, 07:16:33 PM
As the rain tumbled down today decided to ventur out of the serinity to Melb , off to Cub . Rang to enquire about a few bits & peices , cost etc . They rang back with the info we wanted, on we went . When we arrived top gather up the goods we were told the gear wasnt there only had a quicki look , but didnt check . Uped the price  that was quoted over the phone that morning . They even got the measurements wrong on the specs of the C T .
Must have struck the work experance bloke that drew the short straw so everybody else could go to the pub .
We left there very confused & off to buy our gear somewhere else . CUB great gear , bloke in store saddly lacking        :'(
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on May 30, 2013, 07:52:36 PM
I haven't found that. I called a couple of weeks ago about part numbers of bearings and they were very helpful. Generally try are pretty good !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on June 21, 2013, 08:45:49 PM
Hi all
Just after a bit off info from all u cub owners we have a supermatic escape with the large toolbox fitted on the draw bar we are also thinking about fitting another box aswell to house our fridge and jerry cans and gas bottles.
My question is have any of you had a custom box made to fit a 60lt fridge for the front of your cub and if so a rough idea on cost. As i need to try and convince the minister for finance. As it is build a box to take take our 60lt fridge or buy a smaller fridge. Any info would be great.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on June 21, 2013, 10:18:18 PM
Hi all
My question is have any of you had a custom box made to fit a 60lt fridge for the front of your cub and if so a rough idea on cost. As i need to try and convince the minister for finance. As it is build a box to take take our 60lt fridge or buy a smaller fridge. Any info would be great.

Hi corynmelnkids,

Cub Campers make a fridge box / storage locker which will fit a ARB 47 litre fridge and I think a 50L Weaco.
I have one on my Cub Supamatic Escape Off Road.  Might be worth calling Cub Campers for a price?

It was one of the important features which convinced me to buy my Cub Escape.

Ray

Note: The insulation and vents on the fridge box was my modification to give my ARB fridge a cooler home.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on June 22, 2013, 05:38:32 PM
Yeah we looked at that box when we bought our camper but our 60lt fridge wont fit in it so we opted for the largest normal box. We where storing the fridge at the end of the bed but it is a pain in the a$@# as you need to open the camper when ever u want to pack or umpack the fridge. We have a 40l Engel mounted in the back of the car but with the 4 kids we neeed 2 fridges.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on June 24, 2013, 11:51:46 AM
Mumbo
Just keep in mind that some insurers will not cover on road style campers if they are used off road, We have a 2006 Cub Spacematic Off road and NRMA will cover it any where we go because it is built as an off road model otherwise it would not be covered. If you go with an on road model you need to look at insurance very carefully if you intend to go on back roads/tracks.Good luck happy camping
Grizzly :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: pajnmaj on July 05, 2013, 06:55:23 PM
Hello fellow cubbers,

We have a spacevan and ready to start a few mods to prepare for our 9 mth trip next year. We have travelled for the past 3 years but our longest trip was 8 weeks but we want to make life easier next year.

One of our must need to do mods is the kitchen, whilst I love the pantry space and the large gas burner I find the kitchen lacking in bench space. I usually use 2 tables for preparing meals and hardly use the metal swinging table that attaches under the kitchen. I would like to turn that into a bench somehow....needs to still fit on the kitchen bench to pack up.

I was seeing if anyone has made an attachable bench or other ideas - other than using a portable table.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: hargs on July 05, 2013, 08:37:44 PM
We have a Brumby...we added a stainless steel bit on the end of the pull out kitchen, used a piano hinge (so it will fold over the top and slide in ok ) and drilled a hole in the corners for 2 short removal tent poles which act as legs. They are adjustable to lay-of-the-land. It's added an extra 600cm of bench space which reaches out to the edge or the annexe.

Sorry don't have photos.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: NomadDrover on July 05, 2013, 09:20:21 PM
 :cup: Hello to all you Cub owners kiwi666 and I are waiting due to pick up Cub Drover Space Van at the end of July. Although the time since ordering has flown it still seems like forever till it arrives. Just sitting around dreaming and planning. Regards to you all. :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: pajnmaj on July 05, 2013, 09:39:27 PM
Cheers Hargs,

That is sort of what I had in mind...now to make it fit.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: NomadDrover on July 05, 2013, 09:49:51 PM
 Question for CUB Club.  Do the CUB Club members have a CUB Club get together? ??? 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on July 05, 2013, 09:51:25 PM
I have considered it ..... but wouldnt want to exclude all myswag members ...

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: NomadDrover on July 05, 2013, 10:02:58 PM
 I agree we could call it The CUB Weekend ALL Invited :laugh:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on July 06, 2013, 10:28:16 PM
pajnmaj
I have made a shelf out of the stainless shelf on my Cub Spacematic. I copied the idea from Snow's thread

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I hope this comes out OK, I don't have photos at the moment and the cub is stored in a mates shed ,I am happy to talk you through what I did with mine, but it is very close to what snow did. ( full credit to Snow for this idea :cup:)
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: pajnmaj on July 07, 2013, 09:16:24 AM
Hey Grizzly,

I would love to see these photos but unfortunately they aren't linked. Could you please try again or link Snows thread?

I will have a search for Snows thread though.

Thanks for replying - would like to make a start soon,

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on July 08, 2013, 06:59:05 PM
Pagnmaj
I have tried to copy a link but I am all but useless  ??? Snows thread is in MY Camper trailer about the 8th or 10th page. excellent ideas well worth a read :cup:
Grizzly :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: KMY03 on July 10, 2013, 09:23:36 PM
Hey, I now qualify as a Cubette!  I am a single mum of two boys, we all love camping!  I recently had to downsize in vehicle so I got rid of my Jayco Finch Outback as well and went on the search for a smaller, lighter, easy to tow and easy to set up camper and guess what I just picked up!  An 03 Cub Supamatic TC, canvas is schmicko as the previous owner always threw a tarp over the top.  The trailer needs a tiny bit of TLC, which I will do myself and get a battery added to run my fridge and its ready to go....(i have named it Cougar!). 
 Lovin it! ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on July 10, 2013, 09:31:42 PM
Congratulations and welcome.
Jeff
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on July 16, 2013, 05:01:41 PM
Hi Guys
Picked up the new Camper today.
Cub Supamatic Regal Transpac
Mods include
2 gas bottle
Battery system with Charger
Drivers side hatch
Fridge box
Stone guard
Very excited will try and upload photos.
Jeff
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on July 16, 2013, 05:30:56 PM
Photos of my new Camper and Tug
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on July 16, 2013, 05:56:21 PM
Nice unit thommo.  It is a lot of canvas but the awning definitely makes it liveable
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: wato100 on July 16, 2013, 09:35:27 PM
very nice thommo
enjoy your new cub they are a quality camper

Wato
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on July 17, 2013, 06:53:46 AM
Very nice camper.
Welcome to the club.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Swannie on July 17, 2013, 10:25:08 AM
Looks great, well done
swannie
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 17, 2013, 02:57:34 PM
Ummmm A Cub Club Weekend sounds like a doable plan  . All welcome offcourse but he Cubs will camp in a huge circle & dribble into each others ear all night about how clever we are  & so no & so no . Gezzz its enough to make you sick .
Camping , Swaggers , Campfires &  :cheers: ( BYO ) now that's a plan , We are 1/2 way through Winter so a date & a place should be called soonish to get the camp started .
In Better weather Mitchels Crossing Central Vic could be a spot . Yes its been done before but its a rip snorter of a spot . Water & mud for the kids , fishing , Long drops  & 7km from town if required
 Who's in
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: GeoffA on July 17, 2013, 04:15:33 PM
.........
 Who's in

Reckon we might be, even though we're non-Cubbers.

Last time was a hoot...... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Swannie on July 17, 2013, 04:17:33 PM
if i have too....
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on July 17, 2013, 05:38:57 PM
I'm in depending on when and where and if I have any holidays.
If no holidays available might have to be crook for a week or two.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on July 17, 2013, 06:04:39 PM
I agree we could call it The CUB Weekend ALL Invited :laugh:

Not a Cub owner YET - have my eye on a couple and will be buying in September to coincide with retirement.

If this weekend comes off I would suggest letting Cub Public Relations know - they would want to get pics - write a story - and maybe be prepared to put up some sponsorship/prizes for a competition.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on July 17, 2013, 06:20:45 PM
I'm in depending on when and where and if I have any holidays.
If no holidays available might have to be crook for a week or two.

If they are having theirs in Victoria, maybe we could do something more local?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 17, 2013, 06:25:32 PM
if i have too....


Swannie When you bring the whole fandamily l can't guarantee enough mud for your youngen but l will try  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 17, 2013, 06:27:26 PM
Reckon we might be, even though we're non-Cubbers.

Last time was a hoot...... :cup: :cup:

 Couldn't have as much Fun with out you there . so don't be bashful rock up  >:D :angel:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on July 17, 2013, 07:53:23 PM
Sounds like a plan aljan.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB New Arrival
Post by: NomadDrover on July 17, 2013, 09:12:31 PM
 8) Nomad Drover and kiwi66 wish to announce the arrival of a new CUB.. Drover that is, picked it up today will post pix at www.henstone (http://www.henstone) photography.com ( Nomad Drover Images ). ASAP. Once again thank s for the CUB Club Support. :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: NomadDrover on July 17, 2013, 09:17:25 PM
 :DAddress for Pix of new CUB didn't work try this one www.henstonephotography.com (http://www.henstonephotography.com) ( Nomad Drover Images) Thanks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 18, 2013, 08:05:30 AM
For those that havnt found it yet The Cub Camper Weekend Spring Break Out  ,, Ripsnorter catch up is being called for Mitchell Crossing Central Vic 1 1/2 hours Melb  .  :cheers:  >:D  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on July 21, 2013, 03:48:20 PM
Here's one for Cub owners that like a little off road action.

Initially our park brake actuator looked like this - hanging precariously below the draw-bar.

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237585.jpg)

As on off-road spec model this is the one weak point I saw but did nothing about fixing before we embarked on our big trip.

So what happened? We smashed the park brake actuator off in some deep ruts on the first bit of true off-road driving we did (Ollera Beach). Going very slow was no saviour for it.

Smashed the plate off that the actuator fits onto just behind the hitch mechanism. Didn't seem that big a thump but with all the weight in the trailer and rear of the car there was little hope of it surviving. The protector plate just bent and that was it

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237587.jpg)

So we grabbed a replacement and lived with rocks as the brakes for a few days while I thought about a better solution. By the river in Coen we got the angle grinder out and the drill. About an hour later we had stage 1 fix nearly ready to go. Park brake ready to be fixed ON TOP of the hitch this time.

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237586.jpg)

We used a piece of shelf bracket I had thrown in as the new locking mechanism. We cut it a bit short though so the cable needed shortening a few days later so we had some adjustment.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on July 21, 2013, 03:55:36 PM
So we had a park brake again but with the Alko universal mechanism on there the opening of the Prado rear door had become a close call on flat ground and no go if the rear of the car was dipped down at all.

Today's job, after a lovely morning canoe up Lawn Hill Gorge, was take a bit more off the lever so it rested a bit lower when not in use.

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237588.jpg)

Another bit of work on the angle grinder and we're right I think.

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237584.jpg)

And now we have no dangling bit hanging below the D-Bar

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237590.jpg)

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2138/10477042/24382282/407237589.jpg)

As they say, just like a bought one! I think I'll go for a dip now
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: wato100 on July 21, 2013, 08:08:26 PM
very nice mod Wazza
 It will definitely be something I will be looking at on our cub


Wato
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on July 21, 2013, 08:29:43 PM
It will only work if you have electric brakes fitted to your cub.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Neil_cricket on July 24, 2013, 09:14:08 PM
Does anyone know if the new stockman handbrake protector will stop the issue Wazza2 faced  :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on July 26, 2013, 07:33:57 PM
From the photo on their website the handbrake protector on the stockman looks similar to what i had initially. Not certain though.

If you are looking at a demo one then maybe grab a pic to compare.

In the end, it's a simple enough mod to get done. A bit rough in my example but hey, it's a bush repair and we're still travelling and it's still working
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on July 26, 2013, 07:35:05 PM
And yes, it suits electric brakes only
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on July 26, 2013, 10:11:13 PM
Does anyone know if the new stockman handbrake protector will stop the issue Wazza2 faced  :D

I purchased this brake protector from Cub in early 2010, seams quite strong, havent tested it yet!
I think this brake protector was one of the early ones Cub made.

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on July 26, 2013, 10:34:14 PM
I purchased this brake protector from Cub in early 2010, seams quite strong, havent tested it yet!
I think this brake protector was one of the early ones Cub made.


The bottom picture is on Wazza2 Cub. I think mine looks more robust, maybe the damage should be shown to Cub.

After seeing the damaged one I am thinking of welding extra reinforcing on to the protector plate to make stronger.

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on July 27, 2013, 10:34:14 AM
I will have to check mine out when i get home. i agree with sablesoft his protector does look a lot heaver duty.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on July 27, 2013, 11:51:22 AM
Hi Folks

IMHO I am thinking that the protector is just that and in saying so it may just be designed to be sacrificial i.e.. designed to bend and absorb the impact. It would appear that it is held in place by the back 2 bolts which attach the coupling to the trailer.

I know which I would prefer to give, the protector which is easily straightened and does not prevent the trailer from being towed or have the bolts give way and or the mounting brackets bend. Result is a trailer which may no longer be safe to tow.

In saying this, most PROTECTIVE brackets/plates fitted to anything should be the cheaper and most convenient item to either straighten or replace, in that they have done their job and absorbed the impact with no further structural damage. It is not much good saying that the protector or plate has withstood the impact if there is major structural damage elsewhere. Its a simple law of physics, the energy has to be dissipated somewhere???

Just a thought.

Ta
John
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on July 27, 2013, 09:50:41 PM
I agree with herks to a degree. Something's gotta give.

In my current setup I think the rock or lump of ground i hit would be the thing to give. The draw-bar or bolts sticking down would cop a blow but I don't think any breakages there of the same thing happened.

PS - apologies for the upside down pic if you're viewing on an ipad. Can't figure out why ot does that or how to fix it as the laptop shows the pic right way up.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on July 29, 2013, 06:12:40 PM
Just come back from our first trip in our new Cub camper.
Up to Jimmy's Beach caravan park not our normal choice but good for our first time. Very clean place well located.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: just startin on July 29, 2013, 08:27:34 PM
GDay all, just letting you know about my run-in with the handbrake guard on my Drover. We were at Rawsley Park Station in the Flinders, I was reversing into our camp site over a rise when the brake guard caught and I continued reversing! Bingo guard bent in the opposite direction  180deg. Was and easy fix with a hammer. Works OK when going forward but be careful in reverse.
   Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: coops on August 06, 2013, 08:24:49 PM
We are after some advice from the cub club. We are about the order a Supamatic escape speced up almost the a drover but we cant decide which colour. Love the look of the black but we will be doing heaps of off road trips and are concerned about the scratchs to the black paint work. Does anyone have a black cub and does it show all the bush pinstriping. Dark grey is our next choice in colour, not interested in the white green or tan.
Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brumbypt on August 06, 2013, 09:13:09 PM
Are the owners of CUB on this forum??


Tapa talker
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: KIMBOPRADO on August 06, 2013, 10:36:33 PM
Hi all

Another new member to the cub club, picking up 07 cub supamatic escape off road this weekend, can't wait- used only 4 times by previous owner - great condition.....

(http://s21.postimg.org/502536m2f/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
images (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/r9ri2a9ad/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
screen shot on pc (http://postimage.org/app.php)

Been enjoying the site and all the advice

Cheers kim
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on August 06, 2013, 10:36:47 PM
Mine is white so I can't help there, but my vehicle is dark green and on the darker the vehicle the more the scratches etc stand out esp on a dusty road
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on August 06, 2013, 11:46:23 PM
Hi,

Colors are a personal thing.

I really like my lime green Cub Escape, picture below is on the Fraser Island Barge.

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bunyip on August 07, 2013, 06:55:54 AM
Hi all

Another new member to the cub club, picking up 07 cub supamatic escape off road this weekend, can't wait- used only 4 times by previous owner - great condition.....


Been enjoying the site and all the advice

Cheers kim

Hi Kim and welcome to MySwag. Such a friendly place to hang around and have a chat.

New camper looks great, lots of people in the Cub Club to give advice should you need it.

Don't forget to post in the Introductions section and once you have the camper start up a thread int he my camper section as well.

Bunyip
Title: The CUB CLUB - Advice on camper
Post by: Terry W4 on August 10, 2013, 02:23:29 PM
I am going to Sydney next week to have a look at a Cub Supamatic Regal Off-road camper (second hand) but looks like the owner has well and truly looked after it.

On the way back to Canberra I am going to look at a Cub Supamatic XTD with the transcon pack and some nice additions like a microwave and fridge..  Both are about the same price -asking $16,800 for the Regal and $16,000 for the XTD.

What are the pros and cons of the two designs apart from the off-road ability? And how limited is the XTD?

Looking forward to joing the CUB CLUB very shortly.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB - Advice on camper
Post by: Snow on August 10, 2013, 03:08:16 PM
I am going to Sydney next week to have a look at a Cub Supamatic Regal Off-road camper (second hand) but looks like the owner has well and truly looked after it.

On the way back to Canberra I am going to look at a Cub Supamatic XTD with the transcon pack and some nice additions like a microwave and fridge..  Both are about the same price -asking $16,800 for the Regal and $16,000 for the XTD.

What are the pros and cons of the two designs apart from the off-road ability? And how limited is the XTD?

Looking forward to joing the CUB CLUB very shortly.

Both trailers will go where ever you vehicle will and will do it well. The Off Road has the heavier spring and shock setup and will be rated for a heavier tare. The Off Road also sits higher and suits the larger lifted vehicle better than the Trans Continental sprung units.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on August 13, 2013, 12:01:56 PM
Please move if this is in the wrong place Admin/Moderator. Thought of putting it in the FTP area, but it seems to be dead  :(

We have an '04 Supamatic Regal, and bought it 3rd hand, and was never quite sure of the exact setup procedure.
So during a visit to CUB HQ, I asked if they had a copy of the DVD that showed how to erect it properly. I was told the only DVD's they now have are just promotional, and only for the later models. :(
Lovely salesperson went to grab me one, but found an older one as well, and gave me the copy :)
Watching it when I got home, I found I'd been setting the CUB up wrong, and now I manage to pack it all away a lot easier. I also found there's a bonus of how to re-set the tent  :D
So if anyone wants a copy, I've uploaded it to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzHDVorTCfw)

If you want to save a copy for later viewing, go to KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/), copy the Youtube link into the box, hit 'Download'.

You'll then be prompted for the file type you want to save it as
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: pjpatrol on August 13, 2013, 12:11:20 PM
Please move if this is in the wrong place Admin/Moderator. Thought of putting it in the FTP area, but it seems to be dead  :(

We have an '04 Supamatic Regal, and bought it 3rd hand, and was never quite sure of the exact setup procedure.
So during a visit to CUB HQ, I asked if they had a copy of the DVD that showed how to erect it properly. I was told the only DVD's they now have are just promotional, and only for the later models. :(
Lovely salesperson went to grab me one, but found an older one as well, and gave me the copy :)
Watching it when I got home, I found I'd been setting the CUB up wrong, and now I manage to pack it all away a lot easier. I also found there's a bonus of how to re-set the tent  :D
So if anyone wants a copy, I've uploaded it to my Dropbox. You can view it there on-line, or click the "download" button, and save it to your computer :)

CUB Camper Setup and Reset (https://www.dropbox.com/s/w67lbwc1x17xnts/CUB%20Camper%20Setup%20and%20reset.avi)  150mb
If anyone has limited download, or slow connection, PM your address and I'll snail mail you a copy

Hi Bob

Hope the camper is still serving you well.

Paul
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bird on August 13, 2013, 12:15:59 PM
Hi,

Colors are a personal thing.

I really like my lime green Cub Escape, picture below is on the Fraser Island Barge.

Ray
There be a green one forsale in a few weeks...
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on August 13, 2013, 01:21:48 PM
Please move if this is in the wrong place Admin/Moderator. Thought of putting it in the FTP area, but it seems to be dead  :(

We have an '04 Supamatic Regal, and bought it 3rd hand, and was never quite sure of the exact setup procedure.
So during a visit to CUB HQ, I asked if they had a copy of the DVD that showed how to erect it properly. I was told the only DVD's they now have are just promotional, and only for the later models. :(
Lovely salesperson went to grab me one, but found an older one as well, and gave me the copy :)
Watching it when I got home, I found I'd been setting the CUB up wrong, and now I manage to pack it all away a lot easier. I also found there's a bonus of how to re-set the tent  :D
So if anyone wants a copy, I've uploaded it to my Dropbox. You can view it there on-line, or click the "download" button, and save it to your computer :)

CUB Camper Setup and Reset (https://www.dropbox.com/s/w67lbwc1x17xnts/CUB%20Camper%20Setup%20and%20reset.avi)  150mb
If anyone has limited download, or slow connection, PM your address and I'll snail mail you a copy


Thanks very much for sharing the video. I also have been closing up the camper incorrectly according to the video. It is not the way we were shown when we bought ours.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on August 13, 2013, 02:02:04 PM
Thanks bobnrob,this is very helpful.
Jeff
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on August 13, 2013, 02:18:09 PM
We had a dvd from when we bought our first cub a 2008 Weekender and handed the dvd on when we sold it without keeping a copy.  This willbe handy as we now have 2003 Supamatic Regal.   Thanks a lot
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: fabulous on August 13, 2013, 03:31:18 PM
There be a green one forsale in a few weeks...

One for sale now Bruce !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on August 13, 2013, 05:57:27 PM
Watching it when I got home, I found I'd been setting the CUB up wrong, and now I manage to pack it all away a lot easier. I also found there's a bonus of how to re-set the tent  :D
So if anyone wants a copy, I've uploaded it to my Dropbox. You can view it there on-line, or click the "download" button, and save it to your computer :)

CUB Camper Setup and Reset (https://www.dropbox.com/s/w67lbwc1x17xnts/CUB%20Camper%20Setup%20and%20reset.avi)  150mb
If anyone has limited download, or slow connection, PM your address and I'll snail mail you a copy

Great - was worried about what I would do when get mine - making an offer this weekend. Just watched it and downloaded- fan-bloody-tastic.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on August 13, 2013, 09:40:37 PM
Hi Bob

Hope the camper is still serving you well.

Paul

You betcha Paul, I'm still glad you were selling  :D

Changed the front tool box for a smaller, but higher box, made a wooden slide out pantry next to the cooker, put a couple of LED strips inside, but still pretty much the same way I bought it from you.
Only done one major trip so far - along the GOR, but been away in it heaps, getting well used :)

 :cheers:

P.S.  Went away with a few to Yadboro SF, got talking to (I think his on-line name is redback?) about the camper, said he knew you well...just as well I only had good things to say about the sale   ;)  lol
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on August 13, 2013, 10:36:31 PM
Having travelled for 8 weeks in our Cub I can say most of the video makes sense.

For ensuring the camper is level before setup, I don't agree with the video. If you are parked on a slope the camper will be at the same height relative to you at the front and the back. It will still be parked on a slope though and not be comfortable to sleep in. Use your head and find a different way to check if it's level before setting up
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on August 14, 2013, 08:56:58 AM
For ensuring the camper is level before setup, I don't agree with the video. If you are parked on a slope the camper will be at the same height relative to you at the front and the back. It will still be parked on a slope though and not be comfortable to sleep in. Use your head and find a different way to check if it's level before setting up


Agree, so I have one of these attached to the drawbar

(http://image.made-in-china.com/43f34j00DBVtbmHyMnrO/Trailer-Spirit-Level-Gradienter-Ruler-Spirit-Level-Bubble.jpg)

and carry 2 of these

(http://awardrvwarehouse.com.au/image/cache/data/product%201%20-%20levelling%20ramps-150x150.jpg)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on August 18, 2013, 08:08:01 PM
I have the '04 Supermatic Regal, and I want to replace the 14" wheels with 15's.
Anyone know whether these are Holden or Ford stubs please?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on August 18, 2013, 08:12:35 PM
What is the size of the studs 7/16" or 1/2" and what is the distance from 1 stud to the next stud centre to centre.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kiwi66 on August 18, 2013, 08:41:27 PM
This is a good idea Cub Club, cheers.
Nomad Drover and Kiwi66 have got a Spacevan Drover Off Road, took it out for the first trip a week ago, we have been playing around with it in the back yard and yes we have issues with the canvas not sitting straight. We have spoken with the Cub people where we bought it and have a couple of things to try, so see how it goes.
(http://judystrekabout.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/20130811_095909-1.jpg)

(http://judystrekabout.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/img_3344-1.jpg)

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on August 18, 2013, 10:18:34 PM
What is the size of the studs 7/16" or 1/2" and what is the distance from 1 stud to the next stud centre to centre.

Will check in the morning  :)

Update

Centre to Centre is 66-67mm. On the rim, on one side of the valve is stamped...6JJx14 (obviously 14"), on the other is 4  217
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: mumbo on August 22, 2013, 01:16:26 PM
Will check in the morning  :)

Update

Centre to Centre is 66-67mm. On the rim, on one side of the valve is stamped...6JJx14 (obviously 14"), on the other is 4  217
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on September 02, 2013, 08:09:15 AM
Sorry bobnrob for taking so long
The stud pattern you have should be HT stud pattern.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on October 09, 2013, 08:02:21 PM
Just watched the video. I was was very surprised to see the bloke extending the rear bow arms prior to folding up. Surely this cannot be correct? If you extend them on setup, as you do, then clearly you retract them prior to fold up. WTF?

I have a Supermatic Drover.

DaveO
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on October 09, 2013, 10:04:59 PM
I just leave mine as they are
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on October 10, 2013, 06:08:21 AM
Cub Club Catch up , Mitchels Crossing via Nagambie Vic Melb Cup Weekend  , All Welcome Cub , or not , or swag ,or what ever you want to be in ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,( even vans )  :cup: Check the post  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brumbypt on October 12, 2013, 12:33:10 PM
Has anyone ever met the owner of CUB??

or talked to him on the phone?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on October 12, 2013, 06:25:36 PM
Not sure but I think he is also part of this and the current president???
Impressive with what they are trying to do.
http://www.australianmanufacturedcampertrailers.org.au/
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on October 20, 2013, 03:38:39 PM



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Re: The CUB CLUB

« Reply #273 on: July 05, 2013, 09:49:51 PM »


 

 Question for CUB Club.  Do the CUB Club members have a CUB Club get together? ???   


Have we any thoughts on this for the NSW members.

Jeff




Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: corynmelnkids on October 20, 2013, 05:04:23 PM
If a NSW meet is organised count me in.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on October 20, 2013, 06:22:03 PM
If a NSW meet is organised count me in.

Draw a line in the sand , find a spot  , post up where & when , & they will come , to where ever in NSW you want them to be .
                                                                                        :cheers:                         
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Chippy76 on October 20, 2013, 10:04:15 PM
Draw a line in the sand , find a spot  , post up where & when , & they will come , to where ever in NSW you want them to be .
                                                                                        :cheers:                         

What he said!

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: Bike rack on cub
Post by: KIMBOPRADO on October 31, 2013, 10:03:40 PM
Hi guys

After a bit of advice from any cub owners who have ever put a bike rack on the roof/floor of a cub.

Been researching on here about bike racks at the back of CT, however can damage bikes with vibration etc and even falling off the back...... Looking to carry 4 bikes

Have bought an eBay rack for $50 from this link

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-Bike-Car-Roof-Carrier-Rack-Bicycle-Racks-Steel-/160921507063?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item2577ab54f7&_uhb=1

After a trip to bunnings for 40mm L galvanized brackets bolted either side of the braces as per this picture

(http://s10.postimg.org/dfnpujm45/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dfnpujm45/)


Was looking at getting another 3 up there, carry the 4 bikes, when arrive wherever, take bikes off and still be able to flip out camper.....

Has anyone one done this, would it be OK weight wise or would the aluminium struts on the camper be compromised

Look forward to your input

Cheers

Kim   
 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on November 02, 2013, 10:39:18 AM
I reckon the aluminium will handle it fine Kim. I drilled a couple of holes in mine and it's been fine.

Ended up that we bought some more alu and had it welded in as cross bracing. We sit 2 medium size storage boxes on there and these would have fallen in the gaps without cross bracing.

Biggest thing to keep in check is the weight you are adding. You'll bend the bows on the tent when you wind it closed if you go too heavy. I learnt the hard way.

A work around if it end up too heavy is to help lift the hard floor when closing. We do this everytime.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: KIMBOPRADO on November 02, 2013, 11:02:20 PM
Thanks wazza2 for the response, never thought of the bows for tent being effected, might just do the kids 2 lighter bikes first, see how that goes after a trip and go from there.

Cheers

Kim
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on November 03, 2013, 07:35:40 PM
It's mainly a worry when closing the ct Kim. Everything bolted to the hardfloor gets lifted by the winch and strap. If the floor is too heavy the strap bends the tents bows, especially the centre one, when you wind the floor up off the ground.

We have at least 40kgs in 2 boxes that travel on top of the ct once it has been closed. No probs with the aluminium bracing on the floor holding that so far and we've done many a rough track/road.

To lighten the floor I will be removing our second pole carrier when we get home. The weight of that, plus the old fishing rods in it, is too much due to it being opposite end to the floor pivot point.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: KIMBOPRADO on December 01, 2013, 11:02:25 PM
Well finished off mounting 4 bike racks on top of the Cub today, needed height as the 28inch bikes would touch the front and rear bars - so used a spare floor matt cut up for this and also absorb vibration while bikes on top

 (http://s7.postimg.org/r58it6ukn/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r58it6ukn/)

Will get a couple go ratchet tie downs to keep bikes secure - I'm happy with the result
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Thecat on January 15, 2014, 07:04:22 PM
I am the president of the CUB club Australia . We are not a forum, rather we seek to organise trips for CUB owners. If you are interested send me an email at thecubclub01@gmail.com.

Have a great day.

Barry O'Connor
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on January 15, 2014, 08:06:58 PM
Thanks Barry , but l wouldn't join a club that would have a bloke like me   :cheers:
Wasn't l elected  el presidenta on post No 15 , when was the coup :cup: :cheers: :angel:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Thecat on January 16, 2014, 04:32:48 PM
The CUB Club Australia is not related to this forum and so there is no coup. Hail the forum el presidente.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on January 16, 2014, 05:55:10 PM
Are you trying to tell me there are  " Other Forums "  ??? ??? l know not of what you speak .  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 16, 2014, 09:11:13 PM
The CUB Club Australia is not related to this forum and so there is no coup. Hail the forum el presidente.



 ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on January 17, 2014, 07:56:00 AM
Read the last 4 posts before yours Al  ;)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 17, 2014, 09:29:40 AM
I did mate

Just like the way that that some one claims to be the CUB Club Australia President joins MySwag and makes his only two posts in this thread. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on January 17, 2014, 01:35:07 PM
I did mate

Just like the way that that some one claims to be the CUB Club Australia President joins MySwag and makes his only two posts in this thread.

Aha! Read your post as confusion for what the banter was about...apologies  :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 17, 2014, 01:45:32 PM
No worries
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on January 29, 2014, 06:07:30 PM
Ill health forces us to sell off our Supamatic Drover - the Cub with the Works.
Please check the classifieds. I would post pics if only I knew how!

Dave
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 29, 2014, 07:01:20 PM
No good mate, hope thing work out okay for you
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on January 31, 2014, 05:22:22 PM
Thanks. One  of the perils of ageing.

I now have photos of my Supamatic Drover 'with the works' in the classifieds

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 31, 2014, 11:33:27 PM
Ageing, should be banned, def not compulsory. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on February 01, 2014, 10:42:45 AM
Ageing, should be banned, def not compulsory.





With a platform like that there will be a coup , everybody will follow  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on February 05, 2014, 03:38:22 PM
Minister is talking more and more about possibly getting a CUB Spacevan - I'd rather do a new paint job and other odds n sods on the CUB with have, but who am I to have a say?  :-X

We'll be checking them over at the Rosehill show this year, but has anyone gotten a (recent) price on either the Escape or Regal - with or without the TC pack from CUB recently?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on February 05, 2014, 04:28:58 PM
bobnrob,

Can I interest you in my Supamatic Drover?  See Classifieds

Dave
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on February 06, 2014, 11:15:59 AM
Sorry Dave, if we're changing, it's only a spacevan the boss is interested in
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thommo19 on February 06, 2014, 09:00:57 PM
Hi guys
Quick question, for those of you that have an internal 3 way  fridge .
We have a Supamatic  ,I was wondering if it was ok to run the fridge on 12v  while travelling. My query comes from the heat generated from the fridge and what if any damage could happen to the canvas etc.
Jeff
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: thrasherdave on February 06, 2014, 09:38:32 PM
No probs AFAIK.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: MDS69 on February 07, 2014, 06:28:12 AM
Sorry Dave, if we're changing, it's only a spacevan the boss is interested in

Give CUB in Sydney a call. I was in there earlier this week and I "think" I saw a Spacevan that was drastically reduced from "somewhere" around $43k to $37k or thereabout. It was old stock. I didn't pay too much attention as it was not what I was looking for.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on February 07, 2014, 07:37:17 AM
Minister is talking more and more about possibly getting a CUB Spacevan - I'd rather do a new paint job and other odds n sods on the CUB with have, but who am I to have a say?  :-X

We'll be checking them over at the Rosehill show this year, but has anyone gotten a (recent) price on either the Escape or Regal - with or without the TC pack from CUB recently?
Bob, there's a new offroad Spacevan Escape on Caravansales at the moment at the Queensland Cub Showroom.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: maurerless on February 07, 2014, 04:22:34 PM
Hi guys
Quick question, for those of you that have an internal 3 way  fridge .
We have a Supamatic  ,I was wondering if it was ok to run the fridge on 12v  while travelling. My query comes from the heat generated from the fridge and what if any damage could happen to the canvas etc.
Jeff

Here's a post about the mod I did due to my similar concerns:
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=15808.msg290688#msg290688 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=15808.msg290688#msg290688)

Worked a treat. Especially from the perspective of my peace of mind.
Also kept heat out of the inside when set up. Efficiency of the fridge went way up when I added a fan.

Since sold the camper though...  :'( :'(

Tony
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on February 07, 2014, 09:43:42 PM
Give CUB in Sydney a call. I was in there earlier this week and I "think" I saw a Spacevan that was drastically reduced from "somewhere" around $43k to $37k or thereabout. It was old stock. I didn't pay too much attention as it was not what I was looking for.
I dare say that'd be the Drover for that price mate, but will ring them monday morning to verify  :)

Bob, there's a new offroad Spacevan Escape on Caravansales at the moment at the Queensland Cub Showroom.
Thanks for that mate, will give them a ring as well  :)

 :cheers: guys  :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: gunna on February 12, 2014, 04:39:49 PM
Had to Share this rough pic with the Cub Club & All
Driving past the local Caravan park come across this , a good use for a cub body
 :cheers: sheeds
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on February 13, 2014, 12:23:08 AM
Very creative!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooksy78 on March 30, 2014, 10:23:43 PM
Hopefully this lasts but...

Youtube link to the Cub set up dvd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpjbofClGOs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpjbofClGOs)

Very hard to find!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: deepop on April 01, 2014, 08:58:42 AM
thanks Brooksy,

Haven't got one yet but that's a great link.

What are people's thoughts on fitting 285/75/16's to an independent set up on an off road chassis on a spacevan?   This is obviously the set up I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooksy78 on April 02, 2014, 04:11:47 PM
Yep, definitely handy to match your vehicle and trailer tyres, but make sure you're camper can easily accept the larger tyres otherwise you're up for some expensive mods.

I think the Brumby handles those sizes without mods. I'm not sure the Daintree LE does.  Don't know about the Spacevan sizes.

I looked a putting 265/70/17 on my Daintree LE but it would require a body lift and spacers and/or a longer axle
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on April 02, 2014, 04:17:53 PM
Don't forget that when you raise the height, then any annex walls and draught skirts will probably end up a tad short.
Ta
John
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Elky on June 09, 2014, 07:02:45 PM
Very excited, just ordered a brumby today, now just have to get thru the next 8 weeks till it is ready. Haven't been this excited since we got the cruiser! Goin from a $150 tent we bought ten years ago to a nice camper is quite a step!

One more outing in our leaky tent in the meantime....

Cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: feisty on June 09, 2014, 09:43:24 PM
Greay news Elky.  Lots of fun to be had and lots of adventures too!!  Post the news in the general forum. Swaggers all like exciting news and many don't browse CUB CLUB.
cheers

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on June 09, 2014, 10:57:08 PM
Very excited, just ordered a brumby today, now just have to get thru the next 8 weeks till it is ready. Haven't been this excited since we got the cruiser! Goin from a $150 tent we bought ten years ago to a nice camper is quite a step!

One more outing in our leaky tent in the meantime....
Cheers

Hi Elky,

If your Brumby is being delivered, MAKE SURE you check the under side of the camper on delivery, myself and a number of other myswag members have had trailers damaged by shipping companies.

Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Elky on June 10, 2014, 07:39:52 PM
What sort of damage? From a forklift possibly?

Whilst I am pretty diligent these forums are great for sharing this type of knowledge, nowhere to hide thing on the net!

Cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on June 10, 2014, 07:43:00 PM
l love my Supermatic Escape  8)     :cup:       :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: 4runnernomore on June 10, 2014, 08:13:07 PM
What sort of damage? From a forklift possibly?

Whilst I am pretty diligent these forums are great for sharing this type of knowledge, nowhere to hide thing on the net!

Cheers


That's right.

check for damage to brake cables and dents in the bottom of your panels and damage to your water tank. For reference photos see my thread.  >:(

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=2185.50 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=2185.50)

cheers, Chris  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Elky on June 11, 2014, 06:58:42 PM
Ouch! Talk about shoddy handling! Can't believe someone could be so careless
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on July 09, 2014, 06:01:28 PM
I assemble new motorcycles as a hobby.

Some of them look like they fell off a truck when they arrive.  Crates bent buckled & squashed.  Some look like they had the tines put through the box not under it.

I've seen a brand-new outboard fall off a forklift at the distributor's.

Not surprised at the damage, no one in storage & transport seems to care much these days.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: 4runnernomore on July 09, 2014, 07:23:44 PM
thanks Brooksy,

Haven't got one yet but that's a great link.

What are people's thoughts on fitting 285/75/16's to an independent set up on an off road chassis on a spacevan?   This is obviously the set up I'm thinking of.

I have the max size you can fit on a offroad model. My CUB is a Spacematic with leaf springs. 265/75/16 ie 32 inch. This the biggest size  that will fit without modifying the actual internal arches. It is the wheel arch size that limits your tyre size.

Hope that helps.

Cheers, Chris
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 16, 2014, 07:09:28 AM
As a second hand cub owner this has been the best thread so far. My wife and I appreciate all the information and pics. Hope to see you all at park soon.
Thanks.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 16, 2014, 07:33:01 AM
As a second hand cub owner this has been the best thread so far. My wife and I appreciate all the information and pics. Hope to see you all at park soon.
Thanks.
Welcome to MySwag  Gav Dal Broi Your off to a great start with a Cub . Which unit is it  :worthles:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 16, 2014, 08:07:57 PM
(http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Gavin_Dal_Broi/media/IMG_0250_zps6d55c106.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4)
driving it home from buying it at a farm clearing sale
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 16, 2014, 08:28:20 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/tn_IMG_0250_zps69efa40c.jpg)
finally got it uploaded.
will show a few of changing bed configuration 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 16, 2014, 08:36:31 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/tn_IMG_0046_zpsfad9f336.jpg)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 16, 2014, 08:40:18 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/tn_IMG_0047_zps6dcf7023.jpg)
sorry just got the pics upload sorted and excited to unload a few
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/tn_IMG_0048_zps627b1571.jpg)
now I can fit in the bed. at 6ft 3in I was quite uncomfortable in the east west configure, now just need a made to measure mattress and I'll be set. we also lower the base to encompass a innerspring mattress
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 16, 2014, 08:41:47 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/tn_IMG_0249_zps39d9cf9a.jpg)
old configuration, we decided that we didn't need the small table and seats.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 17, 2014, 01:01:17 PM
What did that set you back  ??? . lf that's not a rude  question  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kram54 on July 18, 2014, 04:47:14 PM
Recently my wife and I bought our first camper, after years of sleeping in tents I decided my back and body had had enough so we lashed out and bought the CUB Supamatic Escape with TC pack and several other extras.

I just finished doing a 12v upgrade on the camper so now we can charge up the battery as we go. A solar system may be added when I save a few more dollars.

Great to be on a Forum where people can share a common interest and share ideas.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 18, 2014, 06:45:16 PM
Kram54   Sweet CT it will serve you well  :cup: . What size bags dose it ride on   ??? Will you charge the Deepie from the Tug   ??? Have you considered Solar for when you are settled for a time camping   ???
 So many questions  to you just interested to know     ;D                      :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 19, 2014, 07:45:54 AM
What did that set you back  ??? . lf that's not a rude  question  :cheers:
It cost under $6,000. I'll have to spend some money when it comes time to redo the chassis and suspension but most of that I can do at our farm workshop. I think the costly upgrade will be the front box I want to put in with a stainless kitchen and fridge slide and the electrics. I am budgeting under $4/5000 for the upgrade to have it set up the way we want it.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 19, 2014, 07:48:58 AM
Well your off to a great start  . lf you need to know ask . The only silly question is the question not asked   :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 19, 2014, 12:33:20 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/tn_WP_20140719_12_24_58_Pro__highres_zpsdac4c5bc.jpg)
setting up the annex for the first time. I'm glad I don't have a soft floor, was about to stab myself with a tent peg if it took any longer setting up. just need a privacy wall(mesh) and a shade cloth floor and I'm set
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: ozmoose on July 19, 2014, 12:45:16 PM
Bigger photo please 8)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 19, 2014, 02:16:26 PM
Bigger photo please 8)
Oh come on! I have just been able to get them thumbnail size and I thought I was on a winner. It will take me all afternoon to get it bigger. I thought I was techno informed but something about pic resizing and I'm like an ape trying to work an iphone. I'll give it a go :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Gav Dal Broi on July 19, 2014, 02:24:20 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/WP_20140719_12_24_58_Pro__highres_zps082501a8.jpg)
ok that worked
where is the best place to go looking for annex poles, mine are quite old and are a bu**er to put in. I don't have clips but eyelet holes for the spreader bars and no Velcro on the tent just poles with a half clip. I have to tighten it a lot or otherwise they just fall off.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 19, 2014, 05:13:13 PM
(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/Gavin_Dal_Broi/WP_20140719_12_24_58_Pro__highres_zps082501a8.jpg)



Dad  ,      Somebodys Camping in The Front Yard   :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kram54 on July 19, 2014, 07:29:30 PM
Kram54   Sweet CT it will serve you well  :cup: . What size bags dose it ride on   ??? Will you charge the Deepie from the Tug   ??? Have you considered Solar for when you are settled for a time camping   ???
 So many questions  to you just interested to know     ;D                      :cheers:

So many questions. Yes, I've set it to charge from the tug.???? The CTEK 250S Dual will allow me to add solar charging at a later date,  for those longer stays in more remote or less populated places.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 19, 2014, 07:44:41 PM
Good Good  but ,,,,, how much Solar feeding how big a Deepie  ( Deep Cycle Battery ) or how many deepies  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kram54 on July 19, 2014, 08:01:10 PM
Good Good  but ,,,,, how much Solar feeding how big a Deepie  ( Deep Cycle Battery ) or how many deepies  :cheers:

A single 120ah deepie and I am yet to research the solar stuff. A question to put to the forum experts at a later date I think.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on July 20, 2014, 07:23:24 AM
Where are you mob located   ??? , my bet is central NSW ,  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Eski on September 03, 2014, 10:04:35 AM
Good Good  but ,,,,, how much Solar feeding how big a Deepie  ( Deep Cycle Battery ) or how many deepies  :cheers:

I am currently running 125W Solar panel feeding a 100ah deep cycle solar battery.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: mucko68 on September 23, 2014, 10:32:21 PM
Gday All

Mick here just bought a Cub drifter 1988 Bicentennial Edition in prety good nick for her age. I will get a pic up as soon as I figure how to set it up  :-[ . Im wondering does anyone have any idea where I can get my mitts on a Setup guide / manual for this model on one close to it. I would really like to set up her correctly without damaging her.

My girls are itching to try her out  ;D

Any help would be much appreciated... NB I have contacted CUB but haven't got a response as yet
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on October 15, 2014, 12:46:04 PM
Hey there Cub Clubbers. Just realised I haven't been on here for over two years! Been out having fun.

I've got a Cub Brumby, had it for a few years now. Goes really well, no real troubles.  Couple of irks now and then but nothing major.

Has anyone replaced their rear drop down stabiliser legs? I, ahem, .... damaged mine recently... I was thinking of replacing them with something else.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on October 16, 2014, 07:24:48 AM
G'day Riguez, I replaced the stabiliser poles on my 08 Supamatic with Manutec dropdowns just after I bought it back in 08. Check out my camper thread, the link is below my Signature pic  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on October 16, 2014, 10:13:40 AM
G'day Riguez, I replaced the stabiliser poles on my 08 Supamatic with Manutec dropdowns just after I bought it back in 08. Check out my camper thread, the link is below my Signature pic  :cheers:

Thanks Snow!  Some good info and questions answered in your 'Snow Cave'.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: rastas4 on October 18, 2014, 06:41:30 AM
I have a 2005 Cub Spacevan.
I want to carry my 3.75 metre Savage Tinny up on to (put it up there when the trailer is closed, and take it off before it is opened of course), and it weighs around 80kg's.
Is the rack/ floor strong enough for this (my rack appears to be attached by tek screws)?
Also, has anyone shifted their spare wheel to under the back using a winch type spare holder like a Hilux has?
 I want to make room on the draw bar for an outboard carrier (for a 15hp four stroke motor).

Cheers
Peter
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on October 18, 2014, 08:51:24 AM
Hi Peter, some years ago on a Supamatic I mounted my spare behind the axle, but I used a big ratchet strap instead of a winch.  I fabricated a bracket that attached under the chassis behind the axle.  The ratchet end of the strap attached to the front of the draw bar and the other end of the strap went over the water tank (between tank and chassis) then through the bracket and down to the spare.  As the ratchet strap was tightened the spare was pulled up under the chassis. I used this for a big trip from Melb to the Kimberley, and it worked really well.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Stoo on October 18, 2014, 05:52:44 PM
Yeah Peter, a mate just bought a used spacevan and we mounted the spare underneath with the ute chain thingo. We had a look under our spacevan and did something similar but didn't consider clearance between the spare wheel and the rear door hatch when opened. By pure arse it missed by milimetres.
So, do it but keep the spare quite close to the axle.
Stu
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Post by: Terry W4 on October 18, 2014, 06:53:16 PM
Pulled the 2007 Supamatic Regal Off-road out of the carport today and opened it up. Tidy up before trips Nov up to the high country from ACT to Vic; down the NSW coast in January and Flinders-NT-Qld in April.

Know why I bought it - it was a delight to have it all opened up in the driveway. Still smelt of eucalypts from the last trip. Battery system working great - although I do put it on charge once a month. What a wonderful piece of gear this is. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: ozmoose on October 19, 2014, 08:49:21 AM
Agree Terry.

I have had our Cub Supermatic for just over a year now but a recent trip to Fraser really cemented the CT as the right choice for me. It was so easy for the family (Me, Wifey and 2 kids) to set up and we were very comfortable. We would do a basic set up for overnight stays in literally under five minutes. When we settled at a caravan park or similar for a couple of nights we would put the awning up and still be having a beer in under twenty minutes.

I recently went to the Sandown show for a sticky beak and sure, there are a lot of really nice CT's on the market with some fantastic features but you are starting to wander into $50-60k territory. For what we plaid and what we do with our Cub camper we couldn't be happier.

Happy Cub travels......

Moose

 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: rastas4 on October 19, 2014, 12:29:22 PM
Yeah Peter, a mate just bought a used spacevan and we mounted the spare underneath with the ute chain thingo. We had a look under our spacevan and did something similar but didn't consider clearance between the spare wheel and the rear door hatch when opened. By pure arse it missed by milimetres.
So, do it but keep the spare quite close to the axle.
Stu
Thanks for that.

I didn't take into consideration the fact that mine has 2x Water tanks under it with the rear one sitting behind the axle. I don't think I'll get the clearance I need with the Door folding under it??

Has anyone carried a Tinny on the roof/ floor of theit Cub at all??
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on October 21, 2014, 01:36:46 PM
My Cub Supamatic Regal Off-road (2007) came from the factory with 17" wheels and shocked suspension.  I have only take it on relatively easy trips since I bought it second hand last year - except 1 trip when I took it to my 4 wheel drive club training property which the trip in was interesting to say the least because it was also at night.

Just wondering what I can expect from it being pulled by a Prado D4D (2008) - not concerned about rough tacks but rather inclines. Some step areas around the ACT and the high country.


Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on October 23, 2014, 05:21:02 PM
Looking at joining the Cub Club soon.
Will be our first camper trailer and it's great to see the support for them on here.
I've been looking for a couple of years now so it's great to finally be at the point where it might actually become a reality. I did originally look at the cheaper imports and they do look all nice and shiny at the shows but I just can't convince myself that the quality is there. So, looking at stumping up the extra too get a Cub instead.

We're looking at the Supamatic Escape Off Road.
We had a look at them at Eastern Creek 4WD show last weekend and it certainly seems to have most things I think we're looking for.
I'm now trying to work out what optional extras are worthwhile getting and hoped to get some opinions from people who already own them. Some potential options are:
- Independent suspension - Is this worth the extra $1000?
- Wind down stabiliser legs - The standard ones look incredibly vulnerable to me, though the guys at Cub say not.
- Galvanised chassis
- Tropical roof

Would be great to hear what you guys (and girls) thought about these options, and any other things that I've not mentioned that you think are worth looking at.
What features do you like about your Cubs and what you might change if you were buying again.

In terms of our intended use for the Cub, I've no doubt that it will spend the majority of it's time on the tarmac, but I do want to try and get a bit more off the beaten track with it as well. I would love to do some more remote trips. Just got to convince SWMBO, hence the camper trailer to keep her more comfortable and hopefully make the set up and pack downs a lot quicker and easier than it is when tent camping.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: ozmoose on October 23, 2014, 08:15:19 PM

- Independent suspension - Is this worth the extra $1000?
- Wind down stabiliser legs - The standard ones look incredibly vulnerable to me, though the guys at Cub say not.
- Galvanised chassis
- Tropical roof



Hey Paul,

Welcome! From my experience the Tropical roof is a MUST.... Wouldn't worry about the legs IMHO and I have the independent suspension and love it but can't compare to the leaf sprung. You will love the CUB. There are better units on the market and you will pay for the privilege. Having said that there are a lot worse units for a lot less and like everything in life you get what you pay for.

The other thing that you didn't mention that is a must for me is the drivers side access hatch, you won't regret it. I would also recommend you do the 12v electrics yourself or have a third party do a better job for less and I upgraded to the inner spring mattress that the wife was very pleased about.

I didn't pay extra for the galvanised chassis and I am finding very minor rust that appears on exposed areas that does require minor attention such as WD40 or some respray from a can on occasions. My mate did got for the galvanised and he finds it chips and it requires about the same amount of maintenance. It's a personal decision and I think unless you intend to do a lot of beach work it's not worth the extra $$$

Good luck with the purchase. You will certainly find some good friends and advice here.

Moose

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on October 24, 2014, 09:43:41 AM
Thanks Moose.

I'd heard that a tropical roof was good both in cold and hot weather so it was certainly something that I was more than likely going to add.
The innerspring mattress was already on the list as most of the foam mattresses I've seen in camper trailers haven't been overly comfortable.
You're the second person I've heard say that the drivers side access hatch real bonus to have so I think that'll be on the list as well.

Interesting comments about the gal. I thought the gal would be the answer to any rust/maintenance issues so it's interesting to hear that even the gal needs maintenance. We don't do a lot of beach work so perhaps that's a few $ I can save and put to better use elsewhere.

What is the issue with the Cub supplied electrics? Is it that they charge a lot for what they supply or are there some quality concerns. To be honest I don't know specifically what they do supply or how much they charge for it but I'll certainly find out.

I'd still love to hear from people who have used both the independent and solid axle leaf suspensions set ups for a comparison of the two. I keep hearing two opposing arguments. Half the people you speak to say the solid axle is possibly stronger and is certainly easier to be fixed if there were any issues while travelling remotely (which to be honest isn't likely to happen for a good while yet). It's also $1000 cheaper. Then there are those who have independent suspension and they say it's soooo much better and helps the trailer track so much better behind the car and that once you've had it you'll never go back. I'm guessing they're both valid arguments but they are both a little intangible to someone who's not had either before. I'll be towing with a Jeep Wrangler which obviously has 2 solid axles of it's own. As much as I love it I can't deny that it's dynamically challenged enough already in terms of it's on road handling (though bloody marvellous off road :D) so I'm really hoping to minimise any affect the trailer will have on the handling of the Jeep.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on October 24, 2014, 11:07:03 AM
Paul, I've had a Supamatic with leaf springs and gal chassis.  I was disappointed to find that Cub paint over the gal chassis and when the paint chips off it starts to look ordinary even if it doesn't rust (I needed to repaint the drawbar prior to selling the camper).  I was also disappointed to find that the leaf packs had been poorly aligned before the front and rear shackle plates were welded on.  I added washers as spacers for the shackles and removed the two smallest leaves on each side to make the suspension work better.  We then did a wonderful trip across to the Kimberley and the Cub performed without fault.  Several years later we now have a Spacevan, with independent coil suspension and no gal.  We hope we have as good a run out of this one as previously experienced. 

My suggestions (and largely in agreement with Ozmoose):
- stick with the drop down legs; they are fast and work ok, even if they are a little vulnerable.
- tropical roof sounds ok, and might also reduce condensation in cold weather.
- see if Cub would agree to gal the chassis and then NOT paint it, otherwise don't bother.
- I'm not sure if it's worth $1000 for independent;  leaf works well if matched to the load. There was a recent thread about a Supamatic that had been left in the outback after the independent suspension failed. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: travelman on October 24, 2014, 01:50:28 PM
Hi Paull
We have a 2008 Supermatic Regal Off Road that we bought second hand. It had the old leaf springs, a non-galvanised chassis and I had a local canvas guy make the tropical roof. (Do a search on my name and you'll find an item on the tropical roof.) As well as lots of bitumen work, we've taken the camper around the Flinders Ranges, up the Birdsville Track, around Central Australia and recently did the million and one corrugations on the Gibb River Road and the Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberleys, lots of rough roads in the Pilbera, and completed the loop back across the Nullarbor. We tow with a Prado 120 and I've never had any concerns about the suspension. It has worked faultlessly and I'm not sure what extra benefit independent suspension would provide.
So far we haven't taken the Cub on a beach so there are no issues with salt water. Although I've extended the Prado's rear mudflaps and have installed mudflaps at the front of the Cub below its stone guard, the drawbar does get chipped from the odd small stone that gets flicked up. I just repaint it with some silver anti-rust paint when we get back from a big trip and it's fine.
I'm not sure how much Cub charges to install a battery, charger and 12 volt outlets, but if it's in your budget I'd think about getting it done. You can then build your own lighting system after many hours searching through eBay options.
We don't have a driver's side storage hatch. That's the one thing I would really like.
Enjoy your Cub when you get it, and enjoy the adventures you're no doubt planning.
Travelman
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on October 25, 2014, 05:00:54 PM
l have been on a Central Aus Trip with my Supermmatic Escape ( springs & axel ) & a Drover Off road  lndependant suspension . Mine trailed as it should the other died twice  . The left went 1st then the 2nd on the right  , some 450km apart . >:( Stuffed a really good trip  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on October 25, 2014, 05:15:33 PM
Speewa, what actually broke on the suspension?  Coils, shockers, swing arms, stub axles? 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on October 25, 2014, 06:28:39 PM
All good info so far so please keep it coming.
Also good to hear of the Cub's being used in far flung places and coming back unscathed. It's good to know they are capable and that real people are using them in that way. The 4x4 shows and the marketing hype show them to be solid units but I'm never really inclined to put too much faith in them until I hear from people who aren't getting paid to say it.

Based on what I've heard so far it looks like I'll save myself just over $1500 by not getting the independent suspension or the gal.
If the independent suspension was a significant improvement over the leaf springs and just as reliable then I'd maybe have stretched for the extra $1000 to get it but if it's reliability is in question then it's certainly not worth it.
As for the gal, by the sounds of it for the sort of driving I do (i.e. not on beaches) I think a decent hit with a pressure washer and some regular loving with a can of spray paint might be all that's needed to keep the rust at bay. I can spend the money I've saved on some decent mud flaps, which I would have needed even with the gal.

Probably the last real decision to make is about the electrics.
I'll be honest and say I've no idea about electrics. I'm not even sure what we'd potentially use them for.
When I get a fridge I'll likely keep that in the back of the car, not the camper, so I don't need to worry about powering that.
We'll certainly want some lights, but other than that and maybe charging phones (which can be done in the car anyway.......if I'm unfortunate enough to still be in an area with phone reception) I'm not sure what else we'd use it for.
I've no doubt we'll find loads of uses for them but coming from tent camping where there are no electric's means this is kind of new to me.

Cub's current (no pun intended) electric spec is:
240V - 15Amp input with 2 internal outlets and 1 external outlet.
12V - 100ah AGM battery, a Projecta 1500 Management Unit (runs off 240V or vehicle), 50ah Anderson plug for connection to vehicle), 2 x 12v merit plugs internally and 2 more externally with 2 LED lights (to be position wherever I want them).
That costs about $1800 to fit.
I did also ask about an inverter but they do not include one. That means the 240V is only to be used when connected to an external 240V power source.
To those in the know;
- does that spec sound good/bad/indifferent?
- does that cost sound reasonable?
- is there anything you would recommend to add/change?

Thanks again.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Barrabart on October 25, 2014, 07:16:22 PM
Paull,

My Trackabout has two 110amp hr AGM's, with two ciggy outlets beside the tail gate, and anderson plug to connect to the Cruiser, all very simple and does the job for me, lights plug to one cig outlet, Evacool plugs into the other one (when not just left in the Cruiser).
For lighting we have a Korr Camp Light kit 4, and i reckon it's great. i know i could of mucked around and made lights cables and switches, or bought bits and peices from ebay etc, but i just couldn't be stuffed really, plus it all comes in a hard case, which makes it great for storing in the camper...... the Korr kit is great, highly recomend you check them out. "Korr Lighting" are also members on this forum, just so you know.

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30966.msg484811#msg484811 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30966.msg484811#msg484811)

http://korrlighting.com.au/led-camping-lights.html (http://korrlighting.com.au/led-camping-lights.html)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Stewart on October 25, 2014, 09:29:17 PM
We have that stock standard electric arrangement on our Cub Supamatic.  We have a gas fridge so don't need electrics for that.  We have managed to charge two phones , two ipads, 12volt shower, recharged the Coleman hotwater system and ran  3 sets of LED lights for just over a week with no need to charge the batteries. We have never run out of battery yet, but have only stayed for 8 nights in one spot so far. We only ever recharge the battery through the Anderson plug when driving.  All works well  and highly recommended. We have a supamatic escape and got cub to put an extra 12 point near the beds so we can run lights.  We have since put in a 12 volt socket near the pull out pantry and a usb charger for our phones and wasn't very complicated  to do ourselves.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: avotrol on October 26, 2014, 09:04:19 AM
Power set ups depend on what type of use your camper will get: powered caravan parks or bush camps. Its no use having the most elaborate 240 volt system on board when there are no power points in trees. By relying on mainly 240 volt, you really limit where you can camp.

I pulled out all the 240 volt gear from our drifta when I rebuilt it and ran all new 12 volt only, as we don't need mains power in the camper. 12 volt powers everything you really want / need these days (for those who have it, air con excluded) and if set up in a van park and want to charge the batteries then we would simply take a battery charger and plug that in.

By having everything in 12 volt (laptops, TV's, dvds, cameras, phones, fridges, showers, lights, pumps etc) with the right 12 volt set up you have the freedom of camping anywhere with unlimited power kept charged by solar or the car. We have two 100amp deep cyclers and can camp up to two weeks no probs (fridge in car) and that's with the kids charging ipads, dvds etc. After that, I throw the solar on and keep camping.

 :cheers: avo
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on October 26, 2014, 08:58:25 PM
My guess would be that we will stay in caravan parks in the short term (to keep SHMBO'd happy) but then I would like to get out and do some more remote trips and camp away from the crowds.

I think it's probably best to just to go with the electrics that Cub supply for now, see how that works, how we use it, and what else might be useful. I can then look at modifying it later if need be.

I think I might be getting closer to a decision......which is equal parts exciting and frightening. This is when what has been previously discussed in theory starts to get expensive!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: zedd on October 28, 2014, 05:57:09 PM
Hi Everyone,
I haven't been with "myswag.org" long and didn't realise that it had The Cub Club. Yesterday I posted our first experience with our new Spacematic Off Road Drover into the general area of this forum. Lots of people sent me helpful comments.

We picked up our cub last month and headed off for our first trip last Wednesday. We had no problems putting it up, but had a terrible experience with 78kph wind gusts. I can't say our cub really coped well, but that was probably because of the strong winds. I don't think they are really meant to cope with such wind gusts are they?

We used plenty of guy ropes and pegged everything down really well, but the wind got in and the annex started to take off. The poles collapsed. We quickly dismantled it, but the back part of our cub kept lifting with the wind gusts. We managed to winch it down during a slight gap in the gusts. The winch worked really well. But it was a frightening time and now I am not overly confident in using it in winds again.  Might I add we also had very heavy rain and we didn't have any leaks.

We are really happy with the construction of the cub, but we find the idea of Velcro spreader poles and c clips very flimsy. There aren't enough eyelets on the base of the annex walls to peg them down well.  I intend to put in more eyelets. Is there anyone else who has come up with a different pole system? I only read about one post in this section.

Since finding "The Cub Club" on this site I have read all the posts. It seems that people love their cubs and highly recommend them. We did a lot of research before buying ours and hope that this one horrible event will be our last.

I have sent the cub company an email and I am hoping that they can offer some suggestions also. I do think they need to make some modifications to the pole system. I am pretty sure we erected the annex properly as I took photos when we had our walk through
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: 4runnernomore on October 29, 2014, 09:52:40 PM
Hi Zedd,

First welcome to MYSWAG and the CUB CLUB :cup:

Have a look inthe first part of my thread ref wind issues.

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=2185.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=2185.0)

I have found having the annexe on the lee side will asssist in large wind or if that is not possible dropping the height of the annexe and angling you poles with good angle on your guide ropes will also help.

Also use the winch strap to your advantage by tightening it up as much as possible till the floor almost starts to lift.

Hope that helps.

cheers, Chris
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: zedd on October 30, 2014, 10:25:59 AM
Thanks for the suggestions Chris. Next time we will be better prepared. I think we were caught unawares with the strong gusts.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: FlyingBushPig on October 31, 2014, 06:34:27 PM
Hi all, about to start work on the electrics on our Spacevan and would like to know if anyone has true floor plans? We have the standard queen bed with large cupboard on the door side & small cupboard on the other side with the power outlets on it.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wazza2 on November 02, 2014, 06:42:42 PM
Hi Zedd,

I echo Chris' comments and add a couple more thoughts.

78k gusts are massive gusts for any camper to contend with. As kitesurfer I see the camper as a damn huge kite that I would only use on an extremely light wind day. If i knew 78k wind was coming the I'd pack the camper awning (fold it over the main tent).

Next thought is, moderate wind put the awning on lee side but if strong gusts are expected and the site permits, then park head on to the wind. This minimises the surface area the wind is hitting. If you have to park this way then leave the awning packed away.

We've travelled a lot with our Supamatic and where the awning was set up and wind came in later we just looked to ensure we stopped as much wind as possible from getting under it. The velcro on the walls always seemed to hold up fine, as did the poles most of the time. If a pole came unstuck because the wind got under things then we'd fix it straightaway, even if at night.

As has been mentioned, dropping the corner poles to prevent pooling of rainwater is also a good idea.

Hope you continue to enjoy your new toy. W
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on November 13, 2014, 08:13:31 PM
Well, I've gone and done it. Put down the deposit on the Supamatic today.
Got a few extras (OK quite a few) but hopefully that'll mean there'll not be too much I need to add for a while.
Now just got to wait a few months until they build it.......and hopefully in that time I'll find the money to pay for it  :laugh:
Can't wait.
In the mean time I'll need to get the car sorted out so that it's ready to tow.

I have to say that Ross at Cub is great to deal with.
Yes, he's a salesman, but he doesn't try to sell you every accessory known to man.
He seems to give sound advice based on what you want from the camper and his experiences in using them, even if that means he's advising you not to get something. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on November 13, 2014, 09:11:32 PM
Speewa, what actually broke on the suspension?  Coils, shockers, swing arms, stub axles?


 Sorry for the delay . The drover that had been to the Cape & back & on another trip was traveling to Fink from Alice via Chambers Colom had independent suspensions . The break happened 1st on the left side at the swing arm pivot . After a time we managed to dismantle the stuffed unit , reweld the bits together & then refit it . Both shockers were stuffed but at least we could roll ,,, slowly at best . After going in to Lamberts Centre of Australia the Drover limped to Port Auguster  for Shockers as it wondered like a drunken sailor on a spree . On the way there the other side let go at the same place north of Cooper Peedie  . Same again reweld & go . Apart from that my Supermatic Escape followed me everywhere very well . l would drag a Cub with confidence anywhere in Aus & back .   Shit Happens .
On a 1st trip if the weather turns 7 your not able to read the situation l wouldn't blame the Cub .
                                                                          :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on November 14, 2014, 08:04:20 AM
Thanks speewa.  Sounds like the Cub independent setup may have some weaknesses.  Just to clarify further - was the break (failed weld?) on the swing arm assembly itself?  Do you happen to have a photo?  I wonder if I can have some gussets added to strengthen it.  We have no immediate plans for any challenging trips so I might wait to see just how adventurous we get with this camper in the time we have it.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on November 14, 2014, 08:46:09 AM
We are really happy with the construction of the cub, but we find the idea of Velcro spreader poles and c clips very flimsy.


I felt the same when we had our Cub re: the Velcro, and even questioned one of the rep's at a show about it. He said they'd never had any negative feedback, so they were staying with that designed!

Then I remembered a mod that jclures had done when he'd rebuilt his CT, and experiencing the same problem as him when we had our softfloor, I decided to do the same 'fix' as him on our Cub, and it was a LOT better, can read jclures write up here...http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=1493.msg180826#msg180826 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=1493.msg180826#msg180826)
I didn't remove my tent bows, or weld a brace in like he did. I marked out the bottom of where the bow's bend started, then dropped the bows to take the strain off the canvas and give me room to work.
I then put eyelets in the canvas, reset the bows and canvas, then drilled into the bows, then put an eye bolt in each bow.
Cost me $60 to have 3 new spreader bars made with a 90º spigot to hook into the eye bolt. I could've just bought the spigots and replaced the Velcro ends, but I wanted to keep them spreaders for possible future use  ;)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on November 14, 2014, 04:45:05 PM
Outbackogre The suspention let go at the pivot point a batch of dodgy welds l believe  . Got no pics was busy at the time .  Extra plates could help but how far do you want to go when it may never happen again  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on November 15, 2014, 12:01:28 PM
Reconfigured the draw bar to take genie box I had made for me. Here's a couple of pics.



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Title: Cub ball,weight
Post by: Terry W4 on November 15, 2014, 03:02:33 PM
Cub Supamatic regal off-road I have. Haven't had the ball weight checked yet. What ball weights you chaps have?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on November 16, 2014, 08:53:08 AM
Hi Folks
The general rule when designing and or modifying trailers is to TRY and keep the ball weight to around 10% of the TARE.

From the mods above, but the way a great use of space there well done, I feel that this may be a bit of a surprise when you get to measure what it actually is. Especially when loaded and ready for the road.

The best way to counter this is to get as much weight moved to behind the axle to help in keeping the weight where it should be.

Also interested to see what your ball weight actually is with this setup,

Again well done with the mod though, might "borrow" some of it myself.

Thanks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on November 16, 2014, 11:16:04 AM
I haven't checked ball weight but I used to carry the genie in the main box so by adding a new box and moving genie forward it should still fall within the 10% of tare range.


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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on November 16, 2014, 01:39:48 PM
I haven't checked ball weight but I used to carry the genie in the main box so by adding a new box and moving genie forward it should still fall within the 10% of tare range.


The further forward you move something ie the further away from the axle you move something the heavier it will be on the drawbar.  The basic physics. Not the best I could find to explain it.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/physics/machines/Levers.shtml (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/physics/machines/Levers.shtml)

Fulcrum = Wheels  ;  Effort = Tow Ball weight  ;  Load = Load 


The further the load is away from the fulcrum/wheel and closer to the effort/tow ball, the more effort is required to lift it, or the heavier the tow ball weight.  This can be counter balanced by have the load closer or behind the fulcrum/wheel. 

Title: Re: Cub ball,weight
Post by: Snow on November 17, 2014, 07:27:36 AM
Cub Supamatic regal off-road I have. Haven't had the ball weight checked yet. What ball weights you chaps have?

Weighed the Snowcave ballweight not long back and got 135kg. Way too heavy!! Now I have to move the storage box to the rear of the draw bar and move the battery box behind the axle under the bed.

I've been threatening to do that for years now. ;D ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: poppasmurf on November 17, 2014, 09:23:30 AM

The further forward you move something ie the further away from the axle you move something the heavier it will be on the drawbar.  The basic physics. Not the best I could find to explain it.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/physics/machines/Levers.shtml (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/physics/machines/Levers.shtml)

Fulcrum = Wheels  ;  Effort = Tow Ball weight  ;  Load = Load 


The further the load is away from the fulcrum/wheel and closer to the effort/tow ball, the more effort is required to lift it, or the heavier the tow ball weight.  This can be counter balanced by have the load closer or behind the fulcrum/wheel.

I am aware of the fulcrum effect mate, but believe I should still be right. If not I'll have to rethink the config. When I can I'll check the ball weight and post it up. Although that might be a while.


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Title: Re: Cub ball,weight
Post by: Terry W4 on November 23, 2014, 03:22:34 PM
Cub Supamatic regal off-road I have. Haven't had the ball weight checked yet. What ball weights you chaps have?

Weighed the camper tow ball weight on bathroom scales with a fresh full tank of water and much of the gear on board that goes on trips. SHOCKED when it weighed in at 130kgs.  Specifications for the Supamatic Regal Off-road say tow ball weight should be in the range 85-100kgs.  This was without two 20 litres Gerry can - 1 for extra water and 1 for fuel)but with a bit of stuff in the tool box.  The Gerrys will weigh 40 kgs and I could expect to load about 30 kgs of food and other gear. This might add about 10kgs to the tow ball weight.

Now my Prado has a Gross Vehicle Weight of 2990 kgs.  When I weighed the vehicle last week with full fuel and all the drawers full and the fridge and other extras in the back it came to 2550 kgs.  With me, my wife and daughter totalling 230 kgs and the 140 kgs of ball weight this just leaves me with a margin of 70 kgs for 'carry on luggage and the dog!

Close but bugger it!

Not sure how much the trailer weighs in total but assume out of factory at 900 kgs (it has 17" wheels) and battery added later, and other stuff stored under floor and in the kitchen, it is likely to go 1100kgs. Well within the Combined Gross Weight of 5400 kgs. 

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooklyn on December 17, 2014, 08:42:03 AM
Hello fellow Cub owners! I have the Supamatic and we can't seem to find a way to set it up that doesn't result in these folds in the canvas that run across the side of the tent. It makes it a bit hard to zip open and close the door. I had previously thought it was because our rear tent now was a bit bent, but we had that replaced and it's still an issue.

 Has anyone found a solution to it?
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/16/2489987762e1140608923a375a146d0c.jpg)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Snow on December 17, 2014, 09:02:32 AM
The annoying thing with the tent set-up on the Cub is there are so many variables that go into to getting the perfect set. So much so I don't think a perfect set is possible.
From you pic I would say that there is not enough extension on the rear tent bow. This can be hard to achieve because you are fighting the weight of the whole tent. To assist I and a few other Cub owners have made supports that lift the front bow up and push the tent weight to the rear. This helps get the tension right across the top of the tent with the centre bow before setting the rear of the tent. Without them the tent just flops back toward the front of the camper.
I think they are a standard fit to new Cubs now, if not, they should be.
Check out the link to my camper thread in my Signature line. In it there are pics of the supports.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on December 17, 2014, 05:32:00 PM
Hi
Follow these simple steps.

1  set up the trailer with all the press studs done up and make sure the winch strap is loose
2  try and do the door zip up as best you can
3   release both the front and back bows about 6 inches
4  adjust the centre bow to the correct height so that the canvas sides at the centre are firm but not too tight.
5  now push the rear bow out as firmly as you can, this is important, and lock in position.
6  now push the front bow out firmly but not too far. Note that if you push hard enough the rear floor will start to rise, you don't really want this.

Your tent should be the correct shape and the door zip should be OK.
practice this to get it right!!

As for the front supports, a good idea but don't really do much for the problem you have. the front supports help with the annex where people put too much tension on the annex poles which tend to pull the front of the tent down. it's all a matter of getting the setup right without overdoing it.

NOTE  This is what CUB call a Tent Reset, not something you do every day but only when needed,

The biggest cause of most tent setting issues is that people don't push the rear bow out hard enough, you won't hurt it!!!

Good luck

Ta
John
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooklyn on December 18, 2014, 02:00:03 PM
Thanks for the instructions and suggestions @snow and @herks. We will give it a try and see how it goes.

As a side note, I don't think the front supports are standard as yet. We got our Cub about 4 months ago.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on December 20, 2014, 07:06:39 PM
OK. I have a 2007 Cub Supamatic Off-road. The kitchen has a griller.  It works well. But I can't for the life of me work out how to use the two stainless steel brace thingies to make it work properly.

Any pics or suggestion most welcome.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on December 20, 2014, 07:50:29 PM
Hi Terry
Not sure what you mean by stainless steel braces??? can you show us a photo or explain further??

Ta

Herks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on December 21, 2014, 04:36:58 PM
Hi Terry
Not sure what you mean by stainless steel braces??? can you show us a photo or explain further??

Ta

Herks


Sorry about that. Can't take a pic of them. The beast is buttoned up in a narrow carport.  But I have made a drawing of what they both look like. I have a normal grill which sits in the grill pan but to get toast done I found I have to sit the griller on a upturned dish to get the grill close to the burners. I suspect that these two funny devices are designed to help me.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/vh-grumpy/grillfitting.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/vh-grumpy/media/grillfitting.jpg.html)



Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on December 21, 2014, 05:22:43 PM
OK Terry

I think you are referring to the chrome trivet which sits inside the grill pan.

The Trivet has 4 little feet (as per your drawing) on both sides, one in each corner.

These feet are longer on one side then on the other so by simply turning the trivet over you effectively raise the height as well.

One the long side the top of the trivet is flush with the top of the grill pan and on the short side the level is half the depth of the grill pan.

I suppose there is nothing stopping you from also turning the grill pan upside down as well if you wanted but just keep an eye on what you are doing as this is not what it is designed to be/

Ta
Herks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 19, 2015, 10:19:42 PM
G'day Cubbers,

Hoping someone can answer me and give some hints etc to see if my plans will work.  Having been think about this for a little while. Being an older cub there is only the slide out kitchen no pantry. 

What I want to do is move the current slide out kitchen as far forward as I, making as big a space as I can for a slide out pantry next to it. 

(http://img538.imageshack.us/img538/4583/PrCAYR.jpg)

At present the taps and water line take a bit of space and may only allow me about 4cm to move.

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/853/lxdL9C.jpg)

The panty side is clear to the other side where the water tank filler is

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/2839/i2OeXY.jpg)

Unpacked everything from the camper to review what is in there, what we don't use, what we are replacing etc.  Now before I start undoing anything, can anyone tell me what this box on the right side of the kitchen is?  Is it just a cover over the slide to stop things falling onto the slides? 

(http://img673.imageshack.us/img673/3585/ilX40W.jpg)

Can I remove the covering and can I get the kitchen to slide out further?



Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: FlyingBushPig on January 20, 2015, 08:24:19 AM
Pretty sure it's just a cover. The new ones have a folded metal one.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on January 20, 2015, 09:56:42 AM
Hi Al

Firstly you have  a couple of issues.

1.   Your kitchen track appears to have collapsed, That is why the marks on the bottom centre of the door. I can see that by the fact the front edge of the kitchen is sitting on the floor and you would have to lift the kitchen up before pulling it out, there would also probably be a lot of grinding and such as well.Unfortunately not an easy thing to repair without the correct gear.
I see you are from Coffs but I know Cub is Sydney can fix this for you in less then a day. Maybe an appointment when you are down this way some time. Or at least contact them for some good advise, I have always found Ross to be quite helpful.

2.   The wooden cover at the rear is as you said.

3.   The kitchen will only come out as far as it does now. If you want it further out then the tracks will need a redesign.

4.   You can move the kitchen over as far as clearance will allow you too.

5.   If you fit a pantry then the wooden box will have to be widened to cover the pantry tracks as well. Both the kitchen and pantry tracks are longer so as to allow stability (some of the track is still inside the trailer) when fully extended. This is why both pantry or kitchen don't go full width.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 20, 2015, 01:03:59 PM
Thanks Herks,

Yes the slide does need lifting and is a bit on the average side. 

I have heard of Sydney, down south isn't it. ;D

The whole camper could do with a bit of make over.  Trouble is we are unsure to do a rebuild to get what we want or just get a new/newer one with what and how we want it already there ready to go.  If you know what I mean.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on January 20, 2015, 08:49:38 PM
G'Day Cub Swaggers
I opened up the Spacematic today to air it out and check for water ingress, all good in that department :cup:,however when closing it up the pole carrier fell off. ??? >:( :-[ :'(
Very lucky it happened at home :D
Has anyone had a similar issue and how did you fix the problem, ???
Our Cub is  built before the aluminium checker plate roof/floor 2006, I was thinking of fitting a chequer plate floor any sugestions
I will post photos when I figure out how to, ???
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on January 20, 2015, 09:39:43 PM
Will wait for your photos.  Still to make up the pole carrier and mount it
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: simmo on January 29, 2015, 08:35:52 AM
Hi fellow cubers,
I am new to the cub club and have found allot of the posts very helpful.
Early December my wife and I bought a 2003 supamatic regal. It has had a bucket load of use before us but in ok condition.
We have used it twice both in very heavy rain fall. The first time it leaked in both the corners off both front and back bows.
After some helpful advice from Cub about the way i set it up i chose not to put seam sealer on it. The second effort i carefully set the camper up re-setting it and i was happy with it.
After a fair bit of rain it we had a leak in only one corner (but enough to wet the bed). so i put some seam sealer on inside and out side off the front seam. It did help as it rained for the next 30 hrs with out a leak. We packed up in the rain and after getting home and setting the camper back up i found puddles of water on the tarp i put on the bed and on the side of the bed.
The canvas on the roof looked like the water had seeped through.
So if i may ask?
Has anyone had the same leaks
Has anyone waterproofed the canvas on their Cub? (cub is suggesting i don't do it)

Or does someone Know a camp spot where it doesn't rain? ;D
Any help or comments are much appreciated

Cheers Simmo
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: beigewagon on January 30, 2015, 08:42:05 AM

Hi Simmo,

We have been fortunate enough to have only been out in the rain a few times. We have found when touring, and having to pack up early each morning, even the dew can be enough to cause concern about a damp or wet bed by evening.

We have found that by fitting a waterproof mattress protector we keep any dampness or other dirt off the bedding. We have used a queen sized mattress protector over a caravan double mattress and bedding. When travelling we make sure the doona/blankets and pillows are covered before packing up.

I have only once seen a small pool of water on the protector after pack up in moderate rain, but the bedding was completely dry underneath.

Beigewagon.




Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: KingBilly on January 30, 2015, 08:51:10 AM
Or does someone Know a camp spot where it doesn't rain? ;D
Any help or comments are much appreciated

Cheers Simmo

Your location added to your profile would help when making suggestions

KB
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: simmo on January 30, 2015, 10:58:51 AM
Thanks Beigewagon,
Is your protector canvas?

Cheers Simmo
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on February 01, 2015, 10:05:07 AM
Any cub users who put a large tarp over their camper including the annex? Would love to see pics of set up and any tips on how you deploy it given the top of the camper is so high.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on February 01, 2015, 12:01:26 PM
We were at Inverloch (Vic south east coast) a couple of weeks ago during the most amazing thunderstorm with horizontal rain.  I think it was the heaviest downpour I've ever camped in.  No water came into the camper.  The only leak was through the zipper between camper tent and awning.  The water poured down the outside of the camper and entered the open kitchen hatch, but this was soon mopped up after the storm.  The flap over the zipper seam seemed inadequate but it was an amazing amount of water, so hopefully this will not be a regular occurrence.  A large tarp over camper and awning would have kept us dry but is a lot of effort and requires a lot of extra gear.  Food for thought.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on February 01, 2015, 12:14:00 PM
Any cub users who put a large tarp over their camper including the annex? Would love to see pics of set up and any tips on how you deploy it given the top of the camper is so high.
Hints & tips
l mostly leave the annex zipped on to the CT , so when packing up it folded over the roof . l have tied 2 thin ropes on to each pole eyelets at each end . when its time to pack up these get tossed right over the roof so l can pull the canvas over , the only real snag is the height of the ridge so we push up with a broom  . l would do the same with a trap then add poles & ropes if required  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooklyn on February 01, 2015, 03:12:10 PM

Any cub users who put a large tarp over their camper including the annex? Would love to see pics of set up and any tips on how you deploy it given the top of the camper is so high.

Terry I have been wondering the same thing as we are getting soaked in Tassie. I find the camper does fine with one day of heavy rain, but by day 2 the volume of rain cause minor leaks in the corners of the camper and overall the dampness makes things feel wet throughout the camper. During a long night of rain, I started wondering if a tarp over the whole thing would help too... In addition to wishing for sun :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on February 01, 2015, 10:29:40 PM
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9984/dsc7743copy.jpg)

It is really quite easy to put the tarp up.   Two person, job tent pole in each corner of one end and walking it over the whole camper.  Use the front awning poles to secure the front and then pole and peg down.  Takes a couple of minutes while the Bride get the other things sorted. 

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on February 02, 2015, 08:01:01 AM
Thanks ainjan.

Do you lift up higher than the annex - ie by putting tennis balls on the top spike? Which is what I am planning.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on February 02, 2015, 06:26:43 PM
Just remembered when the father in law sets his Cub up he attaches the leading each of the tarp to the front of the floor and as the Cub opens it pulls the tarp over with it. 

As far as lifting the tarp to act as a tropical roof over the whole cub/awning, we have tried a number of different things with no success, mainly as we could never get something to lift the tarp of the middle.  The next step is to take the awning off and using poles and spreaders to lift the tarp off the canvas. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: beigewagon on February 08, 2015, 07:15:52 PM
Thanks Beigewagon,
Is your protector canvas?

Cheers Simmo

Simmo,

Sorry for the slow reply. No our cover is not canvas, it is a polyester type material that is water proof, but also breathes. The other half bought it at Harris Scarf. I have also seen them at Clark Rubber.

Beigewagon.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: kleyny on March 24, 2015, 07:44:29 PM

Anyone got a drifter the wind up style?
I have a 95 model and I just rebuilt the beds.
I just want to ask if the roof closes all the way down or you have to pull the roof to attach the roof latches.
How thick is your  mattress? I think this may be the issue.

Thanks

Neil
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooklyn on April 12, 2015, 03:46:12 PM
Hi. I am having an issue with with my Cub. We are traveling in it full time and find we have to reset the tent very frequently. (At least once a week)

We have been thinking about putting removable pins in the center and front tent bows to prevent them from sliding down in the hopes that this eliminates the problem. Has anyone done something like this? Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on April 12, 2015, 04:32:40 PM
Hi. I am having an issue with with my Cub. We are traveling in it full time and find we have to reset the tent very frequently. (At least once a week)

We have been thinking about putting removable pins in the center and front tent bows to prevent them from sliding down in the hopes that this eliminates the problem. Has anyone done something like this? Any other suggestions?

Same here. Ours has started collapsing every time we pack up or put the annexe on or if its sitting around for a few days or if its slightly windy or ....... its annoying. I intend to drill some holes and put some bolts through permanently.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Brooklyn on April 12, 2015, 06:00:21 PM
I think they need to be removable so you can still get the canvas off if you need to, but semi-permanent is the way we are leaning too.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on April 12, 2015, 06:21:58 PM
They were broken off - so I have bought a perfectly fitting 'roasting' trivet for a Baby Q Webber which now replaces it.
OK Terry

I think you are referring to the chrome trivet which sits inside the grill pan.

The Trivet has 4 little feet (as per your drawing) on both sides, one in each corner.

These feet are longer on one side then on the other so by simply turning the trivet over you effectively raise the height as well.

One the long side the top of the trivet is flush with the top of the grill pan and on the short side the level is half the depth of the grill pan.

I suppose there is nothing stopping you from also turning the grill pan upside down as well if you wanted but just keep an eye on what you are doing as this is not what it is designed to be/

Ta
Herks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on April 12, 2015, 06:27:43 PM
BTW - about to pull my Cub trailer around Oz for almost 12,000 kms over 2 months.  I will of course post pics and stories here but to get the feel for what me and my brother are about to do SEE: www.terrywalls.wordpress.com (http://www.terrywalls.wordpress.com)

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on April 18, 2015, 07:19:18 PM
Thanks for the suggestions Chris. Next time we will be better prepared. I think we were caught unawares with the strong gusts.
Zedd, regarding the Velcro strips used to attach the spreader bars to the canvas walls, HATE the bloody things. And I've had my camper since 2000. Recently removed all the canvas for maintenance here and there, took down the piping and restored to original shape. YES, they do go out of shape, especially when strong winds hit unexpectedly.
I took this opportunity to throw away the crappy Velcro fastening idea, used a circlip to fix triangular shaped bolts,(similar to the ones used on extendable poles to tighten the inside pipe) Punched a small hole through the Velcro canvas which the triangle shaped bolt now protrudes thru, squeezed the Annex spreader bar together a little, until it slides over the triangular bolt and everythings find and dandy, no slippage, no strain on the canvas, no loss of shape of the canvas wall and most importantly, does not fall down when the wind builds up.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on April 18, 2015, 07:24:40 PM
Power set ups depend on what type of use your camper will get: powered caravan parks or bush camps. Its no use having the most elaborate 240 volt system on board when there are no power points in trees. By relying on mainly 240 volt, you really limit where you can camp.

I pulled out all the 240 volt gear from our drifta when I rebuilt it and ran all new 12 volt only, as we don't need mains power in the camper. 12 volt powers everything you really want / need these days (for those who have it, air con excluded) and if set up in a van park and want to charge the batteries then we would simply take a battery charger and plug that in.

By having everything in 12 volt (laptops, TV's, dvds, cameras, phones, fridges, showers, lights, pumps etc) with the right 12 volt set up you have the freedom of camping anywhere with unlimited power kept charged by solar or the car. We have two 100amp deep cyclers and can camp up to two weeks no probs (fridge in car) and that's with the kids charging ipads, dvds etc. After that, I throw the solar on and keep camping.

 :cheers: avo
Correct to a point. My set up in caravan parks means 240 to the battery charger, everything else is 12 volt powered.
I don't see to much attention devoted to 12 volt pressure pump for water supply. Wondering why not, as the hand held pump is just so much junk.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on April 18, 2015, 08:08:01 PM
I agree Itchvet
Everything is 12v, same set up as what you explained.
also have thrown out the hand pump (well now only used on the draw bar to wash up after a dirty pack up) and replaced with a 12v pump on the kitchen.
Best mod as far as convenience is concerned.
Ta
John
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Stewart on April 18, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
Would love to see some pictures of the way you attach the annexe without the Velcro connections.  We have been caught out once with the Velcro connection ripping out of the pole and now carry a spare Velcro connection.  Would love to see a good alternative.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: rastas4 on April 18, 2015, 08:51:03 PM
Any pics of the modification to replace the Velcro poles would be terrific?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: The Bockies on April 19, 2015, 05:58:01 PM
Yes, pics would be great of the replacement of the vecro. It frustrates my husband no end. Thanks heaps.

Cheers!
Kaye
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Skinnee on April 25, 2015, 11:47:47 AM
Hi,

Just put a deposit on a Daintree LE,  it had the large fridge box on the front, does anyone know what the depth of the fridge slide is?

Want to fit an ARB78 which is 845mm front to back

Cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: charli27 on May 07, 2015, 09:24:42 PM
Hi mate I can measure the LE fridge slide for you as we have the same fridge box as you....but we could only fit an Engel 60 fridge in due to the construction and internal supports in the box its the width and height that could be the issues for you
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Skinnee on May 07, 2015, 10:45:50 PM
Hi mate I can measure the LE fridge slide for you as we have the same fridge box as you....but we could only fit an Engel 60 fridge in due to the construction and internal supports in the box its the width and height that could be the issues for you

All sorted fits like a glove
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on May 08, 2015, 06:56:05 PM
Got an email from Cub last week. Looks like ours should be ready in the next couple of weeks. Can't wait.
Got an overseas trip planned for work towards the end of month so wot get to use it immediately but fingers crossed we can get out for a trial run during the June long weekend.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Skinnee on May 12, 2015, 01:50:27 PM
Just bought a new Cub Daintree Off-road about to work out out solar and noticed their wiring is inadequate.

Having chasing cub up in Sydney, the wiring that comes with the power pack is 4mm squared, was told they use this as standard, if you camping off the grid or charging from the alternator then it might be better to forgo the battery upgrade and DIY with adequate wiring.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on May 22, 2015, 07:03:33 PM
Well, after a few delays (more on our side than Cub's) we finally picked it up.

(http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/plawton/Camper/IMG_5575.jpg)

It's a Cub Supamatic Escape LE with the off road pack and a few other bits and pieces added......OK quite a few other bits and pieces - larger front fridge box, larger awning, bigger tyres, pole carrier, slightly upgraded kitchen, extra door on drivers side, gal chassis and a few other bits. Went with the beam axle in the end.
Stoked with it. Been over it top to bottom with the guys when I picked it up and it looks great. Set up and pack down will no doubt take a while for the first few attempts but should be nice and quick once we get the hang of it.
Dropped it on the back of the JK and it sat perfectly level. Couldn't be better. The tailgate even opens fully (misses the stone guard by about 1mm!) so that's a added bonus.
Fitted airbags to the back springs but didn't bother to inflate the airbags for the trip home just to see how it went and it towed really well. I didn't feel the rear suspension bouncing too much at all. Obviously that's with an empty camper and an empty JK though so I expect the airbags will be needed when it's all packed up.
Towed home (about 60km) without any issues. I won't say I didn't notice the camper was there but it wasn't as power sapping as I expected considering it weights about a tonne. You need to give it a bit on steeper hills and you can feel the camper pushing you down steeper hills but other than that all was good. Even managed to reverse it into the garage first time which amazed me as I've never towed anything before in my life before.
Now just got to get into it, get the canvas seasoned and work out what goes where and then get some trips planned.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Animall on May 22, 2015, 08:54:18 PM
New to the cub club just ordered a Daintree Le at the cairns show last week a couple of options added . Pole holder , side shelf , roll up side and swing out spare wheel carrier can't wait to pick it up . eta end June / start July
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on May 22, 2015, 09:17:15 PM
Same here. Ours has started collapsing every time we pack up or put the annexe on or if its sitting around for a few days or if its slightly windy or ....... its annoying. I intend to drill some holes and put some bolts through permanently.

Hi,

I have used Hose clamps from Bunnings garden with plastic butterfly screw, when one of the center hoop lock screw stripped.

HTH
Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Robbbo on June 07, 2015, 12:55:23 PM
G'day all

Sorry to post such a dumb question.... But I'd feel a lot dumber if I was out on the track and didn't know the answer...

I've got a brumby (independent suspension) and can't work out where the scissor jack would be placed if I wanted to change a tyre!

Any advice would be appreciated :)

Cheers

Robbo

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: The Bockies on June 08, 2015, 07:35:45 AM
Zedd, regarding the Velcro strips used to attach the spreader bars to the canvas walls, HATE the bloody things. And I've had my camper since 2000. Recently removed all the canvas for maintenance here and there, took down the piping and restored to original shape. YES, they do go out of shape, especially when strong winds hit unexpectedly.
I took this opportunity to throw away the crappy Velcro fastening idea, used a circlip to fix triangular shaped bolts,(similar to the ones used on extendable poles to tighten the inside pipe) Punched a small hole through the Velcro canvas which the triangle shaped bolt now protrudes thru, squeezed the Annex spreader bar together a little, until it slides over the triangular bolt and everythings find and dandy, no slippage, no strain on the canvas, no loss of shape of the canvas wall and most importantly, does not fall down when the wind builds up.

Itchvet,

Wondering if you couuld, by any chance show post a photo of what you have done with the velcro poles. My husband, like you, hates the bloody things and if we could find a solution to this it would solve the only real issue we have with the camper. We are about to head north and it would be great if we could solve this problem.

Cheers!
The Bockies
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: sablesoft on June 08, 2015, 03:39:35 PM
G'day all
Sorry to post such a dumb question.... But I'd feel a lot dumber if I was out on the track and didn't know the answer...
I've got a brumby (independent suspension) and can't work out where the scissor jack would be placed if I wanted to change a tyre!
Any advice would be appreciated :)
Cheers Robbo

Hi Robbo
I have a Cub Escape off Road with 16 inch wheels and has independent suspension,
I use a hydraulic jack under where the axle is on the swinging arm, I have a couple of blocks of wood to sit the jack to to get enough height (Standard wheels are 15 inch, I have 16 inch wheels)

HTH Ray
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: lilstookie on June 09, 2015, 12:07:08 PM
Hi all,

Pretty excited to let you know we've paid the deposit on a Spacevan with bunks we'll be picking up in December! A long wait, but we have to work out the season and we'll need some living money for the months after we pick it up as we live on the road :)

Stookie will be itching to get in and mod like mad too, so no doubt we'll have more questions ;)

Lil :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on June 09, 2015, 02:34:32 PM
I have a 2008 Spacematic Drover.  Have had ongoing problems with the zip and now we can't get it closed as it rounds the corner.  The zip just splits open even when there is little of no pressure on it.  I have noticed the newer models no longer have the bend.  Does anyone have an idea on how I could modify mine to eliminate the bend or something else to solve the problem.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: 4runnernomore on June 09, 2015, 02:58:33 PM
I push the canvas up above the zip to assist.

It is a pain to get it to zip properly. I am alway concerned the zip is going to break. From memory I have on wonky tooth in the middle of the top curve.

Presume that's why CUB finally changed the design.  ??? to many disgruntled customers having to pay for a zip replacement which is a canvas off job.

All I can suggest is try lifting your roof at different points around the door until you get the spot that allows you to zip the door without too much effort.

Cheers Chris :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on June 09, 2015, 04:28:56 PM
Further to Chris' good suggestion about lifting the roof above the curve door to make the door zip around the corner a bit easier, you could also try carefully nipping up the rear of the zip closer with a pair of pliers.  I did this to the Supamatic I used to have when it was only 18 months old and it did help.  Be careful not to make it too tight. 

I now have a 2013 Spacevan with the straight vertical zips, and if the camper canvas is not set correctly it can be tight to close.  I know some people get frustrated with the canvas (and zips) on Cubs but I think it's all about setting them correctly (with camper floor and hard floor in a slight V shape rather than dead level) and resetting them occasionally - ie. with the door zip closed, release all roof bows, then push out the rear bow first (over hard floor), then centre bow, then forward bow (over bed).
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on June 09, 2015, 04:54:12 PM
Thanks guys.  The zip is probably beyond repair now.  I had some problems with it when we first got the CT and likely the previous owner also.  I was thinking of getting the whole section that contains the zip replaced and have straight zips fitted.  Could I buy that canvas part or would it need to be made specifically for my CT?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on June 09, 2015, 05:57:53 PM
Don't know about other canvas repair places but I know CUB are able to convert curved door zips to 2 or 3 straight verticals as required.

Ta

John
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speedhump on June 09, 2015, 07:15:04 PM

Wuckers,
I too had problems with the bloody zip on my Spacematic Regal. I got it repaired here in Tassie with the straight zips & they were able to source the same Cub canvas so I am sure someone can do it for you. It just made all the difference.
Speedhump
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on June 09, 2015, 07:55:04 PM
Terrific, thanks.  Don't want to be rude, but was it a major cost?
Wukkers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speedhump on June 09, 2015, 08:56:05 PM

No worries,
It cost me just over $600 but this also included a replacement winch belt (got rid of the pissy little one inch stuff). I also had a pole bag made & Velcro patches resewn & had them use cub canvas.
Speedhump
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speedhump on June 09, 2015, 08:59:13 PM

Wuckers,
I had the new Y2 zips( I think that is what they are)  installed & it made camping so much better for my wife.
Speedhump
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: roughing it on June 14, 2015, 07:28:56 PM
Just picked up my spacematic drover today. So easy to tow. It's our first camper trailer so pretty happy with it.

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on August 21, 2015, 04:48:37 PM
Had a major service done on my camper last year. New bearings, new disk pads and brake cabling and a grease of the brake and suspension. Since then I have done about 16,000 kms towing it including 14,500 on a half loop. Very happy with the way it performed along the Oodnadatta Track and elsewhere off road.

Only one problem encountered was I lost a bolt out of the right had brake calliper which caused a wheel lock up just outside Cobber Pedy.  Fixed locally for $0 under NRMA premium membership in about 2 hours.

Have booked it in for a service next week before going on a revisit to the Flinders Ranges-Marree. Bearings will be checked, brake and suspension greased and the calliper brake bolt replaced with the real part rather than the makeshift one used.



Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on August 21, 2015, 06:18:04 PM
Replaced our CUB bit over a year ago with that thing below...really REALLY miss my CUB   :'(

I would spend more time camping with the CUB in any given 3mth period, than I've spent all up in this thing!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: DIY OFFROAD on September 19, 2015, 04:26:56 PM
Hey Cub owners, we have been looking at hard floor campers for a while now. We are keen on the Kamparoo Cubs but wonder where people pack their clothes. The obvious place seems to be under the bed, but how do you pack it? Do you have to open it up to access it before you go? Other campers seem to have access to the under bed area when closed?? Am I missing something?


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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Terry W4 on September 19, 2015, 04:32:44 PM
Hey Cub owners, we have been looking at hard floor campers for a while now. We are keen on the Kamparoo Cubs but wonder where people pack their clothes. The obvious place seems to be under the bed, but how do you pack it? Do you have to open it up to access it before you go? Other campers seem to have access to the under bed area when closed?? Am I missing something?


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No not missing anything. Yes you have to open it up to access under the bed. Ours is divided into three (by the previous owner) - store foodstuffs in 3 sealable containers and wine and beer in one. Camp over and other stuff in the middle and linen and some clothes in the third. Rest of clothes are kept in cases in the back of the Prado.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: DIY OFFROAD on September 19, 2015, 04:44:31 PM
Thanks Terry, I thought so. Unfortunately that's a show stopper for us, we don't have the room to open it at home. Shame, the rest of it looks great!


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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on September 19, 2015, 09:13:34 PM
One thing you can do with the larger Cubs (not Kamparoos or Brumbies) is load bags (containing clothes and bedding) in through the rear hatch with the camper folded up and then stow that gear under the bed when you open up at your destination.  We do this with our Spacevan and could also do it with our old Supamatic.  Food can be loaded in the slide out pantry in these models.   
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: spaceman on October 30, 2015, 10:24:57 AM
we have just bought a spacevan and traveled up as far as Exmouth and back to NSW. I am interested to see what others have done in the way of mods.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Madcat on November 02, 2015, 09:50:24 AM
Hello Cub Owners.

I currently do not own a CUB but am leaning towards a Spacematic Drover when funds become available. But I have a couple of questions.

1/. If I buy a second hand unit (with internal fridge), has anyone taken out the internal fridge and if so what kind of mess is left behind once removed, will some cabinet work be required, floor patched, new piece of vinyl?
But if the fridge was to remain, is there access to it while the camper is folded closed, the reason I ask is that we live near a fruit fly road block and the inspectors like to check your fridges out for any fruit or veg that is not allowed into their fruit fly free zone and it would be a hassle to have to open the tent up, like I have seen on several occasions to other campers for an inspection to take place.

2/. Why is there very few Spacematic Drovers For Sale second hand, are they not very popular or are people so happy with them they are never put up for resale?

Kind Regards
Sam
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on November 02, 2015, 11:15:53 AM
Hi Sam,

I have a Spacematic Drover.  I have not removed the internal fridge so can't answer a lot of what you asked.  However, you can access the fridge when the camper is closed.  It is not easy but you can get to open the door and access the contents.  We had our fridge checked at the WA border.

The number of these campers that come up for sale is most likely related to the number of them that are sold new.  They are/were CUBs most expensive model and are bigger than most models.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on November 02, 2015, 11:19:25 AM
Hi Sam, I can't answer your questions about fridge removal because I've only ever had the basic Escape models that come with no fridge (I prefer to have a compressor fridge mounted in my vehicle).  On smaller Cubs (Camperoo, Brumby) there's no rear hatch , but on the larger Cubs (Supamatic, Spacematic and Spacevan) there is a rear hatch that allows access to the fridge, although it might be necessary to push your canvas out of the way to open it.  Cheers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Madcat on November 02, 2015, 01:30:19 PM

The number of these campers that come up for sale is most likely related to the number of them that are sold new.  They are/were CUBs most expensive model and are bigger than most models.

I like the idea of the big floor area, with 3 kids, the oldest 2 now generally sleep outside in swags, but the extra floor space would be handy to squeeze their swags in for quick overnight stop overs and in rough weather.

Wukkers how much room is under the bed? Is there plenty of area for folding table and chairs?

Outbackogre I agree with you on fridge, we have always just relied on a fridge in our vehicle, its good for day tripping as all your food is with you and you don't have to remember to take food out of the camper (fridge) for your lunch etc away from camp.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on November 02, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
Madcat, there's a fair amount of room but is divided into compartments with the barriers full height.  We put our folding table and chairs on the bed.  Camper still closes comfortably  with them there.
You could probably sleep two kids on the floor with the table still up, there's a lot of room there.  Taking the fridge out won't give you any sleeping room as it is on the same level as the bed.

Wukkers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 09:27:19 PM
We upgraded the wiring in our Drover as we were losing a bit over 1V through the wiring (from memory). Made a bit of difference.

Also, the thermostat is not active running on 12V (our model - 3 years old). All or nothing  >:(
Please explain what thermostat you are referring too. If the fridge fitted is a three way Dometic fridge, running on 12 volt/240volt or lpg, there is no thermostat as such. These fridges work on gas flow principle and the only way you can effect the temperature is to close the pipe thru which the chlorine flows, that's usually a three way option, ie FULL, HALF, Quarter.
12 volt operation fridge should work just as good as on gas or 240 volts, (ours does) the main issue is power supply, the power must be drawn direct from your battery and there must be no loss between the battery and the fridge, ensure the wire and plug is of sufficient size to allow power flow unimpeded.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 09:51:08 PM
Hi guys
Quick question, for those of you that have an internal 3 way  fridge .
We have a Supamatic  ,I was wondering if it was ok to run the fridge on 12v  while travelling. My query comes from the heat generated from the fridge and what if any damage could happen to the canvas etc.
Jeff
Jeff, I've had our Cub Spacematic for years now, and always use the fridge on 12 volt whilst traveling. The furtherest I've travelled in this manner was Perth to Meekathara in one go. Sure the canvas gets warm, but don't forget there is plumbing to vent the majority outside. Fridge worked fine, froze my tomatoes though, bugger.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 09:56:17 PM
Just bought a new Cub Daintree Off-road about to work out out solar and noticed their wiring is inadequate.

Having chasing cub up in Sydney, the wiring that comes with the power pack is 4mm squared, was told they use this as standard, if you camping off the grid or charging from the alternator then it might be better to forgo the battery upgrade and DIY with adequate wiring.
Most definately a good idea.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 09:58:34 PM
Itchvet,

Wondering if you couuld, by any chance show post a photo of what you have done with the velcro poles. My husband, like you, hates the bloody things and if we could find a solution to this it would solve the only real issue we have with the camper. We are about to head north and it would be great if we could solve this problem.

Cheers!
The Bockies

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier, been away and not connected.
Give me a couple of days to get pics and I will endevor to post same here ASAP for folks to check out for themselves.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 10:02:49 PM
I have a 2008 Spacematic Drover.  Have had ongoing problems with the zip and now we can't get it closed as it rounds the corner.  The zip just splits open even when there is little of no pressure on it.  I have noticed the newer models no longer have the bend.  Does anyone have an idea on how I could modify mine to eliminate the bend or something else to solve the problem.  Thanks.
Ours suffers this problem since new.
Short solution >>>> get multi grips to allow gripping of REAR of zip without crushing front, squeeze gently on both sides of the slider, now lubricate the zips both sides with wax of silicone spray, then hold canvas upwards to relieve pressure and slowly slide zip along teeth, it should work smoothly. I've found that this little task is required from time to time, but if you hold the canvas upwards to ensure it is even on BOTH sides of the zip, it usually works fine for quiet some time. After negotiating the curve, things become normal.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 10:08:39 PM
Thanks guys.  The zip is probably beyond repair now.  I had some problems with it when we first got the CT and likely the previous owner also.  I was thinking of getting the whole section that contains the zip replaced and have straight zips fitted.  Could I buy that canvas part or would it need to be made specifically for my CT?
Been there, done that, though not for zip repairs. Getting the canvas off, is to put it mildly a bitch. Note too, the canvas has a metal strip enclosed within the hem where the screws go thru and sandwiches it between the ply wood trim. These strips all have holes drilled unevenly, so you need to mark each strip with the front and also which side it goes into, so when re-assembling you get the holes lined up correctly. It's a fiddly job and if done proffessionly, I'd say cost you a packet.
I had to remove the canvas to straighten the pipes, were bent in high winds, then some press studs had pulled out, needed them repaired so off to the canvas repairer it went. Sorry now I didn't get a heavy duty zip installed at the time.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 03, 2015, 10:16:43 PM
Hello Cub Owners.

I currently do not own a CUB but am leaning towards a Spacematic Drover when funds become available. But I have a couple of questions.

1/. If I buy a second hand unit (with internal fridge), has anyone taken out the internal fridge and if so what kind of mess is left behind once removed, will some cabinet work be required, floor patched, new piece of vinyl?
But if the fridge was to remain, is there access to it while the camper is folded closed, the reason I ask is that we live near a fruit fly road block and the inspectors like to check your fridges out for any fruit or veg that is not allowed into their fruit fly free zone and it would be a hassle to have to open the tent up, like I have seen on several occasions to other campers for an inspection to take place.

2/. Why is there very few Spacematic Drovers For Sale second hand, are they not very popular or are people so happy with them they are never put up for resale?

Kind Regards
Sam

Sam, I have removed my fridge for service, there are FOUR screws accessed from underneath the camper to remove, then the lpg line needs to be disconnected, that's it, should now come out easy enough. There may be dust or dirt underneath, it's pretty hard to clean it up totally with the fridge in place, a warm water wash should be able to remove the worst, you will be then stuck with for screw holes in the floor, guess these could be fitted with rubber bungs from Clark rubber. Should be no damage to floor or fittings.
Inspection of fridge whilst camper closed is difficult though not impossible, if inspector wishes to get on hands and knees, crank their heads 90 deg, no probs. HEH !
Ref your last question, reckon the folks are simply enjoying their purchase.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: idlegossip on November 04, 2015, 10:49:23 PM
I have the cub spacematic drover and they are a big unit once opened up. I've had mine now for about 6-7 years and love it. Very capable with full independent suspension.

Re the zip, I recently was away and the zipper wouldn't close for the life in me from the first moment. On the curve it kept on separating. We were lucky as we were in a caravan park and we had to put up the walls on the annex to stop the draught coming through the camper.

I went off to officeworks in town and got some bulldog clips to keep the door panels closed for a couple of days and was trying to figure out how I could get it repaired without removing the whole tent. Found a local canvas repair guy who I went and spoke to. He asked me a few questions re missing or broken teeth on the zip, how old etc, and then told me that it was more than likely the slider was worn.

He gave me a suitable slider, told me it pick the zip apart at the tail end, remove the old slider and try the new one. Took about 15 min to do and it now work like new. Total cost was $5.

Well worth the try before removing the whole thing.

Also fridge removal is a few screws and a gas line. Easy as. You have full access to the fridge with the camper closed and heaps of space for thing to be stored at the foot of the bed. I would say an area of 3 feet 3 feet approx.

Under the bed We keep chairs, tables, annex and walls, cooking bits and pieces, etc basically things we don't need till we are setting up camp.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 05, 2015, 03:19:20 PM
Bloody good point. Looks like a spare slider is going in my spares box ASAP.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: FlyingBushPig on November 10, 2015, 01:44:59 PM
Hi guys & gals,
Looking for ideas to upgrade the main storage bin (in front of bed) to provide an easy to use clothing system for our family of 5. I've been thinking of building drawers up on top of it, and making the front hinge out (we keep sleeping bags in it for kids). I can go up quite high to the height of the Spacevan walls but wondered if anyone has done similar or has clever ideas?

Cheers, Phil.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: roughing it on November 10, 2015, 02:17:19 PM
How long would the internal 3 way fridge with a 9kg gas bottle last ? We are going to straddie for 2 weeks and have neverr used the fridge as we have the waeco in the car

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Green rv on November 10, 2015, 02:26:13 PM
How long would the internal 3 way fridge with a 9kg gas bottle last ? We are going to straddie for 2 weeks and have neverr used the fridge as we have the waeco in the car

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i would take a back up bottle or be prepared to get it filled

i've used the rm2350 90ltr dometic unit and in 9 days emptied it
(not sure if that's normal, but that's what it used)
fridge was set to max cold, but only opened 1-2 times a day
as i also had the waeco in the back of the ute

 :cheers:
Adam
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bird on November 10, 2015, 02:29:02 PM
Quote from: idlegossip
Found a local canvas repair guy who I went and spoke to. He asked me a few questions re missing or broken teeth on the zip, how old etc, and then told me that it was more than likely the slider was worn.

He gave me a suitable slider, told me it pick the zip apart at the tail end, remove the old slider and try the new one. Took about 15 min to do and it now work like new. Total cost was $5.

Well worth the try before removing the whole thing.
that's handy to know... none of my zipper tabs lasted much more than a year.. they were the cheapest Shit material by the feel of them...
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on November 10, 2015, 05:21:28 PM
Hi guys & gals,
Looking for ideas to upgrade the main storage bin (in front of bed) to provide an easy to use clothing system for our family of 5. I've been thinking of building drawers up on top of it, and making the front hinge out (we keep sleeping bags in it for kids). I can go up quite high to the height of the Spacevan walls but wondered if anyone has done similar or has clever ideas?

Cheers, Phil.

Here you go Phil.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: FlyingBushPig on November 10, 2015, 06:16:52 PM
Thanks mate. Pretty much exactly what I'd like to do, but keep the existing area for  sleeping bags. Looks good, but I'm guessing that's also heavy?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Stewart on November 10, 2015, 08:13:03 PM
We use the Closet Maid wire drawer system from bunnings in our supamatic. They are the right height for our cub and let the air circulate when all packed up. Two large drawers and one small drawer in each side hold heaps of clothes and stuff. Bunnings sell laminated tops for them as well.  Light enough to pick up and put on the hard floor if we are staying for a week and want more space at the foot of the bed.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on November 10, 2015, 08:52:24 PM
Thanks mate. Pretty much exactly what I'd like to do, but keep the existing area for  sleeping bags. Looks good, but I'm guessing that's also heavy?

It's an old pine dresser so not that heavy.  I'd like to do the same on the other side but I think I'd need to shift the electrics.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: FlyingBushPig on November 12, 2015, 12:13:06 AM
I've made the little box next to the fridge area into the battery box, with an ark pack and all the switches etc in there so no way I'm touching that area soon...

I'm hoping to make the drawers permanent as I hate pulling everything out every time we stop. Doing Tas over Christmas so lots of 1 nighters.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on November 26, 2015, 05:27:13 PM
How long would the internal 3 way fridge with a 9kg gas bottle last ? We are going to straddie for 2 weeks and have neverr used the fridge as we have the waeco in the car

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My 9 K lpg bottle lasted 16 days, but it also served as the cooking supply as well. I dare say if just used for the fridge, it's probably last longer.
Hint to consider, recently did a trip through W.A. Pilbara, ran low on gas, dropped into TOM PRICE township to fill up lpg bottle, discovered there is only ONE facility to fill such bottles and the price was over the moon, $35 for one bottle, but if you've got 4.5 K bottles, they can SWAP them out and they are much cheaper. W.T.F. :-(
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: TDB007 on August 29, 2016, 02:48:37 PM

G'day all
Sorry to post such a dumb question.... But I'd feel a lot dumber if I was out on the track and didn't know the answer...
I've got a brumby (independent suspension) and can't work out where the scissor jack would be placed if I wanted to change a tyre!
Any advice would be appreciated :)
Cheers Robbo

Hi Robbo
I have a Cub Escape off Road with 16 inch wheels and has independent suspension,
I use a hydraulic jack under where the axle is on the swinging arm, I have a couple of blocks of wood to sit the jack to to get enough height (Standard wheels are 15 inch, I have 16 inch wheels)

HTH Ray

Hi Robbo and Ray,

I was wondering the same thing about my new Brumby and the scissor-jack. The "instructions" supplied by Cub tell me all sorts of stuff except anything about tyre-changing. I tried using the scissor-jack on the axle, but the cut-out on the supplied jack doesn't fit too well. Any thoughts, or should I do as Ray has done and use a different jack?

Cheers,
TDB
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: bobnrob on October 07, 2016, 07:44:09 PM
Has been bought to my attention that the link to a video I put up (back on p13) showing how to setup your CUB, plus reset the tent, doesn't work anymore :(
So I've re uploaded it to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzHDVorTCfw)

If you want to save a copy for later viewing, go to KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/), copy the Youtube link into the box, hit 'Download'.

You'll then be prompted for the file type you want to save it as
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on October 25, 2016, 07:16:36 PM
Hey Cub Club
I have just paid close to $90 ??? for new wheel bearing seals from my usual bearing suppliers.I have been told that these are the only ones he could source, bit late for this time but could any one who has any information on alternatives or better price for quality brand I am not interested in cheap chinese or unknown units
We have a 2006 Cub Spacematic Off Road.
National Oil seals 474272.   2.000 x 2.717x 0.375
 :cheers:
Grizzly
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on October 25, 2016, 08:35:55 PM
grizzly 
 Buy the kit , pay the price  , & get spares  . lts not hard to carry but its really hard to fabricate  out there  . My Supermatic Escape  has the oil seals that are really hard to find so l carry 3 spares incase  1 stuffs up . l will then be able to get home & that's as far as l need to go .                    :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on October 29, 2016, 07:18:03 AM
Hey Speewa
I got the seals .They are hard to find and I always carry spares but they have never been this expensive ???
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on November 05, 2016, 11:14:54 AM
Hi guys,

Joined the Cub Club with an '01 Drover.  Out and about so no pics.  I can't for the life of me get the water filler cap off.  I turn the key both ways and still can't.   I am being gentle as I don't want to bust it.  Any tips on getting it off?

Ta Mick
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Jumpcut on November 05, 2016, 12:43:16 PM
Mick, the key locks the outer hub to the inner core. Then the cap unscrews anti-clockwise. It can be quite stiff.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on November 05, 2016, 12:51:43 PM
Thanks. Will give it a go.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB New Member
Post by: PhantomWalker on November 08, 2016, 11:01:19 AM
Hi,

Glad to find this site as I have just bought a used Cub 2014 Spacematic Escape.

Have a number of project to do, eventually:
     1.     Tropical roof (my cub has fittings required built in).
     2.     Water tank + pump etc.
     3.     Battery solar system
     

Does anyone know where I can get a after market tropical roof?

Kind Regards,

Eric

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on November 08, 2016, 11:44:17 AM
Hi Eric.

Suggest you take the strap out of the roller or you'll have another job to do - replacing the tent bows.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on November 08, 2016, 01:48:09 PM
Thanks. Will give it a go.

Unfortunately it must be cactus.  I can lock and unlock the core from the rim, but it just spins endlessly either way. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Jumpcut on November 08, 2016, 03:04:31 PM
Unfortunately it must be cactus.  I can lock and unlock the core from the rim, but it just spins endlessly either way.
It's tricky I know, but if you lock it to the hub, and then twist anti-clockwise it will come out.  It probably just needs a little "persuasion".
ie:  The rim needs to be locked to the inner core in order to unscrew it.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on November 08, 2016, 05:05:22 PM
It's tricky I know, but if you lock it to the hub, and then twist anti-clockwise it will come out.  It probably just needs a little "persuasion".
ie:  The rim needs to be locked to the inner core in order to unscrew it.

Gents
To remove the cap you unlock and then have to push in and turn at the same time. Much like you would for a light bulb.
Won't come off otherwise.

Ta

John
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on November 08, 2016, 05:08:34 PM
Hi Eric.

Suggest you take the strap out of the roller or you'll have another job to do - replacing the tent bows.

The strap running over the dust tape above the roller is what will be damaged. It will strip it back to bare metal. If you look you will probably see it starting to come away already. One or two openings is all it takes.
The only time the strap goes under the roller is once the floor is better then 3/4 closed. Not required when opening.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on November 08, 2016, 05:10:19 PM
They are much like the child proof caps on bleach and tablet bottles.
You need a child to open them. ;D ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on November 08, 2016, 07:01:57 PM
Jumpcut wins.  I got it off, works fine. 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Pete79 on November 08, 2016, 07:18:04 PM
I haven't read this whole thread yet (maybe one day), but I was walking passed the Cub factory today and saw some interesting chassis stacked up in front of the workshop.
Pretty simple design compared to others that use loads of floor supports.

Just an observation, nothing really to add to the conversation. :)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: itchvet on December 23, 2016, 06:28:18 PM
On recent holiday, Left hand bearing got extremely hot, despite being properly maintained and greased regularly. Nursed camper to C'van Pk set camp and removed wheel to fix. First had to work out what make the hub was, HOLDEN or FORD ???? Remembered something for way back referring to FORD, to be on safe side bought one of each set. Could not remove large bearing outer from inside of hub, requiring work shop with tools. Rang RAC who suggest the RAC recommended work shop in Albany. Rang said work shop expliane dthe issue was told no worries bring it in and we'll fit it in somewheres.
When we got there the lady behind the counter was in foul mood and very unhelpful despite telling us earlier on phone, it'd be OK. Made us fill out a work order and told us it'd get done when it was possible.
Explained to her our predicament and that we needed it done ASAP, it was a ten second job to knock out the ring. She got more agro, told us to wait or come back. After waiting no less that FOUR hours and still no signs of being attended to, spoke to the RAC patrol guy there, who was astounded at what she had done, told us he'd see to it straight away. I gave him BOTH sets of bearings telling him I had no idea which one it was, he recond it DIDNT MATTER. When it was done, found out they'd put the HOLDEN bearings in instead of the FORD. Again, told me it didn't matter, yet when attaching hub to camper, discovered it did not slide on as far as previously because the large bearing was not set as far back as previously. BUGGER.
Crossed fingers and hoped for the best. Sure enough, on the way home this bearing also got warmer than it should have, now face the removal of those bearing to fit the proper FORD set.
From this day henceforth, will be carrying spare set of FORD bearings AND tools to replace same. Good hammer and drift to knock out bearing ring and tool to fit new ring.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: latestarter on December 24, 2016, 07:10:01 AM
Not sure how that works. My understanding is that Holden bearings are for 39mm axles and fords are for 45mm axles. Wouldn't have thought they'd fit. That said, I can't  imagine too many trailers running Holden bearings as I think the load rating is significantly less as well.

I'm sure the more knowledgable on the forum will point out if I have that wrong.
Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: AdrianLR on December 24, 2016, 07:24:04 AM
That's a painful experience Itchvet!

This old thread on the Ausfish forum has some useful information. Certainly with boat trailers, there's a real mix of hubs, wheels, bearings. Probably worth doing both sides and matching everything to the other side (assuming they're the original bearings).

http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/archive/index.php/t-129402.html
Title: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alstarr on December 29, 2016, 04:34:15 PM
Marriage in trouble!

Hey. So we've got a kamparoo weekender and we're doing pretty well with it generally. Got over the arguments of choosing a spot, setting up, etc. Except the damned awning. It's the deluxe model and we just can't get it right. The vertical poles go in fine but putting in the Velcro cross poles and stretchers nearly leads to divorce. Every time.  They don't clip in that easily, the angles are never right for the clips and one or both of us gets hit in the head. By the time it's up we really need a drink.

Anyone know of any aftermarket options or solutions for quick set up?

Al
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: adelgigs on January 11, 2017, 09:10:09 PM
G'day all,
I've had my Cub Daintree for a couple of years and done plenty of km's on the black stuff and some on the dirt.
In May we are heading for the Kimberley and Pilbara in WA including the Gibb River Road, and I want to carry a couple of spares including shockers.
The Daintree is currently fitted with Rox Shocks RiderPro 119916. I've tried Googling with no luck and emailing the local dealer with no response. What I'm after are the shock specs - open and closed length, and where to buy a spare from.

Anyone else been down this track ?

Cheers,
Simon
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: baggs71 on March 14, 2017, 09:40:27 PM
Hey peeps..had mine for 6 months
picked it up at a great cash price...green bills smell good to get a bargain
2012 CUB BRUMBY with full annex and walls etc

MODS SO FAR
twin batteries
twin volt gauges
twin tillable solar panels
Weber baby Q
Joolca hot water system plumbed in
Twin gas
Twin jerries
8 LED rigid strips throughout

MODS TO COME
extra 86Litre water tank
17"Steels with BFGs to match tug
Water flow gauge 12V
UHF
TrackR



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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: baggs71 on March 14, 2017, 09:41:47 PM
Ill add some more pics soon
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: tramsnod on March 26, 2017, 09:26:03 PM
Just picked up a very nice 2009 Kamperoo Weekender with transcontinental pack and a full awning.

Hope to get it ready for a 4 day outing at Easter so I will have to set it up in the back yard first.

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement winch strap from and also how long do I need.

Does anyone know how tall the campers are? I am thinking of wheeling it under my patio roof so its out of the weather while we tidy it up.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: moseyroc on March 28, 2017, 10:52:09 PM
Im stuck in FNQ atm, thinking of replacing floor in our 2002 CUB Drover (inside lino) as its pretty crappy purple colour. As Im thinking out loud cause Im bored, is it just a case of unscrewing existing lino & using as template for new stuff, I've never checked but am guessing theres ply underneath. Want to replace internal lino floor where sons bed goes & also the step-up section before fridge. I will also do under internal kitchen but that can wait, cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on April 12, 2017, 05:37:00 PM
Hi guys,

I have had a 2nd hand 2001 Cub Drover for about 5 months.  For various reasons she only had her maiden voyage for a few nights earlier this week.

Loved the ease of set up and easier towing compared to the Jayco I had before. 

Just wondering if it is an easy fix to tighten up the saggy tent?  By this I mean it isn't quite taut.  For example, across the front of the van, the canvas sags below the hard front on the inside of the lip meaning that in the event of rain it would fill like a gutter and not pour off over the side (until full of course).  It didn't rain this trip but would imagine it would be an issue if it did.

The old guy I bought it from has fastidiously marked all the poles, but maybe I need to reset them all?  Any advice from those previously addressing this would be great.

Thanks

Mick
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on April 12, 2017, 06:50:32 PM
If you go back to page 22, about six from the bottom a post from bobnrob has a video of how to reset the tent on a CUB.  I think there is a video on the CUB site as well.  It is not hard to do.

Good luck.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on April 13, 2017, 10:01:30 AM
Thanks Wukkers. That link does not work but I did find the cub one in youtube.
Title: I need some photos Spacematic checker plate top
Post by: grizzly on April 13, 2017, 10:11:10 PM
Hey Cub Clubbers
I am  going to replace the original floor/roof of the Spacematic  Off road  it is 3 meters long,
the very first of the deep side Spacematics, actually it was supposed to be a display model.
Anyway the materials are breaking down and we have soft spots on the floor/roof were you step into the ally between the cupboards
I asked Cub about retro fitting an aluminium checker plate floor and was quoted about $4k from memory. I have a mate with an engineering shop, I need to get some details from existing units to help design our replacement, any photos,and measurements greatfully accepted
Also looking for alternatives for front tool box.
Thanks in advance
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on April 14, 2017, 07:49:28 PM
Never mind. I give up on this image posting caper!

P.S. Anyone know how to get a replacement gas hose for the ugly circa 2001 wood veneer looking 3 way fridge that came in that era CUBs?  I dont even know the brand. Totally unbranded.

Thanks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on April 14, 2017, 08:24:48 PM
Hey Diamonds
I'm with you on the posting pictures, my eldest son  has shown me a couple of times now and gets cranky when I ask again, I could do it on our old computer  but the new one with the updated super duper program  has me beat  ???
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on April 14, 2017, 08:37:37 PM
Hey Diamonds
I'm with you on the posting pictures, my eldest son  has shown me a couple of times now and gets cranky when I ask again, I could do it on our old computer  but the new one with the updated super duper program  has me beat  ???
Grizzly  :cheers:

Hey Grizzly, I am.pi55ed off coz I spent 30mins opening up a photobucket account to.host images and still couldn't get it right!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: monbeg on April 15, 2017, 12:26:55 AM
I'm assuming you are referring to having difficulty posting pics on this site, if not the case disregard otherwise see my pic below.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on April 15, 2017, 09:16:07 AM
(http://s38.photobucket.com/user/mikebuffett75/media/20170415_085626_zps5hhdvbu9.jpg)

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on April 15, 2017, 06:09:34 PM
LOL that's the easy part  shrinking them to the right size for the site is what stumps me  ???
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 15, 2017, 06:46:22 PM
Hey Grizzly,

Can you pick the picture, and send it to yourself as an email attachment.
In the process you should get the opportunity to shrink the picture.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: toglhot on April 16, 2017, 03:14:10 AM
We bought a 2010 Cub in as new condition around 2011/2012, what a disaster and what a heap of rubbish.   We used it once on a trip to Vic and couldn't wait to get rid of it.   Unfortunately, no one wanted it so we ended up trading it in on something else at a great loss.
What didn't we like about it?   

The awning setup, spreader poles held in place by velcro - you gotta be kidding.   Great for falling down and wacking you on the head.

The awning end wall rubbing against the stove is not my idea of a good design.   Sorry Cub but it just isn't.

About 50 percent of the push buttons around the floor didn't even match up.

With the awning on the bed end wall sagged so badly it collected rain water, I added spreaders and uprights and it fixed the problem - sort of.   Trouble was I was carryoing so many extra poles I had to ad another pole tube.

But mostly the cut of the canvas.   The cut was so bad the canvas wrinkled around the door and side windows so badly it was a two handed job wrestling with the zips to close the windows and door.   I messed around with hoops for ages but simply couldn't get rid of the wrinkles.   At first I though the problem was me, but then I went to the Caravan and Camping Show and noticed every single Cub had the same problem.   I then assumed that it was the salesmen at fault for not setting them up properly; but, further investigation revealed every Cub camper I saw whether in the flesh or in pictures on the net also suffered the same complaint. 

I even had an argument with a chap on a camping forum who insisted his Cub didn't suffer from these wrinkles and the other problems I mentioned and even posted a picture to show me, only problem was, his Cub did indeed have the same wrinkles, he just hadn't noticed them before and assumed you had to wrestle with zips in all campers.

Not long after we managed to get rid of the thing we went to another Caravan and Camping Show and ended up having a good laugh with another couple of couples who had the exact same problems.

No doubt I'll be swamped with Cub owners swearing their campers don't have these wrinkles or I don't know how to set them up properly   Either way, I'll leave you to your imaginations, I'm rid of it mow and every time the wife and I see a Cub we point and laugh.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on April 16, 2017, 10:20:30 AM
Funny, because i actually and honestly don't have any of these issues.
Although it is nice how you have come onto a thread for cub owners and just totally Shit can them. Keep up the good work

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on April 16, 2017, 12:59:47 PM
I've certainly had similar issues with our two Cubs.  However, I persisted with experimenting with the setup, both in terms of resetting the tent (starting with the rear hoop) and especially with the angle of the floor relative to the trailer.  I found that it was critical for there to be a slight angle here, ie, not dead level.  This was the biggest factor in getting doors (whether curved or straight) to zip open and closed more easily.  The biggest problem we had was condensation inside the tent during winter touring, but this happens with many canvas roofed campers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: paull on April 16, 2017, 02:27:24 PM
Had similar issues with our Cub, and a few more things that just didn't seem we'll finished or well thought out.
- The weight of the annex, plus the tropical roof made the front bow sag, and it got even worse as it settled if it were set up for a few days. The side and front walls would bag badly, flap in the wind, and it got to the point where water could collect on them as they draped over the sides of the tub.
- The velcro pole attachments don't seem to both some people but just seemed like a bad idea to me. Even if you get it set up right without it bashing you on the head, if it was set up for a few days the canvas can move against the inside poles so the annex supports were then just pushing against unsupported canvas instead of the inside poles. Made it difficult to keep good tension in the annex roof as well.
- With the tropical roof on the winch strap would slide off the curved bows so you always had to lift it back over the top of the tent when you wanted to set up.
- The rain used to run off the tropical roof and land on top of a seam in the canvas above the side rearmost window on the drivers side which then leaked, badly. Had to put rubber sealant onto it which sorted it but given the canvas design it was always going to happen.

Don't get me wrong, there was plenty to like about it as well. It was solidly built, towed like a dream, was reasonable spacious but still easy enough to manhandle, was dust proof etc etc. I did feel that I could take it pretty much anywhere. It's just that after all of the years that they have been basically making a variation on the same design I would have expected these issues to be have been designed out years ago.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: toglhot on April 16, 2017, 02:52:52 PM
So then, You can only post good things about Cub, negatives not allowed - that's different.

Interesting thing about hard floor campers, Cub have been at it for a long time, probably one of the oldest manufacturers, and they still haven't got it right.   At the last Caravan and Camping show I looked at all the hardfloors and Cub were the only ones with these wrinkles that don't exist.   Even the cheap Chinese ones everyone likes to bag didn't have the problem.

In all fairness, we probably could have lived with the Cubs shortcomings but we've been camper trailering for most of our adult lives, at last count we've had five soft floors, one hardfloor, one Aliner, three wind ups and four caravans.   CTs, or more properly tent trailers, have always been a firm favourite of ours, at times we'd buy a caravan or a wind up only to sell it and return to the soft floors.   But age has announced its arrival in the form of worn out bodies and that coupled with chronic rheumatoid arthritis has put an end to our soft floor days.

Comparing the cut and hang of a soft floor with a hard floor is probably a little unfair as the soft floor will always win out.   We bought the Cub for ease of erecting; unfortunately it was no such thing, taking longer than our soft floors.   Id have to admit, the worst we've had would be toss up between the Cub and the Avan Aliner.

We now have a Jayco Penguin; so, just to show I don't play favourites, I'm none too happy with it either.   It was recalled for mods to the roof raising mechanism due to fears of the roof collapsing, before we even took delivery.   We took delivery two weeks later and headed off on our first trip - no problems.  While packing for it's second time out the roof collapsed, so much for the recall repairs!   I took it in to Jayco for repairs to their repairs and they replaced the snapped cable with a frayed cable, said they replaced a pulley - they didn't, said they re-routed the cable so it wouldn't snap again - they didn't, so now I have to return it for repairs to the repairs to the repairs.   Very professional.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on April 16, 2017, 03:13:11 PM
I've certainly had similar issues with our two Cubs.  However, I persisted with experimenting with the setup, both in terms of resetting the tent (starting with the rear hoop) and especially with the angle of the floor relative to the trailer.  I found that it was critical for there to be a slight angle here, ie, not dead level.  This was the biggest factor in getting doors (whether curved or straight) to zip open and closed more easily.  The biggest problem we had was condensation inside the tent during winter touring, but this happens with many canvas roofed campers.
Agree with the setting of the floor, ours would be ever so slightly up at the far end, not that you would notice. As for condensation, all canvas products or tent gets that at times. Cub use dynaproof canvas, probably one of the best available.

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: alnjan on April 16, 2017, 06:30:44 PM
Our first Cub was 2008, Weekender with no extras.  For just the two of us it worked well but we decided rather then do a lot of work to it we would look at upgrading to get one a bit better suited to out needs and bought the next size up giving us more floor space inside.  That side of things worked well, but it was an older camper, 2003 I think and the biggest thing we missed and ended up being too much of a pain to use was not having the velcro poles.  The were so simple and easy to use and they just worked for us.  In the end we sold it as we just could not be bothered trying to set it up and now have an older pop top caravan.  I don't think there is a perfect camper/caravan out there that is an ideal package.  We definitely had fun with the little Weekender though, great little camper
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: tramsnod on April 23, 2017, 01:17:19 PM
Hi everyone
To easily resize photos I use Paint. It's usually included in all Windows software.
Open your photo in Paint and then use the resize button.
I usually reduce it to 50% or even 30%.
Hope this helps


Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kenneth23763 on April 28, 2017, 04:04:40 PM
Hey Guys

Recently borrowed a mate’s rear fold to get a feel and determine what I wanted.
His was a very basic import but it proved to be a useful exercise.
I like Cubs and it appears as though they have a good reputation.
Most of our camping will be in C'van Parks with the very odd free camping.
Wants:
•   NS sleeping as it would most likely be me having to do the straddle to get out in the night.
•   Ext kitchen and a pantry
•   Box on draw bar for annex, mats etc
•   Sufficient storage underneath for table and chairs
•   Ability to carry bikes and/or kayaks on top
•   Would like the ability to put some drawers within the footprint of the bed area rather than the fold down. Hate having bags of clothes on floor.
•   Don’t mind internal fridge and would like comments from those who have them
•   At this stage the tow rig determines a light tow ball weight of under a 100kg.
•   Budget approx $10K.

I can look at new ones and compare but these are far removed from 10 yr units.
I have until November to purchase something due to other commitments.
What I am after is some opinion as to the value of an internal fridge and the tlrs such as spacematic which have a larger footprint.
What models should I be looking at?

Ken

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bjh1000 on April 30, 2017, 02:05:20 PM
Hi fellow cubbers,
I've recently bought a 2010 cub brumby and have to say after half a dozen trips away are very happy so far.
I do however have a list of qs and mods that need to be looked into...the first of which is some mysterious knobs/buttons that are on the detachable kitchen shelf...does anyone know what they are for?
Cheers
Brian
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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on April 30, 2017, 06:09:23 PM
A hanging shelf clips onto them

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bjh1000 on May 01, 2017, 11:14:16 AM
Thanks Vern...that was my thought as well, but they are only on the rear side (towards the back). Nothing on the other side to support a shelf.
They look similar to the lugs that you would attach shock cord loops to on a tonneau cover or boat awning?
Someone must be using it as intended?
Cheers
Brian
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on May 01, 2017, 12:33:23 PM
Oops your right, sorry was thinking of a shelf that goes under the kitchenette.


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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on May 01, 2017, 01:30:34 PM
Thanks Vern...that was my thought as well, but they are only on the rear side (towards the back). Nothing on the other side to support a shelf.
They look similar to the lugs that you would attach shock cord loops to on a tonneau cover or boat awning?
Someone must be using it as intended?
Cheers
Brian

Tea towel rack? Lol

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Barson on May 01, 2017, 09:44:42 PM
It is for attaching a shock cord loop to. The shock cord should be attached to the end of the kitchen It then holds the folded table in place under the stove for storage whilst traveling.


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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: simjo on May 04, 2017, 03:32:37 PM
Hi there
We have a 2nd hand 2012 Brumby. We love it all except for the crappy spinflo stove. It is terrible and takes ages even to boil water. Forget about cooking meat properly as it just stews it. Anybody have this issue ?  Got any suggestions for improving it? I checked the jets and they are clean. We had a primus stove with the previous camper and it belted out the heat.
?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on May 04, 2017, 03:40:17 PM
I recently had to take the gas pipe off from the regulator to the outlet on our 2012 model and found that it had water in it  ???. Drained the water and now the burners go a lot harder.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bjh1000 on May 04, 2017, 04:08:06 PM
our 2010 cub brumby is the same simjo...also had a primus before and it was a furnace.
a mate has a cavalier with a similar stove and identical regulator arrangement. The regulator is exposed to the dust/dirt as it is in the cub. A gas fitter took a look...said it was full of a lot of dirt...replaced it and it is now much better.
It will never be as good as your old primus though.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on May 04, 2017, 04:48:28 PM
Yer. 20 mins to boil a kettle in the wind. We use one of those chinese cookers to overcome the inadequacy of the spinflo

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on May 04, 2017, 05:27:25 PM
Hi there
We have a 2nd hand 2012 Brumby. We love it all except for the crappy spinflo stove. It is terrible and takes ages even to boil water. Forget about cooking meat properly as it just stews it. Anybody have this issue ?  Got any suggestions for improving it? I checked the jets and they are clean. We had a primus stove with the previous camper and it belted out the heat.
?
On my old supamatic, a plumber mate modified the regulator, never had a problem cooking after that.
Haven't done it on our DaintreeLe though, yet!

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 24, 2017, 06:08:31 PM
On my old supamatic, a plumber mate modified the regulator, never had a problem cooking after that.
Haven't done it on our DaintreeLe though, yet!

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What's the mod? Mill it? Our cooker is stuffed, low gas flow, pfizo ignition doesnt work, knobs are gone. Thinking of replacing the whole thing but the regulator will still b a problem.

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on June 24, 2017, 06:14:07 PM
There is a little adjustment screw under a cap on the reg. It was 5 years ago so i couldn't point you to it now sorry

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 24, 2017, 06:41:55 PM


There is a little adjustment screw under a cap on the reg. It was 5 years ago so i couldn't point you to it now sorry

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I'll have a look. Thank you!

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Bjh1000 on June 24, 2017, 10:57:33 PM
our 2010 cub brumby is the same simjo...also had a primus before and it was a furnace.
a mate has a cavalier with a similar stove and identical regulator arrangement. The regulator is exposed to the dust/dirt as it is in the cub. A gas fitter took a look...said it was full of a lot of dirt...replaced it and it is now much better.
It will never be as good as your old primus though.

Update...had a gas fitter check the system on the brumby.
The regulator pressure was ok, no problem.
The gas jets were removed. I think they were 0.6 or 0.65mm, and were replaced with 0.8mm.
Surprising difference, more volume, and not affected by the wind as much.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on June 26, 2017, 08:12:48 PM
How much did the Upgrade cost you   .     ??? ???                       :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Steffo1 on June 28, 2017, 09:47:47 AM
I have been giving a lot of thought as to whether I should put a comment on this thread, or not, as I don't want to start any ill feelings but my conscience has got the better of me in relation to peoples wellbeing. Anyway here goes.

My wife put on a bit of a bash at our place last Sunday for a workmate who, with her hubby, is pulling up stumps & with Prado & Cub, travelling where ever in Oz. They're from Sth Africa, have been in Brissie for 10 years plus and want to see more.
Anyway. I was having a beer with  the hubby, an electrical engineer by the by, who told me he was horrified with the electrical wiring on his Cub, to the point that he was thinking "Gross Negligence" & a reporting matter but, after he did a full rewire, he let it go.
The major problem was that the 240v wiring was not crimped into the earth terminal and could easily be pulled out by hand. On finding that, he also found several other electrical connection issues.

Now, I'm not trying to start a debate here but feel it is my duty to make Swaggers aware of the potentially lethal aspects of this blokes camper. We were both hoping it may have been a "One Off" situation but I feel I should bring it up in this thread.
Please have a good look at your wiring fellas.
By the way,they will be at the upcoming Big Red do.
Steve
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on June 28, 2017, 10:32:29 AM
As a sparky, i have had a look at mine, some things are ok, some aren't that flash.  Electricians don't wire them, just labourers, and as they are just plug in, they can get away with it.
When my folks were building vans, we wired them and provided an certificateof electrical safety for each van.

As for electrical engineers, i have wired 3 different  houses for them, they are absolute pains in the ass to work for, but obviously don't have the competence to wire their own house! I take their look on electrical work with a grain of salt!


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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Steffo1 on June 28, 2017, 11:03:57 AM


As for electrical engineers, i have wired 3 different  houses for them, they are absolute pains in the ass to work for, but obviously don't have the competence to wire their own house! I take their look on electrical work with a grain of salt!


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Ha ha ha. I know what you're getting at as, in my line of work, I had to work with civil engineers who, generally were pretty cruisy, but more so, architects  :'(
Steve
Steve
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on June 28, 2017, 11:56:47 AM
Ha ha ha. I know what you're getting at as, in my line of work, I had to work with civil engineers who, generally were pretty cruisy, but more so, architects  :'(
Steve
Steve
Ahhh don't get me started on architects😉

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 28, 2017, 04:21:13 PM
Can anyone tell me the ride height of their Cub Brumby? Centre of wheel hub to lower outer part of the mud flap? Want to see how much my springs have gone down after a few hectic trips .... assuming they're all similar of course. Never assume I guess.......

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on June 28, 2017, 04:47:10 PM
Mine has bigger tyres so i am no help sorry

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 28, 2017, 05:06:22 PM
Didn't think of that Vern.  I'm running BFG all terrain. LT 265/70 R16

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: vern on June 28, 2017, 05:12:53 PM
Yeah mine are 285/75 muddies

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on June 28, 2017, 07:22:22 PM
That's still workable Vern. Difference shouldn't b that much. Easy to work out

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on July 24, 2017, 02:31:55 PM
Has anyone replaced their winch lately?  Mine works ok but is guaranteed to wake the dead at dawn.  I have a drover spacematic.  Blackwoods want $390 for like replacement.  On an old thread a guy said he got a new Pacific BHW 1200 for $165.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: roughing it on July 24, 2017, 05:40:10 PM
I recently replaced mine. I went to the local boat shop which was much cheaper

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: VKPrado on August 03, 2017, 08:20:27 AM
Update...had a gas fitter check the system on the brumby.
The regulator pressure was ok, no problem.
The gas jets were removed. I think they were 0.6 or 0.65mm, and were replaced with 0.8mm.
Surprising difference, more volume, and not affected by the wind as much.

Just wondering if there are any updates to this or where the jets were sourced from?

On a side note to all this does anyone know where to get a thermocoupler for the Spinflo 2 burner cooker?
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: marvellous_matt on August 21, 2017, 11:57:21 PM
We have decided to upgrade from our 2001 Kamperoo to a 2015 Daintree Le! Found one locally (Alice Springs) that has had little use and while more that we really wanted to spend is good value for money. Looking forward to easier opening and closing, flash kitchen and pantry, better bed and a bit more room. Of course it is a bit heavier than the Old unbraked cub.
Mods will include
- silent winch upgrade.
- redo wiring and add another battery
- water pump and hotwater install
and a little later reorganise drawer bar and get fridge box to install.
No Pics yet, gonna clean up old cub and sell to help fund purchase, seller is happy to give us some time to organise our money fro purchase.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Roksy18 on September 23, 2017, 06:03:56 PM
Hi All,

We've got a 2016 cub brumby and are impressed with this very capable piece of gear.

The only thing though is I'm struggling to find a suitable way to carry bikes.

I have looked at the Isi bike racks which would be the ultimate but, they are very expensive and there will be extra costs in installing the mount onto a pole on the drawbar - provided I can do this without obscuring the winch strap.

Also, has anyone fitted a recovery point to the rear of the trailer. If so, what type and where on the chasis?

Thanks
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: BrisVegasGolfer on November 21, 2017, 07:35:51 PM
Hi all.  Considering getting a 2010 Cub Spacematic Drover (as a swap for my boat).  I don't know much about Cubs, so sorry for any dumb quesitons.  I've had a softfloor Mountain Trail camper which was great, but very time consuming to setup/packup and we got sick of being on the ground, so we got rid of it.  Wife wants a caravan.  I'd be happy with a decent hardfloor camper, as long as it's quick and easy to setup for overnight stops.

What are the things to look out for on this model?  Do they have plumbed gas and water to the kitchen or do you have to bring the bottle around and hook up water pipes etc?  That drove us nuts with our softfloor.  Do they have a deep cycle battery in them as standard?  Is there any interior lighting and 12v outlets etc?  Here's the Cub.  I haven't seen it in the flesh as yet.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-details.html?adId=1161649102 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-details.html?adId=1161649102)

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.

This is my boat for anyone interested.  http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=53505.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=53505.0)
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: marvellous_matt on November 21, 2017, 07:48:05 PM
Hi all.  Considering getting a 2010 Cub Spacematic Drover

What are the things to look out for on this model?  Do they have plumbed gas and water to the kitchen or do you have to bring the bottle around and hook up water pipes etc? 

looks like a nice camper. we have just replaced our 2001 for a 2014, smaller than this model though. I can't answer all your questions, it looks like water is plumbed in and it has a battery to run it, gas is normally connected to a bayonet when you open the kitchen, and the generally have 2 bottles on the drawer bar through a regulator. If it doesn't have lights they can be had for under $100, or make some up your self. plenty of opportunity to upgrade the on board power if u need more.
they are solid and capable, and great quick set up for overnight stops.

I think that might be asking slightly above the market value, however they do hold their value. If you use facebook there is a cub camper page that is ok, much more adventurous mob here tho!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: BrisVegasGolfer on November 21, 2017, 08:51:32 PM
looks like a nice camper. we have just replaced our 2001 for a 2014, smaller than this model though. I can't answer all your questions, it looks like water is plumbed in and it has a battery to run it, gas is normally connected to a bayonet when you open the kitchen, and the generally have 2 bottles on the drawer bar through a regulator. If it doesn't have lights they can be had for under $100, or make some up your self. plenty of opportunity to upgrade the on board power if u need more.
they are solid and capable, and great quick set up for overnight stops.

I think that might be asking slightly above the market value, however they do hold their value. If you use facebook there is a cub camper page that is ok, much more adventurous mob here tho!

Thanks for the feedback matt.  If the setup and kitchen is easy, then the wife will be more likely to want to come camping. 

And yes, I thought his price was a bit ambitious too, but then I looked online and they go from $10k - $25k.  Boat prices are similarly all over the shop!  Ultimately, if he's up for a swap, then really the price is only a rough guide.  They're definitely cheaper than Kimberleys and similar.

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: marvellous_matt on November 21, 2017, 09:03:45 PM
Set up should be about 5 mins (with out awning) on flat ground if you don't unhitch. You should get a good idea when you inspect.
While they are cheaper than Kimberley, the KK are a different class, a step up in features and comfort (and weight!) But I am definitely a CUB kinda guy.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: BrisVegasGolfer on November 21, 2017, 09:09:15 PM
Set up should be about 5 mins (with out awning) on flat ground if you don't unhitch. You should get a good idea when you inspect.
While they are cheaper than Kimberley, the KK are a different class, a step up in features and comfort (and weight!) But I am definitely a CUB kinda guy.

haha yeah well I'm an Isuzu kind of guy until I win lotto and can afford a Landcruiser.  5 minute setup sounds good.  The windup looks easier than climbing over our softfloor to wrestle the tonneau back on!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on November 22, 2017, 10:24:47 AM
haha yeah well I'm an Isuzu kind of guy until I win lotto and can afford a Landcruiser.  5 minute setup sounds good.  The windup looks easier than climbing over our softfloor to wrestle the tonneau back on!
Mate, Ive dragged my Cub Brumby all over Australia through some pretty rough stuff. The previous owner did as well. It's done a fair few Ks. Only problem it has ever had was the welds on the water tank bash guard breaking (on different occasions). Easily remedied. Can't fault it for the price and ease of setup and packdown. Setup is simple and fast which is great after a long days driving. Sit back and enjoy a beer while you watch other people struggle, tired and emotional, with all that soft floor canvas..... ergh.

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on November 22, 2017, 10:08:16 PM
With my Supamatic Escape  we can pull up & set before the sweat of cold can run down a cold can . 10 mins from road to  :cheers: in the claw . That works  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on November 23, 2017, 10:31:52 AM
With my Supamatic Escape  we can pull up & set before the sweat of cold can run down a cold can . 10 mins from road to  :cheers: in the claw . That works  :cheers:
And isn't it a great feeling? Lol

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grunf on December 22, 2017, 08:57:33 PM
About time for me to join the CUB Club :)

Bought brand new (December 2017 built) Explorer "X pack".
The "X pack" is something that Melbourne Cub branch do, its basically beefed up Explorer with much friendlier price tag.
"Beefed up" means it has independent suspension, 16 inch wheels, full working kitchen (from 2017 Daintree model) with Smew stove, stainless steel shelf,  sink and pantry, 240V wiring and 100amp battery, charger.

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail//Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-03.jpg?w=533&f=t&h=400&lu=636447995423570000)

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail/Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-01.JPG?w=1800&h=1800&lu=636447995423570000)

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail/Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-04.jpg?w=1800&h=1800&lu=636447995423570000)

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail/Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-05.jpg?w=1800&h=1800&lu=636447995423570000)

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail/Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-06.jpg?w=1800&h=1800&lu=636447995423570000)

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail/Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-07.jpg?w=1800&h=1800&lu=636447995423570000)

(https://www.tradertag.com.au/resource/thumbnail/Assets/ClassifiedImages/140446532-Web-08.JPG?w=1800&h=1800&lu=636447995423570000)


Looking forward to give her a test run in January :)

Cheers
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Jumpcut on December 23, 2017, 08:41:11 PM
Looks great! Congratulations.   :cheers:
Currently on the Waterfall Way in our Cub Brumby, and after nearly four years still couldn't be happier.  :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Ranger_Scott on February 07, 2018, 09:05:39 AM
Noticed a few weeks ago in my 2016 Cub Brumby that in the fridge compartment, there's one of those white qwick connect plugs at the back, in addition to the merit socket towards the front. Just wondering if this would/could be a secondary plug to plug the fridge into rather than the merit socket?

Not all that confident with the merit connection as the plug from the fridge (EvaKool RF) it doesn't feel secure. Was thinking of replacing the plug with a quick connect for a more secure connection.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: db on February 07, 2018, 11:58:13 AM
Noticed a few weeks ago in my 2016 Cub Brumby that in the fridge compartment, there's one of those white qwick connect plugs at the back, in addition to the merit socket towards the front. Just wondering if this would/could be a secondary plug to plug the fridge into rather than the merit socket?

Not all that confident with the merit connection as the plug from the fridge (EvaKool RF) it doesn't feel secure. Was thinking of replacing the plug with a quick connect for a more secure connection.

If you are going to replace the socket, look at an engel socket (like https://www.baintech.com.au/product-range/product/911-baintech-engel-socket-flush-mount (https://www.baintech.com.au/product-range/product/911-baintech-engel-socket-flush-mount)). You should be able to replace the merit socket with it in the same place, and they are a screw in socket, so great reliability.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on February 07, 2018, 12:05:03 PM
If you are going to replace the socket, look at an engel socket (like https://www.baintech.com.au/product-range/product/911-baintech-engel-socket-flush-mount (https://www.baintech.com.au/product-range/product/911-baintech-engel-socket-flush-mount)). You should be able to replace the merit socket with it in the same place, and they are a screw in socket, so great reliability.
What he said ^^^^^. Presuming you have an Engel. I replaced mine with an Engel socket, it's done alot of km of corregations, rough bush tracks etc and never encountered a problem.

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Riguez on February 07, 2018, 12:06:21 PM
What he said ^^^^^. Presuming you have an Engel. I replaced mine with an Engel socket, it's done alot of km of corregations, rough bush tracks etc and never encountered a problem.

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Just realised you don't have an Engel..... sorry

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Humphreythebear on February 07, 2018, 03:56:20 PM
Replace with Anderson Plug ,job jobbed !
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Ranger_Scott on February 08, 2018, 05:41:02 AM
That's what made me find the quick connect at the back. I was going to snip off the merits and replace with an Anderson. Was thinking of keeping the existing merit as another 12v access for lights etc and use the quick connect for the fridge.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: db on February 08, 2018, 06:32:34 AM
Just realised you don't have an Engel..... sorry

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Just get this too https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sale/narva-thermoplastic-engel-type-plug (https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sale/narva-thermoplastic-engel-type-plug). You're going to need to replace the plug no matter what socket the replacement is.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: grizzly on February 18, 2018, 07:58:02 PM
Searching the brains trust,
I have a 2007 Spacematic OFF Road however I think it is the first of the deep sided units made for display and the floor/roof is not checker plate Aluminium that is installed on later models, is it possible to get hold of oversize sheets of aluminium ( camper is 3m x2.2 roughly ) to make a new base or is it a special order only available from Cub.
thanks
Grizzly  :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: marvellous_matt on February 18, 2018, 10:50:17 PM
When I was researching repair/replacement of my old 2001 which had fiberglass skin, I could only find people talking about CUB supplying the single piece of Al checker plate, though a few people thought it might be possible to work out where CUB got it from.
It might be worth having a chat to CUB about it, I understand that the old floor/roof was lighter than the aluminium one, the frame and hinge and other stuff might not be up to the extra weight.
I ended up removing and repairing mine, it was a big job.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Herks on February 19, 2018, 04:41:19 PM
When I was researching repair/replacement of my old 2001 which had fiberglass skin, I could only find people talking about CUB supplying the single piece of Al checker plate, though a few people thought it might be possible to work out where CUB got it from.
It might be worth having a chat to CUB about it, I understand that the old floor/roof was lighter than the aluminium one, the frame and hinge and other stuff might not be up to the extra weight.
I ended up removing and repairing mine, it was a big job.
Correct about the weight and hinge condition, struts as well.
Cub used to have the sheets specially made to size. Was a little while ago, don't know about now.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on April 09, 2018, 06:48:21 AM
Dust has been a worry  getting into the Cub Supermatic Escape . So we have stripped off the soft seal & replaced the whole thing . Including the kitchen & storage doors . The water supply hose to the kitchen had gone black over the years . lt has been replaced as well , only to find the protecting tube is open from the water tank to the inside is open to dust . l have stuffed the opening with sponge & taped up , that should slow the duct down . Hpoefully
lf you have a problem check out the fitting  .                       :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: TheTaylors on April 21, 2018, 05:50:22 PM
So excited!!  ;D
Just put a deposit down on a 2018 Cub Frontier... :cheers:
Now to wait the 2 months til pick up   :-[
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Skinnee on April 22, 2018, 07:55:59 AM
So excited!!  ;D
Just put a deposit down on a 2018 Cub Frontier... :cheers:
Now to wait the 2 months til pick up   :-[

Just watched the vid - they look alright
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on April 22, 2018, 08:36:14 AM
So excited!!  ;D
Just put a deposit down on a 2018 Cub Frontier... :cheers:
Now to wait the 2 months til pick up   :-[
Well worth the wait     :cup: :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: TheTaylors on April 22, 2018, 12:26:59 PM
Just watched the vid - they look alright

Well, it had what we wanted, love the brand, got what we are happy with for a deal - so it's all good!!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: TheTaylors on April 22, 2018, 12:28:11 PM
Well worth the wait     :cup: :cup: :cheers:
Yeah, we think so, we just may be cutting it a bit fine with pick up, it's a week before we go to Central Aus for a month.... so hope they are running on time and the assurances we got come through.... ;D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on April 22, 2018, 06:38:13 PM
Go forth in Your Cub & Enjoy  , Embrace your new life style in your Cub  .

Turn up , set up , arrange your chairs  with a  :cheers: in the claw in 10 mins .
lf not theres a real problem with your set up .   Practise make a quicker  :cheers:    :cup:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: TheTaylors on April 22, 2018, 07:28:15 PM
Go forth in Your Cub & Enjoy  , Embrace your new life style in your Cub  .

Turn up , set up , arrange your chairs  with a  :cheers: in the claw in 10 mins .
lf not theres a real problem with your set up .   Practise make a quicker  :cheers:    :cup:
That is the plan - we saw that happen when we were camping in Coonawarrra... 10 mins for them, over an hour for us... made up our mind then and there!!
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kenneth23763 on May 04, 2018, 02:34:58 PM
Guys

I'm really interested in a mid 2000's Cub with an external kitchen.
The question I have is the differences between the supamatic and the spacematic.
Whilst it is only my wife and me plus a 40kg GSD I would expect my son to borrow it so would need to sleep someone in the floor area.  Whilst I do have a WAECO the idea of a small fridge internally also appeals.

Has anyone owned both and can offer an opinion on is the extra room of the spacematic really worth it?

Regards

Ken

Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on May 04, 2018, 09:26:48 PM
Ken, I've owned a Supamatic and a Spacevan (same floor area as a Spacematic).  The Spacevan/Spacematic are about 50cms longer in the body and the hard floor than the Supamatic.  This might be useful if you're trying to sleep more than two people on the hard floor, otherwise there's no big advantage.  What I loved about the Spacevan was the extra height.  Even with a queen sized inner spring mattress, we could place the kid's bedding on top of ours and still have room to leave the awning zipped on.  This was not possible with the Supamatic.  Cheers.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kenneth23763 on May 08, 2018, 08:45:30 AM
Rob

Thanks for the reply.
I hadn't considered the spacevan so will check out weight.

I am conscious of weights as I currently have an VW alltrack which with a 90kg towball weight is useless so I'll be looking at a new tug.

I got rid of the Pajero because I didn't need a large 4WD and liked the idea of 5.5l/100km rather that the 12l/100km I was getting.  In hindsight a really stupid decision!  But that's okay apparently I make a lot of those. :-[
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: RJ on June 23, 2018, 04:15:30 PM
Hi Robbo and Ray,

I was wondering the same thing about my new Brumby and the scissor-jack. The "instructions" supplied by Cub tell me all sorts of stuff except anything about tyre-changing. I tried using the scissor-jack on the axle, but the cut-out on the supplied jack doesn't fit too well. Any thoughts, or should I do as Ray has done and use a different jack?

Cheers,
TDB

I have a cub Brumby as well and also find that the supplied scissor jack does not fit to well on the independant suspesion arm as well. The cuttout on the jack seem to be for fitting leaf spring model according to instructions on the rectangular chassis member. Does anyone have any suggestions or know if this may be the wrong jack for the independant suspension.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: jaup on September 20, 2018, 02:08:41 PM
Hi,

We are currently considering a Cub Traveler, we currently have a Jayco and have decided a Cub would suit us better.

I have a quick question, that I can hope the collective knowledge here can help me out with.

I am aware the Transcontinental Pack comes standard with Traveller now, and I was wonder what the scope/limit of use for this level of camper is. I am thinking that at some stage we would do some trips like the Oodnadatta track  (which I've done once before), heading to Birdsville and maybe do a lap of Australia. Would this camper cope with this, whilst obviously being sensible with speeds etc?

We are not really into crazy 4wd tracks etc, this use would more included extended outback travel on unsealed roads etc.

Also, at this time we are probably going to buy one new. But I was curious if there any previous, but recent models that are close to traveller, that we could look at on the second hand market?

Thanks all

Cheers
Paul
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on September 20, 2018, 02:34:43 PM
As far as I know, the TCP provided some upgrades that assisted touring (chassis strength, water tank and gas bottle size), but it retained the slipper leaf spring suspension from the basic on-road model.  This is fine for flat roads but corrugations and holes might test it's limits (of course, speed and tyre pressures are also significant factors).  Speaking of tyres, the TCP may have 14 inch wheels, which will limit tyre options if you want something tougher.  The Cub offroad models have 15 or 16 inch rims.  You may find that there are different options for suspension and tyre size (especially if buying new).  I've had a couple of Cubs and would advise those heading off the black top to go with the galvanized chassis.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: jaup on September 20, 2018, 02:56:34 PM
As far as I know, the TCP provided some upgrades that assisted touring (chassis strength, water tank and gas bottle size), but it retained the slipper leaf spring suspension from the basic on-road model.  This is fine for flat roads but corrugations and holes might test it's limits (of course, speed and tyre pressures are also significant factors).  Speaking of tyres, the TCP may have 14 inch wheels, which will limit tyre options if you want something tougher.  The Cub offroad models have 15 or 16 inch rims.  You may find that there are different options for suspension and tyre size (especially if buying new).  I've had a couple of Cubs and would advise those heading off the black top to go with the galvanized chassis.


Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

The current Traveller comes with a drawbar upgrade, silent winch, leaf shackle spring suspension, 15” wheels and a galvanized chassis.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on September 20, 2018, 03:28:24 PM
Sounds fine to me.  I reckon that would be adequate for the use you've indicated.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on September 23, 2018, 10:51:44 AM
Hi guys,

My 2001 Cub Drover off road is up on gumtree as of now.  PM if interested.  I still cant get the photos to upload on here otherwise would also poston this forum.

Have a good one 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on September 27, 2018, 08:05:09 AM
My Supermatic Escape  has yet again followed me on our last trip of 22000Ks or so . We traveled from
Nagambie
Quilpie
Boulia
Plenty Hwy
Gemtree
Litchfield Nat park
Kununurra
Mataranka
The Savannah Way { dirt )
Cooktown
Cairns
Chillagoe
Herberton
Savannah Way ( black top )
Normanton   ( 2nd time )
South home to Nagambie  .
Apart from 2 tyres that let go with a bang & a dust cap that departed stuffing the bearings . The trip went well . Got to love the Cub               :cup:                           :cheers:


Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Rowlie on September 29, 2018, 08:28:22 AM
Not to mention Lorella Springs and Adels Grove. Hope you found a can opener for the rear door. Glad you made it home safely. P
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on September 29, 2018, 10:16:06 AM
Lorella Springs  put a black marker pen over that place on the map so l never have to hear its name mentioned again   >:D >:D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Uncletoby on October 19, 2018, 11:35:44 AM
Long time lurker, first time poster here.
I gave it a lot of thought over the years and finally decided we're going to purchase a late 90s or early 2000s Supamatic for our family of three. We currently camp in a canvas tent and have heaps of fun, but it's time to move on to something that is more flexible and requires less time to set up. I did some research but cannot find the differences between the 'plain' Supamatic, LX, GK, Regal and escape models back then. Does anyone know the answer?

My current car, a European AWD wagon, has a severely restricted tow ball download allowance which i believe rules out an off-road model. We usually go camping in National and state parks and travel through plenty of corrugated dirt roads so a semi off road model would be better suited to us. Now, I spend quite a bit of time looking around on Gumtree and noticed that some -but not all- non-off road Supamatics seem to have a very low clearance and the wheels appear to be more inward (shorter axle or wider body?).  I've attached a few photos courtesy of google to illustrate what I mean. Does that mean for every Supamatic model (LX, Escape, etc..) there are 3 versions, being the off road, semi-off road and on-road only?

I'm hoping to be able to post photos of a trip in our first camper trailer very soon  :laugh:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on October 20, 2018, 04:44:19 AM
Uncletoby  Welcome to the Cub Club & now hook up to make dust  . Your fun has really just begun               :cup:                                    :cheers:
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Diamonds on October 27, 2018, 08:18:48 AM
Hi Uncletoby,

I cant answer your specific questions about models, but
It sounds like we were in the same situation.

I had a Honda CRV with a single axle trailer towball limit of 100kgs.  I bought a 2001 Cud Drover which is an offroad model coming in at 160kgs.  I then had it modified to moved the spare up and on the back corner, removed the battery from the drawbar and shuffled some other things to get it a mickey hair under.

It added 5 mins to set up as Id remove spare from top and bike chain it to one wheel, where it acted as a nuisance value wheel clamp.

If you PM me a mobile no I can send you a photo or two.  I just removed mine from gumtree as I am still undecided if I really want to sell it (or at least for the offers I received). 
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Uncletoby on November 08, 2018, 08:29:12 PM
Hi Uncletoby,

I cant answer your specific questions about models, but
It sounds like we were in the same situation.

I had a Honda CRV with a single axle trailer towball limit of 100kgs.  I bought a 2001 Cud Drover which is an offroad model coming in at 160kgs.  I then had it modified to moved the spare up and on the back corner, removed the battery from the drawbar and shuffled some other things to get it a mickey hair under.

It added 5 mins to set up as Id remove spare from top and bike chain it to one wheel, where it acted as a nuisance value wheel clamp.

If you PM me a mobile no I can send you a photo or two.  I just removed mine from gumtree as I am still undecided if I really want to sell it (or at least for the offers I received).
Well, problem solved in my case. I am now the proud owner of a 2008 cub supamatic regal XTD . I believe the towball weight is just under 50kgs so I'll just have to spread the load 50/50 around the axle when packing.

It needs a little TLC;  I believe it was stored outdoors and there's surface rust on chassis,  latches, rivets and screws. Nothing major though and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. It was just within budget and about 10 years younger than I was willing to settle for.

Ideally I wanted a supamatic with the TC Pak as I expect to be travelling on  dirt roads every once so often. It already has an underslung axle, 14" wheels and electric brakes so I think I may be ok if I take it easy.

Does anyone know wat distinguishes a 40th anniversary XTD from the 'normal' supamatic Regal?

I did a 2000k round trip to pick up up last weekend.  First mod: flipping over the tow hitch. Much better sight! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181108/ccd9a258ab174d10f7a962b6b0e235d2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181108/c2bdf07f3a6f7d5c1c4c9e30a15413b8.jpg)

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Title: 2006 Supamatic Regal
Post by: Kenneth23763 on January 09, 2019, 09:29:34 PM
Hey Guys

Picked this up just before Christmas and have just got around to opening it up.

It's a Regal with an external kitchen.
The internal fridge works on 240 and will soon test if it works on gas.

The 120AH battery seems kaput so I'll have to replace it.
The current set up is wired to an Anderson Plug and has no facility for other charging so I guess I will now have to investigate solar etc.

The zip around the door needs replacement but is still usable.

I am very happy with the purchase and can't wait to get amongst it.


More questions to follow




Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: outbackogre on January 10, 2019, 07:29:08 AM
Looks good Ken.  Enjoy it.  Do a search on zippers.  There are ways of renewing them when they appear to be stuffed.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: jmorgan1981 on January 18, 2019, 02:21:16 PM
Hi

I am currently looking at upgrading from our soft floor to a Cub. We can't decide between the Longreach and Escape. We will be adding the adventure pack to what ever we go and if we go the Escape adding the Longreach kitchen and a boat loader.

Has anyone had experience with the Longreach. The thing that is pushing towards the escape is the inability to put a boat loader on the Longreach (so I've been told) so this means on trips with multiple overnight stays having to unload the racks or not use them which seem like a pain in the bum and a waste of racks.

I see the size having pros and cons. The extra space inside with the chest of drawers setup is awesome. Plus extra storage ontop of the bed for pillows solar panels etc. The other thing is I have two girls 7 & 2 and in ten years the space would be a plus. But then the towing size and setup length. Look I know it is no caravan but if you can have smaller why not.

Anyway feed back on both models (Longreach and escape) would be great.

John

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Smergen on January 18, 2019, 09:36:11 PM
Hi

I am currently looking at upgrading from our soft floor to a Cub. We can't decide between the Longreach and Escape. We will be adding the adventure pack to what ever we go and if we go the Escape adding the Longreach kitchen and a boat loader.

Has anyone had experience with the Longreach. The thing that is pushing towards the escape is the inability to put a boat loader on the Longreach (so I've been told) so this means on trips with multiple overnight stays having to unload the racks or not use them which seem like a pain in the bum and a waste of racks.

I see the size having pros and cons. The extra space inside with the chest of drawers setup is awesome. Plus extra storage ontop of the bed for pillows solar panels etc. The other thing is I have two girls 7 & 2 and in ten years the space would be a plus. But then the towing size and setup length. Look I know it is no caravan but if you can have smaller why not.

Anyway feed back on both models (Longreach and escape) would be great.

John

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Hi John,
We've recent finished our first shakedown trip in our 2018 Escape. We have 3 kids (11b, 9g, 7b) and have downsized from a 19ft full height van. I ummed and ahhed about the Longreach vs. Escape decision for some time. The benefits you have mentioned of the Longreach are very relevant. However we went with the Escape. For a number of reasons:
1. Payload - Escape has a greater payload (hence the potential for a boat loader)
2. Downsizing - We were focussed on going smaller and lighter to give more confidence and ability off road
3. Swags - The boys love their swags so inside space isn't a premium. Having said that, if the weather turns really south, they can all fit
4. Kitchen - We put the Longreach kitchen on the our Escape. Worth. Every. Cent. Do it if you are getting an Escape.
5. Adventure Pack - If you are keen on offgrid stuff, get the double battery and water. With a small panel, you'll run out of water before power!
6. Boat Loader - one thing I wish I had done was installed one, and then removed it post delivery. That way I would have the brackets if I needed but not the weight if I was going without things that would go on it (bikes, kayaks, etc.)
7. Storage - Granted the LR has a fair chunk more, but remember payload so can carry less. My though is with creative loading, tubs and vehicle storage we should manage no problem. You can always get small draws put in an Escape. We removed the locker box as we wanted more flexibility to use what we want (we have a handy collapsible pantry cupboard that could be a wardrobe on long stays.

Either way mate, they are both rigs. Just work out what's REALLY important and then work out which model meets those requirements. From there, it's time to go with the options list...

Good luck.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: jmorgan1981 on January 18, 2019, 10:43:37 PM
Hi John,
We've recent finished our first shakedown trip in our 2018 Escape. We have 3 kids (11b, 9g, 7b) and have downsized from a 19ft full height van. I ummed and ahhed about the Longreach vs. Escape decision for some time. The benefits you have mentioned of the Longreach are very relevant. However we went with the Escape. For a number of reasons:
1. Payload - Escape has a greater payload (hence the potential for a boat loader)
2. Downsizing - We were focussed on going smaller and lighter to give more confidence and ability off road
3. Swags - The boys love their swags so inside space isn't a premium. Having said that, if the weather turns really south, they can all fit
4. Kitchen - We put the Longreach kitchen on the our Escape. Worth. Every. Cent. Do it if you are getting an Escape.
5. Adventure Pack - If you are keen on offgrid stuff, get the double battery and water. With a small panel, you'll run out of water before power!
6. Boat Loader - one thing I wish I had done was installed one, and then removed it post delivery. That way I would have the brackets if I needed but not the weight if I was going without things that would go on it (bikes, kayaks, etc.)
7. Storage - Granted the LR has a fair chunk more, but remember payload so can carry less. My though is with creative loading, tubs and vehicle storage we should manage no problem. You can always get small draws put in an Escape. We removed the locker box as we wanted more flexibility to use what we want (we have a handy collapsible pantry cupboard that could be a wardrobe on long stays.

Either way mate, they are both rigs. Just work out what's REALLY important and then work out which model meets those requirements. From there, it's time to go with the options list...

Good luck.
Smergen

Thanks.

You have given me good for thought. Good point with the payload.

John

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Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: speewa158 on February 09, 2019, 11:36:27 AM
Swaggers l have to Exodus the Cub Club as its time to move on into an Exodus 14 , address NFA  Australia ( No Fixed Abode )   Up for grabs is a Much Loved Supermatic escape tried & tested  PM for details  .  :cheers:
Title: Supamatic Regal
Post by: Kenneth23763 on March 13, 2019, 12:44:47 PM
Guys

Finally got away for a few days to shake it down.


After my son borrowed it and deployed it in 40+ temperatures I ordered a thermal blanket.
Glad I did as it  noticably cools the sleeping area down.  Yep I could of made do with a tarp over everything but as I plan to mainly camp solo this is an easier solution.

The zips still stuffed and will replace soon.

Battery is on its way out so will replace shrtly and have purchaed a cheap bluetooth monitoring system.

Stove needs some attention as I think I need to change the jets out for something larger to generate more heat.  Also I have the deluxe stove with a grill.  I am sure the grill should have come with an insert, trivet or something?  Any ideas?

To date very happy especially with the quality of the build.  The trailer is 12+ years old and is solid.

Paradise Valley coming up!

Cheers







Title: Lost Pole Carrier
Post by: Kenneth23763 on April 09, 2019, 05:06:51 PM
Funny thing happened on the way to Paradise Valley it looks as though I lost my pole carrier between Balwyn and the valley.  Went to set up and no pole carrier and therefore no poles.  You can see the remnants of the pop rivets but that's all. It did not seem loose on my pre travel inspection but it had survived for 13 years over some horrific terrain.

Whilst I am annoyed we lost the poles I am more concerned it did not hit anyone and cause them grief.  I have contacted the police and let them know in case they have a report.


CUB have quoted me $400 to replace the pole set.  Is it really worth it?  I have some 'normal' poles and they will do the job but is their much advantages to the cross bracing that the original set provides?


I also need to replace a tail light due to some miscommunication.  We have now decided that I will reverse the trailer all by myself with no assistance.  Given the driveway this will prove costly as touch is the only method left.  may be a drone.   :D
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Wukkers on April 09, 2019, 05:47:40 PM
I was lucky enough to catch my pole carrier when it was half off.  The bracket on one side had come loose.  Tied it up and got home.  Had heavier mounts bolted and new brackets fitted. Not much fun changing the tail lights.  Easier and cheaper to get a reversing camera if your tail lights are at risk often.  Are you talking about poles for the annex?
Title: Re: Lost Pole Carrier
Post by: rockrat on April 09, 2019, 06:12:59 PM
Funny thing happened on the way to Paradise Valley it looks as though I lost my pole carrier between Balwyn and the valley.  Went to set up and no pole carrier and therefore no poles.  You can see the remnants of the pop rivets but that's all. It did not seem loose on my pre travel inspection but it had survived for 13 years over some horrific terrain.

Whilst I am annoyed we lost the poles I am more concerned it did not hit anyone and cause them grief.  I have contacted the police and let them know in case they have a report.


CUB have quoted me $400 to replace the pole set.  Is it really worth it?  I have some 'normal' poles and they will do the job but is their much advantages to the cross bracing that the original set provides?


I also need to replace a tail light due to some miscommunication.  We have now decided that I will reverse the trailer all by myself with no assistance.  Given the driveway this will prove costly as touch is the only method left.  may be a drone.   :D
Good on you for letting the police know... most people wouldn't give a crap.
Title: Re: The CUB CLUB
Post by: Kenneth23763 on April 09, 2019, 07:27:23 PM
I was lucky enough to catch my pole carrier when it was half off.  The bracket on one side had come loose.  Tied it up and got home.  Had heavier mounts bolted and new brackets fitted. Not much fun changing the tail lights.  Easier and cheaper to get a reversing camera if your tail lights are at risk often.  Are you talking about poles for the annex?

Yep the Annex poles.
From memory there were no external brackets.



Title: Re: Lost Pole Carrier
Post by: db on April 09, 2019, 09:45:40 PM
I also need to replace a tail light due to some miscommunication.  We have now decided that I will reverse the trailer all by myself with no assistance.  Given the driveway this will prove costly as touch is the only method left.  may be a drone.   :D
Nicely put 🤣
Title: Re: Lost Pole Carrier
Post by: RodB on June 26, 2019, 07:31:51 PM
Funny thing happened on the way to Paradise Valley it looks as though I lost my pole carrier between Balwyn and the valley.  Went to set up and no pole carrier and therefore no poles.  You can see the remnants of the pop rivets but that's all. It did not seem loose on my pre travel inspection but it had survived for 13 years over some horrific terrain.

Whilst I am annoyed we lost the poles I am more concerned it did not hit anyone and cause them grief.  I have contacted the police and let them know in case they have a report.


CUB have quoted me $400 to replace the pole set.  Is it really worth it?  I have some 'normal' poles and they will do the job but is their much advantages to the cross bracing that the original set provides?


Thanks so much for posting this.  After reading the post I tied a precautionary rope around the pole carrier on our 2007 Brumby before tackling the Oodnadatta Track.  Sure enough, the rivets failed and the pole carrier came loose, but the rope saved it from going the same way yours did.  Now I have to figure out if its worth repairing the clips or figuring out some other way to carry the annex poles.

Having caught some windy weather, I think the spreaders with C clamps would be useful to keep the annex secure in winds.  Normal upright poles should be OK, but I've heard that the clips known as "Tarp Buddies" help keep the annex from collapsing in winds.