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The CUB CLUB
« 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
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 07:36:56 PM »
Great idea
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 07:57:45 PM »



We recently returned from an extended jaunt to Dubbo
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #3 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

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #4 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





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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #5 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.






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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #6 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 ?.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 05:09:58 PM by awaye »

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 05:31:24 PM »
Bonus points to anyone who can identify the location. ;D

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #8 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
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 05:43:27 PM by Muso »
Cheers Glenn

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #9 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

Ray
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #10 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
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #12 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:

Chris & John

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #14 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:
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 09:27:46 PM »
Speewa, you are now the CUB CLUB el presidente. :cup:
Cheers Glenn

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 11:10:15 AM »
CUB ...not C.U.B.

lol

Cheers Chippy :D
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #17 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

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #19 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

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #20 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
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

Works Great
Ray
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #21 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

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #22 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
Bob and Robyn


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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #23 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
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2011, 08:31:35 PM »
We're in.  :cup:
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