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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #25 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, & fitted it to their Cub?

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

Ok, that's 3 questions  ;D
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« Reply #26 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.

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #28 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.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2011, 10:11:41 AM by Muso »
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #29 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 !
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« Reply #30 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 :)
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« Reply #31 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 ...
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« Reply #32 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.

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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2011, 01:04:50 PM »
Ok ...thanks , could use one of the poles too ! Bit slow ... Or a fishing rod !!
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #34 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
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« Reply #35 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
I got a sweater for Xmas, really wanted a moaner or screamer.

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2011, 05:39:44 AM »
I leave mine alone. I use it as a strong wind early warning system. :D
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« Reply #37 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
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2011, 08:57:07 AM »
Our contribution - I do like the idea of the cub club !

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« Reply #39 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.
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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #40 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:
Chris & John

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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #41 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.
Bob and Robyn


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Re: The CUB CLUB
« Reply #42 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

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« Reply #43 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.

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« Reply #44 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.

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« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2011, 06:46:04 PM »
Here's our new Spacevan just set up at Nangar NP last weekend  ;D


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

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« Reply #46 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*
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« Reply #47 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.

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« Reply #48 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

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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2011, 09:35:26 AM »
Pajnmaj
Thanks for the idea, will try it out this weekend at Redcliff
Grizzly :cheers: