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Offline manchu

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Hi from melbourne.
« on: February 27, 2020, 12:02:13 AM »
Well I’ve finally bit the bullet and bought a camper trailer (or is it a caravan?)  so I’ll be around here more than just the occasional classifieds browse so its time for an intro.

The new (old) camper is a 1999 jayco hawk outback, bought on a whim last week after years of contemplating.  Ive been holding off because I wasn’t confident of getting any trailer down our steep driveway then into into its storage spot.  The seller was local , the price was fair  and he offered to drop it off so I committed to buy if it fit,  which it just did.   

The van is in decent shape for its age and should give us a nice upgrade from the tent.   Us being me, wife and our 3 boys (2.4.6yo) and maybe the dog.      Our use will be mix of free bush camping and caravan parks around vic mostly, and wherever else it takes us.

edit:  here's some more info on the new camper    http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57036.0

Cheers
Chris
« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 11:36:46 AM by manchu »

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Re: Hi from melbourne.
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 06:57:53 AM »
Hi mate good luck with the camper some great fishing down between Mallacoota and lakes entrance

Regards g&l po :cheers:

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Re: Hi from melbourne.
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 10:13:59 AM »
Hi mate good luck with the camper some great fishing down between Mallacoota and lakes entrance

Regards g&l po :cheers:

cheers.    my old man lived in Lakes for the last ~15yrs so I know the area well.    Not much of a fisherman unfortunately :(

I have a trip down there planned for the first anniversary of his passing in a few months and will definitely take the camper.   We had a Jayco swan growing up in the 80's and he was an avid grey nomad with bigger vans in retirement so he's been my sounding board over the last few years of camper shopping.   It's a shame he's not around to see the fruits of his advice.   
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Re: Hi from melbourne.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 12:29:21 PM »
Quote from: manchu
Ive been holding off because I wasn’t confident of getting any trailer down our steep driveway then into into its storage spot.
getting it down anywhere is easy :D Unhitch and stand back ;)
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Re: Hi from melbourne.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 05:20:35 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, keep us updated on the mods and trips

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Re: Hi from melbourne.
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 06:22:40 AM »
Welcome to the Forum.  Enjoy the banter and advice offered here.   ???
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Re: Hi from melbourne.
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 07:16:03 AM »
keep us updated on the mods and trips


Here you go :)

All mods and no trips so far unfortunately. 

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57036.0