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Offline Slain

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First CT Red Hot Campers
« on: July 28, 2010, 11:32:30 AM »
Hey guys here is my wife and my first CT.
its a 2010 red hot campers soft floor.
options include:
-all annex walls
-spreader poles
-93L water tank
-extra hand pump mounted near filler
-stainless kitchen
-poly block hitch
-jerry can mounts moved to side of front tool box
-greaseable shackles

There are a few little quality control issues but for the price i paid i am happy to spend a couple of hours correcting them.
waiting for me to get time to install is 105ah agm battery, extra 4.5kg gas bottle mount, 3x100mm pvc pole carriers, 5m roll of 5050 smd led lights.

Yes she is only a cheapy but i would prefer to modify it suit our needs and am confident in the quality of the trailer itself to handle what we will throw at it.

Towcar is a 2009 ssangyong rexton 2.7 turbo diesel.

Here is some pics of a quick setup on the weekend (tent not pegged or stretched out properly) but will get some better photos when i set it up to season the canvas and mark the correct hieght for all the poles.


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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 01:26:23 PM »
Congrats on the new CT and welcome to the forum. Just what we like around here, plenty of pics :cheers:

Cheers Shane
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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 01:44:51 PM »
Well done...!  Nice looking unit.



A cool blue red hot camper...?  ;D


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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 09:04:47 PM »
nice pics :cheers:

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 09:22:52 AM »
I agree with you totally.
I have also bought a "cheapie" camper trailer, and am VERY impressed.
It is our first foray into camping, and will do the job for us just fine until we work out exactly what we want.

Also, there is plenty of opportunities for me to amend the unit to suit our needs.

Looks like our tent is exactly the same. Plenty of room if you got the 2 annexes! !

Have fun out there
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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 09:46:50 AM »
There is nothing wrong with a "cheapie" guys, as long as it meets your needs. My first CT was a cheap second hand unit that we have had for about 5-6 years. It is now about 15 years old and still does a great job, the only reason we are upgrading to a hard floor is that both SWMBO and I have bad backs and are in a position to be able to afford a new trailer that we believe will now see us out for the rest of our time camping. The main thing is that you get out there and use it. :cheers:
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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 09:45:01 PM »
Hi there Slain,

We are the proud owners of a RedHot as well and are very happy with it. Mostly with what we get for the price. Congratulations on your purchase and I hope you enjoy yours as much as we are. The only thing I would recommend is to look to protect your cables/kitchen plumbing etc with some cable glands.

Cheers

Greg

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 09:47:36 PM »
Congrats on your camper! Now get out there and get it dirty!

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 09:24:43 PM »
will need to get some pictures next weekend when i set it up again but been pretty busy working on dumbass (numberplate is DA****)
now has:
-led strip lighting attached to spreader poles
-2 x 100mm pvc pole carriers (putting another on for extra poles), could only just fit 100mm due to short drawbar but materials were from my second job so free.
-made up a blanking cap for the hose outlet at the back of the trailer so no dust will ever get in and wont affect the tank on water crossings
-100ah agm battery and charge kit, still deciding on whether to put it in a locker for security or just a standard locking battery box
-made up 4 small jackstands to give the legs extra support
-measured up and had the rear trailer skirt cut out so the tailgate can be opened with it attached.

some of these parts still need to be fitted but its all sitting there taking up space with my other toys.
weathered the canvas last weekend and happy to say not one leak!!! very happy and hoping to get away in a couple of weeks (work permitting) then up to hervey bay for new years and a long trip from toowoomba to adelaide and back in feb next year :)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2010, 06:23:28 PM by Slain »

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 09:29:58 PM »
Thats a neat looking ct ,well done .

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 11:09:01 PM »
Looks good enough to me! Good stuff.

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 06:13:37 PM »
so finally got some time and decent weather to do some work on dumb ass.
-mounted 3 x 100mm pvc pole carriers which fit with 2mm clearance
-changed the jerry can holders with strong locking ones and braced them
-started on the led lighting (still got two more wires to knock up, ran out of quick connectors) have 4 lights permanently on poles, dimmer switch just inside the door and 12v plug under the mattress
-had the trailer draft skirt modified and cut out so i can open the tailgate with it on
-mounted my ute tool box on the guard. 100ah agm battery and wiring with digital amp meter to go on when i get the time again.

pretty happy with it so far, and as it stands with all the electrics etc it owes me $7300 so definatly on budget

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 08:04:58 PM »
Nice camper, looking good, be interested to see some pic's of battery etc in side tool box  :cheers:

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 08:18:55 PM »
nice color... looks great.

Hope it does you well.

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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 08:53:44 PM »
Very well done, you should be very pleased. :cup:
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Re: First CT Red Hot Campers
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 10:23:04 PM »
be interested to see some pic's of battery etc in side tool box  :cheers:

Me too. I am just starting to think about how I will set my battery/lights etc up. I just want a basic lighting setup to start with, so the more pics I see the better. :)