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buying a camper trailer advice


hi all, my wife and i are  hoping to hit the road in the near future as new grey nomads and new to the site.

we are looking to buy a camper trailer for under $20000, it needs to be decent off road and for two to travel and use as a home for many months. we are looking at the mars 2 pac for $1699 plus on road costs. any thoughts or comments in regards to the brand or possible others to consider. we will be towing with gu patrol tdi.  thanks in advance for your help, i hope i have placed this in the right section



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most of the camper trailers that are imported look like the came out of the same factory with a few extra add ons an bits and pieces to make them just a little different
forward folds are the quickest and easiest to manage

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Don't forget to use checklist from Caravan Council of Australia - prior to parting with any money www.caravancouncil.com.au/

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Just noticed "Dirty Feet's" post. We are in a similar position.

What we are looking for is an Off-Road camper, made in Australia, to suit two people. After years of camping, we have most of the gear required.

We've bought & used a Millard Weekender, which we've recently taken off the road temporarily because it won't go where we currently want to go. After a recent (expensive) trip to Birdsville & beyond staying in Motels, we believe an Off -Road Camper is the way to go.

The imported ones I would reluctantly consider but we will re-sell it and return to the Millard in due course.

So, a direct question, does anyone have experience of this type of unit. (We previously owned an A-Van off road & needed to sell it, due to living in a home unit at the time). These are a great unit but now too expensive for us.

Thanks for the tip, Possum 3 

Just an edit to add, Hard Floor. Thanks



-- Edited by harrydiculous on Monday 4th of June 2018 11:22:05 AM



-- Edited by harrydiculous on Monday 4th of June 2018 11:26:27 AM

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thanks for the advice, we may have decided on a oz tuff forward fold, any feedback on this brand?

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thanks to those that gave their advice, we have ordered a mars 2 pac but now need to know of anybody who has one of these, and their feedback on any issues to look out for. we want to use an evakool dual zone 71 litre but need to be certain it will fit in the fridge slide compartment, we are hoping someone may have the same combination? a great site thank you to all

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Better later than never, I guess.

There is a dedicated forum of camper-trailer owners - see www.campertrailers.org - I know there is a lot of info there for new buyers/owners.

Their "techie" area is interesting too.

Camper-trailer owners in general are a crowd of sticky-beaks. "How does your unit do .. ?" "We find this works best, what do you do?" (This is based on experience when we had ours).

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These are virtually identical to blue tongue camper. We had a blue tongue for 3 years prior to buying our bushtracker van. The blue tongue is still here at my house, now owned by my son. They are a great off road camper and we took ours into the Vic Alps many times. Never had a problem and the only reason we upgraded to the Bush tracker is that I have shoulder problems and can no longer do the fairly easy jobs of setting up a camper. We have had 3 campers before the van; a cavalier a pioneer and a blue ongue. i can recommend this type of camper even if they are generic imports.

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I recommend Mercedes Sprinter, Vauxhall Movano or Ford Transit. I love modern cars, like the 2020 Mercedes Sprinter, which also use advanced car technologies for maximum convenience. Take advantage of features like a 7-inch display with intelligent voice control, driver and monitoring assistance, and brake assist.



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IMHO There are no Camper Trailers that can compete with "Cub" outbackhq.com.au/cub-campers/ Australian owned and made in Australia - It is the "Vegemite" of Ozzy Camper Trailers.

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jamesph wrote:

I recommend Mercedes Sprinter, Vauxhall Movano or Ford Transit. I love modern cars, like the 2020 Mercedes Sprinter, which also use advanced car technologies for maximum convenience. Take advantage of features like a 7-inch display with intelligent voice control, driver and monitoring assistance, and brake assist.



-- Edited by jamesph on Monday 6th of September 2021 12:14:14 AM

James I note your location as California.

In Australia the units you mention are known as a camper van, while the camper trailer the OP mentions in this country is a small trailer, with a tent body that can be folded down for transit. This is then towed by a car, SUV or the like.



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