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RE: New Australian Hybrids

Not so new, but still being produced , Windsor Rapid does and does not have a Pop Top http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg3_zpsskjfxwh0.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpskhbzprfh.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zpsbxcs4dzc.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsa66cfc6n.jpg
RobertRyan 02/27/15 04:59pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Australian Hybrids

jayco expanda... this one is nice and has a purpose for the pop up roof, which is nice. Same function as the others. It would be nice to see it sold in the US, but like the others is not a U.S. Company
RobertRyan 02/27/15 02:43pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Australian Hybrids

Yes heat to escape, , light to come in, they in many cases have Airconditioning as well. No when the roof is down, water does not come in. The Pop Top reduces drag when towing when it is down and when it is raining when parked, roof comes down as well
RobertRyan 02/27/15 02:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Marcos Ambrose still struggling in V8Supercar

No, the competition has moved on since he left for NASCAR in 2005. The pole position winner is a SIX Times winner of the Championship, Marcos won the Competitiontwice Marcos is in a Penske/DJR Ford Roger Penskes ambition for Marcos Ambrose
RobertRyan 02/27/15 02:37pm Around the Campfire
Marcos Ambrose still struggling in V8Supercar

He may have left it as a two time champ to go to NASCAR, but it has become vastly more competitive http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpscjf4wmr8.jpg
RobertRyan 02/26/15 11:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Australian Hybrids

More photos of the New Age GLIDER( refers to a squirrel sized marsupial , that uses skin flaps as "wings" to glide between trees. It is a fruit eater) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsnhthhmkl.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zpsbb6sdp4l.jpg Another new Hybrid from Coronet Caravans http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zps82wtydgr.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zps0udbnyds.jpg
RobertRyan 02/26/15 04:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
New Australian Hybrids

Not really a lively area in Australia, but new models are appearing Paramount Duet http://caravancampingsale.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Used-2010-Paramount-Duet-for-Sale.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg3_zpsozki6arz.jpg New Age Glider http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsq9wsjrij.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zpsg8cokhmq.jpg
RobertRyan 02/25/15 09:46pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II

Hmmm... not seeing the similarity there Robert. The intention of the builder was to build a better Casita. Do you have "egg trailers" down there like we do? Casita, Escape, EggCamper, Scamp, Parkliner, Trillium and Oliver are about all of the manufacturers of these type trailers we have in the States. No, they do not build them.My comment was directed towards the general airy look, quality fitments, light weight, size and composite build of the Oliver, similar to "Crossover Caravans" here. Oliver a lot better than bigger US TT's I have seen on this site
RobertRyan 02/25/15 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II

I posted a rather lengthy walk-thru of my new trailer on my blog. There are over 80 pictures. Please check it out and let me know what you think. http://wincrasher.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-new-2015-oliver-legacy-elite-ii.html Nice looking very small Caravan. Similar to a Karakampa here Karakampa Series II
RobertRyan 02/24/15 09:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco goes Renault and other Oddities from Aust

Regarding handling ... I'd had no bad experiences with that in our two Class C motorhomes: We've owned a 1969 ~21-22 foot Chinook on a wide-stance GMC 1-ton dually and now own a 2005 24 foot Itasca on a wide-stance Ford 1&1/4-ton E450 dually. Both handled and handle superbly, and both rode and ride superbly in their driver and passenger cab areas. Most here who bought.them ,thought they dreadful.,unstable, slow, heavy on fuel even when on LPG, they were quickly withdrawn as they were well shy of being acceptable. I agree with your Sprinter critics, there should be a lot better alternatives than the now fairly substandard E series Vans. Ford is working on the on the heavier T550 models, that should compete with current Sprinter at least in handling and have an advatanage in towing and payload capacity
RobertRyan 02/24/15 07:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Driving Class C on the Beach

You've probably seen my photos I've posted showing three of us in our Class C rigs camped in Death Valley on a very rocky surface off a very rocky 4X4 road to get there. We went REAL SLOW and steered around rocks on all rocky surfaces going to and coming from that place - but it was do-able. I guess we were real lucky on not getting any rocks lodged between the rear duals. However, as you talked about earlier ... there were three of us out there for the ulimate in backup in case of an emergency. Reason Duallies are not used OFF ROAD here. You cannot rely on "luck", if you are driving hundreds of miles on a rock strewn landscape http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpslf0gpnvl.jpg Duallies not a problem on beaches though http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsl6aflx7l.jpg
RobertRyan 02/24/15 03:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jayco , Renault and maybe Winnebago Trend?

In western Europe, before introduction of the current version of the Ducato, the Renault Master was the dominant platform for motorhomes, with the Transit a close second and the dominant platform for builds in the U.K. But the Ducato took over this position quickly, particularly after introducing a special low profile motorhome platform, reducing the amount of work needed to put a house on a cab-chassis platform. Whether or not the Ducato offered advantages to the consumer, Fiat was taking care of the RV builders. When Renault introduced this updated Master three or four years ago, they announced their intention to try to take back a good share of the motorhome market, starting with French builders. That they've reached as far as Australia is interesting. The Renault has turned up as a lightweight alternative for Jayco and Sunliner. AVIDA uses the IVECO , Ducato as in photo an Older Mercedes and a Japanese Light Truck chassis I know in New Zealand they use IVECO Mercedes, Ducato and Isuzu, Mitsubishi Light Trucks E350's and F450's have been tried as Chassis's but not that satisfactory. The F52 Chassis could suitable as a Class A base, but the V10 would need to run on LPG or preferably a powerful diesel New Zealand Class C on a light Japanese chassis. Do not exist in Europe, but used here for their payload capacity, handling(not ride) , fuel economy and extreme durability Ride needs to be worked on to make it reasonable http://assets.cougar.nineentertainment.com.au/imagegen/cp/black/800/600/assets/MotorhomesCaravansNZ/MotorhomesAndCaravansNZAdImport/42438/32709.jpg Image changed to show Isuzu interior http://www.nzmcd.co.nz/media/8947308/traillite_oakura_5_475x356.jpg
RobertRyan 02/24/15 02:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jayco goes Renault and other Oddities from Aust

Robert, Studying your photos ... it looks like the rear duals are set in quite a bit from the outer walls of the coach? If so, I'm wondering if those nice looking coaches shouldn't be built on a chassis with a bit wider stance in the rear for improved lateral stability. Regardless of the suspension technology being used width between the rear dual tire sets can be very important, overall. Of course it also depends upon how far in-board the heavy coach items are mounted. In a word NO they ride better and handle as well as the Sprinter, which is considerably better than the ESeries Vans in the US. That is why they are replacing the Sprinter. Their towing and load capacity is vastly better
RobertRyan 02/24/15 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jayco goes Renault and other Oddities from Aust

Nice night shot of new Motorhome. Company has its own patented slide system from a small rear slide to a full wall slide Full wall slide heavier IVECO model http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zpsd9183f62.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zpsbad46c90.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg2_zps1d17de48.jpg
RobertRyan 02/24/15 03:08am Class C Motorhomes
Jayco , Renault and maybe Winnebago Trend?

AVIDA used to be Winnebago in Australia, rolled this out just recently. All of its Motorhomes except the Leura have slides . Their Campervans do not http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zps2cc8da67.jpg
RobertRyan 02/23/15 06:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jayco goes Renault and other Oddities from Aust

I really doubt they design motorhomes for cold weather in Australia. Yes, I know it can get cool in the mountains and further south, but not like here. Both our motorhomes have had bunk beds and master bed in a slide and we have stayed in them with temperatures below 10 degress F without any discomfort. The current motohome has insulated windows, but the previous one did not. David They use a lot of insulation anyway, so MH does not get too cool or hot. You can get a reverse cycle air conditioner or diesel heater as standard Not a MH, but you get the idea http://www.caravanparkphotos.com.au/independent_trailers/images/tvan13.jpg It can get very cold in some parts of Australia, people have died in Blizzards http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zpse3392353.jpg
RobertRyan 02/23/15 10:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jayco goes Renault and other Oddities from Aust

Nice rigs. But I still wonder why manufacturers insist on putting the bed in the slideout instead of the closet in the slideout? Beds in slideouts get colder during winter camping. IMO that's poor design. Basically does not get that cold in Australia, but if you do live in a Colder climate in Australia you can get other floor plans
RobertRyan 02/23/15 10:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: British take on a "B"

Not much different than a old vw camper. Probably with more get up and go tho. My father had a Hilman Husky, also made by the Rootes Group and they were pretty tough
RobertRyan 02/23/15 10:40am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Jason Day vs the drone

Jason has a little target practice. Clicky Part Filipino Australian player, one of the new breed of Aussie players
RobertRyan 02/23/15 12:06am Around the Campfire
RE: Major League Baseball 2015

love listening to the Reds on the radio. I got the best wife in the whole wide world, I listen to the Reds, Indians, Yankees, Cardinals, Mets on the radio after we go to bed when ever possible. Not all at once of course, but she will say 'are we happy?'. when one game ends I change the station to another game. love it when an east coast team goes west, then I can listen to the whole game due to the 3 hour time difference. I heard that major league baseball has changed the rules to speed up the game. one change is to make the batter keep one foot in the batters box between pitches. good rule. there is one player, no name, who walks away and goes thru the same procedure (unwrap - wrap) his batting gloves, adjust his helmet, tug his shirt, etc. after every pitch, even if he did not do anything, just took the pitch. they should also speed up the play reviews, couple of instant replays should be enuff. if fact they could get rid of the umpire calling balls and strikes with computerized strike box. love baseball, but the calling of balls and strike is the worst in any sport. how can you call a pitch on the outside when you are looking over the inside of the catcher. last year it was reported the better than 40 percent of umpire calls were reversed after instant replay. than means that they were wrong almost half the time. think of a world series lost because of a bad umpire call. this of course will never happen again. April 5th opening day. Cardinals vs the Cubs. In this part of the world you would be called a Cricket Tragic
RobertRyan 02/22/15 10:39pm Around the Campfire
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