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RE: Most Succesful Pop Up Aussie TC : Going Strong

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RobertRyan 01/25/15 11:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Most Succesful Pop Up Aussie TC : Going Strong

Fantastic! Is there a link to a floorplan?? Thanks for posting this. Yes get onto the Active Campers site I have posted above the photos Active Campers website again Active Campers Website
RobertRyan 01/25/15 11:25pm Truck Campers
Most Succesful Pop Up Aussie TC : Going Strong

These are at virtually every Caravan and Motohome shows in Australia. They are built for all sizes of Pickups their Vantage model predates the XP Camper in the US . Active Campers Website http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg2_zpsab012768.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg3_zps582b3144.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zps363cbdd0.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zpsb511b067.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg2_zps9c511f7f.jpg
RobertRyan 01/25/15 10:53pm Truck Campers
RE: AVIDA Longreach Super C

I like it a lot! Good capacity, good long wheelbase, clever interior. It would be nice if they could make it in the US. The Longreach is probably the only MH that has a very high resale value in Australia. In comparison, the only ones I can give, the Tiffin Allegro loses considerable resale in the ones I have seen. Coachmen MH.s which are bought in relatively cheaply have literally disappeared from the local scene
RobertRyan 01/25/15 12:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: AVIDA Longreach Super C

Longreach Motorhome Features Click on a heading below to expand features. Expand All / Close All Bathroom 12 volt hatch in shower Avida shower system Mirror with lights over vanity Separate vanity basin Sky light in shower Toilet roll holder Toothbrush holder Bedroom Colour co-ordinated bed quilt cover Full length wardrobe Electric lift up beds on gas struts Multi layered comfort mattress on main bed Posturpedic bed slats that contour to your body Body Construction 3 external fibreglass colour choices 13 external colour matched exclusive decals Avida welded metal frame foam insulated super panel Below floor storage bins hinged from side for better access Domed roof for water run-off Door entry grab handle & light Double electric entry step Fibreglass moulded front above cabin Foam insulated floor walls & roof Large pass through storage bins Metal under floor protection Motorhome entry door with dead bolt & fly screen Mud flaps front & rear One piece EDPM rubber roof One piece fibreglass moulded rear wall One piece pinchweld seal on storage bins One piece fullly insulated laminated floor Rear fibreglass moulded back wall Roll out awning Roof rack & ladder Slide out battery tray Smooth external fibreglass Storage for BBQ equipment and ancillaries Twin slide out room system Windows - louver with fly screens Cabin Cabin carpet mat CD player with MP3 playback, AM/FM radio, iPod charge & control facility Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors Large access to motorhome from cabin Lumber support front seats Multi information display with GPS Rear vision camera Windshield privacy curtain Chassis Power Windows Power Steering Power Mirrors Central Locking Cruise Control ASR Traction Control Driver & Passenger Airbags ABS Braking System & Exhaust Brakes Front Fog Lamps Engine Immobiliser Climate Controlled Air Conditioning Multi Information Display Contoured Bucket Seats With Lumbar Support 90 Degree Cabin Door Opening Electrical 12 & 240 volt power systems 12 volt LED lighting throughout 2 x Awning lights 2 x Solar panels battery charging with regulator 3 x 100amp isolated motorhome batteries Avida's unique LCD 12 volt integrated energy management system with digital clock, battery voltage & amperage reading, interior and exterior tempterature reading & 12 volt low voltage cut out switch Ceiling feature with LED lighting Ceiling lights with switches down low Earth leakage protector - 240 volt External entertainment unit with TV, external speakers, table, 12 volt & 240 volt power External fridge Generator 240V 3.6 KVA Internal Start High mounted radio aerial with booster Inverter 2000W with 100amp battery charger LCD TV/DVD in bedroom Motorised LCD TV/DVD in living area Wind-up TV antenna with signal booster General Interior 13 interior fabric collections Lift up bed over cabin ADR approved child restraint ADR Lap sash seat belts in rear Aluminium cabinet rails for strength Avida digital clock Coat hooks Day & night shades Fabric L-shaped lounge with pul out bed Key hooks Ladder for cab over bed Large slide out room for extra livability Magazine holder Metal draw runners with 100% extension Radius benchtops Satin steel 'D' handles on cabinet doors Vinyl floor throughout Heating & Cooling 12 volt large Euro roof hatch 12 volt roof vent in bathroom 240 volt roof mounted ducted air-conditioning Avida's unique roof mounted ducted air conditioning system Diesel furnace heater Flush clamp type radius motorhome windows with safety glass Kitchen 3 way auto change over 2 door fridge/freezer 184 litre Bench extension Cutlery drawer insert External 12 volt fridge Slide out pantry Sink & drainer Stainless steel carousel microwave Stainless steel rangehood with fan and light Stove - 3 burner LPG with one 240 volt element Stylish co-ordinated splash back Tea towel rail Plumbing & LPG 2 x 9kg LP Gas Bottles External BBQ area - sink, drainer, tap, BBQ storage on slide External BBQ fitting External shower Hot water system 12 volt electric start/gas & 240 volt Mains water pressure reducer Separate tap at sink with water filter Single lever mixer taps Waste evacuation hose Waste pipes are 40mm in diameter Water tank & battery monitor system Safety Features Entry Grab Rail - Internal External handle Fire extinguisher High mounted rear brake light LP gas leak detector Safety cupboard door catches Safety exit Smoke detector Options 136 litre compressor fridge 13 external colour matched exclusive decals 13 internal fabric colour collections 3 external fibreglass colour choices Bull bar External feature paint Hydraulic levelling stabilisers Paint - full external Storage unit replacing front lift up bed Ultra leather seating (not inc. lounge) * Due to continuous improvement, specifications are subject to change without notice. © 2015 Avida RV - Manufacturer of Recreational Vehicles in Australia These vehicles were not manufactured by, or by anyone having any association with, Winnebago of the United States.
RobertRyan 01/25/15 12:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: AVIDA Longreach Super C

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RobertRyan 01/24/15 10:50pm Class C Motorhomes
AVIDA Longreach Super C

I guess this what it's Catergory would be in the US. It has a GCVWR of 27,000lbs, tows 8000lbs.It is the next step up from an IVECO Daily based Motorhome in between them is the Sprinter and Ducato .It is slightly over 31ft long Video showing Longreach interior Longreach performance testing http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg2_zpsab9dec70.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zps521b15f2.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg3_zps84b1191f.jpg http://australianmotorhomes.com.au/SiteFiles/australianmotorhomescomau/nmh/Avida_Motorhomes/Longreach/Image%20Gallery/Avida-Longreach-10.jpg
RobertRyan 01/24/15 10:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: To slide (out) or not to slide out??

You didn't mention the size you're thinking about or the number of people using the TT on a regular basis. Regardless, slide! Issues are few and far between. You will find from time to time that someone has had a problem, but that's likely 1 or 2%. When we bought our HTT, DH was adamant NO SLIDE. Things change and we did buy one with a slide. Our camping buddies always wanted to come to eat in our camper if the weather was nasty or if we were getting a serious game of dominoes started...they said ours was just so much more comfortable. When we moved from our HTT to the TT, a slide was not even up for discussion....YES! You do have a manual override IF the occasion arises when you have a problem, but those times just rarely happen. Thinking down the road, if and when the time comes that you want to make a change, a slide is a huge selling feature. That is the reason, it varies in Australia,How many people use the RV? If it is two and it already is like a slightly smallish Apartment, they will not go for slides., maybe a Annexe On the other hand others like more space so they go for slides
RobertRyan 01/24/15 04:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which tow rig?

I don't think there is a plugged nickels worth of difference in the towing of the big 3. Figure out how much truck you need. Towing and payload primarily. That's your baseline you can't go below, if it's a dually so be it. Then start shopping for the one you like the best or get the best deal on. All have the same warranty. But not all have the best engine. Ford has a converted gas engine, and Chevy has an Isuzu. "Ford has a converted gas engine" Please explain????? I agree on "not all have the best engine" part. X2, Thought the Scorpion was designed and built from the ground up by Ford. Yes it was, plus a lot of help from Ford of England, who did a lot of the design and testing. Peugeot and other European OEM's had input
RobertRyan 01/24/15 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you sleep 4 in a class B

Remember.O.P. has a 45 foot pusher.This will be a dingy for day tripping and some overnights.It is nice to go to a spot and have toilet,kitchen etc...Exactly, I don't plan to overnight in it often. I think the kitchen and bath will be the most useful. But Mr. Landlord makes a great point that I hadn't thought of. It would probably make sense to stow sleeping bags in this rather than bedding. I took a look at the Winnebago Travato a couple of days ago and was not impressed. It looked very poorly constructed. I will focus on Roadtrek and Airstream next. I almost laughed once in the Travato. I agree on its construction. Worse though for me was the lack of legroom and general comfort of the front seats. For long trips, it was totally unacceptable. If I was in my early 20's and did not have any kids, it might work for 5 years or so. The only production quasi sleep 4 class b was the Airstream Westfalia that was built in 2005. I was so sad that they stopped production on this. I would have bought one in a second if they made this today. Even though we are about 10 years later, these go for over 50K with over 100K miles. Best Ducato Class B conversion in Australia is Horizon Casuarina, looks bit like the New Zion See video below and internal shot Horizon Casaruina Video As well IVECO Dailys have been replacing the Sprinter here as a. base for a Class C Motorhome Presumably the very new Model of the Daily is very good http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zps7ff3bf51.jpg
RobertRyan 01/24/15 01:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anyone towing with their 2.7 Ecoboost F150?

Since the average F-150 is good for about 60% of the 11,500 pound rating, then the 2.7 should be good for about 60% of the 8,500 pound rating. Wonder what the payload numbers are like for a typical model? So is the average 3/4-1 ton only good for about 60% of the rated tow rating also. That would mean I could only tow 7440lbs with my 12 Ram 2500 CTD. Not quite following the your logic. Here they rate a F250 with a 6.7 diesel at 4.5 tonnes, or 9,900lb or 11,000lb with an uprated hitch Bit different from the manufacturers ratings but probably more realistic
RobertRyan 01/24/15 02:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which GVWR on a New Pickup in California???

In California, you can park a "Pickup truck" that is less than 10,000 GVWR on a non-commercial street. If over 10,000 GVWR, then it shall not be parked on a residential street overnight. My buddy with a F-250 and 8,800 GVWR and 6,050 unladen weight found this out the hard way, she had to park it in her 8' long driveway (or 12' long garage - small lot in Long Beach CA). Long Beach passed a law requiring no on street parking of vehicles over 6,000 pounds unladen on any city street (except commercial marked truck routes). She can park legally for 20 minutes in any yellow zone! My guess is that you will want the 11,400 GVWR option! The 10,000 GVWR is to low for any great use as a trailer hauler. You would be required to have commercial plates, but not a commercial license. If you tow a fifth wheel over 10,000 pounds, seek advice on the weight limit that you can not exceed without a special endorsement. Good luck, Fred. Never heard of that in Australia! You can park a 3/4 or 1 ton US Pickup where you find space for them. They do not come under special licenses here Go over 10,000 GVWR yes you need a special licence
RobertRyan 01/23/15 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How Small A Self Contained Class C Can Be Made

I've always wondered how small a conventional class C can be made. HERE is a right-hand driven little tike. I wonder what the over-all dimensions are. Probably see more of these in Japan. I noticed someone here with a Disability Licence, ,using a 23ft IVECO based Class C, as his daily driver
RobertRyan 01/23/15 12:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: WDH - how much does it reduce tongue weight?

We spent the summer in Europe this year. On some highways (especially in Germany and France) It seemed every 4th or 5th vehicle was pulling a trailer and lots of motorhomes as well. They definitely like RVing in Europe. We didn't see one trailer being pulled by a truck. Actually can' remember seeing a truck except the odd one in Spain. As well as cars, I noticed Vans pulling European Caravans. In England we were passed at 70mph by someone towing his Caravan with a Van European Caravans are not recommended for Off Road use, although some here have taken the ones with heavier frames on extensive dirt roads
RobertRyan 01/23/15 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS PIC

You Need To See This Pic: Here's one for the 1/2 ton P/u owners; http://i.imgur.com/SIhdZ4Pl.jpg (snip) Reminds me of Korea. I'd see those "bongo" trucks WAY over loaded and saw one break an axle outside post one time. That is why ASIAN manufacturers build in lot more " beefing up" as they know they will be overloaded. Weight Police can be savage here, if you have an excessive load We trend to downrate vehicles, a Sprinter 3500 rated to tow 7, 500lb in the US, has a 4,400lb rating in Australia. A Ford SuperDuty F250 with a 6.7 Diesel gets a 4.5 tonne rating(9'900lb) or a 5tonne (11,000lbs) with a stronger hitch Actually this truck pictured, while in Cambodia which drives on the same side we do, is from Thailand which drives on the British side. These are STOCK vehicles. (this Toyota pictured was made in Thailand) Most of the ones sold in Cambodia/Laos are USED vehicles from the US, either Insurance Totals or similar disaster cars and they too are stock US spec. If they are beefed up at all it's in a local shop. The New Vehicles from Japan and Korea and China are waay tooo expensive for this kind of work and only the wealthy have them (or bigger businesses). A new Camry will set you back almost $80,000 a new small pick up like a Toyota will be about double the US price. Well the vehicles pictured are pretty old, but the new Vehicles have a considerable margin of safety built in new. they do sell quite a few New vehicles in Thailand, Cambodia not that well off. Do not know about the US ones but I would say not
RobertRyan 01/21/15 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS PIC

centracom the original post said I CAME ACROSS A COUPLE OF 7500 OR 8000 LBS UNITS THAT HAD PICTURES OF 1/2 TON TRUCKS AND I JUST LAUGHED. Now you are talking over 10,000 lbs. Which is it 7,500 lbs or over 10,000? That is a pretty big difference. DockmasterDave, Did you see the pic I posted? Silverado 1500 and a 10,000+ lbs trailer. IMy personal opinion is that 7,500 or 8,000 lbs trailer once loaded is still to heavy. I dont care what the truck is rated at, if there is a failure with brakes or tires on the trailer a 1/2 pickup will have a hell of a time stopping in an emergency with that much weight. This is my personal opinion not that of a truck manufacturer. Yes you are pushing them to the limit, anything goes wrong then you have a major problem Hate to point it out again but the trailer has it's own brakes :R My last '07 F150 was at 100% of every rating(axles/tires) over the GVWR of the truck by 400lbs and right on the GCVWR of 15000lbs. Yup what started off at a 5600lb GVWR camper ballooned to 7000lbs on the axle and over 900lbs on the tongue. Drove the truck for three years with no ill effects. Great truck. It should have its own brakes, but it is not going to correct problems with the TV when it has brake failure or something else go wrong with it.
RobertRyan 01/21/15 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS PIC

centracom the original post said I CAME ACROSS A COUPLE OF 7500 OR 8000 LBS UNITS THAT HAD PICTURES OF 1/2 TON TRUCKS AND I JUST LAUGHED. Now you are talking over 10,000 lbs. Which is it 7,500 lbs or over 10,000? That is a pretty big difference. DockmasterDave, Did you see the pic I posted? Silverado 1500 and a 10,000+ lbs trailer. IMy personal opinion is that 7,500 or 8,000 lbs trailer once loaded is still to heavy. I dont care what the truck is rated at, if there is a failure with brakes or tires on the trailer a 1/2 pickup will have a hell of a time stopping in an emergency with that much weight. This is my personal opinion not that of a truck manufacturer. Yes you are pushing them to the limit, anything goes wrong then you have a major problem
RobertRyan 01/21/15 02:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS PIC

You Need To See This Pic: Here's one for the 1/2 ton P/u owners; http://i.imgur.com/SIhdZ4Pl.jpg (snip) Reminds me of Korea. I'd see those "bongo" trucks WAY over loaded and saw one break an axle outside post one time. That is why ASIAN manufacturers build in lot more " beefing up" as they know they will be overloaded. Weight Police can be savage here, if you have an excessive load We trend to downrate vehicles, a Sprinter 3500 rated to tow 7, 500lb in the US, has a 4,400lb rating in Australia. A Ford SuperDuty F250 with a 6.7 Diesel gets a 4.5 tonne rating(9'900lb) or a 5tonne (11,000lbs) with a stronger hitch
RobertRyan 01/21/15 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS PIC

This is quite common in Australia, not really a problem, but would have concerns about US 1/2 ton doing ithttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/lT6P2a3WxYM/mqdefault.jpg http://git.me/photo/2014/08/19/7425410679398182912/3052925521927161344/CU331-PACKAGE-2013-Forest-River-5th-Wheeler-2-Slide-outs-Mazda.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/imagejpg1_zpsa3e5a78e.jpg
RobertRyan 01/21/15 05:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Which one?

Have you had a chance to visit these units in person or are simply viewing them online? When you ask; "Which one?", are you feeling those two units are so close a match that you are having trouble deciding? I don't own either one, so I can't speak from an ownership point of view, but I have a few dealers near me that have those models on their lots. I can take a look and create an opinion if you feel that may help you with your decision. I own a Kimberley Kamper and have truly enjoyed it for more than 10 years. Great product. We have towed it from California to Montana, up through Canada and onwards to Alaska. I understand the need to pick the right product and model. There are a lot of manufacturers like that in Australia. Pop Up Campers are rare in NZ, more into European Caravans and MH's I have travelled all over NZ and my Wife is from Wellington
RobertRyan 01/21/15 04:42am Folding Trailers
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