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On my last count there were 15 manufacturers. Overall the RV industry is booming here.
From the Expedition Like
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Larger conventional
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What is the general quality of Australian built RV's?
It has to be better than the American built junk. [emoticon]

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gbopp wrote:

What is the general quality of Australian built RV's?
It has to be better than the American built junk. [emoticon]


Probably, but not any better than the American built quality RVs. [emoticon]


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They look more like expedition campers to me.
I watch Australian off road chanel on youtube.
They drive pickups, mostly Japanese (have not seen US made) and routinely cross 3-4 feet deep rivers, where water flowing over windshield is common. . I really admire how well organized their trucks are. They have freezers, who will slide out and lower with single lever pull, BBQ, sliding tables, often with sink, some have tents on the top, that set up with single ladder pull, some still use old-fashioned tents.
With all this camping gear, they still can carry spare U-joints and tools to replace them in the wild.

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Probably, but not any better than the American built quality RVs. [emoticon]

Well that definitely wouldn't be hard to beat.

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It’s amazing how some folk judge the quality of something from a picture on a web site without any first hand knowledge . There also never seems to be a price mentioned for these superior campers to know what or who would be a reasonable competitor.


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ticki2 wrote:

It’s amazing how some folk judge the quality of something from a picture on a web site without any first hand knowledge . There also never seems to be a price mentioned for these superior campers to know what or who would be a reasonable competitor.

Some Australian RV manufacturers like Kimberley Kampers have already started selling in the US. They also sponsored a 4x4camper Overland event

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The only one that looks like a truck camper is the second one down. The rest.... Maybe a class c?

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The only one that looks like a truck camper is the second one down. The rest.... Maybe a class c?

All are Truck Campers, tops can be taken off and suspended on legs. Trying to find a photo for the last one, quite impressive how big it is. Also the Truck towing it is not Japanese. You have a real variety of vehicles used as TC's here, rarely US ones

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Contrary to what people think in the US, Japanese Trucks can be quite large. These are not sold in the US, giving the impression that their vehicles are small
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Japanese MDT
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