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RobertRyan

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From the SAME small company based in Queensland, this just shows the activity you are getting now. Truck camper is 20ft long
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Yes an Expedition Vehicle
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RobertRyan wrote:

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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Hello Robert. I see the jacks now so I guess that makes them official truck campers. LOL Not being snarky sir. In Australia are these type of campers used primarily as 4 wheel drive campers to go off road or are they used as I use mine just so I have a vehicle to get around in? They seem massive and very heavy and I am wondering if the terrain where you are supports such weight. I am referring to the ground as in a dirt road. When I camp in GA the dirt is mostly clay, Very solid and very strong but in Florida it is sand and not so much. Very different camping. Thank you, Joe

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Hello Robert. I see the jacks now so I guess that makes them official truck campers. LOL Not being snarky sir. In Australia are these type of campers used primarily as 4 wheel drive campers to go off road or are they used as I use mine just so I have a vehicle to get around in? They seem massive and very heavy and I am wondering if the terrain where you are supports such weight. I am referring to the ground as in a dirt road. When I camp in GA the dirt is mostly clay, Very solid and very strong but in Florida it is sand and not so much. Very different camping. Thank you, Joe

Joe in some cases they have a Dinghy. Generally they are geared for Off Road, they are very good at very difficult terrain
Of the first three shown they are used like a convential car as well. Especially the small Pickup Truck in the middle.

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Some Camper interiors
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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

I do enjoy your periodic posts showing the Australian version of truck camper.


Me too, Robert. Thanks.


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Some Camper interiors
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They seem well built and comfortable. That's something I can off road in. Never been off roading in my life. If I could ask a couple more questions. The older I get the more comfort and inside toys I require. I am 60 but in the old days would camp in a tent type of thing but now no way. Are there luxury campgrounds with full hookups, restrooms, activities, etc... Is it easy to get propane filled, Are the campgrounds well kept. Are there freeways and highways In other words is it like it is here in America?
Thanks for your time and I like the pics, Joe
PS, I visited Perth many years ago in the navy and I can remember the inside of the bar I was in but not much else...[emoticon]

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They seem well built and comfortable. That's something I can off road in. Never been off roading in my life. If I could ask a couple more questions. The older I get the more comfort and inside toys I require. I am 60 but in the old days would camp in a tent type of thing but now no way. Are there luxury campgrounds with full hookups, restrooms, activities, etc... Is it easy to get propane filled, Are the campgrounds well kept. Are there freeways and highways In other words is it like it is here in America?
Thanks for your time and I like the pics, Joe
PS, I visited Perth many years ago in the navy and I can remember the inside of the bar I was in but not much else.

Actually you get better facilities than you get in the US, from what I have seen of US grounds. Yes Freeways and highways are well kept. Lot being spent on infrastructure here. AN Australian Company has been building Freeways in the US

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RobertRyan wrote:

Actually you get better facilities than you get in the US, from what I have seen of US grounds. Yes Freeways and highways are well kept. Lot being spent on infrastructure here. AN Australian Company has been building Freeways in the US


I’m not sure you want to take credit for a lot of the freeways in the US. [emoticon] Some are pretty bad. [emoticon]


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Love those interiors,nice and bright !

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Robert:

I enjoy seeing your periodic visuals on the evolving RV overlanding industry Down Under.

It would also be interesting to see approximate prices in $AUD for the campers?


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