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Date Registered: 11-2008
Location: Blakeview, Adelaide SA
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ExyCol could you please elaborate on the features you would have added? I am considering buying a cheap unit and modifying myself, some things are easy to do but some need to be included from the start.

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2008 ST31, CVT, Flint, Towbar, Cargo mat, Headlight protectors, Dashmat, LED kick steps. Bonnet protector
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Date Registered: 09-2006
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Off the top of my head here are some things I can think of. Having said that, I usually find things I would've liked better as I come to use the trailer and then promptly forget them afterwards.

Just so you can see exactly which camper trailer I have - I have the Getaway Plus from these guys: [sign in to see URL]

Electric brakes - The trailer itself (with tent section) only weights 300KG and I wouldn't load it up over 500KG, but having brakes would have been a nice safety feature, and I might be struggling to retro-fit some. So far with the new T31 X-trail, the brakes do seem better than the old T30 so this hasn't been as much an issue.

Gas Bottle/Fuel holders - I can probably weld these on the A Frame later, but still more effort to do so.

Dust Sealing - the top cover just uses bungee cable, and hence some dust does get into the tent section, but thankfully not too much. I think some better camper trailers use a zip to help with this, but I can imagine that being quite hard to put on/remove when you use it. The bigger problem I have with dust is that it gets inside the trailer section - usually all the gear has a small layer of fine dust on it. I can probably fix this by sealing up the front and rear doors of the trailer, but some parts of this may be a little difficult due to the door design.

Water Tank - Again, something I can retrofit, but more effort to get this done.

Electrical System - I'm pretty handy with 12Volt systems, so something I can fit myself, but I'll eventually get around to fitting some strip lighting inside the tent permanently and run wiring to a good location for a battery.

Better tent part - They use the Oztrail camper tent on the trailer I got, and it is pretty decent considering the price. Some small items that would immensely improve it would be if the floor was more a bucket style - during wet weather the canvas can get wet from water sitting on the ground and this takes a little longer to dry than the floor material. If the floor was a bucket style, this would less likely happen. Having said that, the trailer is slightly higher than what the Oztrail tent needs, and it does somewhat cause a 'bucket' to start occuring, keeping most of the canvas away from the ground.


It is easy to find faults in the tent/trailer, but overall it is still a great unit and does the basics of what I need - somewhere to sleep that is easily towed. I've also added a drifta kitchen to it, and this was worked very well. Simple design and just plain reliable.

With the actual trailer we chose - we don't have much room at all to store a tailer at the house, so having a smaller sized trailer was important and this did limit our options quite a lot. This wasn't the only reason we chose this trailer - it is also quite lightweight, and hence easy to tow and low on the fuel use. It also fits nicely behind the X-Trail and hence should cut down on wind resistence.

I'm taking it semi off-road soon to give the trailer a good work-out, so it should be interesting to see if it can take it. It uses a rubber suspension setup, so its not easily repairable should it break, but the sales guy (haha) said that it is off-road capable and will hold up to it.
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Date Registered: 11-2008
Location: Blakeview, Adelaide SA
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Thanks mate, some good tips there. Sounds like a decent unit.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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Picked up the new camper on thursday from Market Direct Campers
]Off Road Deluxe V3

Set it up in the yard so I can condition the canvas. So Far very happy. Seems to be exactly what it promises. Tare weight is 450kg. Easy enough to knock off 50kg without the annex, which is what I'll be doing for my big trip next year. X-trail tows easy on paved roads. Should be able to report back about some dirt within the next few weeks.
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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Nice Todd, big when it's set up.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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Yeah Tony main section is really quick and easy. Perfect for a night or weekend. The annex doubles the overall size and encloses the kitchen. Better for a long stay

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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Does anyone tow a hard floor camper with their Exy?
MDC seem to have a heavy tow ball weight with their's.
Know that they will all be heavier than a soft floor, but easier to set up by myself.
Like the whole sleeping off the ground and always ready to go, rather than packing the car after walking the dog...
Do you all have same tyres on camper as exy?

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