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  1. #11
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    Andy your correct about pop tops being cooler then a full van, they have big areas that can be unzipped. Usually though the Mesh isn't midge proof so you have to use surface spray to stop the bugs getting in.

    The trick with most any van is lots of solar with 2" stand off brackets to stop as much direct sunlight on the roof. The other trick is having a couple of Cerafamo gimble fans, they are excellent, use bugger all power and on low settings run just about silent. Best to buy them from the US via the Internet.

    People will tell you Jayco's are junk and older ones do show their age but we have found our Jayco pop top is excellent.
    It all comes down to how much you want to spend, for around 25k there are lots of very good buys out there, both pop top and full size van. Personally I would avoid aluminium cladding and wood frames, but that is why I bought a Jayco.
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  2. #12
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    Thats a good looking setup Terry,how does it tow on the dirt,NOT WITH THE V8,with the normal D3.

    Andrew
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    It tows fine, we used to go camping mainly with people with soft and hard floor camper trailers and we went every where they went, sure this limits you to places with reasonably wide tracks because they are 8' wide after all but it has never stopped us yet and like the D3 the van has plenty of scratches down the sides.
    A few of our friends having seen our set up and where we can take it have now started to buy off road vans and sell their expensive canvas covered campers because of how much nicer a decent van is to go camping in. Sure they are not hard core and there are plenty of places you could not tow one but not that many people, especially in our age bracket, tow any camper into the truly rough stuff.

    Having said that if you saw where we have towed it into you would be amazed. The only thing is you need to sometimes walk the track first because like with any trailer there are plenty of places where you can't turn around if you get stuck.
    Cheers,
    Terry

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  4. #14
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    Andy, you didnt end up buying one? I know an old post. We are buying a Coromal Seka 535 Pioneer SL with some substantial mods off in laws as just sold the Coromal Pioneer Camper. The suspension on these is no problem and rarely fails, easy to replace even with an alko system upgrade to newer suspension. Despite what some are saying these can be lifted easily by dropping the suspension and welding in a RHS riser, just talking to a guy that has done a 75mm lift with this method so does not change camber etc. Picking ours up soon as in laws have upgraded to a full off road Supreme with ensuite. As far as standard and dirt road caravans go Coromal seem to be the best in this price bracket anything else can be over double the price both new and second hand.
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