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    Looks good. Can I ask what's the weight and towball?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Looks good. Can I ask what's the weight and towball?
    Weigh bridge at Longwarry on the way home says towball is 188kg and the weight with a full water tank (120l), two gas bottles and all poles and canvas is as near to 1830 as it doesn't matter. Manufacturer quotes tare as 1470kg and towball 155kg. By the time we get the canvass and poles that we won't use out of it and put a couple of jerry's of fuel on it and put the fridge, crapper, food and other junk on it we'll still be well below 2 tonnes I reckon. We may have to stash some stuff on the car to keep the weight down - we'll see how we go I guess...:-)

    Now all I've got to do is to learn to drive the car so as to not have another gearbox 5th gear poo itself...:-)
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    1500 kg is crazy for a camper , that's caravan type weight.
    Sort of defeats the purpose of a camper trailer doesn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markf View Post
    And I can't see how the tow ball weight will be under 250kg after a couple of jerry's, a couple of gas bottles, a battery or two and all of the other bits and pieces are loaded. That's out of our price range anyway - whew...:-)

    The star vision campers look to be well worth an up close and personal look - it'd be nice if there was a fridge slide though. Still we'll talk to ém. So far still leaning towards the Balance Trailers offerings. During the week we'll call a few makers and see what's what in the way of inclusions, deals, etc. While we were away we saw what looked to be the goods (around $8.6k on THAT auction site) and even to my unqualified eye the welding underneath looked to be rubbish - daggy, incomplete.
    I have had a Star Vision for early 2 years and it's been great. Absolutely no probs at all. I've just ordered a new one from them as it has the fridge slide etc. talk to Ryan there, tell him you know Alan Ward and he'll do you a great deal.

    BTW mine has been all across the Flinders and up to Birdsville plus plenty of high country and a couple of jaunts to Qld and back. No cracks and no problems.
    50mm lift, nice soft springs, 33" muddies, Polyairs, ARB Bar, Lockers x2, winch, CDL, LED Driving Lights, Light Bar, cargo barrier, reco'd, reco'd and then reco'd transmission, it just never stops does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    1500 kg is crazy for a camper , that's caravan type weight.
    Sort of defeats the purpose of a camper trailer doesn't it ?
    Depends ... our KK compliance plate says a tare of 1000kg ... I'm sceptical .... the ATM says 1600kg .... they state the ball weight is manageable between 100-180kg .... packed and ready to leave on our last 3 week trip the ball weight was 199kg (and I packed as best as I could to reduce ball weight as much as possible) .... there's 190L of water + our gear, fridge, foods, batteries, etc .... I reckon we're towing around 1400-1500kg (haven't weighed it so I could be off) .... and that's a pretty heavy duty off-road kamper trailer that's gonna go wherever the D2 can go (and then some) .... 2 tons ATM off-road I think is starting to get a bit too much (at least with a D2) ... but if your towing it with say a 200 series v8 cruiser then not so bad.

    A 1500kg caravan towed off-road probably would fall apart after not too long.
    Kev..

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