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  1. #1
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    Default Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Hi All. I took ownership of my brand new Jurgens Xplorer today and is extremely exited. In the last couple of weeks, while waiting patiently for the caravan to arrive, I searched this forum from top to bottom to find anything written on Xplorers. I did not find a fan club thread dealing with owners of Xplorers just sharing ideas, bragging with nice camping setups or just talking about the product like good fans do. I found bits and pieces though...all very interesting. Herewith then a proposal of starting such a thread. As my ownership of a Jurgens Xplorer is only "hours" long I will post my one and only photo.
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    Neels, Natasja, Neels jnr & Anke

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    Congrats and enjoy!

    Ours is packed and ready to leave tomorrow for a second weekend of camping in a row!

    You now need to get it out there and dirty...............like these!
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    Wow LowRange it looks fantastic! Beautiful photos. It seems like the next thing I buy is a 4x4 as my Ranger is only 4x2. Enjoy your trip.
    Neels, Natasja, Neels jnr & Anke

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    2014 Jurgens Xplorer

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    Default Explorer

    Here is our van in Balule KNP last year and one where it was standing at Campworld in Bethlehem FS. This year 5days Balule, 5 days Skukuza, 5 days Ber-en-Dal, can't wait. Will also be doing some other trips as yet unplanned when we get back to SA for 2 months!
    Enjoy your van, we certainly do!
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    Congratulations on your new caravan...
    We are also busy packing, heading down to the hole in the wall tomorrow morning.
    Will add a picture later.
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    Last edited by Tony datoy; 2014/04/25 at 01:52 PM.
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    Nice van, congrats and enjoy, just remember to update your signature.
    Johan van Niekerk. I can't spell and my grammar sucks, so deal with it!
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    Congratulations, you will definitely enjoy that van.
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    Congraulations!

    I would like to know what the nose weight of your brand new Xplorer is.

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    Congrats, we got our new one 2 months ago and thus far extremely happy. There are bits an pieces of info doing the rounds, but in all honestly the lack of modifications clearly indicates that the Xplorer is a well designed and complete solution.

    Ito mods the only smallish thing we did was to add a 220V plug next to the right hand side "rear facing" cupboard (the cupboard facing you when you lie on the bed)
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    Geluk met jou nuwe Xplorer mag julle hom so baie geniet soos ons doen .Veranderinge wat ek sover aangebring het was om 2 drein pype agter op die wa te monteer wat ek gebruik om ons hooftent pale en die voorste afdakkie se pale afsonderlik te bere,werk soos n bom sukkel nie meer met pale wat rond le in die karavaan nie .
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    Also busy packing. Off to Arniston for the week.
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    Thanks for all the congratulations guys. We have packed our stuff in the new caravan and will go and kick the Tyres this coming Wednesday. Can't wait.

    AllanDrover we want the same memories as you did with yours...already planning.
    Johan, Done...tapatalk did not show any signatures so I had to log online.
    LouisF...thanks will see if I can manage to weigh it...
    George, can't agree with you more. As far as I know the changes include the 2 new hatches, one at the bathroom side and one on the kitchen side, new cupboards on either sides of the nose fold out bed area. They also went back to the earlier model stabilizers stored at the back next to the spare wheel now. The upright for the rally tent now has a removable bracket...does not chafe the tent bag anymore at the bottom and the tank is 100 liters now. The nose on the 2013/2014 model already went fiberglass but with an aluminum door, on mine the whole nose is fiberglass now. The website is still not updated so if you need any pictures just ask.
    Diedies...uitstekende idee. Ek het nog nie ekstra tent nie en sit sommer my pale in die sak as ek die tent oprol. Sodra ek die wall set Koop sal ek moet kyk vir so iets.

    Enjoy the weekend!
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    Last edited by CWMuller; 2014/04/26 at 09:37 PM.
    Neels, Natasja, Neels jnr & Anke

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    2014 Jurgens Xplorer

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    Yip, Jurgens do middle of the year product changes. Mid 2013 they did some small changes (ie the fibre glass nosecone door and canvas nose blanket) that mine has. Just after I got mine I was worried that they might be making lots of changes in the mid 2014 model, but luckily not to many. I like the little extra compartments inside, although without it you can almost use the caravan like the Excel model where someone can sleep left to right.

    I wonder why they changed back to the loose steadies. I prefer the built in ones, but I suppose the loose ones might be a bit more sturdy in heavy offroad locations. The bigger water tank is pretty nice though.
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    Our aim is to sell our Regal and get an Xplorer, in the meantime we enjoy the Regal
    Geoff Craig
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    Good luck Wave. Fortunately most caravans seem to hold good value.
    Neels, Natasja, Neels jnr & Anke

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    I cant seem to add pics

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    Anybody done mods to the bed, I will be going this route shortly as well as extra cupboards, anyone you can recommend. Have been advised to contact Brian Pretorius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanDrover View Post
    Anybody done mods to the bed, I will be going this route shortly as well as extra cupboards, anyone you can recommend. Have been advised to contact Brian Pretorius.
    Allan, maybe PM CATS here on the Forum. He had some changes done on his in the past.

    Johan
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    Congratulations man! We are happy owners since 2009 and travelled good parts of South African countries and parts of Europe. Done some mods like:
    Heating and hot water system running on gas or 230V.
    Solar panel
    Two double cherry can holders
    LED lights
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    Our 2003 Xplorer on Lundean's Nek. Via Lesotho to Rhodes in July 2013. Old off road caravan, but as strong as an ox!
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