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    Default Jurgens Sliptream owners modifications and changes

    If you made changes to your Jurgens Slipstream post it here. The Slipstream has huge potential, if you have any ideas or have made changes to your Slipstream share it with other Slipstream owners.
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    I recently bought a 1997 Jurgens Slipstream. My plan is to change it to a gravel traveler.
    I had some unexpected problems such as the A-frame breaking during transport from Jhb to Cape Town. I also came across some nasty wood rot in the roof.

    Work done so far.
    1. Replaced the A-frame
    2. Still busy repairing the rot in the roof
    3. Made 100mm spacers to lift the axle (waiting to get the caravan through roadworthy before I fit them)

    What's next... Fit a outside kitchen cupboard and rearrange the interior.

    I will post photos as my build progress
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    Hi
    This was the Slipstream I had . When I bought it the axle was raised using square tubing and braces welded in to strengthen the axle and 15 inch AT`s added. I re arranged the table to the opposite side so that I could make the hatches on the awning side. I found the Slipstream too heavy for just the wife and myself and bought the Skipper T.

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    We have just recently done a new canvas tent for a slipstream, however, both bed tents are separate and can be removed should you wish to insert a plain panel without the bedside pushed out. This was on a clients request. Besides the cable lifting systems these slipstreams are nice and light to tow.
    Some overseas type pop up roofs use a compressed air system to pump up the roof. This could easily be done by someone that knows what they are doing.
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    Hi Niell T, I'm keen adding modifications to this thread but I don't have a Jurgens Slipstream yet. Any idea where one can find a decent late 1990's? Very keen to upgrade the suspension and wheels to 15". Also have some ideas on upgrading the inside. Would be glad to hear from you or any other member who are able to point me in the direction of a JS

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    I recently got me a slipstream for a very good price but learning that I might have gotten what I paid for

    The canvas has horrible mould stains which I thought I could remove safely but having called most of the canvas/tent specialists, all who have said the same thing to not use chemicals as this will destroy the waterproofing and no what what aftermarket waterproofing I put on after the clean, it will never be the same and will require annual waterproofing maintenance. Cleaning with mild detergent is recommended. It also has some sad patch jobs done which I can rectify.

    But she is still waterproof, having stood open for 2 weeks now and survived the Cape storms easily - there are minor leaks on 2 seams but that is an easy fix though

    Main roof seems good with no leaks but the sides seem wet - from youtube vids and other repair threads, the sides seems reasonably easy to fix, so my brother and I will taclke that one weekend.

    What I have done thus far is fix the hard sling bed rails. The one bed had bent rail. I noticed the bed was also hanging skew which I initially put down to the bent rail but discovered that the suppOrt pole was in fact bent and therefore lower that it's counterpart, which in turn led the bed to sag under weight, which then bent the bed rail. So bent the pole straight (fok voort hammer style), took off the bed rail, cleaned and fok voort hammered it straight again . Dry silicon the both rails and she slides much much better - quite chuffed

    The second bed slid even harder that the first. although both rails and support poles were straight - cleaning and lubing the rails did little to improve. Stood back and looked hard at HOW this system is suppose to work as I was baffled by the lack of rollers in the bed rails. I have come to the conclusion that the bed rails are simply guide rails when pulling or pushing the beds and that the actual rolling only happens on the single centre roller. My bed base made no contact with that roller, with weight on the caravan sides itself. So I got strip of wood approx 3cm wide , 7mm thick, for the width of the bed thick, screwed onto the bottom of the bed in line with the roller. This is to force the bed base to make contact with the roller. Had this strip curved at both ends to allow easy on/off onto the roller and presto, slides even better than the first bed fix 8) - I'll take some pics to show what I have done. Whether this will be a long time fix remains to be seen

    The slipstream is based on very crude, simple operating mechanisms, most of which can have easy bush fixes if needed which I like - to me genius is simplicity which is why I adore vintage Vespa's

    Everyone who has seen it thus far always comments on big it is - she dirty but is receiving much love at present - will not be changing too much other than the A frame, adding the lift and bigger wheels for the first camping season - SWAMBO will then barked out modifications orders once she has had time to apply her mind
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    oh, also check out aussie site my swag

    http://www.myswag.org/index.php

    loads of pop up caravans that they have either bought as an off road version or modified the standard ones for off road use - gotta love those aussies!

    Had a look at some of their youtube videos and they do take them proper off road.

    Since our slipstream is based on the Jayco designs, lots of info will be of use to us too
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    alraait, all those who went camping with their slipstream, pics and report back pls

    Niell had a blast and promised pics when he's back at work

    I'm sure there are other who also had good time, so lets the pics roll!!
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    Default slipstreamers

    Long time since any pics were posted. How are the slipstreamers doing? Recently bought one. Needs a lot of work. Roof rotten. Canvas tatty. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Kevin, We can do all the work for you....Contact us...we re open on the 12th Jan.
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    pic of the van before we left for our first camping trip at Dwarsberg

    Mini swambo was the happiest I have ever seen her for the entire trip

    Swambo loved the space and sleeping with the memory foam topper (highly recommended)

    And yes, the tyre was replaced before we left
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    Another great camping weekend

    Buddy of mine joined and while he and his 2 ladies slept in a 3 man hiking tent, the popcorn maker and nespresso machine did tag along . I even had to donate a mattress from the Slipstream

    I consider myself as hardened camper, regularly sleeping in the bush with no tent but man, can I get used to these luxuries and comfort

    The last pic is the view from inside the caravan
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    Looking really good. I've been hard at work on mine but thinking I took on a job beyond my capability. Will try and post pictures of progress of rebuild. I do have a question. While working on slipstream I snapped two cables for the roof mechanism. Has anyone got a picture or descriptions of how to replace these cables? I haven't stripped one before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin777 View Post
    Looking really good. I've been hard at work on mine but thinking I took on a job beyond my capability. Will try and post pictures of progress of rebuild. I do have a question. While working on slipstream I snapped two cables for the roof mechanism. Has anyone got a picture or descriptions of how to replace these cables? I haven't stripped one before.
    google Jayco pop up lift repairs - you will find loads of info since our system is basically the same

    You can use the old cable as a guide to pull thru the new cables,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjFWKFwIBsU
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    Hi Kevin , I had a 2 cables snap on me when setting up camp, could manage a cowboy fix for the camp.
    Changed all 4 cables to 4mm increasing the breaking strength with 100kg on a cable. Was very easy to fit the cables, biggest problem was to find a company to make them up for me. After searching i came across CableMan in Montague gardens. I also changed the hand winch to an 12volt electric winch while I was busy with the cables.
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    Good day guys,im looking for a good condition Jurgens slipstream caravan,if you know of anyone please let me know,this is for myself and the fam. Had a normal height caravan but did not fit my new place garages.

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    Took my slipstream for a week of camping at Rooiputs, Kgalagadi

    What a pleasure, she handled the thick sand easily (albeit only a few hundred metres)

    And tows like a dream with the lift. Still have put on bigger wheels but those 13's really did very well. Towed at 110km/h and occasionally drifted to 130 km/h but solid as rock,

    Beauty of the slipstream has to be the space inside where one can just chill during the hotter, quieter part of the day. A few surprised folks who saw the slipstream in that neck of the woods, and towed by a softroader nogal
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    dropped the pressure to 1.6
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    Home for the week - Kalahari is very special
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    Lyk goed man en wens ek was jy om daar so alleen te staan

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