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    Default Light 4x4 off road camping trailer

    I'm looking for a little advice here:

    After camping the past long weekend SWAMBO and I decided to sell the Regal and get a 4x4 Off road trailer, the teens no longer camp with us, so its just 3 of use (SWAMBO, myself and our 5 year old daughter)

    My mate camping with us has the Bushy off road trailer and it tickled our fancy, but before just deciding we looked around, and the only other trailer in our price range that we like is the Off Trax Outplay, and to us it seems a better deal than the Bushy, both around the same price but he Outplay seems better designed and when you start adding a few options they are better priced than the Bushy.

    I also looked at the Metalion Midi & Maxi, but its out of our price range when you start adding the TTT etc.

    Before we decided (although the Outplay is #1 so far), are there any other recommendations from the trailer guys out there?

    I don't want to buy and have missed something.

    Just a few things that we want:
    TTT + add-a-room
    Braked axle
    And a few others like Jerry Can brackets, Gas bottle brackets, water tank, light weight, low profile/mattress obviously slides for a fridge and ammo boxes/packaging
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    Default Re: Light 4x4 off road camping trailer

    The Overlander maybe?

    What is your budget?

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    Since you are only 3, why the need for an add-a-room?
    Don't know if tentco's tent has one, but Howling moon's TTT does and so does the Echo 6 tent.
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    Have a look at the Challenger (Campmaster) wilderness 450 at Macro. I have one and camped for three years now and love it to bits. Comes at a good price as well - around R50 000


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    Quote Originally Posted by willy_sa View Post
    The Overlander maybe?

    What is your budget?
    Who makes the Overlander? web link please?

    Budget is around R85 - R90K

    Quote Originally Posted by konstanddp View Post
    Since you are only 3, why the need for an add-a-room?
    Don't know if tentco's tent has one, but Howling moon's TTT does and so does the Echo 6 tent.
    The little one is small enough now to share the double bed, but I tell you these kid things never stop growing! SO with that in mind we would like to get the add-a-room now, get her used to sleeping in there as her own room, she can always bunk with us until she gets used to the change. In the caravan she had the whole front double bed to herself

    SWAMBO would like to keep the "main tent changing area" clutter free so the "rat" can have her own room - gotta keep SWAMBO happy... you know how it is! Also when said "rat" leaves a mess in her tent we don't have to stress about it immediatly

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Play View Post
    Have a look at the Challenger (Campmaster) wilderness 450 at Macro. I have one and camped for three years now and love it to bits. Comes at a good price as well - around R50 000
    Will give it a look
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    Default Re: Light 4x4 off road camping trailer

    90K will get you a brand new fully kitted Wildebeest Kalfie


    http://www.wildebeestoffroad.co.za/#!kalfie/cn06


    And here is mine, very happy with it;


    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=226991
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    I understand. We have 3 kids of 13, 8 and 2 and we manage without the add-a-room. We do this by using stack-able stretchers (disc-o-beds) for the boys and camping cot for the 2year old girl. Saves a lot of space, can still get dressed in side. I also see the boys want to go into their own tent now, so space will become even better.

    An alternative to an add-a-room is maybe the oztent RV4/5/6 or HM's whizz tent. pops up in 30sec. and you can position it so that it joins up with the TTT awning where a side wall would be. it's just easier and faster than add-a-room and can be used on its own. does take up packing space though
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    Why don't you look at the Wildebeest Kalfie - excellent value for money like TwinDisco suggests.


    I have a Challenger Bundu Basher which I have modified a bit. The one thing I that will put me off buying it again is the opening lid. I made it work for me and my family, but if you put a tent and all sorts of other paraphernalia on top of the trailer, as we tend to do, it becomes very difficult to open the lid. It wastes space if you simply plan on never opening the lid. I had to fit new struts pumped to 1000N as the two 500N struts proved inadequate after a while. But it is not a bad trailer at all.
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    What about the Conqueror Courage its right in the price range with electrics/battery, gas bottles, 90L water tank and a huge TTT (2.1m x2.1m bed).
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    @Wave,

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the Out Play! It's a great trailer and you'll definitely be happy with it if it ticks all your boxes.

    I agree with the the other posters that you do not need an "add a room".
    Within 5 trips you'll leave it at home.

    A nice stretcher and madam will be perfectly happy.
    Chances are that the two ladies will hog the bed and you will end up on the stretcher, so make sure it's comfy!

    If you find that your really need an "add a room", you can always buy one at a later stage.

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    Best is to list your requirements from most important downwards and check which trailer fits best. Then see if you can rent one for a weekend to try it out. After use, you might find your list will change as you see what you like and what works.
    My list will always focus on big tent, slide out kitchen with good layout, custom storage (don't like ammo boxes, become messy fast) and a quick setup
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    Good idea!
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    Ammo boxes quickly become a pain in the ****!
    The only reason we bought a caravan, is because I hate ammo boxes so much!

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    I would love to buy a 4x4 caravan, but even 2nd hand they are very expensive and out of our price range
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    You need ammo boxes.
    We use 4 ammo crates for all the dirty stuff.
    1) Wet / Dirty clothes.
    2) Gas braai and collapsible boma.
    3) Pegs, hammer and ropes.
    4) Ground Sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MXDURO View Post
    What about the Conqueror Courage its right in the price range with electrics/battery, gas bottles, 90L water tank and a huge TTT (2.1m x2.1m bed).


    Over R100k now stock, no gas bottles. Im on the hunt for a pre loved one

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    Quote Originally Posted by richyv View Post
    Over R100k now stock, no gas bottles. Im on the hunt for a pre loved one
    Still worth the extra $$$$

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    @Wave,

    What is your budget? It helps a lot when trying to point someone in the right direction.

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    I'm still gong to go look at the baby Conqueror. It is a nice looking trailer! Apparently its on the heavy side?

    I'm also not sure about trailers with lids as even the Venter sales lady says that once the tent is on you cannot open the lid on your own... also stopped at Challenger, they have 2 nice trailers, the Rhino and the Bundu Basher Elite, I snapped a few pics to show SWAMBO, the Rhino looks pretty decent, but starting at R84k with only a tent I can see it getting expensive quickly, but I must say I really like the layout and easy access of the Outplay.

    We also want to go see the Kalfie, bit a drive from Edenvale... will have to see when I can "pop" that side

    My budget is around R85k and I'm insistent on a braked axle. I can see how easy it is to take a trailer with a TARE of 400 or 450 kgs, start adding a few extras (just a tent is over 50kgs) and you'll be overloaded quickly.
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    Default Re: Light 4x4 off road camping trailer

    Agree with the lid issue. Only good for installing new drawers etc

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