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    This is my first posting on this site. I have read many postings here over the past two years. All of this has helped me to make a decision on which trailer to buy. So its payback time. I will be picking up my new Skipper Oyster in two weeks time. I bought the LT X model which means that it has 14 inch bakkie tyres and brakes. I could not really find a lot of information on the Skipper Oyster trailer so I will share my experiances which I am hoping will benefit someone else as well.

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    Welcome, also cannot say I have ever heard of it.

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    Welcome!

    Quick Google brought this up.

    http://skippertenttrailers.co.za/ind...roducts/oyster

    Very nice setup!
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    Nice to see you contributing it's been a looooong time coming




    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Welcome, also cannot say I have ever heard of it.
    Tows like light trailer and lives like a caravan, best of both worlds

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    Damn humbug pfft.....so jealous.
    Had the T for 6 months but with 2 bad backs we struggled to get into bed.
    Now looking for an Oyster.
    Very nice products, nice guys to deal with.
    Enjoy

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    Please give me a shout when you have it. Would like to take a peek. Have a tip or two to share as well.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Please give me a shout when you have it. Would like to take a peek. Have a tip or two to share as well.
    Sure thing. I am in Centurion.

    We took the model with the two single beds as I was advised that it was the better option - no rolling over each other and better optimisation of the space with packing space under the beds. Can always change it to a double bed should I not like the set up.

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    [QUOTE=hbannink;3251841]Nice to see you contributing it's been a looooong time coming

    Lol. Henk, ek het so baie van jou posts gelees dat jy soos 'n huisvriend voel

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    What is the cost of this trailer i dont see prices on the web

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    No prices anywhere. They will email you the options if you mail or call.

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    Tx will give them a call

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    Osie, below the prices I received. You can check the difference in spec on their website. Just pop Jenny at Skipper a mail to double check.

    Oyster R70k
    Oyster LT R73k
    Oyster X R82k
    Oyster LTX R85k

    If you take absolutely every extra that they have available add another R30k.

    For around R100k you could have the top of the range with most important extras.
    I personally think it is good value for money.

    Waiting period between one and two months.

    I bought cash so cannot comment on financing options.

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    As I mentioned in the beginning I studied all trailers for two years. Hell, if I had to write a exam about trailers I would pass cum laude. Most popular trailer and best quality for purpose is Bush lapa. My personal favourite is the Afrispoor Serval.

    So why did I buy a Skipper Oyster? It is like it says in the Big book " that women you gave me"

    After going to several shows looking at the trailer out there a gentleman was kind enough to show us his Oyster at his house. After seeing it Swambo commented "I think this is exactly what we are looking for". And that was that as they say.

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    The main attraction for me is the small towing weight as i do not have a big 4x4 yet but is looking for something easy to camp with.

    I think a np200 diesel should tow it.

    Thanks for the prices i am going to look into it definitely.

    I am tired of all the tents etc to pitch every time we go camping so have to find something better.

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    My Getz never noticed the Model T. No change in fuel consumption on the open road.

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    So the question should rather be: Why did you show your wife the Skipper Oyster. Herewith the reasons for my decision:

    1. Space and height - I live in a security estate and only have space in the front of my garage. I don't want to store my trailer somewhere else. Oyster is 1.6 high and 4.1 long.
    2. Towing - I had two caravans before. I loved camping but hated towing these big things at 100kmph. Oyster weighs in at 650 loaded and is lower than my Tuna. And no extra mirrors required.
    3. Setup - not sure there is anything simpler for a one night stand.
    4. Sleeping arrangement -We just passed the big 50 and are now officialy young old people. No RTT and crawling in a hole and over each other for us. Helps when the old bladder packs up as well. Oyster fits the bill.
    5. Empty nesters- we only need place for two. But you can order a multiroom if you have kids. No limit in extending the tents.
    6. Gravel travel - we wanted something that is not scared of gravel travel - read Namibia. I ordered the Oyster with 195 R14c tyres and added additional gravel protection. These trailers have been everywhere, even up Sani pass.
    7. Build quality - Trust me the Oyster is a quality product
    8. After sales - I could not find one single complaint from a skipper owner.
    9. Price - I don't want to feel like I always have to camp because I paid so much money for my rig.
    10. Happy wife, happy life, happy camping.

    The Skipper Oyster is not a hard core off road trailer and will not meet the needs of many. But for some of us it is just what the doctor ordered.

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    So last night I start speaking to wifey about my new idea and I am busy explaining all the benefits and how she is going to enjoy camping even more in something like this and I really am selling this thing....

    She just sits there and look at me and said: "Ok, if I can have a baby then you can have one of these after maternity leave"

    I was like

    This morning I am still like

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    You can only love them mate. My advice to you would be "start saving my man", especially if it is a girl!

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    List of extras you can choose from fyi:

    RALLY AWNING WITH ALL POLES AND ELBOWS
    SHADE CLOTH WALLS NO MUDBAND
    PLAIN SIDE WALL USE AS DOORWAY
    WINDOW WALL
    DELUXE WALL
    BODY SIDE WINDOW CANOPY
    GROUND SHEET 3600MM WIDE
    MULTI ROOM WITH BUILT IN GROUND SHEET
    EXTRA HALF ZIPS --EACH
    HAMMOCK SHELF
    RUBBER STONE PROTECTOR
    FOLD OUT KITCHEN
    CUPBOARD WITH CROCKERY
    INTERIOR STRIP LIGHT FITTED -220V
    CLIP ON LIGHT 220V
    FULL ELEC.:10M CABLE, INLETBOX, BLUE PLUG,DOUBLE PLUG, MULTIPLUG WITH LID
    SPARE WHEEL 195-R14C COMMERCIAL TYRE [LT]

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    Just double check the inlet box. Mine had a female on the trailer meaning your cord from the camp outlet had to have an exposed and possibly live male plug in your hand when connecting. They never did explain why....

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