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    Was paging through Alibaba and then came upon this. Chinese manufacturer making what seems to be direct copy.
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    I can only imagine what the welding must look like on the frame.....
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    Probably precision done with a robot!! Hopefully their doors stays on during a trip. The latter my biggest headache with mine

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    5 to 6 persons? In that?

    It must be chinese

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    Something makes me think the first two pictures were taken in SA. Maybe the yellow tape on the sides
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Something makes me think the first two pictures were taken in SA. Maybe the yellow tape on the sides
    Agree fully. The last pic shows totally different door configuration compared the Xplorer
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdjoubert View Post
    Was paging through Alibaba and then came upon this. Chinese manufacturer making what seems to be direct copy.
    $6k












    I can only imagine what the welding must look like on the frame.....
    Yes, there are some direct copies of conqueror vans as well, very cheap.

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    Probably worthwhile to insist on a corrugated sand road test certificate.

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    Some of them have a proper suspension.

    https://rcgc.en.alibaba.com/product/...68f91065wK7mjE

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    Hey maybe I can also afford one when they become available.
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    Even if you pay 100% import duties that is a velly good price
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    Some of them have a proper suspension.
    That is all just bling bling they add to lure the people towards the current trend.

    Everyone wants 32 muddies on their caravans with black rims and everyone wants independent suspension also.

    I doubt any form of engineering went into those holders for the shocks and springs and they pretty much just measure stuff from good quality products, then copy it. But first they make the materials a bit thinner and then weld the stuff with what looks like hot snot.

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    And here is the vehicle to tow it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2WDwsNrTIc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Something makes me think the first two pictures were taken in SA. Maybe the yellow tape on the sides
    Both of the pictures you see from the outside were taken in China. If you look at the building on the first pic on the far left, you will make out the building name. I cant tell you what the building name is because my China is not good... he he

    I think they just offer multiple arrangements and layouts in order to sell in more countries.
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    The days when Chinese goods were sub-standard are rapidly passing. If you take anything that came out of China 10 - 15 years ago and compare it with the stuff they produce now, it is worlds apart. In 20 years from now, they will dominate the world - remember back in the day when we spoke about Jap Crap - nobody says that now - and the Chinese will be exactly the same in time to come.

    Not so sure about buying something like this without going over to see it first though - it will be a brave man who is the first to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeek View Post
    Even if you pay 100% import duties that is a velly good price
    But you have to buy two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    And here is the vehicle to tow it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2WDwsNrTIc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Miles View Post
    The days when Chinese goods were sub-standard are rapidly passing. If you take anything that came out of China 10 - 15 years ago and compare it with the stuff they produce now, it is worlds apart. In 20 years from now, they will dominate the world - remember back in the day when we spoke about Jap Crap - nobody says that now - and the Chinese will be exactly the same in time to come.

    Not so sure about buying something like this without going over to see it first though - it will be a brave man who is the first to try it.
    You are so right, they are doing their best to get rid of that stigma. They have different tiers of goods, if you want cheap they can give you cheap and if you want quality they can deliver at a price. Sadly people import the cheap rubbish and we fall for it because it is cheap. Look before you buy you might be pleasantly surprised at some of their quality
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    Those welds do not instill confidence ...
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    I could afford to buy it (2x and sell one) .... BUT could I afford the consequences?
    SWAMBO Soooo much wants me to buy an off road caravan or tent trailer but then I also have to consider our 21 year old Isuzu towing it ....

    I think I will wait until the reports start coming in from others braver than I.
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    China has been building caravans for several years however this is the first bush caravan I have seen. Apparently they export a few caravans to Oz? A Google search will bring up a couple of links.
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