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    Default New Member looking for a camping trailer

    Hi There Fellow Campers

    I'm new and reside in Westrand GP, created my account maybe over a decade ago and have largely use this group when researching camping spots. I have a Santa Fe 2014 2.2 diesel auto and looking for a 2nd hand camping trailer with RTT, I've been looking at the Jurgens xt140 which I really like but because it requires an EB license I've changed my mind and prefer keeping it under 750 GVT so that I can use my current license (I just dread the process and can't be bothered)
    I've always like the looks of the Wilderness 310, aesthetically I just think it's beautiful with the black rims and trim , light weight and easy access doors. We a family of 6 of which 3 are teens so looking at the senior tentco with added room and awning which I think will be big enough. I would like to kit it out with electricity to power a fridge (max 3 days), charge cellphones adhoc, 1 x laptop and lights, everything else will be gas and fire.
    Would welcome any suggestion /input
    -Any reasons why I should bite the bullet with EB and go for the Xt140 over Wilderness 310
    -Prefer Tentco but looks like Howling Moon is slightly less, Tenco looks better quality though.
    -Electric - what size invertor is recommended for the above setup, from what I've researched I will need 2 x deep cycle batteries with monitoring system and plug points, anything else (no plans for solar as yet but maybe later down the line)

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    Default Re: New Member looking for a camping trailer

    My advice would be to go rent one or two different ones before you go down the rabbit hole. Doing this can really give you a good perspective on your needs.
    Stranger

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    Default Re: New Member looking for a camping trailer

    The Wilderness 310 was made by Challenger. You could widen your search by looking at the Challenger Bundu Basher. I have one. Have had it for more than 10 years and its still perfect. It tows like a dream.
    Triton 3.2 DiD

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    Default Re: New Member looking for a camping trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiekie112 View Post
    Hi There Fellow Campers

    I'm new and reside in Westrand GP, created my account maybe over a decade ago and have largely use this group when researching camping spots. I have a Santa Fe 2014 2.2 diesel auto and looking for a 2nd hand camping trailer with RTT, I've been looking at the Jurgens xt140 which I really like but because it requires an EB license I've changed my mind and prefer keeping it under 750 GVT so that I can use my current license (I just dread the process and can't be bothered)
    I've always like the looks of the Wilderness 310, aesthetically I just think it's beautiful with the black rims and trim , light weight and easy access doors. We a family of 6 of which 3 are teens so looking at the senior tentco with added room and awning which I think will be big enough. I would like to kit it out with electricity to power a fridge (max 3 days), charge cellphones adhoc, 1 x laptop and lights, everything else will be gas and fire.
    Would welcome any suggestion /input
    -Any reasons why I should bite the bullet with EB and go for the Xt140 over Wilderness 310
    -Prefer Tentco but looks like Howling Moon is slightly less, Tenco looks better quality though.
    -Electric - what size invertor is recommended for the above setup, from what I've researched I will need 2 x deep cycle batteries with monitoring system and plug points, anything else (no plans for solar as yet but maybe later down the line)
    I would rent a wilderness and go camp, and a XT120 - make your decision from there. But definitely rent something first, see if it works before you spend the money, look at kampi.co.za

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    Default Re: New Member looking for a camping trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    I would rent a wilderness and go camp, and a XT120 - make your decision from there. But definitely rent something first, see if it works before you spend the money, look at kampi.co.za
    Hi Morne I Have a 2016 Wildebees Kalfie. I am selling due to an injury that prevents me from using the bed on top.

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    Default Re: New Member looking for a camping trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    I would rent a wilderness and go camp, and a XT120 - make your decision from there. But definitely rent something first, see if it works before you spend the money, look at kampi.co.za
    The issue is I don't have an EB license so doubt I can rent the Xt120 to test it out.

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