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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Not_An_Abba_Fan, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Isaac

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    Black Series are one of those mobs where I've heard people tell nightmare stories about their products and then people who can't praise them enough. Here's hoping you're part of the second group, at least the prices are pretty good.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    I have an MDC and they are the same. Fantastic or ****. I was in the **** camp.
     
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    I've gone and looked at both. I repair trailers for a living, Black series definetly looked better built. Had a look around the MDC ones and they just looked cheap.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    That's because they are lol. Not a bad budget camper for what you get, but I don't think I'd tow it around Aus. Took it to Yeagerup Beach a couple of times, sand dunes and beach driving, some rough patches, didn't do too bad. Did a 1000km round trip last year, going to Geraldton this weekend, so far it travels OK. Probably will need to repack the bearings before I go, haven't touched them in 2 1/2 years.
     
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    I don't plan on doing any massive trips, its merely up and down the coast for long weekends mainly. And as for off road it wont be doing anything crazy, most of the grounds we go to are 2wd accessible (just)
     
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    Mine is supposed to be an off road one, but I wouldn't do anything worse than I've already done. As you said, not built terribly well strength wise. Be interesting to see how it is in a few years. Was brand new when I got it.
     
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    I wouldn't mind buying a camper trailer. Nothing overly fancy, just something so that the missus wouldn't be too scared to come camping with me.
     
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    Its nice to have a few more basics when you go, I dont mind tenting it but Its at the point where I dont really have the room to take everything I want. at least if i go the camper I can set it up with a fridge and cooker and not have to pile the landy to the roof then count on mates to take what i couldnt.
     
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    Not sure what this post is about??
     
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    Buy a pop up roof pod Troy. Better than towing...
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    Then you have to pack up every time you want to go for a drive if you are staying for more than a night. This is where a camper is ideal. Good base camp and the car is free to go when you want.
     
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    Suspension Broke :p
     
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    Agree with that. But it depends on the sort of driving/camping you want to do. There's certain places you just can't tow something to. And also not to mention towing adds another puncture risk.

    Pros and cons for both. :)
     
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    Absolutely. I have only taken my camper once for an overnighter. Usually it's 2 nights or more. I am getting a swag for my Rangie to do some 2 day 4wd trips. There is an area about 2 hours away that I like to go during winter, but leaving home at 6.30am and not returning until 7.30-8pm makes a long day and we miss a few good tracks too due to time constraints. Being able to throw the swag overnight will make it a much more fun adventure down there.
     
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    I can see the advantage of that but then I have to mount it every time I want to go somewhere other wise it won't fit in my garage. Plus I don't think the Pajero roof rails are designed to hold a massive amount of weight.
     
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    haha, plenty of idiots who will disagree with you
    and they would be wrong
     
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    Well after looking at a few new campers and still being a bit mmm about quality I ended up buying 2nd hand. Plus side it was much cheaper and has an aussie made tent and frame with good components.

    Will do the job nicely. Trying it out queens birthday long weekend.

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    Looks good
     
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    Got myself some new ATs today... Pirelli Scorpion ATRs. $1325 for five of them fitted, balanced and with a four wheel alignment. Bloody good reviews for these, and value for money compared with the other majors, Bridgestone, Coopers, BF Goodrich, Maxxis et al. A five wheel rotation every 5,000km should yield at least 100,000km!

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