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Post  philip.j.thompson on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:13 pm

Have a 12 month old ST Nissan pathfinder, want to link with a popup, possibly Jayco. Loooking at offroad capability, treg hitch, deep batteries, loo/shower, only us two, aircon - maybe run off jenny, wheels on pop up to switch with pathfinder three way fridge, carry gas and plenty fresh water, solar etc. Price range 25,000 to at a stretch 60,000. any ideas or dreaming? Wink By the way this is not bull ...t
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Post  LONE WOLF XLIX on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:24 pm

Just my opinion, if your looking for OFF ROAD look at vans made for the job, if looking for DIRT TRACK VANS there is a difference, if you research the 2 options you will notice and find what you are looking for.Then you can start to look at $$$$$ and things you will really need for what you want to do with van for most of the time .be it 50/50 on road /on dirt or tru off road and dirt . or tar and dirt etc work out your mix, then weight up the options and $$$ and how long you want to keep van etc. Happy Research and good luck.
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Appreciate that

Post  philip.j.thompson on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:59 pm

Thanks mate, regards Phil

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Post  Guest on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:42 pm

u have plenty of options there to consider..
make sure u have 2 spares on the van--either a pop top or camper van.
Solar min of 200w on the roof of the van would be good coupled up with 2 deep cycle 150ah batteries.
the list goes on
go around to as many dealers as u can and get a lot of ideas that may suit u and your needs.

good luck and start makin a bloody big list so u can cover most bases.

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Post  Jigalong on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:08 pm

Philip,

I have a 16ft Bushtracker that's built like a brick outhouse It has two spares, 240 litres of water, a shower and toilet, queen size bed etc etc and it would be well under the $60,000 mark second hand. (Maybe around $40T). It goes anywhere (has been to WA for the last four years and has proved itself on corrugations). I am not trying to sell it !

Why a pop-top, they are more water and dust sealing hassles / problems and less security ? And you can't load up the roof with four heavy solar panels as I have.

Why not look at a 16-18 ft second hand full height off road model van from such makers as Phoenix, Bushtracker and Trakmaster (not Kedron)

There is a lot of manufacturers who just make their van look a bit tough and call it an offroader. These tend to disintegrate on corrugations and fill up with dust.

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Post  philip.j.thompson on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback Smile Phil

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Post  Jigalong on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:41 pm

Phil,
Look at this beauty http://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/buy/details.aspx?R=13097221&__Qpb=1&Cr=1&__Ns=p_StockRankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Model_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Year_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_StockPrice_Decimal%7c1&__N=1552%201549%201600%201602%201601%204294964653%204294962604&silo=1701&seot=1&__Nne=15&trecs=3&__sid=1388BBA3BF5D
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Thanks jigalong

Post  philip.j.thompson on Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:43 pm

We are on the move in the next fortnight and will be checking as we go , again appreciate feedback Smile regards Phil

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