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Bought this in September 2012. Finally got to use it Easter 2013. 

Still have a few thing to have added to it yet.


I was looking at one of their camper trailers and made an order for one, plus extra modifications. Saw this and told them to chuck the trailer I will take the van. Small price difference but worth the cost.





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Actually it just looks big. As far as the towing bit goes the GU handles it very well. The picture was taken in Quorn so I had to tow the van through the Pichi Richi Pass  and had little problem. Just keep the revs steady at 2500 and don't expect to do a 110 km/h dash.


As it is I tend to sit around the 80 km/h mark when towing. 


As for the van basic specs are:


Width = 2.05m (6'9")
Length = 4.76m (15' 7.5")
Tare = 1700 kg
GVM = 2400 kg

I have just replaced the springs and shockers with standard height King springs and Ironman Nitro shockers. This helped to keep the van up. The old springs were a little limp for this.


the van is a full off road spec:


Kitchen Internal
Smev 3 Burner & Sink Combo, hot and cold pumped water
12/240V 140ltr. Waeco Compressor Fridge 
12 Volt Water Pump
19l 240 Volt microwave oven
Bed 2 x Single Beds
Awning: 11 Foot Rollout Awning
Annex: shade cloth style annex
2 x Front Tunnel Boots 
1 x Under Bed Storage access inside van
1 x Under Bed Storage access inside van or via outside door
 Overhead Cupboards
19inch 12 Volt TV with DVD Player CD/Radio
3 x 240 Volt double Sockets
5x LED Down Lights- Internal 
2x Bed Side Lights
1x External LED Strip Light
12v Battery System
3x 12 Volt Outlets – 2 Int/ 1 Ext 
2x 100 AH Sealed Batteries 
240 Volt Battery Charger 
Battery Indicator 
Anderson Plug
1000 Watt 12volt to 240 volt pure sine wave inverter
2x 80 Watt Solar Panels
1 x 120 Watt folding solar panner with anderson plug and battery clips.
Water Tanks
2x90ltr. Under Body 
Water Indicator
1 x 90l gray water tank
2 x 9kg & Ring Holders 
Plumbed to Kitchen / Hot Water Service
Standard Inclusions
Toilet (Porta Potti), Shower & Hand Basin
Hot Water Service
Other additions on van
Outside Table
External BBQ (slides into own compartment)  
2 x Jerry Can Holders
DO35 Off Road Hitch
Suspension: Cruisemaster Independent / Twin Shock Absorbers

There are a few extras I added to the original. 


Suits me as it is mainly for the trio, Me, Myself and I.  :)

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