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Old 06-24-2014, 09:12 AM   #261
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hi Bryce. No not made here in Oz, fully imported from the states by the previous owners in 2009. We bought it in October last year. I do believe there are Caravans (travel trailer to you guy's) being built over there to suit Australian standards now to get into the Ozzie market easier. I am not sure if Forest River are one of them.

Though I am wondering if this was the start to make caravans for the aussie market seeing it does have a LHS door which is a must and law here and there are also the silver stickers on the sides and front that do look like a jumping kangaroo. But this one did have to have the gas and electrical system changed to suit Australian standards.

It does still run a 110 volt fridge and roof top a/c, plus various 110 volt power points. The original owners only got 5 240 volt power points installed and a 240 volt to 110 volt invertor.

Yes the box on the back is a domestic reverse cycle a/c system I put on. I have a small write-up of it in the Modifications forum.





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Old 06-24-2014, 09:25 AM   #262
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hi Bryce. No not made here in Oz, fully imported from the states by the previous owners in 2009.
All nice looking units!

Kayzdad - nice seasonal setup! You have some nice property!

Thekipkers - welcome to the forums! Nice Camp!

Scubaboy323 - Nice rig! Your rig is similar to our and yeah, we LOVE our 8289WKS!

JohnW - Do you use your caravan as a seasonal camper or does it travel the highways and byways of Oz? NICE A/C Mod BTW!
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #263
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I hate you... (joking and seriously jealous!)
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@JohnW - so you made it ok? Is that your permanent location now?
What did you end up doing with the problems on the trailer walls?
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #265
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It's our only abode mate, lived in it full time since purchase last year. Because of medical issues I cant get a mortgage to buy a house, so we decided to buy a house on wheels with what we had. So far it's done the east coast (where we bought it) to the west coast where we currently live. The plan is to travel all around Oz etc. but due to finances we are parked up for quite a while. Luckily my uncle and aunty are letting us stay on their block.
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What did you end up doing with the problems on the trailer walls?
hi mate. Yep got home thanks. Well this is the permanent location until I can afford the fuel etc. and hook up and bugger off. We are really wishing that was last month as winter isn't too nice down this part of Oz, would much rather be up in Darwin!

I babied it all that way home and have since done some 'repairs'...
I've strengthened the area I had to cut away to get to the floor to chassis bolts with metal straps and screw and put new bolts through from the floor surface with a spreader bar. Also went along the whole chassis underneath and installed a series of large coach screws up into the floor. We do have some rather shitty roads down here, so there maybe some other things I'll have to look at before we get a chance to take off. Defiantly will have to purchase a airbag tow hitch to soften the blow through the chassis seeing the truck has very rigid suspension.
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John I like your tow vehicle, that's what I'm looking to do. Either a box truck or flat bed , how does it work for you looking for input before I go looking for one.
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