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Old 03-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
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G`Day From Australia

Hi Everyone,

We joined this forum to learn more about the Flagstaff Classic Campers after inspecting one recently at a dealers. We are very impressed with the build quality, inclusions and price compared to the Jayco range here which is the equivalent to the Flagstaff one. Our current camper is an off road soft floor camper trailer which is totally different to what you guys have over there, we don`t seem to " do it in style " as much as you do.

The Flagstaff range appeals to us as we still want the camper trailer feeling but with a touch of class. We are looking forward to purchasing our new camper in the next few months and in the meantime I`ll check out photos of your prized possessions and the places you`ve visited in them. I`ll post some photos of our camper and places we`ve camped.

Cheers, Robyn.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:34 AM   #2
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You'll find lots of great information and helpful people here. Feel free to post any questions.

Could you post a pic of that soft floor camping trailer if you have it? Sounds interesting.

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Greetings and welcome from another past colony.... Canada that is.

I have seen the Jaycos (Australian made) you speak of on a trip to your part of the world, very nice indeed and very different than models sold in North America. RVs here are much bigger and heavier. But then again gas (petrol ) prices here are very, very low compared to yours, and tow vehicles are not as large.

if you're considering an American made unit, you must be careful with a few things: mains (electric) is 110V not 220V and the entry door(s) would be on the wrong side for down under..., I believe as well that propane connectors are differents. There may be other differences, so caution is the word.

Looking forward to see your pics.
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Scott I`ve posted some photos of our camper and places we`ve been to, hope you like them. As you can see it`s basic camping but we love it.

Dennis, the Jaycos here don`t have the best of reputations, poor quality control. There is a dealership here who specialise in Puma RVs and some of the Flagstaff line and everything is done to Australian standards eg the floor plans are reversed so the door is on the correct side, the electrical wiring is sent over from Australia and the gas fittings and plumbing are installed here and they have Aussie compliance plates.

Frank will change the tyres to a bigger size as your load ratings are different to ours. Your fuel is certainly cheaper than ours but running on LPG is the way to go here as it`s 63c a litre and unleaded petrol is $1.45 at the moment where I live.

Happy camping,
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Welcome!
Its interesting to hear about the down under ways of camping and differences.
I bet the scenery is cool to!
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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Hi Turbo,

Camper trailers are very popular here especially soft floor / hard floor with canvas tents. The campertrailer forum I`m on has 9314 registered members. If you check my photos you`ll see some of our beautiful country.

Robyn.

ps I hope I loaded the photos correctly as I can see them ok and I hope you can too.
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I see the photos. Clicky for whoever else wants to see them.

Great pics of your country. Absolutely beautiful. Its an interesting trailer that you have there, too. I like the camo.
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Aussie Rob, your pics are not showing up.
you need a third party pic hosting site, like Picasa or Webshots to keep them and then post the links to them.

go to this part of the forum for photo help:

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Welcome! Wow guess you are NOT coming to the FROG Rally in Indiana in August? ;p
Glad you are here... looking forward to chatting with... if ya ever get state side... drop a line... give a buzz and we will be more than happy to show you around!
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Very nice pictures Aussie Rob. This is real camping you are doing. What a nice country you are living. My brother has lived in Queenbeyan for several years near Canberra. He crossed the desert alone with his Franklin caravan. At night he was surrounded by hundreds of dingos around his caravan. Keep posting some pictures for us.
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