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Now a retired person
enjoying the pursuits of Gemstone fossicking and fishing.
VK4FTEP age 2yrs and
2months - already copying Rex Hunt!
Catch 'em, kiss 'em and
let 'em go .... ;-)
I still have some stock
of brand new Camper Trailers for sale - they are being sold at
bargain basement prices for clearance. (sorry only one left 12-10-11 the medium/large in the
Perfect for the
fossicker or the ham who likes to go bush for a bit of portable field
A Medium/Large unit
16.89 square meters of living space PLUS 4 square meters of off the
ground sleeping space. The generous dimensions are shown in the above
image. This is designated as the *169. (Drawing not to
This pic shows the
"Trees and Grass" theme of the medium camper. It has awnings at both
the high and low ends because of the sloping walls. All windows have
storm covers which can be either rolled up or set out on poles to
give both shade and circulation. The extra heavy canvas walls and
roof are made from the best quality cross stitched canvas to prevent
small tears from becoming big holes ;-).
Both campers have full
skirting and full length annex - annexes have walls and
SORRY -ALL XL UNITS ARE SOLD.
Our second is an
XL(extra large) unit with a massive 21.12 square meters of living
area PLUS 4 square meters of off the ground sleeping space. This unit
also has vertical walls which give full headroom right to the edge of
the tent. This is designated as the *211 (Drawing not to
Either of these camper
trailers will suit from one person to a family of four with plenty of
room while still retaining ease of erecting and stowing. With the
fully floored annex attached you could easily accomodate a large
group - 8+ people.
Colours have been
specially chosen to provide for cooler interior and keep the natural
feeling for either grass or water. Green and blue are the most
naturally soothing "feel good" colours for humans - so the green
fields and calm water colour schemes were chosen.
The 169 has pantone
number 364 C roof and 372 C walls. Dark green roof for shade and
light green walls for the feeling of a shady tree in open grassy
The 211 has pantone
number 541 C roof and 543 C walls. This provides a deep blue and
light blue contrast to give a cooler interior and the feeling of
looking out over a sky blue lake from under a shady tree.
While considering the
various fit outs of the campers we have used over the years and the
options offered on the market we were quick to note the way many
force you to have your kitchen in one fixed location. This does not
happen with our campers.
Instead of having your
kitchen in a fixed slide out or swing out location we let you choose
where you want to do your food preparation - instead of restricting
you in flexibility and also dominating the available space. Inside -
outside - you get to make the choice that suits you at the time - we
do not try to dominate your camping holiday by making you do what we
For radio hobbyists the
unit can be fitted with a portable mast to facilitate antenna
mounting. Making a great asset for portable contesting or just
keeping in touch while enjoying your outback adventure in this
Full box chassis/frame
- made to last not to a price.
The drawbar is tough
and long - giving good reversing control of the trailer - the triple
members give full support right back to the front of the spring
hanger to spread the load stress. The central drawbar member is
braced back to the fore and aft chassis member as well as being
welded to the chassis cross members. This configuration spreads the
load and offers the highest strength to weight ratio.
Plenty of wheel arch
clearance has been built in to reduce the potential for the wheels
becoming jammed in the arches in sticky muddy conditions.
A fold up jockey wheel
has been fitted in a protected position and the TRIGG BROS. 2000kg
polyblock off road coupling has been installed to provide the
flexibility needed for real off road work.
These pics of the very
large "Sea and Sky" theme blue camper (SOLD) do not show the annex
walls or flooring. And because of the full head height the walls are
perpendicular - the large fully screened windows have storm flaps
which can be either rolled up or pegged out to form awnings over the
The camper trailers are
built with a deep tray to facilitate transport of the EvaKool 70l
rather than having to stow your fridge in the towing
And unlike the portable
fridges that have metal casings - the fantastic EVAKOOL FM70 does not
bead with condensation and flood your vehicle with water.
"Gemstone Fossicking" as well as "Gold Prospecting" all go hand in
hand with camping.
With that in mind we
have included in our inventory a fantastic fold-away gravel washer
("Willoughby" style) and sorting table combination PLUS a fantastic
recirculating gold sluicewashing table, and a strong tripod sieve
The fold-away gravel
washer/sorting table is easy to assemble and easy to stow away and
provides a work station to wash and then examine the wash on a
convenient waist high sorting table.
sluice means you can wash fines even where no water is available if
you simply cart in 60lt of water to fill the sumps. Depending on the
type of gold you are working the "high banker" type device can be
fitted with a variety of sieves - we have been easily able to collect
100% fine (flour) gold with no gold escaping the sluice. The sluice
table is served to perfection with a 550 gph bilge pump and can be
located several meters above the river bed if needs be. Higher water
lift can be achieved using a larger volume pump but all of our needs
so far have been easily managed with the smaller unit which runs all
day on a mid sized deep cycle battery of 50ah capacity (AGM battery)
- the flow of water is perfect to wash the gravel and provides the
perfect flow across the riffle mat in the sluice.
All framework is fully
hot dip galvanised after welding for a long corrosion free
Keep watching for pics
of this equipment.
0414 254 080
Call and discuss your
requirements with us.
Keep an eye on this
page - more to come.
Now have the option to
provide the fantastic Aussie made portable freezer/fridge made at
Caloundra Qld. by one of the best group of people you can imagine. I
was given the opportunity to visit the factory and be shown through
the process. My immediate impression was "if a workforce can keep
their working environment as neat and tidy as these people do then
they obviously take a great deal of pride in the product and
themselves" - without any hesitation I asked to become a reseller of
these fantastic products.
So when you order your
camper from us now we do not have to send you off to shop for a
portable refrigeration unit we can fit the fantastic "EVAKOOL" units for you.
I have taken my own
FM70 all over Australia - from Cape York to Cape Leeuwin - across the
Simpson Desert and to the snow fields. It has never let me down and
provides me with the ability to spend long periods in the remote
regions. I run 4 x 40w solar panels fitted to the lid of my camping
trailer to charge the 120A battery on the trailer while camped and
even on cloudy days the panels still keep up with the power
consumption of the FM70.
Visit the EVAKOOL
website to view the product - at the homepage of Evakool click on the
link to the Fridgemate range of portable fridge/freezers.
Then give us a call for
your special price.
Also we are now
manufacturing an alternative to the CAMPER TRAILER - why?
IT'S A "CAMPING" TRAILER - NOT A CAMPER TRAILER!
(SORRY - ALL
Only ONE "CAMPER
Because many people
already have a perfectly good tent and ancillary bits - all they need
is a decent trailer to stow it all in and tow it to their favorite
spot. Standard "road trailers" (box trailers) are just not up to the
job of trekking into the outback and negotiating serious off road
With that in mind we
are now able to supply our
trailers without the camper top - instead of the camper top you get a dust proof lid
that hinges up and is supported by gas struts - it incorporates a
boat rack suitable for carrying a lightweight tinnie (or you can fit
a "roof rack" for carrying a bit of extra gear). The flat lid also
makes a perfect mounting platform for a serious solar panel array. My
suggestion to anyone considering fitting solar panels is that they
opt for multiple lower wattage units instead of one large wattage
panel. For example my own trailer is fitted with four 40w panels
instead of one 160w panel. The reason being that if the one large
panel is damaged then you have lost your solar capability completely
- but with multiple smaller panels the loss of one only reduces your
capability, you still have solar capability from the remainder albeit
With four 40w panels I
am able to keep two 120AH deep cycle batteries fully charged - even a
four day period of overcast does not see the system drop below 12.6V
and that is with the FM70 EVAKOOL operating as 50% freezer 50%
fridge. Plus I run very good camp lighting (LED) and operate ham
radio using the system - an inverter is built into the system to
allow me to run my laptop computer and charge a diverse range of
other rechargeable cells to operate other bits and pieces around the
camp. In addition I also charge a third 120AH AGM battery to use with
the 55lb thrust Minn Kota 'Riptide' electric trolling motor, rotating
it with one of the batteries from the trailer I never run out of
power for the electric motor.
You get the same
ruggedly built trailer - ready for the toughest off roading -
optional shock absorbers suspension kit can be fitted if required.
The deep bodied trailer can be packed with lots of gear - the FM70-FF
(70 litre fridge/freezer made by EVAKOOL) fits in perfectly at the
rear in a protected compartment of its own and slides out for easy
access on the tailgate.
Plenty of room for a
big tent - water - food - fuel - tables - chairs - stretchers -
bedding - and whatever you want to tote along on your outback
wilderness trek - all in a trailer that will handle the job and not
leave you stranded.
A very versatile option
- you do not have to climb ladders to get in and out of bed - no more
climbing over your partner in the middle of the night to answer the
call of nature - PLUS you can set up camp and still use the trailer
to take your boat to a suitable launching spot - with all of your
valuables safely locked away inside the trailer.
Another benefit of the
solar panels on the lid - this is a very much desired feature for
those growing number of places where generators are not
The big PLUS of the
"CAMPING" trailer in this situation is that the trailer can be parked
out in full sunlight while your main camp/tent is erected in a cooler
shaded location nearby. The trailer is easily parked in the optimum
position for the solar panels to collect the maximum amount of
sunlight. The lid can be tilted to the perfect angle to get the full
output of the panel.
Provision for a quick
deploy tarp off the side of the trailer for those lunch breaks along
the trackside or when you just want to sit in the shade and enjoy the
scenery while you have a cuppa. Pull off the road - open the lid -
pull out the tarp and set up your table and chairs for a bit of a
Yes it is an expensive
exercise - but it is well worth the expense to be totally independent
and have the ability to provide yourself with some serious
versatility for really remote travel.
KEEP AND EYE ON THIS
PAGE AS THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PHOTOS ADDED.