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Old 02-13-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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A very compact trailer

I love my Scamp 5th wheel, but this trailer is amazing:

Conqueror Australia | Conqueror Australia’s Urban Escape Vehicles are the ultimate Aussie off-road camper trailer built to travel anywhere.

I wonder if everything (glasses, dishes, etc) will really stay in place. It looks nice, but it seems there is so much that might go wrong and need maintenance.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:53 AM   #2
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Those expedition type pop-ups are very popular down there. Not really cheap either.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:51 PM   #3
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Here you go, similarly made here in USA ADAK Trailers - ADAK is the Big Dog in adventure/overland trailers.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:19 PM   #4
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Nice concept but I like to just open the door and go inside and not have to pop things up or open.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:28 PM   #5
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I look at it and go 'ew'.... nope, not for me. It looks like too many moving parts to break, and deal with to set up. Its very chaotic looking too. It would not be fun to take down in the rain (and then have to put back up again once I'm home so it dries). Heavier than my 13footer, and not nearly as cute.
I like stopping the car and just opening the trailer door to go inside.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:07 AM   #6
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That ADAK might be great for off road use, but on the highway it's a brute compared to FG eggs. 23.5' long by 8.5' wide, and over 5,000 lbs loaded for travel. If they ever build a 'mini' version I might look again.

Interesting, though, that they mold the parts and bond them, so it's similar to the eggs... only they have multiple bonded sections instead of just two.

The other thing that struck me was the entry door. The top part looks like a leak waiting to happen, a la Burro.
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They do make a smaller model ADAK Trailers - 11.9' Bivouac - ADAK Trailers
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:58 AM   #8
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The Australian trailers definitely seem to be designed for ruggedness rather than looks, which would suit me fine since my Casita spends much of its traveling life at BLM and Forest Service locations. I guess it doesn't take long to reach the unpaved roads down there in Australia. I've often wondering what percentage of RV users in this country keep to the pavement and the campgrounds. I'm guessing it's well over 90% and I'm a small minority.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:02 PM   #9
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Just curious and checked out the ADAK 11.9 Bivouac - 40K !! (yes, you read that correctly)
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:35 PM   #10
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Holy Cow!

40 k is way too pricey! I'll stick to my little Boler!
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Wow. I'm still not a fan, even after looking at all the photos. The Bivouac interior reminds me of a prison cell. Really, really basic inside. (for $40K???)


Maybe they need a few more photos to show it off a little better.
Or, I must be missing whatever makes it worth that much money.
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Interesting trailer, but not appealing to me at all - price too high, too many things to go wrong, and I find it ugly. All of that is ok I think because I appreciate the need for a wide range of units.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:13 PM   #13
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The Australian trailers definitely seem to be designed for ruggedness rather than looks, which would suit me fine since my Casita spends much of its traveling life at BLM and Forest Service locations. I guess it doesn't take long to reach the unpaved roads down there in Australia. I've often wondering what percentage of RV users in this country keep to the pavement and the campgrounds. I'm guessing it's well over 90% and I'm a small minority.
Terry:
Hello. Newbie here. How does your Casita hold up to BLM and Forest Service locations, and roads? Are they tough enough? Are they high enough? Do they hold together? (I have heard Casita's have a problem with pop rivets coming out.) Have you made any special modifications to yours for the off road use?
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Terry:
Hello. Newbie here. How does your Casita hold up to BLM and Forest Service locations, and roads? Are they tough enough? Are they high enough? Do they hold together? (I have heard Casita's have a problem with pop rivets coming out.) Have you made any special modifications to yours for the off road use?
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Bill, Mine's a 1996 and I had some loose rivets that had to be replaced when I bought it 4 years ago. Oddly enough, I haven't had a single problem with any of them since. I changed out all the lights to LED's, which use less current, so that the battery lasts longer. (Everybody should do that, no matter how they camp.) The two biggest problems I had on 4WD roads was the low hanging dump valves getting knocked and the step getting bent. I rebuilt the dump valves higher and properly secured and had the step removed entirely and use a stand-alone. No problems since. Hope this helps.

An interesting aside--I had a buddy that would camp with me the last couple years in his brand new Jayco---a sticky with the cheap aluminum siding. He went to check his unit at the storage lot a couple months ago and found out that it had been completely totaled by a hailstorm. I've been in huge thunderstorms and a couple hailstorms in my Casita and although it can get awfully loud inside, there was absolutey no damage to anything. Our little eggs are tough!
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