CT on Ebay

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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby Dettie » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:43 pm

Xmasbaby, I must be getting Custom and Customline mixed up - I thought they were one and the same! From memory, I love that moonroof but think the Customline offers great value for money.

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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:52 pm

We are going on the 17th!!!! First day so I can't wait.

Might see you there!!
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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby Dettie » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:07 pm

XB, I'd say we'll be going on the Sunday (2nd day) - I'll probably be returning to Sydney from the Easter trip on the Saturday. Do all the bargains get snapped up on the first day? If so, I'll come home early :***
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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:23 am

Couldn't say Dettie never been to a big one before, I imagine the big savings would be closer to the end of the show to move the stock so they don't have to take it back to the store!!

I'm an excellent window shopper with many, many years of practice but hubby will be with me and he is the irrational spender in our house.....ooohhh have to have one of those or I've heard these are really good...etc...

So god knows what we will come home with????? hehehe
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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby Breidi Mac » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:46 pm

I know what you mean about the confusion, we just recently bought our 2nd camper trailer, i did so much research it was doing my head in. We ended up buying a Weekender Camper trailer.

It is so hard when you are on a budget, we are currently on one income after having baby no.3 so had a strict budget to stick to. Hubby of course wanted this and that put on which we simply could not afford. Dennis from Weekender was great, he did us a deal within our budget. I guess that is where the chinese imports are making their money, some people just can't afford $10k plus for a Aussie made CT, when you get on ebay and see these very cheap Ct's for less than half the price of an aussie made CT, it is very appealing.
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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:00 pm

Breidi Mac wrote: I guess that is where the chinese imports are making their money, some people just can't afford $10k plus for a Aussie made CT, when you get on ebay and see these very cheap Ct's for less than half the price of an aussie made CT, it is very appealing.


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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:10 pm

We are a bit of sticklers for buying Aussie made. :armsup

We like to keep our locally made Aust money within our country where possible and find that Aust made products are of superior quality made to suit our climate & high standards.

We figure that the guys that make the trailers, make the canvas tent for the CT's with Aust made canvas & the family that runs their own CT company are all small business owners like ourselves creating jobs for fellow aussies and need our support to survive and thrive.

We actually did without a few things like electrics & brakes to buy aussie made and figure when we need them we will just add them when we have the money.*gets off soapbox*
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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby CampGrrlz » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:30 pm

Breidi Mac wrote:... we just recently bought our 2nd camper trailer ... We ended up buying a Weekender Camper trailer.

Sounds like us! After we sold the first CT, it was 'never again'. So we let ourselves get enthused about a small show at Caloundra. Saying between us 'we're not buying anything we're just going for an outing'. Yeah, right.

A week later a Cub was delivered. It was more our size than the softfloor we had custom-made.

NOTE to BEGINNERS: don't get anything custom-made until you *know* what you want! This was the one with the awning which was almost physically beyond us to erect. No prizes for guessing we never used the awning again.

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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby Breidi Mac » Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:12 pm

gypsylady wrote:
Breidi Mac wrote: I guess that is where the chinese imports are making their money, some people just can't afford $10k plus for a Aussie made CT, when you get on ebay and see these very cheap Ct's for less than half the price of an aussie made CT, it is very appealing.


Sometimes it does not matter too much what you get.....just so long as you can get out there camping....


That's right Gypsy, whatever works for you. I guess what i am trying to say is while i prefer to buy Aussie made and spend the money on something that is going to go the distance, i don't blame those who simply don't have the budget to stretch to a Aussie made CT, If a chinese made CT suits their budget and gets them out camping and making some memories then it is worth it's weight in gold.

We started out with a 2nd hand 20yo Ct with a home made kitchen, it did the job until we introduced bubby no.3 to the family, the 6ft tent just didn't cut it space wise. We then began a list of all the things we require and desire in a CT for when we could afford to lash out and buy a new one. At xmas time we set off to Inskip, after a night of rain and heavy winds, our camp site became a disaster zone. The gazebo didn't hold up in the heavy winds and the weight of the overnight rain put a large tear in the material. We decided it was time to upgrade to a new CT that better suited our needs. The old CT was bought by an older couple, the fella is going to make a few mods and travel with his wife, the Ct is better suited to them than it was to us.
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Re: CT on Ebay

Postby Komodo » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:13 am

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