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Ordered Skipper T LT to replace Sherpa Tiny

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09 Oct 2018 @ 14:58:00 pm
Paddyandpaul
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Ordered a new Skipper T LT to replace our Sherpa Tiny today. Extras include Stone gaurd, walls for awning,220v electricity connections,hammock shelf,extra wheel.

Will be sorry to see Sherpa go when we sell it as we have had about 9 years of memorable holidays with it, but find with my knee replacement it is getting too difficult to get out of bed to pee.The cupboard space of Sherpa,the fibreglass construction and the light weight have been great, but look forward to a really quality tent and queen size bed. Towing will be much the same with my Subaru forester or Hundai Accent as Sherpa is 440 kg and Skipper under 400kg.

With offroad tyres the Skipper should be able to go any where Subaru will go. This will be a great new chapter in our camping lives and it will be hard to wait 6 months for delivery

 

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09 Oct 2018 @ 15:33:11 pm
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Good luck, but can you wait 6 months before the call to camp can be answered ?

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09 Oct 2018 @ 16:22:50 pm
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Sterkte met jou 6 maande wagtyd...😎

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09 Oct 2018 @ 16:33:22 pm
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All depends on how long the Sherpa takes to sell. If i price it right should go quite quick as there is a fairly good demand like the Skipper. Could not find a second hand skipper for about a month or two.

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09 Oct 2018 @ 17:43:20 pm
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Die wag is altyd die moeite werk.

Geluk

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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10 Oct 2018 @ 09:59:35 am
Andrew
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I am a bit confused , I have a Skipper T and you have to climb off the lid to get onto a little step then onto the floor, I thought that in the Sherpa you climb out the bed directly onto the floor , I may be wrong WRT the Sherpa. 

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10 Oct 2018 @ 12:11:06 pm
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You are quite right Andrew. The bed is smaller in the Sherpa and if blankets are tucked in, to get out i have to bend my knee 90 degrees which is difficult with a knee replacement. The queen sise bed will make a lot of difference.will have to take the step down but that is once i have got out the blankets.

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10 Oct 2018 @ 12:32:28 pm
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I am sure you are going to enjoy the Skipper , the one mod I did was to put drawers in as I too don`t like to get on my knees to look for things in the back of a cupboard.

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10 Oct 2018 @ 17:06:33 pm
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Andrew our cupboards on rh side go all the way across the caravan but happy because we need the packing space. On Lh side is fridge and the seat with storage underneath used as step, and table where yours is. Won't sit inside on seat probably unless for a one night stop when travelling. I can do wood work so may end up making shelves like you.Also did not order the door crocery cupboard for R1000 as can make that myself. Did you use roller runners, something i woùld have to figure out how to do?
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11 Oct 2018 @ 08:49:38 am
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Hi , I used the runners with the ball bearings and the frame made from aluminium tubing and connect it fittings.Our bedding goes under the seats and clothes in the drawers .I agree with making the door cupboard as you can make a lot more space to fit each individual items. The reason I made the table was so we could sit inside and eat when the weather is not great . I paid R24000 for my Skipper 3 years ago but it only came with the rally tent and 2 sides hence the inside table . I also fitted a pneumatic jocky wheel on as it makes it easier to move around on most surfaces. On the spare wheel in the nosecone I fitted a valve extender on the side of the nosecone so I can check the spare without having to dig everything out. I have also fitted LED strip lighting on most the poles permanently as well as fitting one of those blue permanent connectors to the trailer so when I get to the campsite I just plug in and everything is powered.Ther are a lot thing you can change to make thing quicker to set up and the only thing that I did`nt like is the thin mattress which is a bit thin so I put a double blow up mattress under the foam one and now it is vey comfortable.

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11 Oct 2018 @ 09:19:14 am
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Wow R24000 three years ago and ours is costiñg 101K.
Please send me pictures of your drawer runners with bearings. Got to figure it out.Led strip lighting if 220v connection is the way to go.We have ordered the 220v wiring plugs and mains connections which is new from Skipper and is a mission for them to fit at a later stage. Have not ordered the extra ralley for now but ordered the zips for it. Have to draw a line on extras some where.Those matresses are thin so will see how it goes.
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11 Oct 2018 @ 10:06:56 am
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These are the runners I bought from Builders Warehouse.For the LED strips I use 4 X 7Ah alarm batteries with a cigarette and USB outlet and run a small 19inch TV

( Tv only goes with on one month stays ) which is convenient when the power goes out in the campsite .We use gas for cooking and a 40l camping freezer. You have made a good choice and are going to enjoy the Skipper as you have found out they are very scarce second hand.

 

 

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11 Oct 2018 @ 12:16:54 pm
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Thanks for the pictures Andrew. The runners should not be too difficult.

The 4x 7Ah batteries i take it will be 12v and you would use Usb to charge. I would like to see if you can buy led lights powered by 220v with an adaptor. We have been using gas for lights and cooking for ever so if there is no 220v not a train smash. The fridge supplied now is 220v only and we use a Hebcooler for our usual 4 day stay at Cobham Neture reserve. If we decide to camp longer now we are retired will have to rethink things. Pensioner finance does not allow for much more although we are saving for 4wk Baviaankloof trip in friends Pajero.

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11 Oct 2018 @ 12:42:45 pm
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You can get LED globes in 220v in almost any fitting these days so you will have no problems finding them, the batteries I charge with a C-Tek charger which is permanently connected to the batteries .I am going to Baviaans next week end to do a recce for a longer trip next year.

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11 Oct 2018 @ 13:21:29 pm
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Look forward to hearing from you what you consider worth while seeing.

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11 Oct 2018 @ 13:36:53 pm
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All the best with the change. Keep us posted.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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