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
Good luck, but can you wait 6 months before the call to camp can be answered ?
Sterkte met jou 6 maande wagtyd...😎
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.
Die wag is altyd die moeite werk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Look forward to hearing from you what you consider worth while seeing.
All the best with the change. Keep us posted.