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Sprite Tourer SC - Discontinued? Why? Is it a good van for 4 (2 small daughters)?

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13 Mar, 2019 @ 08:28:27 am
Reid
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Hello everyone.

I am new to the forum, and having married late and only now have 2 small daughters, am looking at replicating what my parents did for me and my 3 brothers....

Every holiday, we went touring in our Jurgens Magnificent and I can honestly say that the best memories were created there.

I am now looking for a van that won't break the bank and can sleep the 4 of us.

I have narrowed it down to the SW, SC, Echo kavango, Conqueror Commander or Companion. (Explorer, out due to info gathererd from friends who've owned them.)

Is the SC discontinued, and even so, is it any good? I wonder about the fold-out section?

Its ergonomics look great to me, and the price is favourable if one can get them...

I would really appreciate input from you all with vast experience.

Many thanks.

Reid

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13 Mar, 2019 @ 10:54:14 am
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Not aware that the SP has been discontinued. I do however think that it would be too small for four. Even our SP only caters for three. Maybe the Bush Lapa? That is a heavy and expensive van though. 

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13 Mar, 2019 @ 16:27:56 pm
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Hi, I have an sw tourer and just returned from 2 months in Namibia and botswana, and I would say that unless you plan to go into really remote, or strictly 4x4 zones, you may then the sw will give you much more space and comfort than any 4x4 caravan or trailer especially with the add a room and the awning extension . Much more fridge space, you are not sleeping under canvas and you can do dirt roads and get to most places people can't with a regular van. 

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13 Mar, 2019 @ 17:12:22 pm
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Thanks so much!

Keep the advice coming, please.

R

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13 Mar, 2019 @ 20:13:43 pm
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I spoke to a dealer recently about the SC being discontinued. According to them, the SC wasn't as popular as the SP, thus they decided to continue with the SP and SW.

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13 Mar, 2019 @ 22:12:15 pm
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Welkom op die forum. 

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
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16 Mar, 2019 @ 07:06:19 am
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Hello everyone.

I am new to the forum, and having married late and only now have 2 small daughters, am looking at replicating what my parents did for me and my 3 brothers....

Every holiday, we went touring in our Jurgens Magnificent and I can honestly say that the best memories were created there.

I am now looking for a van that won't break the bank and can sleep the 4 of us.

I have narrowed it down to the SW, SC, Echo kavango, Conqueror Commander or Companion. (Explorer, out due to info gathererd from friends who've owned them.)

Is the SC discontinued, and even so, is it any good? I wonder about the fold-out section?

Its ergonomics look great to me, and the price is favourable if one can get them...

I would really appreciate input from you all with vast experience.

Many thanks.

Reid

Depending on your budget, there is also a 2012 Conquer Companion for R190k in wwwe.wesellcars.co.za

Please follow this link below,  https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-caravans-trailers/brackenfell/2017-armadillo-plus-with-a-lot-of-extras/1004525758330910002504009

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16 Mar, 2019 @ 13:50:17 pm
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Hallo Reid

Did you consider the BacTrax from Kennis Caravans? 

Its a gravel/rough roader.

If you can't find a second hand one, consider buying a Swing (2010 and newer) with a modular chassis and let Kennis convert it to a BacTrax.

Ebenhaéser (1 Sam. 7:12)
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19 Mar, 2019 @ 10:08:00 am
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Easycamping goeie more. Waar in namibia was julle oral met die SW. Ek het self een en dink daaraan om 2021 n trip deur nam te maak. Kgalagadi, etosha, swakop, sesriem, sossosvlei en laastens ai ais. Sal die SW dit kan hanteer as jy soos n beskaafde mens ry?

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19 Mar, 2019 @ 10:48:39 am
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Boslaaitie

Kyk wat Johan gesê het oor sy BacTrax en hulle Kgalagadi en Namaqualandkus toere.

Ek glo dit gaan dieselfde wees vir jou SW, dus, sy gaan dit kan hanteer.

Ek weet hy beplan ook 'n Namibië toer nou een of ander tyd en hy sal dit seker nie doen as hy weet sy wa kan dit nie doen nie.

Dit voel vir my die "ultimate" toets vir die grondpad waens is maar of hulle die Kgalagadi kan doen.

Die draad is hier.

 

 

 

 

 

Ebenhaéser (1 Sam. 7:12)
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19 Mar, 2019 @ 19:57:25 pm
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Sorry, I have  to write in english.

 

The sw will cope with gravel roads. BUt, if there is bad corrugation, then, either you have to be brave enough to drive at more than 60km to overcome this, or extremely slowly. In Namibia it is possible to get around mostly without going on gravel roads. I would forget bout ai ais, it is run down and in the summer extremely hot. But, swakopmund in the summer is brill as is many other places. I think our favourite campsite was lake aobab about 70km south of Windhoek.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Ian

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20 Mar, 2019 @ 08:55:56 am
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Thanks easycamping. Newat engels is reg myne se spelling is net nie so goed nie. Wanneer ons gaan behoort ons in mei maand te gaan. Saalocin dankie ek sal gaan loer.

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17 Oct, 2021 @ 09:19:04 am
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Morning everyone, I love the topic, I would however love to know from tourer sw or bactrax owners if it can handle bumpy sandy roads like Ponte Malengane in Mozambique. If not I'm considering the kavango it's easier to set up and as a single mum ease of setup is key. Your advice would be greatly appreciated 
Regards
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17 Oct, 2021 @ 14:17:56 pm
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I camp with a Sprite SW, and, although I am unfamiliar with the Mozambiqan roads as such, I can certainly talk of experience with sandy rutty roads, (corrugations of about 70 kms between Colesburg and Orania, 8 kms of the WORST corrugations to Mountain Zebra)

I can therefore vouch for the sturdiness of the SW (and SC before this one). The caravan tracks beautifully - even better that the smaller SC, probably because of the weight. Obviously the inbuilt stabiliser of my Touareg also contributes to this, but honestly - you won't go wrong!

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17 Oct, 2021 @ 14:28:04 pm
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Deli, undertaking such a journey as a single mum seems like a daring undertaking.  Are you used to towing a caravan?  If not, it might be wise to first try less difficult routes.  On a sand road it is possible to get stuck in thick sand. Will you be able to handle this?  Also make sure you have the minimum equipment to help you out of difficult situations, like some aerosol tyre inflators which also seals minor punctures.

And by the way, welcome on this Forum.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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18 Oct, 2021 @ 08:11:12 am
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Deli

I can vouch for the BacTrax in Kgalagadi. We took her up to Mata Mata, across to Nosob and down to Twee Rivieren.

The roads are hevily corrugated with the upper dune road the worst.

We had no problems or breakages.

However, BacTrax is not for off roading. If that road you are enquiring about have off road conditions, do not take a BackTrax.

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