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Eventually got our Skipper Oyster

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16 Mar 2015 @ 22:24:55 pm
Barkingmad
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The long wait eventually over, we took delivery of our Skipper 10 days ago. I absolutely love it :)

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17 Mar 2015 @ 06:52:52 am
Dick
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Wow it looks awesome, enjoy every day of it. Congratulations
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17 Mar 2015 @ 06:56:49 am
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Man maar daai beddens lyk snoesig warm na die foto van die mis.

Enjoy dit lyk na 'n gemaklike wa om te sleep.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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17 Mar 2015 @ 07:02:38 am
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Geniet die nuwe wa.

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17 Mar 2015 @ 07:09:07 am
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Looks really good, I am afraid I missed out on one one because the missus did not want to let go of the Sherpa. The tent is really good quality and that is what I like most about them, also the 2 single beds.Bet you don't even feel it behind the Landy.
Try and keep it simple
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17 Mar 2015 @ 07:09:18 am
AndrePrinsloo
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Geniet hom en kamp met vreugde en oorgawe
"Nou gaan ons braai!!!! Kamp met oorgawe!!!!"
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17 Mar 2015 @ 07:19:18 am
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Baie geluk en lekker kamp.

Nico & Mandy
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Double Trouble
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17 Mar 2015 @ 07:41:12 am
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Shaz

geniet hom en kamp gereeld.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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17 Mar 2015 @ 07:59:47 am
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Congrats, many happy camping days
Africa is not for sissies. Die bosveld is nie speletjies nie.
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17 Mar 2015 @ 08:37:27 am
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Greate photos, thanks for sharing.

Congrats with the nice van hope you enjoy many camps.

 

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17 Mar 2015 @ 11:22:38 am
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Thanks so much for the well wishes! :) Paul, I remember that the lack of packing space was also mentioned in one of your posts - and must say that I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of stuff that I have managed to get packed into it. Microwave, induction cooker, 2 plate gas stove and frying grids / plates, pots, pans, buckets, extra blankets, 2 fans, heater, 10 L water bottle, 5L water bottle, a box of chargers, lights, plugs, pleanty plates, cups etc.... porta-potty, bathroom bags, clothes, laptop, tablet, rummikub, card games, etc etc...and even a table -  all inside the trailer - leaving the nose cone free for the awning and tent, picnic table and benches, pull out kitchen etc.....

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17 Mar 2015 @ 11:28:43 am
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Netjies,hou baie van die tentopset,geniet die lekkerte.
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17 Mar 2015 @ 11:53:02 am
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Shaz enjoy every moment.

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17 Mar 2015 @ 12:15:23 pm
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Thank you Theo and Dirk!

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17 Mar 2015 @ 12:22:57 pm
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Very nice! 

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17 Mar 2015 @ 12:48:08 pm
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Lekker man. Geniet hom!
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17 Mar 2015 @ 15:32:14 pm
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Mooi man, kamp laat die stof staan!!

 





BIG TIME!!

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17 Mar 2015 @ 16:42:43 pm
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Congratulations, looks very nice and easy to manage.  Can those two beds shift together into a double for "binne-boud-le" ?

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17 Mar 2015 @ 17:43:35 pm
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Thank you Andrew, Dewald, Johann and Colin / Freda.  No the beds do not shift together,  but at my request, they [at Skipper], did make me a triangle mattress to fill the gap to make it into one big bed for when our granddaughter is with us :)  The beds are more angled than it appears in my photo as we have placed the delux self inflating mattresses that we used while tenting on top of the skipper mattresses, as they work really well for our backs.

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17 Mar 2015 @ 21:30:24 pm
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Shaz enjoy your new wa kamp lekke en gaan groot enjoy
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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18 Mar 2015 @ 15:54:56 pm
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Looks real cozy. You must enjoy and happy camping.
AMAZING
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19 Mar 2015 @ 09:43:38 am
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Congrats with your new Skipper, may you have many happy camps with it.

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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19 Mar 2015 @ 09:56:35 am
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i love this small skipper never saw them before but would not mind one if i was smaller
"Nou gaan ons braai!!!! Kamp met oorgawe!!!!"
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31 Mar 2015 @ 20:31:10 pm
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Thank you Shaun, Chris, Piet and Andre :)

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24 Dec 2015 @ 16:06:39 pm
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Wow sorry for the late response in congratulating you on your new skipper. You've probably went on 100 camping trips so far. Congratulations! I am sure it will bring you alot of memories on your trips. What additional extras did you take with it? I missed out in a few to keep the price in par but I am disappointed that I did that.
Tough times never last. Tough men do.
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05 Jan 2016 @ 18:43:13 pm
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Thank you Chops! :) Yes, we have used it a lot - although, mostly without the awning and the tent - just pop up and pop down - so quick and easy - we love that :)))  We chose our extras carefully and must admit there is nothing we added or didn't add that we have any regrets about.  We took the rubber gaurd on the trailer, the potty door,  2 window panels and 2 door panels, the pull out kitchen and the multiroom for when the kids or our granddaughter camps with us. I really love the pull out kitchen workspace and we always use that. We added  remote dimmer LED lights all the way across above the window over the cupboard on the inside [which is why we didn't want the hammock shelf] and also on the outside along the side of the roof, angled slightly downwards on the door side. Inside added a multiplug and  a small battery that can run the lights if there is no power.  Just above where the pullout kitchen clips on the trailer we added a weatherproof plug point  and on the towbar side added  a power-up socket. For the other end of the Oyster hubby made a 5 line clip on washline. We will probably add a small cupboard with its own door so it is not open to the wind and dust when the Oyster door is open, on the inside of the door, but not for crockery - we will build it when I have decided what I want to keep in it  - lol - more than likely will be a closed spice rack. We removed the fridge and have one of those 'sitplek' storage blocks where the fridge used to be. Will try to post pics sometime.

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12 Jun 2017 @ 18:00:48 pm
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Hi I would like to see some of you photos. I am going to fetch my skipper om two weeks!!!
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24 Oct 2019 @ 12:45:22 pm
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I was wondering how the triangle mattress cut out ended up working for you? What did you use as support under the extra piece ?

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24 Oct 2019 @ 21:40:19 pm
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Firstly I must congratulate you on your purchase,  a fantastic choice, we wish you all the enjoyment ,fun and pleasure you imagined while waiting for your "Pearl" of a van.

We have enjoyed every moment spent in our  Oyster and have visited 28 camps over the 3 years we have had ours. As you can tell from Chops' comments above, all Skipper owners seem to make several modifications and improvements as they go along, this is all part of its charm.

Good luck and happy camping.

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24 Oct 2019 @ 21:48:56 pm
Badger
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Wow sorry for the late response in congratulating you on your new skipper. You've probably went on 100 camping trips so far. Congratulations! I am sure it will bring you alot of memories on your trips. What additional extras did you take with it? I missed out in a few to keep the price in par but I am disappointed that I did that.

Hello chops, good to see you are still reading and commenting on the forum. It would be great to finally meet you in the field some time to swap stories and mods on the Oyster.

Are you by any chance going to the Skipper rally at MacNicols next month ?

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29 Oct 2019 @ 15:35:08 pm
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Ek het my Skipper trailer Model T sopas in-geruil op n karavaan, Was heerlik om mee te kamp. Baie geluk met jou Oyster.

REMEMBER!! You live every day, but you only die once.
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