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Fibreglass Sherpa Rambler now out

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23 Nov 2015 @ 14:49:42 pm
paddyandpaul
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Look up the website for Sherpa Tiny and you will see the Rambler is now out. If only I had R175000 to spend and weren't going on pension soon would buy it on HP.
Like the Tiny it has an all fibreglass construction so no wood rot and looks to be bigger than a sprite Scout and also has a decent awning off the side unlike the Sherpa. I can only drool as there is ample space inside with 2 single beds by the nose and a dinette for 2 at the rear end which collapses to a bed, and also an opening door at the rear end.For those of you in a position to buy a non rotting caravan here is the answer to a long lasting caravan so perhaps the price is market value even though high.
I cannot copy the photos from my work PC but if someone has the interest to post the pictures I am sure many would like to see it.
Drool on
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Paul
Try and keep it simple
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23 Nov 2015 @ 14:57:43 pm
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Did not mention, it weighs 720kg is 5,6m long x 2m by 2,2m high and is a rough roader so that makes the price more in line with competition
Try and keep it simple
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23 Nov 2015 @ 15:36:19 pm
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http://www.sherpaleisure.co.za/10?jpid=3532

Lyk 'n oulike wa.   Sal graag 'n groter yskas wou insit met 'n vries gedeelte.

 

 

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23 Nov 2015 @ 18:49:54 pm
Jan Meyer
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Very nice going to be popular. Don't need a big towing vechile. Agree with bigger fridge.

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23 Nov 2015 @ 19:16:18 pm
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Paul, this may sound stupid, but buliding costs for an upmarket house are in the same region cost/m2. To build a smallish structure with high end finishes even more, and this excludes the "furniture and softs". So unless there is a production line, and a full order book, there could be little profit for the builder.
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24 Nov 2015 @ 06:27:33 am
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Looks a bit like the 2000 / 2001 Wilk Topaz...

Nice & light, a bonus as one get's older, / smaller tow vehicle RQD, rough road capable gives more destination options, but seems a bit pricey...

Biggest + factor for me would be it's not a CI product.....

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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24 Nov 2015 @ 06:32:20 am
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Warren Ditto on your last sentence........... It means that it will last longer than just 2 or three owners and the maintenance is very low.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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24 Nov 2015 @ 07:11:10 am
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Dit lyk netjies.

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24 Nov 2015 @ 07:21:22 am
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Fridge is small and I wonder if it has gas/12v/220V capabilities as this is a rough roader. What I do like is that the fibreglass seats, beds and cupboards will not rattle loose on rough roads, and seeing the quality hinges on cupboards doors etc on my Sherpa these fittings will withstand rough roads too.Also nice is the fold out outside kitchen. Perhaps there will be a write up in the next Caravan and Outdoor or Wegsleep.
I would think this could be fairly easily towed with a 1600CC at the minimum which will be a huge selling point for Sherpa Leisure.
Try and keep it simple
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24 Nov 2015 @ 07:48:11 am
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Paul, its has a 12V battery and 220V systems.   Its supplied with a 12m 220V cable.  The fridge is 220V and the lights 12V.

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24 Nov 2015 @ 08:42:47 am
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Thanks for posting picture Butts.I see fridge is 220V not 12V or with Gas alternative, so bushcampers would need to have 220v/12V/gas type of fridge custom fitted if they want to camp without electricity.
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24 Nov 2015 @ 09:42:01 am
It'l dodat
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Thanks for posting picture Butts.I see fridge is 220V not 12V or with Gas alternative, so bushcampers would need to have 220v/12V/gas type of fridge custom fitted if they want to camp without electricity.

For off-grid

Not a fan of the absorbtion units, I would rather go for the 12v / 220v compressor driven chest type freezer's such as Engel / Waco ETC with solar to drive... Costly but you will never look back

Along with: - Shelter (in your case the van), toilet / personal ablutions / scullary & cooking, really good refridgeration is one of the "key" elements for successful off-grid camping...

IMHO The absorbtion type fridges are only good for the likes of bread / milk and things you wanna keep cold, but not frozen.

Chest freezer design is better than front door design as it does not loose all the cold when you open  them. But All of this I'm sure you know...

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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24 Nov 2015 @ 09:56:47 am
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Die wat wil MARS toe gaan moet eers bietjie in hom bly.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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25 Nov 2015 @ 05:05:31 am
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Hy sal verseker n wenner wees en soos julle se jy het nie n groot voertuig nodig om hom te sleep nie
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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06 Oct 2018 @ 13:07:42 pm
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What tow vehicle would be ideal to tow the Sherpa Rambler

2008 Honda FRV 2litre Manual ????

 

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06 Oct 2018 @ 14:03:44 pm
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See whether the loaded mass of the caravan does not exceed that of the tow vehicle, then you are legally OK. On the practical side, Sherpa gives the mass as 920 kg but does not indicate whether this is tarra or loaded- I guess the former and at possibly 1200 Kg loaded,  I think your vehicle will be quite happy in fromt of the Rambler.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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06 Oct 2018 @ 14:03:47 pm
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See whether the loaded mass of the caravan does not exceed that of the tow vehicle, then you are legally OK. On the practical side, Sherpa gives the mass as 920 kg but does not indicate whether this is tarra or loaded- I guess the former and at possibly 1200 Kg loaded,  I think your vehicle will be quite happy in fromt of the Rambler.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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06 Oct 2018 @ 15:17:42 pm
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Thanks Fred that was very usefull

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