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16 Sep 2020 @ 12:31:01 pm
Axleaddict
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What is the best option, have the skipper transported to Cape Town (any idea of cost) or go collect in KZN. Is the handover/ demo beneficial, I have had many years of experience erecting tents. (Stand alone, caravan and trailer)

Home is where the trailer is.
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16 Sep 2020 @ 16:57:17 pm
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me .. I prefer to collect myself.  Then I can inspect and record anything missing or not working.

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Kom ons gaan kamp
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16 Sep 2020 @ 17:06:14 pm
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I would take a short holiday close by the seller before returning to Cape Town.

The Happy Campers.
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16 Sep 2020 @ 17:15:01 pm
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It cost me R5000.00 to transport my Buslapa from Paarl toe Johannesburg on one of these trucks designed to transport motor vehicles.  

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16 Sep 2020 @ 17:17:53 pm
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Pudo hom.... laughing

 

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

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16 Sep 2020 @ 17:32:07 pm
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They throw in two days free holiday at Bazeley beach Mac Nicols resort when you buy a new Skipper. Take a few extra days and stay over at Mac Nicols, its a very well run attractive resort. The assistants at Mac Nicols know the Skippers well and will show you how to erect the tents.Skipper also supply a colour coded instruction diagram and the poles are marked with colour permanent pens on delivery.
Don't know what the petrol costs from Cape Town but know our neighbour does Bike and trailer transport and it would cost R5000 to R7000 to transport your Skipper.
It would be best to get Reinhart to show you how to set up the awning as they have demo vans set up at Park Rynie. I got confused with our model T and had to have him explain details afterwards. Make a holiday of it and enjoy the new adventure but spend at least 3 days each stop unless you have also bought a rally awning too.
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16 Sep 2020 @ 19:28:01 pm
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Just some advice to improve your new Skipper. The tent poles come with a small permanent marker stripe drawn near the corner fittings. Buy markers and colour about a cm band of where the poles join the corners and apex first thing, it makes sorting poles so much easier and you dont want the markings to dissapear with use.

Second thing, i dont know if the max comes with 220v plug outlets on the inside and sockets on outside. Have it fitted before delivery if not.

Third thing, the inside cupboard tops are only made of 3mm ply. I put a hole in mine leaning on my elbow. Ask them to fit 5-6mm ply top.

Fourth thing we had done which is so much nicer when camping. The front door panel of the tent can fold half back and is held in place on inside end with a small velcro strip. Get them to do the same velcro with the front window panel too so it can fold back half and be held with velcro. They have to change the direction that zip opens too.(Look at my post on Mt Splendour and see our tent front).

Fifth thing. The extension lead for the electrics need to be at least another 10m on the 20m extension supplied to get to a lot of dbs at camp sites.

And last thing. Have stone gaurd fitted to the front of the van. Hope these tips can be done before delivery to help improve an already exellent van/tent trailer. 

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16 Sep 2020 @ 22:56:59 pm
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Greetings Lennon, Welcome to the world of Skipper.

Which model Skipper have you purchased ?  Which ever model you have chosen I would certainly collect and take a couple of days to get used to it on the way down to the Cape after having made use of the couple of free days at Mc Nicols.

Of the things Paul suggests I would say at least fitted Electrics, the stone guard, I have just fitted one myself after 3years.

If you are experienced as you say working with the tent will be no problem, there is however a full video instruction on the face-book group "Camping with Skipper owners" for both the model T and the Oyster.

Enjoy your Skipper and Stay safe.

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5 days ago @ 10:07:06 am
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Saw the new Skipper Max specs. Electrics 220v are included with 12v lighting. Stone gaurd is included. These are extras you pay for normally. The supplied extension is 10m and should be increased in length to 20m. Hope this helps.
Ps hope you got the 15 percent discount they are offering for fìrst 20 vans bought in Sept and Oct.
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5 days ago @ 11:10:45 am
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Badger we opted for the LTX Max Family 3.

Yep Paddyandpaul getting the 15% discount. I always carry extra long extensions as some sites I stay at are far away from the power and you can never go wrong with having too long an extension.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Home is where the trailer is.
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