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)
me .. I prefer to collect myself. Then I can inspect and record anything missing or not working.
my 2 cents
I would take a short holiday close by the seller before returning to Cape Town.
It cost me R5000.00 to transport my Buslapa from Paarl toe Johannesburg on one of these trucks designed to transport motor vehicles.
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.
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.
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.