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Old 03-23-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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WoW! Down unders have nice caravans!

I was looking at the Colorado mirrors made in Australia and somehow ended up looking at offroad trailers made by Kendron.
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And then looked at how they are used.
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I suspect the Kendron is a very high end trailer. Galvanized frame, full airbag suspension. Ability to use the airbags to level it. Washing machine option (??) the fit and finish and all else seemed incredible.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:11 PM   #2
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Too bad their door is on the wrong side...also their trailers go off roading really well, I think the Gall Brothers have some good videos.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:28 PM   #3
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Went looking for a Top Gear Australia caravan video, but couldn't find it.
I did find this:
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I've followed the European Caravans for years... then subscribed to a travel trailer magazine, founded and printed in Australia for even more years.... you know that fiberglass-all-molded towables have been available in Europe AND Australia for far longer than in the North America.. right? Lots of people are under the assumption that Ray Olecko was a pioneer (Boler) because he built the first NA all-molded towable based on a septic tank. I won't argue with that... but truthfully, I think he only used the shape... not the idea. For instance, check out the Murrumba Star: The caravan born in the Space Age | Time To Roam

Here's even a better link, check the pics of the Murrumba Star from 2008 about 1/4 of the way down the page http://vintagecaravans.proboards.com/thread/2612
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:51 PM   #5
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They have quite the caravans and all towed with smaller trucks but most are diesel powered.
This is a set up my wife and I saw last year on the east coast above Perth. This was an insane set up, between the truck and the trailer he had a 250cc dirt bike.
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I got the coast wrong, sorry about that Perth is on the West Coast.
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wonder if those trailers fit in a shipping container....
ocean shipping cost appears to be <= NW to east coast by truck delivery!
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I got the coast wrong, sorry about that Perth is on the West Coast.
I think you had it right the first time. In the Southern Hemisphere, east and west are reversed relative to the northern hemisphere.
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I was looking at the Colorado mirrors made in Australia and somehow ended up looking at offroad trailers made by Kendron.
Kimberly is another down under....

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My first experience with caravans and camping was in Australia. Cathy and I flew to Sydney and rented a caravan on a Toyota chassis. A nerve racking experience getting out of Sydney driving on the left side of the road. There were caravan parks everywhere and they all had swimming pools. After 3 weeks with a big loop on the east coast, we headed to New Zealand and after a week there flew to Perth. Did a big loop there and celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary on the shores of the Indian ocean. It was a trip of a lifetime. The Alcan highway and Alaska is stamped on the calander for next year. Loren
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