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Hi All,

I'm a bit over pitching tents, and am planning on picking up a Camper Trailer of some sort in the next 2-3 months, and thought I'd see if anyone on here had any recommendations.

I'm after something with solid body (no canvas), but essentially just a lightweight box with a full size, comfy bed in it. The one I like the most so far is the Jayco J-Pod:

http://www.jayco.com.au/range/j-pod/j-pod-detail/

It's a brand new model and about $9500, which is pretty much the absolute max I'd want to spend. I'd be pretty happy with something similar but 2nd hand/cheaper. Does anybody know if there's anything out there along those lines? I know there's a lot of teardrop models around, but the bed and ceiling heights on most of those seem to be pretty confined.

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hi mate try travel bug campers in warick qld we have one of his and we tow with a tj he does have 4 models and 2 are under your price give them a try
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I'm selling my homemade teardrop shortly, just giving it a freshen up, looking at around 3K. Serves me well for the last 7 years. It's bigger than a typical teardrop and can take an awning and rooftop tent. Also come with a 200W solar panel and 12v power with LED lighting etc. Would be a good one to customise to your requirements (paint etc)













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You appear to want a caravan without the problems & limitations that they have (off road). A camper trailer is not for you if you dont want canvas. They are basically a tent on a trailer.
I have a ~ 40 year old pop up. It has a solid roof & floor & what your suggested one has, yet has much more room & windows. I dont have the annex (overgrown tent) that they came with. I have a number of tarps that can be attached but I have never used them.
I see they offer a tent attachment & I suspect unless you like confinement it would be necessary.
I would suggest you have a look at a swan or dove & see if the concept fits.
Please dont see my comments as in any way negative. I to initially had the same idea as you & did plenty of looking at what other 4wd owners had.
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Hi Steve,

That's a great little teardrop - but I'm leaning towards the idea of something with the big rear door like the Jayco - thinking it would be handy to double as a trailer for moving furniture/etc.

Hi layback,

Thanks for your thoughts, but I'm pretty set on a basic Pod-type camper. I don't see us spending any time at all in it except to sleep, so don't need the features that a bigger van/camper offers. Storage space at home is also fairly tight, and I'm a fan of something that offers next to no setup time and weighs very little.
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I thought you meant POD trailers

http://podtrailer.com.au

I'm thinking of getting them one day
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Hi Grumpy are you still towing with a TJ and if so would you care to share your experiences, good and bad using the TJ as a tow car? Thanks in anticipation ZIP.
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Old thread however this is the pod camper I modified so it will do what I want.

Started with a light weight Avan weekender and then fitted aircon, new chassis, suspension and bigger tyres plus a far bit of other stuff. Started out with a tare of 355kg and now it is 650kg including 3kva generator and 40L water.

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It is very comfortable for one person and with my wrangler I can still easily cruise at 120kph.
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