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Old 20-03-2017, 06:47 AM
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Default Ray & Nat's new Breakaway camper.

After our Cape York trip we decided it was time to start looking for a new camper/caravan. Our old soft floor camper had served us well over the years but it was time to update.
The hardest question was do we go for a caravan or camper, we still love beach camping and going bush and there are still a lot of places we travel where you can't take a caravan. So after about a year & a half of looking and research we finally put our money down on a Lifestyle Breakaway 2 Plus poptop hybrid camper.
The options we chose for this camper are,
Independent suspension
DO35 hitch
Roof mounted solar panel
Extra anderson plug for portable solar charging
2 Deep cycle batteries
Battery monitor
stereo with int speakers
H/duty wiring upgrade
Custom table instead of bunks
Int door for access to porta loo
Extra gas fitting for bbq
H/Water system
2 Water tanks
Jerry can holder/stone guard
Full wall kit
Right side awning
Reading lights.
The camper has heaps int/ext storage areas and the curved roof awning makes for an easy set up time.
This camper really suits our style of camping.
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Old 20-03-2017, 06:57 AM
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Nice looking camper. What do they weigh?
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Nice looking camper. What do they weigh?
Thrasher the tare weight is 1100kg.
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Very nice Ray! Bring it to the P4x4 Show and Shine in August (or whenever it is)
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Very nice Ray! Bring it to the P4x4 Show and Shine in August (or whenever it is)
Thanks Muz, i'll check out the dates and see what we can do.
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Very nice Ray! Bring it to the P4x4 Show and Shine in August (or whenever it is)
should i bring my Reconn, we could have a lifestyle camper display lol
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got any pics of how they mounted the solar panel.. it is a 3mm flexy on a frame ? or have they gone to a glass covered type.

the reason i ask, is my 2 3mm flexy that were stuck to the metal roof, stopped working. 1 would only work when cool ( aka not full sun) and the other did nothing. most likely cracked itself internally from the heat.

anyhow i contacted John about a month ago to let him know.but the end result my panels were over 1 yr old , but i was welcome to book it in for review and repair .etc. i declined. figured i would have ago at replacing the panels myself.
i got 2 100w 3mm,(for like $240 each) from solarRV's, but now i want to 'airgap' the install and keep them off the metal roof. its a work in progress lol
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oh, and if they had this model when i was buying- i prob would have gotten it instead of the reconn - but our reconn is nice, no doubt about it.
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Kerry here's a pic of the solar panel, at the time of our build they were still installing the flexi s/panels. As you can see in the pic the panel has been framed and angle welded to the frame to provide an air gap of approx 20>30mm. the frame is sikaflexed & screwed to the roof.
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Yeah i like the Recon as well, it's a great bit of kit.

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Mate that looks pretty good. I wouldn't mind having one myself.

What did it cost considering you got quite a few options?

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Mate that looks pretty good. I wouldn't mind having one myself.

What did it cost considering you got quite a few options?

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Hey Stumpy - your like to your garage is to the edit page - maybe save it and relink.
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Hey Stumpy - your like to your garage is to the edit page - maybe save it and relink.
Thanks Richie, I'll get in and fix it up .
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Looks awesome! Funny thing we looked around after our big trip to the cape and this trailer popped up for us too. I really like the concept of a smaller trailer making up for its space with the bigger pop-top. Be interested to see how it goes for you on a big trip!
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Looks awesome! Funny thing we looked around after our big trip to the cape and this trailer popped up for us too. I really like the concept of a smaller trailer making up for its space with the bigger pop-top. Be interested to see how it goes for you on a big trip!
Thanks Swinnyy, we'll find out how she goes on a big trip next year, we have just started to map out a 17,000k trip round OZ.
Looking at some desert crossings and the Gibb river road and god knows what else,LOL.
Yeah so it should be a real good test for the camper.
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Looks the goods Ray, We actually looked at these before we got our pop-top
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We were close to pulling the trigger on one of these, but we looked at a AOR Quantum at a great price in immaculate condition and with the internal shower/toilet the wife very quickly gave the man a deposit.

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Looks the goods Ray, We actually looked at these before we got our pop-top
Thanks Waz, we might see you & the misses out camping one weekend.
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We were close to pulling the trigger on one of these, but we looked at a AOR Quantum at a great price in immaculate condition and with the internal shower/toilet the wife very quickly gave the man a deposit.

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The Quantum is one very well set up unit, we checked out AOR's showroom on the sunny coast a few years back and loved there campers/vans. At the time they were a little out of our price range.
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