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A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby Ferret » July 24th, 2017, 9:57 pm

Hi guys,
I would like to say hello & would like some advice on getting a Demountable It ticks all of the boxes for our needs and seems the obvious choice for us.
Have been searching for a while but it seems as any come on the market they are snapped up extremely quickly . I have looked at a Northstar 700dl & looks perfect ! BUT I have a few concerns on the over hang . It overhangs 11inches either side of my Isuzu rodeo 2.5 double cab and 33 inches at the back with the tail gate closed . I didn't have a chance to try mounting it as I have a canopy on the truck at the moment . But I am also concerned about the weight all being beyond the rear axel & the front of my truck pointing up at the sky!
The other thing that I was not keen on was the mounting brackets for the truck on the Northstar, from what I gather the brackets are bolted through the rear wings & going off road with the demountable I would worry the bolts would pull through the thin body panels, has anyone mounted their Northstar another way ?
Or is this particular model & make wrong for my truck ?
any help will be hugely appreciated !!! :D
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby zildjian » July 24th, 2017, 10:21 pm

Hello and good evening,
you're in the right pace for advice, we have members with Northstar as they are still one of the most popular on sale here in UK,
its true they do come up for sale and quickly sell,
the only answer is watch our sales thread and have our Buyers guide to hand ready to go and view one!

As far as the mountings go you aren't restricted to button fittings through rear panels, thats something almost peculiar to Northstar installation, most of us bolt eyebolts into load bed in each corner and pull camper down onto those with turnbuckles or straps,
you aren't far from me here in Northampton if you'd like to stop by and look over our Swedish built camper and get a coffee
Richard
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby zildjian » July 24th, 2017, 10:29 pm

Our man Rob has this for sale just at the moment

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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby Alexd » July 25th, 2017, 1:39 pm

belated hello from me too :D good luck with search for your north star
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby Toshbins » July 25th, 2017, 4:22 pm

Hi from us in Berkshire. You are welcome to come and have a look at our camper. It's a Tischer on an Amarok but can show you how it fixes on etc.

Graham & Jacky.
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby zildjian » July 25th, 2017, 4:39 pm

Would make a lot more sense seen up close,
I'm here at home this week all week though it won't be as nice weather as now :)
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby derestrictor » July 25th, 2017, 5:56 pm

hello ferret
great place here to get the answers you need keep us posted on your search hope you find something suitable
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby Ferret » July 25th, 2017, 9:49 pm

Hi guys , thank you very much for the offer of coming to view your set ups & the welcome to the forum . I've personally found the site very informative and inspiring !!!! I'm sure I will be asking for your advice on many things in the near future !I I will keep you updated on my quest of be a proud owner of a demountable .
Many thanks
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby Big Jim » July 26th, 2017, 7:22 am

Hi Jamie and welcome
I had a Northstar and sold it because of your concerns , although I did change the tie down points to the truck bed . I now have a Suntrekker which is lighter and narrower , but it is of course much smaller inside . Most people on here cope ok with the bulk of the bigger ones ,it just depend on how you want to compromise . Look at lots .
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Re: A new member from Buckinghamshire

Postby mjb666 » July 26th, 2017, 9:56 am

Welcome Jamie

I would suggest going to view as many different combinations of pick up & De-mountable as you can before you make a decision. Although they are all basically the same, there's a hell of a lot of differences.

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