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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby saDgit » 22 Jul 2015 11:39

Hi Joerg and welcome. I remember finding and enjoying your blog on the story and woes of importing the 'Bog Queen' some years ago and included it in the Stuff About Demountables website which I used to write. It's still listed at http://truck-campers.uk/odds-n-sods.html. I hope you've had fewer issues with the Outfitter!
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Previous demountables: Island Plastics 'Suntrekker' on P100, S.Karosser 'EC8L' on Ranger supercab
Current demountables: Rhino 'Safari' hardside and self-built pop-top on Ranger double cab
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby zildjian » 22 Jul 2015 12:13

And hello Martin, (hows the world of work)


that'll teach him :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby Star Six » 22 Jul 2015 12:29

Thanks for the welcome!

Oh my, the good old Bog Queen ;-) She was a great camper, but too big and too heavy for us.
That is a great web page and a nice link collection you got there! Now I know what will keep me busy... The original text about our old camper is still online: Bog queen

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I actually ended up writing a book on the subject (probably the only one in german): http://www.amazon.de/dp/3842345712

The Outfitter has been a good girl so far. There were some cosmetic issues from the transport and sloppy workmanship, but everything has worked with few exceptions. This is our 5th year with it, and so far we
- repaired the clear water hose to the cassette toilet. twice.
- replaced one jack motor
- removed a kink from the fresh water fill hose
- replaced the battery with 2 Optima Blue Top batteries and installed a battery monitor (there is nothing like running out of electricity at 4:30 AM with -5C outside and the propane sensor giving a low-voltage alarm... Lesson learned from the american TCers: one battery, one night)
- replaced the water pump (cleaning or replacing the pump diaphragm might have done the trick as well)
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby zildjian » 22 Jul 2015 13:09

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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby saDgit » 22 Jul 2015 13:11

zildjian wrote:And hello Martin, (hows the world of work)


that'll teach him :mrgreen:

Dunno - haven't started yet. Currently animal-sitting for our daughter in a digital black hole in mid-Wales.
Martin
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Previous demountables: Island Plastics 'Suntrekker' on P100, S.Karosser 'EC8L' on Ranger supercab
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby zildjian » 22 Jul 2015 13:22

And you know I never judge people or make shallow assumptions on the life choices of others,
but honestly,
had it not been for the fact I've been doing nothing all morning but loaf about on here
I would just so say something right now.. :roll:
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby derestrictor » 22 Jul 2015 13:53

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Wow... :shock:


Thats a lot of rot, how long did that take to repair?
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby Star Six » 22 Jul 2015 14:07

Thats a lot of rot, how long did that take to repair?


The better part of 6 weeks in April/May 2009. The rot was limited to the rearmost 30cm of the camper floor and both sideskirts.
That sinking feeling when you get a new to you camper and sink a screwdriver all the way to the handle and then you know you can't just take the thing back to where it came from...
It wasn't too bad. At least the wooden frames are easy to fix. Everything is just stapled together, even the outer skin panels.
And we (my wife Janina and myself) learned a lot about campers in those 6 weeks.
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby rubberrat » 04 Aug 2015 10:20

Hi (sorry i'm late to this thread!) really like that rig of yours. I definitely 'get' the pop-top concept. If i wasn't a sucker for creature comforts and winter camping I'd certainly consider one.
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