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driordon

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G'day Conquerors,

Just joined the forum as I am currently making plans on purchasing a 390, I have been to the showroom and had a good look over the camper with Annette and was very impressed and think they are fairly well priced for the equipment you are getting. Before I go diving in to the bank account I would like to hear firsthand experiences from some owners, the good, the bad, the would you buy a 390 if you had your time again, I want it all.

Any information and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance and happy camping.

Cheers,

Dan
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Rastus

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Hi Dan,
Have had my 390 for over a year. Great camper extremely happy with it. The one big problem i've had is the mattress. For extended trips it was no fun to sleep on. I have had to get a thicker foam mattress and extend the cover to fit it otherwise the wife was not coming anymore. done a few other mods and will take photos and post soon.
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driordon

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Thanks for the reply Rastus, going to the Brisbane 4x4 show this weekend and can hopeful work out a good deal on a 390, would be good to see the mods you have done when you get a chance.

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Rastus

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Hi Dan,
When Conquerer moved the gas bottles from the rear to the front they blanked off the rear storage areas they used to fit in. I thought this was a lot of wasted storage space so i threw a couple of hinges in their steel covers and store my dish washing gear in one side and the pegs and ropes in the other. its not dust proof, but for this gear it doesnt matter.
rear 2.jpg  rear 1.jpg Also hated having to take off the jockey wheel and find some place to store it, so modified it a little. Just pull it right up when travelling. Holds the stone guard up too.
I have not yet missed the wheel, seems the trailer is balanced well and it is easy enough to slide around on the plate.
front 1.jpg 

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driordon

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Thanks mate, that's a good idea there is a fair bit of room in those compartments I plan on getting the diesel hot water system but from what I understand that is all mounted in the front locker so those rear gas bottle compartments should still be free for me to use, did you upgrade to independent suspension or keep the solid axle, how do you find it tows and what would you say is the average setup time.
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Rastus

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Kept the solid axle. could not justify the extra for independant. it tows fine.
Setup time probably around 20 mins, but i have the awning permanently attached, so that needs pegging out every time.
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Element

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Hi Dan,

We have owned a 390 for about a month or so now, have only done one over night test trip in it. We had our tire size upgraded to 33 inch, USB ports and a water flow meter installed to tell us what our water used is. Also we have the Webasto hot water system and must say it is the best thing we did. Annette installed a mixer tap on the LH side where the gas bottles use to live.

Hope this helps or gives you any ideas

Bryan.
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driordon

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Thanks Bryan,

Yes I will be going to 33" tyres I want to go independent suspension but Annette suggested not worrying about it, how do you find the solid axle with 33" tyres. You use the water flow meter instead of a water tank level gauge?
The mixer tap is a really good idea I saw one on a trailer last week when I was there.

Hopefully I will be ordering in the next couple of weeks.

Cheers,

Dan
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Element

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Hi Dan,

I don't have a lot of experiance with towing camper trailers so don't really have a lot to base my opinion on. In saying that I find the 33s and solid axel fine no issues or complaints yet.

For the water tank flow/use you enter the amount of water you filled up and it counts how much you use and keeps count till you reset it.

Cheers,
Bryan.
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Zambo558

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I have 265/75R16 tires on the camper, which are the same as my Prado. This gives me 2 spares, one on the Prado and one on the trailer. I am about to buy 4 serious off road muddies which I will put on the trailer and spares. They should not wear out very much while towing, but when the going gets very demanding, I will put the muddies on the Prado, and the normal tires on the trailer. I have an air bag jack, so 2 wheels at a time wont be much of a drama I don't think.
For showers we bought a pressure shower Water heater.jpg  for $150. Just pop it onto the cooker and 5 mins later, hot shower. Loads cheaper, controls the water usage [smile]
 

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