conquerorforum.com
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics Chat Donate
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
swjacks

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #1 
First of all i would like to say that this forum has been very informative and instrumental on our final decision.
We have been looking at these things since 2013 but when there was just the two off us we didnt want to outlay so much money when the roof top camper or swags would do, however now that we have a little one we decided now was the time to buy a camper.
We looked at alot of different campers but i must say that it was because of this forum (both good and bad) we decided to fly to Newcastle and have a look for real and meet Peter (we live in Darwin), so when i get home from work next week we will be putting the deposit down for a brand new 490 cape york ( i have already bought the prado rims to go on the camper).
Although we wont take ownership of the camper untill this time next year i am looking forward to reading your posts on the adventures you are all having.

Have a good one and thanks
0
SVX17

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 394
Reply with quote  #2 
Welcome to the forum SWJacks,
I'm guessing it will a looooong twelve months wait, but well worth it.
Cheers
Grant
0
filbee56

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 578
Reply with quote  #3 
Welcome to SWJacks and family. 
Well the twelve months wait will give you plenty of opportunity to review some of the mods that owners of these UEVs have made to personalise their rigs. I have a folder on my hard-drive with the title "other's mods". Here I have parked many great thoughts. 

Twelve months will give you the opportunity to plan your next few years of camping, and out from Darwin you have some easy destination to get to for your first shake-down. And then extending to the further reaches like the Kimberleys, central Australia and beyond. How exciting. 

This wait will also allow you to slowly build up some necessary items for camping, unless of course you already have such gear. But for the UEV-490, you'll definitely need a high-lift jack (60") and a small scissor style jack. A 3lb Gympie hammer for tapping in pegs, some adjustable spanners and assorted small spanners to fit the nuts/bolts that play an important role in the construction of the UEV. I'd also be carrying a pop rivet tool. 
I carry 10m of food grade water hose to allow filling of the water tanks, some wheel chocks and levellers (very popular with caravanners). A small pair of bolt cutters for just in case you lock yourself out. Just remembered that the latest UEV-490 has less locks than previous models. I do carry spare UEV keys in the Cruiser. 

Anyway, enjoy the forum and its many colourful people. 

Cheers, Filbee56

__________________
2013 LC200 TTD Sahara - Ex-Demo 10/2014 UEV-490 Evolution with the lot.
0
linblad

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 60
Reply with quote  #4 
Hi SWJacks, good luck with the purchase! a twelve month wait surely that will put you in an early grave haha? I have a 2013 490 evolution and am from Darwin too, although am residing in Bali for now, probably heading back to Daaaarn around the end of the year should catch up one day check out the mighty conqueror.
Linblad
0
swjacks

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #5 
Thanks everyone, this is exactly what i was hoping for, other peoples experiences i can learn from.

Linblad that would be excellent thank you.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.