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jmsnirsh

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Hi All, 

Just picked up a UEV-310 a couple of weeks ago. This is the first Conqueror picked up from Hardscrabble Outdoors in Colorado Springs. Purchased the lightest model so I can tow up to some of the hard to reach points in the high country.

Looking forward to exploring the American west with our new trailer when things start to thaw in the next couple of months. Also looking forward to meeting up with some of the other US Conqueror owners. See Honey Badger in Phoenix and Grumpy Nomad in Florida. Who else is out there?

Currently looking into additions/mods for the 310. Adding two more AGM batteries immediately. Looking into water pump and instant hot water heater as the next additions. DC to DC charger possibly next. Would love to hear advice from current owners.

Cheers,

Jameson

Denver, Colorado, USA

UEV-310 Owner

 

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2007 V8 4Runner

  OME 3” Suspension

Budbuilt hidden winch mount

Warn M8000 winch

ARB breather kit

offroad tires and wheels
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Originally Posted by jmsnirsh

Hi All, 

Just picked up a UEV-310 a couple of weeks ago. This is the first Conqueror picked up from Hardscrabble Outdoors in Colorado Springs. Purchased the lightest model so I can tow up to some of the hard to reach points in the high country.

Looking forward to exploring the American west with our new trailer when things start to thaw in the next couple of months. Also looking forward to meeting up with some of the other US Conqueror owners. See Honey Badger in Phoenix and Grumpy Nomad in Florida. Who else is out there?

Currently looking into additions/mods for the 310. Adding two more AGM batteries immediately. Looking into water pump and instant hot water heater as the next additions. DC to DC charger possibly next. Would love to hear advice from current owners.

Cheers,

Jameson

Denver, Colorado, USA

UEV-310 Owner

 




Welcome to the Conqueror Forum Jamerson, great to have you with us. Hope you enjoy the community.

Would love to see more of your part of the world and more importantly your new baby in action [thumb] 

Cheers 

Matt
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Disco470

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I'm a newb too! In fact I don't even have my trailer in possession yet! I'm picking it up on the 20th of November from Hardscrabble. I'm from Cali and will be pulling the 490 with an 06 LX470. Interested in meet ups if and when they occur. 

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Hello, I’m seriously considering a Conqueror 390, but I’m torn between it and a comparably equipped Turtleback. I too would be purchasing from Mike at Hardscrabble. How was he to work with?
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Hello Aeroscout,
Both the UEV-390 and Turtleback look very similar. I guess it comes down to how easy they are to set up, what accessories they come with, weight and towability, and cost. 

Also available in the States, is the Australian made Patriot Campers. Worth a look. Not sure who the distributor is, but you could easily check out the Australian website...……https://www.patriotcampers.com.au/distributors/www.patriotcampers.com.au, or email: sales@patriotcampers.com.au 

I believe the dealer in the USA is located in Oklahoma, who can organise to ship anywhere in the USA, South America and Canada. To confirm, the only available models in the USA is the X1 and X2 camper trailers at this stage. 

Good luck with your search. Filbee56

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Aeroscout

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Thanks filbee56!  I appreciate the advice.  The Patriot looks great and seems to have an incredible reputation in Australia.  In the US it's a very pricey bit of kit...not that the others aren't.  Hmmm...decisions, decisions.  

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Disco470

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Hello, I’m seriously considering a Conqueror 390, but I’m torn between it and a comparably equipped Turtleback. I too would be purchasing from Mike at Hardscrabble. How was he to work with?

I just purchase a UEV490 and I bought it from Dave in Ohio, but I have it being shipped for delivery in CO. I've talked to Mike on the phone and he seems cool. He was able to answer all my questions and didnt rush me. If you live close to CO, buying a Conqueror will allow you to manage warranty issues at their shop otherwise you are stuck. I am not sure where Patriot is located.
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Aeroscout

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Hey Disco470, congrats on the 490, it appears to be an incredible camper and I wish I could afford one AND had the vehicle to tow it.  Where do you live?  I actually live in Denver about an hour and a half drive from Mike's shop in Colorado Springs.  You do bring up a good point about warranty and replacement parts; it's a long way to the motherships in South Africa / Australia so if something goes wrong and the part is not in the US it could really be frustrating.  

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Hey Disco470, congrats on the 490, it appears to be an incredible camper and I wish I could afford one AND had the vehicle to tow it.  Where do you live?  



I'm out in California, Sacramento. You are lucky with being close. Usually, warranty items typically need to have to be verified at a shop before they will fix it. If the shop is in South Africa how would they confirm the issue actually is warranty related and not just damage. I wish I was in Colorado!
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filbee56

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Hello Disco470,
With regards to warranty, there are two Conqueror dealers in the USA. So apart from distance and travel time getting to one of the dealers; parts, warranty and service shouldn't be an issue. Rarely if ever would you deal with South Africa, or Australia for that matter.  

Here in Australia, we too have an issue with distance to our local dealer. For me, it's a 5hr drive / 457klms (283ml), mostly freeway. However, some owners live much further than that from their nearest dealer in Australia.
If it's a warranty item, I have never had an issue with a claim here; generally taking plenty of photos, and detailed description.  Often, you can use a locally based repairer (caravan repairer, fridge mechanic, electrician, or body shop (panel beater)) and the repair is paid for by Conqueror. Hopefully, the same would apply in the USA!

All the best, Filbee56    

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Disco470

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@filbee56 that's great to hear! Thanks.
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JRad

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Personally I don't think the Patriot camper is a value for money decision.

Also sleeping areas are not as spacious as the UEV-390 and requires an add on area which also adds on more set up time and takes up more storage area.

Just my opinion though.
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PacingTheCage

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I’ve read several posts here and elsewhere about “quality” issues with the Conqueror models. Things such as water getting into the interior of the 490, water in bed area of the 490, slide outs being difficult to use if not exactly level and complaints about the quality of the electrical and other systems. Are these old issues or issues with the 2018 models? The 490 is everything I want in a back country rig but I don’t want to purchase an immediate project!

Any feedback is appreciated. I’m in the US so also interested in the folks comments who are using them in the US.

Many thanks!
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jmsnirsh

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Hi all. Mike at Hardscrabble was great to deal with. I was his first sale and he and his wife still managed to process everything. The Colorado DMV was a bit more of a challenge as the VIN numbers for the Conqueror models do not register. They ended up figuring it out but expect to be challenged by the DMV - bring all paperwork from your purchase. 

The Conqueror models are better quality and more solidly built than anything else I compared it too. I didn't see the Patriots in person - but the their prices were much higher so I eliminated them from the search based on price. 

I now have had one year with the 310 and have loved it. I bought the 310 because I wanted the lightest trailer possible to pull behind a V8 4Runner. 

The only thing I'm not thrilled with is the setup time on the awning. Wish I had a Bundatec awning like some of the Australian models - they don't offer these in the US. Aside from that, the trailer was sufficient for very comfortable camping for 4-5 days... as long as the water will last 4 people. 

I just installed an instant hot water heater - and am looking forward to next season!

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