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#1

Goldchaser1
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From: Kalgoorlie, WA
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02 February 2019 07:31 am

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Been drooling over these campers for a cuppla years but affording one was the problem,this popped up in WA for a descent price so we thought bugger it.
Got it home yesty,she needs a bit of a goin over and some tlc,was used on the beach a bit so a bit corrosion startin in a few spots on fittings and a few brackets but nothing major.
Has 2 old flexi panels glued to the roof that look stuffed down to a $30 ebay regulator,batteries are sittin on 11.6 which aint surprising,thats all goin in the bin today and i may end up rewiring the whole unit id say.
Let the fun begin,hopefully all sorted the next 8 weeks or so......

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Redfin
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02 February 2019 09:12 am

Good choice, been looking at these and tvan's.
How much on the ball?


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#3

Jaros
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02 February 2019 09:39 am

They really are a great camper. Happy travels in that one. perfect


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Dog Ranger
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02 February 2019 10:16 am

Good pick up thumbsup Just watch how you load as their a fat little unit and once water tanks full only about 400 kg to gvm
I'm sure you'll give it the "toughen" up treatment going by your previous builds power

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Dihusky
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02 February 2019 11:03 am

If it's been on the beach and salty, google 'SX50 Salt Remover" or Buster50, Buster50 has a detergent in the mix so it's a cleaner that you can put through a pressure blaster. Get some and give the whole rig a good going over. This will get rid of the salt and halt any corrosion.

I've been using it for years on boats and vehicles and the stuff is brilliant, I also use SX50 on the airconditioners at work as the building is beach front, extends the life considerably.

Batteries at 11.6v should be fine depending on their age, 10.6v is the 'dead' voltage, try giving them a deep cycle charge before chucking them.

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RM Outback
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02 February 2019 12:12 pm

Nice find thumbsup I'm keen to hear your updates.

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Goldchaser1
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02 February 2019 03:19 pm

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Near fell over backwards when i found this nest of wiring behind the panel,plus a transformer bolted under the seat,it must be 2kg.
All this will go and i’ll make a new panel,240 volt power will be minimal in the refit,i’ll get a sparky to help with that though and make sure its to standards and safe.
Got half the lithiums here for it,had 100ah of 3.2 cells here for ages,were meant to go in my new ute but been struggling with the thought of these under a tray,gonna grab another set and theyll be perfect for this thing.
Redfin i havent weighed it but they quote about 130 i think.
Doesnt need much toughning up dog ranger,shite set of shocks on it though,it’ll get some konis. Will watch the weight,i want to keep it as light as possible.
Dihusky will chase that stuff up,cant find sand in the chassis etc so reckon he washed it if it was on beach,all double gal etc underneath just a few powder coated brackets etc lifting the coat in a few areas.
RM wiring looks like the biggy sadly mad

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Redfin
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02 February 2019 05:01 pm

Good luck, please post progress and any problems you come across. Does it have the original National Luma 90 litre?
The conqueror forum is a good source of information.


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#9

Goldchaser1
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02 February 2019 06:03 pm

Redfin wrote:

Good luck, please post progress and any problems you come across. Does it have the original National Luma 90 litre?
The conqueror forum is a good source of information.

No he had a companion in it but we have 2 fridges and our waco 80 i just semi rebuilt so he kept his and i saved 1k,yeah i joined that forum a while ago redfin,was gonna ask a cuppla questions today but it won’t let me post,email verification alert,i redid all that a cuppla weeks ago but not sorted still,some good info on there thats for sure.....

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#10

Goldchaser1
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01 March 2019 11:14 am

Well this has turned into a bit of a project,i found some surface rust under the powder coat in a few spots on the roof after strippping the flexy panels etc off,ended up taking it off and attacking it properly,thought conquerors side gussets were flimsy so made a cuppla new ones in 2mm gal i had here,side and front roof braces are bolted back on with ss 6mm bolts now,bolts threw the joins underneath now to,had to repaint the whole roof,panels are on and cuppla mates comin over to get it back on top the next few days,i offered free beer,there all keen big_smile
Where about 90% through replacing all the corroded nuts and bolts on the van with ss,there is shiteloads,we just bought boxs of them,cuppla pics showin b4 and after below.
Startin to run some wiring here an there,rewired from from front plug to lights etc,new led tailights and cuppla small work lights goin on the back for reversin at night,gotta speak to a sparky now and get a plan goin for the new control panel inside,mainly the 240 volt side of it,just received the votronics solar reg and battery monitor gear,all lithium friendly and bling bling,will be nice to know whats goin on with the display panels.....
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01 March 2019 12:25 pm

Very keen to see how you go with the solar set up and the litthium batteries.


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#12

shakergt
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04 March 2019 11:40 pm

I looked at the same camper. Good buy

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Redfin
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04 March 2019 11:51 pm

madtuna wrote:

Very keen to see how you go with the solar set up and the litthium batteries.

Ditto


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#14

Goldchaser1
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30 March 2019 11:03 am

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Camper is still in bits,where doing a bit more then expected really,while its apart i decided to do some mods i planned for later,just finished the control panels and tested them a cuppla days ago,all seems ok,wiring was a headache and im waiting on a busbar to finish.Theres spots for 4 speakers in the van so that was easy.
Hinges on the roof and body now plated with 4mm,you could see the roof flexing at the hinge area,dont know why this isnt done at the factory.
Persplex front windows that crack and conqueror dont fit anymore replaced with gal sheet.
Large gas and electric hot water system in the front box thrown in the bin,probably didnt work and we’ll buy a portable unit as backup but bucket on the fire has allways worked well for us.
Had the front bed frame out and seemed impossible to put it back in one piece where it goes so 2 days went on that,it can unbolt in 2 pieces now and feels stronger then original.
At current ride height the limiting straps were maxed out,spoke to tough touring in vic and they sent new straps over 6” longer,koni heavy tracks are going under it but i have to make new lower mounts,suspension and hubs will be getting more work done next summer.

50 meters of pinchweld seal turned up the other day,i wasnt happy with it so it went back,thats holding me up a bit to start putting it back togethor now,hopefully the next week it’ll start resembling a camper again......

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Mackka
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30 March 2019 12:55 pm

Loving this thread as I am absolutely useless at anything mechanical or electrical. Your work looks superb Goldchaser.
It is for this reason that I will never buy a caravan and go bush because if something happened we would be stuck.
Guess I am just soft.
Looking forward to the next instalment.
Cheers
Mackka thumbsup

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Goldchaser1
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30 March 2019 01:51 pm

Youd be right maccka,and thanks,anyone can do it,ive got better over the years fiddling with bits an pieces but im still a backyarder,sometimes it takes me a cuppla goes to get things right,weve been alot of places and never been stuck so far,the 12 volt stuff mostly i find pretty easy these days,go get yaself a camper or van and get into it and out there,life is short...... big_smile

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#17

Goldchaser1
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15 April 2019 06:00 pm

If your interested in lithiums these new ones at ev works i reckon are worth a look,that 72ah would equate to about a 120 agm,4 linked up there’s ya 12 volt system at $464,check the weight out,the battery would be about 8kg.....

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Goldchaser1
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15 April 2019 08:10 pm

oh forgot the link,this here:

https://www.evworks.com.au/calb-72ah-lifepo4-cell

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15 April 2019 09:30 pm

That's turning in to a work of Art, I can do all the fitting and fixing but that wiring is my Kryptonite, Lovely Camper, Indeed, thumbsup

J.


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Redfin
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15 April 2019 09:44 pm

Any News on whats happening Gc1?
https://www.conquerorforum.com/post/not … s-10088633


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#21

Goldchaser1
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16 April 2019 10:51 am

Redfin wrote:

Yeah redfin what a shitefight,ive been keepin up with it a bit,that nasser bloke runs that forum and the FB conqueror forum to i beleive,theres a new one called independent conqueror owners on FB,you can say what ya want on that one.
One of their dealers,west coast campers in wa were behind this a bit,apparently a bloke got a shock off one of there vans on the floor,i think theres one 240 volt wire not connected from the factory in SA and some have been left with the end not insulated and theres a chance it could short on the body or chassis.
I think west coast campers were putting in a bit of a bid for the distribution rights in amongst it all to,probably would be a good thing because ive never read so much negative feedback on a distributor or company representing a product in my whole life i reckon,nasser and his crew sound shonky,latest is most the staff just got sacked,maybe the writtings on the wall for conqueror australia.
I posted on FB if we needed any panels or parts id have a real problem even callin the ozzy mob due to there terrible feedback etc,nasser and one of his staff got on there and said dont judge a book by its cover etc when youve never dealt with us,i didnt carry on with it but if im gonna hand $$$ over to some company i will judge you by ya feedback,then the next post was by some bloke that had handed over 3k for awning walls or something and had got the runaround for 6 months plus,what a circus,i hope south africa give this mob the flick and get some descent people behind the brand in oz.
Gotta feel for some people that have spent say 90k on a platinum and have to deal with problems like dodgy wiring,i can do a bit myself so im ok but for the $$$ for a new unit it should be sorted,simple as,there a good unit build wise i reckon but not perfect,it’ll be interesting to see what happens with the local distributorship in the next few months.....

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Redfin
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16 April 2019 01:17 pm

Ta for that, are they all affected, or just the latest models?


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#23

Goldchaser1
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16 April 2019 02:41 pm

Redfin wrote:

Ta for that, are they all affected, or just the latest models?

I think its like from 14-15 models onwards,490’s and maybe some 440’s with the black control panels,dont quote me but along them lines,its only one stray wire apparently but its 240v so its a safety issue.
What are you lookin at,490-440,used or new?

PS: yeah and the rcb’s from SA really wernt approved for aust so i think there replacing them also even though the electrical dept checked them and said there ok,rcb or rcd or whatever there called,i put a new one in ours,just so im sure its compliant.....

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Redfin
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16 April 2019 03:12 pm

Still tossing up between a 490 and a Tvan.
Then there is the Complete Campsite Exodus 14 and the AOR Quantum.
Making my head hurt LOL.
And then there is a new tug,
I think I need a drink.


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#25

Goldchaser1
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16 April 2019 04:27 pm

havent taken much notice of the t-van’s but the complete campsites look awsome,the aor’s we looked at a bit to but if i remember correctly they were bloody pricey,well one of them 2 the price was over the 100k mark im sure,geez new tug also,it is fun shoppin about,alot of choices out there,like a fat kid in a candy shop...... smile

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