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The Mercury Cars Guide : August 28th 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au ---23 LIFESTYLE Earthcruiser Cruise the planet by road or rock LIFE ON THE ROAD MOVING HOUSE: Interior of the Earthcruiser motorhome. GO ANYWHERE: Lance Gillies with the Earthcruiser motorhome. THEY are the ultimate in go- anywhere motorhomes and now they've been made more luxurious. EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles (EOV) of Brisbane has introduced a longer wheelbase version of their macho Mitsubishi Canter-based Earthcruiser. EOV boss Lance Gillies says lengthening the wheelbase by 600mm has allowed them to add more creature comforts such as a queen-size bed, suspended front seats, a bigger living area and 15 per cent more storage space. The price has jumped from $195,000 to $230,000 and depending on what you load it with, you may need a small truck licence. ''There was a call for it from our customers,'' he says. ''We have explorers who are happy with the short wheelbase, but some people wanted more storage and space.'' Since its introduction last August, seven EarthCruisers have been sold. One is currently in China being driven by the original designer, Kym Bolton. ''They're scattered all around the world. One is in Tibet, another in the middle of Australia and others leaving for world trips next year,'' Gillies says. ''Our customers come from all over the place. We have some from Sweden, New Zealand and Australians lving in Dubai. ''They're adventurous people. Their ages vary from 40 to 60 and they are all couples.'' Gillies admits the rampover angle is reduced by the longer wheelbase. ''But only slightly. It's offroad ability is still incredible,'' he says. To accommodate the longer wheelbase and extra weight, the springs have been lengthened and suspension tuned. ''It rides very European. There is no truck feeling about it,'' Gillies says. ''Because we are seen as a manufacturer in Australa, they are registered as EarthCruiser not as a Canter 4WD which makes a big difference to our customers.'' It comes in white colours, but customers can have any colour. ''I had one guy talk about zebra stripes tongue in cheek. At least I hope it was tongue in cheek, because he's not getting it,'' Gillies says. The mid-wheelbase EarthCruiser is still powered by a 4.9-litre, intercooled turbo-diesel with 117kW of power and 471Nm of torque married to a five-speed gearbox with two-speed transfer case. The rear axle has a Thornton Power-Lock Differential for positive rear traction. Suspension is tuned for hard roads with a soft ride and tyres are military specification 36-inch Michelin XZL super singles designed to perform in harsh terrain. The rear protection bar incorporates a 3500kg tow bar and tyre carrier. The interior has moulded cabinets, large windows, shower, toilet, kitchen and a queen bed. It has solar paneling, diesel water/air heater and a diesel ceramic cooktop. MARK HINCHLIFFE Machinery MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 28 Ferfie tractor reco and restored motor Briggs & Stratton 8 hp vertical motor $300 0439860235 0 Caravans & Trailers AUSTINS CARAVANS SOMERSET. Closed Saturday in August. Ph 6435 2643 0 A & K WINNEBAGO ONCE A YEAR SALE Save on all new and used stock 100 Hopkins St, Moonah Phone 6228 1566 1 ALPHA FIBREGLASS CAMEC RV specialist store Now selling fibreglass products 10 Ascot Drive, Huntingfield. Opening Hours MON-FRI 9-5 SATURDAY 9-2 6229 1513 A VISCOUNT Nipper, single beds, full annex, quality cond, tv, extras, $8,700 or best offer. 62294 944 or 0417 537 288. 0 A 19ft 6, Regent Pop-Top 1998 caravan, a/c, exc cond, $19,990. 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Ph 0429 507 214 0 BOX TRAILERS TRADESMAN TRAILERS MACKAY BOAT TRAILERS It's worth the drive to Launceston Ask for our $50 cashback offer RC Caravans & Trailers Ph 6391 9165 0BOX TRAILER, steel / timber, 6½ x 4½, good cond, $400. 0407 873 940 0 CAMPING / box trailers, trailer tents, ute back tents, electrical setups, camping kitchens, storage and other accessories. 100% Tasmanian owned. 18004DELIGHT / 0438 137 604 www.CampersDelight.com.au 0CARAVAN Nov reg, 16ft Scenic, good cond, $4,800 ono. Ph 0438 271 950. 0COLEMAN CAMPER sleeps 5, very good condition, $5,800. Ph 0400 686 552 0 HD 7X5 TRAILER built by Grubb Eng. exc con, suit 4x4 or off road, $1,500. Ph 6247 8123, 0427 736 585. 0 HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. 1POP TOP, 17', dbl bed, good cond, easy tow, reg, $7,900. Ph 6247 3349 or 0419 883690 0 JAYCO EAGLE 2001 as new annexe, bed, flies, side awning $17,000... 0438 293173 Jayco Penguin Outback '08, $21,000 ono. 0402868399 1 STEEL 5X4 BOX TRAILER good condition, $450 ono. 6243 5551 or 0404 453 551. 0 Winter Clearance SALE 1990 Statemanor Utility Slip On. Good condition WAS $14,990 NOW ...... $14,490 01 Merceds Sprinter, shw/toilet, A/C, turbo diesel WAS $48,990 NOW . . . $47,990 Driveaway 08 Aus Tent Trailer. Slide out rear kitchen, Annexe, extra bedroom WAS $12,490 NOW .........$11,990 Driveaway 05 12' Jayco Expanda P/T, Awn WAS$24,990NOW. . . . . .... .........$23,990 Driveaway 02 16' Jayco Eagle P/T, Isl dbl, Awn WAS $22,490 REDUCED TO ..... $21,990 Driveaway 06 17' Jayco Sterling, shw/ toilet, A/C, Isl dbl, TV WAS $34,990 NOW .............. .........$33,990 Driveaway 08 23' Jayco Sterling Caravan, Ensuite, A/C, Awn WAS $49,990REDUCEDTO. . . . . . .........$48,490 Driveaway 06 18' Galaxy Caravan, shw/ Wc, Isl dbl, Awn, A/C/. Excellent Condition WAS $44,990 NOW .........$43,990 Driveaway 06 18' Jayco Expanda Outback Caravan. Slide out lounge, shw/ toilet, A/C, Awn, bed flys, 150L fridge WAS $43,990 NOW . . . .........$43,490 Driveaway More in stock to choose from KING CARAVANS Cnr Amy St and Main Rd MOONAH, HBT 62 734 666 www.kingcaravans.com.au 0 MOTOR HOME Hino Rainbow, 164,000 kms, turbo charged diesel, good motor, drives well, a/c, CD player, UHF radio, large fridge/ freezer, gas stove, toilet/ shower, dbl bed, solar panels, awning, $49,995 ono. Ph 0417 393 473 1Motor Home 4 Berth diesel, shower, toilet, a/c, TV, fridge, 2 burner gas cooker, good cond, $18,000 ono. Ph 0418 136 181 or 6259 3095. 1TOYOTA HIACE POP-TOP Diesel, all extras inc, vg cond, $10,900. Ph 0417 104 339 0 CAMPERS, CARAVANS, MOTORHOMES CAMPERS & TRAILERS It s worth the drive to Launceston for new and used caravans Just near Launceston Airport Ph 6391 9165 www.rccaravans.com.au 2039784-11 To Book Your Space Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 1 TOYOTA COASTER bus-campervan 1972, good cond, 4 mths rego, $7,500 ono quick sell ph 0438 523 667. 1 TRAILERS KING TRAILERS For all your boat and box trailer needs. Over 100 in stock. Ready to go King Trailer Industries 5-9 Florence St, Moonah PH: 6228 0317 2 New Range From Jayco • 12' Pop Top Single or Double bed, Awn • 13' Pop Top Single or Double bed, Awn • 16' Caravan Shower/Toilet, Awn & A/C • 19' Caravan Ensuite, Single or Dbl, Awn & A/C • 20' Caravan Ensuite, Single or Dbl, Awn & A/C STARCRAFT POP TOPS & CARAVANS from $24,940 Driveaway from $25,500 Driveaway from $39,950 Driveaway from $45,950 Driveaway from $46,400 Driveaway Cnr Amy St. & Main Rd. Moonah Ph: 6273 4666 www.kingcaravans.com.au CARAVANS FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY • VANS IN STOCK NOW WANTED A VERY LARGE CARAVAN. Ph 0409 432 257. 0 Wanted 21-24' Cheap full caravan, pref reg, clean, tidy cond. Ph 0400 812 174. 0 WANTED a cheap caravan, consider anything, any size. Ph 6265 1328 any time. 0 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY
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