Conqueror Courage?

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Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:58 am

Howzit Guys,

Firstly , compliments of the season to all and sundry!

I am looking at purchasing a trailer in the new year. I know the ideal would be to rent a few trailers and then make my decision however the closest trailer rental company is around 3hrs drive from me.... :(

I have thus far narrowed it down to the courage.... We are a family of five (3 small kids 5 - 8yrs old) and I need to consider something that can accommodate us all as well as be towable by my Troopy (4.2 diesel donkey!) Due to the kids being small I can still get away with an extra ground tent if needs be.

Mostly be used for weekend camping trips with the odd overlanding trip in the future...

Anyone have first hand experience, pro's,cons etc?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:35 pm

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Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:50 am

Shane, I never owned a Conqueror, but they come out tops in my opinion. I looked at a couple of different models and the build quality is great. Its just up to you to choose the right one.

Are you going new or used?

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Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:14 am

Shane, perhaps speak to Herb (hbannink) on the Community Forum? The Metallian range seems to have earned a good following.


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Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:07 pm

I bought one brand new 6 months ago and very happy with it. The price was just right, not sure now but last I checked it was about R30k more to get all that in a Metalian.

Bed is 2.1 x 2.1m so you could fit all 5 of you; but you have ample room downstairs for a mattress/stretcher as well. I'm busy with a few mods on mine, currently modifying the electrical setup in the nose cone.

The beauty of the Courage is that is a nice base you could modify to your liking, have a look here:
http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/sho ... 997&page=9

Feel free to PM me if you have ?'s or I can give you my cell #

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Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:12 pm

Thanks Guys.
Stef I will be contacting you.

Uncle E, I have since contacted the metalian guys as well.

Wayne , haven't decided yet... If I should find a decently rigged but used one at the right price I would seriously consider it!

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Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:59 am

Every February the market is full of "used once" camping gear .....


You should be able to pick up a bargain.

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Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:41 am

I have a Metalian and is extremely happy with my.Heinz the owner and his staff is very helpfull and always willing to help and do changes to your needs.If you whant to buy for long term , I will seriously recommend Metalian.

I am also a Conqueror fan and fitted the Comfort's tent on my Metalian and I think it's a winnin combination.

You are welcom to contact me for some insight,photos, etc.We have done a few overlanding trips and no problems at all.

I might be a bit more expensive than certan other models,but there is a lot that comes with the trailer as standard and the hole trailer is stainless except for the axle and leaf springs.

Good luck :thumbup:

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Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:55 am

Family_Dog wrote:Shane, perhaps speak to Herb (hbannink) on the Community Forum? The Metallian range seems to have earned a good following.


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Yes, he KNOWS his trailers.

AND he really KNOWS his tents !!

Thing is, he IS a camper. So he talks from experience, not from a catalogue. :thumbup:

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Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:01 pm

Thanks guys!

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Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:14 pm

Shane, I have a number of a guy in Witbank who's Courage I looked at for R70k.
Manie 0 eight two 923 42 four five

2010 model; guy put his own batt with Ctek chargers etc
waeco 60l fridge
big awning if memory serves...


I thought it was a bit pricey given the age but in hindsight it is a damn good buy. One does not need the Conqueror power pack @ R6k. A D250S & a power supply will do nicely with a few odds & ends from 4x4Direct.

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Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:54 am

kyk ook op 4x4comm, daar is nou 2 op te koop.

Jammer ek sien dit is die Conqueror Comfort

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Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:19 am

Thanks guys. Will follow up!

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