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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: NEW BUYERS: "NEWBIES".. LOOK DEEPER AND SUCCEED Reply with quote

If you see Bushtrackers at a Show, and you look closely, assuming you have the mechanical or engineering background to know what you are looking at, you will see that we have the best Engineering, the best Equipment, and the best Finish of any van built in Australia... HOWEVER:

Let's just stop for a moment, and say that maybe you are not a Tradesman and cannot see the ready difference in a couple of the other "so called" Off-Road vans. Look, in all fairness, there are a couple that copy most of our style. You could be Australia's leading Medical Specialist or a top Accounting Firm Director, and not particularly mechanically inclined. Let's stop for a moment, and say that might be you, and you have difficulty in seeing why we are that much better. This is for you, OK?. Wink

There is a reason we are Number One, and there really is no close Competitor, and if you go to the respective Factories and look at how things are done you can't help but notice the difference. Quality of engineering and fit and finish everywhere you look becomes OBVIOUS.. It is not just the structure, but yes that is a really big thing you can see up close:



If you look closely, it is not just the structure, mind you the so called Competition builds in light 1mm C channel with a single pop rivet, and this is 5mm thick at the joints, countersunk structural rivets flush, and tack welded both sides to minimize movement at the joint, and through bolted as well... The whole wall will flex as a unit like an aircraft wing, but not in the joints.



But it is deeper yet, this is not a staged van, this is a normal van in the Production Sequence. Just one at insulation stage, of a dozen in process that I went out and got pictures of. Everywhere you look it is the quality of fit and finish and engineering in the structure that will stand out to you.....



And not just the frame itself, however NO ONE builds to our level of quality, not the fine cut of insulation, even look at the ORGANIZED wiring, triple insulated where it goes through the frames with sleaves, and FROZEN in place by the insulation...

What does this mean to you? As you are traveling around it means less problems, stronger structure, lighter and more durable than glued and stapled wood frames like most do, no problems with wiring, better insulation, and generally you just see a higher quality in the way we do things..

I am sure you have seen this picture, but did you know that in 11 years no one has tried to duplicate this? What does it mean?? Well this is the nine men of our wall frame Crew, standing on a BARE FRAME WITHOUT EVEN THE FOUR BULKHEADS THAT ATTACH ROOF WALLS AND FLOORS... !!




Others have roofs that are wood and the Air Conditioning units sag down on the corrugation and pool water around. Others that build in too light of alloy, have to span the roof with a "H" frame in steel because the structure will not support the AC unit on the corrugation. These are just examples of what you will see. Shocked

Look, check it out for yourself. You think we really have any Competitors?? Go see how they are built. Open a drawer and look at the join of the wood, glued and stapled like the others?? Or a proper Dovetail Joinery of the wood so it cannot come apart on the rough tracks... Stop to look at the detail, and you will prove to yourself, what I am saying. This is the value of the Factory Tour, and why if you take the time to look, you will buy a Bushtracker. Wink







Get away from the flashing lights, sausage sizzle, free baloons, Salesmen at the Shows, and take the time to see how they are built: Light alloy and single pop rivet??? Mixed glued and stapled wood frames prone to water damage and dry rot and other wood destroying organisms??? And look at the quality of fake materials in doors and drawers? Or solid Tassie Oak and Dovetailed drawers.. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, YOU WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE..

If you come to the Factory: It is self-evident why we are the best.

Why am I telling your this? I get to hear all the sad stories, as people sell their "other" vans and convert to Bushtracker.... My advice is do it once and do it right, take the time to look so you YOU do not make the mistake and have to convert to Bushtracker later...


Regards, Director, Bushtracker[/b]


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now,
why is it that we invite you to do a Factory Tour? Why do I say, do not buy a van until you see how it is built? Here is a person that bought a so call competitors van, and on a hail job repair when the skin was off this is what She found to Her HORROR!

Packing material loosely broken and stuffed in for almost nil insulation factor, wiring hanging loose to chafe and short and wear, structure to far apart and weak, a real mess-


When I tell you to see how they are built, before you buy on off a lot or at the Shows, is because there is a reason Bushtracker is Number One... Below picture: This is what that mess of wiring above should look like, and in a conduit through each stud, and frozen in place carefully with Refrigeration Truck Cooler board, this is what it should look like:



There is a reason that almost all the people that buy a second Bushtracker report selling their first one at a profit... Wink

There is a reason they hold their value so well. There is a reason they go further, and better, and their Owners are so happy. A Factory Tour will show you that reason and the quality engineering that makes us Number One. We really do have the best engineering, the nices finish, and the best equipment of any van on the market. We may cost $10,000 more, but on the using end it is money well spent. And on the selling end, it is money well spent.

Go see how a van is built before you buy one. At Bushtracker here is a sample of what you will see:





Take the time to look, and you will buy a Bushtracker, they are more expensive and darn well worth it... Exclamation At any given time you can see and walk through a dozen in process here in the two Factory buildings. Just please call and Book in, so we can reserve the time just for you..

Then, THEN you will know the answer as to why buying a Bushtracker is not an expenditure as much as an investment in fun, Lifestyle, and financial returns...

Kind Regards from the lone Ranger
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just shows that the others can tart up their vans to look great on the outside, but it's underneath that counts. How many people do you see at caravan shows in raptures over the external and internal appearance of vans, but have no idea or even inclination to even consider what's under the skin.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Swifty.

Strength and quality of finish pays off in many ways. For many of you Owners this will be a very significant investment. Quality pays off in many ways and for another example, here is a normal roll over picture of another Brand of caravan with your possessions scattered all over the road:



In Contrast with regards to your "Home on the Road".... Here is the other end of the spectrum of a Bushtracker that rolled after hitting a soft deep dust pan on the Tanami:



See the damage yet? Shocked



How about now, can you see the horrible damage yet? Shocked



How about from this angle, can you see the horrible damage done? Shocked Shocked



They just don't make clearance lights like they used too........ Laughing Laughing



And no matter what we do, we can't make them rock proof where they skid along the rocky track!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Mind you, don't try this with your van please. This is as good as it gets... I only show you these pictures to make a point that yes Bushtrackers have been a great investment for our Owners for the past 13 years of Business... And yes they allow you to travel in remote country in Luxury and Independence and Self Sufficiency.... But, also there is a real issue here I am pointing out: I assert that if you DO make a BOO-BOO, Bushtrackers will hold up better than any other van out there.

In all Honesty: The Quality pays off in many ways... Your Lifestyle, your Investment, your Quality of Life, your Freedom of Movement in Luxury and Independence and Self-Sufficiency... But also in Confidence that you develop in owning one. They are built TOUGH, and when I say "Designed to last a Lifetime" this is EXACTLY what I mean...

Here is that same van after our repairs:




Regards, stg
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the woes of a 10 year old Bushtracker... They came in for some repairs for a little water damage around the shower, and had to get a 10 Service on their gas bottles... Laughing

Original Owners, out 10 years now, travelling and living in their Bushtracker.



Original style of Jockey Wheel, but they did update their hitch to the new and larger style some time back...



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: NEW BUYERS: "NEWBIES".. LOOK DEEPER AND SUCCEED Reply with quote

YES everything that is said in this topic is true as far as I can see at this stage without my purchase.I as a buyer and get delivery in Late Sept 09 have done my homework and cannot find better.I have to addmit I have not been interstate to visually see vans made and would not buy one if not done so and have had a few in the past without doing the homework.As An Aussie and into a lot of things I am so sick of buying crap even offering to pay more for quality but it just does not seem to happen.Bushtracker have the market sown up.14 mounths waiting list for us due Late Sept. I think a little competition would be nice too choose from. I can see a couple of additions could be cheaper,But I am willing to pay the extra just for the fact that the effort they have put into there product over time and still learning and watching. I am glad to be a 09 purchacer as so much has changed, I think 09 will be a good year ,but I still have to harrass them for the best I feel: as thats buisness.IF I was younger and smarter you can read into the succsess and a lot now have gone broke in this industry it does not take much to cotton on to a waiting list like this what people want to spend there money on. For me it is,, you worked for it you have it,you are prepared to pay for Quality.PS just for the record I have worked 2 lifetimes in Hrs of a government public servent at age fifty, give or take a bit! Always be aware that the truck or car coming towards you might be a driver asleep,be safe be ready, be prepared and don't kill yourself like I nearly did,I walked away from my big money job and brought a Bushtracker.SEE YOU IN THE SCRUB Not On The Road.Going back to my younger days in the bush finally,Cheers Al.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an example that came in today,

These good People have 75,000 kms on their 20' 2004 Bushtracker. They are the original Owners, and just dropped by Bushtracker to buy a replacement emergency brake cable that had worn a bit. While they were in they also bought a spare set of the poly spring blocks. This is after 75,000 kms of travel, and on their original poly blocks, but they freely admit to driving conservatively and slowing down...



To quote them: "We are retired, what's the hurry?" or words to that effect. For those that have problems with their van, these People are a shining example of the fact that slowing down and driving conservatively pays off in many ways. You treat the equipment right, and there is a return on your investment in ease of trouble free travel.

Incidently, they are also one of the first to buy a new Chev, 2004 at the same time, and have 76,000 on the truck and would not own ANYTHING else.. On their last trip, of 14,000 kms, fully loaded, they report fuel economy of 18.4 litres per 100 with no modifications on the truck. They acknowledge they could do better with a larger turbo back downpipe and exhaust, but have not bothered. That is pretty good fuel economy for a little Big Rig of luxury, towing a 20' loaded Bushtracker.

Regards from the road Ranger... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Owner writes in by email...

Of interest. We are camped next to a Bushtracker. The owners have enjoyed their van for the past 11 years and reckon it has done 200 000km. I noticed the chap under the van with his spanner set. I couldn't help saying, "I didn't think Bushtrackers required the help of spanners (tongue in cheek of course)". Apparently a stone guard had slipped and damage had been done to a water tank entry point. Anyway it was a good opener and we had quite a chat.

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200,000 kms? That has to be going on a record... Or pretty near.


I just told another Gentleman today, Custom Rigs and Custom Horses are the spice of life !

Cruiser wagons will do the job, but not when you add boats and the rest..
He has upgraded from a Cruiser Ute to this:




Over from W.A. and stopped in for gam and a few bits...

Most of the rigs pulling Bushtrackers are Landcruisers, like these people also in today:



Just get the horses for courses, and if you want all the tools, toys, boat, fridge, genset, outboard and more in your tow vehicle then the Cruiser runs a bit short of payload... Wink

King Regards from the road Ranger... Lookin afta your best interests...
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