Happy to overlook a few small problems,.
We love our Cub Weekender with Transcontinental pack. Glad we opted for two gas bottles and stone guard. I have added two jerrycan holders and there is plenty of room for a single bike rack on the drawbar.
Had it for three years now and towed in along the Birdsville. Oodnadatta and Strezlecci tracks behind our Forester We have the same problem as everyone we speak to and that is sagging canvas. Just can't get rid of creases down the sidewalls no matter how many times we have tried to reset it. Best advice is just live with it. When camped with ...
Purchased in June 2017 for A$17,000.00.
Cub Weekender - Trans continental pack - excellent in some areas but poor in others
I have had 2 cub campers, a used 2003 offroad (purchased 2009) and I bought a new weekender with the trans continental pack in 2015 in Melbourne and drove it to perth. Have used it about 5 times since then.
Design is generally good
Canvas quality is excellent, nice and thick and great in poor weather but sagging is a problem.
The Cub is nice and light and ample strong for the intended purpose. A lot of campers are built too heavy in my opinion
Paint quality is terrible and surface rust is now a problem.
I doubt there is any undercoat/primer and I am pretty sure they use quick dry enamel, especially on the chassis and this is the cheapest worst style paint (think cheapest spray pack from supercheap). ...
Good except for awning
Bough the Cub Weekender about two months ago and have camped in it three times.
I was aware of the negative comments about the sagging frame and canvas particularly when you set up the awning. I agree.
Personally I think the quick set up is great when you DO NOT use the awning. (ie quick overnighters) As I'm towing with a Dmax trayback with canopy I'm thinking of forgetting the supplied awning and just using a silver tarp which will stretch from the back of the vehicle canopy to just past the highest point of the roof line. Hopefully the ...set up will be quicker and the stresses will be more even on the camper. Both sides rather than one side only.... Still cover the pull out kitchen.... It will then cover the three bed end windows and the kitchen..... but not the doorway! Finally, I will not have to fold the awning back over the roof when closing the camper so should be quicker and neater in all respects. I think it looks ugly with a non erected awning draped over the camper roof when not needed. IMO the Weekender is great without the awning. It's only when you try to get the awning to work that the simplicity collapses. In all other respects I like the design and worksmanship of the camper. The decades of refinement have made it a great camper and it tows very easily. Some of the other campers in the same price bracket weight twice as much and on that basis alone I would not buy the alternatives.
I've been struggling with the same problem for the last couple of trips. Laying on the bed, I found the answer! The weight of the awning pulls the roof to that side, resulting in the far wall being too tight, and the inside wall being too loose. You can reset til the cows come home, and make no difference. Remove the awning,(unzip), and centralise the roof. You can then do your reset. When setting up, use the eyelets on the offside wall to attach guy ropes before erecting the awning. this will stop the roof sliding over, and cure your problem. ...This simple fix needs to be included in the set-up instructions! I also installed a divider between the kitchen cavity, and the under-bed storage. I now sleep easy with the kitchen flap open. I think this has been incorporated at the factory. Should have been done from day one! Respray your chassis with Endrust! No gal; just very thin paint! Now you can relax, and enjoy your camping. A company with all those years of experience should get it right, first time.
Once you get over the sagging of canvas, it's fabulous!
We went away for 2 months in our new kamparoo and we love it, can't wait to go away again. We've talked to a lot of cub owners and they all have the same problem with the sagging of the canvas, almost impossible to get it straight and we were quite envious of other trailers whose canvas seemed so nicely tight and straight so I believe Cub can definitely try working on this. Having said that once my husband and I accepted that's that how it is, the struggle ended and we LOVE our trailer. It's very light to tow, we can set it up without Annex in ...pitch black, in a few minutes, so easy and light to set up, no pegs, no ropes, a female can do it by herself, 10 minutes extra if you want the Annex set up, this can remain attached if you don't want to use it. Transcontinental pack, we never had any problems on rough or steep dirt roads. It rained heavily on us and we stayed dry, just a few drops at the seams. Staff at Campbelfield were very helpful, thanks Steve.
We took our new camper trailer on it's maiden trip last week.It stood up to a wild storm on the Murray on night three, Very impressed, no leaks, and was very comfortable to sleep in. Easy to set up for the first time. Thank you to the staff at Campbellfield very helpfull indeed.
Jenny& Norm. Christopherson.
Easy to tow and setup
Great design poorly executed.
Previous to this purchase I owned several soft floor campers, changed to the cub weekender on the wife's insistence and because I'm getting old (thought it might be easier than a soft floor). I searched around for a 2010 model as it has a fairly upright end wall, making it possible to use all of the floor area. Pre 2010 models have a rather extreme end wall angle which makes the living area very small. My first impression on setting up is it's a great design; but, poorly executed: The canvas is very poorly cut leaving the tent section tig...ht in some areas and loose in others which makes it difficult to close the zips on the doors and windows., press studs don't line up and the door will not fully close, leaving a 70mm gap at the bottom where the zip sides do not meet. I have tried following the manufacturer's troubleshooting guide several times all to no avail. Whilst not as physically demanding or dirty to set up and pull down as a soft floor, I think it does take longer. Great design, looks good, tows easily. Extremely poor workmanship and attention to detail.
Questions & Answers
Why does my canvas door always look twisted on my cub camparoo 2011 model. Zip always hard to do up
How do you secure the awning when it is thrown over the camper
We do not want to use it every night
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