Doubleback

Roger

As you consider KEA, Trakka et al, maybe you would consider this VW Campervan from the UK...

'The First truly innovative idea since the elevated folding roof over 30 years ago'


Regards
Mark.



On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

Yes but if you believe Greek warranties then you probably think Plato is a washing up liquid..
Phil did have a look and drive of the Kea 2WD conversion after our DofTVW conversation but feel the Trackka is superior in design, technology and execution. But is it worth the considerable price premium? That's what I am going to Sydney to try to settle. I hope I don't end up with a Kea car with a syncro conversion due to a breakdown in communication.
I'm right for the March 25 10am Edinburgh Garden get together. Perhaps the above can be an agenda item along with the proposed Tassie trip between the snags and coffee. Am going to see John Cleese the night before so please excuse me if I come with a silly walk and have to return a dead parrot..
Cheers
Roger
Melbourne
PS Les didn't you use your unicycle for going to uni?

--- On Fri, 17/2/12, plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

From: plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Melbourne get together
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:40 PM


You can probably still get information from Greece. And a wiring diagram.

Phill

> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> Yes, but does Greece come with a Bentleys manual and a warranty?
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
>
> Greece would be cheaper than Trakka.
> Check out Kea Campers as well. Much better and much cheaper.
>
> Phill


How is the high level brake light connected?

I've been trying to work that out for weeks!

Phill



> Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Roger
>
> As you consider KEA, Trakka et al, maybe you would consider this VW
> Campervan from the UK...
>
> 'The First truly innovative idea since the elevated folding roof over 30
> years ago'
>
> http://www.doubleback.co.uk/
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
> wrote:
>
> > **
> >
> >
> > Yes but if you believe Greek warranties then you probably think Plato
> is a
> > washing up liquid..
> > Phil did have a look and drive of the Kea 2WD conversion after our
> DofTVW
> > conversation but feel the Trackka is superior in design, technology
> and
> > execution. But is it worth the considerable price premium? That's what
> I am
> > going to Sydney to try to settle. I hope I don't end up with a Kea
> > car with a syncro conversion due to a breakdown in communication.
> >
> > I'm right for the March 25 10am Edinburgh Garden get together. Perhaps
> the
> > above can be an agenda item along with the proposed Tassie trip
> between
> > the snags and coffee. Am going to see John Cleese the night before so
> > please excuse me if I come with a silly walk and have to return a dead
> > parrot..
> > Cheers
> > Roger
> > Melbourne
> > PS Les didn't you use your unicycle for going to uni?
> >
> > --- On *Fri, 17/2/12, plander@optusnet.com.au
> <plander@optusnet.com.au>*wrote:
> >
> >
> > From: plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au>
> > Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Melbourne get together
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > Received: Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:40 PM
> >
> >
> >
> > You can probably still get information from Greece. And a wiring
> diagram.
> >
> > Phill
> >
> > > Les Harris
> <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au<http://au.mc1612.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?
> to=leslieharris%40optusnet.com.au>>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes, but does Greece come with a Bentleys manual and a warranty?
> > >
> > > Les
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > >
> > > Greece would be cheaper than Trakka.
> > > Check out Kea Campers as well. Much better and much cheaper.
> > >
> > > Phill
> >
> >
> >
Not only that, the number plate lights, fridge, hob and aux fuse panel are all attached to moving pod. There must be concertina slide in one of those side cabinets. Greg E

From: "plander@optusnet.com.au" <plander@optusnet.com.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 19 February 2012 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Doubleback

 
How is the high level brake light connected?

I've been trying to work that out for weeks!

Phill

> Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Roger
>
> As you consider KEA, Trakka et al, maybe you would consider this VW
> Campervan from the UK...
>
> 'The First truly innovative idea since the elevated folding roof over 30
> years ago'
>
> http://www.doubleback.co.uk/
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
> wrote:
>
> > **
> >
> >
> > Yes but if you believe Greek warranties then you probably think Plato
> is a
> > washing up liquid..
> > Phil did have a look and drive of the Kea 2WD conversion after our
> DofTVW
> > conversation but feel the Trackka is superior in design, technology
> and
> > execution. But is it worth the considerable price premium? That's what
> I am
> > going to Sydney to try to settle. I hope I don't end up with a Kea
> > car with a syncro conversion due to a breakdown in communication.
> >
> > I'm right for the March 25 10am Edinburgh Garden get together. Perhaps
> the
> > above can be an agenda item along with the proposed Tassie trip
> between
> > the snags and coffee. Am going to see John Cleese the night before so
> > please excuse me if I come with a silly walk and have to return a dead
> > parrot..
> > Cheers
> > Roger
> > Melbourne
> > PS Les didn't you use your unicycle for going to uni?
> >
> > --- On *Fri, 17/2/12, plander@optusnet.com.au
> <plander@optusnet.com.au>*wrote:
> >
> >
> > From: plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au>
> > Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Melbourne get together
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > Received: Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:40 PM
> >
> >
> >
> > You can probably still get information from Greece. And a wiring
> diagram.
> >
> > Phill
> >
> > > Les Harris
> <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au<http://au.mc1612.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?
> to=leslieharris%40optusnet.com.au>>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes, but does Greece come with a Bentleys manual and a warranty?
> > >
> > > Les
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > >
> > > Greece would be cheaper than Trakka.
> > > Check out Kea Campers as well. Much better and much cheaper.
> > >
> > > Phill
> >
> >
> >


I agree with you entirely on the creativity of the idea. Actually the first T3 Syncro I looked at had basically the same idea but very poorly executed with a slide out bed over the engine compartment which required screw in legs and a canvas sleeve over the tailgate and bed to keep out the weather. Heather wouldn't consider it due to lack of security when sleeping but it really appeals to me to see what has now been done with modern materials. I intend investigating it further although do wonder how the inset with its electric motors would stand up to our outback roads. Appreciate you bring it to my attention.
Cheers
Roger

--- On Sun, 19/2/12, Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Doubleback
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 5:26 AM

 
Roger

As you consider KEA, Trakka et al, maybe you would consider this VW Campervan from the UK... 

'The First truly innovative idea since the elevated folding roof over 30 years ago'


Regards
Mark.



On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
 
Yes but if you believe Greek warranties then you probably think Plato is a washing up liquid..
Phil did have  a look and drive of the Kea 2WD conversion after our DofTVW conversation but feel the Trackka is superior in design, technology and execution. But is it worth the considerable price premium? That's what I am going to Sydney to try to settle.  I hope I don't end up with a Kea car with a syncro conversion due to a breakdown in communication.
 
I'm right for the March 25 10am Edinburgh Garden get together. Perhaps the above can be an agenda item  along with the proposed Tassie trip between the snags and coffee. Am going to see John Cleese the night before so please excuse me if I come with a silly walk and have to return a dead parrot..
Cheers
Roger
Melbourne
PS Les didn't you use your unicycle for going to uni?

--- On Fri, 17/2/12, plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

From: plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Melbourne get together
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:40 PM


 
You can probably still get information from Greece. And a wiring diagram.

Phill

> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> Yes, but does Greece come with a Bentleys manual and a warranty?
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
>
> Greece would be cheaper than Trakka.
> Check out Kea Campers as well. Much better and much cheaper.
>
> Phill

Hi Roger

I wonder too about electric motors on outback roads. I wonder also if the seals are different at all ref dust.

Ref the electrics / high level brake lights - I think one of the videos reveals the cable/wiring loom underneath the slide out in a concertina 'snake' type conduit.

Maybe Roger you could purchase in Britain, drive Europe, leave there a few months (in your name) and then qualify for the duty related concessions for import after 12 months of ownership :-)

Regards
Mark.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

I agree with you entirely on the creativity of the idea. Actually the first T3 Syncro I looked at had basically the same idea but very poorly executed with a slide out bed over the engine compartment which required screw in legs and a canvas sleeve over the tailgate and bed to keep out the weather. Heather wouldn't consider it due to lack of security when sleeping but it really appeals to me to see what has now been done with modern materials. I intend investigating it further although do wonder how the inset with its electric motors would stand up to our outback roads. Appreciate you bring it to my attention.
Cheers
Roger

--- On Sun, 19/2/12, Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Doubleback
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 5:26 AM

Roger

As you consider KEA, Trakka et al, maybe you would consider this VW Campervan from the UK...

'The First truly innovative idea since the elevated folding roof over 30 years ago'


Regards
Mark.



On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
Yes but if you believe Greek warranties then you probably think Plato is a washing up liquid..
Phil did have a look and drive of the Kea 2WD conversion after our DofTVW conversation but feel the Trackka is superior in design, technology and execution. But is it worth the considerable price premium? That's what I am going to Sydney to try to settle. I hope I don't end up with a Kea car with a syncro conversion due to a breakdown in communication.
I'm right for the March 25 10am Edinburgh Garden get together. Perhaps the above can be an agenda item along with the proposed Tassie trip between the snags and coffee. Am going to see John Cleese the night before so please excuse me if I come with a silly walk and have to return a dead parrot..
Cheers
Roger
Melbourne
PS Les didn't you use your unicycle for going to uni?

--- On Fri, 17/2/12, plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

From: plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Melbourne get together
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:40 PM


You can probably still get information from Greece. And a wiring diagram.

Phill

> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> Yes, but does Greece come with a Bentleys manual and a warranty?
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
>
> Greece would be cheaper than Trakka.
> Check out Kea Campers as well. Much better and much cheaper.
>
> Phill


You actually have to stay with the vehicle for 12 months.

You could just buy a T5 here and ship it for the conversion.

Phill

> Maybe Roger you could purchase in Britain, drive Europe, leave there a
> few
> months (in your name) and then qualify for the duty related concessions
> for
> import after 12 months of ownership :-)
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>
Trakka are aware of this development but don't have anthing waiting in the wings at present..Sent a request for more info to Double back but will have to follow up as not confident it was actually received by them and/or my Welsh was comprehendable.
Roger.
Melbourne and
 Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch


--- On Sat, 25/2/12, plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

From: plander@optusnet.com.au <plander@optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Doubleback
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Saturday, 25 February, 2012, 5:36 AM

 

You actually have to stay with the vehicle for 12 months.

You could just buy a T5 here and ship it for the conversion.

Phill

> Maybe Roger you could purchase in Britain, drive Europe, leave there a
> few
> months (in your name) and then qualify for the duty related concessions
> for
> import after 12 months of ownership :-)
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>