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My newly acquired Trackmate
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:50:16 AM »
Finally found myself a second hand Trackmate.
It's a 2012 but represents like new, it's had hardly any use with the nipples on the tires still visible and virtually no stone chips.
Credit to the previous owner for either looking after it, or not using it :-).

Has the upgraded 240V system with dual 105AH batteries and 7 stage charger. Also has the Redarc BCDC1240 which charges off the Anderson plug or solar panels.
Just like my previous Track Trailer Hawk (Eagle prototype), tows like a dream.
Unlike the Hawk/Eagle, which is based on a 6x4 tub, the Mate is 7.9 x 4 which is a lot bigger.

At first I thought the Canning half box was a crappy idea, but now think it makes the trailer with the ARB Fridge mounted up front.


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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 04:25:56 PM »
Looks great!
Was the Jeep thrown in?
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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 04:53:15 PM »
I reckon that Jeep was parked in the Paddock at Wandin.
Has it been reported Stolen Pi.
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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 08:40:08 PM »
That was the hot pink Jeep, Robert!
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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 02:07:16 AM »
Bugger, I'm going colour blind now too.
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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 08:18:35 AM »
Very happy with the trailer, in the process of doing some mods, want to weld up a rack so I can carry a Kayak or two..

His JK Rubicon Jeep is for sale, for anyone that likes Jeeps and wants to go off road, it has all the right stuff on it. He is selling everything, cars, house and contents... the lot. Nice guy to deal with as well which made the sale easy.

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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 08:31:21 PM »
Welcome to the mate owners club which I think there is very few of. Looks like you got a good buy. I've had mine for over year now and it's a love hate relationship. I love the simplicity of the trailer as it makes over night camps a breeze. But hate that it near 200mm wider than my tug unit which make tight tracks very hard to negotiate. It's wider than a Tvan!. Lucky you did not buy it of track as I found the sales team had little interest or knowledge in the mate. Not a big seller like the Tvan.

Dose yours have the kitchen in it and slide out full length draw? If you do let me know and will pass on
a few problems you come across once you start using it.





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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 02:44:20 PM »
I have owned a caravan and camper, the thing I like the most is the weight over a Van. Also like to keep things simple with most of my friends still camping rough in tents etc.

I have the kitchen but no slide out floor which is what I prefer. I'd like to think that I can take the roof top off and use it to carry a few odd things if I need to. It has a cutting board floor as protection which is good. Track did say they have had issues with the sliding floor however did not elaborate and I did not really ask.

Your are right about Track Mate, Track said they sell very few of these. Considering the previous owner has paid over 27K, if paying that amount you'd be best off going to a second hand Series II TVAN.

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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 09:39:05 PM »
With a bit of use the kitchen latching wares out on the part that sides up the ramp section that is fix to the right hand side of the trailer. After a very short time on mine the shot bolt would not line up with the hole on the RH side mount making u think it was latched in place but once on the road with a bit of vibration it would come unlatched and bash the hell out of the tailgate.
 
I modded the kitchen part to have a roller bearing so it was no longer steel on steel slide
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Re: My newly acquired Trackmate
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 09:41:31 PM »
Latch with bearing mounted in it