Camper Trailer Australia Issue 157

Relaunched in May 2017, and specialising in the world of campers and adventure trips, CAMPER magazine is for those who ‘have a penchant for good banter around the campfire and beer tasting in five-million star locations’. With a bold new design and revitalised content line-up, CAMPER will showcase the best in campers, feature characters, hero destinations, gear and technology, DIY hints and techniques and a celebration of an adventurous lifestyle through Aussie eyes.

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in this issue

2 min
another year bites the dust

Yes, it’s been a challenging year. For the past few weeks, we have been busy putting together this cracking ‘Best Of’ edition that showcases the top camper trailers, hybrids and rooftop tents produced in 2020. That adds up to 35 reviews that our experts undertook, with the aim of providing you with the most accurate information and helping you choose the right camper to suit your lifestyle. Our contributors have also been busy, exploring the highways and byways, backroads and desert tracks and sharing their experiences with you, from the Wilds of Tasmania to the remote desert tracks in Western Australia and loads in between. We are lucky to live in a country that offers so much to overlanders. The Nuts and Bolts segment has provided you with a load of tips…

1 min
the year that was

While 2020 has been a challenging year, we’ve witnessed positive growth in the camper industry with numerous new camper trailer, hybrid and rooftop tent models hitting the market. This is exciting for those of you buying into the camper lifestyle or even upgrading as many of these new models have added comfort levels never seen before. At Camper Australia, we’ve had an extremely busy year reviewing camper trailers, hybrids, slide-ons and rooftop tents in an attempt to make your life easier when it comes to finding the right setup for 2021, or just inspiration for upgrading what you already have. That’s one of the things that makes the camper lifestyle so fantastic, not only does it enable you to reach that special destination and relax in style, but you can also…

1 min
cta specs 2019 cub campers escape 2.6

TRAILER Tare 1010kg ATM 1650kg Payload640kg Ball weight 159kg Suspension Independent coil suspension with single shock absorber Brakes 12in Electric Coupling AL-KO Offroad ball coupling Chassis Galvanised BlueScope steel Drawbar BlueScope Steel 100 x 50 x 4mm Cladding Aluminium Wheels/tyresGoodyear Duratrac Wrangler on 17in 265/65R17 six stud alloy StyleHard-floor rear-fold DIMENSIONS Travel size 4.88m (L) x 1.95m (W) x 1.74m (H) Body length 2.6m Length when set up 7.5m Hardfloor size 2.5 x 1.94m Bed size 1.95m x 1.5m ACCESSORIES Gas 2 x 4kg bottle and holder Water 100L as standard (additional 80L with Adventure Pack) Cooktop/kitchen Smev stainless steel sink and two-burner (extra space and one more burner if option on Kitchen Upgrade) Battery1 x 100Ah as standard (2 x in Adventure Pack), Projecta 12V and 240V battery charger and monitor, solar input OPTIONS FITTED Mesh doorway; fridge box driver’s side utilities fittings (gas and water); additional gas bayonet; fridge box rack; premium paint…

5 min
the godfather

With 51 years’ experience and over 20,000 trailers sold, Cub is a camper institution. No family has had more influence on the market than Cub’s founding family, the Fagans. Today the company employs 65 people at its North Rocks, NSW factory, as it seeks to break into the elusive 1,000 campers per year threshold. Camper contributor David Cook reports the factory is modern, well-thought-out and a buzz of activity. Fagan blood still oversees the manufacture, with founder Roger’s son, Shane, being the managing director. When you combine more than 51 years of family passion, you get a refined and defined product. Cub represents the same thing today as when Roger Fagan founded the company; they’re as committed to having a go and making the best as they ever were. We recently had…

1 min
cta specs condamine camper

TRAILER Tare 1600kg ATM2500kg Ball weight 100-120kg (empty) Payload900kg (calculated) Suspension Cruisemaster XT Coil 2800kg (as standard) Brakes12in electric brakes Coupling Cruisemaster DO35 V3 coupling Drawbar/chassisOne-piece 150mm x 50mm x 4mm hot-dipped galvanised Australian steel Body Powder-coated aluminium Wheel/tyre Federal Couragia MT 265/70R17 on 17in Rims; Prado stud pattern (one spare) Style Hybrid camper DIMENSIONS Box size 3870 x 1900 x 2150mm Length (hitch to spare wheel) 6030mm STANDARD ACCESSORIES Water 125L potable Kitchen SMEV three-burner gas stove, s/s sink with hot/cold mixer Battery 100Ah Lithium Solar 250W fixed panel H/W System Girard Instant Gas H/W System OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Cruisemaster XT 2.6T Airbag Level 3 suspension with onboard air compressor; Federal Couragia MT 285/70R17 on 17in Rims & LandCruiser stud pattern; 1000W REDARC pure sine wave inverter; second 250W solar panel; second 100Ah Lithium battery; filter on kitchen cold water tap; second 125L water tank with taps to switch both fill…

4 min
the swiss army knife of campers

If you own a 4WD and call South East Queensland home, you’ve almost certainly heard of the Condamine Gorge Track. Starting at Boonah, it's a great drive that winds its way through the beautiful Scenic Rim, before tackling 14 river crossings along Condamine River Road to emerge at the quaint township of Killarney. When I got the call to review a Condamine Camper, it seemed only fitting to take it out for a run through its namesake. Apart from the aforementioned river crossings with rough and rocky bottoms (there wasn't a lot of water due to the drought), we encountered high-speed gravel runs, sharp corners and a climb up the mountain with advisory signs saying, “No trucks, buses or caravans.” Luckily we had a hybrid camper! Hybrid versatility really is what’s so…