Camper Trailer Australia Issue 158

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
the year for adventure is here

The Christmas tree is back in the attic and the weather is still packing some heat, but you’ve already had a chance to pack the camper and head off on an adventure. While a load of you headed for the coast, I hit the desert regions of north-west Victoria and slipped across the border to explore Mungo National Park. Yep, it was hot, but as my first trip away since I became Editor-at-Large, it was worth it, and is one of many I will undertake this year. The year 2021 is going to be a cracking year and the team at Camper Australia have been busy from the get-go. You see we are holding our much-anticipated Camper Trailer of the Year in the beautiful coastal town of Port Macquarie next month…

7 min
suspension explained

How many times have you seen a 4WD with a nice-looking lift towing a camper trailer with its nose in the air and rear end almost scraping the bitumen? What about the opposite, where the front of the 4WD is lifted, the rear end is dragging, and the camper is at a bizarre angle? If this is you, we hope to help you with this guide to suspension for your 4WD and your camper with some great insights from Ironman 4x4 suspension specialist, Kristian Ristell. IS YOUR SUSPENSION SUITABLE FOR OFFROAD TOWING? The OE suspension on most 4WD vehicles is designed to suit all conditions but is heavily biased towards offering great performance and handling on-road, with a smidge for the offroad stuff. This is why aftermarket suspension is so advantageous, as…

8 min
he ain't heavy, he's my brüder!

When you've just hooked up one of the most badass looking camper trailers on the market for a couple of days exploring the dirt tracks of south-east Queensland, the last place you expect to head first are the streets of a leafy, riverside Brisbane suburb in search of speed bumps. But that's exactly where we found ourselves. “FROM THE GROUND UP, THESE CAMPERS ARE BUILT WITH A SINGLE- MINDED INTENT TO BE THE BEST TRAILER ON THE MARKET.” Riding shotgun with me for day one of our review was Rob Boegheim, General Manager of Brüder. I'd just had the benefit of learning about the ethos and design principles of Brüder from co-owner and CEO, Dan Bosschieter, and seeing how one of these impressive trailers are built from the ground up in their…

1 min
serious suspension

A horse walks into a bar, and the barman asks, “Why the long face?” Now that's a joke, but the suspension setup on the Brüder EXP4 definitely isn’t. It's downright serious. In fact, I've never seen a chassis and suspension design like this before. Everything about a Brüder build is about making it work in an extreme offroad environment. The camper won't be the limiting factor, it will be the tow vehicle or your nerves. Underpinning the stepped chassis are a pair of overly engineered independent trailing arms. These, along with the mounting points, have been designed in such a way that if the trailer has to be skull-dragged from behind over rocks, the chassis is the lowest point, eliminating any damage to the swing arm. Controlling the ride and soaking up the big…

1 min
cta specs brüder exp-4

TRAILER Tare1050kg ATM 1850kg Payload 800kg Ball weight 140kg Suspension Brüder Designed, fully independent trailing arm suspension with 4 x remote-canister mono-tube shocks and height adjustable airbags (12in adjustable wheel travel with wireless control) BrakesVentilated disc brakes Coupling McHitch 4.5t Chassis125 x 75 x 4 Australian steel, powder coated, fully sealed and engineered Body Epoxy bonded closed cell composite Wheels17 x 8 alloy rims Tyres 285/70R17 Cooper STT's Style Hard-core, expedition style teardrop camper DIMENSIONS Body size 4033 (L) x 1963 (W) x 1780/2080mm (H) Towed length 4995mm Awning size 2.5 x 2.1m ACCESSORIES Gas cylinders 1 x 4.5kg Water 100L fresh water tank Hot water service Optional extra Cooktop Dometic dual-burner gas cooktop Kitchen Full tailgate external style Battery 1 x 105Ah AGM (Lithium upgrade available) Inverter Optional extra Solar 2 x 200W Options fitted A/C unit, alloy wheels, solar panels, spare wheel carrier, positive air intake, Sirocco 12v fans, queen-sized inner spring mattress and…

4 min
how do offroad campers enhance your experience?

Many overlanders find the thought of owning an offroad camper attractive, and with the opportunities to travel extensively within Australia about to explode, Camper Australia thought it would be a great opportunity to discover how offroad campers can improve your camping adventures But what is it about an offroad camper that can enhance your camping experience so much? Is it the comfort level, its greater capabilities or that it allows you to reach that secret location off the beaten track? Let’s find out. “WHAT IS IT ABOUT AN OFFROAD CAMPER THAT CAN ENHANCE YOUR CAMPING EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?” GREATER CAPABILITIES One beauty of an offroad camper or hybrid is that it allows you to carry both the right gear and enough supplies for extended stays in remote country. The base from which they are…