Camper Trailer Australia Issue 154

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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2 min.
new challenges

Hi, I’m Glenn Marshall, the new Editor at Large for Camper Magazine. I’m charged with producing the best possible camper magazine, one that will keep you eagerly waiting in anticipation for the next edition each month. My first memories of camping date back to 1975, when my parents packed three kids and a dog into their EJ Holden and travelled around Australia for three months. My grandparents followed us in their brand new, fully imported Kombi campervan. As hard as it was on the vehicles, I have fond memories of rolling paddy melons down a dry and dusty hill at Rubyvale, meeting the Leyland Brothers in Alice Springs and Mum nearly falling down an ancient blowhole on the Nullarbor Plain. I’ve completed the Big Lap twice since, but the biggest, longest and…

10 min.
a rack for all seasons

No matter what 4WD you have, it seems we never have enough space inside to carry what we need. This is especially so when you have a demanding family and don’t have the luxury of a trailer to spread the payload. Even if you do, carrying stuff like kids' bikes, kayaks, spare tyres, shovels or whatever, is usually bulky and needs a proper packing method and dedicated location. Even a humble swag seems to engulf a whole rear seat in one swoop, yet it’s just your bed. Imagine when there are two or more of you? “NOW ROOF RACKS HAVE COME A LONG WAY AND CAN ACCOMMODATE MODERN VEHICLES AND PEOPLE'S CONTEMPORARY REQUIREMENTS, COMING IN ALL SORTS OF CONFIGURATIONS AND STYLES.” This is where a roof rack can come in handy. I…

9 min.
ute beauty

Wedgetail has been a stalwart of the Australian camper industry since 2009. Originally offering two sizes to suit differing flat tray utes, Wedgetail was a category winner for the Camper Trailer of the Year awards in both 2015 and 2020. Why? Because the integral design is brilliant. While there have been many modifications over the years, all Wedgetail campers still have the same internal frame. This means that, even if you own the first Wedgie that ever exited the workshop, you could still spec it up with any of the latest fittings, widgets and innovations. “THE OUTCOME IS THE UNIQUELY DESIGNED WEDGETAIL HAWK THAT INCORPORATES BOTH A STORAGE AREA AND SLEEPING COMPARTMENT IN THE SAME SPACE AS A NORMAL CANOPY.” ” Wedgetail changed hands in 2019 to Darren Houston, an electrician by trade,…

1 min.
kids comfort factor

We’re always interested in the views of our youngest crew member, so we asked our nine-year-old daughter Scout what she reckoned about the Wedgetail Hawk. She told us, “I really liked that the canopy opened like a seashell to make a big bed. When I was inside it was like being in a big cave. But I would have liked a window near my head to open up the cave a bit so I could see the stars at night. The mattress inside was great — heaps better than mine at home. And I loved having a TV and stereo in bed. They were awesome!”…

1 min.

Empty dry weight 170 kg (1800mm camper fitout) Payload 500kg Rooftop load 100kg Body 2.5mm welded aluminium Coating Speedliner with Kevlar additive Style Slide-on/Canopy camper Dimensions Body (width) 1800mm Length (variable) 1100mm, 1600mm, 1800mm and 2200mm Height 1040mm Canopy/Tent 1800 x 1040mm dome Optional Accessories Stereo JVC Fan12V tilt TV RV media Fridgedrop-slide MSA LightingDual colour LED HardCore ChargerEnerdrive Invertor Enerdrive 100W Battery105A AGM FridgeEvercool (up to 50L) Solar 200W mono LightingExternal LED light OutsidetablePortable PRICEFROM $10,000 ENQUIRIES Wedgetail Campers 29 Teralba Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 P: 0458 130 106 W: More pictures Specs to compare…

9 min.
wandering the remote western deserts

The dawn was colourful as the corellas sipped water from the overflowing tank. Footprints left by wandering dingoes littered the orange sand. The campsite at Well 33 on the legendary Canning Stock Route is deep within the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia and jump-off point for some remote adventure. The challenges are great, but the rewards are better, with everything from gut-wrenching corrugations and artistic bush pinstriping to serene campsites and stunning geography. A five-minute drive from Well 33 is the Kunawarritji Community and a welcome fuel stop for many. It’s always handy to carry cash when exploring the desert regions of Australia as the eftpos situation can often be sketchy. Expect to pay a premium price for fuel, upwards of $3 per litre in places. The community also has a…