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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 138

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.

Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
desert deeds done dirt cheap

Peace and quiet reigns supreme in the desert. There’s a calmness and serenity unmatched in any of Earth’s other major ecosystems. The Australian Aboriginal walkabout rite of passage is linked in popular imagination with desert adventure. It’s a ritual meant to test skill but it's also a place that offers space to think about the future and reflect on the past. It’s a challenging environment, one that separates men from boys. The desert certainly presents a series of unique challenges for anyone who ventures into its confines. Someone embarking on walkabout would, for example, expect to encounter a whole host of challenging problems: finding something to eat, maintainence of sound nutritional health, working out how to orientate themselves day-in, day-out as they traversed the changeless land. This is only slightly different, in…

10 min
suv recovery basics (sand)

I’d hazard a guess and say that the majority of readers of these and similar articles would own a proper 4WD and a camper trailer to boot. Though there would probably be a large percentage who just as enthusiastically own an AWD as their adventure vehicle (or SUV as they’re now commonly known). Regardless which group you fall into, one thing that’s quite evident from both groups is the enthusiasm and passion for getting out there to explore. Many SUV drivers may never venture that far from the blacktop, but there is a growing number of SUV owners that wish to explore beyond and venture further afield, pushing both their vehicle’s limits and their driving skills. While most SUVs won’t have the capabilities as a well set-up 4WD, they can actually…

10 min
10 essentials you need to pack

Whether you’re a seasoned offroader or a school holiday escapee, a Big Lap nomad or a fledgling first timer, what really separates roadtrippers is how much gear they take on board. Some campers are ruthless, paring things down to just the basics, while others fly by the more-is-more theory, burdening their rigs with an excess of irresistibly innovative time-savers, ‘guaranteed’ to make camping life easier. Both approaches have their strengths and weaknesses, and the right approach really boils down to individual needs and setups. But however much you leave behind or pile on top, there are some things it pays to always have handy. Make sure you find room for these essentials, well worth their weight on every adventure. 1. 2019’S BEST ROADTRIP APPS “APPS CAN MAKE EVERY ESCAPE EASIER, GETTING YOU SOMEWHERE AWESOME…

9 min
rampaging rhino

They say good things come in small packages, so it was little wonder that the diminutive 10ft Scorpion 'micro hybrid' that Rhinomax launched back in 2016 became their top seller. Now, the Scorpion has a big brother in the Renegade.Co-owner, Steve Punton, is quietly confident the Renegade will not only follow in the same footsteps, but dramatically surpass previous interest. The team at Rhinomax aren't interested in being the biggest, they just want to be the best. Having said that, in January they moved to bigger and better premises on the Sunshine Coast. This new facility allows for everything to take place in the one location: from welding the chassis to building the cabinets. They'll even take care of servicing your pride and joy too. “RHINOMAX AREN’T INTERESTED IN BEING THE BIGGEST,…

1 min
rhino max renegade 12ft hybrid

TRAILER Tare1520kg ATM2200kg (can be upgraded to 2500kg) SuspensionCruisemaster XT All Terrain 2200kg independent coil spring suspension with twin shocks Brakes12in Electric Drum Brakes Coupling Cruisemaster DO35 3500kg coupling Chassis150mm x 50mm x 3mm galvanised steel Drawbar 150mm x 50mm x 3mm galvanised steel Body 30mm insulated fibreglass composite panel construction (frameless) Wheel/tyre 265/75R16 All Terrains on 16in 6-stud Alloy Rims (can be matched to tow vehicle as an option) Style: Hybrid camper trailer DIMENSIONS Box size 3650 x 1970 x 2280mm Length (hitch to tail lights) 5700mm ACCESSORIES Water 110L Kitchen External slide out with three-burner gas stove, stainless steel sink with hot/cold mixer Battery200Ah lithium PRICE AS TESTED $77,990 ENQUIRIES Rhinomax Off Road Campers Address 9 Kerryl St, Kunda Park, Qld 4556 Phone(07) 5338 7240 Emailsales@rhinomax.com.au Webrhinomaxcampers.com.au camper.hemax.com More pictures Specs to compare…

13 min
the edge of the earth

It’s in our DNA to explore, to find places off the beaten track. This inbuilt drive draws us to the Kimberly and Cape York, but few of us talk about the Great Australian Bight. Yet it’s one of the most remote, challenging and beautiful areas of Australia. A trip along its edge is a journey like no other. Over a beer or written on the back of a napkin — no one can really remember when or why our plan was hatched to follow in the footsteps of some of Europe’s early pioneers — but in late 2018 phone calls were made and a plan was set. The team included Scott Brady, CEO of US-based Overland International, Rob Boegheim from Hema, Steve Moore and Clayton Parks from REDARC, Brad McCarthy from Maxtrax,…