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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 128

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

1 min
desert dreaming

The desert is the stuff of dreams, a landscape devoid of clutter and confusion. In its classic form, a sandy expanse of land reaching out 360 degrees to all touchpoints of the upper atmosphere. Outer Space is connected to Earth most distinctly when staring up at the heavens out in the desert. And it’s probably at night when being out there among the dunes transports you up and away into the wider Cosmos. In cities, and other similarly built-up areas, it’s easy to disregard what’s going on in the sky. In the desert it’s impossible. The Irish playwright, Sean O’Casey, in ‘The Plough and the Stars,’ wrote, “I ofen looked up at the sky an’ assed meself the question — what is the stars? What is the stars?” and this is…

11 min
bush mechanic magic

Let's face it, sometimes things just don’t go to plan in the outback. We‘d like to think that with good vehicle preparation, a breakdown isn’t going to happen, but the reality is, sometimes you just can’t help it. Imagine you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with a 4WD that just won’t drive, or a camper that won’t tow. In most cases, you would send or call for help, right? But what if that’s not an option? Would you have a crack at a smarty pants bush-mechanic fix, or stand out there for hours with your thumbs up? Now, there are a few things that can change the way you handle this type of situation, but truth be told, you’ve got to do a lot of things wrong if you end up…

9 min
rising riches

"Pushed up from an ancient seabed in the remote interior of Western Australia's northwest the Kennedys have dominated , the surrounding plains for thousands of years". With its elaborately branched gorges and sandstone cliffs rising like battlements up to 100m high on its eastern side, Western Australia’s Kennedy Ranges are indeed a formidable sight. As an increasing number of visitors to this remote national park are finding, the majestic eroded landscape combines spectacular cliffs and gorges, eerie canyons, ancient marine fossils, strange honeycomb formations, an array of colourful gemstones and an extensive Aboriginal history. Pushed up from an ancient seabed in the remote interior of Western Australia's northwest, the Kennedys have dominated the surrounding plains for thousands of years. This stark, beautiful rugged eroded plateau, some 800km north of Perth and 160km…

2 min
fast facts

Kennedy Ranges is 160km east of Carnarvon. Access the Kennedy Range on the western side by Mt Sandiman property (on the north/east section of the range) and across the top of the range, or from the Carnarvon to Gascoyne Junction Road – turn-off to the north approximately 30km west of Gascoyne Junction. The track across the top of the range is sandy and quite rough in sections and subject to windblown sand and closure. Phone Parks and Wildlife in Carnarvon on (08) 9941 3754 for track conditions . • Time your stay Kennedys from late July to October (after the winter rains) to coincide with the wildflower season. • Park walking trails are rated between classes 3 and 4 (including rough, crumbly and unstable rock-hopping surfaces) requiring moderate to high levels of…

6 min
back to the future

"EXTRA BRAWN MEANS YOU GET A HECK OF A LOT MORE SPACE INSIDE, MAKING IT THE PERFECT MATCH FOR THE AVERAGE FAMILY" Sometimes to leap forward into the future, you’ve got to look back and learn from the past. Don’t worry, I’m not about to go all Dalai Lama on you – quite the opposite actually. To put it simply, the team at Cub Campers have been building camper trailers for a heck of a long time, and when they take all they’ve learned and put it into the latest edition of an already impressive camper trailer design, you can bet your last buck that it’s going to be nothing short of extraordinary. Over the last few days I managed to convince the boss I was working as I sat by the…

1 min
cta specs cub campers – longreach

TRAILER TARE 1204kg ATM1750kg SUSPENSIONIndependent trailing arm with coil springs BRAKES 12” electric offroad COUPLING AL-KO Off-Road ball coupling CHASSIS tbc DRAWBAR100x50x4mm BALL WEIGHT 185kg WHEELS17” alloy TYRES Good Year Duratrac DIMENSIONS BODY SIZE 3200mm x 1950mm LENGTH6400mm x 1950mm TENT SIZE 6300 mm x 1900mm ACCESSORIES GAS 2x4kg WATER 100L heavy duty (plus optional 80L) COOKTOPSmev three-burner gas stove and stainless steel sink KITCHEN Stainless steel deluxe roll-out design BATTERY 1X100Ah PRICE (as shown) $35,990 drive away ENQUIRIES Cub Campers 23 Loyalty Road North Rocks, NSW, 2151 1800 226 746 Email: marketing@cubcampers.com.au Web: cubcampers.com.au campertraileraustralia.com.au More pictures Specs to compare…