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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 130

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
campfire camping

Summer in Oz is always harsh and hot, and just about constantly affected by bushfire warnings and total fire bans. This is why we thought it high time to talk about the pleasure of camping in winter. With a camper trailer, the negative aspects of winter — the cold, mainly — are largely expunged. Your bedding will always be warm and dry and you’ll always have somewhere to cook, play cards and relax in comfort, even in pouring rain. The massive benefit of late autumn, early spring and winter camping is the likely prospect of a roaring fire. And if you’ve got kids, even better. There’s nothing more important to little boys and girls than the ritual of gathering wood and setting the nightly campfire. Chopping wood, arranging twigs, employing fool-proof tactics to…

10 min
size does matter

If you were to ask any passionate 4WDer to name their top three modifications, or even if you were to ask a complete newbie to list theirs, then tyres would certainly be in that top three. No, this is not another article telling you which tyre you should choose, or whether one style or brand is better or worse than another, but rather the impact of the choice you make when it’s time to consider a change. The vast majority of tyres that come standard with 4WDs or SUVs from the factory floor are a compromise, or rather a balance of performance, handling, durability, safety and most definitely price. But one thing is for sure, these tyres don’t really excel at any one particular criteria, especially when you start to use your…

11 min
light my fire

CANUNDA NATIONAL PARK Mt Gambier, SA The breathtaking sweep of cliffs, coves, and giant shifting sand dunes that stretches for 40km along South Australia’s wild limestone coast is one of the best, luring far fewer offroaders and bushwalkers that you might expect. There are historical sites and lofty lookouts to explore, park entry is free and six campgrounds provide secluded sites where you can stoke a fire and sauté your fresh catch of southern rock lobster. Linking campgrounds at either end of the national park, a sandy, 65km-long 4WD track climbs to Kyber Pass and continues across a sea of shifting dunes and along Geltwood Beach to Lake Bonney and Cape Banks Lighthouse. Head here to beach fish, surf and tackle the excellent Seaview Hike to Cullen Bay Lookout where undercut limestone cliffs…

11 min
bound for the bash

If, like me, you're a keen advocate of getting out to the magnificent Aussie interior as much as possible, The Big Red Bash is an event of which you've no doubt heard. Perhaps you've already attended a Bash or two, or perhaps you've only been thinking about heading out Birdsville-way to watch some of Australia's best live musicians strut their stuff. In my case, Birdsville has always held a special place in my heart, ever since I first visited more than 10 years ago. Previously it was just my ute and swag. This time, though, I was doing it with a little more comfort and style. Along for the ride was the Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold Camper by Skamper Kampers. Not only were we ticking off the Big Red Bash on…

1 min
cta specs

TRAILER Tare 1680kg ATM 2200kg Suspension Fully independent with twin shocks and coil springs Brakes12in HD Electric Brakes and hand brake Coupling McHitch 3.5t 360 Offroad Coupling Chassis100mm x 50mm x 4mm Drawbar100mm x 50mm x 4mm Body 1.5mm powder coated zinc-anneal Wheel/tyre 265/75R16 Mud Terrains on 16in Steel Rims 6-stud Style Forward-fold hardfloor DIMENSIONS Body size 3.70m x 2.07m Length 4400mm (hitch to tail lights) Tent size 3.7 x 3 x 2.07m — rear awning 2 x 2 x 2m ACCESSORIES Ensuite with shower Kitchen 240V Inverter PRICE AS TESTED $28,500 ENQUIRIES To enquire about this camper visit www.campertraileraustralia.com.au or phone 1300 859 084 campertraileraustralia.com.au More pictures Specs to compare…

11 min
from little things

We don’t build something for the sake of building something; we build features that our customers are asking for The manufacturing of camper trailers seemed like a goldmine opportunity in the early 2000s. It was as though these simple portable campsites had just been invented – they’d been around for several decades – and everyone wanted one. That’s when a young car salesman and his bank-employee wife decided they’d chuck in everything they knew and buy into the lifestyle. That was 14 years and a lifetime ago. The little regional company they bought has gone on to become one of the major players in the business thanks to high standards, sharp business acumen and a sense of drive that has built up the high regard of everyone else in the industry,…