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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 133

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
southern sojourn

The end of the year is a time for packing up the rugrats and jamming them into the backseat, sandwiched between pillows, eskis and other gear that won’t fit in the boot. So, in time for holiday season, we present this, a destination-packed issue designed to provide a definitive guide for camping-out in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Sam Richards, Camper’s deputy editor, is a proud crow-eater. Although, strangely, he’d never heard the term ‘crow-eater’ until I asked him if its spelling was hyphenated. So I did some research. Apparently early settlers to South Australia were partial to the breast meat of crows, cockatoos and parrots. Why ‘parrot-muncher’ didn’t take off instead is beyond me. It reminded me of a time, a while back, when I was camping by the banks of…

8 min
wire free winch

I’ve had my trusty WARN XD9000 for over ten years now. This trusty old unit is always there, sitting proudly, cradled by my bull bar, ready to get me out of trouble or to help other 4WDers out of sticky situations. Back in the days when I bought my winch, they came with wire rope, a bulky solenoid box with a few cables connected, and an ungainly lead for the control. The solenoids were encased in dubious plastic; you usually had to mount them very close to the winch, or even attach them to it, for simplicity and ease of installation. Since then, winches have advanced a long way. Nowadays there’s built-in solenoids and wireless or bluetooth connectivity, if you have enough coin. Unfortunately, my old WARN – just like many others…

5 min
groundbreaking design defines redarc® camper trailer of the year 2019

At all Camper Trailer of the Year (CTOTY) final showdowns you'll find a cosmopolitan blend of campers in the mix, and this year at Mudgee was no different. An interesting aspect of your typical imported camper is its compelling price point; this is not a new revelation by any stretch. A key consumer interest around imported campers has and always will be their prices compared to those of locally-made campers. Anyone with even a passing interest in economics will realise this price flux is a worldwide enigma that washes through most industries, both large and small. In fact Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election was, to a degree, down to him promising to enforce tariffs on cheaper imported goods to protect the USA's manufacturing industries and jobs. The difficulty he…

11 min
bark and plenty of bite

In a world where your wallet is emptying from rising fuel prices and your ears are ringing with messages about minimising your environmental footprint, you might be tempted to rule out switching to a ‘big’ four-wheel drive before buying a camper trailer, even if the switch is within your budget. But then, how can you satisfy your desire to see Australia from the comfort of a camper, while driving a smaller vehicle, perhaps even a two-wheel drive? Well, Skamper Kampers say they have the solution for you, with the release of their Dingo Pup model. Following in the wheel tracks of the highly successful Dingo, the Dingo Pup slots into the Skamper Kampers’ forward fold range as a scaled down version of its forerunner, both in terms of price and size. In physical…

1 min
cta specs skamper kampers dingo pup

TRAILER Tare1160kg ATM1600kg Suspension Dual shock trailing arm independent Brakes 10in electric drum Coupling 2000kg McHitch Chassis/drawbar50 x 100mm hot dip galvanised one-piece Body Zinc coated steel Wheels 15 x 6 inch six-stud steel Tyres 235/75 R15 mud terrains StyleForward fold DIMENSIONS Body size 1760 x 3800mm Length 4500mm Tent floor size 3800 x 2400mm ACCESSORIES Gas cylinders 2 x 4kg rings Water 120L Cooktop Two-burner camp stove Kitchen Stainless steel Battery 1 x 100Ah lead crystal PRICE AS TESTED $16,000 plus on-roads ENQUIRIES Skamper Kampers Address 13 Pullman Place, Emu Plains, NSW 2750 Phone (02) 4735 4444 Email sales@skamper.com.au Web www.skamper.com.au campertraileraustralia.com.au More pictures Specs to compare…

12 min
breathe in the eyre

We bring you five of the best spots to visit on SA’s Eyre Peninsula, west of Port Lincoln In South Australia, you’ve got three peninsulas. The Fleurieu, a beautiful eastern chunk; the Yorke, the Italy-shaped boot in the middle; and the Eyre, which we could fairly refer to as the Wild West. The Eyre is the furthest from Adelaide, the most untouched. Skyscrapers feel a long, long way away. The people live relaxed lifestyles, the fish throw themselves at the hook, and the waters offer up a bounty of activities from sightseeing to surfing. The further west you go, the wilder it gets. In this article, we’ll take you on a virtual jaunt along the coast, so you can build your own itinerary, hit the road and generate an unforgettable wealth of salt-stained…