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ATTENTION GRABBER

It’s difficult to compare this trailer to anything else as it’s pretty much the only one like it on the market – but everyone wants to check it out, as we found out… CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE The Conqueror 440 falls under the category of ‘hybrid camper’ as the sleeping area and …

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PATRIOT X2: THE X FACTOR!

Go where you want and the X2 follows. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE The thing I like most about this trailer is that it doesn’t hold you back from going where you want to be. It just follows you up rocky tracks, through steep creek crossings and anything else thrown at it. The …

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Pat Callinan hooks up the luxurious Track Topaz

In about 10 years (when I hit 50), the Track Topaz is supposed to be my kind of caravan. Problem is, I want one now. This hybrid crossover between a caravan and a camper trailer sits in a no-man’s land of the market. It is neither full caravan (it’s a pop-top), nor is it a genuine camper trailer …

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Reviewed: MDC Campers Jackson Forward Fold

How MDC’s latest forward-fold camper surprised the hell out of me.   First impressions make a difference and, as part of MDC’s Luxurious Touring Series range, the Jackson Forward Fold camper looks impressive. The rugged mud terrain tyres wrapped around trick alloys and the streamlined shape adds up to a tidy appearance. I took it to the Victorian …

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Reviewed: AOR Matrix Pop Top

The AOR Matrix… good enough to be a movie but best taken camping.   Matrix can mean many things, but I’m going to bastardise the Oxford Dictionary definition by dropping in the words ‘camper’ and ‘adventure’. Matrix: A camper in which adventure is shaped. And I can tell you the name fits this definition – so expect a …

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Pioneer Campers Mitchell

When Pioneer handed over its biggest and best camper, we were more than a little excited. Find out if it lived up to our expectations… CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Naming your flagship camper trailer after someone as ingrained in the Outback heritage of Australia as Thomas Mitchell means you’d better come up …

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REVIEWED: Kelly Campers Glenrowan II

… Ned would be proud Thunder, lightning and heavy rain did not deter my enthusiasm for checking out the new Kelly Camper. It’s smart, innovative and could be bulletproof… although I didn’t test it for that.   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE   The first thing that you will notice is that the …

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Reviewed: TRACK TOPAZ

A camper trailer that’s hard as nails on the outside, but practical and comfortable inside   It’s been a while since we checked in on Track Trailers down in Melbourne, but we’ve always been fans of the brand here at Unsealed 4X4… so when Lloyd Waldron, the Marketing and Media Manager, gave us a call recently to tell …

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REVIEW: FOLLOW ME CAMPERS pentecost

Looking for an Aussie-built, side-folding trailer built to your specifications? Step right in…   While bigger players can mass-produce models on a production line, a bespoke product built by a dedicated quality-focused team is hard to beat. George and Teresa Minaides are owners and operators of Follow Me Campers located at Wangara, Perth, in Western Australia.   Both …

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REVIEW: TERRA TREK EXP

We take the prototype of the latest hardcore camper out for a torture test through the Simpson Desert… to see if this one can hang with the top dogs on the market.   For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this in our online magazine.   The problem a lot of people have with camper trailers …

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STURDY ROOTS: KIMBERLEY KAMPER CLASSIC

The first time I reviewed a Kimberley Kamper, I took out the top-of-the-range Platinum and was blown away by the amenities. This time, we opted for the base model to see just how Kimberley positions itself when affordability is more of the issue at hand. If you want a solid, off-road camper constructed with quality materials and built …

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STAFF CORNER: TIM UPGRADES TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY

My camper trailer is currently back at Cub Campers headquarters in Sydney, getting a bit of a ‘freshen up’ before we head out to the Big Red Bash in July. For images, video and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, CLICK HERE.   They’re upgrading a stack of things on the camper including the installation of electric brakes. So, …

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REVIEW: MISSION TRAILERS

You may not have heard of it, but this camper trailer may be just the thing you’re looking for. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, CLICK HERE.   A lot of camper trailers these days are all about including things that make your bush accommodation nicer than some apartments I’ve lived in over the years. Things …

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ROAD TEST: LOTUS CARAVANS OFF GRID

For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   Us journalists lead a charmed life. Getting to play with top products at our whim, and acting as chief judge and jury in the process. Yet with most of the product tests we perform, we do them as solo operators. We test …

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FIRST LOOK: CUB FORWARD-FOLD

So new it doesn’t even have a name yet… we take Cub Campers’ freshly-designed prototype out bush to find out if you should believe the hype. For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   I’m going to put it out there right off the bat – I’m a big fan …

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REVIEW: COMPLETE CAMPSITE EXODUS II

We take an 80-grand trailer off-road behind an 8-grand tow-rig, and find out if we’ve all been doing this camper trailer thing wrong all this time…   Camper trailers are getting pretty ritzy these days. It’s not uncommon for them to feature dinettes, hot water and a bunch of electric gadgetry such as televisions and sound systems. Inclusions …

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RHINO SLIDE-ON CAMPER

An Aussie-made slide-on camper that weighs less than 300kg and costs under $15,000? Tell us more!   For images and the full Unsealed 4X4 experience, read this on our digital magazine platform.   These days, the idea of cruising down to the local beach camp with an Esky and a dome tent is similar to medieval torture for …

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ARE FORWARD-FOLD CAMPERS TAKING OVER?

  We take the EzyTrail Stirling GT out for a weekend to see if this style of camper really is the way of the future. If you haven’t seen a forward-folding trailer before, you’re about to see something pretty impressive. Unlike a traditional hard floor where the floor folds rearwards off the bed, a forward-folder has the bed …

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REVIEWED: ULTIMATE CAMPERS XTERRAN

Ultimate Campers are widely regarded for providing some of the premier products available on the camper trailer market – with good reason, too. The designs have always been eye-catching and the engineering behind the campers has been one of the benchmarks in the industry for nearly two decades. The Ultimate was originally designed and built by a boat …

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KIMBERLEY KARAVAN ECO SUITE SIGNATURE REVIEW

    At first glance, the top-of-the-range 2016 Kimberley Karavan Eco Suite looks small for a caravan – in fact it’s so compact that you don’t need towing mirrors. We often equate caravan size to the number of creature comforts – forgetting that computers and other technological gadgets get smaller, but also more powerful each year. Kimberley is …

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REVIEW: TRAVELANDER SLIDE-ON

Who said you need a camper trailer or caravan to camp in comfort?   It’s no secret that the team here at Unsealed 4X4 are massive fans of slide-on campers. They allow you to tow a boat, or not tow at all; they’re lightweight, easy to set up and allow your vehicle to retain all of its off-road …

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REVIEWED: SKAMPER KAMPERS DINGO

Do you really get what you pay for with the Dingo from Skamper Kampers, or is it a case of just looking good on paper?   The old saying ‘you get what pay for’ often rings true. From mobile phones to bath towels and everything in between, there is generally a reason why affordable products are ‘affordable’. But …

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FIRST LOOK: LOTUS CARAVANS OFF GRID

If the Incredible Hulk was reincarnated as an off-road caravan, well then, you’re looking at him. Enter the new Lotus Caravans Off Grid – a dazzlingly bright new 13.5-foot off-road caravan. And yes ladies, it has a shower. Want to see the images and read this on our magazine platform? CLICK HERE.   As you probably know, Lotus …

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5 REASONS YOU NEED A CAMPER TRAILER!

A lifelong swag-guy’s take on why towing your accommodation behind you may really be the better option Words by Dex Fulton I’m going to go ahead and put it out there, I’ve never really been much of a camper trailer fan. Up until recently I’ve been incredibly happy with my swags, roof top tents and, if the particular …

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THE ULTIMATE XPLOR CAMPER TRAILER

Camper trailers are an incredibly competitive market in Australia; we obviously love the capability of touring our vast, rugged continent without leaving all of home’s creature comforts behind. Not all are made equally, however. Some are plain rubbish, others are very, very good. This camper is an Ultimate XPLOR, specced up with a few fancy options like alloy …

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THE LOTUS CARAVANS TROOPER THE MOST LUX WE’VE EVER TESTED

There’s no doubt how popular caravaning is in Australia. Tourers are seen trawling up, down through and across all of Australia’s major and minor bitumen arteries all throughout the year. They’re up in Karumba tucking into the terrific seafood, lazing about with a glass of chardonnay at Cable Beach in Broome as the camels walk past, and in …

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TIGER CUB

Making the transition from tent to camper trailer was a no-brainer. Twenty years camping with tents, tarps, stretchers, sleeping bags, gas cookers and of course the old Esky full of ice meant our set-up time often felt like half our holiday was gone before it started. Our penchant for extended touring drove the desire to have less time …

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T IS FOR TOUGH: A TVAN ALWAYS TURNS HEADS

Camper trailers come in all shapes and sizes; it’s just a shame that the majority of them look the same (an obese box trailer with a giant muffin top ballooning out the top). Not all camper trailers fit this description, but let’s face it – many do. Melbourne-based Track makes the well-regarded Tvan, something that won’t be confused …