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REVIEWED: Kelly Campers Glenrowan II

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Vehicle Reviews by Morgan Lane0 Comments

… 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 Kelly Glenrowan II is boxy. We’ve all become accustomed to how a camper looks, but this one …

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Reviewed: TRACK TOPAZ

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Morgan Lane0 Comments

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 us they’d significantly updated a couple of their best-sellers we were a little excited. In fact, Pat …

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REVIEW: FOLLOW ME CAMPERS pentecost

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Dex Fulton0 Comments

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 George and Teresa have a simple view – camping should be a pleasure for the whole family …

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REVIEW: TERRA TREK EXP

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Allysia Murray0 Comments

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 is that when you load them up and take them into some legitimate remote locations, the cracks …

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STURDY ROOTS: KIMBERLEY KAMPER CLASSIC

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Allysia Murray0 Comments

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 in Australia, then the Kimberley Kamper Classic ticks all the boxes. For images and the full Unsealed …

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STAFF CORNER: TIM UPGRADES TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Gear by Allysia Murray12 Comments

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, in order to ensure I can get the most out of the new braking system, I thought …

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REVIEW: MISSION TRAILERS

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Allysia Murray1 Comment

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 like microwaves, TVs, air-conditioning and espresso machines are all well and good; in fact, they could be …

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ROAD TEST: LOTUS CARAVANS OFF GRID

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Pat Callinan0 Comments

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 them on their own, and reluctantly give them back a week or two later. This however was …

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FIRST LOOK: CUB FORWARD-FOLD

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Dex Fulton0 Comments

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 of Cub Campers. They’re simple, well made, easy to set up and pack down; they have everything …

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REVIEW: COMPLETE CAMPSITE EXODUS II

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Dex Fulton0 Comments

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 you’d expect to find in a plush caravan rather than a canvas tent that can be towed. …

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RHINO SLIDE-ON CAMPER

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Evan Spence0 Comments

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 many; we all want more luxury and mod cons while out exploring. While out shooting the LED …

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ARE FORWARD-FOLD CAMPERS TAKING OVER?

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Features by Dex Fulton1 Comment

  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 coming up off the ready set-up dinette and it ends up sitting over the drawbar. It’s a …

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REVIEWED: ULTIMATE CAMPERS XTERRAN

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Dex Fulton0 Comments

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 builder, so it’s no surprise that the camper body is constructed of lightweight yet strong fibreglass. And …

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KIMBERLEY KARAVAN ECO SUITE SIGNATURE REVIEW

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Allysia Murray2 Comments

    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 obviously following suit. Instead of increasing size and weight it increased capability and performance, proving that bigger …

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REVIEW: TRAVELANDER SLIDE-ON

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Dex Fulton1 Comment

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 capability, which is important when you’re getting into the rough stuff. Anyone who tows a trailer over …

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REVIEWED: SKAMPER KAMPERS DINGO

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Evan Spence0 Comments

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 who is to say you need the very best mobile phone or bath towels, when something cheaper …

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FIRST LOOK: LOTUS CARAVANS OFF GRID

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Features by Evan Spence0 Comments

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 Caravans has made its name in the hand-made luxury caravan market. With five to six vans coming …

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5 REASONS YOU NEED A CAMPER TRAILER!

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Features by Evan Spence0 Comments

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 trip called for it, my five-person 30 second tent. Then I went on a weekender with a …

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THE ULTIMATE XPLOR CAMPER TRAILER

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Gear Reviews by Evan Spence0 Comments

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 wheels. It’s Ultimate’s main camper trailer, now joined in the stable by the über-lux Nautlius. The Xplor …

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

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Gear by Evan Spence0 Comments

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 every town in between and along the way. There’s a glaring omission here, something that cannot be …

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TIGER CUB

In Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews, Gear by Eldon De Croos0 Comments

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 setting up and more time enjoying the tranquil surroundings we began finding ourselves in more and more. …

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T IS FOR TOUGH: A TVAN ALWAYS TURNS HEADS

In 4X4 Reviews, Camper Trailer And Caravan Reviews by Dex Fulton0 Comments

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 for anything else in a hurry. It’s a camper trailer with a difference, and talking points that …