CAMPING - CAMPER TRAILERS
Many Australians have camping memories of family holidays in the iconic Cub Drifter. The six-berth family off-roader was launched in the 1970s and although production stopped in the late ‘90s, its robust design and family-orientated setup means that it’s not uncommon to see this popular camper trailer at campsites today.
Building on the original Drifter’s success and drawing inspiration from market demands for double-fold camper trailers, Cub Campers released the Drifter II in 2020 and upgraded it further in early 2022.
Drifter II is the only Australian-made double-fold camper trailer on the market, combining the space of a caravan with the functionality and price of a camper trailer.
Drifter II is said to be one of the fastest and easiest double-folds to set up, taking one person around three minutes. We’ve asked for a test camper trailer to check that out.
The Drifter II is designed to sleep up to six people in three double beds. The main sleeping area is furnished with a 2100mm x 1600mm pocket-spring mattress, for maximum comfort and the rear section has a 1660mm x 1370mm medium-foam mattress for the kids or guests. The dinette area converts to a third sleeping area, for extended family members or friends.
The kitchen features a fold-out shelf, SMEV three-burner stainless-steel stove, stainless-steel sink, LED lighting and an extra-long, 1400mm pantry drawer.
Drifter II has a luggage rack at the front of the trailer and a 100-litre heavy duty water tank is standard.
The drawbar was lengthened by 100mm in 2022.
Built with high-quality Australian products, including Australian Bluescope Steel and Wax Converters’ Australian canvas, Drifter II preserves Cub Campers’ proud reputation for delivering great products.
The original AGM batteries were replaced by two 100Ah lithiums in 2022, along with an upgraded Projecta charger.
LED lighting has been improved and a 12V socket and USB added.