CAMPING - CAMPER SLIDE-ON
Earthcruiser Australia has released the US-developed Earthcruiser Express slide-on camper that is said to fit most Australian-market utes.
Tray backs aren’t popular in the USA, so it’s no surprise that the Earthcruiser Express is designed primarily for ute tubs. However, Earthcruiser Australia says that it will fit tray backs just as readily.
There are models for short-, extended- and crew-cab utes, but we always have concerns about the legal rear axle weight of extended-cab and crew-cab slide-ons.
The Express slide-on is moulded from carbon-fibre-reinforced, high density thermal foam laminate in the walls, floor and roof and the claimed dry weight starts at only 280kg.
Width is 1730mm and maximum headroom is 1980mm.
Equipment includes an integrated awning; LED light bar; three exterior LED spot lights; two opening windows with fly-screens and blinds; clam shell rear door with steps; gas strut assisted roof; four adjustable legs; 100-litre water tank; 10-litre diesel for heating and cooking; 300-litre storage locker; double bed with memory foam topper and convertible dinette double bed; 12V outlets; stainless steel sink and tap mixer with pull out hose; drinking fountain with filter; 70-litre fridge with freezer; internal shower and toilet; single pot, diesel cook-top; diesel heated air and water; 1600W inverter/charger; Lithium 200Ah Earthcruiser battery and BMS; touch screen function control; water pump; swivel table for outdoor use; 400W solar panels; 240V inlet; fire extinguisher; DC/DC 60A charger and roof fan.
Earthcruiser products always have no-compromise quality, so it’s no surprise that pricing for the Express starts at a heady $79,800.
We’ve asked for an on and off road test Express slide-on, so watch this space.