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CAMPING

Tents, Swags, Camper trailers, Slide-ons, Roof Top Tents and Camping Gear

If your camping arrangement doesn’t work you won’t have a happy 4WD experience, so we’ve highlighted the pros and cons of different camping possibilities. Some people are happy towing a camper trailer; others prefer a campervan or a slide-on camper and many reckon a tent or swag is the go. Then there’s the question of camping gear; awnings, refrigeration, power, lighting and more – it’s all covered in our Camping pages. 

Check out our camper trailer, slide-on camper off-road caravan owners reviews. Contact us if you’d like to add your review; please note that you must own or have owned the camper or caravan that you review. 

LATEST ARTICLES

BUSH KITCHEN

 Nanopresso for great coffee in the bush

 Nanopresso for great coffee in the bush

We’ve checked out many different coffee makers over the years, but the best manual-pressure one we’ve used so far is the Nanopresso kit. With available accessories it can produce a single or double-shot ground-coffee or a single-shot Nespresso capsule coffee.

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ARB’s roll-out kitchen module

ARB’s roll-out kitchen module

‘Packing everything but the kitchen sink’ was once regarded as poking fun at those who overpack, but with ARB’s latest release, it’s part of the normal camping package.

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BUYING ADVICE

The electric rear axle just arrived

The electric rear axle just arrived

Magna International Inc already supplies major vehicle makers – including Mercedes-Benz – with powertrain components and has developed electrification capabilities to help automakers achieve a zero-emission future. The latest initiative is  Magna’s new eBeam technology.

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CAMPING GEAR

Assassin F-A3 multi-tool

Assassin F-A3 multi-tool

Folding shovels with blade edges aren’t new, but the colourfully named Annihilate Assassin F-A3 is more than just a folding shovel: it holds multi-function survival tools as well.

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CAMPERS SLIDE-ON

Wedgetail Slide-On Camper

Wedgetail Slide-On Camper

The Wedgetail slide-on camper design has been refined over the year and we visited the compact but efficient factory in Newcastle NSW, to check out progress.

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Zone Z-UEV canopy module

Zone RV is best known for its high-tech caravans, but the Queensland-based company has branched out into top-shelf canopy and rear skirt modules for utes and converted wagons.

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CAMPER TRAILERS

Stockman Rover camper trailer

Stockman Rover camper trailer

Stockman has been producing well-engineered, Australian-designed, compact Pod campers for more than 15 years. The company’s latest product offers rapid set-up and pack-away.

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CAMPING – OWNER REVIEWS

Vista RV Crossover XL – Tony and Juana

Vista RV Crossover XL – Tony and Juana

Juana and Tony had planned a trip to the NT and the Kimberley but their plans changed dramatically when their old Patrol developed mechanical problems. They set up their Vista Crossover camper in a caravan park in Alice Springs and waited while the vehicle was repaired. That took two weeks out of the travel timetable and they weren’t sure what to do next. After a chance meeting with OTA’s Darrell and Linda White, the foursome spent the next two months touring together ……..

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POWER & LIGHTING

Six years of Revolution lithium battery life … and still going

Six years of Revolution lithium battery life … and still going

The lithium-ion battery has changed our way of life. We’re mobile-connected virtually everywhere and the lithium deep-cycle battery allows remote-area camping with ample power for fridge, lights, entertainment and communications. Our Revolution lithium battery has been faithfully pumping out amps for the past six years and is still performing perfectly.

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Redarc lithium battery range

Redarc lithium battery range

Redarc Lithium Deep Cycle Batteries are said to be the ultimate in deep-cycle battery technology, capable of delivering unrivalled performance and battery life.

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TENTS & SWAGS

BRS Roof Top Tent

BRS Roof Top Tent

There are roof top tents and roof top tents. The 2021 BRS Off Road model is the best one we’ve seen to date and it’s Australian-made.

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Inflatable tent and car-topper range

Inflatable tent and car-topper range

GentleTent is an Austrian-based company that now has representation in Australia. The GentleTent GT range consists of different air-inflatable models to suit most camping requirements.

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