top 10 CAMpErs Un­DEr $20k Grab a bar­gain beauty

LOOK­ING TO BUY A CAMPER TRAILER THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK? CHECK OUT THESE GREAT MOD­ELS RE­TAIL­ING FOR LESS THAN $20,000.

Camper Trailer Australia - - CONTENTS - WORDS DAVID COOK

The Aus­tralian camper trailer world has un­der­gone a mas­sive rev­o­lu­tion in the past decade. Where once, many of us work­ing to a bud­get were of­ten sat­is­fied with a steel box and a ba­sic can­vas tent over a foam mat­tress, we now ex­pect more.

Back then, lo­cally-made of­fer­ings at around $10,000 dom­i­nated the bud­get sphere but trends show more of us are tol­er­at­ing prices of up to $20,000 and are ac­cept­ing that our campers (or parts of them) are made over­seas. That price in­crease comes with a lot of bells and whis­tles though, with the savvi­est out­lets tweak­ing the fitout and fin­ish of their im­ported of­fer­ings to find a com­pet­i­tive edge. So it re­ally pays to ex­am­ine the fine print.

A few lo­cally-made camper trail­ers still find favour among buy­ers in this space, though, thanks to their proven ex­pe­ri­ence out on the tracks, their com­mit­ment to light­weight de­sign, en­dorse­ment for lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing and their lo­cally-made, well-ven­ti­lated luxury tents.

Let’s check ’em out.

CloCk­wise from main: The Chal­lenge Out­back Off Road Deluxe is an en­dur­ing de­sign that’s light and strong; Smev ap­pli­ances built for the tracks on the Taipan Cen­tuar; MDC sells many mod­els and styles for less than $20,000 thanks to its na­tion-wide dis­tri­bu­tion.

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