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Aussie Trek Coolabah awning. Although well suited to a pop-top camper, it is a bit fiddly to set up and can, as I discovered, catch tree branches on narrow bush tracks.
It may only be little, but the AT10 comes with a front boot, with access doors at the front and side and an additional fishing rod holder above. Seitz acrylic hopper windows are used all-round.
Unlike its big brother, the AT10 has neither an internal kitchen (except for the fridge) nor an internal bathroom. It does, however, have a nearside slideout kitchen, in true camper trailer style, and a simple external shower hose.
The slide-out kitchen is a simple affair, with a twoburner cooktop and stainless steel sink, plus storage underneath. What it lacked is a bench extension, though this camper did have the optional drop-down picnic table – very useful in my view. Another option I should mention is the 14L Truma water heater for the sink and shower.
Inside the AT10, the layout is quite simple but very workable. The innerspring queen mattress occupies most of the rear, while the rest of the camper is dominated by a small dinette on the offside and the Waeco 110L 12V fridge on the front wall. The little dinette comes with a tri-fold table, and cupboards are placed everywhere they possibly could be.
The 2012 AT10’S electrics are quite simple – it comes wired for both 240V and 12V, has 12V LED lighting and a 120Ah deep-cycle battery, 15A mains charger and DC-DC charger. Given the 12V compressor fridge, I’d be opting for a solar panel or two, and the owner of our test camper obviously agreed.
One of the features of the AT10 is a very extensive options list. Some of these I would consider to be non-optional, but Lifestyle’s policy is to supply all the basics at an affordable level, and then let the purchaser select what else they need.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Although there are quite a few good offroad caravans and pop-tops around, many of them are relatively large and heavy. So for adventurers looking for caravan comforts in a smaller and lighter, bushready rig, the Adventure Trek hybrid pop-top could be the answer.
The AT10’S longer sibling, the AT12 has a shower/ toilet onboard, which may appeal more to some people, but both models fill the need for a short-inlength but well-equipped offroad hybrid.