BIG THUMBS UP
I’m a big bloke, and although I enjoy the security of sleeping in a swag, paradoxically, I find the interior of some hybrid campers confining. Maybe I’ve got a little Homer Simpson in me? If I bang my head on a low doorway then I won’t do it once, I’ll do it a dozen times – but not in the Eclipse.
The 2012 AOR Eclipse is a big camper trailer, but as a boatie I’m used to towing big items so it doesn’t concern me. But when the weather is inclement or in the heat of the day, I like to retreat to the comfort of a hospitable interior instead of battling with the elements, and the multitude of blood thirsty creatures searching for a meal in the Australian outback and tropics.
I do a lot of work on the road and that requires a comfortable space to download photos, write, or even just update my Facebook page. Put simply, the Eclipse made me comfortable, and I really liked the option of an internal or external kitchen.
The Eclipse has a solid chassis with a very good undercarriage that actually surprised me in the bush. It also has enormous storage facilities for all my travelling clatter.
Yes indeed, the Eclipse gets the thumbs up from me – it suits my current needs but, more importantly, my mindspace. John Willis, OCOTY judge