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TOP Take your tour­ing hol­i­day to the next level in the 2013 Aussie Swag Ul­tra D!

Motorhome & Caravan Trader - - Traderv Privates -

prac­ti­cal and ex­tremely good look­ing. The fin­ishes and ma­te­ri­als are su­perb, and the lay­out and de­sign have evolved over the com­pany’s now 30-odd years of pro­duc­tion.

It also has an amaz­ing list of fea­tures to help you sur­vive com­fort­ably on any rugged Aussie out­back ad­ven­ture, with the power, fit­tings and fa­cil­i­ties to keep you warm, cool, dry, fed and re­freshed.

We just love hard­floor campers, not only for their ease of as­sem­bly, but for their abil­ity to keep you high and dry, and away from creepy crawlies. It’s nice to step out of the el­e­ments and onto an eas­ily cleaned, solid floor.

SOLID UN­DER­PIN­NINGS

The trailer is im­mensely strong, with a 125x75x6mm an­gle iron draw­bar that pro­vides easy bolt-on abil­ity with­out weak­en­ing the struc­ture. You sim­ply won’t bend the Ul­tra D.

The com­po­nen­try and body are alu­minium, stain­less steel and hot-dipped black steel that is man­u­fac­tured then gal­vanised to max­imise longevity. The nar­rower con­struc­tion keeps the camper well within ve­hi­cle di­men­sions for bush travel.

Aussie Swag man­u­fac­tured the in­de­pen­dent trail­ing-arm sus­pen­sion on this 2013 model, which fea­tures bolt-in/bolt-out stub axles, Ped­ders coil springs and off-the-shelf shock­ers for easy re­place­ment should the worst hap­pen in the mid­dle of nowhere. There are pre­mium Mickey Thomp­son tyres and elec­tric brakes, and Aussie Swag even im­ported its own Nz-made swing-up jockey with a greaseable bear­ing be­cause it wasn’t happy with the most com­monly avail­able items.

SLIDE AND GLIDE

Aussie Swag de­vel­oped the slide-out, swing-around kitchen way back in 1996. The com­pany said it doesn’t slide, but glides with­out clang or rat­tle. And re­ally, the Ul­tra D’s kitchen is noth­ing short of impressive. It has an in­ge­nious de­sign that pulls out and swings around to click into place along­side the trailer’s body, op­ti­mis­ing space and ac­cess. With a stain­less steel sink, ex­tra bench space and a trailer-wide, in­su­lated and Led-lit pantry drawer, this kitchen gets it right, down to the last de­tail.

Clock­wise from above: Rugged tracks are no chore for the Ul­tra D; an easy en­suite set-up; the de­cent­sized bed sits atop a huge stor­age drawer.

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