My wife and I loved camping and travelling and as a young couple, we loved the simplicity and ease of throwing swags and a tent on the roof rack and seeing Australia. Our first big trip was The Simpson Desert in our old 60 series Landcruiser, affectionately called “The Meat Wagon”. Within a few short years we had travelled the Victorian high country, Flinders Rangers and the mighty Cape York.
Once we had kids, we decided to upgrade to a soft floor camper trailer – we needed more luxury than a tent afforded us! Plenty of options were on the market but nothing that felt quite right and ticked all our boxes. As a result, I decided to build our own trailer. It was amazing and during that first year we spent over 100 nights camping in it – including a 6-week trip to Tasmania, along the Eyre Peninsula and many other locations.
After years in the soft floor trailer, we longed for an easier set up, reminiscent of the days when we could just throw a swag on the ground, but with the luxury of a camper trailer. The hunt for the right hard-floor camper trailer began. We had a large list of features that we wanted in the trailer; tough and light so we could take it anywhere; a generous kitchen with plenty of bench space; be easy to set up; have well thought out storage; space for the whole family and Australian made. Once again, nothing ticked all the boxes and once again, I decided to build my own.
Sam Reynolds | MIEAust CPEng NER | Director and Chief Engineer