Jazz up your ute with the new Travelander Tray Back Campers
The Dirt Off Road Campers in Mt Barker (SA) have picked up the dealership for Travelander Tray Back Campers, adding to their premium line-up of Aussie manufacturers including Rhinomax, Pioneer, Pod Trailer, Backtrax and 3 Dog Camping.
“We took an interest in the Travelander brand after meeting some owners up at Cape York a few years ago”, said co-owner Mike Pavey. “One couple had the Evron SC2 Tray Back Camper and the other a GEO Camper. The remote-control setup and pack-up looked really appealing, as did the packaged level of comforts. We ended up touring south with them, from Bamaga to Vrylia Point, and Cooktown to Port Douglas via the Bloomfield Track”.
The Travelander Tray Back Camper concept is brilliant! Take a tray back ute in single or dual cab configuration and mount the camper to it (available in single cab or dual cab configuration). If your ute has a tub, don’t dismay. Simply unbolt it, add a tray and away you go. The tray back concept appeals to travellers who like to tow a boat or others that prefer not to tow at all.
Remote control opening and closing takes the sweat out of setup and pack-up. It’s a key advantage after those long transport legs, where you just want to grab a cool drink, a quick dinner and lob into bed, ready for an early rise the next day. No fighting with the canvas or the other half!
Unlike many tray back campers, the Travelander includes a hard floor area which is great for dining at dusk away from the insects. There’s plenty of room to get changed and it works just as well for the kid’s sleeping mats – everyone gets to sleep off the ground.
Comforts are plentiful. There’s a large queen size bed, spacious kitchen, diesel cabin heater and hot water, integrated ensuite, easy bed access and quality Australian Dynaproofed canvas to protect you from the elements. The camper can carry up to 200L of water, ideal for those remote wanderings.
The tray back camper is easily removed from the vehicle and can be used on the supporting legs. This is helpful for beach camping when you want to use the vehicle during the day or to launch the boat direct off the beach.
Utilising the back of a ute contributes to big savings relative to a camper trailer. A premium off road Australian-made camper with similar comforts would set you back over $50,000. Without the camper chassis, wheels, brakes and suspension, you can get into a Travelander Evron DC5 tray back camper from as little as $32,950.
The 2018 model is loaded with even more ease of use features.
Original Article publishing on www.thedirt4wd.com.au/new-travelander-tray-back-campers/ by Mike and Anita Pavey