Best Camper Trailers

Camper trailers let you live in comfort wherever you choose to go. When comparing the different camper trailers for sale, there are a few things you should know - this guide will help you figure out what you might want or need from your camper so that you’re well-equipped for your next adventure. Continue reading...

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Price
$1,985 to $69,990
$1,985
$69,990
Sleeping Capacity
2 people
Depth
2,200 mm
6,600 mm
Width
1,500 mm
2,240 mm
Height
300 mm
2,350 mm
Off-Road Capable

Based on 250 reviews
GIC Black Series Dominator

GIC Black Series Dominator

3.6  (49)
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  • Price (RRP) $22,995
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Dave W.
Dave W.QLD
 
GIC Black Series Patron

GIC Black Series Patron

3.8  (18)
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  • Price (RRP) $18,990
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Mathew J.
Mathew J.
 
AUX wired on trailer plugWhen looking at the trailer plug, what is the black AUX pin wired too? As the cable runs through the chassis I can't trace it properly. I need to run a alternator trigger for the DC-DC charger and was hoping to tap into something pre-existing.
Challenge Camper Trailer

Challenge Camper Trailer

4.5  (11)
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Sid
SidQLD3 posts
  Verified
Did you know Challenge Camper Trailers sell carsI purchased a BMW e46 from Challenge Campers Trailers , it would be the worst car I've ever owned it was advertised as Immaculate ,.mechanically and cosmetically perfect etc but in reality is far from the truth ..so I wouldn't recommend doing business with that company ..thanks

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EzyTrail Stirling

EzyTrail Stirling

4.6  (8)
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JkW
JkWQLD2 posts
  GT
Now owned for 7 years- still going strongTravelled across OZ, inland tracks and plenty of medium level off road treatment. Its been reliable , dependable and part of the family Show details
Cub Kamparoo Weekender

Cub Kamparoo Weekender

4.0  (10)
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  • Price (RRP) $17,990
Alan W.
Alan W.NSW5 posts
 
Complete Campsite Hard Top Exodus

Complete Campsite Hard Top Exodus

4.3  (8)
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Rmt
RmtVIC6 posts
  Exodus 16
GIC Black Series Alpha

GIC Black Series Alpha

2.8  (18)
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  • Price (RRP) $8,900
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GraceJ
GraceJVIC
 
Exodus Camper

Exodus Camper

4.8  (5)
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Cubber
CubberSA4 posts
 
Stoney Creek Camper SC-FF6 Gen 1

Stoney Creek Camper SC-FF6 Gen 1

3.2  (11)
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Steve
Steve
 
Love our ScFF6 Gen 2Have been off grid a few times now, can not fault it, had a few little issues, yet i fixed along the way, need to upgrade the King size bed, yet i knew this from reviews. Still trying to work out how to read the battery charge when it is packed up.
Set up and pack up is a breeze Show details
Cub Spacevan

Cub Spacevan

3.3  (9)
Coxy
CoxyNSW
  Longreach
Mars Spirit Forward Fold

Mars Spirit Forward Fold

2.8  (13)
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phil
philSA6 posts
  Deluxe
What a horrible piece of SH--.After sales service USELESSTent Does not fit frame, dust and water leaks, chassis bent, These campers are made to be towed from home, Set up in van park for holiday period, then packed up and taken home. Not made for touring the outback. So if you want a good camper DONT BUY A MARS CAMPER. Show details
phil
phil  
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Has any one have a mars camper with VIN6KYFXSP1RGS000569,As mine seems to have gone missing from MARS CAMPERS in MELBOURNE.

GIC Black Series Sergeant

GIC Black Series Sergeant

2.6  (12)
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  • Price (RRP) $7,900
Monica T
Monica T
 
Camel The Bushman / Bushman Extreme

Camel The Bushman / Bushman Extreme

5.0  (3)
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NP300 STX fan!
NP300 STX fan!QLD9 posts
  The Bushman Extreme
Exceptional Australian qualityCan take a while to set up being a very large soft floor but build quality is exceptional. All Australian build and highest quality canvas and fittings. Simple and bullet proof suspension. Our is 10 years old and I wouldn’t swap if for almost anything else on the market. Show details
GIC Black Series Delta

GIC Black Series Delta

3.2  (6)
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  • Price (RRP) $16,650
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Corey W
Corey WVIC3 posts
 
Cub Drover

Cub Drover

4.0  (4)
wrexy
wrexyAU15 posts
 
Prime Campers Off-Road Ranger Commando

Prime Campers Off-Road Ranger Commando

3.4  (5)
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Melissa
MelissaQLD
 
EzyTrail Buckland

EzyTrail Buckland

2.6  (7)
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John
JohnNSW
  LX
EzytrailEzyTrail Buckland LX Mk2. Some initial issues but the guys at Ezytrail resolved quickly. A Large camper van, family size. With Slide out gas stove and kitchen. Battery and large pull draw for fridge Show details
Cub Kamparoo Brumby

Cub Kamparoo Brumby

3.5  (4)
  • Price (RRP) $29,990
Patricia
PatriciaVIC4 posts
 
Trak Shak Hybrid Majestic

Trak Shak Hybrid Majestic

3.5  (4)
Kev
KevPeakhurst
 
Forward Fold Ultimate Limited Edition LX6

Forward Fold Ultimate Limited Edition LX6

3.3  (4)
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FamilyCamper
FamilyCamperNSW4 posts
 
EzyTrail Lincoln

EzyTrail Lincoln

2.3  (7)
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Jeff
Jeff
  Z
Track Trailer Tvan Zenith

Track Trailer Tvan Zenith

5.0  (2)
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David D.
David D.8 posts
 
Gordigear Savannah

Gordigear Savannah

5.0  (2)
  • Price (RRP) $2,400
pseudodog
pseudodogBlue Mountains4 posts
 
Jawa Tourer

Jawa Tourer

4.5  (2)
Jodie and Brad
Jodie and Brad
 
Cub Supamatic

Cub Supamatic

2.8  (4)
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Don
DonNSW2 posts
  Escape
Cub supamatic escapeHave Cub Supamatic Escape since 2015, travelled around Australia in it, never missed a beat, excellent value, did have small issue with zips ect, did a reset of canvas, 95% perfect, definitely recommend Cub to anyone who wants hassle free camping, cheers Show details
Campomatic Ranger XTC

Campomatic Ranger XTC

3.0  (3)
Lanny & Helen
Lanny & HelenGeelong
 
A'van Adventure Plus

A'van Adventure Plus

3.5  (2)
  • Price (RRP) $42,950
ChrisS55
ChrisS55Lakes Entrance2 posts
 
Camel The Beachcomber

Camel The Beachcomber

3.5  (2)
marcus.b.ross01
marcus.b.ross01Sydney2 posts
  Selected Review Beachcomber Plus
Trailers 2000 Galvanised Box Trailer 8 x 5'

Trailers 2000 Galvanised Box Trailer 8 x 5'

3.0  (2)
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  • Price (RRP) $1,985
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Tania J
Tania JNSW3 posts
 
Crap Fall Apart Crap Welding Too Crap Crap CrapTerrible Quality - can not imagine these are Made in Australia - Maybe from Chinese Gal Sheets - Crap Welding - Crap everything - Fall apart - Blinkers to High i been pulled over by Police numerous times over Blinkers to High - i have now had them lowered - I would not recommend these Trailers to anyone - Worst made trailers in Australia  Show details
Market Direct Jackson Fold

Market Direct Jackson Fold

3.0  (2)
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Adam
Adam QLD
  Forward Fold

A set up camper trailer in a rocky landscape with two older men sitting under the awning.

What's the difference between a camper trailer and a caravan?

While a caravan has solid walls and a roof, a camper trailer has canvas walls and an extendable tent section to complete the camper’s outer shell. Most will have a kitchenette, multiple berths, and a lounge area. So how does a camper trailer stack up against a caravan?

Pros
Lighter than caravans, which makes them more fuel efficient and easy to tow.
More compact than caravans, making them easier to store and park.
Cheaper than caravans.
Have less moving parts, so they’re simpler to maintain and repair than caravans.
Generally have better off-road capabilities and can access more locations due to their smaller size.
Cons
Usually don’t come equipped with all the features that a caravan has, such as a toilet and shower - however there are some that do.
Needs to be set up and pack it away every time you want to camp or use it.
Canvas walls can get noisy in windy or rainy weather, which may make getting some shut eye a bit difficult.
Offers less storage space than a caravan.
Less private, as the walls are easier to look and hear through.

One option isn’t necessarily superior to another - the right choice for you will largely depend on where you want to travel, how you like to travel, and your personal situation (such as your budget).

Camper trailers are generally less luxurious than caravans, but it all boils down to what you prefer - some people love having the extra comfort of a solid roof and walls, while others feel closer to nature’s sights and sounds in their trailer.

Types of camper trailers

When you look at campers for sale, you’ll generally have the option to choose between the following:

  • Soft floor camper trailers fold out like a cabin tent, and are generally better suited for families and large travelling groups who don’t mind the longer set up and pack down process.
  • Hard floor camper trailers have a roof that can be raised and lowered, as well as front and rear sections that expand out to offer more internal storage. They’re generally great for couples or small travelling groups, and those who don’t want to exert much physical effort setting up a tent.
Soft floor campersHard floor campers
Pros
Lighter, and so easier to tow.
Offer more living space than hard floor models.
Cons
Take longer to set up.
Usually have less internal features and amenities.
Pros
Quick and easy to set up.
More structurally sound, making them better able to handle rough weather.
Generally have better features than soft floor models.
Cons
Heavier.
Sleep less people.
Less spacious than soft floor models.

You can also find hybrid campers that are a mix of a caravan and a camper trailer. They have the hard walls and roof of a caravan, but have the width of a camper trailer - this compact size means the cooking is generally done outside.

They’re usually more expensive than both hard floor and soft floor models, but offer better insulation and more comfort than regular camper trailers.

What about off-road camper trailers?

A well-maintained gravel road doesn’t call for a heavy duty camper, but if you think you’ll be tackling trails tougher than dirt roads, then an off-roader may be a good option.

Off-road campers will usually have features like stone guards, a chequer-plate finish, more ground clearance, and dual-shock, airbag suspension. They’re more pricey than their on-road counterparts, so don’t fork out more for the extra specs unless you really think you’ll need them.

Factors to consider when choosing a camper trailer

Weight and towing capacity

Those with a 4WD should generally find that towing a trailer is easy enough, even in more difficult weather and terrain. Those with an SUV or 2WD may have to be a bit more careful, and will probably have a much smaller range of campers that they can safely tow.

Regardless of your towing vehicle, you should check a camper trailer’s weight - both the tare weight (the weight of an empty trailer) and the Aggregate Trailer Mass (the total weight your trailer can weigh when loaded) - against your vehicle’s maximum towing capacity. You should also check your vehicle’s ball weight, which is the maximum pressure that can be placed on your vehicle’s towball.

Build quality

A high-quality design and build is important, even if you have no intention to take your camper trailer on rough trails. Steel can rust in certain conditions, which is why you should ideally go for a hot dip galvanised chassis.

You should also look out for where the cables, switches, and plumbing are. These should be tucked away and well-protected, particularly those along the undercarriage, as they’re more vulnerable to flying rocks, dust, and debris.

Dust can also be a nightmare when you don’t have a properly sealed trailer - look for well-sealed gaps that will keep the interior looking spick and span even in dusty, windy, or rainy weather.

Design

Check that a camper trailer has enough storage space for your needs. Cargo like water tanks (you should aim to have at least 100L with you), jerry cans, a generator, and gas bottles can take up a lot more room than you think.

You should also consider the number of sleeping arrangements you need, as well as how easy the beds are to reach. Someone in your travelling group who has limited leg mobility, for example, might not be able to climb a ladder to get into a raised bed.

Some trailers also offer the option of awnings and extra rooms, letting them sleep more people and offering more living space.

The last thing you want at the end of a long day driving is having to fiddle with a difficult camper when trying to set it up. See how easy it is to set up and pack down a trailer - if you can try it out for yourself at a dealership, then do so.

Features

Camper trailers are a lot less specced-out than caravans, but they should still have some basic amenities - such as beds and cooking facilities - that can help you be comfortable wherever you are. Some campers will have extra features, so consider some of the following and decide for yourself whether each is a dealbreaker or not - it’s all down to personal preference.

  • Fridge and freezer
  • Shower
  • Heating system
  • Toilet facilities
  • Awning
  • Solar power panels
  • LED lighting

You might not need all of the above features, but having some can help you be more self-reliant in even the most remote places.

How much do camper trailers cost?

You can find a range of camper trailers costing anywhere from $6000 to $40,000. Spending under $10,000 can get you a camper with a few basic features and amenities, but you’ll find many more specced-out second hand camper trails at this price point too.

Generally speaking, the more you spend, the better build quality you can expect - sometimes forking out a bit extra for a sturdier build can also save you more money in repairs in the long run. You’ll also quickly start to see the costs add up the more features you choose to include in your camper.

You should also consider the warranty when comparing prices - many camper trailers have five years of structural warranty, and a lifetime warranty for a winch.

What is the best month to buy a travel trailer?

Because many caravan shoppers try to buy in time for their summer plans, sales tend to start nosediving in October, which is why you should at least hold off until then. Ideally, you should wait until December or January when everyone’s on holiday and camper trailer dealers are itching to make a sale.

If you’re looking for an even better deal, try shop on a weekday when dealerships are less busy and you can get a salesperson’s full attention.

Wrapping up

Read reviews! They’ll give you a better idea of a camper trailer manufacturer’s after sales service and the durability of their campers.

It’s likely you’ll have questions about your camper after you buy it, and you might even run into issues down the road that call for repairs, so hearing from other campers about their trailer experience is a useful place to start.

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