Broadwater Campers The Moreton.
After a few years research on forward fold campers (ffc) I finally settled on three that took my interest, so started the phone calls to the three companies, we live in the north qld region and no retailers were available for easy viewing, of the three I had preferred only one really made me feel as if every phone call and questions were most welcome this company was and still is Broadwater Campers, the team never once pushed the hard sell ours is better because and when we finally traveled south to the Gold Coast to view their product every qu...estion was pleasantly answered with honest answers we were even invited to go view some opposition products before settling for our choice of brand, needless to say after looking at two others the decision to make Broadwater Campers our choice of purchase was very easy, price was great, product is fantastic, sales team are the best of all we dealt with, warranty is fantastic (this was a big plus for us not living local as any issues could be repaired after contacting Broadwater and approval given wherever we were at a suitable repairer) and many other reasons that suited us as well, it has now been three years of ownership and the camper is still looking and performing like new it has had thousands of kms use over highways dirt roads and some semi serious off-road travel and no faults or issues have arisen to date, they are a very strong robust built for purpose camper trailer and I would and most likely will deal with Mark and his team at Broadwater Campers again for our upgrade to a caravan in the next few years, till then we are still having a ripper time with our camper trailer Morty, as we affectionately refer to it, and I can most definitely recommend Broadwater Campers to anyone wishing to purchase a camper or hybrid caravan they are a great team to deal with.
Great value camper with more inclusions than the others
We have a Moreton Forward Fold Camper from Broadwater Campers on the Gold Coast. Have owned it for nearly 2 years now and use it every 6ish weeks. It has been fantastic and would definitely recommend to anyone that is in the market for a forward fold camper.
- Verified customer
We took our new Broadwater Fraser over to North Stradbroke Island for 10 days. First outing and camping at Flinders Beach towing a camper over the beach was a new experience for us. No issues. We had setup the camper in our backyard so we knew where everything went. Had no problems at all. We have two 100ah batteries and they along with the solar panel we got as part of the deal kept the Waeco cold. We have added a Projecta 240 volt charger along with a Project DC DC charger. Did this to maximise power. Bit of a challenge wiring the DC DC charg...er up. Just tight spaces. It also takes solar so we have done without the charger on the panel and used heavier wiring. The Treg hitch has been replaced with a Hyland hitch which fits a 50 mm tow ball. We have two other trailers and it was too much of a hassle to change tongues. The Hyland does not block the Pajero back door like the Treg did. The only issue we had was that the tank water could not be used as drinking water. We put two tank loads of water through it and will try bicarb to try and remove the taste. Overall good value for money.
We purchased a new Morton last year. It has had storms and some savage roads thrown at it with no major issues. Only one very minor fault - a power switch which could be temporarily repaired and the trip wasn't impacted and the team at Broadwater sent out a replacement which was waiting at home on our return. After sales support is excellent, which is a rarity nowadays.
Made our holidays so easy!
We bought a Broadwater Camper to take the whole family on regular trips away and it has been fantastic! With 2 kids we needed space and storage and we found the Hamilton gave us plenty of room.
It has been easy to tow and to put up (which was important to me).
We've had no leakage issues and everything has worked as it should. So far all trips have been successful & we would definitely recommend Broadwater Campers as value for money.
Practical but! Attention to detail has been neglected.
Bought the Stradbroke camper, ideal for a couple to just pack up and get away for the weekend. Very practical and the layout is superb. Fridge location is well thought of, resides beside the cooking area, very accessible for the lighting within the camper and other auxiliary equipment. Trailer tows very well and is a quick setup. Now for the Con's, where do I start, straight off the bat to sum it up, poorly executed, cheaply made and construction quality has failed in an eye for detail. First thing I had noticed was the bolt on draw bar, where ...it mounted to the main section of the trailer, there was a bit of weld which hindered the flush mating of the draw bar bracket to the other mount point (plate) of the trailer, leaving a 6mm gap between the two plates, very high concern for safety. The independent suspension, the trail arm mounts are wider than the trail arms themselves resulting in sideway movement and premature wear of their bushings. The plumbed gas line was fitted with a piece of garden hose as an insulation over the copper gas tubing. Unprofessional!.Next onto the wiring, the switch board, no wires were secured on their mount posts within the main board, (main positive cables from battery and Anderson plug) all wires were loose and was not secure by their securing nuts, another safety concern. Going on, when folded up and it rains, the main tool box leaks, all my camping went mouldy. the main part of the trailer when folded up also leaks, without knowledge of this it could turn into a huge mould situation. I have found due to the design of having the aluminium checker plate inserts cut and silicone into the top of the hard floor, they are not properly sealed aiding in moisture inhabiting the inside of the trailer. All poles and frame work of the folding out part of the trailer are zinc, they have now oxidized and had to be painted or replaced. Once the trailer has been folded out and erected, the checker plate floor is that thin, it has now moulded around the actually brace and frame work that lies underneath. Conclusion floor not recommended for people to walk on that weigh more than 65kg. The rear access flap to the trailer has not got wide enough velcro for securement, and with rain it will leak into the habitable area within the confines of the camper. The luggage frames that bolt to the trailer were twisted and out of square. They also were poorly galvanised and rust had started to form on their exterior. To conclude my review, if you are a DIY person or have an eye for detail, prepare yourself to spend a fare amount of hours to make thing s right with this camper. At the end of the day it will be somewhere to sleep, live and camp in, but be prepared to cope with its numerous flaws.
Tough Off-road Forward Fold Camper,
Bought a Broadwater Morton FF Camper after extensive research. They were very easy to deal with unlike some others. Product is similar to a lot of others on market but could definitely see some subtle differences that made it stand out. Canvas is very heavy duty. Fridge draw could fit our 95L Waeco unlike some. Bed is inersprung rather than foam but hard as hell so needs a topper pad. Extra shower water tank is good as you can fill with creek water without contaminating you main water tank. Has bigger water tank than most at 130L. Alumini...um poles with snap locks are awesome. Bigger brakes and wheels than some and a high quality charger are a bonus. Wiring was best I've seen and even had an Anderson plug in battery bay for quick easy install of a DC to DC / Solar Reg. As with all new gear, you will need to check all bolt and nuts that aren't fitted with nyloc nuts (thankfully most are). Tighten your wheel lugs after 50 to 100ks and you should be sweet. Only things changed so far: Fit a computer fan & insulated the roof of the fridge box. Changed one 9kg bracket to a 4kg for Les weight and more room. Fitted extra 12 volt socket for TV inside (only has 1 & 1 dual USB inside) and installed DC/DC Charger. For the price they are very good value for money. Highly recommend them, after sales servive has been great so far.
Good value trailer and fit for purpose
We bought our "Fraser" forward fold camper trailer last November and have just completed a round Australia trip covering some rough gravel and rock roads and 16000kms of bitumen. The trailer performed well. Kept us dry at night when it was rainy and storms on the Barkly Tableland.
Handled rough roads well. Cupboard door hinge pins came adrift on two doors but I am able to get replacements from Broadwater.
I am very happy with the camper and the service provided by Broadwater.
- Verified customer
We have just been on our maiden voyage in our new camper to the to the Cape and the trailer has exceeded our expectations. We have already started planning our next trip. The guys at Broadwater Campers where very helpful and knowledgeable about there campers and easy to deal with unlike our past experience with another trailer manufacturer.
Broadwater Camper Trailer Tents.
Just want people to know if you are looking at one of these that there is no after sale service.
As I have use this product only four times since I purchased it two years ago. I have stored this trailer in a dry and shade area. Now the problem is that the strapping, trailer tent cover and tie down lugs have perished. Which is very expensive to repair. When I rang [Name Removed] he had very little care factor .Hope this helps with your purchase.
Questions & Answers
These Broadwater campers sound good are they fully made in Australia, I see some campers the frames are made overseas then the rest is assembled in Australia which you read about these and the frames / Welds are cracking and not through excessive rough terrain work
Hi they are made in China and finished assembly completed here in Australia. I own a 2018 Broadwater Moreton its been a great unit and as with anything proper maintenance and care has seen it trouble free it has been towed over some reasonably rough off road trails and heaps of highway travel and no problem with any welds or other items. There is a Broadwater owners fb page ask to join and speak with heaps of happy owners, its also a great source of help and hints.
I also have a Moreton. Had it for 3.5 years now. Been through Cape York, Frenchman's track, tele track, Moreton Island, Gordon country plus many many more. They are a Chinese camper and assembled by the guys at Broadwater. All I've had to do is replace the shocks after the Cape York trip and regular maintenance on wheel bearings etc.
Thanks for your response they do sound promising for the price and at the end of the day you pay for quality if it was $30000 for the same thing then you'd expect possible fully Australian made but I thought I'd ask the question and I suppose we are helping Australian manufacturing if they are assembled here
We are trying to decide between a Broad Water Hamilton camper vs Black Series Patron.... any difference in quality? Or is it “Ford” vs “Holden” type thing?
Mark T.Broadwater Campers
From what I can see the Black series has 1 water tank only, we have 2, We have the 2 tier Pantry slide, our Hamilton front bed is a King size and the rear slide is a double size and our trailer is supplied with inner spring matresses not foam. we have the 4 burner cook top with wind guards. At present we have a promotion on with a few add ons for $19490.00, if you would like to make contact with me I can run thru it with you.
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