Conqueror Camper Trailers were at the recent 4wd adventure Show. Imported from South Africa, Conqueror Camper Trailers range in price from $29,287 for the UEV-360 through to $58,000 for the UEV-490 Evolution.
One of the ‘discoveries’ at the recent 4WD Adventure Show was the range of Conqueror Camper Trailers. Imported from South Africa but modified with local suspension components etc they present a full range of Camper Trailers and certainly look the part. However I believe its all show and maybe not so much go!
The manufacturers in South Africa have had over 15 years experience building trailers for the military and they have brought that experience onto the consumer range.
In general the Conqueror camper trailers are well equipped with features such as Independent suspension systems, large water tanks, off-road coupling, electric brakes, quick setup and pack up, huge awnings (with sides), dual batteries, ultra comfortable sleeping arrangements, mini bar, huge amounts of storage, fast setup kitchens, fridge/freezer, diesel hot water systems, light weight military rip stop canvas, electro-galvanised body parts and hot dipped galvanised chassis, very light weight and reliable.
They range in price from $29,287 for the UEV-360 through to $58,000 for the UEV-490 Evolution. At that price you would want everything included and they do, even including the cutlery.
The ‘entry level’ camper is the UEV-360 retails from $29,287 and is the smallest trailer offered. It has a hard roof and enough features to keep most campers happy. It has fully independent trailing arm suspension and 10inch drum brakes. At 800kg it is relatively heavy for a small trailer but it certainly has the capability to take you pretty much where you want to go.
The UEV-390 is the next in line retailing from about $33,000 it has a pretty interesting kitchen and features including roll-out draws, slides and storage options from front to tail, From mini bar to full slide out kitchen area and even a dedicated spot to hang your clothes, the 390 provides first class comfort.
The UEV-440 at a retail price of $38 300 is a step up to a mini caravan style with hard roof, sides and floor. It has flexibility in sleeping arrangements and can even sleep two in single beds without setting up. It also has some luxuries including a diesel hot water system, shower, fridge/freezer, and full kitchen complete with cutlery and crockery and even a flat screen DVD player. Just what you need to break the solitude of the creek side camp in the Flinders Ranges.
The top of the range is the UEV-490 AT $41,500 for the Extreme and $58,000 for the Evolution these trailers are basically bigger, better and packed with features and sleeping options. At 1350 kg for the Evolution its starting to get up there in the weight stakes so you need something with reasonable towing capacity to be able to take it to those out of the way places.
These trailers seem expensive for what they are, they certainly look impressive but are they robust enough for harsh outback travel. I’m not convinced. They seem to be form over function, full of bells and whistles that may let you down a long way from home. If you want a camper trailer to impress the other campers at the caravan park as to your adventurous nature then this will do the trick. However if you want the ‘real deal’ off road camper trailer that is robust and will get you into those off the beaten track camp sites or to tour the outback and come back in one piece, then there are simply better, more robust choices.
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