Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup Quick Review

Skamper Kamper camper for AWD SUVs

Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup Skamper Kampers, an Australian based camper trailer manufacturer based at Emu Plains in NSW, have just released a new model to their range.

The Dingo Pup is a lightweight, yet robust camper for the adventurous travellers with a SUV style vehicle.

Built on a one piece continuous chassis and a lightweight cabin, the key for SUV buyers is that the tow ball rating is only a claimed 100kgs* This will suit the SUVs like the Subaru Outback, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder or X Trail etc.

Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup

Designed in the fold forward style, which has the advantage of sitting in its own footprint, the Dingo Pup has a host of comfort features. These include a slide out stainless steel kitchen, 2 burner portable cook top and grill, Fridge slide, stainless steel sink and tap.

Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup layout

Sleeping and sitting are well accommodated with a queen bed, adjustable dining table, a six seat lounge that converts to a double bed and a reasonable amount of space. There are LED lights everywhere as well.

To keep everyone clean there is a shower outlet and electric water pump that runs at about 4L/minute, which will drain the 120L stainless steel water tank pretty quickly if a careful eye isn’t kept on the water gauge.

Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup

Keeping everything running and hopefully in one piece is the 100 x 50 continuous galvanised chassis. This sits on adjustable heavy duty independent suspension with dual shocks for better ride and handling.

The Dingo Pup rides on 15” Black Steel Wheels with a 6 Stud Land Cruiser Pattern and 15” Mud Tyres and parallel bearings. Stopping is assisted by hefty 10 inch electric drum brakes. Up front is a McHitch 360 Off Road Coupling. I always say if you need a 360 degree articulation hitch, you are in trouble.

Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup

Sitting on top of the box camper is the 15 Ounce heavy duty canvas with a detachable annex roof walls and PVC Floor & Draft Skirt as well as a tropical roof. To keep privacy when showering there is a fully enclosed Ensuite Room with removable floor and

Camper trailers are storage critical and the Dingo Pup assists with 6 x Storage Areas, rear pole box, 2 x Jerry Can Holders and 2 x 4kg Gas Holders

One area where campers have come a long way is their electrical systems and the Dingo Pup is no exception. It has an impressive list of features including:- LED Tail and Clearance Lights, 1 x 100AH AGM Battery, CTEK Charger, 1 x Anderson Plug: For Car or Solar Charging, 2 x 12 Volt Sockets, 1 x USB Sockets, 12 Volt Fridge Socket with extra Anderson Plug, Electric Fan in Fridge Compartment, Voltage Meter, Amp Meter and 50 AMP Circuit Breaker.

Skamper Kamper Dingo Pup

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length Including Tow Bar : 4500mm
  • Width: 1760mm
  • Height: 1400mm
  • TARE Weight: 1160kg
  • ATM Weight: 1600kg
  • BALL Weight: 100kg*
  • Solid Stone Guard
  • Ark Heavy Duty swing up Twin Jockey Wheel
  • 4 x Drop Down Adjustable Stabilizer Legs
  • Adjustable Luggage Tie Downs
  • 5 Year Structural Warranty on chassis
  • Engineered and certified for Australian conditions

There are three models in the Dingo line up with the Dingo Pup being the cheapest. Priced from $16,000 there are a number of options for you to spend your money on.

The Dingo Pup from Skamper Kampers, on first glance does seem to be reasonable value and well built. Worth a look if you’re in the market for a camper for your SUV. Just keep an eye on the tow ball rating.

*Ball weight quoted is based on standard dry trailer configuration.
Does not include accessories or options

About Rob Fraser 798 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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