By: EMMA RYAN, Photography by: JACK MURPHY

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camper trailer and tow vehicle
camper trailer and tow vehicle
camper trailer and tow vehicle
camper trailer and tow vehicle
camper trailer and tow vehicle

Caravan World's Emma Ryan reviews the Omeo from Tambo Campers - a well-priced camper trailer ready to take on the softfloor market.

Tambo Omeo specifications

Tambo’s premium Omeo, an offroad softfloor competitively priced at $24,990 as standard.

Camper Trailer And Off Road Vehicle

The 50x50mm Duragal chassis rides on nine-leaf Al-Ko rebound spring suspension walked over our bumpy riverside testing ground with ease. The drawbar is comprised of 100x50x3mm RHS Duragal steel and houses a Treg offroad coupling, an offroad swing-up jockey wheel, a handbrake and a lockable toolbox with dust seal, blanketed by a mesh stone guard with wings down the sides. While the toolbox has a gas strut, it was a little stiff to close and I found the edges to be a bit sharp.

There’s space for three jerries behind the toolbox, although not in individual receivers. There are three 16in Sunraysia-style wheels and tyres (a spare rides on the tailgate), and they are pulled up by offroad electric brakes. The trailer is supported by four robust swing-down stabiliser legs, and while you’re down there you’ll notice the 85L water tank on the underside is enclosed in a steel housing for protection offroad.

Camper Trailer Kitchen


As an all-Aussie offroad camper trailer with most of the basics covered, the Omeo is pretty good value at the $25k mark. In an economic climate that has been hard on leisure industries such as RV, it’s great to see a much-loved Australian camper trailer brand rise from its sleep and tackle the market once again. And with a few refinements, the affordable Omeo will be a fierce competitor in the dense softfloor sector.

Girl Reading In Camper Trailer


  • Lots of storage
  • Good ability offroad
  • Lots of load capacity
  • Smooth kitchen and storage drawers
  • KISS (keep it simple, stupid) approach to camping

Camping By The River


  • Smoother edges on steel panels
  • Inbuilt kitchen extension
  • A battery as standard
  • LED strip lights in kitchen and tent  

The full version of this review appeared in CamperTrailer Australia #75, April 2014. Why not subscribe today for the latest camper trailer reviews and travel features.

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