TAMBO OMEO: REVIEW
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.
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.
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.
- Lots of storage
- Good ability offroad
- Lots of load capacity
- Smooth kitchen and storage drawers
- KISS (keep it simple, stupid) approach to camping
I WOULD HAVE LIKED
- 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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