Mountain Trail Campers Escalade: Review

By: Emma Ryan, Photography by: Stu Grant


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Marrying cutting edge engineering with a thoughtful design, the Escalade marks a new direction in Mountain Trail’s softfloor camper range.

The folks at Mountain Trail Campers have been very busy beavers over the past 18 months, employing a team of mechanical engineers to develop an all new, state-of-the-art hardfloor camper trailer using electronic design software and manufacturing techniques

Once they were satisfied with this hardfloor design — some $300,000 worth of trial and error later — they applied the same engineering DNA to the brand’s new softfloor camper, the Escalade.

Mountain Trail Campers Escalade Specs

Trailer

  • Tare 1250kg
  • ATM 2000kg
  • Suspension Nine leaf eye-to-eye
  • Brakes 12in electric offroad
  • Coupling Vehicle Components DO35
  • Chassis 150x50x3mm laser cut
  • C section hot dipped gal
  • Drawbar 125x75x3mm RHS
  • Body Galvanised plate, Zincanneal and aluminium sheet metal
  • Wheel/tyre 16x8in steel wheels with 265/75/16 all-terrain tyres
  • Style Softfloor

Dimensions

  • Overall size 4950x1890mm
  • Length (hitch to tail lights) 4950mm
  • Tent size 2800x4200mm

Accessories

  • Gas cylinders Twin holders only
  • Water 130L stainless steel
  • Cooktop Three-burner gas
  • Kitchen Rear slide-out fully stainless steel
  • Fridge 80L Waeco
  • Battery 2 x 105Ah AGM with Redarc management system

Price

  • $39,950

Hits & misses

I liked...

  • Machine-perfect build quality
  • Combined toolbox/stoneguard
  • Exceptional performance offroad
  • Huge amount of secure storage

I would have liked...

  • To disappear with it...

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Read the full review on Camper Trailer Australia or check out the full feature in issue #83 December 2014 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.