Mountain Trail Campers EDX Hardfloor: Review
Tough and reliable with a touch of luxury, the Mountain Trail EDX is built for the adventurous at heart.
Mountain Trail Campers have sought to appease both traditional campers and luxury seeking travellers with its latest model, the EDX.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Imagine being able to watch your camper basically set itself up and pack down at the flick of a switch. Well, that’s exactly what the EDX does. It uses an advanced yet robust electric actuator system that’s had countless hours of R&D to ensure the result is finely tuned and absolutely effortless. The results are impressive, to say the least. It’s easy to see that this design has been well-engineered and thought out. The system can run off its own twin 105Ah batteries, can be plugged directly into your vehicle’s battery setup or, if all else fails, be operated manually. So there’s very little chance of an electrical failure leaving you high and dry.
The EDX got all the usual bits and bobs you’d expect of a full offroad camper: Hitchmaster DO35 offroad hitch, 12in electric offroad brakes, and built-in recovery points, to name just a few. However, the strength of the EDX is owed to its heavy duty, hot-dipped galvanised chassis and a very strong drawbar, meaning the platform is as robust as they come. Its curves are purposely designed to keep any vulnerable components out of harm’s way and offers respectable ground clearance in the process. Plus, it’s pretty well streamlined with nothing to get snagged on at the rear.
The EDX has utilised every bit of space available including a massive storage drawer under the bed, a well thought out storage box on the drawbar, and a super practical and efficient kitchen storage and pantry setup.
HITS & MISSES
- Simple and easy for overnight set-up
- Tough and reliable design
- Plenty of storage
I would have liked…
- Not to have to unpack the bikes from storage to set-up the awning
- A bit more ground clearance
- A little less overall weight
MOUNTAIN TRAIL CAPERS EDX HARD FLOOR SPECS
Suspension Heavy duty independent coil sprung
Brakes 12in electric
Coupling Hitchmaster DO35
Chassis 150x50x3mm hot dipped galvanised
Drawbar 150x50x3mm hot dipped galvanised
Body Galvanised plate, zinc anneal and aluminum sheet metal
Wheel/tyre 16in or 17in alloy
- Style Hardfloor rear fold
Box size 3500x1850mm
Length (hitch to tail lights) 4950mm
- Tent size 4900x1850mm
Gas cylinders 2x4kg holders
Kitchen Brushed stainless steel with slide-out 80L Waeco fridge
- Battery 2 x 110Ah deep cycle with Redarc 12V/240V power management
Price as Shown
From $59,690 (standard model from $49,995)
The full test appears in CamperTrailer Australia #88 May 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!