Skamper Campers Dingo Hard Floor: Review
Comfortable and capable, the new Skamper Kampers Dingo Hard Floor is full of surprises.
The all new forward fold Dingo from Skamper Kamper is a feature packed camper with comfort to spare.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The fully galvanised 100x50x3mm chassis is the backbone of the Dingo, and it’s backed by a three-year structural warranty. Suspension-wise, it’s running an adjustable coil sprung independent system, complete with dual shock absorbers and 12in electric brakes. It rolls on 16in polished alloy wheels with six-stud LandCruiser pattern hubs and 265/70 R16 Cooper AT tyres, making this a reliable and capable rig overall.
The Dingo comes standard with fancy trimmings such as the 16in polished alloy wheels, a rear-mounted spare wheel carrier and rated rear recovery points. There’s no shortage of power with three 100Ah deep-cycle batteries and a Ctek MXS 7.0, and power can be accessed via the three 12V outlets, a fridge socket, and an Anderson plug input/output. Plus, the electric 12V water pump and LED lighting in the tent complement the camper well.
After personally checking out the whole forward fold concept, I reckon having the full queen-size bed unfold over the drawbar instead of to the side or rear is actually quite clever. It offers similar internal living space to your average hardfloor, but doesn’t take up as much camping space in cramped or overcrowded campsites.
The Dingo utilises the available body space with an adjustable dining table, and a full wrap-around lounge that converts to a second queen bed. Being up and off the ground also allows you to camp comfortably over those rugged riverside rocks without damaging the camper’s floor. Plus, there’s also the option of setting up the fully enclosed and detachable annexe if you need more living space.
HITS & MISSES
- High ground clearance
- Internal lounge/two beds
- Compact layout for tight camping spots
I would have liked…
- Full length storage rack for canoes, etc., instead of half length
- Lower Tare and ball weight
- Pre-adjusted internal poles for a quicker set-up
SKAMPER KAMPER DINGO HARD FLOOR SPECS
Suspension Dual shock, adjustable heavy duty independent coil sprung
Brakes 12in electric brakes
Coupling McHitch offroad
Chassis Galvanised 100x50x3mm
Drawbar Extended length
Body Fully welded steel
Wheel/tyre 16in polished alloy wheels with 265/70 Cooper AT
- Style Forward fold hardfloor
Box size 4250x1800mm
Length (hitch to tail lights) 5200mm
- Tent size 4250x2450mm
Gas cylinders Two holders
Water 100L stainless steel with stonegaurd
Cooktop Dometic three-burner stove with glass top
Kitchen Stainless steel slide-out, with stainless steel sink
- Battery 3x100Ah with Ctek charger
Price as Shown
$ 19,500 plus onroad costs
The full test appears in CamperTrailer Australia #88 May 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!