Complete Campsite Fraser Hard Floor: Review
You will want for nothing in Complete Campsite’s new Fraser Hard Floor.
At $56,500 as reviewed, the Fraser is placed right at the top of the hardfloor camper market, aimed at discerning campers who like their comforts.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The ball weight is 190kg, which will be easily handled by most mid- and full-sized 4WDs. On the drawbar — also constructed from SuperGal RHS — sit two 22L jerry cans with space for a third, two 4.5kg gas bottles and the aforementioned toolbox, which houses the fridge slide. Above this you’ll find racks for additional storage space. A ratchet jockey wheel allows for easy maneuverability, and the whole front end is sprayed in rubberised Rhino Lining for protection and durability.
The drawbar itself can be extended as an option, as shown in the model on review, to facilitate more space if your vehicle has a barn-style rear door, or you’d like to fit a bike rack or outboard motor holder (available as an option).
There’s plenty on the Fraser when it comes to electronics, including twin 105Ah deep cycle batteries and the latest Redarc BMS system combining a 30A 240V charger and DC-DC 12V battery charge booster. There’s a 120W portable folding solar panel, a 400W pure sine inverter, 240V outlets, 12V outlets and dual USB ports. LED lighting is in all the places you need it, including an internal roof light, twin bedside reading lights, an over kitchen light and lights in the storage cabinets.
The tent is easily unfolded by one person thanks to the gas struts. And when packing up, a remote control allows you stop and start the winch while you circle the camper to tuck in the canvas. The canvas is quality Aussie-made Wax Converters, and the tent has a tall ceiling with loads of windows for ventilation. There’s a thermal blanket permanently fixed to the roof of the tent to assist in keeping the tent nice and cool in summer.
The hard floor has individually adjusted legs to negate lumpy or non-flat terrain (a perk of this style of camper) and is big enough to accommodate a stretcher or bunks for the kids as well as a dining table if you need to retreat inside in nasty weather. The door configuration is such that bunks can be left up without impeding access to the tent, with the side door as far forward as it can be, leaving space at the end of the tent. This end wall is also a large door, opening fully to create a lovely inside-outside feel to the living area.
HITS & MISSES
Beautifully finished kitchen
Loads of internal storage for clothes, etc
- Functional ensuite tent and hot shower
I would have liked…
To keep it! This camper really wants for nothing
COMPLETE CAMPSITE FRASER SPECS
Suspension Vehicle Components Cruisemaster Independent trailing arm coil suspension with dual shocks
Brakes 12in electric offroad brakes
Chassis SupaGal RHS 50x50x5mm
Drawbar SupaGal RHS 100x50x3mm
Body Zincalume body with aluminium lid and front box
Wheel/tyre 17in 6-stud alloy rims with 265/75 R17 offroad tyres
- Style Hardfloor
Box size 2250x1900x650mm
Length (hitch to tail lights): 5400mm
- Tent size 4500x1850mm
Gas cylinders 2x4.5kg
Water 120L internal water tank plus 2x22L jerry cans
Cooktop Three-burner stainless steel Smev stove
Kitchen External stainless steel slide-out and swing around kitchen
- Battery 2x105Ah
Price as Shown
$56,500 (plus rego and dealer delivery, if applicable)
The full test appears in CamperTrailer Australia #88 May 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!