Stockman Products Kwik Kampa 2 Xpedition: Review
The innovative Kwik Kampa 2 Xpedition by Stockman Products boasts a very unique feature – the camper is made from recycled plastic.
The Kwik Kampa 2 on review is built on Stockman Products’ All-Roada pod base and, as such, is classified a semi-offroad camper trailer. So, while the All-Roada’s chassis is well engineered, the one designed for the Extreme Off Roada riding on independent coils is a better choice for trickier track work. In saying that, the trailer is as light as a feather, so it doesn’t need to be built like an Oka truck to handle the tracks. Oh, and just in case you thought the chassis was made from plastic, too, it’s not. It’s good old-fashioned RHS!
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Staying true to its rust-proof nature, the chassis and two side-mounted jerry can holders are fully hot-dip galvanised while every nut, bolt or hinge is stainless, making it ideal for those living on the coast. The roof bars and front mounted toolbox are aluminium, and the overall length was 3.7m on the unit we reviewed, but you can nominate your preferred spec (from 3.6m to 4.1m) depending on your towing style. There’s roughly around 90kg of ball weight depending on the options you have added. So, with stuff all ball weight, even your average softroader can tow it safely.
When it comes to softfloor campers, there are plenty on the market that are less user-friendly. You’ll find the Xpedition is actually easy to set-up, due in part to its compact size. There’s enough room for two adults on the 100mm double foam mattress, and two kids on the floor if you don’t mind a bit of a squeeze, but it’s better described as a two-person tourer. Internal storage is more than adequate for the task, with a full length slide-out drawer under the bed.
You’re pretty much limited only by your imagination when it comes to kitting this camper out. Bike racks, kayak racks, and a million other options are available. Plus, you can pick your desired drawbar length, too.
The storage box on the front has been well thought out, and you’ve got the option of installing the fridge so it’s always accessible.
Twelve volt power and LED tail lights were fitted in the model we reviewed, with conveniently placed 12V outlets at the bottom of the bed. The 96Ah battery pack is managed with a Projecta 7A DC-DC and 240V charger with remote Volt meter.
HITS & MISSES
- Rust-proof design
- Light to tow
- Great tent ventilation
I would have liked…
- Larger internal living space
- More storage space
- Shock absorbers to help control the bounce a little better
STOCKMAN PRODUCTS KWIK KAMPER 2 XPEDITION SPECS
- Tare 420kg
- ATM 750kg
- Suspension Eye-to-eye leaf springs
- Brakes n/a
- Coupling 50mm ball
- Chassis Hot-dip galvanised
- Drawbar Hot-dip galvanised
- Body 6-8mm poly plastic
- Wheel/tyre 15in Sunraysia-style wheels; all-terrain tyres
- Style Softfloor rear-fold
- Box size 1800x1200x650mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 3700mm Tent size 2000x2000mm
- Gas cylinders 4.5kg
- Water 65L roto-moulded with lockable filler cap
- Cooktop Smev two-burner
- Kitchen Stainless steel
- Battery 96Ah glass gel battery with 7A charger
Price as Shown
The full test appears in CamperTrailer Australia #90 July 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!