Mars Campers Extremo: Review
Easy to set up and built tough, the Mars Campers Extremo is ready for your next big adventure.
No ifs, buts or maybes, all offroad camper trailers need a good solid backbone for you to tackle the tracks with confidence. The Extremo has been designed as an offroad track-ready unit. It sports a 3mm-thick fully welded chassis, which is also galvanised with a textured Hammertone finish.
For a budget unit, you’ll find the chassis just looks solid, too, partly because of all the 5mm gussets and braces used for extra strength. The body is also solid, with the trailer’s top/floor being reinforced with a five beam upgrade as standard and finished in checkerplate for a nice and solid footing, once you step inside.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
When it comes to the suspension side of things, the Extremo comes with a full independent system with twin Japanese KYB shock absorbers and heavy-duty coil springs. This system has obvious had plenty of thought, research and testing put into it, as it works a treat out on the tracks.
This unit doesn’t sit very high, so clearance could be an issue if you find yourself on a rougher track than you expected. In saying that, the under-body is quite streamlined, and little things like having a removable jockey wheel instead of a swing-away unit sure go a long way.
The 15in LandCruiser style rims are tried-and-tested, and 10in electric offroad brakes pull this little puppy up on a dime.
The entire camper actually only weighs 1040kg, so with all the gear mentioned above, it’s pretty well engineered, especially for the price. Add in a 2t offroad coupling and the Mars Extremo really does boast more offroad confidence than you would imagine for a hardfloor camper trailer in this price range.
HITS & MISSES
- Super easy to set up
- Solid feel throughout
- Great size kitchen for family
I would have liked…
- Would like to see a battery included as standard
- Jerry can storage is awkward and fiddly
- No floor adjustment legs, making it hard on uneven ground
MARS CAMPERS EXTREMO SPECS
- Tare 1040kg
- ATM 1500kg
- Suspension Independent trailing arm with coils and twin shocks
- Brakes 10in electric offroad drum
- Coupling Poly coupling offroad hitch
- Chassis 3mm galvanised with Hammertone finish
- Drawbar Extended drawbar
- Body Galvanised with Hammertone finish
- Wheel/tyre 15in LandCruiser pattern
- Style Hardfloor
- Box size 2200x1870mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 4300mm
- Tent size 4400x1700mm (plus 2300x4550mm for the fully-enclosed awning)
- Gas cylinders 2x9kg holders
- Water 1x70L and electric water pump
- Cooktop Four-burner gas
- Kitchen Stainless steel
- Power 12V sockets, Anderson leads and power board control panel
Price as Shown
Check out the full review in issue #92 September 2015 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.