Altitude Campers Classic Off Road: Review
The Altitude Campers Classic Off-Road camper handles tough terrain with ease.
Altitude Campers are designed along conventional, tried-and-tested lines. The DuraGal chassis is built from 50x50mm RHS components with larger 100x50mm rails for the extended drawbar. There’s a good reason for the larger rails on the drawbar, given the large capacity storage box above. For handling the rough stuff, the Cruisemaster independent suspension is fitted with coil springs, trailing arms and shock absorbers.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
The fully fitted out drawbar includes standard items such as the capable Hitchmaster DO35 coupling, jockey wheel, handbrake and winch for lifting the camper floor back into position. However, there are also holders for two optional gas 4kg cylinders and two jerry can holders behind the mesh stone protector.
In addition to all of that, the large storage box on the drawbar has a slide-out for the optional 80L fridge and a large slide-out drawer for kitchen essentials. This, combined with the large bin on the opposite side and the rack built on to the top of the box, means there is no shortage of useful storage space. All the bins have pinched weld seals for keeping out dust and water. Keep in mind, though, that all this storage capacity can impact the tow ball weight, depending on how it’s loaded.
Constructed from Zincanneal steel, the trailer box comes well-equipped. In addition to the front pole holder, two bins built into the offside, fore and aft of the wheels, offer useful empty space, whereas the nearside rear bin contains essential electrical components such as the battery charger and 12V fuses, as well as the 240V AC circuit breaker and slide-out kitchen.
Further forward, the front bin contains the slide-out kitchen. It can be used in two positions, either straight out and in close proximity to the fridge, or it can be swung around and fitted neatly against the side of the trailer, thus leaving more free space under the awning. It’s quite a flexible arrangement but a small downside is that it hasn’t got a bench extension.
HITS & MISSES
- Well put together trailer
- Just about all the basics supplied
- Kitchen easy to set up and use
- Generous storage capacity
- No 5V USB sockets
- No ventilation holes under bed
- No 12V fuse circuit labelling
ALTITUDE CAMPERS CLASSIC OFF ROAD SPECS
- Tare 1100kg
- ATM 1600kg
- Suspension Cruisemaster Independent
- Brakes Al-Ko 10in electic
- Coupling Hitchmaster DO35
- Chassis DuraGal 50x50mm
- Drawbar DuraGal 100x50mm
- Body Zincanneal steel
- Wheel/tyre 16in alloy 265/75 R16
- Style Rear-fold hardfloor
- Box size 1900x2400mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 5000mm
- Tent size 3800x2400mm, with 4400mx2400mm awning
- Gas cylinders 2x4kg holders
- Water 1x80L
- Cooktop Three-burner
- Kitchen Stainless steel external
- Battery 2x120Ah AGM
Price as Shown
Check out the full review in issue #93 October 2015 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.