Opus All Road: Review
Spacious without becoming bulky, the Opus All Road is perfect for off road adventures.
Opus, a Melbourne-based manufacturer, recently launched the lightweight All-Road which is so light it can be towed by Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota Corolla. This is quite a feat, given that the All-Road is a hardfloor camper trailer.
It achieves this with an alloy-framed composite body and a centre folding top that evenly distributes its weight across the German BPW chassis, for an ATM of just 1050kg. And, with a towball weight of just 68kg, the Opus All-Road can also be towed by other small vehicles such as the Mazda3, Hyundai i30, Audi A3 and Peugeot 308.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The All-Road’s German-engineered lightweight chassis is well-suited for modest national park touring. And those who are new to towing will definitely appreciate the BPW rubber-sprung independent suspension, which provides a sensible, yet uninterrupted clearance for excellent stability on dirt roads. BPW’s integrated override brakes are notable for their smooth operation.
The camper tested was designed for camping at powered sites and didn’t come with a battery and charger, but a 110Ah AGM Oz Charge battery is optional. It can also be set up for solar with an Anderson plug linked directly to a charger.
I was impressed with the All-Road’s more-than-ample internal storage space which covers its entire perimeter. And the 500kg capacity storage space on the roof of this centre-fold camper is just as impressive and ideal for bicycles, kayaks and so on. External locker storage is noticeably lacking, but given the ball weight Purple Line is striving for, it’s hardly surprising.
Measuring 4.9m in length, the Opus delivers luxury six-berth camping, and its low ride height makes following traffic visible through standard vehicle mirrors.
The Classic package, displayed here on the All-Road chassis, is member of the ‘Opus orchestra’, which also includes the Ready To Roll, Family Pack and Full Monty.
HITS & MISSES
- Compact but spacious
- Curved shape when open
- Plenty of headroom
- No in-built step
- No external storage hatch
- Awkward access to rear double bed
OPUS ALL ROAD SPECS
- Tare 680kg
- ATM 1050kg
- Suspension Independent (rubber-sprung)
- Brakes 8in integrated override brakes
- Coupling Winterhoff 50mm ball
- Chassis BPW galvanised steel
- Drawbar BPW galvanised steel
- Body Alloy-framed insulated composite
- Wheels/tyres 15x6 ventilated steel with 215/75R15 GT radials
- Style Centre-fold with dual double-beds
- Box size 2900x2000mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 4900mm
- Tent size 5750x2000mm (headroom 2280mm)
- Gas cylinders Optional 2x4.5kg
- Water Optional 61L
- Cooktop Optional Smev two-burner
- Kitchen Stainless steel sink with laminated bench top
- Battery Optional 110Ah AGM
Price as Shown
- $18,990 (plus on-road costs)
Check out the full feature in issue #94 November 2015 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.