Outback Campers Australia Sturt: Review
The Outback Campers Australia Sturt is Australian made for Australian adventures.
No matter how far or how wide you roam, the Sturt rear-fold offroad has an Australian heart. Specifically designed for our sunburnt country’s harsh and unforgiving conditions, it’s no surprise the Sturt is the flagship for Outback Campers Australia (OCA).
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The Sturt’s chassis is heavy duty rectangular high section (RHS) and it features Al-Ko independent rubber torsion bar suspension, 10in Al-Ko offroad electric brakes and an OzHitch offroad swivel coupling so it’s well equipped to handle the toughest terrain. The trailer rides on all-terrain tyres with 15in Sunraysia rims.
With a Tare of 800kg, the Sturt is relatively lightweight, yet robust enough to comfortably handle rough terrain.
The 2.14x1.85m internal guard box trailer allows for increased secure internal storage, rather than the traditional exposed wheel guard trailer design. The massive toolbox on the drawbar is designed to store 12V battery systems, the gas cylinders and the jerry cans so that they are locked away securely and are out of collision areas. The toolbox is also large enough for extra equipment such as chainsaws, outboard motors and even firewood. The gas cylinders were on the A-frame on the model we tested, due to it having a fridge slide in the toolbox.
The camper has a 59L water tank (with bash plate underneath) primarily for domestic usage, with Lowboy hand pump plumbed through to the kitchen. A 12V pump is an option, and I thought the Sturt could have done with increased water carrying capacity. The test model was also optioned up with a swing-over boat rack, fridge slide, 12V battery system and carpet lining.
A 120Ah deep-cycle AGM battery provides one internal and one external 12V outlet, with more outlets as an option.
Some other options include: annexe walls (three walls with one window in each, and a doorway in the front wall); 12V LED strip lighting (including dimmer) that Velcro in three spots on the awning; Joolca gas hot water system; and an easy-to-erect (zip-on, no ropes) rear bedroom for additional floor space.
HITS & MISSES
- Truly Australian made
- Reasonably priced
- Serious offroad camper
- Electrical system could be upgraded
- Water capacity could be increased
- LED lighting is only an option
OUTBACK CAMPERS AUSTRALIA STURT SPECS
- Tare 800kg
- ATM 1250kg
- Suspension Al-Ko independent torsion bar
- Brakes 10in Al-Ko off-road electric
- Coupling Ozhitch
- Chassis 75x50x3mm RHS
- Drawbar 100x50x4mm RHS
- Body Internal guard box trailer
- Wheel/tyre AT tyres on 15in Sunraysia rims
- Style Rear-fold softfloor
- Box size 1850x1250mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 4200mm
- Tent size 2550x1850mm
- Gas cylinders 1x4.5kg
- Water 59L
- Cooktop Smev two-burner
- Kitchen Stainless steel sink
- Battery 120Ah deep-cycle AGM
Price as Shown
- $19,150 (Vic)
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.