Camper Trailer of the Year 2016 Finalist Skamper Kampers Dingo Hard Floor
The value packed Skamper Kampers Dingo Hard Floor is ideal for family friendly travel.
The Dingo is not short on comforts; three LED strip lights provide plenty of light throughout and there is a light inside the fridge slide. The bed has a queen-size innerspring mattress, with a modesty screen for privacy and handy small canvas pockets either side of the bed for your glasses or phone. The package of 15oz canvas comes complete with all awning walls and floor including a tropical roof, which is great value.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Offroad and out in the scrub, this unit will get to most places you need to go. It’s a well-built trailer with a one-piece, hot-dipped galvanised chassis. It’s got very good ground clearance, a rear recovery point, 12in electric brakes, a stainless steel protected water tank and a McHitch Uniglide coupling to help get you through those steep washouts. Suspension is a solid independent type with coils and twin shock absorbers. Power for your 12V needs come from two 100Ah batteries. If you want to be out in the bush long enough to use your 18kg of gas, you’ll need to upgrade to a DC-DC charger and solar, as charging currently comes via a small 7A mains charger only and an Anderson plug.
The Dingo, being 5.2m long from hitch to tail lights, is not perfect for tight three-point turns on a High Country track, especially with its 1360kg Tare. Once your water, gas, food, frothies and clothes are included, you’ll most likely be pushing up towards the 1900kg ATM. So readers with smaller 4WDs will need to remember that, although you’re likely to get to 99 per cent of the spots you want to reach, you may need to drop a gear or two on hills.
HITS & MISSES
- The value and inclusions offered in the $20k package
- The ergonomics of the kitchen setup
- The dinette setup
- Lots of poles make setting up for extended stays a bit fiddly
- Dinette setup (I’d need to take it away to make up my mind)
SKAMPER KAMPERS DINGO HARD FLOOR SPECS
- Tare 1360kg
- ATM 1900kg
- Suspension Adjustable heavy duty coil suspension with dual shocks
- Brakes 12in electric
- Coupling McHitch Uniglide
- Chassis 100x50x4mm
- Drawbar 100x50x4mm
- Body 1.5mm galvanised sheet with baked enamel paint finish
- Wheel/tyre 265/70 R16 with
- Cooper AT tyres
- Style Rear-fold hardfloor
- Box size 4250x4250mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 5200mm
- Tent 4250x4250mm
- Gas cylinders 2x9kg holders
- Water 150L
- Cooktop Dometic three-burner stove
- Kitchen Stainless steel
- Battery 2x100Ah
Price as Shown
Check out the full feature in issue #97 February 2016 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.