Alliance Campers Warrior: Review
There’s room for the whole family in the Alliance Campers Warrior.
While Alliance campers are imported, they are manufactured in the Alliance’s own factory in China and built to an Australian design.
The Warrior is the result of eight months of research in Australia, during which time Alliance produced four prototypes, each a refinement of the previous one, before arriving at the current design, which is now in production.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
A look around underneath revealed a chassis of 60x40x4mm hot-dip galvanised RHS attached to a drawbar of 100x50x4mm hot-dip galvanised RHS. The body panels are powder-coated aluminium to protect against corrosion and to keep the camper weight down.
Suspension-wise, the camper has shock absorbers, heavy duty coil springs and trailing arms, which is a common setup in offroad camper trailers.
One of the camper’s most standout features is the speed with which we went from arriving on-site to having the main tent up and ready to use. It’s an ingenious, graceful system for a softfloor camper that may even leave some hardfloor enthusiasts green with envy. It involves rolling the tent up and over, adjusting a few of the internal pre-fitted poles then hauling the floor out from underneath. It’s fast and simple and that’s just what you want.
While the main tent took only one or two minutes to establish, the annexe setup took, perhaps, another five. However, that’s still a lot faster than many other softfloor campers I‘ve seen. The effort to erect the annexe is definitely worthwhile as it almost doubles the living space and provides coverage for the slide-out kitchen. It’s worth considering that the combination of the annexe together with the main tent probably provides enough living and sleeping space for a family of five.
Power-wise, the Warrior looks to have the right stuff with two 100Ah batteries, a 25A seven-stage Projecta Battery Charger and a 1000W pure sine wave inverter to help meet your needs. For those who like to travel with an array of electrical entertainment gadgets, there is a DVD player and plenty of USB and power outlets. Pick up some portable solar panels and you really would have a decent power system.
HITS & MISSES
- A sizeable tent with ample storage around trailer
- A quality kitchen with large pantry
- Sturdy 14oz canvas, double stitching throughout
- Easy set up
- Powder-coating finish could be better around some drawers
- Inconsistency in the quality of the welded joins
- Placement of pantry above the slide-out kitchen
- Heavy Tare weight
ALLIANCE CAMPERS WARRIOR SPECS
- Tare 1390kg
- ATM 2000kg
- Suspension Heavy duty independent with dual shock absorbers, coil springs and trailing arms
- Brakes 12in electric
- Coupling Polyblock offroad
- Chassis 60x40x4mm hot-dip galvanised RHS
- Drawbar 100x50x4mm hot-dip galvanised RHS
- Body Powder-coated aluminium
- Wheel/tyre 235/75R15 tyres, six-stud LandCruiser stud pattern
- Style Softfloor step through
- Box size 2800x1800mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 4700mm
- Tent size 2800x5200mm
- Gas cylinders 2x9kg holders
- Water135L tank with lockable water filler and electric water pump
- Cooktop Four-burner
- Kitchen Stainless
- Battery 2x100Ah
Price as shown
- $24,999 (plus on-road costs)
Check out the full feature in issue #99 April 2016 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.