Review: Rhinomax Discovery MK2 Hybrid

By: John Willis, Photography by: Alison Kuiter


The sizeable and well-equipped Rhinomax Discovery MK2 hybrid sits at the intersection of comfort and practicality.

Review: Rhinomax Discovery MK2 Hybrid

Presented by Camper Trailer Australia

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SPECS

TRAILER

Tare 1740kg

ATM 2500kg

Suspension Cruisemaster XT fully independent trailing arm suspension

Brakes 12in electric

Coupling DO35 off-road

Chassis Galvanised box section

Drawbar 150 x 50 x 4mm galvanised A-frame

Body 30mm insulated fibreglass composite

Wheel/tyre 17in alloy with with 265/70 R17 all-terrain tyres

Style Steel mag

DIMENSIONS

Box size 4.5 m x 1.95m

Length 6.5 metres (hitch to tail lights)

Body size 4500mm x 1950mm wind out Thule annex

ACCESSORIES

Gas cylinders 2 x 4.5kg holders

Water 125L poly std plus optional 110L

Cooktop Thetford three-burner gas

Kitchen Stainless steel, large sink, hot/cold mixer, large stainless bench space, under sink compartment, a large cutlery drawer and two big pantry drawers above, fridge slide with huge pot/pan and pantry storage with sliding storage drawer plus 85 litre fridge/freezer from Eva Cool.

Battery 2 x 120 AMP AGM (Std)

PRICE AS SHOWN $83,990

I find it heartwarming that the proud tradition of premium Australian design and manufacture is still popular in this topsy-turvy dog-eat-dog world. One of our premium camper manufacturers is the Sunshine Coast's Rhinomax Campers; they have drawn upon the success of their previous models with their Discovery MK2 Hybrid, which comes at a reasonable price and towing capacity, whilst revealing tremendous comfort and facilities.

Quality abounds in the Rhinomax range, with former Rolls Royce engineer and Rhinomax Partner Andy Dean bringing the manufacturing standard up to a superb presentation. But make no mistake; the Discovery Hybrid camper trailer ain't no princess. Its level of comfort may suit royalty, but this unit has the strength and attitude of its Rhinoceros namesake when it comes to its bushability.

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THE VERDICT

The Rhinomax Discovery MK2 Hybrid camper trailer is a finely crafted and superbly appointed large hybrid with the tough Rhino guts to get you there and back again with confidence. Its superb selection of components, layout and facilities are matched with a high level of comfort and facility with an edge that comes from the experience of Rolls Royce engineering.

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I found the Discovery MK2 to be particularly well priced considering its commitment to Australian manufacturing and componentry, and would find it an ideal travelling companion for an extended adventure around our huge continent with all it has on offer.

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