Review: Rhinomax Scorpion

By: John Willis, Photography by: Alison Kuiter


Decked out for long trips and offroading, the Rhinomax Scorpion Camper is a dependable battler that stays by your side no matter what.

Review: Scorpion 

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SPECS

TRAILER

Tare 1340kg

ATM 2000kg

Suspension Cruisemaster XT fully independent trailing arm suspension

Brakes 12in electric

Coupling DO35 off-road

Chassis Galvanised box section

Drawbar 150 x 50 x 3mm galvanised A-frame

Body Insulated fibreglass composite

Wheel/tyre 16in alloy with with all-terrain tyres

Style Vehicle matched alloy mags

DIMENSIONS

Box size 3.1 m x 1.97m

Length 5.3 metres (hitch to tail lights)

Tent size 3000mm wind-out awning

ACCESSORIES

Gas cylinders 2 x 4.5kg holders

Water 110L poly std plus optional 85L

Cooktop Three-burner gas

Kitchen Marine grade stainless steel kitchen with folding benchtop, three burner stove, large pantry, utensils drawer and sink with hot/cold mixer tap

Battery 2 x 120 AMP AGM (Std)

PRICE AS SHOWN $67,990

Review: Scorpion 

The Rhinomax range of premium campers has always impressed me. They portray a proud respect in their entire presentation. There's Rolls Royce DNA in their design and engineering standards, outback experience in their layout and packaging, and good old Aussie guts and integrity in their ethics.

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The Scorpion has terrific offroad ability with its dimensions and strength, but when you come to the end of a successful journey on a tough track it transforms quickly into a flexible home away from home. For a simple overnighter it’s only a matter of popping open the hinged roof and climbing straight into the large queen size bed with its super comfy innerspring mattress, individual reading lights, 240 and 12 volt outlets, ample ventilation and plenty of room for bedside storage.

Construction

Rhinomax have sourced the finest quality componentry and they match it with excellent manufacturing standards. They start with a strong backbone of a fully welded 150 x 50 x 3mm BHP galvanised steel chassis that runs from the A-frame drawbar to the rear of the 10’ body shell.

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This allows fully engineered twin recovery points at the rear just in case that bog hole is deeper than you think. But you should be reasonably assured the trailer will emerge, with its 1970mm overall width that runs in the tracks of the towing vehicle.

To resist the sand and rock blasting of a million outback miles, or an untimely branch jumping up at you, the floor is fully sealed galvanised sheet – which also adds extra peace of mind for creek crossings.

THE VERDICT

Rolls Royce ingenuity meets good old Aussie strength in the Rhinomax Scorpion. It really reminds me of the strong but often wiry Aussie digger with its attitude and ability. It is one of the lightest comparable hybrids on the market presenting a very high standard of offroad capability. Our poor diggers couldn’t have even dreamed of the level of comfort and features on offer.

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The Rhinomax crew are just damned good blokes and gals to deal with. This is a proud family business with terrific dedication to their products. Overall the Rhinomax Scorpion is a great little ANZAC digger that proves to be a reliable and capable friend by your side. Well, maybe behind you!

ENQUIRIES

Rhinomax Off-Road Campers28 Commercial Rd, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Phone: 07 5309 6454
Email: reception@rhinomax.com.au
Web: rhinomaxcampers.com.au