TRAKMASTER GIBSON: REVIEW
Hunting for an affordable alternative to the latest wave of offroad hybrid campers? The Trakmaster Gibson camper trailer should meet you're requirements.
SPECIFICATIONS: TRAKMASTER GIBSON
The Gibson pop-top first emerged in 2008 and represented a change in direction for Melbourne-based Trakmaster. It has since developed in to a sturdy and reliable camper with several add-ons during its six year history. The timber-framed construction, excellent Sugarglider independent coil-spring suspension, severe rear cutaway body work and modest dimensions are just a few reasons of why Trakmaster have delivered on this reasonably-priced camper.
With its sleek, aluminium-clad sandwich panels and corrugated stucco-finish aluminium cladding, the Gibson has an old-fashioned feel to it. Yet, with its sturdy and full 150x50mm chassis, aggressive rear cut-away body, huge ground clearance, rugged independent 6in coil spring and large bore shock absorber suspension, extensive under-body shielding and many thoughtful features born of Trakmaster’s 18 years of industry experience, there’s no doubting its capability.
It mightn’t be the newest or highest-tech kid on the unbeaten track, but the Trakmaster Gibson pop-top is an honest and serious offroad traveller at a price that now makes great sense.
- High quality, solid construction
- Instant set-up
- Roomy, very workable layout
- Very attractive price
I WOULD HAVE LIKED
- More headroom above dinette
- Integrated window blinds or curtain retainers
The full version of this review appeared in CamperTrailer Australia #74, March 2014. Why not subscribe today for the latest camper trailer reviews and travel features.
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