Spinifex NomadiX: Review
Hit the offroad tracks with the Spinifex NomadiX caravan, set up with all the kit you'll need to explore the outback.
Spinifex NomadiX highlights
- 6.7m/22ft offroad van
- Front bedroom, rear bathroom
- High level of appointment
- High electrical capacity
Spinifex Caravans builds large custom-designed caravans, but in recent times, has produced several standard designs, including the NomadiX 22ft. In this case, the 22ft (6.65m) length refers to the external body length of van, so it is not a particularly small van.
CONSTRUCTION AND OFFROAD ABILITY
In terms of construction, the NomadiX is built on a 150mm/6in hot-dipped railed chassis, with the usual box section design. Keeping the caravan on the road is Vehicle Components independent suspension with coil springs, polyurethane bushes, twin shock absorbers and trailing arms. The 17in wheels are fitted with 12in electric brakes. Up front, the 4.5t McHitch coupling creates the necessary solid connection to the tow vehicle and gives full articulation in tough offroad undulations.
Fully interlocking aluminium frames are used to keep the bodywork strong and, underneath the silver aluminium cladding, polyboard is used to insulate the van. The NomadiX has quite a boofy look about it but, at the same time, it’s very practical. There’s no shortage of external bin space and, given the load capacity of more than 700kg, you might be tempted to take too much gear.
It’s not hard to see the appeal of the Spinifex NomadiX. It’s not an overly long van but the different areas – bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dinette – are all of proportionate sizes. None are oversized at the expense of another. Clearly, the van has been built with remote touring in mind and, apart from having no grey water tank, it is fully self-contained for that purpose. In short, if you desire a trip to some of the more remote regions of Australia, then the only thing you need to add to this van is yourself and your gear.
- External bin space
- Well set-up electrics
- Well-appointed dinette
- Under-bench microwave oven
- 12V fuses with labels
I WOULD HAVE LIKED
- Apart from a few internal 12V/5V sockets, not much
The full test appeared in Caravan World #524, March 2014. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!
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