Bushtracker 20ft: Review

By: Malcolm Street, Photography by: Malcolm Street

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Leave the bitumen behind and explore the Australian bush with the purpose-built 20ft Bushtracker - a genuine offroad caravan.

Some manufacturers manage to be different on the inside or outside but not both; but there is also a relatively small number who achieve both. One of those is Sunshine Coast (Qld)-based Bushtracker.

Bushtracker highlights

  • Tasmanian oak finish
  • Good storage in all kinds of places
  • Good-sized kitchen
  • Multi-use under bed area
  • 12V fans

Construction and offroad ability

Bushtracker Caravan

The Bushtracker comes with a hot dipped galvanised steel chassis with dual 150x50mm (6x2in) rails. It rides on independent, load sharing tandem-axle suspension which uses trailing arms and an inverted leaf spring, rather than coils, and come shod with 16in alloy wheels.

Above the chassis, the body has an aluminium frame which is fully-welded and double structurally welded. The van’s sophisticated stand-alone electrical system has solar panels, lithium batteries and LED low energy light system.

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Bushtracker Caravan Bedroom

The verdict

What you get with this Bushtracker 20ft is a purpose-built van that's designed for serious offroad touring. Naturally, it comes with all the items you need for remote camping but, at the same time, it comes with the expected weight and price penalties. We’ve seen some larger and different Bushtracker designs but this one certainly has enough space for comfortable living, within a van length that is relatively easy to handle.

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Read an extended version of this review on Caravan World.

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