CAMEL CAMPERS BUSHMAN EXPEDITION REVIEW

Camel produces a range of softfloor campers, with the lower priced units still retaining the high standards of construction but with fewer bells and whistles. The Bushman Expedition is the brand’s premium camper with a list of sensible options for extended offroad adventures.

Campel Campers Bushman Expedition specifications


The frame is the most important part of any trailer and this one has a tough chassis with its 75x50x3mm zinc annealed Duragal, fully-gusseted, one piece frame extending from end to end, as well as cross sections of similar dimension. There are a couple of 50x50mm cross rails, particularly around the water tank supports, and the entire, fully-welded trailer box is 2mm sheet steel, where many others are only 1.5mm.


THE VERDICT

It’s terrific to see another proud Australian company successfully making quality, time-proven products. Camel has been producing its wares for some 17 years, 14 of those from its current Slacks Creek, Qld facility. The brand’s experience and maturity shows in its flagship Bushman Expedition softfloor. It’s a strong, no-nonsense camper that you can count on in the most trying terrain.


I LIKED

  • Simple, honest, Aussie build
  • Good tent
  • Practical kitchen
  • Shorter walk-through
  • Strong construction
  • Sensible component selection
  • Value for money


I WOULD HAVE LIKED

  • More jerry holders 

The full version of this review appeared in CamperTrailer Australia #76, May 2014. Why not subscribe today for the latest camper trailer reviews and travel features.