Camper Trailer

‘Jerry’ the off-road camper trailer. Build, specs, etc

The advertisement looked so good
The advertisement looked so good

‘Jerry’ is a 7×4 off-road camper trailer made here in Western Australia by Down Under Campers. Basic specs at time of purchase:

  • Extended draw bar
  • Massive front lock box
  • 9ft dyna-proof WCT canvas tent
  • Queen-size bed base (on gas struts) with gas strut hatch under mattress to access trailer well
  • 6ft6in annex (now extended to 8ft)
  • 3x jerry can holders & 1x 9kg LPG gas bottle holder
  • 65L ‘camel’ under-body water tank
  • AL-KO jockey wheel, brakes and Treg hitch
  • Swing-out steel tailgate kitchen with hand pump (to be replaced)

Modifications and Improvements:

Electrical System (build in progress as of 8/7/15):

  • Redarc BCDC 1225 DC-DC charger (25A) with in-built solar regulator
  • Projecta IC2500 AC 240V to 12V DC 25A charger
  • Projecta 120W folding solar panel kit
  • Ritar 120ah AGM battery in battery box
  • 4-gang marine low-profile switchboard with in-built circuit breakers
  • Nasa Marine BM-2 Battery Monitor (monitors and displays battery health)
  • Redarc fusable links and Anderson connectors throughout
  • RV Electronics water-tank gauge
  • Shurflo ‘jetflow’ 11L/pm 12V water pump
  • LED ‘5050’ strip lighting, custom designed, inside and outside tent on dimmer switches
  • USB / cig plug charging on break-out box inside tent on bed base

Kitchen:

  • Drifta DPOR FB PD (pull-out, with return, fridge box, package deal)
  • Drifta pull out storage box with drawers
  • Primus high-output 2-burner stove
  • Stainless steel tap (to pump)
  • Collapsible tubs (sink/water)
  • EvaKool 60L 12V fridge / freezer

Other:

  • Mchitch Automatic 2T off-road coupling
  • Rhino-rack mounting system on storage box lid (holds BBQ or other bulky items)

2 Replies to “Camper Trailer

  1. HI I really like the look of what you have done. What is the setup and packdown time like? Can you use this setup for moving on a daily basis or is it better for being camped in one location

    1. Hi Brenden, We love the trailer, setup and backdown times vary depending on the circumstance, camp location, agenda, etc. For multiple-night stays I setup more gear, like annexe, shower, BBQ and so on, for overnighters I might just flip the tent open, slide the kitchen out and be done with it. We keep a bunk-bed for the kids folded up on top of the trailer bed, so when I fold out the tent, I pull the bunk down, fold it open, set it up for the kids. Probably 15min setup for an overnighter, up to 1hr for a full setup for a longer stay. Pack away takes longer because kids are, well, lets just say their messy. hah cheers

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