Camper Trailer of the Year 2015: The Results

Emma Ryan — 5 February 2015

This year we judged campers in four categories ($20-35K, $35-50K, $50K+ and slide-on), with up to four campers in each category.

And what a panel of judges we had at this year’s event. From CTA’s lead reviewer, David Cook, to offroad adventuring legend Ron Moon, we had the best eyes in the business scrutinising the best campers in the market.

This year we took CTOTY to the outback, and what better place for it than NSW’s most iconic inland town, Broken Hill.

We were lucky enough to be welcomed with open arms and gates to Nundooka Station, a 250,000-acre private working sheep and cattle property about an hour out of town. Owners Mark and Lisa O’Connor kindly allowed the raucous CTOTY mob to mingle with their sheep across the sprawling station and to bunker down in the shearers’ quarters.

Without further ado, I bring you part one of Camper Trailer of the Year 2015; a celebration not just of campers, but also the remote places such as Nundooka they allow us to explore.

$20-35K

Opening this year’s awards is the $20-$35K category, which was hotly contested by four quality Aussie-made campers.

Read the reviews:

  • Patriot X1: Camper Trailer 2015 Winner
  • Altitude Pinnacle: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist
  • Tambo Omeo: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist
  • Jayco Dove Outback: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist

$35-50K

With more scope for added comforts, buyers expect serious bang for their buck in the mid-range category.

Read the reviews:

  • Rhinomax Outback Warrior: Camper Trailer 2015 Winner
  • Bushranger Joey: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist
  • Conqueror Commander S: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist
  • Goldstream RV Thunder: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist

$50K+

A trio of top-notch trailers battled hard for the title in the premium category.

Read the reviews:

  • Track Trailer Tvan Murranji: Camper Trailer 2015 Winner
  • Patriot TH560: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist
  • Conqueror UEV-490 Evolution: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist

Slide-on

It was the most closely fought battle of the entire event, so which slide-on claimed top prize?

Read the reviews:

  • Wedgetail Slide-on: Camper Trailer 2015 Winner
  • Travelander Evron DC4: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist
  • Trayon 1830 Diesel Deluxe: Camper Trailer 2015 Finalist


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Photographer

Ellen Dewar & Nathan Jacobs