Offering greater freedom and flexibility than trailer-based campers, slide-ons provide compact comfort and simple set-up procedures, attracting couples and solo tourers seeking a no-fuss, go-anywhere style of camping.
But with all the impact directly on the vehicle, there’s a different set of important considerations when assessing a slide-on, namely weight and its distribution, and the impact that has on the vehicle’s performance and legality. There are no official compliance standards in Australia for slide-ons — they are regarded as a “load” — so it was up to our judges to assess how safely these campers had been put together.
Best slide-on camper reviews
Trayon Dual Cab Deluxe
Taking just three minutes to fully set up camp, or six minutes to detach fully ready for a daytrip, the Trayon Dual Cab Deluxe is simple and versatile to use. With sleeping room for four, excellent power system, heaps of storage space and a 10-year structural warranty currently on offer, this is a competitive camper.
Read: Trayon Dual Cab Deluxe review
Travelander Evron DC2
Fitted with a remote open / close function, the Travelander Evron DC2 is a breeze to set up. At 580kg dry, this was the second-heaviest slide-on tested. With enough space for a family of four and plenty of thoughtful touches such as a plenty of storage, large awnings to increase livable space, and a hot water system, the Evron DC2 is a rig that wows.
Read: Travelander Evron DC2 review
The Wedgetail entrant is the heaviest and most expensive of the slide-ons tested , however, it is a seriously impressive camper. The gas-assisted set-up is a welcome feature to make the job almost automatic. The spacious design has indoor and outdoor living options, and the quality canvas work allows for different awning configurations.
Read: Wedgetail Slide-On review
Carry Me Camper Walk In
The Carry Me Campers Walk In was the cheapest camper in the competition, but it had a lot going for it. Combining a light weight (390kg empty) with a simple but effective design, the Walk In delivers well on the basics. It employs a gravity rather than pump powered water system, to save on both electricity and water usage.
Read: Carry Me Camper Walk In review