When a camper with a sub $20k price tag claims to be ‘offroad’, it pays to be cautiously optimistic. But when we’re talking about the Mars Extremo, those worries are unwarranted. This camper is equipped with all the running gear you’d expect to see on an offroader.
The strong hot-dipped galvanised drawbar and chassis is finished in Hammertone paint and checkerplate detailing. Underneath, Mars’ own independent suspension with coil springs, KYB gas shocks and 10in electric brakes combined with 15in alloy wheels create a capable rig to get you off the beaten track.
And the pleasant surprises don’t end there. Getting set up at camp is hassle and stress-free thanks to the camper’s electric opening system. With the mere push of a button the camper unfurls with ease.
The system works well and is equipped with gas struts if you need to open and close the camper manually, but it should take you 20-25 minutes to get the camper to family-friendly mode from go to whoa.
To top it off there’s a wonderfully large skylight/moonlight above the bed (which certainly brings new meaning to ‘billion star accommodation’), a stainless steel kitchen, four-burner gas stove and a bench extension.
The Mars Campers Extremo Deluxe is priced at $19,990.