Developing a brand new camper – especially where it is a completely new design to you – can be daunting, even if you have the extensive background of someone like Brian from Altitude Campers. Which is why he came to the decision to use Chinese campers which, in his own words are “pretty much equal to the best we see out of Australian workshops now” and come partially complete ready for the Australian trader to add his own touches before sale.
These touches include installing Australian-made Dynaproof canvas, the option to use the highly recommended Redarc BMS30 battery management system, and a simplified pole and spreader set.
The ball weight is a reasonable 130kg, much lighter than in many of these designs where it can be up around 180-190kg even when empty and threatening to overload the towbar’s limits when fully loaded.
This has been achieved by the kitchen being located at the back where it counterbalances the front-end loads, and a better location of the axle in relation to the camper’s construction, something now being addressed by several manufacturers.
The kitchen is a mild steel frame with a stainless steel top, a stainless steel sink, cold water tap and three-burner Thetford stovetop with a gas cut-off switch built into the glass top.
It’s obvious that with an experienced designer and builder, plus top-notch materials and products, the Altitude Avalanche is very much in the trend of market tastes at the moment.
The Altitude Campers Avalanche is priced at $24,990.