For any heavy-duty American off-road camping trailers, a new Australian trailer comes along. The Bruder EXP-6 Camper is one of the best examples we’ve seen with dual-axle battering ram, all man-vs-nature business outside but comfortable and elegant from its inside, offering the ability to set up camp and live in a peaceful way.
The EXP-6 Camper is long stretching 22 ft in length and polygonal 1.2 in thickness. It is made up of a rugged, airtight galvanized framework built to hold 11 times its weight. At near about 6.6 ft wide, the body is designed in order to match the tow vehicle’s track, navigating narrow roads and trails with skill without any special tow mirrors.
Bruder Exp 6 Off-Road Camper Features
The word Bruder means “brother” in German and developers are the siblings Toby and Dan Bosschieter who built the EXP-6 Camper from the ground up to combine style with substance.
EXP-6 has a set of high-density rubber absorption mounts which sits between body and framework, separating the composite shell from vibrations. The chassis is tightly sealed to be air-tight, which prevents water, mud, sand, and other desert conditions from staining the interior or rusting any components. The framework further includes an integrated Warn winch and recovery points which are tapered and contoured to prevent snagging and is ready to perform through extreme hot and cold.
The EXP-6 Camper has its own snorkel system that sits high above the dust trail, pulling in and filtering air i.e., it prevents any dusty air from slipping past the automotive seals. The owner can turn this system on and off as needed.
Suspension and Ground Clearance of EXP-6 Camper
A pillar of EXP-6 Camper has the multi-link air suspension system providing 12 in (300 mm) of travel. The trailer’s ride height while in motion is adjustable using an accompanying smart phone app, setting it for low, aerodynamic road navigation or high-clearance off-road driving.
The cabin design has full-blown expedition vehicles like the EarthRoamer XV-LTS or Action Mobil Global XRS 7200. The cabin can fit a family of four with a combination of permanent queen bed up front and convertible sofa bed in the middle. Also, optional suspended bunk beds can be added and increase the size of the sofa bed for a total of up to six people. The sofa area further includes a table that can be mounted inside or outside and changed to various positions with LED HD television that can rotate while watching on the sofa, bed or outside.
The most interesting feature is its indoor/outdoor kitchen area which is located on the left side. The kitchen includes a stainless steel sink and diesel cook top, both of which can be accessed from inside or outside. There are availability indoor freezer and storage drawers and an additional counter top.
The other hardware includes diesel heat and hot water; 200 litre of water capacity spread across three tanks and the interior and exterior designed with LED lighting, a full electrical system with 200 Ah battery, 260 W roof-mounted solar, 2,000 W inverter, battery management system, and multiple USB, 240/110 V and 12 V outlets and plenty of storage cabinets, shelves and many more.
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EXP-6 Camper Launch Date and Price
Bruder was launched the EXP-6 Camper in Australia on 2016 with pricing starting at AU$105,000. The EXP-6 prices in the US starts at $68,000 and estimates a $3,000 US shipping cost and plans to set up a more formal distribution network by early 2017.
The extra added equipments includes the added beds, a generator, additional battery and solar capacity, a remote-controlled air conditioning system, and a remote communications pack with satellite phone, UHF radio and emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB). There is also the availability of water-filtration system that pulls and filters water from untreated natural sources, such as lakes and rivers.