Best slide-on camper trailers
We tested and rated the leading slide-on campers in order to crown the best: the first time this category has been included in the competition.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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