New Mars Spirit forward-fold entry-level camper

By: John Willis, Photography by: John Willis

The new Mars Spirit Hammertone forward-fold offers a lot of camper for a budget price.

The forward-fold design, which is becoming more popular with campers allows easier set-up than a softfloor camper and a heap of standard features for just over $15,000.


When assembled the Mars Spirit reveals a large queen size bed with a high density foam mattress that is easily accessed with a folding step. There is also a U-shaped convertible sofa in the main trailer tub and when combined with a drop down table can become another camper-queens-size bed. 

The camper rides on fully independent trailing arm suspension with dual shock absorbers either side and coil springs, which are well designed to cater for the 1300kg Tare and 2000kg ATM.


Fill up the 120 litre stainless steel water tank, add a pair of 4.5kg gas bottle plus two 20L jerry cans into the retainers provided and you will still have around 500 kg of useable load weight for a fridge, accessories, tools, toys and personal needs. 

While some campers at the entry-level end of the market save money by fitting on the fittings, the Spirit has the premium fittings you'd expect of a more expensive camper. _MG_3214

Mars Campers, potentially one of the fastest growing camper trailer manufacturers in the country, has grown exponentially in trhe past few years. To service the demand, Mars has established a wide range of dealerships throughout the country, and has had to expand and open a showroom, assembly and warehouse facilities in both Sydney and Brisbane to enhance the Melbourne base.

The Spirit comes with a five year structural warranty, giving buyers confidence in the product and 

The whole unit is currently being offered at a low $15,499.00 which is well within the reach of most Aussie families as an introductory camper, or an experienced tourer. 

Keep an eye out for a full review of the Mars Spirit forward-fold in an upcoming issue of CTA, subscribe to the magazine today so you don't miss out, and check out more reviews of Mars Campers here.