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Problems with Imported Campers – AMCTG

HOW DOES ONE KNOW IF THE CAMPER TRAILER IS AUSTRALIAN MADE?
Unfortunately, a number of imported camper trailers claim “100% Australian designed and built”, “Proudly Australian owned” or “Australian made and owned”, so it is not easy for the customer to determine the country of origin.
All Australian made tents have a “care for canvas” label provided by the Australian canvas manufacturer sewn into the tent. Buying from a Guild member with this logo, is a guarantee of Australian manufacture.

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Aussie Damper

Ingredients
Three and a half cups of self raising flour [250gm]

¾ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of cracked pepper
¾ teaspoon of sugar
¾ of mixed herbs
¾ teaspoon of Oregano
One teaspoon of olive oil
Sour milk

Method
Mix ingredients together

Add one & a 1/3 cups of the soured milk
Knead together for about five minutes
Shape into balls and place in a camp oven in the coals
Cook for about 35 to 45 minutes, until the loaf is medium to golden brown, eat with lashing of butter

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Bronte’s Blog – The story behind every Commando

oldccamper-3Five years after Cameron Canvas was founded in 1978, we saw the potential of having a tent on top of a trailer. Choices in those days were limited to a swag, a tent or a caravan and we believed there was an untapped market for those who sought a better but inexpensive way to go camping. Cameron Canvas was one of the first companies in Australia to develop and market the humble camper trailer and the first camper to roll off the production line was called a Cameron Convertor.

Our faith in the humble camper trailer paid off and its demand grew. Over the years, there has been many models released, the Standard Off Road, Standard On Road, Jumbo, Super, Ultimate Hard Floor, U Beaut, Gen1, Unlimited to name a few. We went on to develop an innovative patented product called the Concept tent top, designed out of a need to make the tent easier and quicker to set up and to be more accessible to the mobility impaired. The Concept tent top was massively popular; people were amazed by how easy it was. We went on to further improve the integrated poles technology and it has evolved into what we now know today as the best-selling Easy tent top.

Cameron Campers is recognized in Australia for innovation, unbeaten quality and durability. Many of our campers built over 30 years ago are still being used on the roads today! Look for the Cameron Campers & Canvas badge as you walk through a caravan park and you will be sure to find a Cameron.

The new Commando is backed up with 39 years of manufacturing knowledge to create a happy and trouble-free camping experience so you will feel relaxed and refreshed. Why sacrifice your precious time messing around with pegs, poles and ropes? Why make your holiday miserable with a leaky tent or to arrive back at camp to discover your tent blown away?  Why put the safety of your family at risk with an inferior, untested and untried camper trailer? Why miss on a favourite destination because you are unsure of your trailer’s capabilities? Aren’t you and your family more important than that? We guarantee that you can rest assured with the very best, a Cameron.

We believe camping is all about having fun and that it should be effortless.

We also believe that everyone should have a camper that is made to go where you want to go.

Bronte Scholz

Director, Cameron Campers & Canvas

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Bronte’s Blog: The story behind every Conquest

Inspired by an adventure to Cape York towing a camper trailer, I realised that there had to be a better way to go camping. Traveling over long distances (over 8,000kms) highlighted the need to reduce issues of wind drag and fuel consumption. Being on the road for long periods of time required the necessity of having more storage space, of a bigger kitchen with a large accessible fridge and the desire for more comfort away from home. Because we were on the move every day, I wanted a camper that was even quicker to set up and pack up (if that was possible!), after going through endless muddy creek crossings, I wanted a camper that was easier to clean with external accessories (i.e. gas bottles) not exposed to the elements.

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The escape to Cape York put forth ideas which I desired to be made into reality. I wanted a new camper that would be aerodynamic and lighter to tow without compromising on strength. To be luxurious with all the comforts from home. To have huge storage spaces with a concealed and stylish body to be proud off. To have a bigger kitchen that would make cooking a wonderful experience. A fridge capable of storing much more than a few meals and more importantly, to keep plenty of drinks nice and cold! I imagined designing the perfect camper that would make travelling a pleasure and camping a delight.

The team comprised years of experience with a vast array of skills. We spent more than four years investigating the latest technologies and discovered the benefits of high quality marine grade aluminium and rivet & adhesive constuction.blog conquest4

Prototypes were tried and tested and, if did not meet our high quality standards, was rejected. We wanted a streamlined profile but the angular panels were a nightmare. We persisted again and again until we got it perfect. We would not compromise on quality, standards had to be adhered to and deadlines made flexible to ensure we got it right.blog conquest

The new baby was named the CONQUEST, because we have overcome many obstacles to craft a sensational product and has the proven capability to conquer all types of terrain the way it was designed to be.

Over the years, customers and friends from all over Australia have inspired us their feedback, contributions and for supporting us on this arduous journey. A big thank you to you all (you know who you are).

I am excited to accomplish my ambition of producing the best camper. It is everything I wanted and more.

After 38 years, we finally made it.

Bronte Scholz

Director, Cameron Campers & Canvas

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Bronte’s Blog. The story behind every Companion

Every idea starts with a problem. Customers approached us because they were unable to find a slide on camper that had plenty of storage space, that was easy to set up, had a low bed and allowed you to sleep without having to climb over your partner.

I saw an opportunity to solve the problem by creating a new slide on camper, made to what customers really wanted and not what others thought they should have.

slideonWe started a new flagship model to create an alternative slide on in the market. We spent three years researching and developing slide on prototypes that were road tested to understand what worked and what didn’t work. The earlier difficulties encountered were correcting the slide on weight and making it fit to any type of utility tray. Other challenges were the thick canvas being use, which would make folding of the tent difficult.  All issues had to be resolved before the new model could be released.

We were delighted with the results and the conception of the Cameron Slide On was born. We named the slide on the ‘Companion’ because the Cameron Companion travelled with you wherever you went, like a shadow! Many people were pleasantly surprised at how much storage there was and liken it to the “Swiss army knife of campers as it had everything you need”. You can take as much stuff or more stuff than some people towing trailers with the economy and convenience of a single vehicle.

We believe camping is all about having fun and that it should be effortless.

We also believe that everyone should have a camper that is what you want it to be.

Bronte Scholz

Director, Cameron Campers & Canvas

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Love our new Slide On – Terry Joy and Trudye Hector

We first became aware of the Slide On camper at a 4WD / camping show in Adelaide about 3 years ago, and looked at it 2-3 times over the next couple of years. Our initial interest was sparked by the moon roof and I immediately saw the potential of feeling like you were still outside at night, part of the bush and nature, whilst still enjoying being nestled in the protection and warmth of a tent enclosure.

We finally bit the bullet and ordered one in February 2017, and actually took procession of the demonstration model we saw at the Adelaide Camping Shoe that month. We picked it up on the Wednesday just prior to the Easter break. During this time, Bronte and Jan were very helpful to us and spent considerable time helping us.

Consequently we took it home, had one day to set it up, hose it down and waterproof it, attempt to get used to it and set off for camping on Easter Friday.So our inaugural maiden voyage was camping in the lower Flinders wet of Quorn.

There were a number of features that we really appreciated and which made us feel very proud of our new purchase.

  • We both felt that the wide steps and comparatively low bed were better than most slide ons, and certainly made it easier and safer for getting in and out in the middle of the night.
  • The drop down fridge slide in the gull wing front box made viewing and access of fridge contents so much easier. No more climbing up ladders to access food.
  • The slide out kitchen / stove / table work area worked well and we think having a support pole on the end to take the weight off is both necessary and an idea that others might make note of. The 2 burner stove works well and we were amazed at how quickly we could boil the billy for that all important heart starting cup of coffee.
  • As mentioned previously, it was always the moon roof that drew us back to the Cameron time and time again. It was interesting that when I  said to Bronte that it reminded me of laying outside in a swag looking at the stars and counting satellites, he immediately jumped in and replied “That’s what I feel too and that’s why I built it.” It made us feel somewhat special that when I rang him and just mentioned my Christian name, he immediately said “Is that Terry of Terry and Trudye that like the moon roof”. He remembered us even though he would of dealt with hundreds of people. So in our inaugural Easter trip, it coincided with a full moon and clear skies and it was good to wake up with light and visibility in our beds.
  • The drawer fridge was good and gave easy access to those items used daily and on a my frequent basis.
  • Trudye felt that even though the wash basin with fold up handles was a useful addition, and more useful than a fixed set up.
  • We took the camper off the ute and set it up on its legs over the Easter period, which we would tend to do at any time when we were not travelling camping (different campsite very night). I was pleasantly surprised at its stability and also the ease of reversing back under it when it came time to leave.

All in all we like it, are happy with our purchase, and appreciate those features which make life a little easier than in the past. From my point of view, I go camping to be out in the bush, experience new places and sights and spend time absorbing nature and these things that make life worthwhile.

The Cameron Slide On gives me more time to do those things while knowing that life back at camp is satisfying. We appreciate the time Bronte and Jan took to make this possible.

Terry Joy & Trudye Hector

 

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Chinese Campers THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

Roam Magazine – Issue 24 2016 | 2017
Read the Full Article Here >

“In 2007 the online forum for camper trailer enthusiasts, CamperTrailers.org, suddenly found a third of its one million hits per month were coming from China.
Who goes camping in China? It seemed an inexplicable piece of data. Then came the first wave of Chinese-built campers. This explained the interest from China: they were taking our ideas to include in their products. The first examples landing here were diabolically bad. Welds were terrible, engineering questionable and component choice poor. They seemed to fall apart while you looked at them. The outback soon became littered with their bones. This was compounded by poor or non-existent after-sales service, often from importers who knew little of the product or its use. They were simply importing and selling “stuff”.

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The ‘I can’t be bothered to cook’ yummiest Silverside Recipe Ever

Always our kids favourite. Too easy!

Ingredients

  • 1 silverside pot roast
  • 2 -3 litres ginger beer

Method

  1. All you do is put your silverside in the pot pour you ginger beer over till its completely covering the roast and then cook on stove or campfire.
  2. Let it simmer covered for 2-4 hours
  3. Serve with vegetables i.e. carrots or mashed potato vegetables, and mustard or horseradish sauce

 

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Too Easy Beef Stew

Our favourite to eat on a cold night around the campfire

Ingredients

  • 900g beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried or chopped parsley  
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (optional)

Method

  1. Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, parsley, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and celery.
  2. Cover, and cook on Moderate setting for 4 to 6 hours.
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Australian Canvas is the best in the world

Australian Canvas is the best in the world

Australian Canvas is the best in the world – and yes, Canvas is still made in Australia.

Wax Converters Textiles is the leading canvas manufacturer and is based in the Hunter Valley of NSW. They produce their canvas using the DYNAPROOFED process.

Made for Australia Conditions

Dynaproofed Australian Canvas The Dynaproofed range of canvas fabrics are tried and proven with many customers still having camper trailer and caravan tents performing well for over 20 years. This is due to only the highest quality ingredients being used for manufacturing with UV Stabilisers, Colour Pigment, rot proofing agents, mildew inhibitors, acrylic binders and water proofing waxes all scientifically and carefully selected. With Australia being the harshest outdoor environment in the world – other canvas manufacturers based in Europe, America and/or Asia do not require such high standards for their canvas to perform in their local markets. This means that their fabrics are not really suitable for the Australian climate.

Dynaproofed Canvas is produced to achieve 2 performance properties:
1. Keeping the rain out during storms, and
2. Allowing airflow inside the tent in hot and tropical environments. Thus, no condensation inside the tent.

The 2 aspects are not readily achievable and have come about with technically superior weaving constructions and production processes that WCT has developed over decades of canvas manufacturing.

From AMCTG

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Warnings: Trailer Ball Weight, Breaking Chassis, Canvas

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Warning on Trailer Ball Weight

There is ample evidence that the ball weight on imported forward fold campers often far exceeds the maximum allowed of the towing vehicle and therefore is illegal to tow and voids insurance in the event of an accident.

Specifications on these campers neglect to state the ball weight and sales people often under state the ball weight.
The design of forward fold campers locates the axle near the rear of the trailer and with tool and fridge boxes, jerry can holders and gas bottle holders on the drawbar making the ball weight excessive particularly when loaded.

Reports from a number of very unhappy customers is that the actual ball weight when loaded is more than 250kg thus exceeding the allowed ball weight of the towing vehicle And refusing to refund the purchase price.

Warning on Breaking Chassis

Reports of suspension and chassis failures on imported campers are increasing.
This is not unexpected as experience from many former users of Chinese steel is that it can be brittle and fails under vibrations caused by outback conditions particularly corrugations. Australian steel is equal or better to the best in the World.

Investment in a Guild members product may cost more but consider it an investment for reliability, peace of mind and resale value.

Warning on Canvas

The most important component of a camping trailer is the tent because if it leaks can ruin a holiday.
Tests carried out on a number of samples of Chinese can as by the CSIRO and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology show that the canvas is far short of Australian Standards.

From AMCTG

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Orange Jaffas

Ingredients

  • 10 oranges
  • 1 recipe chocolate cake batter, prepared in advance (box mix is fine)

Method

  1. Cut the tops off the oranges and scoop out the pulp.
  2. Fill the oranges three-quarters of the way with the chocolate cake batter (or cake mix) of your choice, then put the orange tops back on and wrap each orange in aluminum foil.
  3. Place directly onto the smoldering coals of the campfire, avoiding any intense flames, and cook for about 30 minutes, turning once or twice.

Recipe from www.chowhound.com

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White chocolate & passionfruit mousse

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp
  • 150g white chocolate
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 medium Easter eggs

Method

  1. Beat well 3 egg yolks and 1/4 cup caster sugar until pale and creamy. Fold in 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp alternately with 150g white chocolate, melted, and cooled slightly. If the chocolate is too hot, the mixture will seize.
  2. Beat 300ml thickened cream until soft peaks form, and in a separate bowl beat 3 egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold into the passionfruit mixture.
  3. Break tops from 6 medium Easter eggs and sit eggs in serving glasses. Fill with mousse and refrigerate for 3-4 hrs or overnight until set. Serve with chocolate shards for dipping.

From taste.com.au

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Salmon Croquettes

When fishing at Cape Le Grand, WA, we were fortunate to catch some big salmon to put a smile on our face. We used this recipe when the kids were sick of eating the fish. You won’t stop at one! A friend we were traveling with hated eating potatoes but loved the croquettes.. He couldn’t get enough of them 🙂

Ingredients

  • 51/2 lb salt cod fish, rinsed (skinless,boneless)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 garlic cloves, 3 smashed, 5 minced
  • 1 lb yukon gold potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
    3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper (piment d’Espelette) or 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded & minced (decide how much to add, remember it is HOT!)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fine breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedge, for serving

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, cover the salt cod with cold water and soak in the refrigerator for 24 hours or for up to 2 days. (I have heard that it is good to soak in milk – at first, then water!).
  2. Change the water at least three times. Drain the salt cod; transfer to a large saucepan. Add the milk, thyme, bay leaf, and smashed garlic.
  3. Pour in enough water to cover the fish by 2 inches; simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, until the fish flakes with a fork.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fish to a plate and let cool & flake the fish. Add the potatoes to the saucepan and simmer until tender, 10 minutes.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to a large bowl along with 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid; mash to a coarse puree.
  6. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the shallot and minced garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 4 minutes.
  7. Scrape the mixture into the bowl with the potatoes & add the salt cod, (cilantro, piment d’Espelette or minced Scotch Bonnet) or  (Add the coriander or parsley, the chopped scallion or onion and freshly grated pepper to taste.), and egg yolk and stir until blended.
  8. Refrigerate the mixture until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  9. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs with 1 teaspoon of water.
  10. Put the flour and breadcrumbs in shallow bowls. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  11. Form the salt cod mixture into 1-tablespoon-size balls. Dredge the balls in flour, dip them in the beaten eggs, and coat with the breadcrumbs.
  12. Arrange the croquettes on the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until chilled, about 10 minutes.
  13. Fill a large, deep skillet with 1/2 inch of vegetable oil and heat until shimmering. Working in 2 batches, fry the croquettes over high heat, turning once or twice, until golden all over, about 4 minutes; drain on paper towels.
  14. Transfer the croquettes to a platter and serve with lemon wedges, I have also seen it served with Tomato Sauce.salmon-plateRead more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/salt-cod-croquettes-436548
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A touch of Mexicana: Nachos

Again, another recipe that is a big hit with adults and kids.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • A tin of diced tomatoes
  • Small tin of corn
  • Sugar for taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Vegetable stock for taste
  • Fresh parsley or coriander
  • Fresh chilli (optional)
  • Plain corn chips
  • Cup of cheddar cheese
  • 250g Sour cream
  • Mashed avocados mixed with 250g sour cream
  • 1/2 cup tomato salsa

Method

  1. Cook onion for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a spoon for 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Add tomato paste, tinned tomatos, water, tinned corn, pinch of sugar and lightly sprinkle with vegetable stock. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until thick. Stir through chilli, parsley or coriander.
  3. Arrange corn chips on a plate or bowl. Top with mince. Sprinkle with cheese.  Top with salsa, avocado and sour cream. Serve with rice.
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Jassi’s Awesome Burgers

My teen daughter loves making these easy home made beef patties for hamburgers. Great for fussy eaters 🙂

Ingredients

  • 500g beef mince
  • One diced onion
  • Plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Mixed Italian herbs
  • Vegetable stock to taste
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon of McCormick Bush spices and Mountain Pepper (from Woolworths)
  • 6 Fresh Damper hamburger rolls (from Woolworths) or your favourite bread rolls

Method

  1. Combine and mix the mince, spring onions, onions, eggs, bread crumbs, mixed herbs, pepper and lightly sprinkle vegetable stock into the mixture for taste
  2. Make a ball of the mixture and flatten to make a pattie.
  3. Coat pattie with plain flour and place into a hot frypan.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with Damper bread rolls, chutney or worcestershire relish or BBQ sauce, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced beetroot, crispy bacon, sliced cucumber, cheddar or jarlsberg cheese, fresh or tinned pineapple, coldslaw.
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Tam’s Chilli BBQ Corn Cobs

I absolutely love this recipe, perfect when hot or cold and cooked in a Webber-q or similar. It can also be cooked over the camp fire if you wish.

Ingredients

  • Corn Cobs husked
  • Butter
  • Oil
  • Fetta cheese – diced
  • Fresh chilli – chopped (optional)
  • Fresh parsley
  • Lime

Method

  1. Put corn cobs husked onto a tray and drizzle with oil.
  2. Fire up the webber-q or similar and heat up for 10 mins.
  3. Turn down temperature to moderate (1/2 way on dial)
  4. BBQ corn cobs for 10 mins then rotate cobs and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Put cobs onto a plate and top with butter, fetta, chilli and parsley.
  6. Drizzle with a squeeze of lime.
  7. Serve immediately.
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Grandma’s Golden Dumplings

Easy and a perfect desert for camping, no oven needed to bake. Always a hit with the kids.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) milk

Method

  1. Combine 2 cups (500ml) water, brown sugar, 1/4 cup (60ml) golden syrup and 50g butter in a large saucepan. Stir over a low heat until melted.Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, use your fingertips to rub in 50g butter into flour. Combine milk and 1 tablespoon golden syrup. Stir into the flour mixture until well combined.
  3. Bring the sauce to the boil then drop heaped dessert spoonfuls of the mixture into the sauce. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Serve with long life cream and enjoy 🙂
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Grandma’s Happy Hour Dip

On family gatherings, Grandma will bring her cheese and bacon cob dip and everyone would be asking for more!  Quick and easy recipe perfect for around the campfire.

Ingredients

  • 500g cob loaf

Method

  1. Cut 4cm off top of cob loaf to form lid. Scoop bread from centre of loaf, leaving 1.5cm edge. Tear or roughly chop bread pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until bacon is browned and onion has softened. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chives to bacon mixture. Stir in creamed cheese. Mix until combined. Add cream, sour cream and grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon mixture into loaf. Arrange lid, bread pieces in a single layer around loaf.
  5. Sprinkle top of dip with extra chives. Serve warm.

Recipe from Taste

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Auntie Jan’s Tuna Mornay

Both adults and kids love Auntie Jan’s Tuna Mornay. Quick and easy to make. Perfect for those times when you set up camp late and need to feed kids in a hurry.

Feeds 4 people, simply double the recipe to feed 8.

Ingredients

  • One tin of tuna of brine
  • One onion
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Fresh or tinned corn
  • Dried or frozen peas
  • Grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1-3 tablespoons of flour
  • Cornflakes (optional)

Method

  1. Dice onion and fry in pan with butter until soft.
  2. Add the flour with the onion with extra butter and mix (don’t burn).
  3. Add in the milk, corn, peas and stir.
  4. Add in the tinned tuna and stir over gentle heat.
  5. Add in the sour cream and grated cheese.
  6. Serve with cornflakes sprinkled on top (optional) with rice or pasta.

Enjoy!

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Damper on a stick

My kids love this one, tasty and fun to make. Perfect to eat hot with butter, jam and cream or vegemite 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 – 1 cup milk
  • pinch of salt

Method

  1. Rub the butter through the flour until it is all crumbly.
  2. Mix the salt, sugar and a little milk at a time until  it forms a dough.
  3. Divide and roll into a snake shape. Wind around a clean, dry stick. Hold over the campfire to cook.

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Recipe from Kidspot

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The Award Winner.. Service to the Industry by a Business – Cameron Campers and Cameron Canvas

We are proud to announce that Cameron Canvas and Cameron Campers have won the ‘Service to Business’ Inaugural Award for oustanding achievement and service to the Caravan and Camping Industry. John Scholz accepted the award on behalf of Bronte Scholz (as was away). Our big thanks to the Caravan and Camping Association for recognising our service, innovation and contributions to the industry over the many years.

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Congratulations to all the Award Winners. It is fantastic to see such great talent in our industry.

Service to the Industry by an Individual: Larry Weepers
Service to the Industry by a Business: Cameron Campers and Cameron Canvas (Pictured) John Scholz,
Young Achiever: Alan Fairhead, Home of 12 Volt Northern
Innovation Award: Redarc Electronics (Pictured) Lex Clark

Pictured with CCIASA CEO David Duncan and President Mike Ford, Chairman of the Judging Panel Grant Piggott and sponsors Peter Attard (AdGrowth), David Smith (Discovery Parks) and Michael Siebert (Adelaide Expo Hire).

 

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Happy Testimonial

Dear Bronte and team,

We have just returned from a seven week trip through central Australia and the Kimberley and thought we would give you some feedback regarding our trailer.

Firstly, can we say that we are very impressed! We travelled from our home north of Melbourne up the Stuart Highway, across the Tanami Highway to Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater and Purnululu National Park.  From there we stuck to the bitumen for a while and headed over to Broome, then back on the dirt up to Gynlmarung Campground on the Dampier Peninsula.  From there we had a few nights in Derby and then spent two weeks on the Gibb River Road (including a trip up the Kalumburu road to Mitchell Falls)  We came back home via the Buchannan Highway and then on to Alice via the Stuart Highway.

Aside from one flat tyre, the only maintenance the trailer required was a slight tightening of the wheel bearings after around 5000km. With so many short stops we found the concept design far easier to set up and pack down than our original Cameron trailer.  We are very pleased that we allowed ourselves to be talked in to the framed dust cover as this provided invaluable shade during the heat of the day.  With a simple line of LED strip lighting around the inner edges of the dust cover, dinner time was also made much easier (it gets dark early in WA!)  We have also added LED strip lighting inside the tent itself which makes life at night time a lot easier.

The water tank was also a valuable addition which made everything that much easier – cooking, washing and cleaning up. The clothes drawer also made set up and pack down far quicker as it saved us from having to pack bags every morning.  Just as a note to future customers, the Coles “fridge bags” that retail at the checkouts for around $2.50 fit perfectly in the drawer.  We had eight of these bags lined up in the clothes drawer, meaning the tent never had clothes strewn everywhere – once again making pack up far quicker.

Due to the design and ease of this trailer we returned from our trip feeling refreshed. Our fatigue was non existant because we were not fighting with canvas or spending hours setting or packing up.

Please find attached some pictures of the trailer at Gynlmarung Campground on the Dampier Peninsula. We also have a video of the trailer coming out of Adcock Gorge (on the Gibb River Road) if you are interested.

Once again, congratulations on an excellent product. We are very happy with our new trailer and are looking forward to its next trip (hopefully Innaminka and the Gammon Ranges!)

Sincerely,

Sarah and Troy Petschel

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Why choose a Cameron?

There are many reasons why to choose a Cameron

We don’t just put our name on our campers but we put our heart into it… because building enduring campers is our passion.

We have over 39 years of manufacturing camper trailer and canvas experience. We know what we are talking about. “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom.” Albert Einstein

We are a family business based in Lonsdale, South Australia since 1978. We are a brick and mortar business, not just simply a mobile number. We give you peace of mind that we will be around for years to come, give you service and will always address any concerns or issues that you may have.

We are an Australian leader of camper trailer manufacturing and guarantee that all our campers are subject to strict engineering compliance for Australia Standards and that the complete manufacturing process is conducted here in Australia with the very best of materials – including chassis, body, suspension, tent and canvas. We are a proud member of the Australian Manufactured Camper Trailer Guild (AMCTG). Don’t be stranded with an inferior product.

 Both our trailer and tent is all manufactured here in Australia. Many competitors claim that their camper trailer is Australian made but it may be just the trailer or just the tent or only the roof but not the walls! In doubt, ask. The Australian Manufactured Camper Trailer Guild will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We use only superior proofed canvas that is three times more waterproof than other locally supplied canvas. It is also mildew resistant, highly breathable, dimensionally stable with balanced canvas weights. A tough canvas made for tough conditions.

We manufacture all our tents from genuine Australian made proofed 508gsm (15oz) heavy duty canvas on our roof and walls for tear resistance and durability, greater insulation and light block-out. The natural hydrophobic qualities of canvas combined with it’s breathablity provides a product that is both water resistant and rapid drying. The canvas is treated to be mildew resistant. All tent work is double stitched and reinforced at stress-points for longevity, durability and greater sealing.

 We are innovative and one of the first to build camper trailers here in Australia. We use the latest rivet and adhesive construction technology and designed a number of patents including the clever easy fold technology for quick tent set up and pack up and the unique framed Dust Cover which doubles as a quick easy kitchen awning. There is a reason why we do things the way we do, to make camping easier.

Our campers is designed in minutia detail and always road tested to ensure it will withstand Australia’s toughest conditions.

Buying from us means you can have confidence in the quality of our products and that it will last, be reliable and safe for its purpose and not just an imitation or a copy. It also means that you can make further modifications to your camper, can be repaired by us or easily access replacement parts.

Cameron Campers gives a 5 year canvas warranty on all new campers for sale and a full handover at delivery, giving you peace of mind. We have many satisfied and happy customers all over Australia and we know you will be too. Check out our Testimonials page to see what our customers are saying.

 

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We got the camper up ( at dusk!) no problem at all. Had a lovely first night at Kuitpo forest reserve, only about 30 mins from you, in the hills.

Thanks for all your help. We’ll have fun stocking up on various container boxes at Mildura later today.

We love the camper and can see lots of adventures – in comfort! – ahead.

Mary and Peter

 

All in all we like it, are happy with our purchase, and appreciate those features which make life a little easier than in the past. From my point of view, I go camping to be out in the bush, experience new places and sights and spend time absorbing nature and these things that make life worthwhile.

The Cameron Slide On gives me more time to do those things while knowing that life back at camp is satisfying. We appreciate the time Bronte and Jan took to make this possible.

Terry Joy & Trudye Hector

 

.I call it our Swiss army knife of campers as it has everything. We have as much or more stuff than some people towing trailers with the economy and convenience of a single vehicle. I love that it’s so quick to set up if you want to stop on the side of the road. The fly cover on the top gives it extra protection from the weather. The cover over the kitchen is great in sun or rain (and we have had lots of both). It’s great to be able to get to all the draws and cupboards without opening the top and stop and cook lunch without any trouble, we also take the camper on picnics as we always have everything with us.

T & T Simon

 

Hilary and I were very impressed with our slide on camper, we were able to get to places that would have been inaccessible if we had been towing a trailer or caravan. The ability to be self-sufficient in remote area’s was high on our priority list as was a rugged built that would withstand the rigours of outback travel. I really appreciated the quality of the tent work and we both thought the wide steps and large queen-sized bed made for very comfortable sleeping. After a hard day of dust and corrugations the last thing you need is to be assembling poles and bashing in pegs, thanks to your ‘Concept/Easy’ design, and after a few days Hilary and I were able to set up our camper and relax with a cold beer/wine in less than 10 minutes.

Chris and Hilary Keeley

 

The Cameron Campers Slide-on may look like a sort of cross-between a roof top tent and a utility tray but the manufacturers actually claim that it’s easier to set up than a hard floor camper and thanks to having no pegs, poles or guy ropes pack up is quick and easy, especially for those who may be physically limited. Also, the bed is configured so that you’re actually sleeping across your vehicle, which means you won’t have to climb over anyone if nature calls at 3am, as someone who’s copped a few knees and elbows from such efforts in the past, this is a great design feature in my book.

Unsealed 4X4

 

We have had our slide-on camper since 2008. We really liked the back up service, the hot plate was great to use over the fire and the camper tent was easy to get in and out.

Mark and Tracey Wade

 

We really enjoyed our 10 weeks of travelling with the camper. We setup nearly every day and kept on the move so were able to see so much of the outback. It was great being self sufficient.

D & J Thomson

 

Travelled almost half of Australia on dirt with no problems and we love our bush camping. Survived category 2 cyclone with our annexe up, no problems or breakages.

Mike & Lyn

 

.We found the draw fridge excellent, the kitchen works great and the canvas work is the best.

P & K Gaskell

 

Thank you all very much for the effort put in and working as a team. Seems like a happy place to work! Thanks Guys.

T Price

 

It is all and more than what we expected. It was great to be treated so professionally and have the time afforded to us by your staff. We really appreciate the fine tuning to suit our car. The whole process was great! We will be definitely be passing on our recommendations.

Felicity & Lance

 

Cameron Campers have a VERY good deal if your going for a single cab they have a box on the back and roof racks with a fold out camper. I preferred it to the carry on camper, it sits lower and looks a lot stronger and more comfortable.

Australia4WD forum

 

People can’t believe how much space we have once the camper is set up as it is so compact on the Ute.

W & B Schulz

 

I love my slide-on camper. The best part is the easy access bed and I love the draw fridge. After 5 days camping, the fridge is still running!

D Bowman

 

We totally loved the freedom of having our accommodation on our back.

K Hampton

 

Great customer service. Have enjoyed meeting and dealing with everyone.

P Lucas

 

We took the companion camper on its maiden voyage for 3 nights to Double Island Point. Had a ball!! Camper is an absolute cracker!!! Very comfortable and warm.

T Svancar

 

So easy and quick to set up. So easy to get away.

R Caine

 

Love our tray camper, go anywhere, anytime. Quick and easy to put up and down and meets all our needs.

K Hampton

 

We have returned from our epic journey and the camper worked extremely well. We could have sold the camper 10 x over.

S & B McFarlane

 

We love everything about our camper. The bed is comfortable and especially love the fridge draw, which allows the Waeco to keep the drinks cold. We bought a camp shower and placed that on the rack to soak up the sun while travelling and were able to have a warm shower at the end of the day. We love the fact that we can make a last minute decision, pack the food and we are  off.   

B McHahen & P Brightwell

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The slide-on camper is great and I am very happy with the service. When I set up my slide-on camper, people are amazed at how much tent area comes out of a small unit so easily.

S Brooks

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The camper has been wonderful and we still look at caravans and wonder why people opt for them over a camper!

Eric and Meryl Stanthorpe

 

Been living in our Cameron Conquest for the last 2+ months on the road through SA, NT and Qld. Love it.

Robert Swann

 

We would like to thank the team there for their fantastic customer service and friendliness over the years. We have had a 2nd hand and new camper from you and so many adventures and memories created.

Dianne Rodgers

 

I just wanted to thank you soooo much for everything you have done for us and for all the time and effort you have put in to ensure our camper trailer experience is second to none. Your passion for camper trailers is catchy and your enthusiasm and attention to detail is amazing and truly inspiring! We are so fortunate to have stumbled across you at the camping show and thank goodness we trusted our instincts and went with your company.

Hermione and Ron Watts

 

Congratulations on your 40th Year anniversary

We first saw our camper at the caravan and camping show at Rosehill back in Early 2000 together with some friends of our who also liked the camper – after going through the details with the representative at the time – we purchased our campers and were told they would be ready in the following September. We picked them up in Adelaide in the September and went on our first tour up through Broken Hill, Menindee Lakes (when it had water) through Omeo, Walwa Resort, and Jindabyne just to name a few…. we loved our camper and the experiences we had in it… we had many weekends and holidays travelling far and wide throughout the five years we had it.  We sold in 2005 to our cousins, who had many trips in it with their family. At the end of last year we were fortunate enough to buy it back – our now adult children were so excited that it had returned home for us to create more memories.

This camper has travelled extensively throughout Australia from outback NSW and the Victorian High Country, South Coast NSW, through the Simpson Desert, into the Kimberly’s, out to the red centre, and into WA just to name a few. We are always inviting interested people in to take a look at the features and quality of our camper.

We have just over the camper with a fine tooth comb in preparation for our next trip to the Flinders Ranges – Strzelecki Track up into Birdsville.  After all these years, nearly 18 of them, there is no evidence of any metal fatigue or even a crack in any of the welds.  This is testament to the quality of the Cameron Camper build. The build of the Cameron and the quality canvas work is second to none – it has never let us down.

Happy Campers Karen & David Bate, NSW

 

Our first long trip in the camper – away for 8 weeks. We encountered a lot of rain and some very strong winds but the camper coped well.  Just had to be a bit careful in the pack up with the winds.  Was interesting the comparisons with the two other campers travelling with us (see photo 11).

Plusses and minuses of course but the bigger floor area, spacious kitchen benches/storage and generous headroom over the bed were clear advantages for given all the rain we are glad we purchased the awning and had the split mermaid, whilst struggling a bit in the heavy winds the mermaid gave us shelter at either end we couldn’t have done without. Very easy to tow – I had to keep reminding myself it was on the back.

Simon Wood

 

The Conquest towed great and so quick and easy to setup and pack up. Under 5 minutes to setup the tent side and another minute for the kitchen and first beer done. Can’t wait to hit the road to tour Australia.

Robert Swann

 

I have an early model Cameron Canvas camper, now approaching 25 years. It has been around Australia twice and across Australia twice, loaned to relatives and friends for camping trips and towed to improbable 4WD campsites. I love it for its simplicity, durability and ease of handling. Perfect for campsites around  the Victorian high country, where I live. The canvas and floor are still like new, frames and zips still function perfectly and there is no deterioration in the stitching. This is a high quality product which I have no hesitation in endorsing and it’s Australian made, as a bonus.

Gavin Sorrell, Alexandra, Victoria

 

I have had a Cameron Camper since 1993 and it has been great. Still using it today.

Alan (Sydney)

 

The previous owner had repaired it with bicycle patch type ovals which couldnt cope with outback QLD last summer- we wilted a bit too.
Love your canvas, a couple of times we’ve been away and thought it was still dark outside when the sun had been up for ages.
Your customers must all have a reputation for being lazy!

Kendra Radford

 

Thank you so much for the lovely new addition to our family – we LOVE it.

Bronte we really appreciate the time you spent with us on Friday, thoroughly working through everything on the camper…. and the written instructions came in handy, preventing any hint of a fight J. We arrived at camp around 4:30pm Friday, at Punyelroo with park managers looking nervously on as they knew it was our first time. Well before we knew it it was up and operational. Mick the park manager was most impressed with our efforts and VERY impressed with the camper, he couldn’t wait to have a sneaky peak – he appears to be a big fan of the Cameron camper.

We had a fantastic relaxing weekend, continually being amazed. I must mention that throughout the weekend I kept look at the camper and said to Kelly how good a condition it was in, it actually looks brand new so thankyou for all the time and effort you put into the camper. We have a saying at Yalumba, ‘we do the little things brilliantly’ and I think this can be said for you and your products… even down to the ‘CC’ branding on all aspects of the trailer.

Thanks again to both of you , you have been very supportive and patient with us and we are grateful.

Sarah & Kelly

 

The concept tent makes set up for one night a breeze. Especially with the hard frame cover over the kitchen.

David Harmer

 

The camper got a good shake up on the 150k dirt section of the Mereenie loop road. We shook a few nuts loose over the corrugations, but nothing major. The camper towed really well for the whole trip, and fuel economy was better than I expected.

Mark and Kirsty Elson

 

The Conquest really is easy as. Excluding the annex we were set up in 20 mins and just as easy to put down. This IS the way to go and heaps of storage. Well done Bronte and Jan.

Reuben Summerell

 

Lots of shade, comfy bed, great kitchen, lots of room inside and out…… love it. Reuben Summerell is happy that I’m happy to camp more often.

Angela Summerell

 

Can I say how much we our new Conquest. Have been marvelling for days at how clever and well thought out the design is.  We cannot wait to hit the road with it next week!!

Tammy Manna

 

We had an imported camper top to fit our trailer and we were not happy with it. We chucked it and replaced it with a Cameron EASY tent top and it fits the trailer perfectly, hell it is good! It’s like it’s made for it from new. We have found the tent so easy to flip out and people have come up just to look at it. One camper said he saw us rock up and then the next thing there was a house set up! The bed orientation is great, steps to stand on is great and you don’t hit your head on the roof and love the bed awning, it is always used. Everything works well the way it’s meant to. Workmanship is outstanding.

Roderick Filsell

 

We have had 2 Cameron Campers over the last 15 years or so. The original is still in great condition and being used by a friend. Our upgraded Concept is fantastic and travelled many miles off road without an issue. Bronte, Janeece and the gang at Camerons have always been very helpful and friendly. I would not hesitate in buying another if we want a further upgrade in the future. Highly recommended.

Kerry Wright

 

Outstanding build quality, great service and everything explained. We have had a cameron camper for over 2 years and cannot fault it.

Mark Santospirto

 

Been to the Kimberley for 7 weeks and absolutely love our camper and think it is brilliant. So easy to set up and love the framed dust cover over the kitchen (we put led lights underneath the cover for lighting). Our Concept went through a “mini tornado” in WA. Everything in the kitchen was thrown about the campsite, but the tent/trailer was a solid as a rock. Others at the campground weren’t so lucky. Very impressed!

Sarah Petschel

 

We love our Cameron Camper and have had ours for over 12 years. We find it much easier to set up and pack up than a hard floor camper and the Cameron has never let us down.

John Loeche

 

We love the kitchen and how we can set up the camper easily within 10 minutes.  Travelled through the Simpson Desert and our camper was dust proof, had 4” of rain within an hour yet our camper stayed dry. Our camper is the envy of all the others.

Jan and Duncan Thomson

 

.Brilliant camper trailers we love ours. Have dragged ours off-road through the outback few times, just home from another big trip never disappoints highly recommended.

Pina Cliff

 

.The only camper left standing in gale force winds at the Renmark Caravan Park was a Cameron, some say they don’t need pegs but we would like to see them in those winds!

Craig Bell

 

.No regrets. Great quality products.. well sorted. Money well spent.

David Harmer

 

.It was fantastic meeting you today and having you show us how wonderful your new campers are. We were very impressed, after seeing yours, none of the others we looked at compared at all!!

Gaylene Clark

 

.Was nice to see you all. We had to come and check out the new Conquest looks great!

Cheryl Koler

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 G’day, Just wanted to say that our Cameron Camper is awesome. We did a quick trip up and down the east coast from Melbourne to Fraser Island and back, just over 4000kms in the 9 days without any dramas what so ever. Love the quick set up, the road side stops, the off road ability and the look behind the Prado. Thanks for making such a great product.
David and Elke Lethlean

We had a classic for 10 years and late last year bought a Concept, we have been to WA and Queensland with it. The best thing is it so easy to put and collapse. We are in our early seventies and can handle the Concept with ease. It allows us to go along four wheel drive tracks with confidence. A great buy thanks to Cameron’s.

Peter Roodhouse

 

We had a huge downpour of rain for hours in 45 degree heat. The camper trailer next door (not a Cameron Camper) leaked really badly while ours stayed nice and dry inside. We think our Cameron Camper is fantastic, has heaps of storage, no need to lift boxes in and out and our Baby-Q webber fits inside the trailer easily. Everything in the camper works perfectly and the layout is great.

Mark Sprito

 

I just wanted to tell you how much we have enjoyed using our Cameron Camper. We have been so some amazing places and had some great holidays. The camper has always been reliable, it has never leaked or blown down, its very sturdy and secure. The camper has been so comfortable, easy to erect and take down. We particularly loved the space and being able to put out the table inside on cold and wet days. We have appreciated the ventilation and fresh air, the camper has never been hot and stuffy. The ability to cook outside is great and to be sociable. We hope you enjoy the camper as much as we have.

Angela

 

Just to let you know we bought a 2nd hand camper and had our first big trip to Arkaroola and the Flinders.
One day whilst out 4wding our campsite experienced a significant wind event (according to some – a mini cyclone). When we got back, all tents were gone, a number of caravans had left and only one other camper trailer was left standing (although completely ruined with bent steel poles and torn materials). Our camper was still upright, although filled with dirt (we did not shut the flaps) and all gear tossed around the camp site. We are still missing some equipment which flew away into the never-never. We had only minor damage to the camper – which did not impact on the rest of our trip. It is only in extreme events like we had, can you really appreciate the quality and construction of the CC.
Thank you for building such a quality product.
I was a bit sceptical at first about how easy it would be set up/pack up an Cameron but after a few times to my surprise its a lot less effort over our old one (10 years). Even the awning is very easy to set up/pack up.

Andrew and Linden

 

We have had our Cameron Camper for 28 years. A beautiful camper and we have been all over Australia with it. I have found the thick canvas used is a great insulator. We use the camper trailer a lot and the only thing that needs replacing is where it goes over the wheel arch. Our next trip is to Queensland to see the children play sport.

Peter Harvey

 

I must start off by saying what a great product you put out. My wife & I purchased our camper trailer exactly 3 years ago from a family friend (Ian Cameron) down in Mittagong NSW. We had intended to get straight into using the trailer however with our kids 4,2, & 6 months old we didn’t get out as often as would have liked. After getting through a family setback we are now getting out & about a lot more often & find the camper trailer to be very roomy for our 3 kids & we have enjoyed some great family trips away in recent times.

Glenn McDonald

 

.Just hired a Cameron Camper for 2 weeks – had an awesome trip up the Oodnadatta Track! Five stars for the camper, it travelled great & was easy to put up (this was our first time to ever use one).

Mel White

 

I was a bit sceptical at first about how easy it would be set up/pack up an Cameron but after a few times to my surprise its a lot less effort over our old one (10 years). Even the awning is very easy to set up/pack up.

Stephen and Gloria Ellis

 

Bought a Cameron camper trailer (I think some people call them tent trailers now) about 15 years ago. Never been disappointed. From memory a Sth Aust company. At the time, I did a heap of research and this one came top of my list.

SurfanFish comment on myswag

 

We spent 3 days camping along the Gibb River Road with our Cameron camper in gale force winds. We did three tyres in 4 days and the wind was so bad that our vehicle rear window came out! Regardless of the strong wind, we were able to put the camper up and down easily and the camper handled the wind really well. We also had no problems with the dust or trailer. I would go away in windy conditions again, no problems at all. Well we travelled for 5 weeks in July and August and covered over 8,000 kms. Mostly dirt roads and 4WD tracks.
We did the Savannah Way east of Katherine and Cape York. The roads at times were very corrugated and rough. In all we had 9 4WDs, 6 motor bikes and 6 trailers.
3 of the trailers had serious problems with suspension, cracked A-frames, etc.
My camper trailer did it with ease. Only a couple of minor problems which I will tell you about.
1. The stove fell to bits. I put it back together and made sure all the fastenings were tight. (This sort of problems is to be expected on the corrugated roads we travelled on )
2. One of the drop down stands at the rear of the trailer ended up falling down on the corrugations and getting bent. (obviously our fault in not tightening it properly after use)
For us to have only those two minor problems we could not be happier. You make an excellent product.
For you info also everywhere we went other travellers were looking at our camper trailer and were impressed with your product also. Thank you.

Allan Heller

 

.Looks great – those Cameron’s certainly have a good reputation!

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.I like the extra room idea for the kids. I love the lack of guy ropes and the simplicity of the whole set up.

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.We have been on two trips since we saw you in Melbourne at the show and are enjoying our trip very much. The camper is great.

Bruce Parkinson.

 

Just returned from the bush with the amazing home on wheels (Cameron Concept Camper) could of spent forever living out of it, comfortable and dust proof!!! Well thought out design that really works. Thank you Cameron 🙂

Jill and Tony Elbourne

 

Last year we travelled with our camper north as far as Harvey Bay including a week on Fraser Island. We frequently go away for weekends from Ararat, Bendigo, Ballarat, Beachport, Apollo Bay to name a few. We love our camper as much today as when we picked it up nearly three years ago.

Richard, Jodie & Blake

 

My wife convinced me that she would like a camping trailer so after many months of searching and researching we both agreed without hesitation that Cameron campers was by far the best. After 9 years we still own it and love to get away in it. The trailer has never let us down and the canvas is by far still like new. We do go off road and it is easy and well balanced to tow. Thanks so much Cameron campers.

Danny Lendvay

 

.Just on our way to Halls Gap with the camper trailer. Wanted to say thanks to you and your team for your efforts.

Many thanks. B Shanahan

 

I’ve got a cameron camper ALL aussie made and from SA (important to me), Its a soft floor but the dust cover is a instant annex over the kitchen. all up my wife and I can set up under 5 mins with cover over kitchen and 12 mins more for the full anexe. We decided on this one because of the speed and ease of use and very important to us my wife or one of my kids can pack it up by them selves if something happened to me in the middle of nowhere.

Connock

 

+1 for Cameron Canvas – concept tent model.
I have one and it is dead easy. Has a strap that connects all the frames together. Just fold out the ladder, step up to get a little height, grab the strap and pull. Whalah! it all just folds out. Packing up is just as easy.
I have the soft cover to the trailer and is no hassle.
Great product. They have patents on the design, its that good.
No connection with the company, just a happy camper.

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Got my Cameron home today! What a great looking unit. Looking fwd to getting out and enjoying it with the family.

Smartyingreen

 

 

Wow how easy is the Cameron Concept Camper to set up.

Richee

 

.+1 for the Cameron Concept Camper. https://cameroncampers.com.au/video-3-242/ My kids help me set it up now. Our bed is king size, so easily sleeps 4.

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.The easiest setup I have seen is Cameron Canvas from S.A …. Very easy setup for one person with their concept tent.. My wife is very short and she did it in the show room on her own also..

Woody

 

We have owned four camper trailers in the past and they all failed us. These were both hard and soft floor campers and the stainless steel kitchens literally fell apart and we weren’t even on rough road! We chose a Cameron Camper because of it’s design, layout, the fact it is easy to use and the staff was easy to talk to and deal with.

J & T Wastell

 

.Love the ease of set up, the bed is fantastic as its roomy and can get in and out easily. The annexe is also great and the kitchen works really well.

Peter Haines

 

We often look around at the camping shows and we still say that Cameron Campers have the best. We love the kitchen and layout and we also love the bed, no climbing over one another. The lock-in drawer makes life easy.

Colin Hampton

 

Just thought I would let you know how happy we are with our camper. Just got back from 3 weeks away around Darwin & Litchfield and putting it up and packing it up every day was a breeze.

Jo Birt & family

 

Both vehicle and camper performed beautifully. Given the manageable size and weight of Cam (our camper trailer) we were able to get into some great camp spots that others couldn’t. We found the ease of setting up is great, the camper is very good in hot weather as there is great ventilation with all the windows, camper easy to manoeuvre and lighter to tow, the bed is very comfortable, kitchen has lots of beach space which Wendy loves, canvas work is first class and the kids love it.

Paul and Wendy Shea

 

Thank you for your prompt and efficient service. It is much appreciated. It’s always exciting but daunting preparing for a holiday so to be able to do it with so little hassle has been an absolute bonus.

Kylie

 

We have been on about 4 trips now with out camper and we love it!! The Camper has and will give my family many happy memories for many years to come, getting into camping with a Cameron Camper is something I would recommend to anyone I know and meet.
If any one is in the market to buy a Camper trailer, give the guys and girls a call from Cameron Campers and I guarantee you wont be disappointed. Also don’t be scared in Buying from Adelaide.

Ted Martin

 

Just thought I would let you know we got many looks on the way, definitely turned heads. 1st person approached us about the tropical roof, asking if it was removable and what a great idea. 2nd person spoke to Michael in regards to the boat rack, also another great idea. 3rd person spoke to Michael about the stone reflector and we had 2 people walking around it while we were having a coffee.
Also I noticed when we were coming home there were a couple of guys at the Balhannah pub looking at it impressively.
Great weekend away. Thanks Guys

Fay & Michael

 

While on a recent camping trip with my family, I found myself reflecting on how fortunate we are to have purchased a Cameron Camper Trailer.
While our “Heavy Duty, Off-Road, Next Gen” trailer with the “Concept Top” is clearly very well made, it’s the little things that actually impress me the most. Design innovations such as the East-West bed, the room extension, the side door on the toolbox all the way down to the little tabs sewn in to the canvas to hang a light from. Not only are the people at Cameron Canvas good at cleverly designing a good product that works well, they also continually strive to improve their products. Neighbouring campers have often commented on how impressive our camper trailer is and I find myself heartily recommending the Cameron Canvas company to them.

Gavin Hammond

 

We bought a 2nd hand Cameron camper 4 months ago. We are very impressed with the quality of both the trailer and canvas.

critchcote – post on myswag

 

.You won’t be disappointed with the Cameron, it will serve you well for many years to come.

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I have been into camper trailers for  some time now and the work Cameron do is first class. I had a mate who custom built his trailer and had Cameron do the canvas work. I also have friends in Kimba who bought one of there campers and it really shows that they know what they are doing.

jthgodfrey – post on myswag

 

I travelled Australia in a Cameron Camper last year we did the Kimberly’s, Kakadu, The Cape and lots of other parks tracks etc. We went through tight twisty tracks, sand, rock, dirt etc and never had any problems.

Clint

 

.Stood up in gale force winds at Lake St Claire. We camped in snow without any problems. Other couples watched and said “Gee, that’s easy!”. It is a very well-made product.

Geoff Fergusson

 

Just wanted to thank you all again for making the process of organising our new camper trailer so easy. We are very happy with the set up.

Simon and Debbie Rich

 

We’re in Melb but own a Cameron Concept Camper from SA. Once you’ve owned a few campers, you realise what you need, and this suits our family perfectly. Can’t beat the quality and setup time. So easy a 7 year old can do it. Check it out. We find the setup is very quick for a weekend away, and the full setup is around 45 minutes when we plonk ourselves for a week plus.

Lloyd Hil

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.I love the cameron canvas concept (read fully in lust with it). Hey if an 8 year old girl can do a basic set up in that time there would be hope for me.

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We just spent 8 weeks away on a trip to the Kimberleys and back, absolutely no hassles! The unit towed very easily. We had a large group and it was great that no one was waiting for us to pack up before moving on, it was very quick to set up and pack up! We found the steps were great for older people with bad knees and our bed was very comfortable. Also, the shelf was handy to get things out of the way and make more room inside the tent. While away we got caught in rainy weather and had others in the group sheltering like chickens under our dust cover. Very happy with our Concept Camper, no criticisms.

John and Judy Gotch

 

The Concept camper was our home for 10 months while travelling around Australia. we loved the overall design of the camper – the kitchen, the bed, the steps were easy to use and set up and great for comfort. It took no time at all to set up which was great.

Adrian and Karen Argent

 

.After years of travelling in the bush, I have finally found something that is tough, reliable and comfortable.

Tony Lynch

 

.I have just completed dragging one of your magnificent off road HD camper across the Anne Beadell Highway!! What a great trip. The camper performed absolutely to a treat, no problems at all.

Peter Hastings

 

.Love our robust camper – will go anywhere. Strong as an ox – no problems despite rough use.

Dale and Bev

 

Michael and I would like to thank you for your time and help in showing us around your fantastic camper. You guys have developed a user friendly, great quality, family orientated camper that would suit our needs. That’s why we made the decision to purchase your show model…… Yippee, we are so excited!!!! The friendly service of yourself, Bronte and Seona means a lot to us and makes us feel comfortable in the decision we have made knowing you are there to help.

Michael, Charmaine, Kaleb and Haylee Moulton

 

.We still use our Cameron Camper after 15 years! Still looks good! Would love to buy another one.

Richard and Nikki Birrell

 

What a pleasure to see this perfect camper trailer. Myself as a women to pack and unpack this new vision of camper trailer is the best I have seen on this show. Now I am very confident to do camping myself with no more pegs to go into the ground.I will sell the older one which is too hard for one person.

Barbara Prespe

Amazing! So quick to put up and down. 1st time in a gale.

Raelene and Dean Cutten

 

Brought our off road trailer in May 2007. First trip was over 18,000 kms, 3 months Fraser Island, Cape York, Gulf, Kakadu, back through the centre, trailer performance was excellent, not one breakage.

Adam Stapleton

 

.New Concept trailer is fantastic, quick set up and everything is where it should be.

Steve and Nicole Ramke

 

.Concept Trailer really great – 8 weeks on the road and loving it – Cape York no effort.

Bruce and Jan Forman

 

We have been away, our first trip, we spent 4 nights on the side of a mountain on private property at Mytleford with the 4wd club. It rained non stop for 4 days and fairly cold outside. Then up to Echuca/Moama before heading over to our block at Jeparit (near Dimboola) before heading home.  The weather at Jeparit was magnificent, even slept with the moon roof open, what more could we ask for. We are loving our camper and looking forward to the next time.

Richard, Jodie & Blake

 

New Concept Trailer is great. So easy to put up. Many more happy trips to come.

Richard Taylor and Caroline Griffiths

 

.Wherever we were the camper stayed clean inside, no dust or mud got in at all.

Kylie and David

 

After several years use of a soft floor camper, we looked for a hard floor camper to speed set up and pack up time. Came across the Cameron Camper with the unique system of framing in a soft floor called the “Concept Camper” and realised it answered all our questions. It is very quick up and down with all the room of a soft floor camper.

Paul Martin

 

We are stoked with your product!. The camper is well finished with plenty of paint on it to resist any corrosion and wear and tear over the coming years of use, everything is good and comfy!..it tows beautifully as well. Tell your staff and tradeys etc that they do a great job!We will certainly recommend you and Cameron Canvas to friends and people we meet on our camping trips in the future!

Dene, Helen and Jordan

 

The unit had a lot of interest by passers by and others camped nearby as to the layout and ease of setting up, we have always watched others setting up tents, trailers and pop-tops etc over the years so its our turn to be watched!.. We’re not that smooth with it yet but that’s just a matter of a little more practice!. I think it’s a “National pastime” to sit and check out technique, skill, equipment and whether or not there is any rising stress levels among the participants setting up a campsite!.. No stress with the Cameron!

.We love the Quality and ruggedness of the trailer and the canvas and as our home for 6 months. Came to love all the little things that make travelling and camping such a delight.

Kerry and Wendy

 

Thanks for your call & email ; you scored 10/10 for your instructions as we reached Horsham in the gathering gloom & managed to erect the camper without difficulty with only a single street light in the camping area to assist us. Everything else has passed all our expectations & we are delighted with how the whole camper/trailer works. Towing was easy with little wind resistance or drag/braking problems to worry about.

Peter & Suzanne Lucas

 

Many thanks for your attention & help over the last few months. The next day we registered the camper(again no problems)& set off for Halls Gap in the Grampians; here we had the luxury of setting up in daylight. That night (about 2am) we were hit with wind gusts which sounded & felt like a tsunami coming up the valley & the camper held up even without pegs(amazing).

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Finally had our first experience with the camper on the weekend and had a great time.

Jack

 

The camper was great with many ‘ticks’. Nice to know our choice lived up to expectations and I’m sure you feel the same way. We found our camper easy to tow. The camper was set up and ready to sleep in less than 10 mins after arriving. Not bad for our first solo attempt. It was lovely laying in bed looking through the moon roof at the stars, then lightning then rain as well as thunder and shocking wind. Good to see the canvas and camper survived the strong winds, now we can withstand any weather condition mother nature can throw at us.  Packing up was almost as quick as setting up.

Richard, Jodie and Blake, Victoria

 

.The best mattress we have ever slept on. Enjoyed our trailer immensely.

Sue Cocks

 

Without a doubt, we have never seen a better camper trailer or had ‘trailer envy’. Yours is a superior quality, and we always receive requests for manufacturer. We have never regretted purchasing Cameron Canvas. We didn’t merely like our camper. We love, love, love IT!!!

Paul Bishop

 

We had no trouble putting up the camper for the first time. The trailer towed like a dream – you did not even know it was there. We had no difficulty driving through Sydney traffic. On our way home from Adelaide, we didn’t put the annexe up but used the trailer cover over the kitchen area. we had a least three people comment on it. One lady who had travelled extensively throughout Australia said she had not seen one and what a fantastic idea it was. We had no trouble putting up the awning and annexe and was surprised at how much room we had. All in all, we are over the moon. Having researched many different makes of camper trailers, we know we made the right decision. We can’t wait to get off road.

Sue and Jim

 

We have travelled to various locations in QLD including Fraser Island, all over NSW, central Australia, Flinders Ranges, Innaminka and Camerons Corner. We covered some of the most roughest and remote roads in Australia without any hassles. There were plenty of evidence along the way that others with lesser quality trailers were not so lucky. Just thought you’d like to know we really appreciate the quality and can confirm that you don’t need fancy suspension systems. Even at 100ks on corrugated road you’d hardly know you had the trailer behind you.

Terry Hunt

 

The presentation of the tent and all the detail  was immaculate. Cameron Canvas shows great pride and respect in its product and you can feel it when unpacking the tent. The canvas work is very well made and of such high quality that we know we will be using this tent for many, many years to come.

Peter and Sarah Blewden

 

.We would like to congratulate you for producing a excellent product. The quality and finish of your campers are superior to any other camper we looked at.

Kevin and Sheryl Davis

 

After looking at all the campers at the show, we came across Cameron Campers and were immediately impressed with their displayed camper. We have four children and the design and size of their camper was very appealing. The fact that we could configure the camper to our needs was the main factor in choosing Cameron Campers. We highly recommend Cameron Camper trailers to anyone.

Kevin and Tania Marr

 

.18 years of camping (still in good condition). Super Cameron, Very good.

Brian Bolton

 

We have just spent 2 very wet and wild nights in Coffs Harbour. Double (tent) pegging in the middle of the night is lots of fun. Fortunately we are in the Council’s Holiday Park which has excellent drainage so we weren’t flooded out.

Wisnewski family

 

Our camper has held up very well, with only a minor amount of water on the floor, and a few tiny drips from the seams (remembering of course that it is brand new and hasn’t been seasoned). When you factor in sloshing around in 50mm of water to get to the camper it puts it all in perspective. Others here have been much less fortunate, both with camping location and equipment – it would appear we chose well.

The camper trailer performed excellently, it towed effortlessly and I had no trouble with the suspension. Putting the tent top up and taking it down became no trouble at all. By and large the canvas was quite waterproof. The bed is very comfortable, we were offered a bedroom when visiting friends but preferred to use our own.

Steve and Tina Playford

 

.I live in Swan Reach, Victoria (4 hours East of Melbourne). I saw your camper trailers on a TV program a few weeks ago.They look great and your web site is very helpful and appertising!

Jon (Lancaster)

 

.Have looked for 4 years and have always come back to a Cameron.

K and B Guthrie

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Been Everywhere

We are really happy with the ute topper, its been 2 ½ years now and its holding up well, its well travelled having gone to Western Australia, The Oodnadatta Track, all over Queensland and Fraser Island, Kangaroo Island twice, Flinders Ranges twice, Clare, McLaren Vale, the south east and lots of trips to Deep Creek. We have been to places with the camper that we would not have been able to go with a trailer. In and out of cities & towns, and over some very rough tracks that you cannot get a trailer through.
I call it our swiss army knife of campers as it has everything. We have as much or more stuff than some people towing trailers with the economy and convenience of a single vehicle. I love that it’s so quick to set up if you want to stop on the side of the road. The fly cover on the top gives it extra protection from the weather. The cover over the kitchen is great in sun or rain (and we have had lots of both). It’s great to be able to get to all the draws and cupboards without opening the top and stop and cook lunch without any trouble, we also take the camper on picnics as we always have everything with us.
We have added our own bits like a solar panel under the roof rack. Shelves behind the fridge slide give us even more room. Plastic boxes with lids in the clothes draw, and in the space for legs we have lots of room for food (we don’t take the legs with us as there is no need to leave the camper as it’s so easy to pack up and you have everything with you).

From Trevor and Tammy Simon

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First time away

Hi all, just wanted to quickly share a few pics from our first weekend away with the new camper. Super happy with it so far, it setup and packed up like a dream,  housing the cook and 3 kids with ease. Kitchen, when we used it seemed practical enough and we’ve got loads of storage.
So this trip was just a short one to get a feel for it traveling just short of 200kms to get near the Darling up towards Pooncarie. The setting was tranquil and picturesque (apart from a herd of kids that don’t know how to sleep in), and the weather just sublime. And now to keep it relevant to the section I posted it in, my Cameron came to me with all these features and no mods from me as yet.
Started as an hd off road concept deluxe package including some factory mods requested by original owner including extra lift,  bigger tyres, hyland hitch. He then modded much of the 12v system to include solar panel 100w, 120ah AGM and a bucket load of outlets to bleed it dry again. To manage the munchkins he also included the kids room extension as part of the original purchase and full annexe and walls comes with the deluxe. Another little mod that I like is the addition of beside cupboards on both sides and a few extra shelves over the tailgate to rest a coldie or four when cooking up a storm.
A great bit of kit for the whole family to enjoy.

Provided by MySwag 01/09/2013

 

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Adventure in our Cameron: Coburg Peninsular

Hilary and I were very impressed with our slide on camper, we were able to get to places that would have been inaccessible if we had been towing a trailer or caravan. The ability to be self-sufficient in remote area’s was high on our priority list as was a rugged built that would withstand the rigours of outback travel. I really appreciated the quality of the tent work and we both thought the wide steps and large queen-sized bed made for very comfortable sleeping.

After a hard day of dust and corrugations the last thing you need is to be assembling poles and bashing in pegs, thanks to your ‘Concept’ design, and after a few days Hilary and I were able to set up our camper and relax with a cold beer/wine in less than 10 minutes.

We had a fantastic week on Coburg Peninsular (Western Arnhem Land) and put the camper on its jacks to free up the 4WD for exploring the national park. This only took about 30 minutes and encouraged us to get the jacks out whenever we were more than a couple of days in one place.

So after 22000km’s we have only good things to say about our camper, we would like to thank you and your team for the outstanding support you gave us when we did encounter a problem. This wasn’t a showstopper but you pulled out all stops to ensure it was rectified. Communication can be very patchy in the outback but you guys were able to identify the issue remotely and deliver a fix to the nearest Post Office in a few days, impressive!

Your service when we dropped in on our way back home also deserves a mention. On a journey like ours we expect wear and tear, you weren’t obliged to restore our camper to its original condition but, in 3 hours, that’s practically what you did. Thanks again.

Our next adventure is overseas and regretfully we will have to part with our camper to help fund this. If when we get back, the urge to go outback is still with us, you can rest assured we will be contacting Cameron Campers.

Kindest regards

Chris and Hilary

 

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Camper Trailer Buying Guide – Tips and Hints

Q. What is the most important component in a camper trailer?
A. The canvas tent.

Q. Why?
A. If it leaks or has condensation or mildew problems a holiday can be ruined and the camper is not fit for the purpose.

Q. How do I know if the canvas is fit for the purpose?
A. It should comply to the Australian standard for canvas AS 2001.2.18.1987 which is also the military standard.

Q. How do I know if the canvas meets this standard?
A. Australian canvas manufactured by Wax Converters, Bradmil and Defab meets this standard.

Q. Does imported Chinese canvas meet this standard?
A. Tests by the RMIT carried out on the canvas of three-leading importers of Chinese campers show each is very similar and falls far short of the Australian standard.

Q. What are the main tests for waterproofness?
A. The cone test. Results, Australian canvas leaks less than 1 ml. Chinese canvas leaked in the RMIT tests an average of 54ml.

Q. Is there another waterproofness test?
A. The hydrostatic head test.
A. Australian canvas averaged 53 KPA
Chinese canvas averaged 6 KPA

Q. Is imported 14 Oz ripstop canvas really 14 oz?
A. CSIRO tests carried out on typical Chinese canvas claimed to be 14 oz averaged only 11 to 11.2 oz.

Q. How do I know if the canvas is Australian?
A. Read the labels sewn into the tent.

Q. Does the canvas appearance indicate quality?
A. No. The performance properties are invisible. Only prescribed tests will give the answer. e.g. UV stability.

After studying the test results of imported Chinese canvas RMIT textile department have issued a report that the three samples of imported Chinese canvas supplied do not comply with the Australian standard AS 2001.2.18.1987

Based on these results expert opinion is that Australian canvas is far superior to the imported canvas of three leading Camper Trailer importers and based on these results the Chinese canvas is not fit for the purpose for camper trailer tents.

Conclusion – A purchaser can have complete confidence in purchasing a camper from a Guild member knowing that the canvas is Australian made and conforms to the Australian standard.

AMCTG

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Imported Chinese Canvas fails CSIRO tests

The Australian Manufactured Camper Trailers Guild (AMCTG), your true assurance of quality has released an press release outlining how imported chinese canvas fails CSIRO tests. The purpose of the AMCTG is to help guide consumers of the pitfalls that can cause your family dreams and ‘trip of a lifetime’ to be ruined ending in disaster.

AMCTG-Press-Release-29062012

 

 

 

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Thanks for a great Camper Trailer

Thanks Cameron Campers

Thelma and I have owned our Cameron’s Camper for just over 5 years now and love it.

We just recently finished a 5 week holiday where we did the Kimberlys. Buchannan highway Gibb River rd. and the Tanami which totalled just over 4000kms of bull dust and corrugations.

When we pulled up to set up after travelling these rds. the only dust that we got in our camper was through the tailgate as the compression rubber was original and had lost its compression. The dust was only minimal. Compared to others with their top of the range off road Caravans that were sweeping dust out. The only damage we got was sandblasting of the sides of the camper due to having tow vehicle lifted and no mudflaps to protect, which has now been fixed plus broken wire retainers on brake system.

Thanks again Cameron’s for a great product.

Regards

Brian and Thelma Brewster