We review the Australian 4WD Motor-home market offerings in what we expect to be a growth segment. Those wanting to build their own motorhome can check out likely light trucks in our Working 4WD section.
4X4 MOTORHOMES AUSTRALIA
Mining company vehicle experience is behind every motorhome build - November 2016
4x4 Motorhomes Australia is part of the Bus 4x4 Group, the Brisbane-based motorhome builders on Iveco and Isuzu 4WD cab/chassis and secondary manufacturer of 4WD Toyota Coaster and Commuter motorhomes.
DIY CAMPERVAN OR MOTORHOME
Are you up to making your own conversion - Novemberl 2016
Many tradies and handy-folk have built their own campervans and motorhomes. Here’s a guide to the process, so you can see if such a project is right for you.
WIDE WHEEL AND SUSPENSION CHANGES FOR MOTORHOMES
Dual rear tyres and heavy truck springs aren't always ideal - March 2016
You don’t have to buy an Earthcruiser motorhome to take advantage of this company’s ADR-approved wide-single, forged aluminium wheel and suspension upgrade package.
ATW GLOBAL WARRIOR - updated March 2015
The Global Warrior motorhome module fits most 4WD light truck chassis.
All Terrain Warrriors is a Queensland-based motorhome builder, specialising in 4WD light truck cab/chassis conversions. The latest Global Warrior model incorporates two years of design and evaluation under Australian off-road conditions.
AUTARKY THE ULTIMATE HIACE CAMPER - March 2015
It doesn't get any better-equipped than this.
Autarky, by definition, is the quality of being self-sufficient. To Nick Reed, proprietor of Gold Coast-based Xcentrix Campervans, surfer and lover of the outdoor life, self-sufficiency is paramount. It's why Nick called this unique vehicle the Autarky 4X4 and it’s one of the reasons he started Xcentrix, Richard Robertson of iMotorhome reports.
BRAHMAN TRAVELLER MOTORHOME
Brahman Traveller buses are now being complemented by motorhome versions.
The Brahman Traveller all-wheel-drive bus has been accepted in the Australian and New Guinea markets since early 2013 and 34 examples are now in service. The first Australian-finished motorhome version is nearing completion.
The Go Anywhere Motorhome
Anyone who’s camped under canvas in heavy rain knows how much more pleasant it is to have a hard roof and a floor that’s well clear of the mud. Problem is that motor homes are way to ‘sooky’ to go seriously off-road.
EARTHCRUISER IVECO MODELS - includes video
The Earthcruiser range now offers improved off-road ability - March 2014
Earthcruiser motorhomes have been built mainly on the Fuso 4x4 light truck platform, but now there are three more off-road-capable models, based on the Iveco Daily 4x4 chassis. There are short-cab and crew-cab versions, on two wheelbases.
The annual Unimog gathering had wider appeal in 2016.
Julie and Jim Curtin are Mercedes-Benz Unimog tragics, owning three of these most capable off-road beasts. Every year they open their NSW property gates to Unimog fans and other 4WD motorhome owners. The OTA Team attended again in October 2016.
TRAVELTRUCKS' SCRUBMASTER EXPEDITION
A go-almost-anywhere mini-home on the Iveco Daily chassis.
The ScrubMaster Expedition mounts a lightweight camper module on the Iveco Daily, preserving the cab height and width, for maximum off-road ability on tight tracks.