As a business, Outback Campers has been built on the quality of its canvas work, based on the knowledge and skill that Jim Coulson has acquired since 1967. We believe our Camper Tents set up quicker and easier, work better and finish superior than anything else on the market. We take real pride in our canvas work.
Your camper is your home away from home, it should provide you comfortable shelter when you need it. Inferior imported camper tents are becoming more prevalent, these tents use a 100% polyester canvas or similar, which is not suited for camping in any conditions, let alone unforgiving Australian conditions. Outback Campers use Dynaproofed Poly/Cotton 10oz Billabong Canvas made from the most reliable manufacturer in the world, Wax Converters. The advantages of a good camper tent are numerous, at the end of the day you have a tent that will do the job for over 20 years if it’s looked after.
The Outback Camper Tent Frame is one of the reasons our campers are so great. The internal frame pivots from the trailer, providing a rock solid system that requires no additional guy ropes or poles. The frame is assisted by gas struts, so setting up the tent is a one person operation, no heavy lifting is required. The tent is that easy that with some practice you could set it up in 5-10 minutes.
After years of producing custom canvas work to suit any possible situation and simply by striding for excellence in manufacturing, Outback Campers produce a Camper Tent that sets up better than any other on the market, it also looks great and is almost impossible to incorrectly erect. Our Camper Tent has no loose walls or a baggy roof that will act as a water catchment.
Plenty of windows.
Ventilation is one of the most important requirements of a tent when holidaying in Australia, it not only cools the temperature but it also makes the tent a more comfortable space. The benefits of having as many as large windows is obvious to anyone, most of our camper tens come with 5 large windows and a flywire door. The bed end window have internal window flaps, so that you can check the weather in the morning or allow ventilation over the bed on a hot night. The tent end window have external window flaps, these can be easily setup as an awning or strung out as a blind for privacy and or shaded ventilation.
Most Camper Trailer manufacturers will tell you that “midge” flywire is the only way to go. At Outback Campers, we believe that this is not necessarily the case. The problem with midge flywire is that it provides extremely poor ventilation. If you were to place your hand behind the midge flywire and try to blow on it, you would barely feel it, if at all. This feature might lead to great protection from midges, but it doesn’t do much for tent ventilation. Our range of Camper Tents features a specially made flywire which is fine enough for midge protection and will still allow great ventilation.
One easily overlooked feature of a quality tent like the Outback is the use of a centre doorway. The conventional method was to have the doorway at the end of the tent, as this was the cheapest way to do it, less zips and a simpler tent frame. There are some major disadvantages with this style. Without erecting annexe walls, the doorway is exposed to weather. Simply by leaving the door open, rain could start to flood the tent floor. It’s also a poor use of space, as you would have to walk from the door to the bed, you are unable to have beds or tables setup in this space as it’s a thoroughfare. The use of a center doorway has the door located at the bed, meaning that the tent room is free to be used as you like and it is well protected by the awning.
No bucket floors required.
The improvement in canvas over the years has been amazing, gone are the days of bucket floors. We confidently build our tents to meet the ground with no fear of water leaking through. This provides a stronger tent that up easier and tighter. The bucket floor is a much weaker construction method, as the peg tabs can be pulled from the floor when setting up the tent.
We use press-studs to clip down our travelcovers as it is a fail-safe method to fix a cover,
Beware of travel covers that rely on zips, they simply will get impregnated with the fine
outback bull dust, the zip will eventually break leaving you with a useless cover.