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Default Rhinomax hybrid campers

Hi all,

We are considering a fairly lengthy trip in the next 12 months and the little lady isn't happy living out of the RTT on a trailer I've just spent 6 months building. Thems the breaks

So ive started researching campers, it's my ADHD my lady wants a proper caravan (Lotus Offgrid or the like) and I'd prefer a hybrid camper as I want to get well off the blacktop (including beaches) and minimise towing weight/size.

I stumbled across the Rhinomax hybrid campers made in Qld and they look pretty impressive. I saw a photo online of one hooked up to a Pajero, so I was hoping the owner might be on here??

If anyone has one, could they provide an opinion on build quality, after sales support and whether they will handle the rough outback tracks.

Thanks in advance


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My wife doesn't like roughing it too much either but we're very happy in our Tvan. It's easy to set up, a breeze to tow and is warm and comfortable.

The problem with the full off road vans is the generally the extra weight due to the upgraded chassis and off road suspension. Check the ATM and ball weight carefully before taking the plunge. It doesn't take much to make a well loaded Paj illegal when you add a van on the back. And don't forget that the allowable ball weight decreases to 180kg if you are over 2500kg on the van. I'm not sure on the Rhino specs, it's just my thoughts.
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6 months building a trailer and the missus doesn,t like a solo trip....
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Unless you are going serious off road then have a look at the Bowell Air and Edge range. The air is a semi off road A Van style fold out camper which has no canvas, separate sleeping and dining area so it would be easy to live in for extended periods.
I toured the factory 7 years ago when they were first released and I was impressed by the design and build quality.

The Rhino Max 10ft Scorpion is the lightest model they do at 2000kg ATM, it is a similar concept to the RV Vista but better because you can leave the bed setup and use the dining area as the bed pivots up out of the way.

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