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Riding on air (suspension) with an off-road camper trailer

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offroad camper trailer air suspensionKimberley are pleased to announce the fitment of air suspension to our two premier off-road camper trailer models, Limited Edition and Platinum. Here’s just a few reasons why it’s so great to have air suspension with an off-road camper trailer.

  1. The best possible ride quality
    A well set up air suspension system can surpass metal spring suspension in just about any situation. If you want a luxurious, smooth, supple ride that will iron out the deepest of ruts and crevasses in the road, air suspension is what you’re looking for. It’s why logistics firms have used it in their trucks since the year dot – air suspension transmits much less road vibration into the caravan chassis. Air bags are the most reliable because of their simplicity.
  2. Lower your ride-height for better fuel consumption
    Lowering the ride height can have a positive effect on fuel consumption – especially if you are travelling with a boat on top of the camper trailer.  
  3. Increase Ride height for better clearance, ramp over and approach/departure angles
    With suspension set to it’s highest the camper trailer is able to have more clearance over items and soft surfaces like boggy mud. The great thing with air suspension is that it has a constant spring rate (except when nearly fully compressed – to help prevention from bottoming out) so even when you add more air pressure to raise the suspension you still benefit from the smooth air suspension softer spring rate. 
  4. Easy levelling in camp
    No campsite is ever going to be perfectly level. The traditional approach is to dig a hole and drop one wheel in to it or raise a side with a chock or ramp under the wheel. These methods can be tedious and time-consuming as you don’t know if you have it right until you move the camper in to position – if wrong repeat! I can’t imagine anyone enjoys digging a whole at the end of along day on the road! 

    With Kimberley air suspension on your camper trailer you can level your camper with one finger! Just lower or raise each side using the built-in paddle-like switches. Easy. And you can see how level it is straight away as you go.

  5. Air suspension springs suit a large variety of loads
    A great benefit of air suspension is the ability of the system to cope with variable loads on the camper trailer. With coil springs if you want to carry extra loads on a Kimberley off-road camper trailer you would need to upgrade the springs with heavier duty items. This would incur extra costs PLUS provide a ‘stiffer’ ride when the camper was not loaded with all the extra weight.

    Now with air suspension you can load up the camper with a boat or other watercraft, swing-over boat loader, swing away carrier, outboard motor, extra jerry cans and/or bicycles and simply increase the pressure in the system to level the camper and increase the ride height as necessary. Easy. Again.

Watch the video below to see the air suspension in action on a camper trailer:

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Download a 28 page guide on off road caravan suspension design with focus on coil springs and air springs with ride height control


 

Cameron Johnston | Kimberley Group  

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2014 Kimberley Models: widest price range of Off-Road Camper Trailers

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smart touch system for offorad kimberley kamper resized 600There is a wonderful benefit for customers buying from the largest off-road Brand. Kimberley produce not only the greatest volume of off-road camper trailers but the highest quality and the best technology. The highest volume will give you will benefit of buying power with the lowest price point for a quality hard floor camper trailer starting at $34,990. From technology transferred accross from our fullsize off-road Kimberley Kruiser, you will benefit with the new Smart Touch energy and water tank screen and air-suspension standard on our flagship Platinum Model at $55,900. In between we have 3 more models in 2014.

See a video below of Bruce Loxton introducing these new camper trailer features:

After building more than 6,000 camper trailers, we have never built 2 the same. Every State has different preferences so from the feedback of customers and dealers in every State, we need a wide range of options.

In 2014, we have expanded this range with over 3 million combinations available. You can customise your trailer to the nth degree of detail. Dont be frightened by this, our expert dealers will help you.

Kimberley have focused on a feature list that customers list as a core set for a Classic Kimberley Kamper and off course we had to include the diesel hot water system.

2014 kimberley classic sub $35K off road camper trailerThe new 2014 Kimberley Classic is truly a new Classic and will set a new Standard in off-road Camper Trailers. camper trailer. So for Families and those on a budget, Kimberley have released the 2014 Model Classic at $34,990.

  • Huge Delta 3 compartment storage with fridge slide and pantry
  • Stainless steel Kitchen with plumbed hot and cold water
  • Diesel Hot Water
  • 140 Ahr Batteries with intelligent charger
  • 25W solar

The Special Edition is packed with popular features on an indepndent coil spring and electric brake chassis. It not only matches the top-of-the-line of most competitors but is some $3-5,000 lower in price! There is not a competitor we can find that comes close to this price:  $49,990 plus dealer delivery

  • Dual Water tanks
  • 78litre fridge
  • 100W +25W solar
  • Underbed storage drawer accessible when Kamper is closed
  • 15 other items

kimberley kamper off road camper trailer air suspension 2014The Limited Edition is the largest selling Kimberley Model for the widest range of uses.
In the 2014 Model we add air-suspension as standard and we introduce the new Advanced Tent, also standard in this model. Priced at $44,500 plus dealer delivery

  • New Advanced Tent adds storage and utility space above the bed on top of the Gullwing Pack. This is perfect for a 12V fan or additional personal storage to keep those really personal items close to you. It is zippered to that you have the option to use it when it suits you.
  • 2014 Advanced tentNEW Air-Suspension gives you the ultimate in off-road versatility yet allowing you to drop the height down for faster and smoother travel on the tarmac. When camping you can let air out of either side to level the camper trailer in camp. You can add boats, outboards and other loads without any change to heavier springs for travel height.

The Platinum Model is the flagship of the Kimberley Range with the largest storage, energy capacity and technology. In 2014 we give you the biggest leap yet in user friendly technology with the Smart Touch system pioneered in the Kruiser T3.  Priced at $55,900 plus dealer delivery

  • smart touch system showing solar power battery consumption resized 600NEW Smart Touch system is a simple touch screen with shows how much energy is coming from your solar system, how much is left in your batteries, you much energy is going into the batteries from either the vehicle charging system or the battery charger or an optional fuel cell.  Plus the water meter gives you the number of litres left and if you add a second water tank, it is measured as well.
  • New Advanced Tent adds storage and utility space above the bed on top of the Gullwing Pack. This is perfect for a 12V fan or additional personal storage to keep those really personal items close to you. It is zippered to that you have the option to use it when it suits you.
  • NEW Air-Suspension gives you the ultimate in off-road versatility yet allowing you to drop the height down for faster and smoother travel on the tarmac. When camping you can let air out of either side to level the camper trailer in camp. You can add boats, outboards and other loads without any change to heavier springs for travel height.

 

Classic

Special Edition

Limited Edition

Platinum

Price

$34,990

$49,990

$44,500

$55,900

Exclusive to this model

 

 

Air-suspension

Air-suspension
Smart Touch

New Features

Sub-$35,000 value

No Price Rise
Some items now options

Advanced Tent
Air Suspension
Drawbar Extension

Advanced Tent
Air Suspension
Smart Touch
Sirocco Fan with Timer




DOWNLOADOff-road Camper Trailers Handy Pricing Brochure2014 Pricing for all Camper Trailer Models


The Classic and Special Edition Range

Over the past 10 years, Kimberley have progressively upgraded their range of camper trailers with features often requested by customers. It meant that a lot of those “built up” features involved a cost included with every model. After a review of what features are actually utilized by customers, we rationalized the models so that some of these items are now options rather than forcing customers to take (and pay for) items they will never use.

Examples of this list included the Selecta-Swing-Away® adaptor that is welded on the rear of the chassis, includes a set of high Mpa compression tube fittings and a quick connect electrical connection for a secondary licence plate lamp if required. This was quite expensive and included in every model even though less than 10% of customers use a swing-away unit. You can still choose this in these models but it is now optional. Likewise with the boat loader mounts, the safe, the all weather window and fan extraction system and other items.

The Platinum Model

We have added over $5,000 worth of options (as priced in 2013) yet with only a $2000 price rise. This is great value and you preserve very high re-sale with the Platinum model in particular.

The Limited Edition Model

The workhorse of the Kimberley Range with such a wide choice of options and now standard with the air-suspension. We have been using air-suspension for over a year now and shipped nearly 100 units accros the range. You get better fuel consumption, lower tyre wear, better stability and such a breeze to set up and level in camp!

 




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