BBQ, Two Burner & Griller: best camper trailer kitchen

Family-Campfire-Kimberley-off-road-camper-trailerWhen you are free camping, most people plan for outdoor cooking and the most popular form is around a campfire. However, whilst the campfire is great for selected foods, it may not be the most convenient for an entire meal. The best cooking appliance is dictated by the foods which are to be cooked. Combine campfire cooking of some foods with boiling, frying, grilling, woking and roasting of other foods. Every night can be a constant variation in producing a gourmet meal. Any Kimberley camper trailer can have all of these in one new camper trailer Kitchen!

The new Kimberley camping trailer kitchen slide with boiling, grilling, BBQ and Baking is great when you cant use the campfire and having a great outside kitchen is so convenient.

BBQ Cooker Griller Pantry

Boiling

Boiling water is the most common kitchen operation undertaken on the trail, used for cooking or reconstituting food, making hot beverages. Cookers then are therefore generally rated in terms of how quickly they can boil a liter of water.

Grilling

Grills are simple to use and meats being grilled can be healthier with any fat draining away. Toast is best done under a griller and revitalizes older bread.

BBQ Plate cooking

This can be so convenient and with the right BBQ can be easy to clean and manage for a quick meal. A good quality BBQ minimizes spoiled food from hot-spots.

BBQ’s are also great for camp cooks making pancakes. It simplifies their work and speed up their service by pouring enough batter to make one large, moderate-thickness pancake that takes up the entire plate and then cutting the final product with the spatula to serve individual portions.

Baking

Putting a baking sheet pan in an enclosed oven over a flame is common to make breads, pies, and among campers who enjoy stuffing their meats. The camp oven is superb but when this is not practical, the BBQ with a trivet and hood can be used as an oven.

Wok

The fastest and easiest way to add vegetables can be by using a wok. The catch is it has to be very hot and a large shape. Woks, once seasoned are very easy to keep clean.

 Function

Camper Trailer Kitchen
Cooking Appliance

Mounted on
kitchen 878V
Mounted on
kitchen
878C or 878D
Boiling  2-Burner-Cooker-for-Boiling  YES  ALTERNATE
Grilling  2 Burner Grilling Toast YES ALTERNATE
BBQ Plate cooking  Kimberley Kamper Stainless Steel BBQ  YES ALTERNATE
Baking  BBQ Trivet for baking YES ALTERNATE
Woks  kimberley-WOK-burner  NO  YES

All 4 cooking functions available on a Kimberley camper trailer kitchen slide.

Kimberley have released the NEW Universal Cooking Slide which accommodates the Stainless Steel BBQ and the 2 Burner and Griller on the one slide. This gives you the best of both worlds!

Camper Trailer Kitchen cooker slide

These are the other choices available:

This is standard on the Kimberley Kamper Classic:

KPR-UBX-UNI CookerSlide-2Burner Classic

This can be upgraded to a BBQ and an additional pantry drawer:

KPR-UBX-UNI CookerSlide-Draw-BBQ

Or add the Wok Burner instead of the drawer:

KPR-UBX-UNI CookerSlide-Wok-BBQ

 

Off-road Camper Trailers at the Hero Rally, Inner Mongolia

Kimberley Off-road camper trailers at FBLife Hero Rally Inner Mongolia Kimberley Off-road camper trailers at FBLife Hero Rally Inner Mongolia.

The “Hero Rally” may be one of the largest off-road rallies in the world. There are over 30,000 people registered to participate and over 100,000 visitors. It is held in early October every year in the middle of the Zuoqi Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia, China.

It is also one of the more interesting. The arena has a certain “Mad Max” feel to it with an off-road track that cars race around between participants.

10th Anniversary of Hero off-road rally in China

This is the 10th Anniversary of the event featuring the “Best of the Best” in competition. Kimberley Kampers were invited to participate as a special exhibitor as one of the “World’s Best Off-road Camper Trailers”. Kimberley exhibited at the Beijing RV show in September and were visited there by participants.

Kicking up sandThe rally runs for 7 days from October 1st. Interest in Kimberley’s off-road camper trailers is driven by a lack of accommodation. There is no hotel accommodation nor restaurant facilities. All participants have to camp and bring their own food and entertainment.

Sounds like fun plus our sort of trip!

Here are some more pics of last years participants. The rally details are hosted on a Chinese only website  http://bbs.fblife.com/thread_3672536.html.

Hero Rally expedition    hero rally 10th anniversary

camels in the Alxa Desert

Quad Bike (ATV) Carrier on off-road camper trailers

Kimberley will be featuring our Limited Edition Kamper with a 350kg ATV or Quad Bike loaded on the top. The Quad Bike Carrier has special chassis changes as well as a specially designed loading rack. The design transfers the weight of the bike directly to the chassis and not to the camper trailer roof. If the bike was just sitting on the Kamper roof, the weight would break the dust seals and probably damage the mechanism. This option requires a Model with air-suspension, electronic disc brakes and mono-tube shock absorbers. It also requires the anti-sway bar option to be fitted. The ATM of this configuration is 2,100 kgs giving at least 400kgs for a bike, 200kgs for the water and 40kgs for fuel.

Kimberley Kamper with ATV loaded on top

Actual Unit shipped to China with ATV up to 400kgs on top

Camping-in-China-with-Kimberley-Kamper-and-Meng-Shou-Awning-and-BrochureKimberley Off-road Camper Trailers feature large lightweight awnings.

  • New Bedouin Ultra Light Awning 7m long 2.6m wide. Everyone can sit comfortably inside the camper trailer mesh walls and see out. No closed “dark cave”.
  • As a part of this awning design you can “dock” up to 2 bedroom tents under the camper trailer sub-awnings. Stay dry and connected.
  • 12V LED lighting leads to both bedroom tent spaces. Your guests don’t even need a torch.
  • For 2-3 more people, add the medium second bedroom at the back of the camper trailer.
  • If its a winter trip, we can add the ducted diesel heater to the comfort essentials in the camper trailer with ducts to the bedroom tents (releases soon)
  • Add 2-3 more 12V fridges that can sit near the kitchen and plug in to operate from the camper trailer battery and solar system.
  • New 180W Super Light solar weighs only 5kg and can power and charge batteries with up to 3 fridges attached. Leave it against the Bedouin side flaps or move it around to follow the sun.
  • New waterless toilet is good for 80 uses, has no smell and sits in the camper trailer larger toilet suite.
  • The virtually instantaneous diesel hot water system will run for hours with the visi-flow access to a stream or billabong. No need to wait in a line for the hot water tank to reheat!
  • The Master cooking station can have 2 large wok burners and a third BBQ or griller that can feed a tribe.
  • And the best part, this is an “Ultra Light” awning made from highest quality Australian canvas.

The Photo below is of the Alxa Geo Park with water areas blooming.

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Alxa Desert Geo Park Inner Mongolia

Kimberley off-road camper trailers were on display at the Beijing RV Show

Kimberley are the only caravan builder in Australia who regularly export and are enjoyed on 5 continents. Kimberley received orders at the Beijing RV show and have formed a JV in China to supply Australian made camper trailers and caravans to the China market. The cheap Chinese made trailers seen in Australia are not displayed at these shows as the Chinese buyers are only interested in quality products.

Bein RV Show Exhibit Kimberley Kampers off-road camper trailers

Desert Travel with lightweight off-road camper trailers

lightweight off road camper trailer or caravan design guide Desert travel

Traveling through the desert needs special preparation. It also involves special preparation and taking things with you. (Like taking firewood with you.)

This can add to the weight of your vehicle.

However, you need the absolute lightest load and overall weight. This is where the challenge lies. How to select the right options for your off road camper trailer or caravan for the safest travel across harsh and hot country; or for travel on remote sandy beaches.

Kimberley have published all the knowhow from over 7,000 customers in thiseasy to read eBook. It is available free on line if you register.

It isn’t written for long stays in the desert but for travelers “passing across” spartan earth or sand.

Desert travel with a lightweight off road caravan

This is written for BOTH caravans amd camper trailers with a specific section on canvas design for desert travel. Download this eBook of 76 pages which includes the following topics:

  1. Low weight is essential
  2. Traps that increase “apparent weight”
  3. Importance of good Suspension
  4. Length and Ramp over angles
  5. Matching wheels tyres
    Large Diameter Wheels and tyres
  6. Water – How much do we need?
    Water tank configurations  Dual Grey Water Tanks and Using reclaimed water
  7. Importance of understanding canvas in hot climates
    Tropical Roof: both Canvas and Metal
    Insulation, Airflow, 12V Air-conditioning and comfort off-road
    Air-flow and Natural Coolness
    Air conditioners
  8. What is the trend in energy use in a caravan?
  9. What size batteries to design for?
  10. The weight of adding batteries and solar
  11. The “weight effect” of Braking

With the right lightweight off road camper trailer or caravan and vehicle combination, you can travel safely anywhere and experience the best geo parks in the world!

Camper Trailer sleeps 10, toilet, shower easy set up

off-road-camper-awning-kimberley-kamper-7876-largeKimberley debut their 2016 range of camper trailer that sets up for 10 people.
The dream I have always had is to be able to invite friends to come away with our family for a long weekend with just a single Kimberley Kamper. Our friends would only need a tent, sleeping gear, an esky or 12V fridge, food and beverages. The Kamper would be a “base station” for 10-12 people. Of course, we will camp off-road and not in a camping ground.

The complication was to have the comfort essentials, battery capacity and solar available to make sure the weekend went smoothly for everyone.

This dream is now a reality with the 2016 Kimberley Kamper configuration. You can tick all the boxes below and take 10 friends to one of Australia’s sandy islands, camping and fishing. Or, perhaps a weekend trip to the Louth races!

Walk through this Camper Trailer configuration in the video at the end.

Here is the layout of the camper trailer to match the image above:

Off road Camper Trailer Layout for 10 People

Off road Camper Trailer Layout for 10 People

  • New Bedouin Ultra Light Awning 7m long 2.6m wide. Everyone can sit comfortably inside the camper trailer mesh walls and see out. No closed “dark cave”. No sandflies, no insects inside.
  • As a part of this awning design you can “dock” up to 2 bedroom tents under the camper trailer sub-awnings. Stay dry and connected. (only one is shown in the picture above so you can see the second bedroom)
  • 12V LED lighting leads to both bedroom tent spaces. Your guests don’t even need a torch.
  • For 2-3 more people, add the medium second bedroom at the back of the camper trailer.
  • If its a winter trip, we can add the ducted diesel heater to the comfort essentials in the camper trailer with ducts to the bedroom tents (releases soon)
  • Add 2-3 more 12V fridges that can sit near the kitchen and plug in to operate from the camper trailer battery and solar system.
  • New 180W Super Light solar weighs only 5kg and can power and charge batteries with up to 3 fridges attached. Leave it against the Bedouin side flaps or move it around to follow the sun.
  • New waterless toilet is good for 80 uses, has no smell and sits in the camper trailer larger toilet suite.
  • The virtually instantaneous diesel hot water system will run for hours with the visi-flow access to a stream or billabong. No need to wait in a line for the hot water tank to reheat!
  • The Master cooking station can have 2 large wok burners and a third BBQ or griller that can feed a tribe.
  • And the best part, this is an “Ultra Light” awning made from highest quality Australian canvas.
    The new awning is around a third of the weight of the original Bedouin awning.
    Gone are the centre poles and radial spreaders. It easy to setup.
    The result is also better value with a much lower price point. Online pricebook will be updated 8th August.
    It is the cleverest awning we have made for a camper trailer and it can be added to any prior model with the extended tent!
  • And if you want to take some fun: add a 350kg Quad bike on top – read more below!

You can add this setup to any camper trailer model in the 2016 Kimberley Kamper range, they are all plug-n-play options.

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Bedouin-Ultra-light-Awning-IMG_7816

lightweight waterless toilet option for camper trailers

The waterless toilet is a very lightweight option for off road camper trailers

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Here is my walk through video:

offroad-camper-trailer-video-bedouin-ultra-light-awning-walk-through

These are the other new options we have for the 2016 Model Range:

Quad Bike or Dirt Bike(s) Carrier

The Quad Bike Carrier has special chassis changes as well as a specially designed loading rack. The design transfers the weight of the bike directly to the chassis and not to the camper trailer roof. If the bike was just sitting on the Kamper roof, the weight would break the dust seals and probably damage the mechanism. This option requires a Model with air-suspension, electronic disc brakes and mono-tube shock absorbers. It also requires the anti-sway bar option to be fitted. The ATM of this configuration is 2,100 kgs giving at least 400kgs for a bike, 200kgs for the water and 40kgs for fuel. There can be no other accessory added to the rear of the Kamper like an outboard. This can’t be retrofited to prior models.

2016-Kimberley-Kamper-with-Quad-bike-400kg-capacity

Carbon Fibre Pattern Steel Wheels

Carbon-Fibre-Pattern-Wheels-for-Kimberley-Kamper

Steel wheels are best for safety with such a high load. We have added a carbon fibre pattern to these wheels for a great new look.

Carbon Fibre Pattern Side trim

To compliment the wheels, we have added side trim strips that run along both sides. As these are also rubber, they provide some side protection.

Front facing LED lights on the Gullwing

For some added style and to light up the front Kamper area at night, we have added a set of 80 LEDs to each side of the edge of the Gullwing. These are NOT approved driving lights but switchable when camping.

Click here to find a dealer to see when you can see one in their showroom or at a show?

Download our 32 page brochure directly from here by clicking below:

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Pleasant Kamping,

Bruce Loxton