Travelander Camper Trailers

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any feedback on Travelander and/or Trayon slide on camper trailers ? We are looking at both of these at the moment ? Many thanks, Walter
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 08:23

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 08:23
Hi Walter
I have looked at both of these campers and for what it is worth I would choose the travelander . They are both very well built . Good luck with your decision.

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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 13:33

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 13:33
Hi Walter,

There are a lot of similarities between the Travelander & Trayon, but also some key differences. For example, the Travelander is constructed in China and fitted out here in Aus, the Trayon made in Australia. Now that may not be a problem to you, but it was definitely a factor in our decision.

Below is an extract from a previous post FYI.

Now I am sure there are plenty of satisfied Travelander owners out there and they do have some good features. But it is not a slideon that I would buy.

Cheers,
Geoff


We looked at all the different options of slideon's on the market, as
well as considering the various camper trailer options. For our
purposes, a slideon was the best fit and the Trayon was the best
compromise.
Some of the main reasons we chose Trayon are:
1. Weight. The Trayon is one of the lowest weighted slideon at about
400kg (unladen). I would very hesitant to carry many of the other makes
on the market given my experiences, which I can expand on if you wish.
2. Value for money. In my opinion, the Trayon is one of the best value
for money slideons on the market when you look at all the features. Yes,
$30k+ is a lot for a box, but when you look what's in it and how long it
will last I think it is good value!
3. Australian made. When comparing similar priced options, I will choose
Australian made first every time. Some major brands claim to be
Australian, but in fact are manufactured in China with some minor fitting out in
Australia.
4. Support. The support from Trayon is (in my opinion) second to none.
Now I have had few problems in the six+ years of ownership, but the minor
enquiries and problems have been dealt with promptly. I have spoken
to other slideon owners who have had a terrible run with their purchase,
and the manufacturer has been arrogant and of no help.

We choose a slideon for a couple of reasons, including ability in the
bush (not towing) and ease of setup. For the two of us the Trayon is
great, perhaps if we were taking the family we may have selected a
camper trailer. The Trayon has travelled on the Canning Stock Route
three times, numerous trips in the Vic High Country, Simpson Desert and
Hay River, Kimberley and outback NSW - and hasn't let us down at all! We
have been caught in gale force winds, wild rainstorms and hot weather,
the Trayon has been great. In fact our travelling companions have dubbed
the Trayon the "Taj Mahal".


I hope this helps with your deliberations. I would suggest you check out the various manufacturers personally - the genuine ones will certainly take the time to explain the various pro's (but maybe not the con's!) of their product.

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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:13

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 20:13
The biggest difference with these two campers
Travelander is a hard floor camper but you cook outside.
Trayon is canvas over ground and you cook inside.

In saying this we have a travelander now for 6 years and very happy. We have taken it to all corners - last year down the Canning Stock Route. We even met another travelander going the other way. Basically anywhere you are prepared to take your vehicle the travelander can go. We have it on the back of a ute so I do not know what it would be like on a trailer.

We looked at all the tray mounted campers and many points sold us on the travelander.
We do not like to cook inside a camper - try it, even in a tent.
The hard floor section gives you privacy to get changed and protection in bad weather. It also comes with a full annexe and walls but we only use this when staying for a week.
The bed is always made up and you are over the solid part of the camper.
There are 3 easy large steps to get into bed or out of it for a midnight quick walk half asleep.
The extras really sold us as well. The two fridges, the 3 burner stove, the water tank the blah blah blah - you can probably check all that stuff on their website.

Downside - yes they are heavy but with proper suspension setup we have had no problems. Regularly go on beaches, sand dune crossings, muddy tracks.

I like our older model where he hardfloor canvas area is a bit larger but you have to manually extend the poles after opening up. The newer models they have changed the style.

We just got back from the old telegraph track in WA going to Israelite Bay and seeing the WA old telegraph ruins.

We like it on the back of the ute allowing us in minutes to unload and go off exploring.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - Richard B (NSW) - Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 11:08

Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 11:08
You will find that Trayon has an outside gas point for the ability to cook outside, thus giving you have the best of both worlds....
For us the biggest plus is the weight factor, more room for those 'must take' items.
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