16th NATIONAL MEET AT WALCHA NSW 2021.....
from Monday 20th to Friday 24th September 2021
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homepage of the Australian CamperTrailers Forum & the Australian CamperTrailers
Facebook Group. The group started as a Australian CamperTrailers Yahoo
Group in 2001. If you
would like to chat camper trailers, travel or just camping in general,
you will find you are right at home with a bunch of like-minded people.
Members come from all walks of life, but have a common interest in the
great outdoors. Hope we can exchange experiences & learn a little from
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of any kind. Manufacturers of camper trailers & camping accessory
suppliers are welcome to join the group & share their knowledge &
experience. We welcome their participation & the expertise they bring as
long as it is unbiased & free of commercial advertising. Membership is
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Australia the camper trailer has become very popular. It is perfect for
our Aussie camping lifestyle, whether it be weekends away or an extended
trip into the great outdoors where no facilities exist. Being self
sufficient is a must in these circumstances as well as carrying suitable
spares & a good tool kit.
Most off road camper trailers have an under slung water tank,
a fully functional compact kitchen & plenty of room to carry the
necessary supplies without placing undue strain on the tow vehicle. Then
there's the gas bottle, extra water or fuel which is carried in jerry's & perhaps a purpose built 12volt battery system which may be
charged by a solar panel when camped, making an extended stay possible.
Although the group was started in September 2001 as an
Australian off road camper trailers group, members from other countries
are very welcome to join. It gives us an insight into how others camp
outside our own environment.
The groups' members own a wide
selection of camping accommodation ranging from tents, box trailers,
slide-ons (which sit on the rear of utes), on & off road caravans, right
through to converted buses, as well as on & off road camper trailers of
all makes & models. Check here to see what the
trailers group member
may look like.
There are many members who have joined the group seeking
advice when it comes to buying a camper trailer. We do not push one
brand over another, but with the combined help from members who own
camper trailers, we hope we can steer
in the right direction & help
educated decision to what suits their needs.
Here is a
to give you an inside advantage when looking to purchase a camper trailer
for the first time. It contains points not only to ask yourself, but the
salesman as well.
pages have grown into a valuable resource on everything camper trailers
thanks to the generous input by members of the Australian CamperTrailers
Group. This is the place where everyone can share their tips & tricks as
well as showing how they have modified their camper trailers to suit
their own unique style of camping. It is fascinating to see how simple
solutions have been adopted in overcoming problems & making camping life
all that much more enjoyable. If you would like to write an article for
the website please feel free to drop us an e-mail.
find some fantastic
trip reports from members
which may help you plan your own trip. If not these stories will
certainly inspire you to get out there.
get togethers are arranged & this gives members a chance to meet
each other & greet the face behind the typing in a relaxed atmosphere
around the campfire. It also gives those looking at buying a camper
trailer an opportunity to check campers over first hand & get an
unbiased opinion from their owners. You may meet as complete strangers,
but part as old friends on the Sunday, such is the camaraderie.
There have been weekend meets organized in the Brisbane, Melbourne,
Adelaide & Perth areas. In the Sydney area weekend camping trips have
been held at the Watagan Mountains, Tumut, Wollondilly River Station,
Newnes, Budgewoi, Burralow Swamp, Shallow Crossing, Killalea State Park,
Upper Colo Reserve,
Kangaroo Valley, Macquarie Woods,
Old Bara near Mudgee, Clarence Town, Riverwood Downs, Camp Cobark
& Lostock Dam
in the foothills of Barrington Tops.
Next weekend meets are organized for........
first national get together was held in July 2005 at Copeton Waters
State Park near Inverell on the NSW Northern Tablelands, where 32
camper trailers & 100 people gathered to meet & enjoy each others
company, chat camper trailers, cook on the open fire, look at the
modifications that others have done & explore the area.
Australian CamperTrailers Group 15th national meet
was held over the week from Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October
2019 at Bonalbo in the NSW Northern Rivers region. The week attracted
one-hundred & eighty people in eighty-eight camper trailers, caravans,
motorhomes, slide-ons & tents from around Australia. It was great to see
such a diverse group of people attending from young couples, families,
retirees to grandparents with their grandkids, all enjoying the
camaraderie of like-minded people.
The Australian CamperTrailers Group 16th
national meet was cancelled during 2020, however it will be held at the
same venue in Walcha from Monday 20th to Friday 24th
September 2021. Walcha is
located on the banks of the Apsley River in the south-eastern edge
of the New South Wales Northern Tablelands at the intersection of the
Oxley Highway & Thunderbolts Way.
Members as well as invited guests host
on a variety of topics relating to camper trailers, travel & camping in
to pass on their
valuable knowledge to others.
Being an internet based group there
are subjects where information cannot be easily exchanged through
Workshop topics include demonstrations of
both the Cobb & Dreampot cookers, 12volt, batteries & solar, a practical
guide to trailer wheel bearing inspection & maintenance, a camper
trailer walkabout, to name a few. The kids
don't miss out with workshops held for them as well over the week.
Please keep in mind that the groups co-owners
will not accept any responsibility for members or non-members actions during
weekend get togethers. If you decide to attend, it is solely at your own
responsibility, including any side trips or outings during the weekend meet.
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website. In no event will the co-owners of the Australian CamperTrailers Group
or its members be liable for the accuracy of information contained in it, its
use or reliance placed on it. There are no dangerous or illegal topics found on
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The Australian CamperTrailers Group is not affiliated with any
camper trailer manufacturers, commercial outlets or associated recreational
camping accessory suppliers, however the Groups co-owners have arranged a
members discount for goods purchased or services provided with some
manufacturers & suppliers of recreational camping products.
Feedback on the campertrailers.org website is always appreciated.
Rob, Kevin & Jason
Australian CamperTrailers Group co-owners
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website built & maintained by Rob - June 2004
updated - December 2020