FITTINGS

There are many ways to fit a camper to your vehicle. In general we sit the camper on your vehicle (with a tray version we will place timbers on the tray so the tray is completely level allowing for the side lips on the tray)  and align to the most suitable position, usually as close as possible to the headboard if a tray vehicle or rear of cab if a well/tub version. Next we then bolt four 3mm HD steel brackets through the camper body attaching to a 3mm backing plate for added strength. The brackets are positioned to align with suitable anchor points on your vehicle. At this point you will have already selected what method of securing the camper you prefer such as the standard stainless steel turnbuckles chain and shackles, or you may wish to add Torklift quick release handles as seen in the photo below. The fitting kit selected is attached, tensioned and checked. All is complete ready to go. Fitting and electrical take around 4 to 6 hours dependant on vehicle and requirement. As part of our service we can drop you off at the esplanade, beach, shopping centres or anywhere locally, or you may just prefer to stay at the showroom, the choice is yours. Just prior to completion we will pick you up wherever you may be and bring you back to run through the camper and instruction booklets etc.   

We do not charge for the actual fitting and we utilize top quality stainless steel turnbuckles, chain, eye bolts and shackles. See photos below.

                                   Timber added to tray to create completely level surface

                     All Stainless steel 316 grade used to fit B600 well version to Holden Rodeo  

Above combination includes HD 3mm steel brackets and backing plates, stainless steel turnbuckles, chain and shackles with Torklift stainless steel Derringer handles added for quick release. The camper is a B1251 and the vehicle a 2011 Ford Ranger.
1. Fitting camper using 316 Grade Stainless Steel shackles,turnbuckles & chain.
(Driver side Front)
2. Fitting camper using 316 Grade Stainless Steel shackles,turnbuckles & chain.
 (Driver side Rear)
3. Fitting camper using 316 Grade Stainless Steel shackles,turnbuckles & chain.
(Passenger side Rear).
4. Fitting camper using 316 Grade Stainless Steel shackles,turnbuckles & chain.
(Passenger side Front).
3mm steel bracket and backing plate are
bolted through the body of the camper in the
most suitable position to attach turnbuckles,
chain, and shackles for securing to your vehicle.

Full stainless steel fitting kit to fit one camper (business card in photo to give indication of physical size)

Fitting by experienced technicians including the parts below is free (over $700 value) with all our campers.  

ELECTRICAL 

This plug is wired into your vehicle and fitted to the rear of your cabin. This enables your vehicle to provide 12 volt power to the camper and will also charge the camper battery via its inbuilt 3 stage battery charger.
 This connection will also power the campers clearance lights and any other lights required.
 

Cost to wire in electrical plug using heavy duty cable, circuit breaker etc to your vehicle by qualified technicians....$200 (subsidised).      

 You can also fit yourself or make your own arrangements.  

The plug is situated on the passenger side of the camper as shown.

 

We also recommend having a battery isolator fitted close to your vehicle battery to avoid it being flattened. If you flatten your camper battery then power will be drawn from your vehicle starter battery and in turn will flatten the battery. To avoid this scenario you can simply unplug the camper from your vehicle or fit a battery isolator.

We recommend Redarc "Smart Battery Isolator"  A Redarc protects your battery and won't allow power to be taken from your starter battery except for starting and running accessories. The fitted cost is $195. 

 

 

 

New vehicle technology can affect dual battery system’s charging performance.

Please click here for Redarc technical tips.

 

See Accessories page for turnbuckle types.

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