I know many of us look at the Australian made trailers and marvel over the choice of manufacturers and design. I wonder if the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
I thought I'd share an e mail I got from OZ so you can see that the grass may be greener on both sides of the fence:
"Hi there. You guys should be selling your expedition trailers over here in australia. I dont know if the shipping costs would prohibit it but Im sure you could find a manafacturer over here. In australia the camper trailer industry is booming, buy any of the camper trailer magazines and youll see dozens and dozens of ads for what is essentially the same thing. A tent on a trailer. Obviously they all differ slightly, some have fold out hard floors, some have hotwater systems, some have ( I kid you not ) over 50 sq metres under canvas with rooms that just keep getting adding on. Im guessing they are for people with very large families who are staying put for a while when they camp. I counted over 25 tie down ropes on one tent setup once.
The only reason I'm emailling you now is that I was looking around for ideas for our project trailer at home. Which is essentially a box trailer ( I think you call them a chuck box ) with a steel and aluminium frame on top with a roof top tent on top of that. We are building it ourselves though. I just did an image search in google and your trailers caught my eye. They look fantastic and would be well suited to travelling in australia because as you know we are quite a large island and the distances are great. Most road trips to say cape york or the interior deserts are a series of overnight stops which require quick and easy setups. Most australian camper trailers are not quick and easy to setup and packdown despite what they say, they also have a large footprint when the whole tent is setup.
Basically what Im saying is your trailers look hardcore and I honestly think there is a market for them here in australia. They are very different to whats on the market here.
Take it easy
Not the first e mail we have had from Australia, but it sums up what others have said.