South-western Sydney off-road camper dealer, Off Grid Outfitters, has added to its offering of proven, high quality and truely off-road camper trailers by adding Lifestyle Camper Trailers into the fold. Off Grid Outfitters established in 2017 to provide a single showroom representing the highest quality campers, caravans, equipment and vehicle accessories for genuine off road and off grid travellers based on their own experience travelling and touring throughout remote and regional Australia. Off Grid Outfitters are also the sole NSW dealer for Patriot Campers.
Lifestyle Camper Trailers, originally a manufacturer of soft-floor campers, has been manufacturing out of Queensland for over two decades, although discontinuing its line of traditional camper trailers in the wake of competition from Chinese imports. It turned to hybrid camper trailers or what they refer to as “Hyper Campers”, initially releasing the Breakaway, essentially an adaption of their well proven soft floor camper to create a bed-in-a-pop-up-box with an extensive kitchen and heaps of storage. Things expanded from there and the range of hybrid caravans grew.
Now, Lifestyle manufactures three of its four-model line-up in Australia and the forth, the Breakaway Ultra, an extension of that first hybrid (literally, it’s about 2-foot longer) built overseas at their own factory there. The range starts from just $26,950 plus on-roads for the off-shore built Breakaway Ultra and tops out at over $75,000 for the most caravan-like model, the AT2 Stylecraft.
John Swinglehurst, owner of Lifestyle Camper Trailers, has said, “It’s another exciting step in our commitment to providing our customers with exceptional service and convenient access to all of our models, regardless of where [they]may be located in Australia. We are confident that the team at Off Grid Outfitters with their customer first attitude and commitment to high quality in everything they do, will be a valuable representative of our brand.”
Ryan Gudiksen, Off Grid’s director, says, “I saw them five or six years ago at Rosehill Show, long before I considered opening my own camper trailer dealership, and the Reconn impressed me back then. Lifestyle has been around a long time and has a lot of common sense and innovative ideas in the product – like the fact all the plumbing, electrical and services are above the floor and out of harm’s way. On a trip we were doing recently, we met an owner who knewJohn, so we got in touch after that and decided they were the perfect fit for Off Grid. We set out to supply campers with full off road, no compromise campers that are solid and robust – campers that we’d use ourselves. It was a good fit for what we are doing.”
Already Off Grid have two Breakaway Ultras on display in its Smeaton Grange showroom and will be getting a Reconn in the next few weeks. There’s also a full range of Patriot Campers on display.