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Family camper trailers used to be simply a camper trailer with one bed but loads of tent/annexe space for stretchers and bunks. But not anymore; the advent of forward- and twin-fold hard floor camper trailers means everyone gets a bed up off the ground within the body of the camper.

But some campers offer more internal space than others. The Lincoln LX is Ezytrail’s largest hard floor camper trailer, providing accommodation for up to six people within the camper itself, with overflow easily accommodated in the included enclosed annexe area. Basically, you could take the kids and their cousins away and know everyone would be safe and sound.

EZYTRAIL LINCOLN LX MK3

Review

BUILT FOR FAMILIES, THE LINCOLN LX MK3 UPS ITS GAME WHEN IT COMES TO COMFORTABLE OFF-ROAD TOURING

CAMPERS

If you’re cruising along a non-gazetted road or track, or driving cross-country and the unexpected happens, are you confident that your insurer will cover you?

Club 4X4 explicitly give you cover anywhere in Australia. Gazetted, non-gazetted, cross-country. 

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INSIDE THE LINCOLN LX MK3
The latest iteration of the Lincoln LX squeezes in yet more mattress real estate with the addition of an enormous king-size rear bed, plus the original double front bed – both in mixed density foam that was plenty comfortable enough for my likings. The upgrade to a king bed has been achieved by reconfiguring the dinette area; where the Mk2 had a U-shaped, wrap-around club lounge, the Mk3 has two facing lounge chairs, one L-shaped. There’s a moveable, wind-up table, the portable nature of which I quite like as it can be used inside or outside. The table slots in to form the third bed by arranging a couple of the couch seat/backrest cushions into the space. Hey presto, it’s sweet dreams for another couple of little people or one bigger person.

While on the subject, I personally find those cushions a bit of a headache. They must be removed in order for the camper to be packed up, and it’s a game of trial-and-error Tetris to fit them in in such a way the enables the camper to close properly. When setting up, it’s like an elaborate jigsaw puzzle with each piece seemingly a different shape and size, staying in place via a combination of Velcro and luck. I said a few bad words. This is an area for improvement for Ezytrail: surely there’s a way to keep at least the majority of the couch components fixed in place, even if that means lower back rests. There are storage hatches beneath the lounge and a drawer beneath the larger bed.

ABOVE The reconfigured interior layout means the Mk3 gets a king-sized master bed  // BELOW The new corner wrap lounge borders the second bed, a full-sized double

“In terms of safety, vision and looks, it’s hard to go past Clearview Powerfold Mirrors.”
Pat Callinan

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BRIGHT AND AIRY TENT
There are two café blinds on the Mk3 model, which completely opens the central section of the main tent. When both are open the sense of connection with the outside world is rather delightful; I could happily pass a summer’s afternoon reading at the dinette area without feeling like I was couped up inside or wasting a sunny day. The awning-side café blind creates a wonderful connection between the internal living area and the annexe – it basically becomes one big, social, open plan space. The other windows are also very large and contribute to this sense of airiness.

There’s the option to set up external window awnings, which would come in handy when it’s both hot and rainy so you can keep the windows open without getting wet. We didn’t bother setting those up because it was neither hot nor rainy – indeed the temperature dropped to around zero overnight and it was blowing a gale. Needless to say, the 450gsm canvas flapped a little through the night, particularly the tropical roof, but curled up inside my beloved sleeping bag I still slept like a baby.  

BELOW While doubtlessly effective in summer, the tropical roof flapped about a fair bit during our windy stay near Bathurst

BELOW Hot water is permanently plumbed to the kitchen and rear showers – important when camping in 3-degrees!

HOT WATER SERVICE
The Mk3 Lincoln LX is an improvement on the Mk2 in that it comes installed with a Truma Ultrarapid gas/electric hot water service. This is permanently plumbed to both gas and water, so there’s nothing to connect in order to have hot water on tap. Simply flick the internal switch and give it 10 minutes or so, and you’ve got hot water to the kitchen sink and the rear showers.

That’s right, plural showers. There’s a quick-access shower box with hot and cold taps, plus an inlet for a two-metre shower hose and head (included), which runs to the ensuite tent (also included) which sits off the side of the annexe. You want clean kids? You got ‘em. Water storage is considerable; 200-litres across two poly food-grade tanks with bash plate protection.

ABOVE This quick overnight mode suited us just fine and took about 15 mins to set up. Add another 20 mins for the awning, and a further 20-30 for the full annexe walls and floor

AWNING, ANNEXE AND ENSUITE
Ezytrail is marketing the ensuite tent as ‘modular’ because it can go inside or outside the annexe, but personally I don’t know why anyone would opt for inside when that would not only impede on your space but also result in pools of water beneath the awning. The ensuite tent is large so can also accommodate the included portaloo. With the included annexe walls, skirt and PVC floor plus the ensuite set up, there’s a huge amount of internal living space that’ll make extended stays that much more comfortable. There’s also an optional kids’ room that goes on the other end of the annexe from the ensuite, the perfect daytime playroom or bedroom for older kids who prefer to be a bit further away from their daggy parents.

While that whole kit and caboodle takes a decent 45 minutes or more to set up, the quick option is simply to assemble the awning – this can be done in 15-20 minutes once you’ve got it down pat. Or for really quick overnighters, simply unfold the camper, tension the internal poles and you’re done in around 10 minutes. We went with this option not because we were short on time, but because, as mentioned, it was blustery in the extreme where we were camped atop a hill on a private property near Bathurst, NSW. Worth it for the view, though.    

ABOVE The kitchen is fairly textbook but functional, with plenty of working space and storage

KITCHEN AND PANTRY
The kitchen on the new Lincoln LX is much the same as the previous iteration, with the notable exception of permanently plumbed hot water activated via a mixer tap. The Lincoln LX’s kitchen is nothing you haven’t seen before, but it works well. There’s a four-burner gas stove with large wind shield, a drying rack, a couple of storage drawers and a small bench extension. The fridge slide is ventilated and has a hands-free light, while the pantry slide has a three-stage drawer system to help keep things organised.

ABOVE The large windshield protecting the four-burner stove enabled us to boil the billy with ease, even in the extreme conditions atop that windy, icy hill // BELOW The new Lincoln comes standard with permanently plumbed hot water, and we needed it to thaw our frozen hands. When washing up is easy, life at camp is that much more comfortable.

ELECTRONICS
The Lincoln LX Mk3 has two 100Ah deep cycle batteries and a battery management system with voltage metre, amp draw, power level indicator, water tank indicators and 50amp mega fuse. There are 12V and USB outlets inside and out, with internal LED strip lights over each bed, footwell lighting and a small external light at the kitchen sink. There’s a spare LED strip light that you’d need to set up for adequate light at the kitchen area. 

RIGHT The main control panel gives you vital info at a glance (water level, power usage) and allows you to flick electrical components on/off in one location

ABOVE She’s not the lightest camper trailer on the block with a 2.5-tonne ATM, but paired with the appropriate tow vehicle the Lincoln is off-road capable – backed by Ezytrail’s new lifetime warranty on chassis and drawbar

OFF-ROAD HARDWARE
The Lincoln LX Mk3 is a full off-road camper trailer. It’s solidly built, with a 120x50x4mm Q345 steel tube drawbar, and 100x50x4mm for the chassis. Both are galvanised and welded and now come with a lifetime warranty following certification from an independent engineer. The drawbar is engineer certified to ADR 62/02, while the chassis is engineer certified to safety factor LVL5 for off-road use. The warranty is for the first owner only, but provides great peace of mind for families looking to fork out their hard-earned on an off-road tourer.

The Lincoln LX Mk3 rides on adjustable independent trailing arm coil spring suspension with gas shock absorbers. It comes with off-road tyres with LandCruiser six stud alloy wheels, including two spares on the rear gas strut-assisted fold-down rack.

The hitch is an AL-KO off-road with ball coupling connection, there’s 12-inch electric brakes and stone guard protection integrated in the newly redesigned front storage compartment. The latter has two compartments for 4.5-9kg gas bottles (adjustable mounts) and a central compartment where two 20-litre jerry cans can be stowed.

On the roof, there’s a gas strut-assisted boat/storage rack, with 100kg capacity. A large lockable storage hatch on the driver’s side provides somewhere to store canvas if you’re bringing along the annexe and ensuite, or a handy area for other gear if not. There’s a dedicated pole storage compartment, too.

The Lincoln LX Mk3 is slightly heavier than its predecessor, coming in at 2020kg tare with an ATM of 2500kg. That’s not a lot of payload once you add 200kg of water, so you’d need to be very mindful of what you’re actually loading into the camper. Fully loaded you’re looking at a pretty heavy camper – we certainly felt it behind the VW Amarok we towed it with. You’ll need a gutsy tow vehicle, especially if you’ve got off-road destinations in mind. 

ABOVE The AL-KO off-road ball coupling can be a bit fiddly to get on/off, but it’s handy to not have to change your vehicle’s coupling when towing boats and other trailers // BELOW Independent trailing arm suspension allows the Lincoln to walk over the rough stuff comfortably

BELOW The Mk3 Lincoln’s front end has been redesigned and is now enclosed with two gas storage hatches and a central hatch for jerries and other bits of gear. The front box doubles as a stone guard, so it’s much neater and does a magic job at deflecting stones you’ll be throwing at it

THE WRAP
With a powerful tow vehicle handy, the Lincoln LX Mk3 gets the tick of approval from me. It’s a functional, comfortable off-road tourer designed with family camping in mind. At $25,990 it’s plenty of camper for the money, and while that shows in some of the quality of finish and finesse, it’s hard to argue with the value proposition when you look at the list of inclusions. There’s little wonder the Lincoln LX has proven so popular with adventure-loving families, and the new Mk3 throws a little bit more comfort and convenience into the mix to make it that much more enjoyable.

PROS
» Sleeps a small army
» Plumbed hot water
» Loads of water storage
» Lifetime warranty on chassis and drawbar

CONS
» Reduced payload
» Heavy
» Lounge cushions are annoying

SPECIFICATIONS:
EZYTRAIL LINCOLN LX MK3

TARE: 2020kg
ATM: 2500kg
SUSPENSION: Independent with gas shocks and coil springs
BRAKES: 12-inch electric
COUPLING: AL-KO off-road ball coupling
STYLE: Twin-fold hard floor
LENGTH: 6100mm
WIDTH: 2300mm
HEIGHT: 1700mm
KITCHEN: Stainless steel slide-out with plumbed gas and hot/cold water
BATTERY: 2 x 100Ah
PRICE AS STANDARD: $25,990

MORE INFO: ezytrailcampertrailers.com.au

EZYTRAIL LINCOLN LX MK3

BUILT FOR FAMILIES, THE LINCOLN LX MK3 UPS ITS GAME WHEN IT COMES TO COMFORTABLE OFF-ROAD TOURING

Family camper trailers used to be simply a camper trailer with one bed but loads of tent/annexe space for stretchers and bunks. But not anymore; the advent of forward- and twin-fold hard floor camper trailers means everyone gets a bed up off the ground within the body of the camper.

But some campers offer more internal space than others. The Lincoln LX is Ezytrail’s largest hard floor camper trailer, providing accommodation for up to six people within the camper itself, with overflow easily accommodated in the included enclosed annexe area. Basically, you could take the kids and their cousins away and know everyone would be safe and sound.

CAMPERS

REVIEW

If you’re cruising along a non-gazetted road or track, or driving cross-country and the unexpected happens, are you confident that your insurer will cover you?

Club 4X4 explicitly give you cover anywhere in Australia. Gazetted, non-gazetted, cross-country. 

ADVERTISEMENT

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

INSIDE THE LINCOLN LX MK3
The latest iteration of the Lincoln LX squeezes in yet more mattress real estate with the addition of an enormous king-size rear bed, plus the original double front bed – both in mixed density foam that was plenty comfortable enough for my likings. The upgrade to a king bed has been achieved by reconfiguring the dinette area; where the Mk2 had a U-shaped, wrap-around club lounge, the Mk3 has two facing lounge chairs, one L-shaped. There’s a moveable, wind-up table, the portable nature of which I quite like as it can be used inside or outside. The table slots in to form the third bed by arranging a couple of the couch seat/backrest cushions into the space. Hey presto, it’s sweet dreams for another couple of little people or one bigger person.

While on the subject, I personally find those cushions a bit of a headache. They must be removed in order for the camper to be packed up, and it’s a game of trial-and-error Tetris to fit them in in such a way the enables the camper to close properly. When setting up, it’s like an elaborate jigsaw puzzle with each piece seemingly a different shape and size, staying in place via a combination of Velcro and luck. I said a few bad words. This is an area for improvement for Ezytrail: surely there’s a way to keep at least the majority of the couch components fixed in place, even if that means lower back rests. There are storage hatches beneath the lounge and a drawer beneath the larger bed.

ABOVE The reconfigured interior layout means the Mk3 gets a king-sized master bed  // BELOW The new corner wrap lounge borders the second bed, a full-sized double

“In terms of safety, vision and looks, it’s hard to go past Clearview Powerfold Mirrors.”
Pat Callinan

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

ADVERTISEMENT

BRIGHT AND AIRY TENT
There are two café blinds on the Mk3 model, which completely opens the central section of the main tent. When both are open the sense of connection with the outside world is rather delightful; I could happily pass a summer’s afternoon reading at the dinette area without feeling like I was couped up inside or wasting a sunny day. The awning-side café blind creates a wonderful connection between the internal living area and the annexe – it basically becomes one big, social, open plan space. The other windows are also very large and contribute to this sense of airiness.

There’s the option to set up external window awnings, which would come in handy when it’s both hot and rainy so you can keep the windows open without getting wet. We didn’t bother setting those up because it was neither hot nor rainy – indeed the temperature dropped to around zero overnight and it was blowing a gale. Needless to say, the 450gsm canvas flapped a little through the night, particularly the tropical roof, but curled up inside my beloved sleeping bag I still slept like a baby.  

HOT WATER SERVICE
The Mk3 Lincoln LX is an improvement on the Mk2 in that it comes installed with a Truma Ultrarapid gas/electric hot water service. This is permanently plumbed to both gas and water, so there’s nothing to connect in order to have hot water on tap. Simply flick the internal switch and give it 10 minutes or so, and you’ve got hot water to the kitchen sink and the rear showers.

That’s right, plural showers. There’s a quick-access shower box with hot and cold taps, plus an inlet for a two-metre shower hose and head (included), which runs to the ensuite tent (also included) which sits off the side of the annexe. You want clean kids? You got ‘em. Water storage is considerable; 200-litres across two poly food-grade tanks with bash plate protection.

BELOW While doubtlessly effective in summer, the tropical roof flapped about a fair bit during our windy stay near Bathurst

BELOW Hot water is permanently plumbed to the kitchen and rear showers – important when camping in 3-degrees!

ABOVE This quick overnight mode suited us just fine and took about 15 mins to set up. Add another 20 mins for the awning, and a further 20-30 for the full annexe walls and floor

AWNING, ANNEXE AND ENSUITE
Ezytrail is marketing the ensuite tent as ‘modular’ because it can go inside or outside the annexe, but personally I don’t know why anyone would opt for inside when that would not only impede on your space but also result in pools of water beneath the awning. The ensuite tent is large so can also accommodate the included portaloo. With the included annexe walls, skirt and PVC floor plus the ensuite set up, there’s a huge amount of internal living space that’ll make extended stays that much more comfortable. There’s also an optional kids’ room that goes on the other end of the annexe from the ensuite, the perfect daytime playroom or bedroom for older kids who prefer to be a bit further away from their daggy parents.

While that whole kit and caboodle takes a decent 45 minutes or more to set up, the quick option is simply to assemble the awning – this can be done in 15-20 minutes once you’ve got it down pat. Or for really quick overnighters, simply unfold the camper, tension the internal poles and you’re done in around 10 minutes. We went with this option not because we were short on time, but because, as mentioned, it was blustery in the extreme where we were camped atop a hill on a private property near Bathurst, NSW. Worth it for the view, though.    

ABOVE The kitchen is fairly textbook but functional, with plenty of working space and storage

KITCHEN AND PANTRY
The kitchen on the new Lincoln LX is much the same as the previous iteration, with the notable exception of permanently plumbed hot water activated via a mixer tap. The Lincoln LX’s kitchen is nothing you haven’t seen before, but it works well. There’s a four-burner gas stove with large wind shield, a drying rack, a couple of storage drawers and a small bench extension. The fridge slide is ventilated and has a hands-free light, while the pantry slide has a three-stage drawer system to help keep things organised.

ABOVE The large windshield protecting the four-burner stove enabled us to boil the billy with ease, even in the extreme conditions atop that windy, icy hill // BELOW The new Lincoln comes standard with permanently plumbed hot water, and we needed it to thaw our frozen hands. When washing up is easy, life at camp is that much more comfortable.

ELECTRONICS
The Lincoln LX Mk3 has two 100Ah deep cycle batteries and a battery management system with voltage metre, amp draw, power level indicator, water tank indicators and 50amp mega fuse. There are 12V and USB outlets inside and out, with internal LED strip lights over each bed, footwell lighting and a small external light at the kitchen sink. There’s a spare LED strip light that you’d need to set up for adequate light at the kitchen area. 

BELOW The main control panel gives you vital info at a glance (water level, power usage) and allows you to flick electrical components on/off in one location

ABOVE She’s not the lightest camper trailer on the block with a 2.5-tonne ATM, but paired with the appropriate tow vehicle the Lincoln is off-road capable – backed by Ezytrail’s new lifetime warranty on chassis and drawbar

OFF-ROAD HARDWARE
The Lincoln LX Mk3 is a full off-road camper trailer. It’s solidly built, with a 120x50x4mm Q345 steel tube drawbar, and 100x50x4mm for the chassis. Both are galvanised and welded and now come with a lifetime warranty following certification from an independent engineer. The drawbar is engineer certified to ADR 62/02, while the chassis is engineer certified to safety factor LVL5 for off-road use. The warranty is for the first owner only, but provides great peace of mind for families looking to fork out their hard-earned on an off-road tourer.

The Lincoln LX Mk3 rides on adjustable independent trailing arm coil spring suspension with gas shock absorbers. It comes with off-road tyres with LandCruiser six stud alloy wheels, including two spares on the rear gas strut-assisted fold-down rack.

The hitch is an AL-KO off-road with ball coupling connection, there’s 12-inch electric brakes and stone guard protection integrated in the newly redesigned front storage compartment. The latter has two compartments for 4.5-9kg gas bottles (adjustable mounts) and a central compartment where two 20-litre jerry cans can be stowed.

On the roof, there’s a gas strut-assisted boat/storage rack, with 100kg capacity. A large lockable storage hatch on the driver’s side provides somewhere to store canvas if you’re bringing along the annexe and ensuite, or a handy area for other gear if not. There’s a dedicated pole storage compartment, too.

The Lincoln LX Mk3 is slightly heavier than its predecessor, coming in at 2020kg tare with an ATM of 2500kg. That’s not a lot of payload once you add 200kg of water, so you’d need to be very mindful of what you’re actually loading into the camper. Fully loaded you’re looking at a pretty heavy camper – we certainly felt it behind the VW Amarok we towed it with. You’ll need a gutsy tow vehicle, especially if you’ve got off-road destinations in mind. 

ABOVE The AL-KO off-road ball coupling can be a bit fiddly to get on/off, but it’s handy to not have to change your vehicle’s coupling when towing boats and other trailers // BELOW Independent trailing arm suspension allows the Lincoln to walk over the rough stuff comfortably

BELOW The Mk3 Lincoln’s front end has been redesigned and is now enclosed with two gas storage hatches and a central hatch for jerries and other bits of gear. The front box doubles as a stone guard, so it’s much neater and does a magic job at deflecting stones you’ll be throwing at it

THE WRAP
With a powerful tow vehicle handy, the Lincoln LX Mk3 gets the tick of approval from me. It’s a functional, comfortable off-road tourer designed with family camping in mind. At $25,990 it’s plenty of camper for the money, and while that shows in some of the quality of finish and finesse, it’s hard to argue with the value proposition when you look at the list of inclusions. There’s little wonder the Lincoln LX has proven so popular with adventure-loving families, and the new Mk3 throws a little bit more comfort and convenience into the mix to make it that much more enjoyable.

PROS
» Sleeps a small army
» Plumbed hot water
» Loads of water storage
» Lifetime warranty on chassis and drawbar

CONS
» Reduced payload
» Heavy
» Lounge cushions are annoying

SPECIFICATIONS:
EZYTRAIL LINCOLN LX MK3

TARE: 2020kg
ATM: 2500kg
SUSPENSION: Independent with gas shocks and coil springs
BRAKES: 12-inch electric
COUPLING: AL-KO off-road ball coupling
STYLE: Twin-fold hard floor
LENGTH: 6100mm
WIDTH: 2300mm
HEIGHT: 1700mm
KITCHEN: Stainless steel slide-out with plumbed gas and hot/cold water
BATTERY: 2 x 100Ah
PRICE AS STANDARD: $25,990

MORE INFO: ezytrailcampertrailers.com.au