60-Second Camper

WORDS AND IMAGES BY GARY TISCHER

When looking for a camper, we ask a lot. We want it to fit the family, be light and easy to tow, and go anywhere we want to go. Oh, and not to cost the earth.

The Lantrex LT.2 from Travelander ticks all those boxes. At 940kg dry and looking similar to an F1 race car with its low profile and aerodynamic nose, this trailer will not get stuck at Inskip Point.  Travelander has been in the camper business for 18 years and provides a 10-year structural warranty on the fibreglass camper and trailer chassis.

CAMPERS Travelander Lantrex LT.2 review

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

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FAST FEATURES
One of the coolest features of the Lantrex is how fast it is to setup: just 60 seconds. When you arrive at camp, you undo four latches and get out your remote opener stored on your key ring. Press the button, and the camper opens up and extends rearward with the initial setup taking less than 60 seconds. If it's only the two of you, you're ready to get to bed. If you have the kids, you could set up the kid's room or let them put down a mattress on the hard floor area. Quick as. The next morning, you could be gone in 60 seconds.

SIZE MATTERS
One of the first things you notice about the Lantrex is its sleek and compact shape, measuring around 1600mm high and 5100mm long. It will easily track behind your vehicle and clear branches more easily than your vehicle. You also don't need a truck to tow it either and the Lantrex’s low profile will save you fuel on the way to your destination. Its independent coil suspension is capable of handling rough tracks.

BELOW Sand is no problem for this light camper

TOUGH AS NAILS
The Y-frame mono chassis is constructed from powder-coated DuraGal steel which accommodates the spare wheel under the trailer between the rear wheels. The standard suspension is independent coil; however, there is an option to have airbags. An 80-litre and a 160-litre water tank allow for plenty of water storage while travelling, and the onboard electric water pump is capable of drawing water from a natural water source.

The LT.2 comes standard with three LandCruiser five or six stud alloys and stopping power is via 12-inch electric brakes and hitching the trailer to the tow vehicle is made easy with the McHitch. At the rear of the trailer are two adjustable stabilising legs and at the front is a solid pneumatic jockey wheel.

STORAGE FOR DAYS
There are eight lockable storage areas accessible when travelling. The front pod has the largest of these, one of which houses the fridge and pantry drawers. On top of the front pod is a rack for firewood or any other odd-sized items. The nose pod is shaped to deflect stones away from the tow vehicle and has been painted in raptor coat protecting both the paint and fibreglass.

BELOW Plenty of storage with accessible hatches all round

ABOVE Aerodynamic, low will save you money at the fuel pump // BELOW Stabiliser legs down ready for setup

ABOVE McHitch to connect and fuel for the diesel heater to keep you warm // BELOW Independent coil springs are standard, but air bags can be optioned

TIME TO COOK
The kitchen slides out from under the bed area and can be used while in transport or camp mode. It can also be deployed against the trailer as in the photos or parallel to the fridge. It opens up so there are work/prep areas at both ends of the kitchen and there is a large splash back/wind shield at the rear of the stove and sink. Two drawers slide out from under the stove that would be suitable for cutlery but deep enough for other items.

The fridge slide can accommodate up to an 80L fridge/freezer and has a shelf that opens out next to the fridge to place items as you get them out of the fridge. In front of the fridge, there is a large three-level pantry drawer which is both convenient and well thought out so that small items can't be lost while providing loads of storage.

BIG, TOUGH TENT
The large tent with tropical roof that deploys automatically rearward as the trailer opens is a DX10 blended poly/cotton canvas. Once deployed, the tent has large screened windows that allow for both light and breeze through the camper. What was the roof of the trailer in transport mode becomes a hard floor area within the tent of the open camper. Cost-optional kids room and change room/shower cubicle are shown in this review. The large 2.4m annexe roof is also a cost-option.

BELOW The optional shower/change room is accessed directly from the camper

ABOVE The optional kids’ room with the shower/change room on the left // BELOW Walls for the annex are available if you want to set up for a longer stay

ABOVE Fridge and pantry storage in the front pod with pull-out // BELOW The kitchen extends either parallel to the trailer or to the fridge

BELOW The kitchen extends either parallel to the trailer or to the fridge

LIGHT AND POWER
There are anti-bug/white LED lights and in-bed reading lights. Power is supplied by an Enderdrive 120ah lithium battery and can be charged by solar or 12v vehicle input or optional 240v plug. The switch panel is in the same compartment with the fridge, and my one gripe is that it's hard to access if both the fridge and kitchen are out.

TIME TO SLEEP
As you step into the tent area, there is a hard floor area which would be suitable for getting out of the rain if needed or kids’ area if you don't have the optional kids’ room. There is also access to a large shallow drawer suitable for clothes or more pantry items; this drawer is also accessible if the camper is closed down.

The dual-density queen-sized bed sits above this shallow drawer and can be left made up so once the camper opens its ready. There is additional storage under the bed which can be raised with the help of gas struts. There is plenty of air and light once the canvas windows are rolled down from the inside. If you are venturing to cold climates, there is a cost-option diesel cabin heater available which will also heat the water.

BELOW Tropical roof is standard while annex and kid’s room are options

ABOVE Rear drawer can be accessed whether the camper is open or closed // BELOW The queen-sized mattress has plenty of light and breeze all round

ABOVE A hard floor can be very useful for young kids or in wet weather // BELOW Switches and gauges can be difficult to access when fridge and kitchen are in use

OPTIONS LIST AS LONG AS YOUR ARM
The Lantrex LT.2 is pretty well specced from the factory but Travelander has a long and extensive list of extra-cost options to tweak the thing to suit every type of traveller. You can choose either a 60L or 80L fridge, deep-cycle or Lithium battery, spare room, hot water system, Darche awning, solar blanket, boat loader, Weber BabyQ, Honda generator(s), portable hot water system and much, much more.

Travelander Lantrex LT.2 specifications
BODY LENGTH 4800mm
OVERALL LENGTH 5100mm
HEIGHT 1500mm
WIDTH 1800mm
DRY WEIGHT 940kg
ATM 1950kg
PRICE From $36,300
MORE INFO travelander.com.au

Pros
• Very quick setup with the automatic opening.
• Proven design and construction
• Room for a family

Cons
• Loads of cost options
• Need more 12V outlets
• Power management needs to be more accessible when camping.

SO, WHAT DO WE RECKON?
This go-anywhere camper is light, strong and can provide accommodation for a couple or a family. The ease of initial setup is less than a minute and requires no real physical effort. There are no ladders, and the hard floor is a bonus when camping. The price is very competitive too.

CAMPERS Travelander Lantrex LT.2 review

60-Second Camper

WORDS AND IMAGES BY GARY TISCHER

When looking for a camper, we ask a lot. We want it to fit the family, be light and easy to tow, and go anywhere we want to go. Oh, and not to cost the earth.

The Lantrex LT.2 from Travelander ticks all those boxes. At 940kg dry and looking similar to an F1 race car with its low profile and aerodynamic nose, this trailer will not get stuck at Inskip Point.  Travelander has been in the camper business for 18 years and provides a 10-year structural warranty on the fibreglass camper and trailer chassis.

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

ADVERTISEMENT
SCROLL TO CONTINUE

SIZE MATTERS
One of the first things you notice about the Lantrex is its sleek and compact shape, measuring around 1600mm high and 5100mm long. It will easily track behind your vehicle and clear branches more easily than your vehicle. You also don't need a truck to tow it either and the Lantrex’s low profile will save you fuel on the way to your destination. Its independent coil suspension is capable of handling rough tracks.

FAST FEATURES
One of the coolest features of the Lantrex is how fast it is to setup: just 60 seconds. When you arrive at camp, you undo four latches and get out your remote opener stored on your key ring. Press the button, and the camper opens up and extends rearward with the initial setup taking less than 60 seconds. If it's only the two of you, you're ready to get to bed. If you have the kids, you could set up the kid's room or let them put down a mattress on the hard floor area. Quick as. The next morning, you could be gone in 60 seconds.

BELOW Sand is no problem for this light camper

“One of the coolest features of the Lantrex is how fast it is to setup: just 60 seconds.”

STORAGE FOR DAYS
There are eight lockable storage areas accessible when travelling. The front pod has the largest of these, one of which houses the fridge and pantry drawers. On top of the front pod is a rack for firewood or any other odd-sized items. The nose pod is shaped to deflect stones away from the tow vehicle and has been painted in raptor coat protecting both the paint and fibreglass.

TOUGH AS NAILS
The Y-frame mono chassis is constructed from powder-coated DuraGal steel which accommodates the spare wheel under the trailer between the rear wheels. The standard suspension is independent coil; however, there is an option to have airbags. An 80-litre and a 160-litre water tank allow for plenty of water storage while travelling, and the onboard electric water pump is capable of drawing water from a natural water source.

The LT.2 comes standard with three LandCruiser five or six stud alloys and stopping power is via 12-inch electric brakes and hitching the trailer to the tow vehicle is made easy with the McHitch. At the rear of the trailer are two adjustable stabilising legs and at the front is a solid pneumatic jockey wheel.

ABOVE Aerodynamic, low will save you money at the fuel pump // BELOW Stabiliser legs down ready for setup

BELOW Plenty of storage with accessible hatches all round

ABOVE McHitch to connect and fuel for the diesel heater to keep you warm // BELOW Independent coil springs are standard, but air bags can be optioned

BIG, TOUGH TENT
The large tent with tropical roof that deploys automatically rearward as the trailer opens is a DX10 blended poly/cotton canvas. Once deployed, the tent has large screened windows that allow for both light and breeze through the camper. What was the roof of the trailer in transport mode becomes a hard floor area within the tent of the open camper. Cost-optional kids room and change room/shower cubicle are shown in this review. The large 2.4m annexe roof is also a cost-option.

TIME TO COOK
The kitchen slides out from under the bed area and can be used while in transport or camp mode. It can also be deployed against the trailer as in the photos or parallel to the fridge. It opens up so there are work/prep areas at both ends of the kitchen and there is a large splash back/wind shield at the rear of the stove and sink. Two drawers slide out from under the stove that would be suitable for cutlery but deep enough for other items.

The fridge slide can accommodate up to an 80L fridge/freezer and has a shelf that opens out next to the fridge to place items as you get them out of the fridge. In front of the fridge, there is a large three-level pantry drawer which is both convenient and well thought out so that small items can't be lost while providing loads of storage.

ABOVE The optional kids’ room with the shower/change room on the left // BELOW Walls for the annex are available if you want to set up for a longer stay

BELOW The optional shower/change room is accessed directly from the camper

ABOVE Fridge and pantry storage in the front pod with pull-out // BELOW The kitchen extends either parallel to the trailer or to the fridge

BELOW The kitchen extends either parallel to the trailer or to the fridge

TIME TO SLEEP
As you step into the tent area, there is a hard floor area which would be suitable for getting out of the rain if needed or kids’ area if you don't have the optional kids’ room. There is also access to a large shallow drawer suitable for clothes or more pantry items; this drawer is also accessible if the camper is closed down.

The dual-density queen-sized bed sits above this shallow drawer and can be left made up so once the camper opens its ready. There is additional storage under the bed which can be raised with the help of gas struts. There is plenty of air and light once the canvas windows are rolled down from the inside. If you are venturing to cold climates, there is a cost-option diesel cabin heater available which will also heat the water.

LIGHT AND POWER
There are anti-bug/white LED lights and in-bed reading lights. Power is supplied by an Enderdrive 120ah lithium battery and can be charged by solar or 12v vehicle input or optional 240v plug. The switch panel is in the same compartment with the fridge, and my one gripe is that it's hard to access if both the fridge and kitchen are out.

ABOVE Rear drawer can be accessed whether the camper is open or closed // BELOW The queen-sized mattress has plenty of light and breeze all round

BELOW Tropical roof is standard while annex and kid’s room are options

ABOVE A hard floor can be very useful for young kids or in wet weather // BELOW Switches and gauges can be difficult to access when fridge and kitchen are in use

OPTIONS LIST AS LONG AS YOUR ARM
The Lantrex LT.2 is pretty well specced from the factory but Travelander has a long and extensive list of extra-cost options to tweak the thing to suit every type of traveller. You can choose either a 60L or 80L fridge, deep-cycle or Lithium battery, spare room, hot water system, Darche awning, solar blanket, boat loader, Weber BabyQ, Honda generator(s), portable hot water system and much, much more.

Travelander Lantrex LT.2 specifications
BODY LENGTH 4800mm
OVERALL LENGTH 5100mm
HEIGHT 1500mm
WIDTH 1800mm
DRY WEIGHT 940kg
ATM 1950kg
PRICE From $36,300
MORE INFO travelander.com.au

Pros
• Very quick setup with the automatic opening.
• Proven design and construction
• Room for a family

Cons
• Loads of cost options
• Need more 12V outlets
• Power management needs to be more accessible when camping.

SO, WHAT DO WE RECKON?
This go-anywhere camper is light, strong and can provide accommodation for a couple or a family. The ease of initial setup is less than a minute and requires no real physical effort. There are no ladders, and the hard floor is a bonus when camping. The price is very competitive too.

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