Trakmaster Gibson

13' (3.9m)
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Trakmaster Gibson

13' (3.9m)

This purpose built unit has been designed by Trakmaster to meet the needs of those who want a compact rugged off-road rig that provides all the necessary comforts for the remote area traveler.

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The Gibson Desert is not the largest of our deserts and that is the case with the Gibson Off-Road van – compact in size with a steeply upward raked rear the van is well suited for the more adventurous expeditioner.

This purpose built unit has been designed by Trakmaster to meet the needs of those who want a compact rugged off-road rig with increased ground clearance that provides all the necessary comforts for the remote area traveller.

Taking a lunch break on hot, flat open Gibber Plains away from flies is hassle free; just step inside and enjoy the comfort. At night set-up time is less than a minute and you’re ready to relax with a cool drink or a cuppa.

When it’s cold wet and windy you’re well protected from the elements and meal preparation is that much easier; you can sit back in the dinette and relax; and when it comes to putting your head down there is a generous size double bed 6’6” long by 4’6” wide (2m x 1.4m). Roof Height in travelling position 2400mm Raised 2800mm.

Gibson Specifications

Standard Standard   Optional Optional     Available on Some Models Available on some models     Not Applicable N/A  
 
Gibson
Sturt
Kimberley
Nullarbor
Simpson
Pilbara
Platinum

Safety and Security

240 volt Earth leakage circuit breaker Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
ADR rated safety chains Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Brake-safe emergency brake kit Optional Optional Available on some models Standard Standard Standard Optional
Electric brakes to all wheels Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Disc brakes Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Fire extinguisher Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
LED clearance, tail and stop lights Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Fused 12 volt electric circuits Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Security door (Trilock) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Smoke detector with hush feature Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Standard wheel brace and hydraulic jack Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Temperature limiting valve in vans with HWS Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Chassis

2000kg stub axles and 12" electric brakes Standard Standard Available on some models Optional Standard Available on some models Available on some models
Cyclone tie-down points Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Hot dipped galvanising Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Built to ADR62/01 standards Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Independent trailing arm suspension Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Trakair independent trailing arm suspension Not Applicable Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Integral rear-mounted bumper bar and spare wheel Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Off road tow coupling Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
One piece Off Road chassis 150mm deep Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heavy duty Bearings (2000kg on Kimberley single axle) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Twin shock absorbers standard on Trakair models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models
Wheels and tyres 265/75R16 Off Road Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Wheels sized to suit tow vehicle (available for some vehicles) Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models

Electrical

12 volt electric control and monitoring panel Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
12 volt LED strip light/s under overhead cupboards Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
12 volt LED lighting throughout Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
12 volt power points - 1 internal, 1 external Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
240 volt power points - 2 doubles internal Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Automatic battery charging system Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary 12 volt battery system (Inc.solar regulator) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Deep cycle batteries (1) Standard Standard Standard Optional Optional Optional Available on some models
Deep cycle batteries (2) Optional Optional Optional Standard Standard Standard Available on some models
External 240 volt and 12 volt power outlet Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
External solar input socket for free standing solar panel Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

External Appointments

Annexe light (LED) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Awning - roll out Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable corner stabiliser legs Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Gas bottle shield Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Jerry can holders Standard Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional
Heavy duty flared guards Standard Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Standard
Heavy duty full sealed wheel arches Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heavy duty stone guards to water tanks Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
High volume air scoop Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models
LED clearance lights Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Integrated rear spoiler Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Large lockable front boot (colourbond lined) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
LPG cylinder changeover valve Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
LPG gas cylinders - two 8.5kg standard (4.5kg optional) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Mains pressure water connector and regulator Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Mud flaps Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Pebbleguard front protector Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Portable step/stool Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Pressurising rooftop scupper vent Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Side external storage locker Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional
Tinted acrylic windows Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Solar panels - fixed or portable Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Tough ABS stone shield Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
UV protected poptop roof skirt with 4 larger zip vents Standard Standard Available on some models Available on some models Not Applicable Available on some models Available on some models
Water tank drain taps Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Water tanks, two 82 litre plumbed independently Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Optional Not Applicable
Water tanks manifold system, two 100 Litre tanks Not Applicable Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard
Water tanks vented to filler neck Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Not Applicable
European designed double glazed windows Not Applicable Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional

Internal Appointments

Bedside lamps Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Choice of curtain fabric, laminex and cupboard colours Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Coaxial TV socket Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Custom built quality timber cupboards Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Drawers with metal runners (4) Available on some models Available on some models Available on some models Standard Standard Standard Standard
Drawers with metal runners (2) Standard Standard Standard Optional Optional Optional Optional
Four seasons hatch Not Applicable Not Applicable Optional Available on some models Standard Optional Available on some models
Holland blind above kitchen cook top and entry door Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Innerspring mattresses Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Internal full fibreglass shower/toilet Not Applicable Not Applicable Available on some models Available on some models Standard Available on some models Available on some models
Lift up bed base (gas strut assisted) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Lined cupboards with non-slip matting in overheads Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Mains pressure water tap over sink Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Mirror door Optional Optional Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Positive latch (marine) cupboard and drawer locks Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Quality curtains Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Quality upholstery with high density foam Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seat bases hinged to lift up Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Skylight Not Applicable Not Applicable Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Start up kit (inc. mains and sullage hoses) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Taps - Flick mixer type with vans fitted with HWS Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Timber edged benches and tables Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Water level monitors Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Standard Optional
Water pump (12 volt) marine premium system Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Water tank change over valves Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Appliances

12 volt electric rangehood Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
3 way Dometic 90 litre refrigerator Standard Standard Standard Optional Optional Standard Available on some models
3 way Dometic 120 litre refrigerator Not Applicable Optional Optional Standard Standard Optional Optional
Engel 85 Litre refrigerator Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Deluxe 4 burner stove/griller Standard Standard Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Deluxe 4 burner stove/griller/oven Not Applicable Optional Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Cross Country

Cross Country Standard Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional

Construction

Aluminium external cladding Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Not Applicable Standard
Body bolted to chassis Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Coated water-proof laminated ply floor Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
CFP impact resistant wall panels Not Applicable Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Not Applicable
Double body panelling Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Not Applicable Standard
Full body insulation Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Special sealing to resist dust infiltration Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Stylish front and rear panels Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Standard Standard   Optional Optional     Available on Some Models Available on some models     Not Applicable N/A  

Gibson Floor Plans

The Right Track To Adventure

For the best compact off-road caravan on the market today it has to be the Gibson. Purpose built to meet the needs of those who want a rugged go anywhere off-road caravan.

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Gibson Reviews

  • Camper Trailer Australia Gibson Review
    Camper Trailer Australia Gibson Review
    Camper Trailer Australia 22/04/2014

    The reasonably priced Gibson is ticking all the boxes when it comes to off-road ability. It comes with a solid timber frame construction, Sugarglider independent coil-sprung suspension, the high cut away rear body and modest dimensions making for easing towing and great ground clearance.

    Gibson’s 1990kg ATM gives you the ability to pack up to 300kg of gear on top of filling two 60 litre water tanks, three jerry cans and twin 9kg gas bottles. We must mention that your gas bottles, their regulators and hoses are all protected by the Gibson’s substantial stone shield. There is also a slimline boot to store your jockey wheel, extra hoses, power leads and the like.

    Internally the Gibsons layout makes use of all the available floor space. You can sit comfortably at the 4 seat dinette, there is ample hardwood cupboards for storage, a 90L Dometic three-way fridge, good use of bench space with stainless steel sink and stovetop, both fitted with drop down lids to provide extra usable space. At the rear you will find your double bed. There is no internal shower, however provision has been made for an external shower tent and a dedicated locker under the bed for a standard size portable toilet.

    For more on the Gibson please refer to the article at Camper Trailer Australia.

  • Caravan & Motorhome Gibson Review
    Caravan & Motorhome Gibson Review
    Caravan & Motorhome 19/08/2013

    The Gibson certainly packs a punch for its small size. In saying that, you won’t feel cramped in here, with the pop-top roof providing additional head space and a great floor plan that takes advantage of all available space. There is a three burner gas stove, a sink with fold down tap and a drop down lid, providing additional bench space and a 90 litre Dometic three way fridge to keep those drinks cool! At the rear of the van, you have an innerspring double bed with gas struts for storage space below. There are even more cupboards above the bed and all cupboards come with Hafele marine latches so when you enter the van after a rugged day out, you won’t have any nasty surprises.

    Like all the Trakmaster vans, the Gibson is built on a one piece 150mm Australian steel chassis and of course the standard Sugarglider suspension.

    For more on the Gibson, please refer to the full article over at Caravan & Motorhome.

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