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.
- Floor Plans
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.
|Standard||Optional||Available on some models||N/A|
Safety and Security
|240 volt Earth leakage circuit breaker|
|ADR rated safety chains|
|Brake-safe emergency brake kit|
|Electric brakes to all wheels|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)|
|LED clearance, tail and stop lights|
|Fused 12 volt electric circuits|
|Security door (Trilock)|
|Smoke detector with hush feature|
|Standard wheel brace and hydraulic jack|
|Temperature limiting valve in vans with HWS|
|2000kg stub axles and 12" electric brakes|
|Cyclone tie-down points|
|Hot dipped galvanising|
|Built to ADR62/01 standards|
|Independent trailing arm suspension|
|Trakair independent trailing arm suspension|
|Integral rear-mounted bumper bar and spare wheel|
|Off road tow coupling|
|One piece Off Road chassis 150mm deep|
|Heavy duty Bearings (2000kg on Kimberley single axle)|
|Twin shock absorbers standard on Trakair models|
|Wheels and tyres 265/75R16 Off Road|
|Wheels sized to suit tow vehicle (available for some vehicles)|
|12 volt electric control and monitoring panel|
|12 volt LED strip light/s under overhead cupboards|
|12 volt LED lighting throughout|
|12 volt power points - 1 internal, 1 external|
|240 volt power points - 2 doubles internal|
|Automatic battery charging system|
|Auxiliary 12 volt battery system (Inc.solar regulator)|
|Deep cycle batteries (1)|
|Deep cycle batteries (2)|
|External 240 volt and 12 volt power outlet|
|External solar input socket for free standing solar panel|
|Annexe light (LED)|
|Awning - roll out|
|Adjustable corner stabiliser legs|
|Gas bottle shield|
|Jerry can holders|
|Heavy duty flared guards|
|Heavy duty full sealed wheel arches|
|Heavy duty stone guards to water tanks|
|High volume air scoop|
|LED clearance lights|
|Integrated rear spoiler|
|Large lockable front boot (colourbond lined)|
|LPG cylinder changeover valve|
|LPG gas cylinders - two 8.5kg standard (4.5kg optional)|
|Mains pressure water connector and regulator|
|Pebbleguard front protector|
|Pressurising rooftop scupper vent|
|Side external storage locker|
|Tinted acrylic windows|
|Solar panels - fixed or portable|
|Tough ABS stone shield|
|UV protected poptop roof skirt with 4 larger zip vents|
|Water tank drain taps|
|Water tanks, two 82 litre plumbed independently|
|Water tanks manifold system, two 100 Litre tanks|
|Water tanks vented to filler neck|
|European designed double glazed windows|
|Choice of curtain fabric, laminex and cupboard colours|
|Coaxial TV socket|
|Custom built quality timber cupboards|
|Drawers with metal runners (4)|
|Drawers with metal runners (2)|
|Four seasons hatch|
|Holland blind above kitchen cook top and entry door|
|Internal full fibreglass shower/toilet|
|Lift up bed base (gas strut assisted)|
|Lined cupboards with non-slip matting in overheads|
|Mains pressure water tap over sink|
|Positive latch (marine) cupboard and drawer locks|
|Quality upholstery with high density foam|
|Seat bases hinged to lift up|
|Start up kit (inc. mains and sullage hoses)|
|Taps - Flick mixer type with vans fitted with HWS|
|Timber edged benches and tables|
|Water level monitors|
|Water pump (12 volt) marine premium system|
|Water tank change over valves|
|12 volt electric rangehood|
|3 way Dometic 90 litre refrigerator|
|3 way Dometic 120 litre refrigerator|
|Engel 85 Litre refrigerator|
|Deluxe 4 burner stove/griller|
|Deluxe 4 burner stove/griller/oven|
|Aluminium external cladding|
|Body bolted to chassis|
|Coated water-proof laminated ply floor|
|CFP impact resistant wall panels|
|Double body panelling|
|Full body insulation|
|Special sealing to resist dust infiltration|
|Stylish front and rear panels|
|Standard||Optional||Available on some models||N/A|
Gibson Floor Plans
The Mighty Gibson
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.
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.
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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