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.
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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.