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'Brolga Camperback'

Our new Brolga 'Camperback' is a side opening hard floor camper, cleverly designed to utilise the floor of the ute which suits ALL twin cab tub style utes like Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux, Holden Colorado/Rodeo, Mitsubishi Triton, etc. This is a more basic unit that can be optioned to suit the buyer..

We continue to use composite balsa core sandwich construction techniques to keep the weight down, to ensure vehicle payloads are not exceeded. The quality has not been compromised, and again it is the things you cannot see that make it different!

It is sold as a base unit complete with

  • a simple quick opening canvas tent unit
  • 3 large windows and door with fine insect mesh screens
  • Hard lid for great protection and easy assembly
  • vehicle mount
  • sleeping base
  • double bed mattress (high density foam)
Optional items will be chosen at time of order -
  • Simple kitchen facility unit (ie cupboard, stove, dish etc)
  • "Drifta" kitchen to suit ute back (DCB) model (
  • Preparation table ensemble
  • Canvas annex to cover and protect tailgate area
  • Extra canvas annex walls for under bed to enclose for storage or sleeping area for children
  • Inbuilt LED lighting
  • 12 volt outlets as required
  • Fridge - Engel, AutoFridge, Waeco etc
  • Solar shower
  • Lightweight table and chairs
  • Floor covering for inside and outside
  • Water containers to suit kitchen options

This is just an indication of the type of things available, but please ask if there is anything you would like to suggest?

Brolga on a forklift Brolga on Toyota Hilux Cab closed VW Amarok Brolga tent erected from side rear door open VW Amarok Brolga tent erected from front side part vehicle
Brolga rear Brolga closed Brolga inside VW Amarok Brolga rear side

This model can also be adapted to allow this to fit any flat tray dual/twin cab ute.

The Brolga 'Camperback' can also be mounted on to any size tray allowing extra space for storage facilities of the owner's choice.

'C190 Camperback'

The ultra lightweight 'C190 Camperback' fits all traytop trays, 6' ( 1830 mm) wide or more and 6' 10 '' ( 2070 mm) or longer and weighs only around 310 kgs - this includes the full canvas tent and standard fittings.

Functionality is of prime importance and we pride ourselves on using every bit of available space for storage. It is quick and easy to open (see DVD for demo under "Set Up" Tab), providing easy camping for those on the go. No need to worry about reliability of 'press button' options, or lifting loads of heavy canvas to set it up.

The established, and well accepted, floor layout remains the same as the original P190, but most external doors now hinge from the top and are gas strut supported which allows the flexibility to fit larger tray sizes. Additional advantage is that these doors can be used as short term shelter from weather.

Weighing only around 310 kgs allows more scope in the loading of essentials for major trips, as when loaded, including 100 litres of water, it will still weigh under 700 kgs. You will find that most comparable trayback camper units will weigh around that to start with! Reducing axle loadings offers great benefits for extended trips and rugged outback travel. Not to mention the risk of personal safety and possible insurance coverage if damage caused due to overloading. You can still tow your horse float or boat with no problem.

This extremely light camper Slide-on unit, offers reduced fuel consumption and less vehicle wear and tear, hence reduced maintenance. This is of course in all our interests to protect our investment and the environment.

Composite core sandwich construction is successfully used for racing yachts, race cars and jet aircraft. These applications demonstrate its' suitability for extreme conditions whilst remaining light and strong. We believe, this makes Utility Campers a leader in the marketplace with the lightweight 'C 190 ' tray-back camper.

The practical floor layout ensures that all the necessities of day to day camping are at your fingertips.

The unique indoor/outdoor kitchen slide allows people to make a choice of cooking inside, during inclement weather or invading insects, alternatively, outside to enjoy the great Australian outdoors. It comes complete with stove and kitchen sink fully plumbed with 12 volt water pump to the flick mixer tap, with space provided for your choice of compressor fridge. Fail safe gravity feed water tap, in case of pump or power failure is standard to the kitchen. Sight tubes for quick recognition of water level at all times just to mention a few of the innovations.

It is what you can't see that makes the difference!

The quality of the fittings and attention to detail are second to none. All the practical features are standard in the Camperback but specialised accessories can add even more capability, individuality and stamp your own identity. See FAQ's for the complete list of standard and options. However, we are happy to tailor these to suit the needs of our important customers.

Download our product flyer as PDF (0.7 MB) for more details of the C190 Camper.


The ultra lightweight composite C190 Camperback gives these highly sought after benefits:

  • The inherent insulation properties of the Composite sandwich material provides a moderate internal temperature under all extreme conditions
  • The clever design of the C190 Camperback transforms the roof into the hard floor with one easy pivot, simultaneously erecting the spacious canvas living area, with room for table and chairs inside
  • The brilliance of the flexible kitchen slide design, allows use both inside and outside depending on user preference, possibly relating to weather conditions or invading insects
  • Stainless steel kitchen slide includes :
    • Marine standard two burner gas cooker with grill
    • dedicated area for refrigerated storage
    • Flickmixer tap for pressurised water supply to sink
    • Two large kitchen storage cupboards next to kitchen slide for easy access
    • Lighting point for additional light or 12 v appliance
    • LED lights to illuminate outside kitchen and pantry cupboards
  • Two large kitchen storage cupboards located next to kitchen slide for easy access to food
  • Inside sheltered living area encompasses
  • storage drawer under bed for clothing and bedding
  • large general purpose storage shelves universally accessible from either inside or out
  • Queen size bed with high density foam pillow top mattress
  • adequate space for table and chairs
  • LED internal nightlight and three roof top to flood the living area
  • Two general purpose storage cupboards on driver's side to house tools, recovery gear, chairs, mats, table, porta potti, wash bucket, water hose, extra fridge, generator etc (see FAQ's for size detail)
  • Separate storage cupboard for battery and electrical components
  • ALL storage areas lockable and keyed alike
  • Paint finished to exacting automotive standards, can also be color matched to vehicle
  • Fully gas compliant with 2 x 4kg gas bottles in separate cupboard to meet Australian standard AS 5601 - 2002 - no need to connect and disconnect gas bottles before and after use, or need for plastic stoppers
  • One person operation - just over 2 minutes to open, ready to use (see DVD on this site)
  • The unit has the ability to stand alone independent of the vehicle, on its own jacks (which are included) which makes it easy for long term storage as well
  • Equally at home on an existing trailer which offers the additional benefit of dual purpose trailer and can be used with a sedan car as well as fitting onto a trayback ute
  • The compact construction allows for a low profile, wind cheating ultra lightweight design, reducing fuel consumption - environmentally friendly
  • Australian made with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty (compare this to others!)

Check out our FAQ's for further interesting facts.

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