MILITARY GRADE AND SAFARI TESTED FOR EXTREME OFF-ROAD CONDITIONS
When it comes to basic “overlanding,” we typically think of taking our Jeep into the back country and being self sufficient…meaning we carry everything we need in our rig. But what about when you plan to be gone for an extended period of time? Or what if you want to go do more extreme off-roading and don’t want to take all of your gear with you? Or how about being able to fit gear, food, water and other necessities for your family of four in your somewhat small Jeep?
Well, luckily there are manufacturers out there that want to help you solve those problems. Welcome to the world of extreme campers!
These are not your ordinary campground pop-up towables. These campers are made for extreme conditions.
And while there are many manufacturers out there to chose from, I had the chance to crawl around a camper made by Conqueror Off-road. These are military grade, safari and outback tested camping trailers. With models starting as low $20k (UEV-310) all the way to to the high $40k UEV-490, these campers are made to go with you…wherever that happens to be.
The model that I got to look at was their flagship model, the UEV-490. And…it is amazing!
From their website:
Conqueror’s UEV-490 Extreme stands alone as the company’s flagship model. This versatile hard-shell hybrid can be parked and accessed straight away, while the easy-to-setup 360-degree awning provides excellent additional cover. The UEV-490 has a body shell made from electro-galvanized steel and exudes toughness with a steeply swept-up rear for the best in departure angles. The patented independent suspension system ensures impeccable weight distribution with its inherent strength lying in the chassis. Masterfully balanced, the UEV-490 Extreme is effortless to tow on road and legendary off the beaten track. This top of the range model boasts fully equipped living facilities.
Additional innovative features include the interior pressurizing blower to keep the dust out, high-lift jacking points and spare wheel, complete with hub and bearings, for additional security when going off road to remote destinations. Families will fall in love with this truly ultimate off-road luxury camper.
As we all know, quality products come with high price tags. But remember this is the top of the line with prices starting in the $40k range!
Just take a look at these specifications for the UEV-490 model!
Dry Weight (unladen): 3200 lbs
GVWR (with max load): 4000 lbs
SUSPENSION, CHASSIS and BRAKES
-7,700 lb stub axle
-Tough Dog heavy duty shocks with independent suspension, coil springs and torsion bar
-Hot dip galvanized ladder chassis
-Electric 12″ brakes
-Max Coupler Off-road coupling
-LED rear tail lights
-Adjustable Stabilizers, to stabilize unit when leveled
-Adjustable Bosal stabilizer
WHEELS AND TIRES
-Dunlop AT tires 245/70/16
-Spare wheel bracket serving as extra stub axle
-Jerry can holders and Military spec Jerry cans (Green)
-Two Entrance doors with fold out steps
-Aluminum Stone Protection
-Rally tent & side panels included with 3x window and door and mosquito netting
-Front fold out double bed (1.8m length) (Bow tent with flysheet)
-Fixed 2m x 2m inside bed, with folding dinette (Can be used as two single beds)
-High density foam mattress, covered in durable Conqueror branded covers
-Conqueror Branded Bed linen, fitted sheet/s, cover/s, pillow and pillow cases
-Two rear storage bins
-Clothing cupboards/storage cupboards
-Aluminum nose box with two access doors
-Aluminum Camping table
-Dometic Stainless steel 2 burner stove
-Gas bottle storage bins with regulator, strapping and connectors, located on front of unit
-Electroplated BBQ grid fitted on spare wheel
-Modular kitchen and fridge sliding rail
-Cutlery and crockery
-85L Snomaster fridge/freezer with removable baskets-Stainless Steel
-Dometic Stainless steel face wash basin, with waste tank
-Fold out shower tent with sides
-Dometic Stainless steel taps / hot and cold
-Two plastic washing bins with bracket
-Pressurized water pump and plumbing (9L per minute)
-Fixed shower rose and mixer taps
-Gas struts for roof lifting
-Mountings for axe and spade
-Axe and spade
-Eyelets for fastening of cargo to lashing rails
-6x tie downs, 2 used to secure fridge
-Groundsheet 5.6 x 2.4m
-Mosquito netting in windows
-Dinette table folding down for double bed
-Interior pressurizing blower, creating positive air into unit reducing risk of dust leaks
-Carpet on floor
-Minibar bottle holder
-Bathroom/ vanity cupboard
-Neutron 12 Intelligent Power Management system with Smart Phone apps-110v
-3 x LED light fitted inside
-Hella Plugs x 2
-Water tanks 130l
-2 x portable LED lights with 3m extension and hella/lighter adaptor
-Circuit breakers for battery terminals
-2x Battery boxes
-Anderson plug with 16mm wire connected to batteries for vehicle or solar charging
Here is a video look at their UEV-440:
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