Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold
A forward fold camper trailer that leads the way, the Dingo Ultimate can take you offroad without a worry.
The ultimate forward fold camper trailer fully equipped and packed with industry-leading features, luxury and comfort.
Camping in our great country just got easier. The Dingo Ultimate by Skamper is a quick and easy to use hard floor forward fold camper trailer.
When the time came for an all-new Skamper Kampers design, the team put pen to paper and started designing our new camper trailer – the Dingo Ultimate camper. The idea was to take from the popular forward fold camper trailer design and make it better in every way. While we still have our standard Dingo Forward Fold Camper Trailer model available, the Dingo Ultimate is next level.
This model was released at the Rose Hill Show towards the end of April 2017 and sales have justified our time, effort and cost to produce the new model, with sales in excess of 200% of our expectations.
Customers have always played a major part at Skamper Kampers and as a direct result of listening to their feedback, we have built the ultimate in camper trailers, fully equipped and packed with industry features, luxury and comfort.
During the design and development of the Dingo Ultimate, Skamper Kampers took on board three main points of feedback:
- Customers wanted more storage space
- They had a strong preference for a “u” shaped workable kitchen design, and
- Customers wanted a lighter ball weight.
The team at Skamper Kampers addressed each of these and added a few extra comfort and luxury features along the way.
The Dingo Ultimate may seem very minimalistic on the outside, but it’s also huge. The Dingo Ultimate comes in at 5600mm from tow hitch to tail-light (400mm longer than the regular Dingo).
More space equals more storage and by bringing the kitchen out from the rear and moving it up front to be closer to the fridge the result is that there are now around 12 individual compartments in which you can store anything from a generator through to a small recovery kit. To put this into perspective, a standard forward fold camper trailer will only have 5 storage compartments.
U Shaped Kitchen:
At Skamper Kampers we found that customers preferred the ‘u’ shaped kitchen layout, the same as your kitchen at home.
In a ‘u’ shaped kitchen; the fridge, stove and work area are all accessible and around you. Food prep, cooking and washing is now easier as it is all done in one area without having to run from one side of the annexe to the other.
We have also received feedback that by moving the kitchen to one area Skamper Kampers have made the annexe space more usable.
You may ask how the team at Skamper Kampers have managed to achieve a ball weight on the Dingo Ultimate, which is the same weight as the standard Dingo model.
Relocating the kitchen to the front of the trailer and moving the axle forward with the 140-litre internal water tank, storage and the pole compartment being relocated to the back, Skamper Kampers have been able to achieve this.
Therefore, if loaded correctly, the Dingo Ultimate has the potential for lower ball weight than your standard forward fold camper trailer.
Other Key features:
The Dingo Ultimate has a full battery management system with a 240V inverter. The digital system monitor and hot water control is accessible and conveniently placed.
Ultimate Suspension has developed an Australian designed and manufactured suspension system exclusively for Skamper Kampers. The suspension package is not only designed and manufactured for Australian conditions but also made in Australia. The Australian designed coils are a variable rate design and will achieve maximum performance under loads and provide stability with comfort and longevity. These Large Body Shocks are a Twin Tube Low-pressure Gas dampers and have been valved to control the increased spring rate and provide the Ultimate in ride quality and control. This fully integrated suspension package sets the level of performance as the benchmark for others to follow.
Along with the standard annexe, the Dingo Ultimate now comes standard with an additional touring awning enabling a quicker 3-pole setup. To add some extra luxury, the Dingo Ultimate has a parcel shelf inside the camper, which is good for a fan or relaxing with a glass of wine and watching your favourite show on TV.
The Dingo Ultimate is uniquely designed with registered innovation and design patents. Well over 50% of the cost to produce the Dingo Ultimate is incurred in Australia. Skamper Kampers is a 100% Australian owned and operated a company.
– Skamper Kampers reserves the right to change/delete /replace specifications or features.
– Some photos may show options not included in base price.
– Our innovative trailer features are protected by Australian design/innovation patent(s)
- Galvanised Continuous Chassis 100mm x 50mm x 4mm
- 5-year Structural Warranty on Chassis
- Australian Made Adjustable Heavy Duty Independent Suspension with Coil Springs (Exclusively Designed for Skamper Kampers)
- Australian Made Dual Shock Absorbers
- 12” Electric Brakes with Hand Brake
- 2-Tonne SKF German Bearings
- 16” Black Steel Wheels
- 6 Stud Land Cruiser Pattern
- 16” Mud Tyres
- McHitch 3.5 Tonne 360 Off Road Coupling
- Underbody Wind Down Mounted Spare
- Large Rear Storage Boxes
- Rear Storage Draw with Exterior/Interior Access
- Rear Pole Box
- Solid Stone Guard with clever hinged corners for easy access to gas bottle
- Ark Heavy Duty swing up Twin Jockey Wheel
- 2 x Jerry Can Holders
- 2 x 4kg Gas Holders
- Fridge Slide
- Premium Slide Out U-Shaped Kitchen with Pantry
- Dometic Easy Clean 3 Burner Stove with Glass Top and Piezo Ignition
- Stainless Steel Sink with Single Tap
- On-Demand Instantaneous Gas Hot Water System, with a Digital Control Panel to Control Water Temperature
- Shower Attachment on Drawbar
- Ensuite Room with Removable Floor
- Fully Enclosed Annex with Floor and Draft Skirt
- Shower Head and Hose
- 140L Internal Stainless Steel Water Tank
- Water Gauge
- 4 x Drop Down Adjustable Stabilizer Legs
- Led Tail and Clearance Lights
- 2 x 100AH AGM Batteries with Full Battery Management System
- CTEK MXS10 Charger
- Victron Inverter
- CTEK DC-DC Charger D25OSA, 12V 25A Charger, 5 Stage (own charging plant)
- Digital System Monitor
- 2 x Anderson Plugs: For Car or Solar Charging
- 5 x 12 Volt Sockets
- 2 x USB Sockets
- 12 Volt Fridge Socket & Electric Fan in Fridge Compartment
- Slumberest Inner Spring Queen Size Mattress (Pocket Spring Feature)
- 6 Seat Lounge which Converts to Double Bed, Easy Clean Leatherette with Cushions All Around
- Touring Awning with an Easy 3 Pole Setup
- Full Metal Interior
- Adjustable Dining Table which Converts to a Double Bed
- 4 Storage Compartments Under Lounge Area
- 15 Ounce Heavy Duty Canvas (65%Poly, 35% Cotton with German Core Spun Thread)
- Detachable Annex Roof Walls and Floor
- Tropical Roof
- LED Lights in Annex, Bedroom and Lounge Area
- Poles Ropes and Pegs
- External Dimensions: 5.6m Long x 1.9m Wide x 1.42m High
- Tare Weight 1680kg (ATM 2200kg)
*Weights are based on the base trailer.
Kids Room: $700
Boat Rack: $750
Storage Cover: $250
160 Watt Solar Panel: $450
Upgrade to McHitch Auto 360 Coupling – 3.5 Tonne: $400
Options Already Included in Standard Pricing
Inner Spring Mattress
McHitch 360 Coupling 3.5 Tonne
See the Dingo setup video below. The same idea applies for the Dingo Ultimate. (Dingo Ultimate video coming soon)
CAMPER TRAILER OF THE YEAR
Camper Trailer of the Year 2018: Skamper Kampers Dingo Ultimate
A forward fold camper trailer that leads the way, the Dingo Ultimate by Skamper Kampers can take you offroad without a worry.
15-30K – WINNER
Innovation is the name of Skamper Kampers’ game when it comes to the Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold Camper Trailer, and the judges were blown away with the improvements made to the Dingo, in light of comments made during judging in 2016. Self-sufficient, ready for rugged environments and equipped with plenty of creature comforts to make your next trip a pleasure, this is a forward fold camper trailer that packs a punch in features and function.
Forward fold camper trailer designs have, from the beginning, had limitations. They were generally heavy, as are the ball weights, and they mostly suffered from poor storage. There was no access to the camper interior without fully opening the camper up. Urgently need a jacket or rain gear due to a weather change, and you’ll find yourself on the roadside folding the camper out because the gas strut is always across the entry door.
Skamper Kampers took our comments after last year’s CTOTY and completely redesigned their Dingo.
The weight is still up there, at 1680kg, and the ball weight at 160kg is not exciting, but considering this is a bigger camper than most forward fold camper trailers that isn’t too bad. However, now you get a huge camper-wide slide-out drawer for all your clothing which can be opened from the outside (and inside). There’s a hinged end on the stone guard so you can access a gas bottle when the camper is set up.
There’s 12 storage areas (compared to the usual five or so), some of which are quite roomy, and the rear water tank is now internal so it doesn’t need to be protected. The pole storage has been moved to the rear and the axle forward for better balance. The kitchen is next to the pantry and fridge for efficiency and this makes the rest of the awning area more functional.
The full size queen inner spring mattress, leatherette seats, instantaneous gas hot water with digital temperature control, roomy interior, pre-set internal tent bows and standard touring awning with just three poles, all make this something of a breakthrough in forward fold design.
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
Like its canine namesake, the Dingo Ultimate is well equipped for time spent alone in the bush, far from civilisation. It has a big 140L stainless steel water tank, built into the body of the camper to prevent damage on the tracks. This water storage can be supplemented by two jerries, with inbuilt holders, for a total of 180L of water capacity. There are also two 4kg gas bottle holders, which are plumbed through to the stove and the instantaneous gas hot water service that feeds the kitchen and the shower – another must have when it comes to multi day off the grid adventures, at least in my book.
Power comes from twin 100Ah AGM batteries with a full battery management system. There’s a CTEK DC-DC 10A charger and twin Anderson plugs for both vehicular and solar charging. There are USB and 12V sockets where you need them, and plenty of lighting, too. Small 240V gadgets are run from a 900W Victron inverter.
TOUGH EXTERIOR, SOFT CENTRE
John ‘Bear’ Willis
Skamper Kampers say, “camping in our great country just got easier. The Dingo Ultimate by Skamper is a quick and easy to use forward fold hard floor camper trailer.” They’re right, and the Dingo Ultimate provides an ultimate camping environment.
The crew at Skamper Kampers has been quick to move with the times. We’ve seen the Dingo previously and loved it, but the new Ultimate is a leader in forward fold camper trailer technology.
Skamper target a price sensitive range of campers with basic models right through to the Ultimate. The Dingo is the family tourer, a terrific traveller, an offroad warrior and a comfortable home base all in one. This is a rugged camper with some real points of difference. It’s built on a strong galvanised chassis with ground clearance enhanced by the security of a 140L stainless steel water tank, fully enclosed within the deep camper body. It features a fully redefined kitchen, a terrific rear pole storage allowing extended internal area, full battery management system with inverter and built-in instantaneous hot water system. There’s also a large pantry, more storage than we thought possible and a tent with a large footprint and plenty of sensible add ons.
The Dingo Ultimate is tough and rugged, but also has a softer side with a host of creature comforts. There’s room for a large family with the Queen bed, convertible dinette and a separate kids room. That’s not to mention shade, protection and even a large ensuite. It’s got the power, the weight, the skill and the comfort – what more could you ask at well under $30k?
TOUGH AND TESTED
The Skamper Kampers Dingo Ultimate is hands down one of the biggest forward fold camper trailers on the market. It’s an absolute beast in every direction and weighs in at an almost eye-watering 1680kg. You’d almost forgive Skamper if they wiped their hands and gave up any attempts at offroad-ability, but they’ve actually done the opposite. Starting from the bottom they’ve decked the Dingo Ultimate out with a one piece chassis. From the McHitch offroad couple right through to the LED tail lights the Dingo Ultimate rests on 100x50x4mm chassis rails. That means no step ups to get caught, and no pivot points as stress risers. It runs Skampers’ typical independent suspension arrangement, with Aussie springs and shocks on both sides. The whole affair has been hot-dip galvanised, with the underside of the body coated to protect against chips.
There’s been no timber used throughout any of the camper’s construction, and Skamper have gone to great lengths to ensure you can wail on it from sun up to sun down. There’s no external lines or hoses underneath, the water tank has been designed inside the body itself, and even the stabiliser legs have been mounted up high away from damage. Sure, it’s heavier than a midnight screening of Schindler’s List, but it’s built to be tough. You could almost wash it with a sand blaster and a sledge hammer. If you’ve got a tow tug with serious grunt and aren’t scared to bury your right foot, Skamper Kampers’ Dingo Ultimate could be the tank you’ve been looking for.
Q: How long does it take to set up the Dingo Ultimate Camper Trailer?
A: If you are only setting up the main tent this can be done within 5 minutes. Add an extra 15 minutes for the annexe.
Q: How heavy is the Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold Camper Trailer?
A: The Dingo Ultimate has a tare weight of 1680kg.
Q: What is the towball weight?
A: The towball weight for the Dingo Ultimate is approximately 160kg empty.
Q: Does the Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold Camper Trailer have a water tank?
A: Yes, a 140-litre stainless steel tank is fitted below your trailer.
Q: Is the trailer Dust and Waterproof?
A: The trailer is pinchweld rubber sealed which will help keep dust out. The Dingo Ultimate is fine for river crossings however, we do not recommend submersing trailer into deep water for prolonged periods of time.
Q: What size fridge does the Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold Camper take?
A: L: 990mm x W:500mm x H:520mm
Q: How do I place an order?
A: Placing an order is a simple process, either visit one of our friendly staff in our showrooms or simply call us and do it over the phone. Your position is secured in the build list with as little as a 10% cash or credit card deposit.
Q: When do I pay the full amount?
A: After your initial 10% deposit, your final payment is not due until you pick up your trailer.
Q: How long will it take to get my Skamper Kamper?
We assemble all of our trailers on site at Emu Plains, each trailer is added to our build list as the order is placed. The turn around time for your trailer, therefore, depends on the number of orders we have. Generally speaking there will be a 2 – 5-week wait.
Q: How do the electric brakes work?
A controller will need to be fitted to your car. These cost around $150 + fitting.
Q: Do you ship interstate?
Yes, we have built up a relationship with several car carriers that can get your trailer safely from our showroom to your door step, please contact us for a quote.
Q: Can I take my camper offroad?
Absolutely! Our campers are designed for off-road use.
Q: What type of electric plug is fitted to the camper?
All our campers have a standard 7 pin flat plug.
WIN a Dingo Ultimate
Camper Trailer of the Year
We are stoked to announce that the Skamper Kampers Dingo Ultimate Forward Fold Camper Trailer won
CAMPER TRAILER OF THE YEAR 2018 in the 15K – 30K category!
See the judges comments below.
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