Aussie icon celebrates 25 years in business with a Monster Muster and a brand-new model
NSW-based Ultimate Campers celebrated 25 years in business by unveiling a new model, the X25, and hosting its biggest ever muster on home soil on the South Coast of New South Wales.
More than 150 of the iconic off-road camper trailers have come together at Merry Beach, Kioloa, to celebrate the company’s quarter century manufacturing the distinctive camper. The muster took place from 12 – 14 March. The muster became even more special for the company’s legion of fans due to it coinciding with the unveiling of the latest model in the range, the aptly named X25.
Company owners, David and Bronwyn Rodgers said, “It has been a difficult year for everybody here on the South Coast, between the bush fires and the COVID-19 pandemic, but like our camper trailers, we’re very resilient.
“We’re so proud of the team and what they have achieved over the year. This is a great new addition to our range, it’s lighter, quicker to set up and includes more innovations than ever, inside and out.”
New manufacturing processes have allowed 65kg to be removed from the fiberglass composite, making the already market-leading low tare weight even lower. There are new stabiliser legs on the X25, and the already quick set-up time has been halved. There is a new clear coat finish that will allow metallic colours to be used for the first time, whilst high-capacity batteries will deliver 4x the previous capacity. There is an updated interior design with more storage and a luxurious finish, including mood lighting.
The X25 comes with a wider range of options including air conditioning, air suspension, off-grid electronics and high-capacity solar systems.
Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes got a sneak peek at the new X25 during a visit to the company’s head office and manufacturing facility in Moruya where Ultimate Campers employs more than 40 local people.
“It’s wonderful to see a homegrown Eurobodalla business thriving and bringing new products to the market. David and Bronwyn and the whole local team are to be congratulated,” Mayor Innes said.
Ultimate Campers was bought by David and Bronwyn Rodgers in late 2018 and is a part of their Eagle Outdoors Group, a large, well-known and respected outdoor and camping manufacturing family business that has been in operation since 1978. The Group’s headquarters is in Melbourne.