If you’re after a camper that’s as rugged as it is refined, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better brand than Bruder. Having changed the game back in 2016 with its ultra-tough EXP-6 offering, the Australia-based outfit is back once again — this time with a preview of its largest trailer to date.
It’s called the EXP-8, and, like its predecessors, it’s designed to balance backcountry capability with luxury creature comforts. As such, it’s built around a durable composite body and a high-tensile steel frame, with an adjustable air suspension setup that provides up to 12 inches of travel. Moreover, because it’s a four-season camper, the EXP-8’s body is bonded with epoxy and also insulated with closed-cell foam. Inside, however, it’s all about the user, fully furnished to ensure a comfortable living experience. At the back, you’ll find that Bruder has replaced the EXP-6’s rear-hatch with a cozy queen-size bed. Toward the front, there’s a spacious bathroom, a 188L fridge/freezer unit, and a handy storage compartment. Rounded out by a two-burner kitchen area and a generous L-shaped sofa, it’s made only better when you consider its impressive living provisions. That is, with a 12500Wh battery pack, a 350L water tank, as well as diesel-powered heating and hot water, this is one camper that’s less for weekend getaways than it is for indefinite off-grid escapes. Naturally, then, it doesn’t come cheap — prices start at $239,000.