Article by WhichCar
Aussie 4×4 off-road specialists packs more into its new X3 camper trailer
Aussie-based 4×4 specialists Patriot Campers has made a name for itself with innovative builds and products, and its latest camper trailer, the Patriot Campers X3 camper trailer, certainly looks the part.
Recently released for the Australian market with prices starting at $69,990, the X3 camper trailer is based on the chassis and suspension of the X1 and has been upgraded with new materials, engineering, and plenty of away-from-home luxuries.
Measuring in at a compact 3.75m long and 1.85mwide, the X3 can be expanded to offer approximately 30m² of indoor and outdoor coverage. According to Patriot Campers, the X3’s CS3 Integrated Tent is said to offer the fastest set-up and pack-down in its entire range of camper trailers, while its awning is PCOR’s world-first ripstop awning that uses a patented Hexocore material.
The interior living space features a flexible L-shaped lounge area with a fold-out table, optional pop-up power outlets and coffee machine, and a gel-top double mattress with an additional pull-out bed. Depending on configuration, Patriot Campers says the X3 can accommodate three to four occupants.
Around the outside, Patriot Campers has taken the X1’s L-shaped kitchen layout and expanded it. Patriot Campers say the X3’s outdoor kitchen is 27 per cent larger than the kitchen fitted to the X1 and comes fitted with a 75L dual-zone fridge freezer – the largest the company has offered in a camper trailer.
When it comes to utility, the X3 features a diesel heating system for the kitchen sink and shower, twin water tanks with a total of 130L of capacity, and a power system that features a 1500W inverter system and two 150Ahr AGM gel batteries – with lithium battery upgrades and 80W solar panels as optional extras.
Thanks to the use of lightweight materials in its construction, the X3 has a tare weight of 1120kg. As to not hinder the off-road capabilities of the towing vehicle, the X3 boasts 500mm of ground clearance and a 40° departure angle.