Tough offroad teardrop camper AKA Gidget Brumby Wild

By: Malcolm Street, Photography by: Malcolm Street


This is a teardrop camper that you can go wild with.

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Gidget is a Brisbane manufacturer which fully builds its RVs in Australia. They have recently brought out an offroad range, the Brumby, which comes in two models – the standard Brumby and the Brumby Wild.

The Brumby Wild canters in with a Tare weight of 980kg and an ATM of 1400kg, giving a surprising (for a camper of this size) load capacity of 420kg.

One of the things that really impressed me was discovering the Brumby air bag suspension – something which is usually only found on much bigger, heavier trailers. The Cruisemaster XT Air independent trailing arm suspension is designed to make adjusting the air bag pressure, as well as inflating and deflating the tyres for offroad work, very easy.

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All Gidget campers have a fibreglass composite body with ply timber walls and fully moulded fibreglass components – and some come, as this one does, with a slide-out.

The front of the camper holds the bed, which measures 2.05x1.49m (6ft 9in x 5ft) and comes complete with side windows and reading lights at the head.

The Brumby Wild’s kitchen area comes with a cooktop/stainless steel sink and two fridges, a 35L Waeco and a 95L Waeco – one on a slide-out at the rear and another on a slide-out that fits across the camper behind the kitchen bench. That certainly gives great fridge capacity for the long-term camper.

Stay tuned for the full review coming next month in Caravan World #563. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!