On a previous camping trip I saw a couple’s camper trailer boat loader system and commented on how flaming good it was.
Well it turned out a bloke called Murray made it, and many others, himself under the brand name Gulflander Camper Trailers.
About four years ago I was camping at the Pennefather River on Cape York when I met Murray Masling and his partner Sue Harrington. The first time I met Murray I thought he was as mad as a meat ant; he just could not sit still. He had a 25hp Yamaha two-stroke on the back of a 3.85m tinnie and he drove it flat-out everywhere he went.
After I got to know him I found out he was an aircraft engineer. We got chatting and had tea at Murray and Sue’s camp a few times and realised they were top people.
Seeing Murray and Sue at Penny another two or three times since then and checking out the camper trailer each time, it still looked like it had just rolled off the showroom floor.
I have been travelling the Top End for nearly 30 years and it’s by far the best camper trailer I have seen in terms of design, engineering and toughness.
Murray started making camper trailers in 1999 on the side of his aircraft business. His camper has been all over the Top End and has handled it with ease. Murray has also designed a really lightweight but extremely strong rooftop and canopy-top boat loader system. He has tested the setup for the past eight years through the Top End and western country.
In the next module is a top-quality rooftop tent with telescopic ladder. This is winched up and locked in place, and then over the top goes your tinnie (up to 4m in length). Once locked in it can be lifted on one side by the electric winch and held in place by gas struts. This allows you to extend the tent when stopping to sleep.
The entire modular set is powder coated in any colour you would like to match your 4WD. Murray also offers a few different setups to the one mentioned, so if you would like to find out more, call 0417 604 055, check out btcombo.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
They are the best-looking rooftop setups I have ever seen.