Innovative Boat Loader Plus (Combo) System: Gulflander Xtreme Review

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.

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His Gulflander Xtreme boat loaders and modules suit wagons and troop carriers and most four-wheel-drives. For the longer 4WDs such as the twin-cab LandCruiser 79 Series, Murray offers a modular system for carrying up to a 25hp two-stroke outboard motor and lightweight tinnie trailer. These items are winched up on your 4WD or canopy roof with a powerful electric winch and then locked into place in their module.

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 info@btcombo.com.au

They are the best-looking rooftop setups I have ever seen.

About Craig Tomkinson

Craig Tomkinson
Craig has been fishing for 45 years and specialises in using bait. Fishing off Double Island Point is his favourite, followed by beach fishing. He also loves fishing Cape York around the Pennefather River.

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