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Design for comfort in off road caravans and camper trailers
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NEW Waterless eco-friendly toilet:
Up to 80uses from this simple compostable toilet but with a special difference: it has a constant fan running that accelerates the process and means 100% odour free.

mutiple-water ources for kimberley kamper karavan kruiser

Patented "Visi-flow" water system: turn a valve and lift up to 4m high from a stream or billabong directly into hot water system by-passing water tanks. The length of the hose is not a limitation, it is the height above the water that is lifted from the stream.
mutiple-water ources for kimberley kamper karavan kruiser

Gives unlimited hot showers near water.

Grey Water tanks that allow you to leave a camp "without a trace". Our prediction is that the number of pristine camping sites that insist on fitted grey water tanks to camp will increase significantly in the years ahead. Without these, you may be asked to camp outside the National park or World heritage site.
one ot two grey water tanks available

This is convenient now and protectes your value on resale when this feature is a "must have".

Second Grey Water tank that allow you to reclaim shower water only for the onboard toilet and/or the washing machine.
reclaimed grey water under shower in off road caravan

There will be a time again in the future when water will be scarce and expensive to buy. reclaiming as much water as possible will be both economic and environmentally friendly.

Virtually instantaneous diesel hot water: 50+ degrees C in less than 5 mins at Kitchen and ensuite.
diesel hot water camper trailer off road caravan

For a typical 3 month trip, customers running all diesel devices use about 10-12 litres of diesel costing less than $20.

You can use Australian bio-diesel which abates 27kg of carbon for every litre used.

Diesel cooktop. This is a ceramic glass top that cleans easiy, just like an induction glass top. Underneath the top sealed glass is the diesel heating unit venting to the outside. There is no noise , no mess, no smell and it uses very little diesel.
diesel cooktop off road caravan

For a typical 3 month trip, customers use about 10-12 litres of diesel costing less than $20.

Di-electric membrane heater. The perfect environmentally friendly heater.
dielectric membrane heater off road camper trailer

This is 12V underbed heater that slowly heats from a 12V source warming the mattress. More importantly it keeps under the mattress dry avoiding any mould from body moisture. This was developed for people with allergies that have to have perfectly dry bedding.

Run this during the day from the solar and/or at night from the batteries for quiet warm comfort. No other fuel source needed!

Ducted diesel heating with thermostat and timed control. The ultimate in air heating systems, diesel is safe technology giving consistent performance at the lowest operating cost.

Run this from bio-diesel if you wish.

Super-Quiet Air-conditioning.
off road caravan super quiet air-conditioning

The ultimate in super quiet air-conditioning is to locate the compressor OUTSIDE of the sleeping area. All you hear id the fan unit and the compressor noise is suppressed in the background. This technology is the same split system used in homes replacing the old "window shakers" and "roof top" units in caravans.

Here it is fitted in a camper trailer.
Camper trailer air-conditioning

These units can be combined with the high performance energy systems and run from 12V batteries of low power generators in Hybrid systems.

Super Cool Tent design: combination of using a tropical roof that automatically opens AND a fan powered vent that extracts warm air at the top of the inside of the tent creating a cool air flow.
heat extraction inside all weather window

In addition, the Advanced Tent has an additional oscillating fan inside the tent.
advanced cool tent with recirculating fan

The vent is protected from the weather with an automatiuc opening "all weather" window that you can leave open even during a tropical rain storm.

Gone are the days of arriving back to camp with a hot zipped up camper bedroom!

Super insulated roof and walls of the off road caravan. The roof and walls are 20mm thick with added insulation giving a super cool design.
multi-layers of Karavan fibreglass

Many customer elect to have no air-conditioning and rely on the cross flow of breeze and insulation.

 

Hard Tropical roof that is a world first. Developed for a customer in Arizona where camp temperatures rise over 55 degrees C during the day, the difference this roof makes has to be experienced. There are 14 layers between the sun and inhabitants as well as 35mm air gap! The roof is made from 1.2mm aluminium alloy with the Super thin solar sandwiched on the top to form a composite layer, thin but tough.
hard top tropical roof off road caravan

The result is a quieter cooler space that just feels like luxury in the bush!

             

Driver's side awning that attaches to the main body of the Kamper or Karavan or Kruiser giving awning protection over wndows and sun protection for the western setting sun.
tropical roof awning drivers side

A great luxury for added comfort and protection from the sun.

 

Super high internal clearance for tall people who wish to walk straight through.

The Karavan has 2.2m clearance.
high walk through clearance off road caravan

The Kruiser has 1.905m clearance in the main walk through area.

       

LED Lighting. There is tradeoff of lighting intensity and attracting insects. All the Kimberley LED lights have NO UV in their spectrum and are set over 6500 degree Kelvin in colour temperature. However, high intensity will still atract insects. So the dimmable technology used gives the bast of both worlds.
round dimmable LED in Kimberley range

The large high intensity readinging lights have no visible LED "dots" that give an irritating multiple shadow point. The LEDS reflect internally then through a dispersion glass for a 150mm even clean light.

Magnetic strip lights are used for additional outside lighting while camping. Switches at the light and all 'single body" switches that are vibration proof.

Deep-cycle AGM Batteries but with a form factor that minimises the weight held internally by the post structure to minimise failure from vibration. A maximum weight of 12 kgs per battery is used.
AGM batteries 210 Ahr

AGM Batteries have a good cycle life if less than 50% of their capacity is used each time they cycle. Their charge efficiency is just over 60%.

         

High performance Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries. These have the Battery Management Unit built into each battery as designed by Kimberley. There is both a current protection unit AND a battery and protection unit monitoring module that watches over the 2 components and has an LED indicator. These weigh less than 25% of the weight of the AGM batteries for the same capacity usage.
lithium batteries off road camper trailer

lithium battery comparison to AGM batteries

These batteries are good for 95% discharge. Thaey have a charge efficiency of 96%.

High current flow high performance Energy System.
high performance lithium battery system off road caravan

When the 2.2kW split air-conditioning system starts up, there is a 4 x current surge of over 400A that has prohibited caravans and boats from using batteries as a power source. This is no longer a prolem with this special design from Kimberley. High power flow components in a special design with 480Ah of Lithium batteries in a compact foot-print.

       

Hybrid Smart performance Energy System.

hybrid power off road caravan

The 2.2kW split air-conditioning system uses only 1kW of electrical energy when running. However on start up, there is a 4 x current surge of over 400A. This Hybrid design uses the high performance energy system to provide the 4 x surge on start up and operate the rest of the time on the generator. This gives prolonged battery life.

Carrying and handling a 1kW generator is significantly easier, quieter and uses less fuel than a 2-2.8kW unit.

       

Smart-touch Energy System Metering. This is a distributed system which has the smart chip mounted to the current shunt. The rugged ethernet cable plugs directly into the shunt and all the data is stored at each shunt. The water tank metering is ultra-sonic with the same chip based technology and can be used on fresh water and grey water tanks.
smart touch display for energy monitoring off road

The display is a touch colour display like a smart phone in size.

 

Portable 1600W-1800W Fuel Cell. These use methanol cartridges and have 35 times the stored energy compared to an AGM battery for the same weight. They are virtually silent and the by product after use is pure water.
methanol fuel cell off road

They are used as a back-up for periods of poor or no solar capacity.

Built-in 25W Solar Panel for constantly charging and conditioning the batteries. An issue with AGM batteries is sulphation. A solution is to have a constant elevated charge accross the batteries trickle charging these batteries regularly. In addition when fully exposed, they will deliver 8-10Amp hours a day which is a handy battery top up that requires no setting up nor maintenance.
25W solar permanenetly connect to off road camper

The units are fixed to the front lid of the Delta Box.

           

100W Portable Solar Panel Suitcase. These panel store in a specially made cartidge in the front lid of the Delta box. Unless point out, you would not see them or know there are there.
100W solar suitcase and storage cartridge in camper trailer

220W Super Thin Solar panel array that folds into back of camper trailer.
super thin solar 220W camper trailer

When in camp they are easily deployed and connect to a MPPT solar controller.

           

MPPT Super charged controllers. These deliver improved performance of up to 30% above regular controllers but they need to be carefully matched to the solar panels AND the other charging devices.
MPPT solar controller off road camper

Purchasing "off the shelf" MPPT controllers will generally lead to a "conflict" with the 240V battery charger if they are connected at the same time. This can also be the case with the vehcile charging syste, The Kimberley MPPT controller and multi-charge interface does NOT conflict with other devices and allows simultaneous charging from the vehicle and solar and fuel cell if connected.

LED Lighting. There is tradeoff of lighting intensity and attracting insects. All the Kimberley LED lights have NO UV in their spectrum and are set over 6500 degree Kelvin in colour temperature. However, high intensity will still atract insects. So the dimmable technology used gives the best of both worlds.
LED above Bed no UV camper trailer

The large high intensity readinging lights have no visible LED "dots" that give an irritating multiple shadow point. The LEDS reflect internally then through a dispersion glass for a 150mm even clean light.
round dimmable LED lights in caravan

Magnetic strip lights are used for additional outside lighting while camping. Switches at the light and all 'single body" switches that are vibration proof.
magnetic LED light on camper trailer

Black Magic light switching uses proximity sensors for activation. There are no traditional light switches. This means no finger marks and dirty wet hands can activate the lights.

black magic lighting in the Kimberley Kruiser off road caravan

The 3 way switching of the toilet light from either side of the bed as well as in the master ensuite lets you turn on the light at night from bed and see clearly to the ensuite.

 

Super-thin Solar Panels use conventional mono-crystalline wafers but no glass top. Instead the wafers are bonded to aluminium using Dupont technology for a super light weight solution. The delivered power output is typically 50-100W per panel in size and these are in arrays up to 720W on the T3 model.

super thin solar weight saving over glass solar panels

These panels are hailstone proof and easily cleaned.

Surge protection for lightning and generator surges. When most generators run out of fuel there can be a short power spike of over 3000V. This could damage the electronics on board. Likewise mobile power in some towns in Northern Australia are under or over voltage with surges. Protection is a must. An Australian company has developed Approved 240V surge and spike protectors that are mounted in the DIN rail power distribution cabinet. They are a specially sourced product that are not available to consumers.

surge protection on 240V bus power supply caravan

Kimberley have provided over 1,000 of these with excellent results.

indicates this technology is available for this model as either a standard inclusing or as a priced option. To see what is included on each model please see individual pricing sheets available online.

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