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Rhinomax Camper Trailers

Defender Hybrid

A luxury15ft Hybrid off road camper for first class travelling

Following on from the huge success of the Discovery 14ft Hybrid and the 10ft Scorpion Micro Hybrid we are now introducing the latest model to our hybrid range the 15ft Defender Hybrid.

The Defender features a full size internal ensuite with shower and toilet, push button electric roof opening, expanding external gourmet kitchen, huge wind out awning and plenty of internal and external storage areas.

The first thing you notice when entering the Defender is the huge sense of space, through clever design we have created the largest internal space of any hybrid within the 15ft hybrid sector. With a north south queen size bed, a comfortable 4 seater lounge and large internal ensuite (toilet & shower) the defender is sure to appeal to those wanting to experience the outback without leaving the comforts of home behind.

Quick and easy set-up is the name of the game with the Defender, drop down the stabaliser legs, wind out the awning and slide out the kitchen. With its automatic push button roof opening you will be set up with a glass of wine in your hand in minutes.

As with the rest of the Rhinomax hybrid range the Defender is constructed from 30mm thick high density fibreglass composite walls and roof panelling, which create a high strength body with superior insulation qualities. Step into a Defender on a hot day and it immediately becomes evident how much cooler it is on the inside.

The Defender combines a light tare weight (1720kg) with a low-ball weight (120kg) to give one of the largest payloads (780kg) within the 15ft hybrid sector. This coupled with a 4WD width of under 2 metres gives a superior towing experience and means the Defender will follow in the tracks of your tow vehicle.

Designed using state of the art 3d software and created using our teams accumulated experience in the aerospace and high precision engineering industries. Manufactured using only the very best methods including full galvanised off road chassis, class leading Cruisemaster independent suspension, tig welded aluminium and reinforced insulated fiberglass panels. why compromise and buy anything else?

For full specifications and price download the PDF brochure above

tick-mark100% Australian made
Designed and built completely within the walls of our workshops here on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, utilising the very best Australian materials.

tick-markCutting Edge Design
Advanced modern body design with an aerodynamic front profile and low roof height reduces drag leading to increased fuel economy. Landcruiser towing width (1970mm), increased ground clearance, good departure angles and a wheelbase that will track with your tow vehicle for a superior towing experience.

tick-markSuperior Body Construction
Constructed with fiberglass composite body & roof panels this construction method offers enormous advantages, incredibly strong, extremely lightweight, great thermal insulation properties, superior water resistance, hail resistant, easy cleaned, low maintenance and easy to repair.

tick-markDependable Off Road Chassis & Suspension
Hot dipped galvanised chassis with full length 150mm x 50mm drawbar rails for maximum strength plus an advanced integrated sub-frame for reduced weight. Industry leading Cruisemaster XT 2600kg all terrain independent suspension system with twin shocks. Australia’s number one off road suspension system.

tick-markEasy set up including automatic roof opening

The Defender has been designed with easy living in mind, drop the stabiliser legs, wind out the awning and slide out the kitchen. With the automatic push button roof opening that’s it you can now sit down and relax with a glass of wine.

tick-markLuxury Spacious Interior

Step inside the Defender and you will immediately feel the sense of space. Clever design & intelligent use of space give the Defender the roomiest internal space of any hybrid in its class. There is even a comfortable four seater lounge if you want to invite friends over for coffee.

With quality fitments and a host of mod cons as standard you will be the envy of your neighbours.

tick-markQueen Size Bed Area
A queen size bed area with full queen size inner spring mattress that will have you sleeping like a baby is included as standard. With a north south layout for easy access, no climbing over your partner in the middle of the night.

tick-markComprehensive Electrical System

The Defender comes with a comprehensive 12-volt electrical system powered by the Redarc BMS battery management system which is lithium compatible and incorporates a DC to Dc charger. 2 x 120amp AGM batteries, 600-watt pure sine wave power inverter & 320-watts roof mounted solar panels mean you can extend your time off the grid. There is also a complete 240-volt power system installed for when you have the opportunity to connect to mains power.

tick-markHuge Solar Capacity
A massive 300 watts of solar panel power mounted on the roof for maximum sun exposure will allow for extended stays when remote camping off the grid. Wired and set to charge while your travelling also means plenty of power when you get to your destination.

tick-markHot & cold water system
Truma gas hot water system connected to the kitchen and shower comes standard and has proven to be one of the best in the industry, it is Australia’s number one RV hot water system. 210lts water capacity plus an external water draw facility and 85lt grey water tank are all standard and make the Defender ideal for those extended adventures in the outback.

tick-markInternal Shower/Toilet
An internal ensuite is standard on the defender complete with a hot/cold shower and the industry’s most popular leading RV toilet system. All within a good sized hard walled cubicle with full sized RV shower tray.

tick-markGourmet Kitchen
The external gourmet kitchen slides out effortlessly and sets itself up in seconds. Complete with a top of the range 3 burner stove, stainless sink with hot/cold mixer tap plus a large stainless bench and  plenty of storage including a host of individual pantry/utensil drawers it is ideal for all budding master chefs.

tick-markLarge Storage Areas
No matter how far your journey you can never have to much storage. With the help of computerised design software we have given the Defender the largest storage capacity in its class. Heaps of external compartments, plenty of internal storage drawers plus a large drawbar mounted front box with integrated gas bottle & jerry can compartments.

 

Body  
Overall length (including rear spare wheel) 6800mm
Body length 4600mm
Width 1970mm
Height 2400mm
Tare weight 1740kg
Gross weight 2500kg
Ball weight 140kg

All our campers come with an extensive list of equipment as standard but because we custom make them here in Australia we can also customise your camper with any options or additions that you require.

The following is a list of the most popular upgrades but if you want an option included but you do not see it here please call us to discuss your requirements.

  • Air Conditioning reverse cycle  roof mounted
  • Internal diesel cabin heater
  • Lithium battery pack 
  • Air suspension
  • Disc brakes
  • Power inverter upgrade
  • Bunk bed layouts (various options)
  • internal cooking facilities (2 burner or 3 burner stove options)
  • Fully enclosed annex with midge proof windows & door (includes all awning walls & draught skirt)
  • Annex end walls & draught skirt
  • Anti-flap kit bars for roll out awning (braces awning and stops it flapping)
  • Cargo/wood basket fitted to front box
  • Bicycle carrier
  • Evakool fridge/freezer Rhinomax special build
  • Wheel & hub match (Wheels matched to towing vehicle for inter changing with tow vehicle)
  • Internal fans wall & roof mounted
  • Twin spare wheels
  • Additional fridge, BBQ & generator slides
  • Multi media package including TV/CD/USB with Wineguard antenna
  • Deluxe leather interior seating
  • Internal rear vanity cabinet
  • Reverse camera pack
  • Tyre pressure monitoring kit
  • Extra LED lights
  • Stone Stomper stone protection system

Defender Hybrid standard layout

 

Model: Defender Hybrid

All our campers come with an industry leading extended warranty for peace of mind.

  • 5-year chassis warranty
  • 2-year body panel warranty
  • 2-year suspension warranty

Click HERE to find out more.

Rhinomax Campers have partnered with “Credit One Finance” to offer a comprehensive range of finance packages to suit your budget and all at great rates.

Click HERE to find out more.

What our customers say..

With 40 years of camping experience behind us, we decided to move up in the camping luxury stakes and get ourselves a Hybrid caravan, as we... Read More

With 40 years of camping experience behind us, we decided to move up in the camping luxury stakes and get ourselves a Hybrid caravan, as we still like to go off into the bush.

After a lot of research, we decided on the Rhinomax Discovery, as it was the best priced high spec Hybrid on the market. The deal was sealed for us when we requested some design changes which the Rhinomax boys also decided were worth doing – some are now standard spec’s on current models.

We highly recommend Rhinomax on their innovation and their first class after sales & support.

PS – Out on the road we get other very interested caravaners requesting a look through, taking photo’s etc., there is so much interest out there.

Peter & Alison

We collected our RhinoMax Discovery Hybrid in September 2015. We were recently asked why we chose this van and initially our response was value for money... Read More

We collected our RhinoMax Discovery Hybrid in September 2015. We were recently asked why we chose this van and initially our response was value for money – we did a lot of research on hybrid vans and none came close to the features offered in this hybrid for the price. But on reflection, what really ‘sold’ us on the RhinoMax was the attention to detail and customer service provided by Andy and Steve. The first time we met them they spent the best part of three hours with us working up our needs so they could prepare a quote. They gave us ideas and information on their product and didn’t hesitate to design a bike rack for the front of the van that suited our particular needs. Once delivered the van met every one of our expectations and we have now travelled more than 12000 kms since taking delivery. We have taken the van back with a few warranty issues (some caused by user error, not builder error!) and every one has been rectified promptly by Andy and Steve. The customer service offered by the RhinoMax team is second to none. In short, we couldn’t be happier with our van and it gets a lot of attention everywhere we go. It’s a quick and simple set up/pack up and suits our needs perfectly.

Christine & Andrew

We are very pleased with our Discovery and the choice we made in going with Rhinomax. We came to the conclusion early on that the Discovery... Read More

We are very pleased with our Discovery and the choice we made in going with Rhinomax. We came to the conclusion early on that the Discovery was definitely value for money in this area of the market, as price did form part of our decision. Also, the approach that Steve and Andy take to the build was also right for us, ie in starting out with a base spec and then fitting the van out to suit our particular requirements. We felt very much a part of the build. They are innovative and listen to what you want. Our experience with them in the after-sales area has also been good. Nothing but praise from these two happy campers.

Gary & Margaret

We purchased the first Discovery off the line after the initial demo model, and we haven’t looked back.  My initial encounter with Steve and Andy was... Read More

We purchased the first Discovery off the line after the initial demo model, and we haven’t looked back.  My initial encounter with Steve and Andy was at the Brisbane Caravan Show.  The respect they showed me as a female, on my own looking at off-road vans, where other companies were hardly giving me the time of day, was a great first impression.  It was obvious that they knew their stuff and were very passionate about all their creations.  

The campers are hand built at their factory and they, and the rest of the Rhinomax team, go out of their way to ensure that the end product more than meets customer requirements.  There is nothing else like this quality on the market, for even close to the price, and the after sales service is second to none.  They have always been available if we’ve needed advice regarding anything to do with the van and no question is too crazy. 

The Discovery has been all over Australia on many a different terrain, and has handled it admirably.  We loved it so much, we just bought a Scorpion too and once again the whole process has been excellent.  I would highly recommend the product and the team at Rhinomax, and it feels good to support a small Australian business.

Judith & Mark

Hi Andy, Steve, As you are both aware, we have owned our RhinoMax Discovery for eight months now, finding the Discovery to be of the high... Read More

Hi Andy, Steve,

As you are both aware, we have owned our RhinoMax Discovery for eight months now, finding the Discovery to be of the high standard we expected. Upon close inspection, we have noticed the excellent attention to detail used throughout, have attached a photo of one of the under-body welds, that is most impressive for an item normally out of sight. We appreciate the quality ergonomics design and the manufacturing techniques used throughout our Discovery. The way the Discovery has been appointed, along with the pre and post service you have afforded us has also been a pleasure.

With several kilometres on the clock now, most of them on hard going tracks, we have found the Discovery reliable and a pleasure to tow. Just as important, the Discovery’s facilities and outside access makes for an easy setup and is a pleasure to reside within. What may be of interest to you both is that we started off comparing our Discovery to other hybrids throughout our travels, though we now find the Discovery is the one being compared to. The interest in the Discovery’s and its popularity with others fellow travellers, combined with its quality makes the Discovery a pleasure to show off!

If the past is something to go with, we have a lot more happy days to follow.

Regards from “Happy campers”

Brett & Tina

Delighted with our new Rhinomax Discovery which has lived up to expectations. Most importantly our experience with Steve & Andy (ingenious problem solvers!), and their great... Read More

Delighted with our new Rhinomax Discovery which has lived up to expectations. Most importantly our experience with Steve & Andy (ingenious problem solvers!), and their great team has been fantastic. Feel confident recommending Rhinomax to anyone contemplating an off road van.

Mary & John

We bought a RhinoMax Outback Warrior Off-road Camper Trailer, after considerable research on-line and visits to Gold Coast and Brisbane Camping and Caravanning shows. Finally, after... Read More

We bought a RhinoMax Outback Warrior Off-road Camper Trailer, after considerable research on-line and visits to Gold Coast and Brisbane Camping and Caravanning shows. Finally, after all the research, attending camping shows, talking to numerous sales representatives, kicking tyres, pulling out drawers, comparing this with that, we decided the RhinoMax Outback Warrior was good value – and we have not been disappointed.

Jenny and John

Hey Steve, got the camper in one piece took it down to one of the local beaches over a few nights, had no problems setting up... Read More

Hey Steve, got the camper in one piece took it down to one of the local beaches over a few nights, had no problems setting up very easy actually, everything went very well, I am very happy with the trailer and the work that went into it, we have quite a few admirers and we don’t hesitate to send them your way.
Thanks very much for your service and I’ll keep in touch.

Thanks Brendan

When dealing with Rhinomax nothing is a problem for this team.Great ideas, excellent service & support and a fantastic product.Thanks

Lance & Jenny

After many years running 4WD tagalong tours around Australia some with well known camper trailers in tow, we decided to go from a tent to a... Read More

After many years running 4WD tagalong tours around Australia some with well known camper trailers in tow, we decided to go from a tent to a camper trailer. We decided on a Rhinomax Camper. We did require some design changes to fit our specific needs which were all done with no fuss. We would certainly recommend rhinomax campers to anyone looking for a well priced high spec camper with excellent backup and after sales service.

Dave and Sam

We are so pleased with the camper thanks for all your help getting the finishing touches done when we dropped on your doorstep. We have had... Read More

We are so pleased with the camper thanks for all your help getting the finishing touches done when we dropped on your doorstep. We have had plenty of comment from people saying how good the camper looks and Nat and I can’t praise it enough we are so glad that we choose to go with Rhinomax over the other high ends we looked at. And you two aren’t bad to deal with either and the workshop boys are great.

Terry & Nat

We have recently returned from a 6000km trip in our Scorpion. What a fantastic little hybrid camper this is. Don't be fooled by its tiny size,... Read More

We have recently returned from a 6000km trip in our Scorpion. What a fantastic little hybrid camper this is. Don’t be fooled by its tiny size, this camper is oozing with features and comforts. Thing we love most about it is the ease and speed of the setup and pack up. We can be sitting back enjoying a cuppa whilst other people with traditional campers are still sorting out their ropes and poles. To be on the road in the morning literally takes minutes.

We were also very happy with how it tows and handles both on the freeway and over rough bush tracks. Due to the low profile and narrow width, fuel economy of the towing vehicle (Prado) was really good. For us the Scorpion ticks nearly all the boxes!

Congratulations to Steve, Andy all the team at Rhinomax for building such a great hybrid camper.

Pam & Eric

After researching and looking at camper trailers we made our decision to buy the Outback Warrior as it seemed to meet all our requirements and it... Read More

After researching and looking at camper trailers we made our decision to buy the Outback Warrior as it seemed to meet all our requirements and it was also in our price bracket. We found it good to deal with a small Australian company that treats you well and not just like another number and the customer service that we have experienced has been excellent. We would certainly recommend Rhinomax Campers to anyone looking for a good quality camper.

Alan & Helen

Hello Steve, Kerry here mate. I purchased a soft floor Ranger from Rhinomax approx. 15 months ago. Just a quick email to let you know how... Read More

Hello Steve, Kerry here mate. I purchased a soft floor Ranger from Rhinomax approx. 15 months ago. Just a quick email to let you know how pleased Faye and I are with the camper. We have been on many weekend trips and one 3 week trip over the Vic High Country where the camper performed way above our expectations, handling the terrain with ease.
Cheers

Kerry and Faye

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