This Aussie Travel Trailer Is an Unstoppable Machine for Off-Road and Off-Grid Adventures

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Though beautiful, powerful, and extremely alluring, Australia's outback is known to be a harsh and unforgiving land. That's why the outdoor adventure machines built in this part of the world are as tough and reliable as they get. Since the demand for rugged campers capable of handling off-road and off-grid adventures has been steadily on the rise, Australian RV manufacturers offer plenty of models specifically designed for tackling the inhospitable wilderness in comfort and style. 
In what follows, we're going to examine JB Caravans' 2024 Scorpion Sting Air EV, a fully-electric and highly capable travel trailer that is not only built tough, but also jam-packed with features for traversing even the most challenging terrain in utmost comfort and adequately equipped to withstand any weather conditions.

JB Caravans, a company based in Campbellfield, Victoria, was founded in 2010 and is one of the fastest growing RV manufacturers in Australia. They offer plenty of caravans for all types of adventures, from weekend camping trips to weeks- or months-long journeys to hard-to-reach places that don't even come close to resembling civilization.

The Scorpion Sting Air EV is a luxury off-road and off-grid travel trailer designed for those who want to escape the confines of conventional living and embark on a lifestyle full of freedom and adventure. It is a machine that will allow you to see all of Australia thanks to its rugged construction and off-road capabilities while also offering laidback luxury even in the untamed outback environment. And as its name indicates, this is an all-electric version, which means no gas appliances and no pesky gas bottles for you to worry about. Instead, you'll have induction cooking and electric hot water.

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Described as "the ultimate off-road predator," this wild caravan is built on a dual-axle trailer and is offered in a wide range of configurations, from 8 to 9.4 meters (26 to 30 feet) in length. The dual axles, paired with CruiseMaster DO45 recessed coupling, CruiseMaster ATX 4.5T Level 3 Airbag suspension, and 17" anodized rims with full off-road Mickey Thompson tires, ensure a smooth yet sturdy ride regardless of your destination.

In terms of construction, all versions boast a Raptor PolyCoat chassis, which is designed to withstand stone chipping and paint peeling. For the exterior, an extremely rigid stucco aluminum is utilized, coupled with a strong checkerplate to give the travel trailer a tough and durable finish. Color-coded Alucomp panels are also included at the front and back.

An abundance of exterior features encourages you to spend as much time outside as possible. These include an all-electric integrated slide-out galley with a sink and cooktop, a roll-out awning, an outdoor entertainment system, a picnic table, and various storage compartments for extra camping gear. Nudge bars, a spare wheel at the rear, a Sting toolbox with sliders on the A-Frame, a rear woodbox holder, and two Jerry can holders are also included.

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Now that we know getting to your preferred spot in the untamed Aussie Outback will be a hassle-free experience, let's explore the interior living quarters. As soon as you step inside, you realize this travel trailer has all the qualities of a home away from home. It's spacious, stylish, and offers a home-like ambiance.

There is nothing revolutionary in terms of layout, as the Scorpion Sting Air has a classic floorplan with a rear bedroom that transitions seamlessly into the center kitchen and lounge area, and a private front bathroom. For families with kids, there are also floorplans with bunk beds next to the bathroom. However, the well-appointed interior stands out with top-of-the-line appliances and fittings, and refined finishings, such as luxury laminate benchtops, Diamond Leather upholstery, and premium vinyl flooring throughout.

The kitchen is elegant and highly functional with a 224L upside-down compressor fridge, a full oven, a range hood, and a convection microwave. Across from the kitchen block you will find a generous sofa and an adjustable table that works double duty as a lounge and dining area. Due to the U-shape, it can seat plenty of people, and it can also be converted into a bed for extra sleeping space, if necessary.

Speaking of sleeping capacity, depending on the floorplan you choose, the Scorpion Sting Air can accommodate up to four people in a queen-size bed and bunk twins.

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The bathroom offers all the basic necessities for convenient travels, including a shower, a cassette toilet, and a big vanity with a slew of drawers for storage. A true luxury in the world of RVs, this model also comes with a washing machine so you don't have to worry about the piles of dirty laundry during your adventures.

An abundance of storage space is available in all areas of the RV so you can keep all your personal belongings organized. There is storage under the queen bed, as well as side and overhead cabinets in the bedroom, plenty of cabinets in the kitchen, four cabinets above the lounge area, and a large vanity in the bathroom.

What's more, this travel trailer is perfect for those who want to venture further away into the wilderness, where on-grid facilities are not available. With six 200-watt solar panels for a total of 1,200 watts of green power feeding a massive 10Kw battery and a 3,600w inverter, you can stay off-grid indefinitely. The powerful EcoFlow electric system powers all the appliances inside this mobile home, plus the digital keypad entry door, the AC, and inverted electric hot water.

The rugged features of the Australian bush and outback will take on a completely new meaning when you travel in complete confidence and comfort with the new Scorpion Sting Air EV travel trailer from JB Caravans. Pricing for the 19-foot version of this RV start at $156,000.

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About the author: Ancuta Iosub
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After spending a few years as a copy editor, Ancuta decided to put down the eraser and pick up the writer's pencil. Her favorites subjects are unusual car designs, travel trailers and everything related to the great outdoors.
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