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This Beefy Fiberglass Camper Has Two Kitchens But Its $110K Pricetag Will Spin Your Head

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Off-road adventures are in vogue right now. You aren’t going to find a hotel in the middle of nowhere America, but you can take a camper there. Australian company BRS Offroad has landed on our shores and wants to sell you an adventure camper. The Pursuit is a composite-bodied, aluminum-framed off-road beast with two kitchens and a shower. But, I hope you’re sitting down because you’re going to pony up supercar money for this bad boy.

Some of the Autopian‘s favorite RVs are ones that won’t require you to mortgage your house to buy. Or at the very least, we love rigs where you could see where every dollar you’re spending is going. Sometimes, though, we like looking at the high end of the RV market to get a peek into the crazy rolling hotel rooms people are spending more than six figures on.

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This is one of those campers. BRS Offroad builds award-winning off-road rigs and in recent years has brought them to the United States from Australia. The campers for the United States market are even assembled in Tennessee. The Pursuit is marketed as being like a five-star hotel that you can take deep into the wilderness and it has a price to match that mission.

From Tough Australia

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A lot of the coolest off-road campers hail from Australia, where travelers need their rigs to survive punishing terrain and long stints between restocking stops. The trailers from out there also just look totally different than what you often see here at home.

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BRS Offroad is the brainchild of Ben Souter. As the Newcastle Herald reports, Souter grew up in the Snowy Mountains and as an adult, he found himself in Newcastle as a worker fitting out campers. However, Souter always wanted to build a camper of his own. Eventually, the RV company he worked for went under, giving Souter the opportunity to finally follow his dream.

Souter then looked at the market and felt there was a gap for a high-end off-road teardrop trailer with the comforts of a regular travel trailer. Souter began to design his very first trailer, the Pursuit, which would be built in the Redhead shed he lived in. BRS Offroad launched in 2014 and the handful of Pursuits built for a few years kept the company afloat. Then, Souter built a smaller teardrop called the Sherpa, which scored an award for Camper Australia‘s Camper Trailer of 2019.

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That huge win helped propel BRS Offroad to where it is today. Instagram posts of the Sherpa caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr. of all people, who further shared the camper around the net. Eventually, one of those shared posts found their way to a dealer in Texas.

That dealer indicated that they wanted 50 units, which seemed like an impossibility to Souter. BRS Offroad built 30 trailers a year all in-house in Australia. Making 50 would take way longer than a year to send to America. Still, BRS Offroad worked out a deal with the dealer to send some copies over to America. BRS Offroad North America is now headquartered in Tennessee.

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The campers that Americans get are like their Australian counterparts, but fit for American road regulations.

The Pursuit

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Currently, BRS sells two different trailers in America. There’s the small Sherpa, an off-road teardrop for $55,000 or $59,955 depending on the chosen generation. Then there’s what we’re looking at today, the flagship Pursuit, the trailer that started the company.

The Pursuit is designed to fit into a niche. BRS Offroad believes that most trailers in Australia are either luxurious or good at off-roading, but not both. The Pursuit is supposed to be about as close as you can get to hauling a five-star resort into the Outback.

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The Pursuit starts off as a full-length hot dip galvanized chassis. Attached to this, you’ll find an aluminum rock guard, a storage bay, and two lockable jerry can holders.

While we’re still peering under the trailer, let’s take a look at the gear that’ll help it go far off of the beaten path. There is a 2.6 metric tonne Cruisemaster XT independent air suspension. Attached to the suspension are 12-inch hubs with electric brakes and 17-inch wheels shod in Toyo 295/70r17 all-terrain tires. Weirdly, BRS Offroad does not list ground clearance, but does say you get two Alko stabilizer legs, a fully protected underbody, and Raptor Liner for additional protection.

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On top of the chassis is a single-piece composite shell consisting of high-density closed-cell foam insulation vacuum bonded between an inner and outer layer of fiberglass. The trailer is reinforced with aluminum supporting structures. When it’s time to go inside, a step electrically lowers for you to step in. Inside, you’ll find Avista polyurethane flooring, a queen bed, Fenix high-pressure laminate, and soft-close cabinetry. The Pursuit boasts keyless entry, a bunch of different nooks and crannies to store stuff, and a ducted HVAC system including heat and air-conditioning.

BRS Offroad notes a few highlight features here, including a large stargazing window above the bed and a little pop-out enclosed area to take a shower in. Weirdly, there is no toilet to speak of, but you can opt for a cassette toilet.

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BRS also wants you to know that this rig has not one, but two kitchens. Inside, there’s a four-burner cooktop and BBQ grill combo, two 30L fridge drawers, a splashback, and a sink. If you want to entertain outside, there’s a kitchen slide featuring a timber prep area, storage drawers, and a Sizzler BBQ. The outdoor cook area gets its own 80L fridge on top of that so you can snag a beer while cooking. Seriously, BRS Offroad notes that as a selling point:

Let’s face it though nobody heads into the wilderness to sit in a 5-star hotel. So outside you’ll open the side hatch and slide out your outdoor kitchen with a timber prep bench and cutlery/storage drawers. You’re also equipped with a gas Sizzler BBQ and next to the slide-out kitchen is an 80L upright Isotherm fridge/ freezer. If you’re away camping the last thing you need is to walk inside to grab a cold beer while you’re cooking up a storm on the Sizzler right? If you decide on staying for a few days, you can set up your canvas awning that easily slides on to the side of the Pursuit, clip your draft skirt on and you’ve got a setup that those around you will envy.

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In terms of equipment, you do get some good stuff. You get water from a 37-gallon plastic fresh tank plus another 18.5-gallon plastic fresh tank. Both get 3mm aluminum armor for protection. Water from the sink and shower drain into a 25-gallon aluminum tank.

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Electrical power comes from a 200Ah lithium Enerdrive battery, which is topped up with 300 watts of solar.

It Costs How Much?

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You get all of this in a 19-foot trailer with a cabin with at least 6 feet, and 1 inch of interior headroom. The trailer stands around 9 feet, 10 inches tall depending on the air suspension setting, and weighs 3,525 pounds to 3,748 pounds depending on the chosen options.

I like a lot of what I’m seeing here. I love to be able to take showers on long trips and I especially like when a trailer manufacturer considers that you might scrape a few things off-road. This trailer looks like it’ll survive a serious beating, which is great!

However, some choices do leave me scratching my head. I do get wanting to have a kitchen both inside and outside, but this is a tiny 19-foot trailer, so two kitchens seem a bit overkill. Perhaps an interior kitchen with a giant hatch-style window would have been a better choice, or maybe just one kitchen on a slider? Then, you might have had the space for a toilet to sneak into the trailer.

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Likewise, 300 watts of solar seems to be a bit small for trips off-grid that may last longer than a weekend. Still, the core seems to be pretty great. I like the stargazing window and the weight seems pretty on point for a trailer using a lot of metal for protection.

I start scratching my head again with the price. This trailer is currently listed for $110,000. That’s not a typo and places it as more expensive than other off-road trailers of similar size of similar features. Sure, a Taxa Mantis isn’t a five-star hotel on wheels, but at least it’s not more expensive than a used Audi R8.

At the very least, the BRS Pursuit looks like it’s solid like a rock. But I’d sure hope so considering the price. Still, it’s awesome to see Australian campers make their way to America. More variety is always good, but I do wish it wasn’t so expensive.

(Images: RVs Of America/BRS Offroad)

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My Goat Ate My Homework
My Goat Ate My Homework
10 days ago

100grand and you have to park on a pile of wood to level the camper.

It’s got air suspension; couldn’t they use that instead? Where is all that money going? Do you use it to light the incinerating cassette toilet? (if you paid for that “option?”)

MEK
MEK
10 days ago

Two kitchens but no toilet? Australians apparently have different priorities than Americans.

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
9 days ago
Reply to  MEK

The world is your toilet!!!

MEK
MEK
9 days ago

When it’s pouring rain at 3am? No, I want a roof, a door, a seat and a light switch.

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
9 days ago
Reply to  MEK

Just strip naked and embrace the rain!

Pedro
Pedro
10 days ago

Showers on a long trip? Get a national park pass and stop in for a laundry and shower. Some state parks also have good facilities.

Shop-Teacher
Shop-Teacher
10 days ago

“5-star hotel” and “optional cassette toilet” are two terms that do not belong together.

Speedway Sammy
Speedway Sammy
10 days ago

As somebody who has been retired for 15 years, I’m totally impressed at what our working population is able to afford these days. Modest house in midwest: half a million bucks. Low end new car: 40,000. Off road camper for two: 110gs.

Ignacio Gonzalez
Ignacio Gonzalez
10 days ago

Feels like the real luxury would be from buying a bigger trailer instead of cramming everything into a small one.

Nic Periton
Nic Periton
10 days ago

I saw this and thought of you, If you or your fellow Autopians do not buy this I will.

https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1716789

I have one that is in bits, mine has been to Timbuktu and Hammerfest, someone borrowed it to go to Tashkent, they came back.
I think it would possibly be the best Autopian traveling HQ that you could import.

There will be those that disagree, but I am right.

Slow Joe Crow
Slow Joe Crow
10 days ago

I’m glad they moved the door to the right for that money. I don’t know whether it’s low production, shipping cost, or exchange rate but this makes Cricket trailers look a good value. $110,000 can buy you a lesser trailer and a truck to pull it.

Nic Periton
Nic Periton
10 days ago

How much!!!! I know that it is all new and shiny but I do not understand it one teeny bit. I am fixing my old Carawagon, one that went to Timbuktu and back, and later went to Hammerfest, fixing it is going to take time and money. There is one for sale, and I am very tempted. It would make an exceptional Autopian traveling HQ though.
Please buy this before I do;

https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1716789

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
11 days ago

The “Hot Pursuit” text on the image immediately made me think this was something you were towing while evading the police, DeMuro style.

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