Explorex recently delivered EXP1840, the first Numbat caravan, to its new owners. This van has been tried and tested across the state by Explorex since 2018, completing two return trips to Karratha and a trip to Shark Bay. It has visited the wheatbelt towns of Bodallin, Merredin and York, before returning to York for product testing with Western 4WDriver Magazine, followed by a camping weekend in Beverley. This Numbat caravan has been the standout exhibit at shows across the state including Albany, Geraldton, Karratha, two Perth 4WD Shows and two Perth Caravan and Camping Shows. In total it has covered over 10,000km!
The Numbat caravan was first designed in May 2018 followed by the construction of EXP1840 in October 2018, in readiness for the November 4WD Show. Explorex has since produced 22 Numbat caravans, making it our most popular new-release model. It quickly became clear that the Numbat design was a winner due to its brilliant features such as the 1000kg payload, lightweight/compact design, Redarc battery management system, Cruisemaster coil suspension and outdoor cooking facilities. Our standard list of optional extras are also available to suit every buyer’s needs, such as a front toolbox, 12v fans, additional water and grey water tanks.
The EXP1840 at its debut show, the 4WD show November 2018.
Numbat is proving a huge hit with customers too. Here is what a couple of them have to say.
Tony & Meryl Smith – EXP1961
“We are very happy with our Numbat. Soon after picking it up we, including Billy and Ruby our two Golden Retrievers, spent four weeks travelling the south west of WA. From Augusta to Esperance and many remote beaches in-between. Having spent many years camping and hiring camper trailers, the Numbat was just a dream, go anywhere, roll the awning out, chairs out and everything’s set – enjoy the new place. Billy and Ruby love the Numbat, they can sleep inside. The guys at Explorex converted the seating so the table goes down and forms a little bed for them. Just one example of the great customer service they provided from initial discussions through to the Numbat delivery and the service has continued. Looking forward to many more adventures.”
Don & Wendy Sutherland – EXP0925 and now EXP1921
As experienced Explorex customers since 2009, Don & Wendy have shared many great adventures in their original Explorex Tanami 660. They were the cover picture of our Explorex brochure for many years and with their Cruiser and rooftop dingy they were ready for any adventure. After 10 years in their Tanami, Don thought it was time to “downsize” to the Explorex Numbat. As ex-farmers from Binnu, Don was our original “crash test driver” for Explorex as he and Wendy travelled annually to the NT and remote camped at Little Dove Station for months on end. “We love our little Numbat” says Wendy, who was instrumental in getting her “camper trailer features” in the comfort of an Explorex Numbat. “It’s got all the features of a big van but in a much smaller package”.
Don and Wendy Sutherland out and about in their 2009 Explorex Tanami
Don Sutherland Barra fishing in the NT.
The original Explorex brochure cover photo supplied by Don and Wendy Sutherland.
Don & Wendy picking up their new Explorex Numbat EXP1921 in February 2019.
Dennis & Jan Butcher – EXP2002
Free camping on an olive farm in Margret River WA.
Dennis & Jan ordered their Numbat at the 2019 Perth Caravan and Camping Show after wanting to move up from an off-road camper trailer. In February this year we delivered their new van ready for a 3 week trip to the southwest for a shakedown. “It is the perfect off-road van for a couple , it is easy to tow, easy to set up , great in the Australian outdoors , with the 3 solar panels and the lithium batteries. It makes such a great off-grid option and so comfortable , everything is so well thought out a credit to Explorex and the work put in.”
EXP1840 on the 2019 Explorex Explorer’s club tour to the Wheatbelt.
EXP1840 & EXP1901 camped at Karijini NP on route to Karratha for the Fenaclng Festival July 2019.
Safe travels to all our new Numbat owners and we look forward to many more stories of your adventures.