RIPTIDE CAMPERS ARE 100% AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURED & OWNED.
Created by, and for people passionate about travel, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
We know what we’re doing!
Company Founder and Director, David Ede worked for over 25 years in the luxury boat building industry on Queensland’s Gold Coast, learning and refining the skills that have now realised the development of Riptide Campers.
“Quality is Remembered, Long after Price is Forgotten”Aldo Gucci - 1938
We all know quality costs more, and we do not apologise for this. But to make a lesser quality product is not our style. We would rather fit a ADR compliant LED tail light made in Australia, than a much cheaper imported one (even though probably on one would give it a second thought?) We both know AND care!
The Birch plywood we construct our campers from, is imported from Finland and has the reputation of being the best in the world. We do not use cheap Luan ply from Malaysia, nor hardwood ply, nor so called "Exterior Grade" plywoods as they warp, twist and delaminate. The quality is not contestant enough and the harsh Australian climate does take it's toll.
Our campers are fully designed in CAD, modeled in 3D, and components all cut by CNC Router or laser, to ensure precision fit and finish of all components.
The Off Road Models have been developed to ensure long life, durability and best possible resale value at the end of the day.
Structural integrity is achieved with each CNC router cut panel and bulkhead, dado or tenon jointed into one another to ensure the strongest possible structure. The body of the teardrop camper effectively becomes a monocoque structure. For this reason we can confidently offer a 2 year structural warranty*
In the above photo you can see how each plywood component is tenoned into the side walls (and each other). This becomes an unbelievably strong monocoque type structure.
Please note ALL uor panels (Side walls etc) are one piece, and not joined or butted together as some do.
Every new type of product is prototyped and tested before it goes into production. Here you can see MkII Off Road camper in development.
Only the best quality components and materials are used: Australian Steel, Timbren and AL-KO suspensions, Engel and Waeco fridges Doors with deadlocks from the USA, Only LED Lights used throughout, and the list goes on and on…
Chassis design and fabrication are the backbone of every camper. All steel is Australian, and is fabricated by qualified tradesmen.
Another example of the quality of construction Riptide Campers pride ourselves on. These are the draws from the Off Road Models. Like the rest of the product, made from Birch marine ply, tenoned joints and built for life in the outdoors!
More tenoned joints in our cabinets. This time in the kitchen roll top units.
Just some of the quality that goes into our campers that you probably will NEVER SEE!