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The full review is available on the GORV website here.

Gason Acquires Pioneer

Victorian-based manufacturer AF Gason has cemented its commitment to the RV industry, adding Pioneer Camper Trailers to its suite of offerings.

Just two years ago the Ararat-based business, well known for producing woodheaters and farming equipment bought another RV manufacturer, Trakmaster Caravans.

The move to the RV sector isn’t an entirely new one for the business. AF Gason manufactured caravans in the 1950s for state authorities to provide accommodation to staff and for recreational use.

The latest purchase of off road camper manufacturer Pioneer will see their production of RVs more than double and create a fourth division to the business, dubbed the ‘Off Road Adventure’ division.

The expansion of the business will be a great marriage between Trakmaster and Pioneer with countless synergies between the two products. Both have high quality top-end products, appealing to similar demographics.  Gason intends to introduce commonalty between the two products such as an improved suspension system, wheels and tyres.

Their team of engineers are working on improving the products with both short and long term projects having commenced. Replacing some of the metal components with fibreglass panels leading to an improved appearance and a decrease in the weight are examples of the work being undertaken.  These projects cement their dedication in not only continuing to build such a great brand but to improve on it, taking it to the next level of excellence.

Gason plan to continue to work with the existing Western Australian and South Australian dealers whilst servicing the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland states via their head office in Bayswater Victoria.

Importantly for their customers Trakmaster and Pioneer can now offer a full range of products, from basic campers to fully customised caravans.

Pioneer Camper Trailers Announce Sale of Business

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Wednesday 7th March 2018 Pioneer Camper Trailers Announce Sale of Business • Actco-Pickering Metal Industries (APMI), Australia P/L has announced their subsidiary business, Pioneer Camper Trailers is on the market for immediate sale. • Hymie Jechilevsky, CEO Actco-Pickering stated “The sale of Pioneer is a critical element of our strategic business expansion and continued transformation of our Australian business. The sale will enable improved business efficiency, focus and profitability of the organisation’s leading brands; Ridgeback Service Bodies and APMI Contracting. These brands continue to represent our specialised expertise in all aspects of high quality metal fabrication, engineering solutions and bespoke commercial products. The sale of Pioneer Camper Trailers and the APMI restructure will be a very positive outcome for our customers and our business.” • Pioneer will cease manufacturing the range of camper trailers, including the acclaimed Mitchell camper trailer, at their South Dandenong, Victoria production facility on 30th March 2018. • Pioneer Warranty and Servicing will continue to be fulfilled at the South Dandenong production facility. CONTACTS – Actco-Pickering Metal Industries: Hymie Jechilevsky, CEO – 0413 684335 Jane Riley, National Sales & Marketing Manager – 0418 338367 Head Office Main Number: 8791 7555


John Willis came out to visit the Pioneer factory and talk to the guys.  

Read the Full Story at Camper Trailer Australia.



Camper Trailer Australia has awarded the Camper Trailer of the Year award 2017 to the Mitchell.

The full review is available in issue #111 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine or online here.



Victorian camper trailer manufacturer Pioneer Campers has built a fully-customised, wheelchair-accessible and automatic-opening camper. The camper was designed for a valued customer who is a keen 4WDer but is also mobility-challenged.

Eager to keep up his active camping lifestyle, the customer needed approached the Pioneer Campers team at a 4WD show in Darwin, NT.

Read the whole story at Camper Trailer Australia:

Mitchell Opening

Outback Travel Australia - Mitchell Review

Outback Travel Australia - Mitchell Review

Check out the Outback Travel Australia review of the Mitchell at the following link:


CTA Mitchell Review


CTA Mitchell Review PDF

The Mitchell has been reviewed by Camper Trailer Australia.  
Check out the full review here

Onyx - Camper Trailer of the Year 2016 Finalist

Update: The full article from the magazine is now available online here

Time to Roam Australia have a review of the Pioneer Argyle SE.

Time to Roam Australia have a review of the Pioneer Argyle SE. 

Take a look here

Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures Mitchell first look check out the Mitchell

Argyle reviewed by Camper Trailer Australia

Motorised Lift Option now avaiable


Setting up camp is about to get a whole lot easier with Pioneer’s luxury hardfloor range thanks to a new motorised lift and tweaks in the chassis design.

Longreach reviewed by 4WD Touring Australia Magazine

We're excited to see the Longreach reviewed in the July 2015 issue of 4WD Touring Australia.

You can check out a copy of the review here.

Click here to check it out

Welcome Ben

Welcome to our new Queensland rep Ben Zwynenberg!


Coming soon.

Boat Loader Option Video

Mark demonstrates the Boat Loader option available for all our campers


Air Conditioning option now available

Pioneer Campers is pleased to be able to offer air conditioning by Aircommand as an option on all of our current model campers.

For all the details, please take a look at this brochure

Melbourne Caravan Supershow 2015 - Pioneer Campers

Terry from What's Up Downunder catches up with Andrew at the Melbourne Caravan Supershow to talk about Pioneer Campers.

Manufacturing - Follow a Part

In our latest Youtube video, we walk through the process of taking a part from our designers computer screen to a camper that is being assembled.

Perth 4WD and Adventure Show Competition Winner

Pioneer Campers would like to send a big congratulations out to Richard Knight who walked away with a brand new Pioneer Prospector camper trailer at the Perth 4WD and Adventure Show.
Thanks also to Channel Seven Perth and The West Australian -

Steve Wadcock of Pioneer Campers WA with Ernie Dingo present Richard Knight, the winner of the Pioneer Prospector at the Perth 4WD and Adventure Show. We hope you enjoy it Richard!!

Perth 4WD & Adventure Show - Win a Pioneer Camper

Pioneer Campers are excited to announce that a New Generation Pioneer Prospector Off-Road Camper trailer will be given away at the Perth 4WD & Adventure Show 8-10 November 2013.

Pioneer Campers has proudly teamed with The 4WD & Adventure Show, The West Australian and Channel Seven to offer this great prize.

Collect coupons in the West Australian between Sat 26th  October and Sun 2nd November. Send your Coupons in, and watch Channel Seven weeknights to see if you have won.

Coxy tests the Argyle SE

Coxy took the Pioneer Campers Argyle SE out and shows off both how easy it is to set up and some of it's great new features.

Coxys website

Stolen Campers!

Date: 09.08.2013

ARGYLE SE CAMPER REVIEW – Issue 65 - Camper Trailer Australia magazine

NEWS – ARGYLE SE CAMPER REVIEW – Issue 65 - Camper Trailer Australia magazine

Pioneer Camper Trailers has had its first review of the new generation range.  The review was in Camper Trailer Australia magazine – Issue 65 – June 2013.

Update: The review is now available online at: 

Pioneer's Campers 4WD Touring Magazine Advertisment

Top Tourist Parks of Australia - Pioneer's Gascoyne

Pioneer’s campers have a solid reputation in the offroad hard floor market...

Camper Trailer Australia Review - Argyle SE

With Pioneer’s Argyle SE 4x4 camper trailer, you can end your days on dirt tracks in style.



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