Pioneer Onyx 2015 build
The Pioneer Onyx
Exploring of the beaten track is what we enjoyed with our Onyx but now circumstances mean we have to sell her. She is quick and easy to set up allowing us to relax soon after arriving at our campsite; pack up is just as easy. The slide out kitchen with swing around stove is convenient for quick roadside snacks or cooking the evening meal in camp. When at home she is kept undercover.
The camper tracks well behind our tow vehicle and has a DO35 tow hitch. The chassis and the suspension system are designed for extreme off-road conditions. It has a fully independent trailing arm suspension system rated to 2000kg, plus a set of gas stock absorbers. The braking system is a fully electric 12" inch drum brake set-up. The alloy 17” wheels to match 200 series Toyota Landcruiser.
Cooking is made easy with the Onyx Stainless Steel swing away 2 burner stove, large drawer kitchen and extra bench/prep space. The kitchen is lit up by a large LED touch light, mounted on the back of the kitchen door. It has stainless steel slide out drawer with bench, a cutlery drawer and a 2-drawer slide out pantry located in the front storage box. All conveniently placed for easy use. Beside the kitchen unit is the 60L Engel fridge mounted in the front storage box.
The front storage box can be accessed from both sides of the camper. On the kitchen side it has slides for your fridge, a handy LED stork light and a particle air filter to maintain circulation but minimise dust. The box has 12V and 240V outlets so you can connect your fridge and other appliances with ease. On the other side a slide shelf, suitable for a barbeque or portapoti has been fitted.
At the front of the camper there is lockable storage for 3 Jerry cans and mounted above is a storage rack. In the compartments on either side of this are two 9 kg gas bottles.
The 120 litre stainless steel, baffled water tank ensures there is plenty of water on board. The water is run through a water filter and the water level indicator inside the camper allows you to see how much is in the tank. An electric pump supplies the kitchen and shower via the Truma Hot Water system and a hand pump is conveniently located at the front of the camper for hand washing before dinner or water access while on the road.
Inside the bed has a full size innerspring queen mattress on a slatted bed base. The 20 litre bedhead storage compartment is handy for your personal affects. Each side of the bed are two personal LED stork lights and two USB ports. At the end of the bed are 240V, 12V and USB charging outlets and the step light; handy when getting in or out of bed. The bed lifts up on gas struts to reveal spacious storage and access to the battery boxes.
The Onyx is fitted with a full 240V compatible system and two 110 A/H AGM deep cycle batteries. It also has a Redarc Battery management System which monitors and charges your batteries, and regulates solar input, making for a stress free adventure. A lockable box, on the passenger side, houses a switched fuse box, power switches the battery management display screen that gives real time feedback.
It has dynaproofed roof, to 14.9Oz, and walls to, 10.9Oz, and Midge and Mosquito proof mesh screens on all doors and windows. Also a 2.4m annex with front end and side walls. The floor sits off the ground so no need to worry about water, dirt and other creepy crawlies getting in and the hard wearing Vinyl is easy to clean.
Also included is a Stone Stomper.
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