Why the Tvan Tanami is an Excellent choice
I’ll be first to admit it, when we release a new product here at Track Trailer, we can sometimes get all caught up in the moment and only demonstrate the new top model. In the case of the MK5 release we’ve spent countless hours in the media showing off our new Murranji.
While this is a great opportunity to demonstrate all the new features we have packed into this model, we might have glossed over all the base level changes to the MK5 range.
So, now’s the time to stop talking about the poster boy and take a closer look at the practical and hugely upgraded Tvan Tanami.
If you are astute and have been looking at Tvans for a while you’ll know gist. We design a base Tvan called the Yulara. It comes with a set number of features as standard. We then build models from a tiering list of options which are then packaged with a saving on RRP.
The Tvan Tanami is our second model of four and is the first stepping stone from the standard specification.
*These renders depict the models with front boots and optional windows
MK5 Tvans all received the following upgrades over MK4:
New sheet metal body:
• Lighter and stronger construction
• Refined panel joins to improve dust and water sealing
• Rethought seals, locks and options layout
• Approximately 100mm taller inside and is significantly higher throughout the bed/living space
• The bulk head (entry to the bed area) was opened up to make it easier to access the bed space
New tent design:
• The tent has been rethought and now features adjustable straps for all connection points; making pack up much easier
• Magnetised clips and catches are featured throughout to speed up the set up and to save your hands from fiddly connections which were sometimes not the easiest
• The rear window now has a midpoint which it zips down to allow air flow, but not direct sunlight into the tent
• The ICC (Interior Command Console) was upgraded to accept more options
• The roof top solar was upgraded from 40W to 60W (120W on Tanami)
• The Voltmeter is upgraded to a Battery Management System
• The kitchen LED light was given an external switch
• The rear hatch light (inside the tent) is now standard
• The internal cabin lighting has been upgraded to new LEDs
• The new Tvan deck is now built from the same materials and using the same process as the wall panelling. This makes it thinner, lighter and more stylish
• The tail lights have been transformed into a stylish bumper and we have relocated the number plate to the middle
• The springs for the deck have now been moved internally and are now adjustable making the lift of the deck a real joy
• Integrated deck legs are easily adjustable and more user friendly
• The rear deck can now also carry up to 4 Maxtrax
• Larger bump stops meaning you don’t need to use the legs for quick access
• A new slip resistant powdercoat is now standard on the top of the first deck panel, meaning you can walk safely around on it with having to fold the deck out completely
Improvements over Mk2 and Mk3 models:
• All metal construction
• Dedicated power loom with individual switching of all circuits
• Rear mounted 105amp hr deep cycle battery – great for ball weight
• 108L rear water tank with fast fill plumbing and cover plate for easy access to drain
• Upgraded ATM from 1250kg to 1500kg (now with optional 1800kg)
• Thicker recovery points at rear with larger skid plates
• Insulated walls that are more widely set on the guards than the MK2 giving more internal space
• Single hand operated roof vents with built in fly screens and sun shade
• Magnetised curtains
• D0-35 coupling and hand brake
Truthfully the list of changes goes on, but now let’s talk about the Tanami and why it’s probably the most practical Tvan model yet.
This model is for the thinker, the person who would be considered in their decision. Often this person already has an older model Tvan or is an experienced traveller in another camper trailer and is looking to upgrade. From that stand point it’s about how you are going to use the Tvan and how to incorporate some of your existing equipment.
The Tanami features the following upgrades over the base Yulara:
- 120W solar, doubling the solar capacity;
- 25Amp DC-DC charger for a better charge in transit;
- 21Amp 240V charger for faster charging on mains at home or a caravan park; and
- Draw water from an external source which will allow you to use your jerry cans or water from a creek etc. through the kitchen and hand pump.
These features give you the added flexibility to tour further for longer.
The keen eye will have spotted that the Tanami pictured is fitted with a front boot when it comes standard with a drawbar frame. Because the Tanami has all of the above features it’s extremely easy to upgrade specific options that you want to customise your Tvan. We wanted a boot.
The best part is that you can upgrade most of the options as you use the Tvan to suit different trips or a change in touring. This also ensures you are travelling as light as possible which is so important in the off-road space as it saves on fuel, damage to the track and wear and tear on the tow vehicle.
Industry Leading Warranty
Warranty and confidence. We warrant our vans for off road use and this includes dust and water leaks. We have a dealer network of trusted partners who can deliver, register, service and perform repairs and warranty.
Every Tvan Camper Trailer that is built goes through a highly detailed pre-delivery process that includes:
- 200+ point checklist
- Visual inspection for defects
- Water deluge test
- Under-body spray
Every Tvan comes with our own unique MC2 Suspension.
Our suspension is exclusive and the best on the market. It was proven by the Australian Military at the Monegeetta proving grounds. It was installed on serious military trailers.
It’s been the corner stone of our products for 20 years and has been thoroughly tried and tested by our customers.
By now we hope you can see the value of this new model and the major benefits the MK5 range offers over the previous model Tvans.
We’ve been building Tvans for more than 18 years and Nothing Compares.
Article by: Lloyd Waldron, Marketing Manager Track Trailer