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Sinergi off-road camper tows modern living through the rugged Outback

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The Sinergi is the latest release from Australian Off Road
The Sinergi is the latest release from Australian Off Road
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Stepping into the AOR Sinergi and looking forward
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Stepping into the AOR Sinergi and looking forward
The Sinergi comes standard with a queen bed, which can be replaced with two doubles optionally
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The Sinergi comes standard with a queen bed, which can be replaced with two doubles optionally
The dual-drawer Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer offers plenty of cold storage
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The dual-drawer Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer offers plenty of cold storage
Vitrifrigo top drawer
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Vitrifrigo top drawer
The Sinergi offers a generous amount of kitchen drawer storage
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The Sinergi offers a generous amount of kitchen drawer storage
The dinette seats can be used to sit at the top or as transverse lounge chairs
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The dinette seats can be used to sit at the top or as transverse lounge chairs
AOR Sinergi wet bathroom
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AOR Sinergi wet bathroom
The corner position of the stove helps maximize usable counter space and provide two-person kitchen access
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The corner position of the stove helps maximize usable counter space and provide two-person kitchen access
The dual-axle Sinergi stretches over 23 feet in overall length
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The dual-axle Sinergi stretches over 23 feet in overall length
The Sinergi is the latest release from Australian Off Road
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The Sinergi is the latest release from Australian Off Road
The Sinergi comes with a spare tire and a second is available optionally
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The Sinergi comes with a spare tire and a second is available optionally
The Sinergi off-road caravan starts at AU$143,900
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The Sinergi off-road caravan starts at AU$143,900
The available outdoor kitchen drops on the slide-out, bringing a stove, grill/broiler and sink
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The available outdoor kitchen drops on the slide-out, bringing a stove, grill/broiler and sink
The Sinergi offers exterior storage on all four sides
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The Sinergi offers exterior storage on all four sides
Finscan monitoring display
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Finscan monitoring display
Three-burner gas stove
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Three-burner gas stove
Rear storage
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Rear storage
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Australia is known for putting out some of the world's most overbuilt caravans, prepped to tow through rugged terrain before treating campers like kings and queens upon arrival. Just take a look at the Bruder EXP-6 GT or Lotus Tremor for confirmation. The latest design in that category, the burly, new Sinergi from Australian Off Road, is ready to persevere through absolute torture on long, arduous journeys across the Australian continent. Upon arrival, it shelters travelers in a roomy dwelling packed with all of life's essentials.

With the Sinergi, Australian Off Road takes a break from launching hard-edged teardrop-like micro-campers to grow its lineup of larger, more comfortable hard-roofed caravans. At 23.6 ft (7.2 m) long, the Sinergi slides neatly between AOR's 25.9-ft (7.9-m) Aurora caravan range-topper and its 23-ft (7-m) Matrix. It shares with its siblings a similar aggressive shape defined by a pointed nosecone and rides on two axles like its bigger brother.

Stepping into the AOR Sinergi and looking forward
Stepping into the AOR Sinergi and looking forward

AOR says the Sinergi lives even larger than its exterior size would suggest, and from our vantage point, it certainly packs what looks like a comfortable open floor plan. A proper 60 x 80-in (152 x 203-cm) queen-size bed awaits all the way up front, and buyers can opt instead for the pair of single beds shown in the photos.

Moving back into the center of the trailer, the two-bench dining nook stands across from the rear of the long-counter kitchen. Take a quick glance at that kitchen and the gas triple-burner stove appears awkwardly placed, but its position utilizes underused counter-corner space while allowing one person to access the sink while another cooks on the stove. A 145-L Vitrifrigo drawer fridge/freezer sits under the counter with a generous array of drawers surrounding it.

The corner position of the stove helps maximize usable counter space and provide two-person kitchen access
The corner position of the stove helps maximize usable counter space and provide two-person kitchen access

Behind the kitchen and side entry door, a rather roomy rear wet bathroom houses a shower, macerator toilet and sink. It's not the warmest, fanciest bathroom design, but the size of the room allows for a permanent countertop and sink with its own dedicated faucet, rather than the fold-away sink or shared sink/shower sprayer often seen in wet bathrooms.

Instead of a combined indoor/outdoor kitchen, AOR goes with available separates. The standard exterior slide-out comes empty but is designed to hold a portable grill or sink/stove/broiler combo to complement the indoor kitchen with an outdoor option. It's not as fancy as the large, dedicated outdoor kitchens installed on AOR's smaller campers, but that's because it doesn't have to be with the larger indoor kitchen at the ready.

The Sinergi offers exterior storage on all four sides
The Sinergi offers exterior storage on all four sides

The Sinergi offers plenty of external-access storage, including the passenger-side slide-out box next to the kitchen slide, a driver-side slide-out box, a generator compartment and a rear cabinet. Up top, four 140-W solar panels wire into the 300-Ah lithium battery that distributes power with the help of a 2,000-W inverter. Other standard amenities include diesel heat, a 280-L fresh water tank, an awning and a 140-L toilet tank.

The Sinergi's faceted fiberglass body stands atop a powder-coated Supagal high-tensile steel chassis, and its independent trailing arm suspension puts dual shocks to work cushioning each of the four all-terrain tire-shod wheels. The trailer tares in at 5,489 lb (2,490 kg) and has a 2,000-lb (910-kg) payload.

AOR launched the Sinergi earlier this year, and the trailer starts at AU$143,900 (approx. US$110,000).

Source: Australian Off Road

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3 comments
3 comments
CAVUMark
Why are these so expensive?
Username
This has all the warmth of a mobile clinic!
JeffK
Check out Outdoors RV. Made in Oregon, 8" steel frame, aluminum framing in walls and roof, marine plywood in subfloor and roof. Wired for solar with a trickle charging panel in place, heavy duty suspension with shocks and 10 ply tires, amazing rigs. Our 24' 2019 was under 40k with some extras we ordered. Doesn't look like a mobile lab or clinic on the inside and the bed is more comfortable than our home master bedroom. Many marine grade fixtures such as the dinette. Great website including factory tours. When we bought ours in Missoula, Montana, they had just sold one to a mother and daughter who drove out from Vermont to pick it up. I have no affiliation with the company other than as a satisfied customer.