In June 2017, we reached an epic milestone here at Trayon Campers and that was the manufacture and delivery of our 1000th ute camper.
Since 1994 we have been hand crafting lightweight, free standing, tray back ute campers for devoted adventurers who love traveling to some of the most remote areas around Australia and the world.
Many of our customers travel these infamous tracks that Outback Australia has to offer including:
These areas are so remote that you have to be prepared with ample food supplies, water, and fuel. Most of these tracks have no mobile reception, so it is recommended you take an GPS locator in case of emergencies.
Enter the Royal Flying Doctors Service
If a medical emergency happens in these remote areas there is only really one organisation who will respond. And that is the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). Our customers rely on RFDS the moment they embark on their journey and leave built up areas.
So in celebration of this momentous milestone, we decided to give back to Trayon customers and the broader community who have supported us on this 23-year journey by donating 100% of the proceeds from 1000th camper to the RFDS.
In total, this amount was AUD $40,500 which Robert Needham, the Executive Manager of Fundraising for RFDS Queensland, says will be used to purchase vital life-saving medical equipment.
"It's through selfless donations like this from Trayon Campers that allow the RFDS to continue its lifesaving work,” Robert explains.
"Every donation, no matter how big or small, is crucial to the continuity of service of the Flying Doctor. This donation will help us to deliver care to more than 90,000 people throughout Queensland each year."
Every donation, no matter how big or small, is crucial to the continuity of service of the Flying Doctor. This donation will help us to deliver care to more than 90,000 people throughout Queensland each year.
Milestone - One Thousand Ute Campers
Trayon Ute Camper #1000 ended up being purchased for a single cab Isuzu D-max Extra Cab ute, it was our 1980 Diesel Deluxe model which offers internal cabin heating through a small, quiet diesel unit.
The build process was similar to all of our campers, except amongst the Trayon staff there was definitely a feeling of honour and gratitude.
As we geared up to build number #1000 we created a unique plaque with the details engraved, see details below:
After it was complete, we actually held onto it for a while for sentimental reasons :) But in the end, we decided that it was built to be out there, amongst the adventure.
The Next One Thousand Ute Campers
We are excited to embark on the journey of the next 1000 campers. There are lots of planned innovations and events coming along the way, such as the introduction of a totally new and unique canopy camper called the “TrayMate” and a complete re-design of the TrayTek!
At Trayon we are humbled that such a large community of people support our vision.
We are a family run, Australian Manufacturer of ute campers with a passion for camping, and it is clear that the core of our product is ingrained with the safety of our customers in mind while in the remotest of places, and hope no one needs to call upon the RFDS!
If you are reading this, I’d like to thank you personally taking the time to read our news.
Are you gearing up to travel to some remote area? If so, we can help equip you for your adventures, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on (07) 5476 5355.
Vernon Van Der Walt