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Pioneer Mitchell

The Mitchell is the first of a new range for Pioneer. Enjoy the best of a hard floor camper with the security of a hard roof. Our Hard Roof campers bring a new ease in hard floor setup with opening and closing a breeze and a true hard floor in a hybrid.

The Mitchell is the first of a new range for Pioneer. Enjoy the best of a hard floor camper with the security of a hard roof. Our Award Winning Hard Roof Hybrid Camper brings a new ease in hard floor setup with opening and closing a breeze. The Mitchell is a genuine hard floor in a small hybrid camper package. Check out the “Camper Trailer of the Year”  video to see what the judges thought.

What do you get: Enjoy the great outdoors and then come back to camp for a hot shower using the Mitchell’s Truma gas hot water service. You will go further as this camper is fully equipped with 2x 9kg gas bottles and 2x 120 A/hr AGM batteries. These are fed by the integrated battery management system (BMS) and an 80W Solar panel.

The Mitchell comes equipped with the Deluxe swing away bench stainless steel rollout kitchen with large flat “L” shape bench. Incorporating a Smev glass top sink, drainer drawer, 2 burner stove, twin cutlery drawers and slide out crockery drawer are all standard. Water is 12v pumped from the huge 125 litre water tank. And there’s a standard pantry and large 600 litre fridge storage box right next to the kitchen. Everything is set to cook for your family…. or more.

Open the Pop roof for more head room above the bed. Then sit back and relax on the queen sized full thickness inner sprung mattress. All your necessities are at hand in your large dual compartment bed head storage. Space that has been increased on the Mitchell and is now accessible from the outside for convenient pre trip packing or that late night snack.

Need more room? Carry those larger unwieldy items in your huge front storage box located above the fridge storage (See Fridge Sizing).

Travel with ease and relax in style looking up at the stars through your roof hatch. Or out to the horizon beyond through the tinted fully opening windows. The Mitchell gives you unrivaled ventilation and airflow, a must when travelling north in Australia.

Like what you see but want the full package. Check out the NEW Mitchell Platinum

Body, Chassis and Suspension

Body Construction is a Combination of 1.2mm Zincanneal and 2.0mm Marine Grade Aluminium Powder Coated with Insulated Fibreglass/Aluminium Composite Panelled Cabin c/w Fibreglass Pop Roof and Floor Standard
Heavy Duty Hot Dipped Galvanised Chassis for Extreme Off-road Conditions Standard
Trak-Two Independent Trailing Arm Coil Suspension with Twin Tube Shocks Standard
4WD Twin Tube Gas Shock Absorbers Standard
Hitchmaster D035 Hitch Standard
5 Year Structural Warranty of Chassis and Suspension Standard
50mm Rear Mounted Hitch Receiver (Recovery Only) Standard

Wheels and Brakes

12” Al-ko Electric Drum Brakes and Mechanical Hand Brake Standard
16 x 8” 265/75 – 6 Stud Black Trak Steel Rims (0) Optional
16 x 8” 265/75- 6 Stud Black Alloy Rims (0) Standard
Rims Supplied w/ BF Goodrich K02 A/T Tyres Standard
Customer Supplied Wheels and Tyres Optional
Wheels and Tyres to match Tow Vehicle Optional
Spare rim to match mounted under camper trailer Optional
Ark XO Dual Wheel Jockey Wheel Standard

Batteries, Power, Lighting, Fridge and Solar

Single 12V 100 A/H Lithium Battery Optional
Dual Rear Mounted 120 A/H AGM Deep Cycle Battery Standard
Redarc 1230 – 30 Amp Battery Management System Standard
Redarc 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter Optional
Redarc 2000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter Optional
Anderson Plug Cable, Charging Cable from Vehicle to Camper (Tow Vehicle Installation Not Included) Standard
12V Acc. Outlet Round – Interior Standard
USB 12V Charge – Interior Standard
240V Setup – Interior (1) and Exterior Outlet with Earth Leakage and Circuit Breaker Standard
12V Outlet Round – Exterior x 2 Standard
Dual Reading LED Stalk Lights Standard
LED Kitchen Light Standard
LED Floor Strip Light Standard
LED Internal Roof Light Optional
LED Tail, Indicator Lights – Fully Submersible Standard
240V Outlet, 12V Outlet, USB Outlet to Bedhead Optional
Redarc 12V 80W Polycrystalline Solar Panel Standard
REDARC 120W Monocrystalline Portable Folding Solar Panel w/ 5m Cable and Bag Optional
110L Evakool Fridge RFB110-FF Optional

Floor and Roof

Dual Composite Floor Construction Comprising of Fibre Glass Panel, Aluminium RHS Frame. Floor Lined w/ Wood Grained Hard Wearing Vinyl Standard
Two Piece Solid Fibre Glass Roof Lined w/ Durable Head Lining Standard
Tie Down Rails on Rear for Load Carrying Standard
Horizontal and Vertical Adjustable Tie Down Brackets Optional


Quick Awning Standard
2m Full Length Awning Optional
Ensuite Optional
Kids Room Optional
Draft Curtain Optional
Reflective Blanket Optional
Wall A, B, C, D and E Optional
All Walls in Canvas Optional
All Walls in Mesh Optional


2-Burner Model Optional
Swing Away Stove Model Optional
Deluxe Swing Away Bench Model Standard
Chrome Hot/Cold Water Tap, Connected to Electric Pump Standard
Manual Hand Pump – Chrome (External, at Front of Camper) Standard
Slide out Internal/External Pantry (145L) Standard
Large slide out pantry upgrade (extra 40L) Optional
3000mm Quick Connect Stainless Steel Flexible Gas Line Standard
2 x 9kg Gas Bottles (incl. Padlockable Cradles) Standard
Carbon Filter on Kitchen Cold Tap Optional


415L Front Storage Box, Dual Side Access Standard
Fridge Storage Box c/w Heavy Duty Fridge Slide w/ Lock and LED Stalk light. Opening Dim. : W 560 x H 515 x D 990mm Standard
2 x 35L Lockers Mounted Underside of Chassis Optional
Rhino Coat Lined Stone Guard Incorporated in Front Storage Standard
50L Wood Box and 3 x Jerry Can Holders Standard
Pole Storage Compartment Standard
340L Top of Fridge Box Storage Standard


125L Food Grade Poly Rear Mounted Water Tank with Guard Standard
Secondary Water Tank (70L) Optional
Inline Particle Water Filter Standard
Water Level Indicator Standard
Truma Gas Hot Water System incl. Shower and Kitchen Hot/Cold Tap Standard

Interior, Comfort and Entertainment

Full thickness (210mm) Inner Spring Queen Mattress Standard
Slatted Swing Up Bed Base (Gas Strut Assisted) Standard
Steps to Bed for Easy Access Standard
Bedhead and Side Rests Lined with Leatherette, Underbed Floor Lined with Durable Carpet Standard
CD/Tuner with USB, Bluetooth and TV Input c/w exterior remote control, incl. 3 Speakers and USB 12V Charger and Data Transfer Outlet Optional
22” 12/240V RV LED TV c/w Inbuilt DVD/USB/PVR Capability Optional
Saturn Digital TV Aerial w/ Digital Amplifier Optional
Marine Aluminium/Tinted Perspex Compression Sealed Swing Up Windows & Roof Hatch w/ Internal Velcro Midgie Mesh & Block Out Blinds Standard
Canvas/Fibreglass Pop Roof for Over a Metre of Above Bed Head Room Standard
Access to Internal/External Drawer (70L) Standard
20L Bedhead Storage Box Standard
Lockable Bedhead Storage Optional
130L Underfloor Storage Box Optional
Lid On Underfloor Storage Box Optional
Underbed Storage Box Optional
12V Sirocco Ultra Quiet Adjustable Fan Optional
Truma Gas Space Heater Optional

Dimensions and Weights

Body Length 2900mm
Body Width 1950mm
Overall Length 5300mm
Travel Height 2050mm
Internal Living 4.5m x 1.85m
Bed Size Queen (210mm)
Tare Weight 1555kg
Towball Weight 165kg
Rim Size 16 x 8
Tyre Size 265/75 R16

Camper Trailer of the Year 2017 WINNER

Camper Trailer Australia has awarded the Mitchell it’s Camper Trailer of the year award. Join them for a look through the camper and it’s features.

Pioneer Campers Hybrid Evolution

At Pioneer Campers we are all about evolution, whether it is continuous improvement of our existing range, the evolution of our brand, or expansion of our range of RV’s, we are about listening to our customers and always seeking excellence in our design, manufacturing and customer service process.

Two years ago Pioneer Design embarked upon a new age in hybrid off-road camper design. We researched the market, trawled the forums, spoke to our dealers and enlisted the help of some of our most valued Pioneer customers. We established an area of the market that was under represented and set to work developing a product with fantastic usability to offer you greater comforts and a more relaxing and liberating camping experience.

The Brief

It was our conclusion that our off-road hybrid camper must do several things. It must offer a comfortable hard-roof escape from the elements with the ability to increase this space and aid ventilation when the weather heats up (We are designing for one of the harshest environments on earth!). It must be easier to setup than a soft floor or hard floor camper and it must not skimp on internal floor space to achieve this, and it must be compact and streamlined while utilising all available storage spaces (Because you want to store it in the garage, Petrol/Diesel ain’t cheap and although we all talk of not taking the kitchen sink, we do). And finally we must keep the canvas away from the bedding when travelling.

Design Process

With this brief we set about design. It was immediately clear to us that space and setup were vital. We settled on a rear folding floor design allowing us a huge 1800x2000mm rear floor space guaranteeing room for the children/grand children or internal table and chairs. We developed this further with the use of CAD/CAM to achieve an intricate yet simple folding method, with an extremely quick setup that allows:

  • All canvas to be fully attached to the floor. Reduces setup and allowed us to manufacture a commercial easy clean hard vinyl floor.
  • Fold down gas strut assisted folding floor pod with sealed hinge. Open and fold out with one hand. Its that easy!
  • Gas strut assisted fold up rear hard roof. Assists with setup and increases the hard roof coverage. It also acts to hold all wet canvas off your bedding when closed.
  • Two poles support the folding hoop that extends a manageable canvas extension over the rear of the folding floor for the aforementioned large rear floor space.
  • Rear access to under bed storage when closed, allows you to pack your camper without opening your canvas.

All these points combine to make setup a breeze and really quite enjoyable. No struggles with mountains of canvas, awkward canvas storage and complicated setup!
Add to this the simple latched pop up roof for over 1 metre of head space above the bed and the camper was beginning to take shape.

Canvas design was complex, due to the requirements of the folding floors and roof. 3D CAD modelling spawned the genesis of the design with scale models created to confirm the concept. First off samples were then created and attached to the early prototype campers. Water testing was conducted with 20 litres per minute (1200 litres per hour), from a fire hose, spread over the open camper. This water volume far exceeds even the 475 litres per hour expected from a “Violent” shower on the same roof area. This testing also showed us the flow of water on the hard roof sections of the camper and allowed us to modify and add gutters and ridges and adjust our rubber seals to control the flow and placement of water run off. With the fantastic foundations of our hard floor evolution the design and profile of the new hybrid was taking shape. On the tough hot dipped gal frame with 2000 kilograms rated stub axles and bearings and utilising Pioneers own Grafta trailing arm suspension, tested over thousands of kilometres on hundreds of campers across Australia the camper was guaranteed to tow like a dream. The unrivalled choice of kitchen designs available on the Pioneer Hard-floor range was included and a new option created to make even the fussiest culinary camper spoilt for choice. A fixed Solar option was added on the expansive front storage solution. Dual 9 kilogram gas bottles, Three 20 kilogram Jerry can and wood storage rounded out the front of the camper all behind the Rhino coated stone protection. Down the back tie down racking was added to the rear floor pod. With optional slide in tie down fittings available.

Manufacturing Development

There were three complex and exciting components of the new design which enabled us to create such a visually pleasing and functional design.

The Composite panel walls were created after discussions regarding cabin temperature and insulation. They granted us with an extremely solid yet light product (that offers a feeling of) rigidity and safety while keeping the overall camper in a reasonable weight range and cool in summer.

The Fibreglass roof and floor shells employed a cutting edge fibreglass technology called RTM which produces structural, light components with high quality finishes both inside and out. The use of single piece fibreglass shells was a decision based on providing a guaranteed watertight roof solution and allowed us to further streamline the camper and cut down on drag for increased fuel economy.

Lastly we worked with a marine window specialist to develop a water and dust proof window with three internal compression handles, capable of keeping the elements out, but creating air flow when required. The windows are fully strut assisted and are made of marine grade aluminium and tinted Perspex, to keep weight low and protect against stone damage. A roof hatch in the same vein was also developed.

Finally it was time to name Pioneers latest evolution and the Mitchell was born.

Real World Testing

You don’t have to look far when canvassing for volunteers to test a new off-road RV and Ben from our Queensland dealership jumped at the opportunity to make the Mitchell’s maiden voyage from Brisbane to Adelaide (the scenic route – over as many dusty, corrugated roads we could find). This gave us invaluable insight into living in a Pioneer Mitchell and many small but significant changes were made in the following couple of months leading up to customer production. Examples include raising the rear roof height, changes to glazing method, adjustments to floor folding and canvas draft flaps as well as many of the water related changes mentioned earlier. It also focused discussion on the many optional extras to be offered in the Mitchell, including air-conditioning, TV/media players, fans, block out blinds, canvas wall kits, en-suite, kids room just to name a few.

Initial marketing and an official Launch at Pioneer Campers HQ showed great interest in the new product

So welcome to Pioneer Campers new hard-roof evolution. We believe you wont find a more compact, easy to setup, feature packed, value for money camper on the market today.