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Pioneer Onyx

The Onyx has a large roof/floor. Main features include a large 650mm fridge box with fridge box roof storage rack, swing away 2 burner stove in the large kitchen, 125 Litre water tank, and separate slide out 2 drawer pantry.

Go for an extreme off-road adventure during the day and then curl up on a queen-size bed at night with the feature-packed Onyx Hardfloor Offroad Camper Trailer. Check out what the “Camper Trailer of the Year” judges had to say.

What do you get: Cooking is made easy with the Onyx Multi purpose Stainless Steel swing away kitchen. With a 2 burner stove and large crockery drawer. Water is 12v electronically pumped from the Onyx’s huge 125 litre heavy duty poly water tank with guard. Then there’s a standard 2 drawer pantry and large 679 litre fridge storage box right next to the kitchen (See Fridge Sizing)

Enjoy a hot shower using the Onyx’s Truma hot water service. You will go further as this camper is fully equipped with 2x 9kg gas bottles and 2x 120A/hr AGM batteries that are fed by the integrated battery management system (BMS).

The Onyx has one of the largest internal floor footprints on the market with an overall internal living area of 2.6 by 1.7 meters. With winch assisted opening and closing, you’ll have your camper set up in no time. Leaving you time to get on with relaxing or exploring. The tent has a double size access door, guaranteeing you can enjoy the beauty of Australia from the comfort of your camper.

The Onyx also gets an additional 130 litre under floor storage container inside plus a 20 litre bed head compartment for personal effects, so your belongings will always be accessible and close at hand.

Body, Chassis and Suspension

Body Construction is a Combination of 1.2mm Zincanneal and 2.0mm Marine Grade Aluminium Powder Coated 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 Absorber Standard
Hitchmaster D035 Hitch Standard
5 Year Structural Warranty of Chassis and Suspension Standard
50mm Rear Mounted Hitch Receiver Standard
Winch Assisted Closing Standard

Interior, Comfort and Entertainment

125mm thick Inner Spring Queen Mattress w/ Slated Swing Up Bed Base 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
Lockable Bedhead Storage (Standard Bedhead Storage) Optional
130L Underfloor Storage Box Standard
Lid on Underfloor Storage Box Optional
Underbed Storage Drawer, Accessible from Rear Door Optional
Truma Gas Space Heater Optional


500L Front Storage Box, Dual Side Access Standard
Fridge Storage Box c/w Heavy Duty Fridge Slide with Lock and LED Stalk Light. Opening Dim. : W 560 x H 515 x D 990mm Standard
2 x 35L Wet Lockers Mounted Underside of Chassis Standard
Rhino Coated Stone Guard, 50L Wood Box and 3x Jerry Holders Standard
Pole Storage Compartment Standard
Roof Storage Rack (Top of Fridge Box) Standard
Roof Storage Rack 200mm Deep (Top of Fridge Box) Optional
Generator Heavy Duty Slide with Lock Optional

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) Optional
Rims Supplied w/ BF Goodrich K02 A/T Tyres Optional
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

Floor and Roof

Composite Floor Construction Comprising of Fibre Glass Panel, Surrounded by 1.2mm Zincanneal Steel and 2.0mm Aluminium Powder Coated Black: 1.7 x 2.6m Long Standard
Floor Lined with Wood Grained Hard Wearing Vinyl Standard
Heavy Duty Rails on Roof for Load Carrying Standard
Horizontal and Vertical Adjustable Tie Down Brackets Optional

Dimensions and Weight

Body Length 2900mm
Body Width 1850mm
Overall Length 4950mm
Travel Height 1435mm
Internal Living 5.3 x 1.7m
Bed Size Queen (125mm)
Tare Weight 1340kg
Towball Weight 145kg
Rim Size 16 x 8
Tyre Size 265/75 R16


2 Burner Model Optional
Swing Away Bench Model Optional
Swing Away Stove Model Standard
Chrome Hot/Cold Water Tap, Connected to Electric Pump Standard
Manual Hand Pump – Chrome (external, at Front of Camper) Standard
Slide Out 2-Drawer Pantry (95L) Standard
Large Slide Out 2-Drawer Pantry (135 L) Optional
3000mm Quick Connect Stainless Steel Flexible Gas Line Standard
2x 9kg Gas Bottles (incl. Padlockable Cradles) Standard
Carbon Filter on Kitchen Cold Tap Optional


Awning Standard
Ensuite Optional
Kids Room Optional
Draft Curtain Optional
Reflective Blanket Optional
Sq. End Upgrade Optional
Quick Awning Optional
Wall A, B, C, D and E Optional
All Walls in Canvas Optional
All Walls in Mesh Optional


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

Batteries, Power, Lighting, Fridge and Solar

Single 12V 100 A/H Lithium Battery (Requires 1230 BMS) Optional
Dual Rear Mounted 120 A/H AGM Deep Cycle Batteries 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
Dual USB 12V Charge – Interior Standard
240V Setup – Interior (1) and Exterior Outlet with Earth Leakage and Circuit Breaker Standard
240V Interior Outlets (Additional to 240V Setup) Optional
Dual Reading LED Stalk Lights Standard
Kitchen LED Light Standard
LED Step Light, for Steps to Bed Standard
LED Tail, Indicator Lights – Fully Submersible Standard
Solar Input Socket (Merit) Standard
REDARC 120W Monocrystalline Portable Folding Solar Panel w/ 5m Cable and Bag Optional
110L Evakool Fridge RFB110-FF Optional

Camper Trailer of the Year Finalist – Pioneer Onyx

Camper Trailer Australia takes a good look around the Onyx.

Hard-Floor Camper Design and Testing

On behalf of the team at Pioneer we are proud to introduce the new generation of hard-floor campers.  With years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience and the constant support of our experienced off road dealer network, we believe the new generation marks a significant step forward in hard-floor camper design.  If you have an enjoyable, stress free off-road adventure we have done our job.


Before the 2013 Pioneer Camper range was envisaged an extensive research program was undertaken.  We drew upon the previous model campers, feedback from customers and dealers and combined this with our experience in the manufacturing industry to develop a sound understanding of what we had to do to create a first class off-road camper trailer.


After conducting our research the design phase progressed to conceptual work and ideation.  This is where the bones of the camper are laid out and the functional aspects discussed: concurrently ideas of shape and form progress with a tough, rugged, but sleek exterior and modern, airy, clean and comfortable interior driving the look and feel.  What resulted is what we feel to be the most practical, usable outcome, which will ultimately make your off road adventure more satisfying.


Design Development

3D computer aided design (CAD) software affords the ability to build the camper in a virtual environment with accurate representation of what will be manufactured on the factory floor.  Pioneer’s extensive manufacturing capabilities then enable us to promptly prove these designs and adjust accordingly. Prototypes are then constructed and real world testing can begin.


Testing and Refinement

There is no substitute for real world testing. So our entire new generation camper range has been subjected to a myriad of server scenarios including water and dust ingress, extreme weight loading and corrugation testing. Design and engineering is also about recognizing a tried and tested design and as such the Pioneer chassis has only undergone minor refinement, while the Grafta independent trailing arm suspension on Kevlar dry bushes remains unchanged from that which has served Pioneer campers for hundreds of thousands of kilometers! Since partnering with Trakmaster last year the decision was made to incorporate the Trak 2 trailing arm suspension, a more refined product, that has afforded the customer a slight weight saving, increased durability and extra travel.