PEDDERS and Jayco have combined their considerable forces to celebrate the launch of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s all-new Towing Guide website.
The brands are offering the chance to win The Bullish Adventurer, an awesome touring package that comprises a modified Pedders MS-RT Ford Ranger and Jayco Adventurer, with a combined value of more than $200,000. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more impressive vehicle/caravan package for touring (both on- and off-road).
The Pedders MS-RT Ranger is far more than a glossy sticker pack and includes a host of modifications designed to make the Ranger a formidable tourer: LED Lazer high-beam assist lights on front grille; roof-mounted Lazer Triple-R LED light bar; Carlex Design full front and rear bumper conversion; body kit that includes wheel arch extensions; more aggressive front bumper; 18-inch alloy wheels with BFGoodrich 265 65/R18 All Terrain KO2 rubber; side-steps with the Pedders alloy bash guard; and more.
Pedders has upped the ante on this one-off Ranger with a pile of its own towing and off-road-oriented mods. These include fitment of a height-adjustable Hayman Reese towbar (and brake controller); Pedders TrakRyder extreme adjustable coilovers; variable leaf springs out back; beefed-up brakes in the form of Pedders’ TrakRyder big brake kit, which comprises a six-piston setup up front; and a Pedders rear drum-to-disc conversion kit that, for this vehicle only, comprises a four-pot setup.
Pedders currently offers its rear drum-to-disc conversion kit for the Ranger with a single-piston setup, but is working toward a four-pot setup that will be released in late 2019. All-up, that’s a comprehensive upgrade of an already capable 4x4 ute.
The exterior features bespoke graphics that incorporate the Pedders, Jayco, Caravan Industry Association of Australia and the one-off Bullish Adventurer logo. It’s all nice and subtle, too.
Inside, the Pedders MS-RT Ranger includes bespoke Nappa leather seats embroidered with the Pedders logo, with more Pedders branding on the MS-RT steering wheel and extra leather on the centre arm rest and door trims. In short, it’s a seriously comprehensive package that combines unique exterior styling with serious all-round capability.
Then, of course, there’s the Jayco Adventurer. The Jayco brand is synonymous with off-road mobile adventure, and this Adventurer is one of its premium offerings. The caravan features Jayco’s purpose-built JTECH suspension, fitted to its proven (and galvanised) Endurance chassis and featuring two heavy duty Pedders shocks per wheel.
The Adventurer also includes lithium batteries, a JHub portable control panel, an excellent Nautilus hot water system, solar panels (three 160W jobbies) and ducted gas heating. Inside, there’s some schmick all-leather furniture, a top-end full kitchen, and even an en-suite.
Yep, it’s the full package, and it would be a dream to win. So get over to Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s new Towing Guide website and enter … I know I am.