Pioneer Onyx river

The Pioneer Onyx hard floor off road camper trailer includes a comprehensive list of comforts and features to appeal to touring families. 

It has one of the largest internal floor areas in its class measuring 2.6 x 1.7m, providing more space for the kid’s mattresses. There’s also the optional kid’s room to extend the living space further.



Inside the Onyx is a comfortable place to be, sheltered from the elements by premium Australian canvas. A queen size inner spring mattress awaits on a breathable slatted base and leatherette lining on the bedhead and surrounds adds to the feeling of comfort. Outer visibility is excellent with clear café blinds around the bed providing good natural light when it’s wet outside.

The bed is flanked by reading lights on flexible storks. There’s also a courtesy light and step at the foot of the bed, to safely guide you into bed. 240V, 12V and USB sockets are located nearby for convenient access to power your devices.

Under the bed you’ll find over 560L of storage for your personal items including a drop in storage box. A handy 20L bedhead storage compartment keeps your personal affects close at hand.

Under bed storage is accessible through the rear boot when the camper is closed.
A Truma gas hot water system and is plumbed to both the kitchen and shower providing that extra level of luxury when exploring remote tracks.



The Pioneer Onyx features a stainless roll-out kitchen with food preparation area, cutlery drawer and sink with hot and cold water. The 2-burner gas stove and glass splashback swings around against the camper body to keep all the working areas together.

A two drawer slide out pantry (95L)next to the kitchen s is standard. Lighting up the kitchen is an LED touch light, supplemented by 240V and 12V sockets nearby for additional equipment.

Fridge Box

A huge 679 litre fridge storage box swallows a good sized fridge. The box comes complete with heavy duty slides, lighting, dust filter and  12V and 240V power.


Like all Pioneer Campers, premium Australian-made Wax Converters Textiles canvas is used, with the roof Dynaproofed to 14.9oz and walls to 10.9oz. The Onyx scores the double door which provides an even better view outside from the comfort of your camper. Midge and mosquito mesh screens on all doors and windows keep the interior itch-free.

A large awning is supplied as standard with optional walls.
The hard floor design keeps the floor off the ground, so you don’t need to worry about mud, water, dirt or other creepy crawlies getting in.

Floorboard vinyl finish not only looks good but will stand up against hard off road use. Ask about optioning additional canvas including wall kits, kid’s room and ensuite.

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Custom Paintwork and Canvas

In addition to the standard two tone Silver over Black bodywork and Sand or Light Grey canvas colours, you can choose from a preselected range for the ultimate customisation experience. See the camper configurator to check the various combinations.

Ease of Use

Being a hard floor camper means setting up for the night is easy. A front mounted winch helps guide the floor safely to the ground. An optional mechanical lift with dual gearbox takes ease of use to a new level. Simply turn the key and the floor pivots open or closed revealing a huge interior footprint of 1.7 by 5.3 meters.


Water is supplied by a 120L stainless steel, baffled water tank with 12V pump to the kitchen. An optional 60L tank is available. For roadside stops, a hand pump nearby provides easy access. All water runs through a filter and a level indicator keeps track of reserves.

Batteries, Power, Lighting & Solar

The Pioneer Onyx has one of the best power systems in its class. It boasts both 240V and 12V systems with safety switch, separate fusing and a Redarc Battery Management System to take all the guesswork out of battery management.

The Redarc system monitors both inputs and outputs from the dual 110Ah AGM deep cycle batteries via a display panel, guiding you on power availability based on the discharge rate.

15A 240V and DC-DC 12V chargers are standard as is an isolator to the towing vehicle, to prevent accidental discharge of the starting battery. Supplementing these inputs, a dedicated solar socket feeds directly to a multi power point tracking (MPPT) solar regulator to extract the most charge from the available solar rays. This system ensures you get full utilisation from the available resources.

Body, Chassis, Suspension

The Onyx comes standard with a hot dipped galvanized chassis with rear receiver. This can be used for recoveries or attaching a bike rack. The chassis rides on fully independent trailing arm coil suspension with shock absorbers. An off road Hitchmaster DO35 drop on coupling keeps everything shipshape.

Wheels & Brakes

For reliable off road explorations, the Onyx is fitted with 16 x 7″ Sunraysia Steel rims and all terrain tyres plus a matching spare wheel. Twelve inch Alko electric drum brakes takes care of stopping duties.

Front Storage

A large compartment within the main body swallows 500L of gear that can be accessed from both sides of the camper. There’s also a separate, enclosed and lockable storage container for 3 jerry cans, two gas bottles and a utility area useful for firewood. Front facing panels are protected with Rhinocoat.

A Roof storage rack is now standard on top of the fridge box making for another handy spot to transport bicycles or camp furniture.

Pioneer Onyx Specifications

Body Length: 2900mm
Body Width: 1850mm
Overall Length: 4950mm
Travel Height: 1435mm
Internal Living: 5.3 x 1.7m
Bed Size: Queen
Tare Weight: 1140 kg
Towball Weight: 145 kg
Rim Size: 16 x 7 inches
Tyre Size: 265 / 75 / R16


Mechanical floor lift, reverse cycle air conditioning, Truma gas space heater, Webasto diesel hot water/heater, multimedia system, canvas additions, extra 60L water tank, kitchen upgrades, hubs to match, storage options, inverter, lithium batteries and more. See the Pioneer Campers website for the full details.

Judgement Day

As a finalist in the 2016 Off Road Camper Trailer of the Year Awards, the judges agreed the Pioneer Onyx was a superbly engineered and finished bit of kit. Watch the video below for the full appraisal.

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