Track Trailer has lifted the covers off the next generation of their well-regarded Tvan camper trailer. This is the Tvan Mk5, let’s have a closer look at what’s new on the new model.

The new Track Trailer Tvan Mk5 is getting on the lithium bandwagon, and for good reason. They are quoting their lithium systems to have: almost 1/3 more battery capacity over an equivalent AGM at approximately half the weight (15kg per battery). Aside from having a solid weight saving and having better power access, lithium batteries charge better and faster as well, whether you’re charging via solar or alternator.

It looks similar, but the devil is in the details: there are plenty of little improvements made to the Tvan Mk5.

It looks similar, but the devil is in the details: there are plenty of little improvements made to the Tvan Mk5.

There’s a Redarc 40-amp DC-DC charger taking care of the electrical vitals, along with a 120W solar panel, a 300W inverter, and there is even Bluetooth connectivity to manage the trailer’s power system.

Read Pat’s review of the Tvan Mk5 in Unsealed 4X4

One big deal is the new awning, which they call ‘Quick Cover’. It looks like it’s come off 2nd-best to a storm, or got left in the drier for too long, but look closely and you’ll see that the awning is made especially for the MK5 Tvan. It deploys in less than two minutes, covering the kitchen side of the trailer.

The Mk5 awning is a pretty radical design, which makes setup even faster.

The Mk5 awning is a pretty radical design, which makes setup even faster.

Other power options include:
40 amp Redarc DC-DC charger upgrades
Portable 120W solar
Bluetooth connectivity – to manage the battery
300W inverter
Awning

The top 3 models, Tanami, Canning and Murranji, all come standard with 120W solar, 25amp DC-DC charger, 21amp 240V charger, Battery Management, 105Ah battery, 108L rear water tank, the capability to draw from an external water source and an improved ICC (Interior Command Console) for power management.

MC2 still sits proudly underneath the Tvan, unchanged in design and geometry. It came about from Track’s Military trailer tenders back in the 1980s, It’s a tough independently coil-sprung setup, which is unique to Track Trailers.

There's still room for 6 jerry cans on the Tvan Mk5, which is great. Especially if you drive a short wheelbase Prado ...

There’s still room for 6 jerry cans on the Tvan Mk5, which is great. Especially if you drive a short wheelbase Prado …

And the Track Trailer is still very proudly Australian made. And if any of our previous experiences are an indicator, the Track Trailer MK5 will be a very quality, well-made unit.

2018 Track Trailer Tvan MK5 Specifications

 Model Specification Yulara Tanami Caninng Murranji
Tare mass with the standard drawbar package 940 950 N/A N/A
Load capacity – kg’s 560 550 N/A N/A
Ball weight – kg’s 90 95 N/A N/A
Tare mass with Front boot package fitted 975 985 1030 1100
Load capacity with Front boot package fitted – kg’s 525 515 470 400
Ball weight with Front boot package fitted – kg’s 115 120 125 130

 

 

Overall length in travel mode 4900
Overall width 1920
Height unladen 2050
Height unladen with Quick Cover 2100
Interior setup length 4800
Tent area size (on the deck) 1700×2000
Wheel track 1650
Departure angle 30˚
Suspension travel 250
Axle capacity 1600kg
Water tank 108L
2nd water tank (optional) 70L
Jerry cans Up to 6
Hot water (optional) 20L