This Bakkie North Star ATV 600 Bakkie camper is like no other camper models on the market to date, because it has lots of unique features and one of the furthers advantage: it has legs, which means you can lift it off the Bakkie in the campsite. If you’re only overnighting somewhere with the unit still fitted, simply lower the two legs at the back for no rock and rolling, and you’re ready for bed. All the North Star campers are imported, from the USA where North Star campers have their or factory they are the oldest truck /Bakkie manufacturers on the plant dating back this year 60 years.. We are a third generation family owed business, All changes are made to adapt it to South Africa standards– the electric plugs for instance.
You don’t need a special driving licence, because the unit simply fits on the back of your Bakkie. The vehicle also doesn’t have to be re-registered and your standard papers will still be valid. The unit fits on any double cab Bakkie the double cab’s tail gate stays open and the rear of the camper has minimal weight resting on it. This unit also gets its own tail lights and bumper as it blocks those of the Bakkie.
The 600ATV like all the North Star campers are attached to four anchor points of the Bakkie with four straps. Off-loading it is as easy as pie: simply loosen the straps and use the electric motors on the legs to lift the camper up then just drive out the vehicle out of the camper.
At each corner is a leg that can be extended to the ground. It works mechanically with a crank-handle, but you also get a special fitting if you want to use your drill. There is even a third choice: electric legs. They work with a remote control, and you can lower all four legs at the same time or each on its own. Once the legs are in place, simply drive the Bakkie out from under the sleep unit and then lower the camper to the ground, so it’s easier to get into it.
Hop on in
The outside panels are all made of marine grade plywood and finished with a gel coated waterproof fibreglass skins, the door sits at the back with a wide step underneath. As you get in, the flushing cassette toilet is on the left in its own cubicle, which is also the shower cubicle. This is undoubtedly the 600ATV’s biggest selling point. Next to it is the double burner gas stove and basin with a tap that extends much like a shower head. Against the opposite panel is a bench that stretches from the door down the wall. Here you can set up a small table-top for meal times or turn it into a bed, so one more person can sleep here. You climb onto the main bed using a step that sits between the basin and the end of the bench. The water tank is mounted under the step and the bar fridge is to the right.
The bed section extends over the roof of the Bakkie. The bed itself is 1,85 x 1,42 m in size – slightly wider than a double bed. The area above your head is high enough for you to sit upright on the bed, and there’s a window on each side that can open. Each window also has mesh and blinds.
To the right of the bed is an open shelve with flat lid in the middle. You can use this as a bedside table, but also lift the lid to store some of your valuables inside a sunken cupboard where they’re out of sight. With a huge bay view window on each side of the camper allowing for ample air flow across the bed ,
The gas cylinder sits outside in its own cupboard at the Bakkie’s left rear door. Just to its right is a another outside shower head on an extension, just in case you want to set up an outdoor shower cubicle here.
The 600ATV comes with a 100 Ah deep-cycle battery, so when it’s not connected to 220 V power, elements including the lights, water pump and fridge work with 12 V power. The geyser uses gas.
What comes standard?
Standard Equipment: OPTIONS:
CR 80 12v compressor refrigerator Glass top SS 2 burner stove
12,000 BTU auto ignition furnace Roof air conditioner 220v
4 corner mechanical jacks Pre-wire for stereo with 2 speakers
Pre-wired for electric jacks AM/FM stereo CD w/2 speakers
2 burner stove Insulated heki vent
Single sink Electric jacks
Interior cassette and shower
17 gallon fresh water tank
8 gallon gray water tank
16 liter auto ignition water heater with exterior spray port ACCESSORIES
Upgraded insulation package amplified TV antennae
Lamilux 1000 fiberglass walls digital back up camera switched
Molded 7 way 12v plug 22” LED TV with arm and DVD player
Twist lock inlet with short adapter cord
Tiedowns mounted to the outside with interior bolts and plates Solid bath door in lieu of std. curtain door
220v power converter 8 ‘ carefree awning
LP/carbon monoxide detector
Standard items include the fridge, cassette toilet, gas stove and inverter.
20# stand-up tank with regulator…fiber glassed larger interior
Framed for front window L-Shaped Gaucho
Screened entrance door on gas strut
Push button latches on all interior doors
Extended cabover w/Sure sleep foam mattress 56×74
Plastic protection on front and down sides
Full wrap around rear with lockable storage
12v charging port with USB inlets
Lagun swing away table system
Battery shut off
Set for AGM batteries to left of water tank
3 exterior LED patio lights and LED Licence plate holder
Interior LED lights
Rear storage bumper with swing down step
Pre-wired for roof air with 12v wires also 14×14 opening
Large assist handle
Framed for Heki vent in cab over
4 insulated windows with screens and roller shades
Fantastic fan with thermostat
Rear jacks raised three inches
Push out fan in bath
some of the optional extras.
Items including air-con, digital 22” TV (12 V), the electric corner steadies, a 160 W solar panel with its control system, and the rearview camera and screen are
Model North Star 600ATV
Length 4 m
Width 1,98 m
Inside height 1,95 m
Wet weight 753 kg
Standard price R545 000