The Dirt Off Road Campers is a specialist off road retailer, bringing the best of Australian manufacturing to South Australian buyers. Our staff of experienced travellers can help you choose and configure a camper to suit your requirements and travel aspirations.
To keep up with demand, we’ve added a new face to our team of enthusiast off road specialists. Here’s a snapshot of our crew:
Toby Good, Sales: Our newest team member, Toby comes from the SA wine industry, but has always held a passion for exploring and camping. Like all of our crew, Toby is well travelled, having completed the Big Lap in a campervan. He lives near the beach and enjoys swimming and surfing. While a younger family has limited his more remote trips in recent years, he’s keen to get back to the Flinders Ranges next year.
Tow vehicle: Toyota Prado
Camper: Adventure Offroad
Best Trip: Perth to Kunanurra via the Gibb River Road
Camp Cook Favourite: Roast Lamb in the Cobb Oven
Bucket List Destination: Simpson Desert
Franz Wallner, Workshop Manager: Franz comes from the Automotive Industry, having worked for a large four wheel drive store for many years as a fitter/mechanic and in sales. He brings that experience to his current role managing our workshop, looking after servicing, repairs, warranty and more. You’ll also see him helping out at our trade shows.
He’s had an interesting career working in the Road Test Department for Mitsubishi, and test driving for Audi, amongst other roles. In his spare time, Franz manages an electric go kart program for Prince Alfred College and contributes to the community as a CFS volunteer.
Franz is a Nissan Patrol enthusiast and has participated in past years as a track marshal for the Outback Challenge.
Tow vehicle: Nissan Patrol
Camper: Ultimate Offroad
Best Trip: Bungle Bungles/Kimberley
Camp Cook Favourite: Thai Chicken
Bucket List Destination: The Big Lap
Anita Pavey, Office Manager: Anita is the co-founder and Director of The Dirt Off Road Campers. She’s our Office Manager and looks after marketing, front of house, general sales and controlling the boys.
With over 30 years working as a Graphic designer for News Limited, Anita looks after all design elements of our business, from business cards to the website.
Anita is a professional photographer and contributor (with husband Mike) to offroad, caravan and camping publications. She’s been a long term contributor to Caravan World magazine, with her regular ‘On the Trails’ column and to the Hills publication Weekender Herald with the column ‘4WD Adventures’. Together they also host the weekly podcast ‘Adventure Before Dementia’ on Hills Radio, Saturday Morning 8 – 9am. You can listen to the last 4 shows at any time ‘On Demand‘, ‘Listen Live‘ each Saturday morning, or download the podcasts. The most popular Podcasts from series one, was the interview with Dave Cox from the Mt Dare Hotel, about running an outback pub, and a chat with intrepid explorers and publishers Ron & Viv Moon from Moon Publications.
Tow vehicle: Ford Everest Sport
Camper: Track Tvan Zenith
Best Trip: The Big Lap, especially the Kimberley region
Camp Cook Favourite: Blue Cheese and Walnut damper & Apple Cobbler
Bucket List Destination: Anne Beadell Highway
Mike Pavey, Sales Manager: Mike is our other co-founder and director. He has an Accounting and Systems background, so looks after those aspects of the business. He’s also our Sales Manager.
Mike (and Anita) have travelled extensively including the Big Lap around Australia. Beyond that, they’ve racked up thousands of dusty kilometres with off road campers, worked as judges at Camper Trailer of the Year, and shared their travel experiences through print media as paid contributors. Check out their Australia map from the Big Lap, showcasing the trip highlights when you’re next in store.
Tow vehicle: Ford Ranger Raptor
Camper: Track Tvan Zenith
Best Trip: North of Cairns to the Cape
Camp Cook Favourite: Whatever Anita’s cooking
Bucket List Destination: Canning Stock Route