Here’s some of the testimonials we’ve received.
If you’d like to send pictures of your Drifta we can put them up too.
G’day Creeky, Just wanted to Thank You and the team at Drifta for the awesome Kitchen that arrived yesterday afternoon as originally planned. We are very happy with the finish and cannot wait to use it in a few weeks time. Whilst removing the wrapping, I had a little laugh as I wasn’t expecting the Drifta kitchen to be in a VICTA lawnmower box…. Very fitting as both Drifta & Victa are awesome Aussie Icons.
Andy & Michelle. May 2021.
We received our kitchen in December and I have been meaning to tell you how much we love it! In particular we love the hand crafted aspect of it, knowing that it was made for us and looks so good. It’s so unique and as much as I want to show everyone I know, I don’t want anyone else to have one!! But we will support you guys as much as we can and in saying that, will encourage our friends to buy one as well.
Raelene. April 2021.
Morning Creeky, Jonesy from Iluka here,
I trust you and your crew had a well deserved break over Easter. I have been meaning to send you an email to let you know how my kitchen went on my trip down south after I left you.
I had about 5 weeks away and I am happy to say what a fantastic job the DPOR did. It’s a credit to Luke for coming up with such a well designed, and thought out unit and an even bigger credit to you and your team for the skill and professional way it is put together, the quality is exceptional.
Thanks again to you all and I know I will get plenty of use and happy times using it.
Cheers mate, Jonesy. April 2021.
Maaaatee, my order arrived on Friday 26th in perfect condition. We bloody love it!! We also want to say a huuuugggeee thank you to you and your team for getting to us before our leave date. Soooo extremely grateful. You guys and girls at Drifta, Rock!! Thanks again everyone.
G’day Creeky and the Drifta Team,
Thank you so much for fitting my job in and making the small kitchen for me.
It arrived on Thursday, and on Saturday I fitted it into my Moke in preparation for our drive to Darwin and Gove.
It’s Awesome, I am so happy to have all my cooking gear in one, easy to access, super box.
Again, thank you heaps, I’m sure I will get quite a few comments over the next 8 weeks living out of the Moke, and Drifta will surely be getting a mention.
Tony Adamson. March 2021
I am in love with my kitchen. Thank you for making this happen. I am so impressed with the quality.
Here’s the final product! Absolutely love it and so does every caravan owner that spots it.
Hey Creeky, just wanted to drop you a line to say how impressed I am with the DPOS and to thank you for getting it done for me.
Your product is the best! Thanks a lot!
Here are some pics in use!
Alain – SWITZERLAND.
Hi Luke , just attached a couple of pics of the kitchen package deal we ordered from you eleven years ago. As proud owners of this unit which has had extensive use in that period, we have sent you the pics as testament to quality workmanship. It has withstood heat of over 50 degress down to the minus mark without any signs of failure. As i am constantly off road with my trailer it has had a rough eleven years. Greatly appreciate the workmanship which has stood the test of time. Cheers Dave, Geraldton west Australia. September 2020
Thanks again for all your work and communication on my order. The swing out kitchen arrived early this morning. Thanks again! One very happy customer👍👍
I am ALLAN Jones from north Queensland and I just sent an email yesterday to Warren that I was getting really really anxious about my new kitchen with only three days to go before I hit the road.
Well – it turned up today and I hastily unpacked it – the Wife is over the moon – she asked me to write a little note
I am only disgustingly happy with the workmanship – it is a bloody work of art – it is an absolute credit to the way DRIFTA does business and proud to be Australian – the way you packed the item for freight was exceptional good, not one mark acquired during transport.
Opening the drawers was a problem as only one of the 5 opened – the paint must have been really wet – but that’s all right Creeky I know you blokes are under the pump and I really do appreciate your TEAM making this happen for us – The Stockton chairs and stretcher are the best I have seen on the market – shame about the made in China print but I can see Lukes handy work in them and he said they good gear – maybe cover their ink with designed by Drifta Australia manufactured overseas.
All of this leaves me with a big problem of not being able to sleep at night until I fit the kitchen into the trailer and hit the road
I wish to convey A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all your Team members from the little office flowers, the kitchen crew, canvas crew and give the Boss a pat on the back too – Drifta is an exceptional Australian Company manufacturing great products – I wish the Company all the best for the future in the challenges that lay ahead
Please forward to your inhouse teams, they are doing a fantastic job
I am one happy customer
Had a great day today my Drifta storage drawer arrived for the camper trailer and it is now installed and working a treat (Even Betsy loves it).
Thanks again to the Drifta team. Thanks Bruno. June 2020.
A big shout-out to the Drifta team, my kitchen and storage box arrived today 😆 all the way to SA. Such a good packing job, just like their products! A really nice touch on the 20 year tag too 👍 the last image is what its going in. cheers
Daniel McMahon. May 2020
The DCB arrived last week and I bloody love it thankyou! Haven’t been able to get her out and about yet but will give it a work out soon.
Thanks to your team there.
Hi Olivia and Creeky
Just letting you know that we have received all of the gear you sent us. It was touch and go there when WA shut its boarders. Anyway – the kitchen is great and we have used it in the backyard already as you can see in the pic…………….pity we can’t use it in the bush for a while. Hope everything goes ok for you in the crazy times and that we all come out on the other side fit, well and ready to go!!
Cheers and thanks
Rohan Swan. April 2020
Please feedback to the team I received my kitchen today and am very happy. It fits perfectly and is exactly as I asked for.
Andrew Dempster. April 2020.
A short note to thank you for your recent help in designing and building our Drifta kitchen. Very happy with the fit and finish and is working really well for us.
Had a quick weekend away and really enjoyed using the kit. So much space…
Hi Andrew….my kitchen just arrived and I’m very pleased with it. The quality of finish is superb. My ancient Coleman dual fuel, two burner stove fits perfectly.
Thank you to you and your team at Drifta for making this a great purchasing experience.
Hi. Just had my new Drifta kitchen and storage draws fitted last Thursday. I am absolutely stoked with the service and quality of the product right throughout the process from the back and forth emails with Creeky to the fit out and after sales service as well. From nearly giving up the camper trailer due to injuries I have sustained this fit out and design from Drifta has allowed me to keep on going and doing something I love. Really proud to have a full Australian made camper from top to bottom and now kitchen and draws. Thanks to Creeky and his crew and Luke for keeping it Aussie.
Michael Jeffs. Feb 2020.
Big thanks to Creeky and his team for the new clothes draw for myself and partner with an end side draw for the toiletries which is right next to the shower.
Good day Creeky.
Just letting you that I got the kitchen Friday and oh my….! What a beautiful piece of art. Quality is amazing.
Thanks again! Say good day to Luke from us.
You all have a great weekend.
Just wanted to let you know the kitchen turned up yesterday and it fits beautifully in the car. Stove also fits nice and neat and with the longer handles it is much easier to pick up. I just wanted to say thank you to you and the boys for all the help. Can’t wait to get out and about with it.
Regards, Clinton. January 2020
To anyone looking to either build, modify or just update their camper trailer kitchen, that’s up to you, I bought one from Drifta Camping & 4WD and from Measurements to Final Product, I would not even bother building one. The process was smooth and the delivery time was excellent. The staff are very helpful and I would like to thank Creeky for all his help! Cheers Mate.
Mark Fletcher Jan 2020
So those big ole boxes are in and they look bloody great! I’ve attached a couple of photos if you’re interested – the new fitout isn’t quite finished but it’s getting close…
Cheers mate, Will. December 2019
Creeky is the best. Great customer service from the beginning along with an amazing product is why we decided to purchase and ship from the other side of the planet thank you Luke!
Best regards, David and Valerie, California USA.
Trust all is well and that the fires aren’t affecting you guys?
I just want to say a huge thank you to you for all your help. The kitchen has arrived safely in Dubai and I am delighted with it! Very nice job mate!
I really appreciate the excellent customer service that I have received from you all and it is no surprise the the company has become so successful! Great product and great service! Awesome!
Now I am thinking I need to get the cupboards / drawer in the back of my Landie re made by you guys!
For now a Very Merry Christmas and many many thanks once again.
Hi Luke, Creeky and Donna!
I just want to thank you for building me such an incredible kitchen! After receiving it on Wednesday it’s already been used to cook us breakfast after a night in the high country :)
It was terrific! I’m looking forward to using it for years to come!
I’ll be posting on Instagram about it soon :)
Cheers, Nathan Vernon
Hello to all at Drifta,
Just wanted to let you know that our kitchen/storage box package deal arrived today! It looks great, fits snugly into our trailer, and we,are looking forward to packing our gear into their new homes!
Thanks for your prompt and efficient service and for supplying a product that looks as good ,and is as well made, as it looked online. We are keen to head off for a few days and see if it works as well as we expect…and are pretty confident it will.
Ros & Alan Tibballs.
The kitchen is just arrived and it looks great.
When she is mounted in the trailer i will send you some pics.
Alain (Switzerland November 2019)
Thanks for making this happen guys! You went above and beyond and we’re all set up for the weekend thanks again!
Emma Oldmeadow. November 2019
Just a quick note to say I got my 300 kitchen today and I absolutely love it!
Thanks for all your help mate and tell Alex from me he done a great job on this one!
Just kicking back having a beer and pondering where I’m going to put the hole for the tap.
I’m in a low and slow competition BBQ team called blue dog BBQ so it will get lots of use and make my set up a hell of a lot easier.
Once again thanks mate!
Scott. July 2019
Good morning Creeky,
I’ve attached the kitchen to our trailer door and we’ve re organised the rest of our gear in the camper
The whole setup looks great, our next trip is in September and we will do some fine tuning then.
Please thank the people that made our kitchen for us, they have done a great job and the workmanship
Just received the kitchen mate. Had a quick sticky but will have to wait till this arvey after work to have a good look.
Bloody awesome service though.
This is my third thing from you blokes, my original kitchen, set of drawers for the “D” Max and now this.
Always try and promote your product over hear in WA.
Once again thank you very much.
Jim And Jodie Green
Good morning Beechy and Creeky,
First camp with our new Drifta gear.
Beechy, the drawers and fridge drop down made life a lot easier and organized compared to our previous set up thanks. Used the bed extension to store some long items and plenty of space for additional stuff under so worked perfectly for us.
Creeky, the kitchen was brilliant. Everything to hand and within reach – better than our kitchen at home. The burner was fantastic.
The Tucker boxes were perfect for the job and it was a good suggestion to run two smaller ones than a single large.
The legs you fashioned for the slide in the back of our camper held the weight when we were getting it out so bob was my fathers brother there.
So our thanks to each of you and your respective teams.
We had contacted Matt at Kakadu about your kitchen after my wife stumbled on your site searching for the “perfect” camp kitchen for our camping Trailer I was putting together from an old US military trailer.
Lots of emails, questions, time thinking about it, etc. Matt was right there with her along the way with ALL emails answered within hours, sometimes minutes. Absolutely no pressure whatsoever. We finally decided it would be worth the wait to get a left hand one.
Boy was it worth the wait! This thing is so freakin cool. We’ve set it up about 5 times in the garage and we just stand back and kinda giggle like our two little kids. It’s really that cool. And so well made.
Here’s some pics of the kitchen and trailer. We’ll get some to you actually camping as soon as we get out with it.
Keep up the great work. We get lots of questions about our setup. I’m sure there will be lots more when this kitchen is setup out back!
Brian and Kerry (USA)
Thanks for that, I’m really really happy with the product and service you guys have a great team of people up there and I’ll be highly recommending your products to others.
Order completed and could not be happier. Nathan was terrific and did the job very well, even though he started the day with bits that were not ready. He handled it superbly.
Julie in the office was terrific as well and I appreciated her moving me up the “food chain” so that I could get my fitout earlier than expected, which helps me with the forthcoming trip. John Sutton .. what a legend .. drove us into town, provided us with some water and a factory tour and generally chatted and looked after us while we awaited completion of the fitout.
And the many Drifta workers we met during the day.. all lovely people.
You have a good team there. My thanks to them all.
We had a terrific day at Drifta in Gloucester and could not recommend the product or the people highly enough.
John and Julie
wanted to let everyone at Drifta know that all the gear I bought performed beautifully when we campled out at Tamala station, Shark Bay. I had a custom kitchen made, which fitted in the trailer no issues and really made a huge difference to the ease of getting set up as well as providing a really good space for food prep and cooking. Everyone loved the firepit, particularly on movie night… We used the itchen in ‘L’ shape configuration and also without swinging the return out – so it was in a single straight line – both worked really well. So a big thanks to all at Drifta, particularly the kitchen guys, who I was probably a bit of a pain in the neck for a while back. All worked out well though thanks to Luke.
Looking forward to the next trip in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the chairs arrive in time for that. I’m tempted to get some other bits as well – the hexa tarp and tripod are on my wish list…
Hello Luke and team,
Just wanted to let you know that the Drifta kitchen is now 10 years old. The only thing I have done to it is upgrade the stove and the pump tap.
I’m thinking of giving it a little TLC and re-varnish it.
Thanks for a great product.
This is just a quick “thank you” email for making and selling the Drifta table legs as a separate item to me.
The low profile (37.5mm) table worked out really well for me, its a good size table and it stores perfectly between the roof rack bars within two aluminium U-Profiles with outdoor felt so the table does not get scratched and does not rattle. That way the top of the roof rack stays flat.
Hi Maria and Ross,
Now that the holiday season is over (unfortunately) I just wanted to drop you guys a short note to say thanks very much for arranging the build and delivery of our new DPOR Short Kitchen in time for Christmas.
The kitchen arrived on Friday the 23rd, along with the tables, one of which was a Christmas present, so we were really happy – as were my Mum and Dad who got the table present.
We then put the kitchen and tables to good use shortly after Christmas on a trip up the coast. We were all very impressed with the build quality and the designs. The kitchen is a really fabulous addition to our camping set up and we are so glad we ‘took a punt’ on spending the money, even though we had never seen a Drifta product before…other than on the internet.
I have attached a couple of pics of the kitchen and tables as they store in the back of our Navara. Our aim was to create a set up for ‘trailer-less’ camping, to enable access to hard to get at 4wd-only areas, while still having all the ‘mod-cons’ you would normally get with a camper trailer – and I think we have achieved it in combination with our Black Wolf Cabin tent which fits our family of five in comfort. All our gear fits in the back of the Nav and we are free to explore with the ease of not dragging a trailer around on the highway or on (or off) the tracks.
I’m not sure if you have a testimonials page on your site, but feel free to use the above and the attached photos for advertising if you like. It is even more pleasing that Drifta is Australian made and we can support small Aussie businesses in the process of getting our camping setup.
Can you please pass on our thanks to the rest of the team at Drifta.
Good morning Maria & Luke,
I have already phone to confirm our order had arrived but wanted to email and describe the event of unpacking of our DPOS-RHS for you. The package was waiting when I arrived home on Thursday evening and I moved this into the garage where it stayed unwrapped until Saturday morning as Kylie wanted to see it unwrapped. I always gauge a product by the packaging and this was very much exemplified by the packaging of the kitchen unit which ensured its unblemished condition. Im not sure who enjoyed setting the unit up more Kylie or myself, I have watched the video so many time now that I was even using the script of the video as I put it together and though not as fast equally impressive. My wife then spent nearly the whole remainder of the day packing and sorting out our mobile DPOS-RHS kitchen setup and concluded with sundowners and a cold one as we loaded it into the trailer.
Thank you to all the Drifta Team from two very satisfied customers.
Andrew & Kylie
Did a trip around Queensland over the school holidays and put the new kitchen and other Drifta items to good use. Thought you might be interested in my setup as I have used the kitchen on the left instead of the right hand side. This lets us access the Drifta storage box (the front of which is our pantry) while still using the kitchen. Photo attached. The pakka had to be installed on the left side of the trailer so that the legs of the kitchen didn’t foul the trailer side and an aluminium angle screwed to the floor above the Drifta box keeps it straight.
I would just like to let you know you have some fantastic staff working for you & would like to thank Ross and the foreman with the great moustache for their workmanship and customer service.
I had spoken to Ross earlier the other week about adding a return on an a older drifta kitchen as a fellow camper advised how great they are.
Ross suggested as we were in the area over on the tuesday to drop by so he could have a look.
Well after a quick look over the kitchen and a check in the shed a return was not only found but legs added and installed while we were their – unbelievable !. And to top it off Ross showed me some teflon base plates to improve the sliding, impressed (yes i was) so I picked up a set of these too.
Topped off the weekend nicely, thank you & keep up the good work.
Subject: Re: Drifta
Ross, Thanks ever so much for working on the weekend and fitting the drawer into the back of my camper.
Both Michael and I are exceptionally happy with the projects.
Would it be possible for you to send Down some rope handles and possibly a second stubby holder.
Can you also pass this message onto Luke. The whole process was brilliant great customer service and fantastic product.
Hi Jess / Gaylene
Our order arrived today. It actually felt like Christmas for me (that is how excited I have been waiting for it – sad I know : ) 5 minutes after arriving home with it all I had the kitchen and storage box in the trailer. All I can say is WOW. My wife and children all also love it and can see how much better our camping trips will be with this stuff. Thanks again for getting everything sorted in such a short amount of time. I will send some photos of our camper when I have finished everything. Our big trip is July this year for 6 weeks into the Kimberly with several shorter trips planned prior to break everything in.
Happy to show it all off to anyone who is interested but not sure (in Perth)
Just received the storage box. Looks great, I’m really happy with it.
Can you please pass my thanks to your build staff.
I will (highly) recommend your products to anyone in need.
Great service, great product and great Aussie business!
Subject: Thanks – Custom rubbish bag
I just want to thank and congratulate you on the great products and service that you provide through Drifta.
We recently received our DPOR, Weekender bags and custom Jerrycan bag; and they are all brilliant. The Jerrycan bag makes a great rubbish or dirty gear bag, and hangs semi-permanently on the back of our camper with annex track top and bottom. Exactly what I was after!
Thanks also for your passion for Australian jobs.
Hey crew, a quick email to say the DPOR package arrived here in sunny Perth without any damage, and, best of all, fits in the trailer :) Didn’t doubt it for a second! I helped the startrack courier unpack it while it was on the truck. pulled the fridge out of it first, then the kitchen, then the storage box, no dramas.
The fit and finish is great, I’m really pleased, you guys are awesome. Also got a Drifta stubby holder that I don’t already have which is slick ;)
Just gotta screw the ‘packer’ in and it’s sorted.
G’day Ross, just finished a trip up the Gibb river and Cape Leveque with the Drifta set up. Attempted to rattle it to bits over the corrugations and other unexpected obstacles but it came out 100% sweet! Not a screw to tighten or nail to tap.
Well done, good solid product and very functional.
Good choice by me,
Thanks for your help.
We have finally seen the Drifta Kitchen and Draws what a fantastic job you guys do down there. Vicki really loves the layout of the kitchen and the return section it works well. I will update you and send some photos to you when we return from our “Shakedown” trip to Broom. We head off next week so rest assured we will give the Drifta products a workout.
Once again Thank you all at Drifta for being so obliging and professional in you workmanship.
Don and Vicki Kern
Subject: Re: DPOR RHS FB PD Stainless
got the kitchen today. I have put it in the trailer (will do final fit and electrical for fridge on weekend).
Mate as it turns out it fit perfectly and I didn’t need to relocate the fridge cord.
The quality of the product is clearly evident and we are really happy with it.
It will change the way we camp. Looking forward to getting out there and using it.
Thanks for making such a great product.
We were very pleased with the professional level of person centred service we received from everyone at Drifta. It is a truly awe inspiring establishment.
The job itself is outstanding. We were so excited that we planned to camp in the van this weekend, but sadly the rain has put a damper on that idea. Will try again next weekend and send you some pictures once it is all set up.
To everyone involved at Drifta, a big thank you for assisting to provide us with many organised and happy camping days ahead.
The kitchen arrived perfectly. Couriers were brilliant extremely great service as is Drifta.
Thank you very much we are very happy with our purchase.
We won best 4wd for Australia Day Variety Bash here in Darwin so next year when it gets closer maybe you would like to send some cards and pamphlets and we will only too please to show our kitchen off. Many thanks to the team there at Drifta. A fantastic product and fantastic service all round.
Could you please let me know if there is a snow peak camp oven recipe book.
That would be great.
Many thanks again.
Alan and Lee
We had the opportunity to use our new lightpole kit while away with our local club over the Australia Day long weekend. Let me just say this product is absolutely awesome, the amount of light it puts out is unbelievable. It attracted alot of attention over the weekend and we passed on a few business cards to those who were genuinely interested in purchasing a kit of their own. I first saw this product on your facebook page and after showing my wife the Youtube video she was also sold. Now that we have used the product we are convinced it was money well spent. This would be our third or fourth purchase from Drifta and once again we have come away as extremely satisfied customers. Thankyou again for bringing us these quality Australian products.
Hey Guys. All arrived New Years Eve, loaded in and straight off camping. Been very busy up and Down The Coast camping with it. I love it to bits. It just makes camping do much easier. Love all that bench space. Cooked a seafood paella for 8 adults on the new stove first night. The drawer means I don’t have to send kids up in the trailer to retrieve bags. Quality and workmanship is Suberb. I’m very proud to show it all off to anyone that will listen. Thanks so much.
Hi Luke, it was nice meeting you and Kiyomi today when we picked up our Snow Peak gear. Thanks also for those Supapeg screws for the kitchen, will let you know how it goes when i get them on.
Just thought I’d send through a few pics of our setup with the DPOS in my suzuki grand vitara.
We’ve done a couple of swag trips, stopping somewhere different each night, so it was just a matter of setting the kitchen up out the back of the car, quick to push back in for overnight too, with a drawer for pantry and other things. On longer trips it comes all the way out, setup in the “L” shape, or straight (not putting the return up) depending on configuration needed.
So the DPOS has been a great kitchen to use, both as pull out and stand alone, even for my small 4×4. It’s not permanently in my car as i do need the use of all 5 seats occasionally but it’s not a hard job to strap in the draw and kitchen box using the tie down points and latches where the seats usually clip into, very secure.
Thanks again for a great Aussie made product and service. (Well stocked with Japanese snowpeak gear!)
We received our Drifta DSO kitchen on 21/11/14.
We were able to unpack it on the 25/11/14 and it is in excellent condition.
A well thought out design and a well built product.
Please thank all involved because they have done a great job and we are looking forward to our Xmas holiday to Perth to give it a damn good flogging.
Many years of bush use to come.
Kind Regards, Gerald Woud
I bought a camp kitchen ( No 306 ) about 12 years ago in Brisbane. Just wanted you to know it is going strong, best camping gadget I have ever bought! Thanks for a great quality product
Hi Luke, Hope you are well.
I thought I would send you an email regarding my first experience with Drifta. Seeing this was my first experience with your business and your team I thought it warranted some communication on how it went.
From the moment I contacted your business I could not believe the level of service and professionalism, Ross was back to me within a flash with a quote on the goods I was looking at getting. Then it was Julie’s turn, sent me through my order with confirmation on what I was getting. Then came the tricky part, my deadline, I placed the order on the 28/10 with the deadline of the 13/11 as I was off on a camping trip down south. Julie and Kylie kept me in the loop along the way and said that my order would start production on 3/11 but it may be tight but it should be fine. Well fine it was, apart from Startrack getting a little lost with what they were meant to do, the girls helped me get it here on the due date and I had it in the trailer set up and ready for my trip. And all of my products passed with flying colours, except for the fire pit, there was a total fire ban so that will have to wait until my next trip in December. I think your business and you team is something to be very proud of, just in my little experience I had a chance to deal with Ross, Julie, kylie and Mark and all of them sang the same tune and they all were waving that Drifta flag which to me is very valuable when it comes to running a fun and successful business.
P.S – check on a few pics, look at the wind buckling the tent. It was a 50-60kph westerly and then the same from the south! My Snow peak pegs kept me on the deck whilst the camper trailer next door had the annex pull out of the ground. Also enjoying a beer on the new kitchen!
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G’day Luke, I recently acquired one of your DPOR kitchens for my CT as well as the C matting, Evakool 60 litre fridge, carpet, dish drainer, Primus cooker, fold up table and several other items that we use in the kitchen. I
am travelling around Australia with my wife and two boys and We are very happy with all the items, especially the kitchen and we have been able to whip up some outstanding meals using all the above items. We have added a
Weber baby-Q to the set up and we can now roast and bake with the Weber able to be positioned on the corner of the kitchen return. I just wanted to say that the build quality of the kitchen is excellent and it fits together
nicely without too much fuss. The only thing I would add would be some flat bases for the legs to sit on when camping in sand. I wish you all the best and just wanted to let you know that we are thrilled with all the stuff we bought from Drifta.
Thanks Julie, please let the boys know very happy with the new box & DPOR at urunga. Special thanks to Ross for getting it done at short notice & home delivery !
Cheers Gina & Gerard
Hi Julie and Drifta team.
Just wanted to let you know that we have received our camp kitchen and we are absolutely wrapped with it. We are extremely happy! We can’t wipe the grins off our faces.
The workmanship put into the kitchen was beyond our expectations and every little thing was thought of. Also the care that was taken to package the kitchen ready to freight was very much appreciated and also beyond our expectations.
We have many friends who do a lot of camping and we will be spreading the news of our experience with the Drifta team and of course showing off our amazing kitchen!
Ross and Theresa Simshauser
Charters Towers, North QLD.
Hi Luke, Just letting you know I received my DSO kitchen last week.
I just wanted to tell you that I am very impressed with the design and workmanship of the DSO kitchen.
I would also like to commend and thank Ross and Julie on their courteous and prompt emails to keep me informed about my order.
I would have no hesitation about recommending you and your company for your product and service.
Thank you and good luck in the future.
Hello Vicky, my kitchen arrived last night. Please accept my sincere thanks, that was the most satisfying, painless transaction I have ever experienced, very professional service, a delight to do business with. Why send everything offshore when we have great Aussie businesses like Drifta
Thank you Clyde Martin
Subject: Happy Customer
Id like to extend my thanks to you with regard to my recent order. (DPOR package deal) Its great to deal with a company that values their customers, its great to see you haven’t forgotten that even with such a high demand for your product.
Luke – Thanks for your advice and discussion initially and also being flexible with delivery to Rob, he was a font of knowledge on places to go around Brisbane. (He is still flogging those fire pits for you too, as soon as the bank balance comes back I’ll be after one)
Julie – You were easy to deal with and the system you run for orders and quotes and progress was great, it gave me confidence it was all taken care of.
Ross – I really do appreciate you squeezing in my order, getting it done and getting the stove sorted even though I’m sure it caused you a little heart ache.
I am so happy with the product, it looks amazing and came out great!! I will gladly tell everyone who asks where it came from and highly recommend it, and I guarantee many will ask as it stands out as a great quality camping kitchen.
Thanks again guys, I’m sure I’ll be back for some drawers for my FJ soon too.
Hello Drifta Team,
Today Mr Courier Man delivered our brand spanking new DPOR that you lovingly built for us, and I had to sit and write you to say a huge thanks!!
This setup is just awesome! We have it in the trailer already, and everything fits with room to spare.
The quality of your product is outstanding, and we now have a fantastic functioning kitchen that makes our old one look, well, crap!
It arrived packed like a nuclear bomb, and very well protected – so it was in 100% ship shape when it arrived.
LUKE – The checker plate floor that I have is no issue at all… the thing
slides perfectly, and it fits the trailer spot on! Thank god I can read a
tape measure. LOL!!
You guys did an amazing job, and we are SUPER happy! So much so that I just
posted on MySwag and told them all how happy we are.
Thank you once again – Brillant!
PS… attached is a before and after. A picture speaks a thousand words
Thanks guys… I will sing your praises to anyone that wants to listen.
Thanks so much for the email.
You guys did a great job on the kitchen and we super impressed.
Here is the link – http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=34985.msg564431#msg564431
Drop into the thread and say hello. :)
A quick note to let you know how much we are loving the DOT! It’s an amazing piece of equipment which we have had lots of compliments from people on the road. One guy was fascinated at the roof top tent on a trailer concept. His words were “nice to see someone thinking outside of the square”.
We’ve experienced days in all sorts of conditions and not once has the DOT let us down.
Additionaly the snow peak fire pit bridge and grill have drawn a great deal of comments. We find it amazingly effective and fuel efficient. Even when we are able have a larger fire, we still cook with the bridge and grill.
One of 2 high lights for us is the kitchens effectiveness. We had a weekend away this weekend gone to Yorker Peninsula (photo below) and had 3 of our grown up kids and one of their partners with us. We were able to cook up a storm in this great kitchen for 3 days and 2 nights.
The other high light is the tent. Annette and I have spent close to 10 nights up there and have the most amazing sleeps. The tent is steady, with no rocking even in strong wind. It’s large and very comfortable. The product is extremenly well made. We just love it.
Lastly with a large family we can pass on that the trailer is extremely good for storage of a large amount of Gear – fishing gear, swags, chairs, esky, additional table, wine :-) and food.
We’re very happy with the investment we’ve made and want to pass our thanks to you and your great team.
Warm regards Grant and Annette
Check out your Drifta Wheel Cover. I reckon it’s super cool on the back of the old Paj.
Also added a Couple of photos of the latest camp down on the farm. Still hard to beat your kitchen set up it is so easy to use.
Kitchen arrived safe and sound this morning.
We both love it, love the finish and special touches like the little plastic
dots to protect the surfaces from rubbing.
Is a lot better in the flesh than on the web.
Thank you very much. Hope to mount it over the Easter break.
Have a Happy Easter.
kind regards, Earle.
You probably get this a lot but I just wanted to say a huge thanks to you
guys for our new kitchen. We are on our big trip to Coober Pedy and you have
changed the way we camp forever. The kitchen is now so functional that we
can’t believe how easy it is. SO much bench space. The draw system is
Setup and packup is a breeze.
Honestly… You have made this trip awesome.
Feel free to use this on your site.
Thanks once again.
The Fleming Family
Mongrel Gear Australia
Sent from my iPhone
This is a massive thankyou to Luke and the Drifta team for our awesome DPOR
package deal. This setup has totally transformed our campsite into an
organised and relaxed atmosphere where our whole family can get involved to
easily prepare meals and also clean up / wash up etc. The accessibility to
all our gear with the full length storage box is unreal, and it is a
pleasure not to have to lift the camper top ever again! We really like the
pantry space in the kitchen, combined with the SDSB, which we use for fruit,
veg, breads etc.
Attached are a few photos from the weekend just gone 4th – 6th April at
Geehi. On Sunday morning we took the photos of our kitchen so we could send
them to you guys to say thankyou. Literally 15 minutes later we walked to
the Swampy Plain River crossing to check the depth as the river was up from
the rain. We really wanted to cross and explore the huts in the area, but
being cautious we said gee it would be good to see another vehicle cross
first. Less than a minute later we heard vehicles approaching from the
otherside, we couldn’t believe our luck. Especially when they proceeded
across to our side, pulled up, and we got to have a chat with Luke, Kaito,
and the rest of the group.
So thankyou guys for your wonderful products, and also showing us the safe
crossing of the river where we were able go and visit the rest of the huts
in the area. You made our weekend and it was great to meet y
Andrew & Carrol Moxey & Family
I just want to say how impressed we are with our new camping kitchen,the design and the finish are excellent ,the only problem we have is we need to wait until the 27 th of Dec when we go camping to try it out.Thanks again for everything and cheers to the Drifta Team.
Wish you all a Merry Xmas.
Just a quick one to let you know I just picked up and set up dpor from you guys. First of all, thank you and everyone within the company for doing their bit to supply me with such a great product. We had a bit of a drama with the freight mob, but it got sorted out within the blink of an eye.
Quality of product is great, and knowing it was made here in Australia by Australians, makes it even better.
Can’t wait to put it into use!! Mate once again, thank you and everyone involved for making our Christmas complete, you got us out of a tight one.Merry Christmas to you,your family, and all staff.
Regards Nathan and Sandy.
Hi Vicki / Luke
We have received our dpo pd and we would like to thank you guys for your prompt action getting it built and shipped in such a short amount of time at such a busy time in the year. We are more than impressed with the finish quality of the package. I already have it installed, packed and ready to go, I’ve even put the drink cooler to good use having a few tinnies while doing the install. Cheers We will be spreading the word and recommending you guys when anyone asks about our setup on our future trips
Just thought we wound send you a note on how pleased we are with our drifta kitchen. Leisa loves it and we seem to have created more room in the annex area of the camper. So thank you to all the crew for getting to us before Christmas and hope you have a successful year
Kevin and Leisa Beecroft
We have just unpacked our new custom made kitchen and put it in the camper trailer and it is awesome!
Fits perfectly and has everything we wanted. Thank you so much. You guys rock!
We will send some photos once we have installed the stove etc.
Sandy and Wayne Keltie
So happy to say that my awesome kitchen has arrived !!!!! I haven’t opened yet as its xmas eve, thought i could hold out a few hours to see it, hopefully !!!
Once again thanks for the awesome service. Merry christmas i will be in touch in the new year.
Just thought i’d send you some photos and feedback of the kitchen water tap and pump you supplied 12 months ago fitted to our DPOR package. Its done a few trips and about 8,000km’s now and hasn’t leaked a drop. Were more than happy with it and it works in great with the collapsible tubs as well. Only down side not that its much of one just something you have to get used to is that the water keeps running out of the spout after the tap is turned off until the spout has drained of water. We can more than live with this just got to remember to shut it off a little early when filling a glass etc
The Sureflo water pump you supplies is still going strong and delivers a good rate of water. Its fast enough to fill larger pots etc but not to fast to waste water when its not needed. I stole your idea and added 2 ball valves and the same quick disconnect as on my kitchen hose so i can suck out the water from my jerry cans and pump them into the tank its a top idea and a good way to monitor water use as i dont have a gauge on my tank.
The DPOR kitchen and DSB with end draws and table fitted into top of box is nothing short of what we expected from Drifta. My wife’s only request on this camper build was a Drifta Kitchen and storage setup and shes more than happy so im happy (happy wife = happy life). The spud box fell out the back of the camper at 80k’s on the tar when tail gate came open and slid down the road and almost got hit by the car following. Its got some small scrape marks to the nylon skids around the bottom, small chips out of the lid and wore almost completely through the plastic hook that holds the lid closed. Goes to show how good the craftsman ship of these things are.
The Drifta table fitted into the top of the DSB is brilliant it stops it getting scratched from having things on top of it in the box and roadside stops for lunch a cinch. The adjustable legs on the table is good and you can get it level any where. The Kids love it as we can drop it down to their height for them to draw at and when they eat.
All in all were extremely happy with the package and proud Drifta owners. It gets plenty of attention when we travel and ill tell any one that’l listen to buy one. Not only is it a great product but its Aussie made and Owned something thats hard to come by these days.
Luke and Kim Durrant + Kids
I have just purchased a Drifta camp kitchen on ebay, I am told I am the third owner. It looks like a Drifta 200 from your website. It is still in pretty good condition with everything there , even the little levelling wedges.
When I was inspecting the unit I turned the drawer over and to my delight noticed an inscription signed in pencil, “Luke the Drifta” 29/09/01, unit number 275 .The stencils on the back say it was made in Blaney. Does this mean you would have possibly built this particular unit?
You run a fabulous company, I love your products for the design and thought that have gone into them , Keep it up.
Just want to say thanks so much too, the kitchen looks great! And the saucepan set is fantastic, certainly a much better set up than what we had with pans everywhere! Tell Luke thank you again, we’ve used his products for over 10 years now and love the kitchen, drawer set up. Glad we got the extra two drawers in the pull out one too, they’re great.
While we were at Lifestyle one of the guys was saying he loved Drifta products and he had been to Cape York and his trailer (not a Lifestyle!) and car all had bits falling off everywhere due to the corrugations and the only thing completely undamaged on the whole trip was his Drifta kitchen – so good feedback to hear.
Kerry & Nino Ferrari
Mate, I am in awe of what you have achieved with Drifta from when I first come across your path all these years ago. It’s great to be part of your business and I think you will go gang busters on the new trailer, just like your kitchens. Congratulations to you and your team.
Best Regards & Well done,
I just returned after camping along the Boyd River and at Black Rocks NSW, with two Japanese guests. Ayano (Left) and Kana (Right). Ayano was my previous home stay and she returned with her sister Kana for a holiday. So I took them camping. They enjoyed your camping kitchen and the Snow Peak products, as they cooked up a storm. Of course, they also loved Australia.
Cheers…….- Kevin Lawrence
Just a quick note to let you how pleased we are with our camper setup from Drifta. We took our trailer to the Gloucester factory where it was expertly measured by Beechy. Two weeks later the kitchen and storage box was expertly fitted by the boys at Drifta. It has made a huge difference to how we use our camper and along with the Snowpeak firepit it makes us keener than ever to get out into the great Aussie outdoors. Everywhere we set up we get favourable comments from other campers but we just love how effortless it makes packing and setting up at our favourite spots. It is our luxury kitchen we can take with us into the bush and set up anywhere. Big thanks to Luke, Julie and the whole team at Drifta.
Konrad and Carol Kandlbinder
Just to let you know our kitchen and drawer arrived safely last Friday and as you can see by the attached a photo it fits perfectly
Thanks so much – we love it!!
Robyn & Ian
Thanks for get us kitted out with our kitchen ( see on right in action). We are currently in Alice springs with a few days of luxury camping between are bouts of bush camping. We are two weeks into a four week central Australia trip and your kitchen just works in all the small details. The pictures I sent back has convinced my friend Darren (in Blackburn Victoria) to also buy one. He is a good carpenter but looked at what it takes and thought if he built three or four he might get one as good by the time he had done a few prototypes to get it right and sort out the bits. Not worth it for a one off.
Interestingly all the other campers say jealously “so you have a Drifta kitchen”. One person camped next to us who built his own (very much like the one I built for my last camper and modelled on yours) eyed my Drifta kitchen jealously. Every one in camper trailer circles recognises Drifta immediately. You’d like to hear that.
Your kitchen and draws is very much appreciated.
I would like to thank everybody involved for our two purchases from Drifta. Your company is a very professional unit and nothing has been a drama and my wife and I are absolute wrapped with your products.
We have had some very testing times in the rebuilding of our camper trailer since we rolled it on the Gibb River Road 4 years ago. Not only have we had to deal with being geographically isolated here in Karratha but have also had to deal with the court system with other suppliers.
It has been a pleasure dealing with your company and will not hesitate to use you again or recommend you to any of our friends.
Paul and Kellie & the kids.
We are back home after almost three months of travelling and camping. The Drifta Box and Kitchen performed as well as we had hoped- Other camper trailer owners who saw how accessible the storage box was were suitably impressed.
The kitchen put up with the corrugations and rocks of the Gibb River road which became very rough near the northern end, and the track into the Bungle Bungle Ranges (Purnululu) which was also pretty rough going. Having the kitchen rest on the trailer base is a really good idea- there was never any sign of the tailgate hinges becoming over stressed. It was also really convenient being able to pull off the road and swing out the tailgate kitchen for a cuppa and a snack when travelling.
Thanks for a great product,
Hi Luke and Julie,
I just wanted to get back to you and say THANK YOU!
The Drifta DSB and the Snow Peak gear I purchased has arrived safe’n sound and I have spent a while [playing] packing/setting things up with our camper trailer in preparation for our approaching first expedition. (with great excitement)
Thank you for your helpful support and I hope your business booms.
Blessings and peace,
Well its been a while now since we received the complete package from you guys and we have done about 11000 km of touring with it too. It has been a fantastic addition to our camping and has changed our experience in a big way – for the better. Much more usable than our previous set up and looks the goods also. I have attached a few pics of our trip from Katherine NT to Canberra via WA Coast.
Well, thanks again for the set up. I love it and just as importantly my wife loves it also. It was money well spent in our opinion. Oh and the snow peak fire place gets a good work out too, even at our new home here in freeing Canberra!
I just called Julie in your office to say thanks. My kitchen arrived yesterday, and I got to unpack it and set it up this morning.
I love it and can’t wait to use it.
It’s everything I’d hoped and more. Really pleased with the finish and quality, and ease of setting up and packing up. If it had rope handles on both ends, it would be perfect. As it is, it’s pretty bloody close.
Thanks mate, and keep doing what you’re doing.
We have the drawers and they are great. (storage box) i think they arrived on the Thursday I installed them that night and after packing the camper trailer we headed off to Fraser Island for a couple of weeks camping.(just got back) The drawers were so handy!! Please pass my thanks onto the team who got them done for us!
The kitchen is awesome everything fitted and worked perfectly, had the most relaxing trip away at Lake Koombaloomba on the weekend.
Thank you all for a great product and informative website
Good morning vicki, I just wanted to say thank you as I have received my new drifta kitchen (DPO) . Thanks to the team at Drifta, my experience was excellent and can’t wait to purchase more soon, needless to say my awesome kitchen I now have.:-)
Thank you Drifta
Hi Luke, just want to pass on a big thank you to you and your team, the kitchen arrived undamaged and it looks great. Really very happy with the finished result and can’t wait to hitch up the trailer and go camping, thank you again to you and your team
Hi Luke, Kiyomi and team
just a big thanks to yourself, and all the team. I received my dpor package deal and all I can say is bloody great mate!!!!!
I can’t believe the effort you go to, not only the kitchen itself, but the way it is packaged, the little extras ie stubby holder, instructions and business cards, and also Julie and Vicki in the office were most helpfull. Great team effort !!!
I installed it in 5 minutes, and even my missus was impressed and excited. She was proudly showing it off to the next door neighbour, and also her parents on skype who live in Canberra. We can’t wait to take the camper away now, and this kitchen package will make the difference between a good trip and an absolutely fantastic trip.
Once again Luke, Kiyomi and the whole team thanks a million.
Happy camping, and all the best for the rest of the year,
Troy, Joanne, and Sophie. Two Rocks W.A
This was an e-mail forwarded to us from the pat callinan’s 4×4 magazine, they did a story on our drifta car back.. they got this nice feedback, and passed it on to us..
I was very interested to read your comparison on Camp Kitchens in Issue 007 as we have used a few different types ourselves over the years, and I was thrilled to see that a Drifta Kitchen was included in those tested. About 4 years ago my husband and I bought our first 4×4, a 2006 Nissan Navara Dual Cab and we fell in love with it and the possibilities it suddenly opened up to us to get away as a family for very little money. We soon after bought a very basic offroad camper trailer and due to the limited budget we had then, we did not order a kitchen to go with it. I used to pack a fold up camp kitchen, a table and 2 big plastic tubs full of plates, cups, cutlery and cooking gear. A couple of years later we had some spare money and decided to look at getting a camp kitchen for the tail gate of the trailer. We did a lot of looking around, trying to find a design with maximum storage and practicality and we decided to go for a Drifta Kitchen. It was amazing once we got that kitchen fitted to the trailer how much gear we fitted into such a seemingly small space! I stopped packing the camp kitchen and the 2 big plastic tubs full of gear and just took the table from then on. I applaud your magazine on highlighting a fabulous Australian company who with hard work and trial and error have come up with many ingenious designs to improve the camping (and packing) experience for all of us on a limited budget searching for the next little peice of paradise off the beaten track.
Really happy with the new kitchen and storage box. We couldn’t wait to use it and went camping for a week at Brunswick Heads; Massey Green. Weather was fab, see pic below. Had heaps of looks and interest. Reckon you will get a few enquiries. Anyway, please pass on my thanks to Luke and the team for excellent job.
The DPOR I ordered arrived today, just wanted to thank you and your staff for a great product!
Super fast service and fantastic customer service, you’ve got a great product and great team there.
We are looking forward to getting out and using it as much as we can.
Just a quick message to say thankyou for your great service from go to woe. My kitchen package has arrived and after a quick look at work-(just had to unwrap)- it looks fantastic. Can’t wait till I can get the trailer finished painting inside and fitting in the food hall.
Once all is set I will go for at least a weekend trip and let you know how it worked for me.
Cheers and all the best
Just writing to say we are so excited with our new Drifta camper kitchen (DPOR-LHS).
Couldn’t wait to open it and get it organized in our Spirit Camper. I knew exactly what I was getting. My son bought the same thing and loves it also. He took his off road camper through the telegraph trail in Cape York. It went through all the rough stuff and nothing was damage with the kitchen…how goods that….
We recon the Kitchens brilliant and want to say thanks a million you and your friendly staff.
Now ready for some serious four wheel driving trips and thanks to your kitchen it will be easy, especially if all the grand kids join us.
By the way if you have a stubby holder spare could one be sent to us. Both love a beer after a long hard day fishing on a sandy beach and my dear husband has pinched it.
Regards Lynn and Steve Frost.
Just letting you know that I got then new kitchen (DPOR PD) finished this afternoon and am really happy with the job mate, everything fitted and was not problems. Thanks for making it for and I will be sure to tell as many people as I see how good it was to deal with you guys.
We just pick up a camper from Sar Major in Adelaide that had a DPO Kitchen, Small Storage Box, Storage Box and a custom draw that opens into the tent.
I would like to complement you and your team on the product. It looks fantastic in the black/stainless, is well built and I am sure it will provide use with many years of service. We are looking forward to giving it the first run this weekend.
Also what is the best brand silicon spay to use and where is the best place to source it from.
Thanks again the kitchen looks fantastic and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
We received our DPOR package with the added shelf for above our camper bed. We would like to send a big thank you for a fantastic invention WE LOVE IT! Keep up with the great designs & we will always be having a peek at your web site for new things.
Matt, Tracy, Kody & Chelsea.
Hi There Julie,
Please pass on my congratulations to the crew on the workmanship of the camper kitchen it is going to make camping very smooth for me cheers.
I just wanted to let you know that our DPOR kitchen arrived on Thursday. We are over the moon about how it looks and fits, it has been made perfect with the measurements I sent to customise. The quality of the work is impeccable and is a credit to you and your team.
We have packed it and it is ready for our first adventure and we can’t wait.
Please let Luke and the team know that they make a great product and we are really happy with what we see. (DPOR PD) The quality even of the packing meant that it arrived in perfect condition.
You really have a good quality, well priced range……and it feels good knowing its all Aussie.
Hi Natalie and all the guys and girls at Drifta, My whole set-up has arrived and its great. spent last night putting everything away. fits perfectly. I think it is amazing, fantastic and very workable. even my husband is amazed.
PS tell Luke I lost the Stubby holder to my Husband LOL
Hi Drifta team!!!! We received our camper trailer kitchen last Friday. It is awesome. We can’t wait to get going on our next trip and actually use it. Since selling our old trailer and updating to a newy, we have been living out of boxes and this is exactly what we were after. Thanks so much for your awesome communication and speedy construction and freight service. We really didn’t think we’d get it before xmas. Will definitely be recommending you guys to all our camping buddies!!!
Take care and have a very Merry Xmas and a safe and prosperous new year.
Damien and Julie Sampson
We purchased a stock standard DPOS at the end of 2011 but due to the unexpectedness of life we have only just had a chance to use it in January of this year. Having now had our 1st camping experience with a Drifta kitchen I would like to congratulate you on the manufacture of such a 1st class product. It is truly exceptional in all aspects – design, construction & function. We have already shown it to many friends (due to their interest given it has been sitting packed up in our house kitchen, so they’ve been given the full display including setup, 40 secs is my record :) & as we are 1 month away from becoming a nomadic family for an indefinite period of time we most certainly plan to spread the love & advocate this product to those we meet.
Many Thanks & a Happy Day
Gav Moss & Family
Good Morning Julie
Just wanted to let you know we received our drifta kitchen this afternoon. It looks amazing. Can you please pass on a ‘big’ ‘thank-you’ to all the guys/girls which helped construct it. We can see all the workmanship that has gone into it, it’s awesome. We look forward to adding more to our camper in the future.
Sarah and Matt Hartwig
Thanks for letting us know about our kitchen.
Can you please thank everyone there for getting our kitchen to us before Christmas.
We’re very excited and cant wait to get it into our camper and head off for a weekend.
We’re reallly looking forward to quicker set ups and the convenience of having everything at hand when we’re in camp. I’m really looking forward to not having to rummage through boxes to find everything when I’m cooking!
We hope you all have a Happy Christmas and New Year and a relaxing break.
Kind regards Fiona and Barry
Hi Luke and Crew,
Just came back from our long weekend trip. The kitchen and storage box what you made for us has improved the camping so much, setup and packing the gear away. Every one of our friends on the trip liked the setup. We cooked all the meals for whole camp of 8 campers.
And thanks again for the installation of the kitchen/storage box to our campertrailer on the day we picked it up.
Please pass on my thanks and appreciation for the great job you guys did last Saturday fitting our new kitchen to the trailer. It was a hot day and I really appreciated the effort that was made to accommodate us, especially when you don’t even work on Saturdays.
Have a great Christmas.
Regards Mark Williams
I would like to thank you and Drifta for building a great kitchen and draw system for my Cavalier camper. It should appear in the Camping Trailer Touring magazine in the near future as I had a photo shot a few months ago just after the main changes were completed. My camper has had some major changes but the Drifta products made it useable.
I had to move the water tank and other things in the tray area to get the kitchen and draws in but now I have a good and easy camper to setup. I have so much storage that I have to find towels and other stuff to into the free space.
I have attached some photos of the kitchen and draws in operation on Fraser Island which I have just returned from.
Thanks Brian Murray
Hi Luke a few pics of the kitchen, very happy looks great. We are now looking forward to buying the tent and heading bush
Cheers mate and thanks to the team at Drifta
Mark and Trish Hayes
Below is another idea I came up with. Yeah I know, too much time to think. Guess it would be difficult to manufacture on a commercial basis as all trailers are a different size. Just thought I would throw it out there. If you can use it, go for it.
I had a bit of an idea about how I wanted the Drifta mounted in the tub of the CT. I figured the legs of the kitchen return would snag on the other things stored in the tub, like chairs etc. Maybe a problem that doesn’t exist but I thought what the heck, knock up a bit of a divider and all would be good. Plus Drifta’s shiny new kitchen wouldn’t get scratched.
When I finally got the CT and slotted the Drifta into it, I noticed there was a bit of unused space above the kitchen. This got me thinking. I needed somewhere to store my poles and pegs and maybe this would be just enough space. Got the tape out and reckoned I was onto a winner. A few days later, I had myself a box with a shelf which fitted the poles and pegs and maybe a few other things. There are a few photos which explain it better.
Just a quick email to let you know that we are on the road in South Aust with our new pantry box in the old trackabout and it is just great to use. Terri-Anne is really pleased with it!
Also your tip on the partner stove was spot on! It is a great bit of gear – we have had all conditions and it’s been great.
Regards Russell Simpson
As promised, I have attached some reduced photos of the D2BFB you built for my 2000 Aussie Swag camper.
The first shows how well it fits into the awning.
The 2nd shows the 15 x 45 RHS Aluminum packing to bring to the level of the door opening.
(This is taken from the offside end….the side packers are angled to direct the slides to the centre.)
The center panel is removed by pin drilling around the welds and knocking it out.
I plan to fit a metal tube located with threaded rod across the box above the slider ends to lock the kitchen down when it is packed away.
Sorry for the delay in writing you about my DCB but after a year of use i figured my review was due.
First, the entire experience and customer support from you were great, all my emails were answered promptly. when I was finally ready to purchase I was nervous about the bank transfer but it was completely painless. I walked into the bank, gave them your account info and five minutes later it was completed and i was on my way.
When my DCB was delivered I opened it up and was impressed by how light it actually is, I was expecting something much heavier, even when loaded it is manageable by myself. obviously easier with a helper. The build quality is top notch, I have worked in a cabinet shop and as a laminator and was impressed by the build quality and attention to detail. from the drawer slides, the trunk liner and laminate, even the drawer latches and hinges are top notch. The water pump is brilliant and works great, never seen anything like it here in the U.S.
after a year and maybe a dozen camping trips i was expecting trouble but am happy to say not a single issue, No laminate or trunk liner peeling, nothing to speak of. I honestly cant even come up with anything I would criticize or change on it. everyone that sees my DCB loves it and comments on it. The fact that everything I need is always in one place and I can just grab and go is great.
hats off to you from me here in The USA on a great product with fantastic customer support, you’re the best!!
thank you from Pennsylvania,
Well, the Pull Out I purchased about 6 years ago now is getting due for bit of an over haul. Any chance you could send me some new legs for it?
A mate of mine Rob Sanchez has just had his delivered to Adelaide and I discovered the new mechanism on the legs. Just pull them down and they lock into place. Bloody brilliant…..Mine has the screw to tighten system. Bit of a bugger sometimes.
Can’t praise the kitchen enough though. It has seen a lot of use and is still going strong. If you could get back to me with a price and the delivery charge, that would be great.
Thanks, Simon Dettmer
Hey Simon, this is Mark. Glad to hear your kitchen is still going strong!! Sure I can send you out some new legs…you only really need to one set so I’ll get one of the boys to put them together and send them out to you. No charge for this mate…I’d rather see you happy with your Drifta for another 10 years!! Just send me through your delivery address and I’ll get it organized for you. Cheers, regards…
That is brilliant mate, thankyou so much.
Thanks for making my beer and nibbles table
Been so hard to find a small short table just to fit my stuff on
It looks sweet as, laminate top, matches my kitchen, fits in the sliding box
Just what I wanted, more than I expected
We really would like to thank you and your staff for our wonderful kitchen package you built for our camper trailer.
We absolutely love it. The quality and workmanship is fabulous and It made our trip so more relaxed and comfortable. Even our set up and pack up time was much easier and quicker. Thank you so much for making the lid for the storage box as it worked a treat for an extra pantry. I was recommended by a friend and now I have recommended a friend who has also just ordered one off you..
Sarah and Andrew Norbury.
Our kitchen arrived last Thursday and was in great condition. The stubby holder in the draw was a very nice touch. I have installed the kitchen in my trailer and it works beautifully. Thanks to you, Luke and all the crew there at drifta. We love it and will be trying it out on our first big trip in September when we head North to Kalbarri.
Thanks again and I will send to pictures through for Luke when we come back from Kalbarri.
Cheers Jason Reynolds
Just thought i would let you know that i recently acquired a Drifta D200 from a friend that was number 412. Apart from a bit of wear the old girl is still going. I gave it a light sand and a few coats of Dulux clear per your site’s instruction and she is looking great. A few screws in the shelf brackets are loose so i will remove those put a dob of wood glue in and hand tighten again.
Just wanted to say thanks for making such good kit and ill be sure to keep spreading the good word about your products.
Cheers mate, Sami
Luke, I currently have one off your DPOR kitchens in my off road camper. We take a big crew(20 last Xmas) to the surf out back of Beachport, SA, several times a year and my kitchen always ends up as the MAIN kitchen. (I stumbled across your kitchens at Westlat trailers, Dean Crouch in Ballarat.) Good to see you didn’t sell the show to some foreign mob.
I am hoping Chris has a stack of the Drifta leaflets you included in our DPOS, I have already given most of em away as every camp site we stay at someone wanders over to drool all over the kitchen. I will photocopy the last one I have just in case.
We used the Kitchen last weekend on a fishing trip. We didn’t take the trailer so I stuffed the DPOS in the back of my LandCruiser 80 series (glad I got the shorty) Worked great for tying fly patterns on, see pic. Sheldon
“I’ve spent 10 years trying to get to this point, and now we have done it, selling our aussie made kitchens in north America. We have a full container of these kitchens over there. I was the happiest man in Aus when I got this e-mail. Really the culmination of a dream! :) luke “
Just wanted to let you know I picked up my DPOS on the weekend. Worked out perfectly as I was the support Vehicle/trailer for a motorcycle trip some friends had organized and the route they picked went right through Winthrop/Twisp. Weather was perfect too.
Chris is a heck of a nice chap. I will be traveling through Twisp again in a few weeks, this time with Tawnya and the kids, and will be stopping in to see Chris and Kristy.
My 11 year old daughter, Malaika, is horse crazy so she will be very excited to see their place.
I gota tell you that the DPOS is the most fantastic thing. Even better than I imagined. It completes my camp trailer set up.
When I set it up in a camp site, people come wandering over to ask all about it.
Good thing you sent along some extra cards for me to hand out. Tawnya is absolutely thrilled to bits with it too.
Keep me in the loop on your plans and the Dates to be in the area and let me know what sort of things you guys like to do and I will get something lined up.
Sheldon, BC, Canada
Picked my order up on saturday, met luke, was given a warm reception, and shown about the place…. very happy with the service, thnx once again, more than happy to commend drifta to friends….. Cheers steve
Good morning Luke and Team
Laurette and I received out kitchen on Friday (DSO package deal) and I must say we were delighted with, not just the packing it arrived in but the kitchen itself.
The quality of the build and the final finish was excellent, we will be very busy showing off our new kitchen system
Again, thank you team for a great job we will think of you while we are enjoying our travels.
Keep up the good work.
Theo van Doore
We went camping in the rain last week and this possum got so cold and wet he slept in the back of the trailer for a week
He would sit on the tucker box, eat an apple, then go back to bed
Proof it keeps the wildlife out of your food lol
Give me a buzz as we want a UNO / wine table
Ohhhhh and thanks heaps for fixin up the box, your a champ
Back in March we received our new camper from Dean at Westlat in Ballarat. The DPOR we have is the best part of our camper, it’s great to be able to set up camp and be able to go straight to the kitchen item you want without needing to dig through boxes of kitchen stuff. The return works really well and saves on having to have a second table for food preparation. We have shown it to several people and they have been very impressed and wanted to know more about the kitchen and what was available. We are heading off to Central Australia in a couple of week in the camper and were wondering if we could get a second wash up tub for use with our DPOR. can you advise me cost including postage to Ballarat.
Hi Luke, I would like to provide you with some feedback on the Camping Kitchen (DPOR PD) we had recently bought.
I would firstly like to say how well-crafted and designed the kitchen is made. As you know I went to Barrington Tops straight after the install, for its inaugural run and it held up to the test. It truly made sorting out the food and cooking a simpler task. We found the camp kitchen easy to set up and pull down was just a breeze. The spare draw in the pull out box was an added benefit as we had a place to put the larger food stuff. We did use the tucker box , maybe not as originally designed but as a bin and yes we did use it to sit on, fantastic little box.
The pull out box was a little shorter due to the extra draw but found it large enough to hold our generator, bunks, chairs and other larger items. I will need to reduce the amount of stuff we bring but it all seems to fit in the camper and truck so we are very comfortable. I was so glad to be able to store things away neatly and was impressed on how easily it was to get the items out once stored away
When I took the kitchen home to show Belinda and the rest of the kids they were all in awe of the product and can’t wait to try it out. I will be trialling it out with them soon. I will send photos and let you know how a family of 9 can use your products.
Thanks for making camping even simpler.
Regards Brian, Belinda and the Astruc Kids
Thought you might like to see this pic of me making bread on the return bench.
I was very surprised how sturdy it was even with me kneading the dough fairly hard , it was rock solid!
Thanks Luke, we received the kitchen yesterday (DPOR) and I have just had a fun time unpacking and setting it up with my children in our lounge room. What can I say?….it is fantastic!! It is totally going to revolutionanise our camping experience. Can’t wait to set it up for real.
Thanks for your fantastic service and helpful advice
I have received the package on 4,06,12 (DPOR PD) At all times your company has been absolutely fantastic with help over the phone and emails. The workmanship on the finished product is awesome and I am very happy. All the instructions are in Aussie language that I understand and the pictures are awesome. The added extras such as company photo, little tips and details on touch ups including stubby holder were awesome.
I haven’t lost my smile since putting it together in the shed.
thanks to you and all the staff great job.
Regards Phillip McKenzie
Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with the new kitchen. (DPOR PD) It looks fantastic in the stainless and black, I just keep staring at it as it looks so good.
The storage boxes look great to, and I’m sure is going to solve our storage problems.
The red stove and basins compliment the whole setup very well.
So, once again thanks to you and your team for a great product!
Andrew & Ruth
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you but we have used the camper trailer 5 times since we picked it up in March. We have some very jealous friends now and most can see the benefit of having everything built in and ready to go. If you remember (and I know you see so many people), I originally wanted a caravan because I liked the idea of having everything in its own spot and the only way I was going to be happy with a camper trailer was to have your gear all set up. We do love it and it makes our life so easy, we don’t have to pack and unpack boxes it’s all there ready to go, and when you get to a camp spot you have everything set up already
We have stayed on the Myall River a few times, the Watagan Mountains and Stockton Beach so we have given it a good go. We have also had another family take it to Coffs Harbour and they are madly saving up their pennies to purchase a trailer.
The stove is a hit and no one else bothers to put the kettle on theirs cause our stove boils so quick.
The side drawers (into the tent) are perfect with about 10mm all round.
The carpet is a stroke of genius on your part and we have 2 other families who have either already bought some carpet or are about to. It was fabulous getting out of bed on mother’s day on the Watties and being able to stand on the floor bare foot. Also the annexe matting is super, we had it on Stockton Beach and had no major sand issues it just drained through and didn’t sit on the matting like I thought it would.
What a great investment we have made in decking our trailer out in Drifta gear, money well spent!!!
Thanks Robert, Sue & Tim Hamilton
Hello Luke and all the Drifta team, sorry it’s taken me an extra week to let you know our kitchen / stotage unit has arrived. It is fantastic, fit’s perfectly, i dont know why we didnt get one years ago!! Inclosed is a pic of what our girls thought while we were setting it up!! I cant wait for our 6 week holiday at the end of the month, to try it out properly. Thanks once again. Sally Greg Lucy and Sophie Harth
Here are 2 photos of our Tambo Camper trailer with our Dirfta Kitchen taken at Robe SA in January.
We love the Kitchen so much & are so glad we chose the DPOR package. I know have everything kept in the kitchen & only need to add food to the pantry box for each trip. The storage drawer is fantastic & makes it all so much easier. Also very glad I got the extra drawer in the kitchen.
We have had lots of comments on it, & I just tell everyone how great it is, & our friends now refer to us as the “Glampers”
Thanks to Luke for setting it up to fit the Coleman stove I bought on eBay & had sent to Drifta.
Janine & Grant
G’day Luke and crew,
Just picked up our new Camper Trailer which come with the DPOR Package…. totally impressed with the gear, love how easily the kitchen sets up, the stoage box is massive, and the tucker box is just so handy, truly a great combo of gear. I’ve attached a pic of when we stopped road side for lunch and a cuppa….. Thanks for making a great product!!!
Just a short note to say how pleased i am with the dpor package first use at easter and all went well makes cooking and setting up so simple please pass on my thanks to all the staff
An excellent job will be looking at a few more things in the future
Luke and Team,
The DPOR was fantastic for our Easter camping trip. It made everything so simple. Some friends had a look and thought it was fantastic. I will pass your business card on to them. Thanks again!
Just wanted to let you know how much we love our Drifta kitchen – we bought a DPOR late last year and is has transformed our camping experience.
Also – you would be happy to know how strong and robust your kitchens are as we had a minor disaster last week when our (now we know – cheap imported) axle snapped on me when I was driving up to the Myall Lakes. Luckily I had just turned off the freeway, and was only doing about 60k’s on a windy stretch of road. We had quite a heavy landing as we ground to a screeching halt into the bitumen…
Anyway, my concern (after I checked the kids!) was that the kitchen was OK. We are now back home and have thoroughly checked the kitchen – it is absolutely fine! A bit of body work to fix on the trailer and we’ll be back camping again soon.
So – a big thank you again for making such a great product.
Kind Regards, Helen Lloyd-Martin
Just a quick email to say thanks for the quick delivery of my kitchen.
Also congratulations on such a brilliant product.
I am totally happy with it and it fits into the trailer like a glove.
The best part I have to say is that my wife loves it.
As they say, happy wife, happy life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks again Luke
Regards Mark Field
Hi Julie – could you please pass this email on to Natalie as we have collected our Kitchen and storage box yesterday from Startrack. They were very helpful and everything arrived in great condition.
Could you also let Luke know that we are extremely pleased with the job he has done – In my husband’s words – “That’s BLOODY AWESOME”!!!!
And thank you again for your speed on this Kitchen and storage box – it’s here just in time for our Journey Next Wednesday – 3 weeks camping at Quobba (Carnarvon) WA.
We will take some photos whilst we are away and forward through once we get back.
Again – Thanks so much!!!! Lisa Trembath
This is at Mungo National park 2010, we headed up to Broken Hill then Cameron cnr, Innaminka, Bridsville and beyond. I will take some of the drawer when I next open her up!
We are off to Cape York in July, cannot wait. I have just given the Kitchen a light sand and respray, its like new again.
Had our shakedown trip to Heathcote area. Found several things we have to improve, but not the kitchen. It was terrific.
Hope you like the photos.
Gary And Julie
Attached is some photos’s of our storage/pantry box you made for us.
Very happy with the finished product, as you can see it all fits in nicely and we still have lots of room for tables chairs etc.
Hope to get out bush soon to give it a good test.
Keep up the good work.
Firstly apologies for the delay in replying, we’ve been bush and haven’t had access to the internet.
The drifta package arrived, safe and sound and as Luke suggested it really easy to install. I’ve since added and in-line water pump, saves a fair bit on the hand pumping.
We are very pleased with our package, its great to have somewhere to store all our kitchen stuff that is easily accessible.
A great accessory for our camper.
beers, cheers Lloyd & Carol
Just wanted to say thank you for the great kitchen!
We came to visit you and your fabulous staff a couple of weeks ago and your suggestion to stay at Little Manning River on Thunderbolts Way near Barrington was awesome.
With kind regards
Suzanne and Richard Churm
Just a super-quick email to let you know we finally had our custom-made camper-trailer built by Australian Dirt Bike Campers, and the Drifta Kitchen we got with it is OUTSTANDING. EVeryone in the caravan park wanted to come through and see the setup, Mark (my other half) was only too happy to show them through.
The simple way that everything fits together/slides out easily on the teflon runner/fits in so much so we don’t have to have the 4wd stuffed full of stuff etc etc is magic. We also had a ‘return’ built on as well so the kitchn is an L shape. The bottom bit of the L has the top “bar” type bench, with another shelf underneath, which we use to put keys, wallets, pump soap, games, snacks etc ready and in easy reach. We bought a Primus stove to fit in the little stove hollow part, it got a bit of a work out but Mark went out and bought one of those Weber Q BBQ’s that everyone is banging on about these days, which probably got used a bit more. However the inside stove is perfect if you need to cook pasta, steam up dim sims for an easy lunch etc. The food box is nice and solid, and often doubled as a foot stool to get a leg up inside the camper when required (for me, the short one, that is…).
So a big AAAAA++++++ from us for the DRIFTA KITCHEN!! – Congrats and thanks heaps, hope you are all doing well up there!
Kind regards from Trish and Mark
I just sent off an email to Julie and thought I might send you one as well. The Giga Torch has arrived exactly when it should, and well packed. I tested it, and it’s perfect, just like you say it is! A great thing for camping, indeed emergency repairs requiring a blowtorch as well as starting the campfire. Snowpeak need to develop another adapter to suit the Coleman green propane cylinders and then it’ll be perfect! Anyway, this transaction is yet another example of the wondefrul and decent way in which you and your company conduct your business.
As promised here are a few photos of our new Drifta Kitchen.
We were camping near Pottsville when some of the photos were taken.
I hope you find them interesting.
We love the kitchen.
We just wanted to say a big thank you for our fantastic DPOR and DSB, which we used for the first time last weekend at Kiama.
We love it! the kids think we’re crazy to get so excited about another bit of camping equipment, but we can honestly say that it will transform our camping experience. Having everything in one place, and so well organised means no more rummaging around in plastic boxes that were too big, always breaking and cluttering up the place. We are surprised to have more space available in the car and trailer, as we had thought the kitchen would take up a bit of space. It’s even helped us streamline the whole packing and unpacking experience and cut out a lot of time. This makes for very happy campers!
We also really appreciated you taking the time to tailor the kitchen to our specific needs, and it fitted perfectly as soon as we slid it into place.
What a beautifully made Australian product – well done!
So thank you again, and we’ll send some photos next time.
Helen & Warwick Lloyd-Martin
Hi there Luke,
I contacted you guys a few months ago about getting a kitchen quote etc but never actually went through in the end. However, on Friday I picked up my new Sar Major camper trailer with one of your DPOR kitchens installed.
Can I just say WOW! And I mean WOW!! It is absolutely awesome. The wife and I have just spent the last few hours emptying our old kitchen Â“boxesÂ” and re-packing it into our new Drifta pull out. Brilliant. Exceptional quality, workmanship that only others can strive to achieve and an all round sensational product. I am glad that we optioned it as having been to quite a few Caravan/4WD shows, nothing comes close to your Drifta kitchens.
I was wondering if would be possible to order a couple of other things from you to add to the camper?
Well done on a great product, and congrats for not selling out like other Australian manufacturing businesses.
We thought you might like this photo we took when we stopped for lunch at Cunnamulla shows the kitchen nicely I think we love it.
The Schulz Family
Hi Julie and Natalie,
Our kitchen arrived yesterday and is just fabulous. (DPOR) We are very impressed with the quality and design features. What a great product! Now we look forward to taking it for its first trip over New Years.
Thanks again for your excellent customer service and speedy delivery. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Merry Christmas :)
Hi Luke and Julie – hope your Christmas was Merry!
We received our kitchen just prior to Christmas, and had great fun installing it. I am happy to say we are absolutely delighted with the fit and finish of the kitchen! Ordering online with my measurements did make me a bit anxious, but it fitted perfectly, and the quality of the kitchen is fantastic. We would be more than happy to recommend you to any other prospective buyers, and can make our camper available if you have anyone wanting to see one in the flesh before they commit.
Thanks for a great job, hope you make many more,
Shani Crawford and Peter Reid.
Natalie, the kitchen has arrived here today, I had Star Track deliver it to work and I will take it home with me tonight, I have had a good look and there doesn’t seem to be any damage , I must commend you guys on the packing of the kitchen, it’s great to see that you care about your product.
I can see now why when we were looking for a kitchen for our trailer we kept coming back to the Drifta product, once again, many thanks, I will send you some pictures once we have it set up in the trailer.
Just to let you guys know, I have unpacked the kitchen, all is great, I have already installed it in to the trailer, we even cooked dinner out there last night, works a treat, many thanks for a trouble free transaction and prompt service.
P.S. can you send us some of your brochures so we can give to people that are interested in the Drifter range, thanks.
Can you let Luke know that we are over the moon with the kitchen and storage box package’..
Regards. Peter Angel.
Used your DPOR package deal we purchased a few months ago, what a ripper.
Well, we did our first proper ‘bush’ trip with our camper and Drifta Kitchen. Lots of off road driving and it performed really well. Our baby is now crawling and eating lots so it was great to be able to make food and clean bottles comfortably and easily.
Here’s a few snaps. Unfortunately, not very tidy, but you can see how much fun we had!
We got to try out our new Drifta products last weekend.
We expected them to be good, and we were still surprised and impressed at the thought & attention to detail that has gone into them. The D100Mini, and the table, are very well thought out, very well built, customised to meet our requirements at no additional cost, and are an absolute pleasure to use.
We camp with our two kids in a Honda CR-V. Obviously not a large car, so space is limited. As you can see from the first photo, having the table built to an exact size allows us to fit it onto a frame in the back of the car and the table becomes a cargo shelf. This allows access to the kitchen and esky without unpacking the car, which was not possible before.
With the kitchen and table set up together, it fits neatly in the front of the oztent. It becomes the kitchen/pantry/table, and gets everything up off the ground. The whole unit is adjustable for height and level, and is much easier on my back.
The photo is our 2 year old, Amy, cooking us breakfast at Wollondilly River Station…well, pretending anyway.
We would like to thank you for the thought are care you put in to your camping products, for remaining proudly Australian Made, and for providing the quality products and service that mass production simply cannot compete with.
Love the products. Love the company. Love your Attitude!!
Adam & Kylie Gorman
I just wanted to say firstly that I apologize for taking so long to get back to you, and secondly that I am extremely happy with the job your guys did on my camper kitchen. It looks like brand new again.
The new legs look like they should do the job brilliantly, the retouching of the finish has brought it up to spanking again, and they even replaced the Nylon runners on the bottom which had suffered some damage. To be honest, I would have been totally satisfied with just paying for a new set of legs and fitting them myself, but you have far exceeded any expectations I might have had, and with no obligation to do so at all and didn’t even charge me for it. All I can say is thank you very much to you and your team for such a generous a service, the likes of which is becoming very rare these days.
very much in appreciation
Hi Luke, Julie and the Drifta team,
Thank you so much for my 2 new boxes, they are awesome, my kitchen is now complete!!! The service I received while at Drifta on Monday was first class; I am very pleased with your product and wish you all the best with this wonderful business.
I dare say I will see you guys again.
Thank you again
I’ve just returned from my epic western sojourn through outback Qld and the Kimberley. I had a Trackabout with a Drifta tailgate kitchen and my trusty Carback. The trip was a success, and I wanted to give you due credit for helping out. I could never pull off any of this stuff alone.
I need to chat to you about that custom kitchen for my Tambo too! I’m hoping to head south on a surfing trip for the mag later this year and tie a visit to your factory into that!
Hi Mark, the van set up is great, thanks for the good work and getting it done so efficiently on the Saturday, I was able to get to Byron the same day. The kitchen is great and the slide out drawers are a breeze. We had crappy camping weather but without the set up it would have been awful camping. As it was all the gear worked really well and we could pack up and get everything back in under cover quickly and get going if it threatened to rain.
Sorry for the delay, I meant to get back to you to let you know we received the kitchen last Wednesday. It arrived in excellent condition and we must congratulate your company, they do a damn fine job. We were very impressed with the kitchen and it looks magnificent, we are very happy campers indeed.
Just to let you know we had our first trip away last weekend and to say that it made our life easier was an understatement, my wife was incredibly impressed with the functionality and the ease of keeping everything in its place, and setting it up and packing it all away took only minutes.
We would like to thank you for your excellent service and product and you can be rest assured we will promote your product to our friends.
Lyn and Darren
Congratulations on the USA container. Your email did prompt me to find a photo where we are enjoying a quick roadside breakfast near Camooweal. We do luv our DPOR!
When I first floated the idea of the Big Road Trip my wife wasn’t too keen on it. I coerced her into it by promising I’d fix the trailer up with a kitchen to make it easier for us. As you know we did this before Christmas and tested it out in the Alpine region. The bottom line is after the 10,000km road trip in April my wife and girls wanted to keep going!
Regards, Peter Page
Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that we got our kitchen today and now very much looking forward to the Queens birthday long weekend to go camping. It looks great and can’t wait. There is only one problem, there was only one stubbie cooler (the wife didn’t get one) and not enough business cards. Friends have taken them all and were very impressed with your product, so maybe a few orders might be coming your way. Thanks again. Will email you after we have gone camping and let you know how it went
Chris & Melissa Poole
Hi Luke and Julie
Thank you for the new Camping Kitchen (DPOS) – It works a real treat – everything thing we expected.
Its a bloody brilliant product and I will recommend it to everyone!!
Thank you to all the team there.
Cheers Graeme Rowe
We have received our Drifta kitchen (DPOR PD) and it is wonderful. Thank you!
We have been away in our camper trailer this long weekend with a group of 5 families and the kitchen was the focal point for all our shared meals together. We were able to feed 10 adults and 13 children with ease thanks to the functionality and bench space provided by the Drifta. The pack up operation was also made much easier thanks to the storage drawer.
We had a few fellow campers claiming to have “camp kitchen envy”! Clever design and real craftsmanship. A wonderful addition to our camping set up.
Warren and Jo Strybosch
Luke and team,
our kitchen arrived safely in Gladstone today. Wow thanks so much I love it. Chris has been out tonight so I have been able to play. Deciding exactly where to put all the kitchen gear and what to put in the big drawer is fun and I can see their will be a few debates. We hope to camp this weekend and give it a run, pending rain as that’s all it does in Queensland. Anyway thanks everyone for a great product and I do like the colours.
Linda & Chris Ramsden
Yep all was sorted out I rang on the Saturday Morning to confirm the colour. The kitchen (DPOR) we ordered was delivered very promptly and certainly was as good as promoted, We have been on a few trips with it and can not believe how we managed without it. IT was very surprising when we first started to pack it, we just kept putting things in and was amazed at how much stuff we could fit in it. We ran out of containers of kitchen gear before we filled the kitchen. We are extremely happy with the kitchen.
All the best
Items received in good order Late Thursday.
Very happy with the products and they fit well to the trailer and the Prado.
My thanks to all the staff at Drifta, a professional organisation to deal with.
Hopefully in the near future you will be getting more calls from Cairns with new customers.
I am off with the 4WD Club tomorrow and am keen to show the set-up off.
Regards, Joe & Sally Serre
Luke Sutton, you are a legend!
Have read all your stories, about your hair-brained exploits in setting off into the wild blue yonder with only your initiative to get you through, how you met your beautiful wife and what she has had to put up with tagging along with you, how you have worked up to a great business.
Truly inspiring stuff mate.
Have loved reading about it.
G’day Drifta Crew,
Have used your DCB & Table and found it perfect for my style of camping. I went to Girraween National Park, just south of Stanthorpe, and despite the rain and freezing temperatures, we had a great time huddled under my Oztent awning.
Thank you again for a fantastic and genuine Aussie product, which truly stands out in a time where there are cheap imitations flooding the market.
Keep up the good work ! and keep it in Australia…. !
Congratulations, you have yet another happy customer.
Attached are a couple of pics of our customised DPOR in the Cavalier trailer and inside the annexe. The shortened return worked out well with the position of the annexe pole.
I was amazed at how much stuff could be packed into the kitchen unit that would otherwise have been in plastic tubs or similar, even though it was the first time we had used it. It certainly made life easy, both in the packing and in use.
I was very impressed with both the design and the workmanship – congratulations to you and your team.
Cheers, Colin & Chris Hunter
We have finally got to take our Drifta Kitchen (DPOR PD) out and absolutely love it!!!
We are extremely happy with it and have been recommending it to others.
Lee & Tania Donovan. Mt Isa.
Sorry if I am wasting your time, but I just want to say how interesting your web site is. So refreshing to read your down to earth approach and the interesting stories and adventure you have combined with your lovely wife.
Very well done.
Each time I pass through Gloucester along Thunderbolts Way, I will think of your informative web site, business and your wonderful advice and stories.
Have a nice day. Kevin
I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our recent purchases.
The service was very professional from start to finish.
I have attached a photo to show you how good it all looks.
Thanks again, we will definitely be using your company in the future
Claire and Rob Cole
I hope all is well for you and you got a bit of a break over the holiday period. Just received the mat and cheque thank you. I really want to compliment you on the excellent service and outstanding product. It is becoming a rare thing to find businesses that take such obvious pride in both their product and the service they deliver. I have just returned from two weeks camping on the Glenelg river with three families including six children. To say the kitchen got a test was an understatement (even withstood a 113kg guy falling over on it). It was used nonstop and totally ruined the possums night when they could not get into the tucker boxes.
I am sure you will have a couple of orders follow.
Please feel free to use any of this as testimonial and I will be sure to promote your company whenever possible.
Just a quick email to say thanks to you and your team, our new kitchen arrived on Friday and I spent this morning ripping out the old ‘metal’ box and installing the new Drifta Kitchen. Great bit of gear, well built with plenty of storage. I was surprised with how easy it was to install as well as setup and so much so my wife is very impressed and has now given me permission to buy the slide out storage box. I will grab some measurements through the week if that is ok and send them through to get that under way.
Thanks again to you and your and staff!
Daniel & Lawry Brownlie
Hi Guys/Gals –
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and lots of orders ins 2012
We love our camping kitchen and it worked so well in our Delica on our recent western trip.
So thanks for the great workmanship and the table was extra handy.
Annette & Peter Copland
Hi Julie – just a quick note to say that we LOVE our new kitchen! (DSO) it worked a treat, and while we were surrounded at the Crescent Heads campground by enormous rigs with hot and cold running water, air con etc, we felt we were really camping with a beautifully designed and constructed functional unit that did all that we needed with minimal fuss.
got our kitchen. (DPOR) We love it! Just what I was looking for – easy to pack, easy to get at, easy to set up, loads of bench and storage space, easy to cleanup and put away. thankyou for your help and great customer service in meeting my time lines.
Just letting you know our DPO PD arrived on Tuesday. WOW, we are so impressed. The craftsmanship is beautiful and the design is perfect. We were blown away by the quality of the kitchen. We haven’t wasted any time and the kitchen and drawer are in the camper and fully stocked ready to go, with room to spare ;) A big thank you to the whole Drifta team for making our purchasing experience fantastic. Your customer service is ace. Your product is remarkable.
Cheers, and here”s to happy camping!!
Ashley and Kristi Doran
Just letting you know that the kitchen arrived ok.,
Trevor is very happy with it. Please tell Luke that the stubby cooler will come in very handy on our travels, and that he has proudly put the sticker on the Prado. (It will be the first sticker to be placed on the vehicle !!).,
We read the article about Luke in the Courier Mail a couple of weeks ago. Trevor said to tell him not to go to China !,
Many thanks. Regards to everyone. Keep up the good work !!,
Regards, Gabrielle Watt,
(there was an article in the daily tele in May, about china wanting us to manufacture over there.. as I said in the article, there’s no way I’ll ever go to china, and as I said in my FAQ page, ‘they can get stuffed!’… luke :)
Just a short note to thankyou for the arrival of my Drifta package. It looks great and the wife is really happy with the layout of the kitchen. Thanks again for your excellent service.
As requested, we wish to advise that our DPOR package has arrived today.
We won’t get a chance to unpack it until the weekend, but I’m sure everything will be intact.
Please thank Luke and all the team for processing our order and requests.
You have all been terrific to deal with and I’m sure every time we use your product, we will be grateful for using such a great and organised Aussie company.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe new year and hope Santa is very kind.
Phil & Melissa Harding.
I received my DPOR Package Deal the other day and everything is as good as expected. The Storage Box and Kitchen work a treat. When I assembled the family in the shed for a dry run of the kitchen my 2 year old promptly pulled out one of the drawers sending it crashing to the floor, so as discussed I installed the spring loaded barrel bolts we talked about with the small blocks of wood as stoppers. It works a treat I only need to pull down on the bolts and the drawer can slide out for cleaning etc.
Thanks again Luke you and your team are building fantastic gear thats easy to use looks good and looks like it is built to outlast my trailer! Best of all its Australian Made. Well Done.
Best regards Ben Elwin
(I sent these small spring bolts to Ben, with some timber pakas. This is an easy solution if anyone else has this problem . luke )
Recieved my new Drifta DPOR from you guys and absolutely love it, it fits perfectly (to the millimetre) and is better than I thought it would be, it really finishes off my new camper perfectly. thanks so much for your help, its been fantastic to deal wtih another australian owned company with a great work ethic.
Ill be forever recommending your products to my friends and clients
Director – TTG Trailers
We are very happy with our DPOR package deal, it fitted perfectly into the trailer and we found it very easy to install and the workmanship was of a very high standard. Congratulations on a fantastic product, we will be showing it to all of our friends and recommending your products. We can’t wait to take it camping and test it all out.
I finally opened up the DSO, it looks great, and there’s even a stubbie holder!
Thanks for a great Kitchen, I’ll be sure to tell as many people as I can.
All the best
Got the kitchen and fitted it to the LR. I have to say it’s a beautiful thing. Perfect and the good-lady-wife loves it.
Thanks very much for the great customer service and product.
I would like you to pass on a big thank you to your crew for our new kitchen.
I have attached two photo’s of it ready to use.
It only took me 30 min’s to put on and we went camping two days later.
We were amazed at how much difference the kitchen made to our camper, something so simple made a huge difference.
I will not hesitate to promote your services as people comment on the kitchen.
Hi Emilia, Luke and Julie,
We couldn’t bear to waste all of that timber used for packing the kitchen, so Todd has turned his hand to making birdhouses – see attached.
Amanda and Todd Rintoul
(we cut up scrap ply, and make corners to protect the package deals/ drawers in freight. Love this idea :) luke
Firstly, I just wanted to say thankyou so much for all your efforts in arranging for us to pick up the DPOR PD last Sunday. It was a HUGE help for us, rather than having to come back for a day to get it. And thankyou so much to Andrew for giving up his time on a Sunday, we really appreciate it. I also sent an email to Luke to say what a great team of helpful friendly people he’s got.
Thankyou so much
Just letting you know the kitchen arrived today, yippee!! Thanks for your emails and wonderful service we are absolutely thrilled and looking forward to our next trip!!
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Kerrie and Graham from Sussex Inlet
We recieved our table a couple of weeks ago and have since had a chance to try it out at Tarra Bulga. As expected it works perfectly with our DPO kitchen providing more than enough bench space for meal preparation. Our original plan was to use the table as an option for extended camps stays and use the DPO for overnight stops however it works so well I think it’ll be used all the time. Thanks again for your assistance and guidance. The cook is very happy!
Rob & Bev Woolan
(rob had a DPO, then wanted some extra bench space, like the return on the DPOR. So this is a standard table, 1000 x 500 mm, then we have added a lower shelf underneath that clips in.. as you can see, it works great :) luke
Luke just letting you know that since we received our kitchen (DPO package deal) in September it has been on holidays through the North West of WA. We are very happy with it and it is standing up to the rough treatment on the roads up here. The tucker box even survived a little trip of it’s own with only a few scars when we forgot to shut the tailgate once!
I would just like to say thankyou for your customer service. You guys were great. Thanks very much and we’ll recommend you guys to everyone we can.
Kitchen arrived today, (DPOR PD) just in time. Well done and many thanks for a great product & service. It fits like a glove we’ll be the flashest campers at lake tinaroo this weekend!
Hi to all the Drifta Team.
We recently received our DPOR package and installed it as per the instructions on the net, yes we had a few beers. As my brother and i were installing it we had friends come over who had just returned from a trip to Darwin and they were amazed how simple but effective that the kitchen was, and they were sold when i showed them the brochure that was sent with the package.
Lauren and i have just returned from our first trip with the new kitchen, a weekend at Wilson’s Prom and it was excellent the kitchen has made life so easy.
We would like to thank you for our DPOR and look forward to our 12 months of travels around OZ with our excellent kitchen.
Cheers Andy and Lauren
Hi there Luke and everyone at Drifta.
We thought that you would like to see how our set-up went after the trailer was finally finished.
The Bushboy Camper was put together by Camping Country at Maroochydore here on the Sunshine Coast, but the trailer was made by Best Trailers at Caloundra. We designed how we wanted the kitchen to be fitted and they did the rest. The kitchen doesn’t take up the whole cabinet so we have about 300mm of storage space at the other end. As well you can see that we have a pole cabinet above the kitchen. It all works well. We have just had a small trip (a week and a half) to Queen Mary Falls near Warwick, and Kingaroy. We are so rapt in the whole set-up, especially the kitchen. For now we have put a wire basket under the stove housing plates etc., but I am going to fit a drawer there and have the plates etc. standing up between pieces of dowel. I think it should work well.
Once again many thanks, when we are down your way we will call in.
Keith and Loraine Taylor
How are you mate. Enclosed, we have attached photos the new Drifta Front Storage Box (DFSB), Storage Box (DSD) and DPOR Kitchen Unit you custom built and installed for our Cape York Adventurer camper trailer and for the D2D you built to suit our Pajero. We thank you so much for the quick organisation, construction and installation of the components and cannot thank you and your team enough for fitting our job into your busy work schedule.
All components fit the trailer like a glove and are easy to set up and disassemble. The smev 3 burner stove fits snugly into the cut-out you provided. We have since had a gas bayonet and water ballcock fitted to the rear of the trailer. These should make hooking up the gas and water much easier each time we wish to use the kitchen. The storage compartments within the DPOR should hold everything we need. The bench tops are fantastic and we should have more than enough room when preparing or cooking food. The build quality is outstanding and we cannot speak more highly of your product.
Again, we like to thank you and your team for a great Aussie product.
George & Nola Rogusz
Hi Luke and the team
Just thought i would send you a quick e-mail to thank you and your ingenious team on a great piece of camping kit.
The kitchen arrived yesterday and was swiftly erected with much excitement, very easy very clever a sign of a well thought out good design.
We will im sure have many happy camping trips with this kit in tow, the first is now planned for the end of this month. I will put up your flyer’s in work and will enjoy a cold one or two with the stubie holders you kindly packed.
I have recived the clips in the mail, thank you very much for these and for the customer service, even almost 12 months after we intially purchased the unit.
I will be passing on all the good points of the unit and dealing with your company to any one we meet on our trips and those that spark a conversation between trips.
Just a quick note of thanks to you and your team in the manufacture and installation of our kitchen and storage box (DPOR PD) . The service and product you provide is just fantastic.
We have received our drifta package and have unpacked and fitted it, the quality and fit of this unit as it was made to measure is exceptional, all extras we ordered were with the pack when it arrived, I can not speak highly enough of the service we experienced from you and your team, the delivery time was truely unexpected as it was incredibly fast, this is a credit to you and your team. A true Aussie company with true Aussie values in service. We will send some photos after our next trip.
Thanks this was an excellent, pleasant experience.
Rob and Melinda Walker
We bought a Drifta in 2005. We took it to Fraser that first year and almost everywhere since. I say almost everywhere. I went to the Victorian High country at Easter and left the Drifta at home. Big mistake! I missed it sorely. So as a result, it’s going to the Cape in July!
Heres a photo of a recent camp at one of our “spots”.
Goods arrived today and we unpacked them straight away. Very impressed and am sure once we fit the new kitchen to the trailer and draws to the Triton we will be even more impressed. Please accept my congratulations on not only producing such a great product but on the express delivery time, the excellent manner in which you dealt with us and the terrific level of communication throughout the whole purchase. There are bucket loads of businesses who would do well to take a leaf out of your book! Great stuff all round.
We purchased a right hand side DPOR from you about 15months ago. It is the best investment to our camp gear ever. You should really be congratulated as the design is fantastic. We would recommend to anyone and we do, that this is the best kitchen by far. Many people have commented on it and we cannot praise you guys up enough.
Thanks Heaps and have a good day.
Hi Luke and your fantastic team
We have recieved our kitchen and are more than happy with it. We would like to tell you how happy we were with the service and communication we recieved.
You have a great team that made buying our kitchen easy. We will be sure as we are on our travels that we will let other travellers know about your fantastic product and the great service we recieved.
Wayne and Wendy Vandertuuk
Hi luke and staff, thankyou for prompt delv of DPOR, i now have installed unit and ready to travel. it looks better than expected am well pleased thanks guys for great service will recommend you anywhere I travel. hey must go plan next trip so cheers.
our kitchen arived safely on thurs , ian and i fitted it on the weekend, fitted perfectly! thank you for your help and your propt service, if we or our camping mates need anything else we will not hesitate to call you.
thanks again, ian n robyn perth wa :]
Just want to pass on our thanks to yourself and your staff who were most helpful on Friday when we arrived to collect our camp kitchen. I have now loaded it up ready to go and pretty sure we are going to get a lot of use of out of it. We cannot wait to go away in September and show it off to all our friends!!
Vicki & Terry O’Gorman
The DPOR arrived a day earlier than Star Track thought.. Anyway the Drifta product looked even better in the flesh.. loved the top.. I played with it in the garage for about an hour when I got home tonight.. Can’t wait to do the mod’s on the Trek Bwana and have this baby in it’s new home.. then to load it up with the right utensils.. back to your website of course..
Thanks for your easy manner, the bonuses, informative website and a value for money product.. I can’t wait to use it in the rough.. More power to you Luke for ignoring the imported options and giving some Aussie kids some real skills and opportunities..
PS I think you’re all great by the way. I have trawled every page of your website. I came across it 18 months by accident and kept revisiting it and thought when and If we do the camper trailer I am getting a drifta. We were lucky enough to camp next to one at the Grampians last Easter so i got to see it up close. The couple were blown away as from 5 metres away i yelled out and said ‘is that a Drifta?’ the reply ‘Yep come on over and check it out we know you want to’. And the rest is history.
We’ve read all the testimonials. So looking forward to unwrapping the goodies.. i believe we will need at least an hour.
Thanks luke & team the drifta arrived yesterday. (DPOR) It is soooooo great! Paul is a cabinet maker & is very impressed with the quality of workmanship.We love it & are excited about our camp trip.
Thanks again Paul & Debbie Douglas
G’day Luke, we have just bought a new Trackabout trailer and it comes with the DSO kitchen, just wanted to let you know that we think it’s a bloody beauty! We spent 10 days coming home after picking up the trailer and found the DSO a terrific addition to our camping setup, great design and easy to set up and use! Anyway just a small thank you for such a great design.
Regards, Mick and Lea Broughton
We received our package on Friday and now on the trailer, packed & ready to go for Easter.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your great service & great product.
Wishing your business all the best for the future (with the standard of service I received, I don’t think you will have a problem)
Will proudly display & recommend the Drifta name with confidence.
Many thanks again
Received the DPOR PD today. Have installed it this afternoon. Everything is good and fits well. The length is right on and would be a problem if it was a couple of mm longer which means I am getting maximum use of space.
I’m off camping for a few days next weekend (19th Feb) so will give it a good test then and maybe take a few photos.
Thanks for the good service and thank Luke for the extra stubbie cooler.
Apologies for delay in response, but goods actually arrived on Wed 02.06.2010 – kitchen was in perfect condition upon arrival.
Thanks again for prompt service, great communications and brilliant product – kitchen was so easy to put into trailer ….perfect fit, no wasted space, (worth every cent) !!!
Jules & James
Sorry I am late but we received the kitchen on Tuesday afternoon, I was a little dissapointed as I did not get to unpack the unit, my partner has beaten me the task. We have since loaded all of our kitchen equip in and are off this weekend to give it a go.
Package arrived today in great order and it fits perfectly. Oh yeah, bring on the camping days again (in family mode this time!)
Please pass on a big thank you to the team for building & getting it here in great condition with all our expectations met, thanks again Luke for your patience educating me in gas stove sizing & solutions.
We will fly your flag high to interested persons.
Paul & Nicole Simkin & family
Received our kitchen yesterday afternoon – all good.
We had a late dinner last night as we got a bit carried away installing and re-packing into the camper.
Fits like a treat – great job – thanks to all
Cheers Terry Clements
My kitchen arrived safely and I fitted it yesterday. Wow! what a fantastic difference! Superbly made and a perfect fit, we are absolutely delighted.
Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to all the staff at Drifta Kitchens; I will be recommending you to everyone.
Just letting you know that everything arrived well and in good condition. Thankyou for everything that you did, it looks great and fitted in very easily. I am sure we will have alot of fun times with it.
Thanks again John Carey
Thank you for your e-mail. The kitchen arrived safe and sound Monday. What a fantastic Christmas Present!!! Thank you so much to the team at Drifta for prompt and reliable service.
Your team has been fantastic with their customer service and the kitchen and bedside table were exactly as described.
Thank you so much again. Well done!! We will certainly be looking at Drifta again to purchase future items.
Andrew & Wendy Marsh
Ours good arrived yesterday,I have just opened them up and not a mark on anything. Very happy with your service and product,I will be singing your praises to anyone that asks.
thanks again, matt
Just thought we’d let you know how rapt we are with the DPOS Kitchen we received today! When you see it online you think its great but to actually get one and set it up its an engineering artwork. Congratulations to you and your staff for creating such a fantastic kitchen. My Mrs can’t wait to get it into full swing on our next trip. Thankyou so much for such a wonderful, Aussie made product that we can truly be proud of purchasing.
Greg, Sheena & Tiah
Apologies for the delayed photos of the new DRIFTA kitchen you custom-built for our Aussie Swag trailer. It fits in the existing box like a glove and is so easy to set-up. It is fantastic! Just what we wanted and fits everything we need.
We managed to put the cutlery in the top drawer with tea towels, cooking utencils in second drawer and in the third drawer we had 6 plates, 4 bowls, 4 cups and a coffee mug! The two storage compartments can hold everything else we need including dishwashing liquid, chux, cling wrap, cutting boards etc! We can fit everything inside the kitchen to store when travelling and once set up we can use the shelf underneath that folds out. The benchtops are fantastic and we have plenty of room when preparing and cooking!
The workmanship of the kitchen is just remarkable, we cannot speak more highly of your service and quality. We thankyou so much for the quick organisation of building the kitchen for us – perfect timing for our trip to Fraser Island. Everything was just perfect! You have definitely made our camping trips much more easier and ‘home-like’. We cannot thank you enough! It definitely had a workout during the Fraser trip with many many more to come!
We have attached some photos of our new set-up for you.
Again, thankyou so much!
Allison & Simon
I have been meaning to get back to you since purchasing a couple of the Drifta Swing Out kitchens for my Bell Escape campers that I hire out, Since January they have both been out around a dozen times and have had nothing but raves about how great they are, no problem with the set up for first time hirers which is a bonus, The quality, design and construction is first class and will surely add them to the other trailers.
Thanks again for the top service and honesty in your products. Hope to meet you again..
John & Sue Wilson
Generationx Camper Hire
thanks luke, great product,great thought great workmanship, arrived in great condition, go you aussie, great job well done.
Dave and Vicki
Got those bits yesterday and put it together last night and is sitting perfectly. Really appreciate your help. Looking forward to using it this weekend. Could you notice the bend in the old one? Gotta say your after sales service is extremely impressive. I will be displaying my Drifta with pride!
Our kitchen arrived today (DPOR), really impressed on how easy it is to set up and the quality of workmanship, thanks for a great product can’t wait for our next trip to use it.
Cheers Tom & Ne’chelle Hernandez
We have not long arrived home and checked out our new Drifta kitchen! We are yet to pack everything into it, but it is wonderful! You have done such a great job in such a short time! Thankyou so much! We are looking forward to getting it set up and using it on our trip to Fraser Island. Dad mentioned about the photos…will definitely be taking lots of them and forwarding them on to you! Thankyou again, will be in touch when we get back!
Simon and Allison
Sorry about the delay in letting you know that i received my kitchen. It was received in perfect condition, very well packed thanks. Very happy with the craftmanship and finish. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buying any of your products.
Thanks again. Shane Male
Sorry for the delay in telling you HOW GREAT YOUR DRIFTA KITCHEN IS!!! We only picked up our camper on Friday and that was the first time we really had a chance to look at it (it has been with the Down Under Campers since you delivered it directly to them).
Hubby, who had actually had a chance to play with it on site at Down Under was suitably impressed with the workmanship and design. But the true test was our first trip on the weekend ….
To say the kitchen was AWESOME was an underestimate. We fitted all of a kitchen box in the camper, plus kettle, fire extinguisher and lots of bits and pieces easily. The layout was fantastic and logical, and the workspace height superb. Even Hubby had to christen it before me … no more of that bent over sore back preparing meals. The specially designed pantry box you made was also perfect. The kids card table (that was measured and designed to sit between their beds) also worked a treat … and we had to coax them away from it in the mornings. There was certainly a bit of kitchen and table envy happening on the weekend.
Thanks again for all you patience with our designs, all my questions (which you always answered), and your fantastic workmanship. We certainly will be an outspoken advertisement for you.
Paola & Mike Chivers
Just a couple of pic’s from our last trip… nothing exciting,just a few of the kitchen in the background doing what they do best…what a difference the package made though with the storage of everything being so organized and easy to get to anytime,made for a much more pleasant trip.
Gary,Michelle and kids.
Just got back from a trip around Victoria including the Great Ocean Road. The units went into the trailer with no dramas whatsoever. We had a great trip away and were met with envy every time that we setup. I was as proud as punch to extol your products and company, emphasising on the prompt and accurate communications.
Please thank Luke and the lads in the workshop on their skill and attention to detail. As a carpenter/joiner myself it was a pleasure to see that the guys have pride in their workmanship and trade.
I have included a couple of pics of the kitchen in use. Hope you can use on your website.
Again, Thanks heaps,
Graham & Cheryl Lucas
Just letting you know that the kitchen arrived safely last Thursday. I fitted it in straight away to use on the weekend and it was bloody fabulous. Having an engineering background I was really impressed with the design and the build quality. The fact it was made in an Australian country town by young Aussies was a real selling point for me and I’ll definitely give it a good wrap whenever the topic should arise. Please pass on my thanks to Luke and the team there. I look forward to dropping by on our extended trip up NSW coast in the early part of 2010.
Just to let you know that our DPOR PD turned up yesterday on time and in good nic,not a scratch on it,not that i am surprised with all the packing protecting it,it took longer to unpack it than it did to install it into the trailer…Any way it’s in and in time for this next trip so thanks for building it so quick and getting it to me,everything fits spot on and we are very happy with it.
received our drifta camping kitchen very happy with it and would also like to thank you and your team for the great service that you have given to us please pass on our thanks to all.
tony and salena miller
Just a note to let you know that the DPOR arrived this morning.
The way it was packed ensured that there was no damage whatsoever, and the quality of the gear is second to none. The workmanship that has gone into the kitchen is something that Luke should rightly be proud of. My wife was especially taken with the finish and the size of the kitchen, in fact saying that it’s the best thing I’ve bought recently, even better than the diamond ring I bought her for Christmas.
Whilst the kitchen will get its first use next weekend when we head out with the club to Inskip Point, it’s first major workout will be at Camp Coffs over Easter.
Thank you once again for a fantastic product.
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.
Just let you know we are wrapped with the kitchen, and have it finally fitted in the van. It works really well, and we get lots of comments on it.
I’ve attached some photos to show you how we have it set up.
It’s amazing how many people spend a fortune on a caravan with a internal kitchen, and then cook outside because they don’t want food smells in the van! GO FIGURE!!!!!
Thanks great product.
cheers John Ral and family
Apologies for not getting back to you sooner but I have been out playing off-road. Thanks for all the effort, received the kitchen (DPOR PD) on schedule and had a perfect and easy fit to the trailer. Been away in the Simpson since and it works perfectly with the wife actually giving me a hard time as to why I had not done the kitchen and storage box earlier. Certainly makes a trackside stop or overnight camp much easier and sink/basin/stove and bench-top layout is great. Please pass on a well done to Luke and team, the design, ingenuity and construction are great and it certainly passed the baptism of fire with corrugations and heavy off-road use. Cleaned all the red dust and sand out, got caught in the second dust storm, and all looks good as new.
Once again, well done all round and all the best with the business. I will certainly be recommending the product and your company.
We received DSO on Friday morning. All in great condition and installed it on the weekend. Very happy with the unit and very happy with the customer service we have received since our first contact.
Michelle and Ian Keys
Just letting you know the kitchen and storage box arrived looking good. I installed it on the weekend and it fitted up perfectly. Looking forward to having a play with it.
Thank you and your guys for your efforts, and I’m sure I’ll be recommending your gear on my travels.
The package arrived in good order on Saturday.
The set up is brilliant, just what we need for my strict requirement be an totally organised camper!! My wife is very impressed, but it has now brought her attention to the fact the kitchen in the house is old and shabby…. Unfortunatly the camper trailier has still not been delivered by the manufacturer, hope to get it this week so we can go away in early December. Your prompt delivery was was much appreciated.
Our new DPOR PD arrived on Friday morning unmarked we are very happy with it. The workmanship can’t be faulted and it is more than I expected. Everything fits and works so well. We are all looking forward to using it this coming weekend.
Will keep in touch and let you know how well everything goes.
the Kitchen arrived on todaya all in good condition as we have unpacked it today and will install it soon. The kitchen looks great and i am sure we will get good use of it .
Thank you and the rest of your team for producing good Aussie products and the easy manner in all aspects of our purchase. We will be showing it off on our Christmas break and will recomend your Drifta Team to any one that comes near us!
Regards Arthur & Sue Starr
Luke and Emilia,
The kitchen arrived today and it looks absolutely magic, beautifully built too. I’m absolutely delighted with it.
My thanks to the whole team at Drifta
I have just taken delivery of my DPOR. Settup is a breeze. Unit is fantastic. Look forward to installing it in my camper tomorrow
The Drifta kitchen and boxes arrived today all intact. Thanks for your help when ordering and thanks (to everyone) for what is a well-made and practical product.
Hi Emilia,sorry for the delay. The kitchen arrived safely last Thursday,didn’t unpack it till the weekend where I found your note to reply.Checked it all out very happy with the kitchen and very happy with the customer service .Keep up the good work.
Another happy camper.
Regards Leisa Vidler. PS.only one problem,my husband and I have to fight over the beer cooler.!!!!!!
The order arrived today! Fantastic.
I have attached some photos for you but thanks for a fantastic job, it looks awesome and the wife is pretty happy as well.
Just some mucking around now to get it all held in place but nothing some tech screws, silicone and runners can not fix. As you will be able to see my next job is the wiring, a good wet season job I am thinking.
Thanks again, I will recommend your products to anyone I come across and I note the positive comments made about your gear in the latest camper trailer australia magazine; all well deserved.
Thanks for the prompt service we are currently camping at Anglesea and loving our new kitchen package set up Good Job, Australian companies like yours should be commended for employing Australians and helping keep some of the much needed skills here in Australia.
Keep up the Great work!
I received the kitchen last Thursday, Thank you.
Drifta’s service team are outstanding. I spoke to Luke on Monday about our Kitchen dimensions and it was built and delivered in 3days to Sydney. My business is in service and know what it takes to deliver top quality service.
Luke and the Drifta team have a top quality product and excellent service. I am very happy and would recommend Drifta to anyone.
The DFSD arrived yesterday (Friday 28th) safe and sound. We’ve slid it into the trailer, and it is a perfect fit.
Thanks very much for your good communications and friendly, efficient service. The box will be a boon for our camping arrangements. Looks to be very well made as well.
Purchased a ‘package’ from Cavalier and we used it last week when we travelled up the Oodnadatta Track. It worked brilliantly over some pretty rough terrain and we could’nt be happier
Thanks for your e-mails they were appreciated
My DFSD Arrived safely on Tuesday 4/9/09, ( Inv # 3862 )
Thankyou to the team at Drifta for the Quality and Service, GO AUSSIE.
I am saving up some more pennys to order the rest of the Kit on my wish list.
Thanks again Newton Harvey.
PS Thanks for the Stubbie holder, The Beer tasted just that bit better last night :-)
Thanks for the follow up call. The camp kitchen came in perfect order. It has been installed and fits like a glove. I have been away camping a couple of times already and everything has functioned very well. This is a great product and well made. Thanks to you all and I look forward to years of camping with my young family and the drifter kitchen
kitchen set up is great. petrol stove looks nice in it. miranda was happy to see there was a table with it to match the laminate of the kitchen.
thanks for the stay,
Thanks again for the quick response. 2 days from order to delivered has to be a record for me anyway. Box arrived without issue and is nicely at home in it’s new trailer. This is going to make life soooooo much easier.
Great to do business with you!
Received the kitchen today, unpacked it and amazed. Looks very good. My compliments to Nathan, well done mate. Will report again after fitment and the first trip. Your service from order to delivery is very good and I am happy parting with my money, the return is well worth it.
Sorry I didnt reply sooner, I ment to take a better picture of the drifta in action on our maiden voyage but forgot. Although as you can see from the photo I barely had time to scratch myself. You can see the Drifta in the background slaving away silently doing what it does best, it certainly made meal time a lot less stressful. We are very pleased with it so thank you and if we are ever down that way we will drop in and say hi,
Regards Clayton & Trudee
Simon and Leah Westcott from Brisbane here, just wanted to let you know that we received our Drifta Kitchen without any hassles.
We are super impressed with the quality of the product and the service we have received from you has been second to none.
Thanks so much,
Simon and Leah
Hi there Emilia,
We have just recieved our kitchen and are extremely happy. Can’t wait to use it on our trip up to Cape York in 3 weeks. We are heavily involved in a 4WD club and this will be the third “drifta” in the club and we will be guaranteeing other members buy from you. Thank you for everything.
Cheers Natalie and Kelvin Nayler
We picked up our kitchen and storage boxes yesterday. We are extremely happy with the quality of workmanship and how well everything fits in our trailer. The front storage drawers are great, and the kitchen is fantastic. Thank you for your help with getting everything we wanted seem so easy and that nothing we asked for was too much trouble. We are heading out Queens Birthday weekend for a few days, can’t wait to use it all.
Thanks again, Dean and Kerrie McKeiver.
Thank you very much for our new camp kitchen and boxes – our camper trailer looks very impressive now.
Your prompt delivery was appreciated and everything looks extremely well made.
Joel and Deb Redman
Emilia, package has arrived, I cannot open it to confirm contents and condition until I get it home from here but it certainly looks well packaged. I can’t wait to open it and get it all set up Thank you to you and all concerned for your excellent service.
Hi Luke and crew,
Thank you for our new kitchen, I can’t wait to use it. It looks great. A special thank you to Emilia for keeping in contact with us about the job and delivery. It arrived in good condition and only took 2 minutes to set it up the first time. I am sure it will give me years of pleasure. Once again, thanks. Birdsville and Marree here we come.
Janice and Noel.
Hi Luke and the team,
We just wanted to let you guys know that we are absolutely wrapped with the kitchen you guys made for us. It is top notch and is so easy to set up and pack up. We are heading of for 4 weeks at the end of June and your kitchen is going to make our trip so much more enjoyable.
We will happily spread the “Drifta” word to anyone looking for a kitchen for their camper.
Thanks again and we wish you continued success with your business.
Ralph & Michelle Weller
Hello Alisha, I picked up the kitchen last week and installed it over the weekend and can report that everything fitted correctly and my wife and I are very happy with it. You have a very efficient assembly line and delivery system. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of your crew.
Kitchen arrived today – we have spent this evening setting it up and are thrilled with it! Roll on Friday morning when we get to use it…
Many thanks for your prompt service and excellent communication. We have no doubt that we’ll be the envy of many over the Easter weekend and have no hesitation in recommending you guys.
We have just recieved our Kitchen today we are very happy & excited and thank you very much for you help and effort to get it to us by easter. My husband is cooking tea tonight out side on it as he cant wait to go camping on the weekend! Wow i think I have worked out a way for him to cook Ya!!!
Angie & kim Tomkinson
We’ve finally received our Camping Trailer complete with the new DPOR camping kitchen. What a difference it makes compared to our previous arrangements! We took the trailer to one of our favourite paces, Ferndale Park and set up there. What a difference! The kitchen was easy to set up and pack away. The bench space make it easy to forget you’re camping, and everything’s in a logical place and order. Congrats to you and your team for a job well done!
Received kitchen yesterday, all fitted! Fantastic cheers! Love it.
The Kitchen arrived today.Thankyou for doing it so quickly I’m very pleased with it and I’m especially pleased with how well made it is and the professional way that you run the business.
HI Emilia,and everyone at drifta kitchens,
We received kitchen and we are thrilled with it.
Easy to follow instructions.
It is very well made, and it was nicely finished off. Excellent job. We cant wait to go camping again. Maybe my husband will enjoy camping a bit more, now we have a nice kitchen. I’m really glad I found your site.
We are proud to stick the sticker on the back of our trailer.Thanks for the stubbie holder.
thanks again guys.
Jeff & Pauline
I received my DPOR Package yesterday in A1 condition and set it up. Looks great, very motivating. No more living out of tubs on the ground with the 5 little ones.
Thanks for the great service and everything.
SGT Sean Healy
Hi Luke and team,
Thank you so much for our fantastic kitchen. We received the DPOR package deal and could not be any happy with the product and your wonderful fast service. Everything was as we asked and I was like a kid with a new toy when putting all our kitchen things in. It was so easy to install that my husband and I put it in together with no issues. We have an Oztrail camper so we had to remove the struts to fit the DPOR in but with having the storage box we don’t have to open the door under the bed so this was not a problem at all. We used it for the first time on the March long weekend in Vic and our friends could not believe how compact it all was. We have two young children and with the kitchen it made getting meals a lot easier and faster because everything was at my fingertips.
Once again thank you for your wonderful service and product.
Paula & Steve Collins
Just wanted to say thankyou so much for your efforts in getting us our kitchen to us within a week……I appreciate it…
We used the kitchen last weekend when we took our three children away and it has made my life so much easier when it comes to keeping the campsite organised and getting meals prepared with ease….I love it…
My husband was at first sceptical that we needed something that big that would be huge when all set up ready to go, but he can now see what a great kitchen it really is….
We have a small issue with one of the drop down legs being bent on the return which makes getting that one leg to drop down a two handed (or for me a two person) job, but apart from that everything has been great….
Hi Tania, thanks for your e-mail… sure, glad you like it…. yeah, one must have got damaged in freight?? Do you want me to send you a new one?? Luke
Thanks Luke, we received the replacement leg, thanks again for your very professional service…….it is a credit to you
I would like to thankyou for the fantastic service you and your company gave me in relation to the minor issue I recently had ,and to say a big thanks for the extra box you made for us its awesome.
I have told Johnny at trackabout that your kitchens are an absolute asset to his company and have spread the word to all we meet at camping sites about your company. ( My wife says its the least we can do and I agree , we seem to talk about the kitchen more than trailer. Don’t tell JT !
I received a DPOR from you guy’s late last year. I was the fireman working at Lismore and you shipped it up to there for me. My wife loves it and everytime we use it she falls in love with it more and more. Our trailer is fully aluminium and is chequerplate on the floor which was harsh on your runners and I remember people discussing this on your web page a while ago. For your info. I solved this by using some old carpet squares along the length of the kitchen and because of the rubber backing it does not slide around and it saves the runners from grinding. Also it runs beautifully on the carpet. Just a little tip that may help some others. Thanks for the great product,
Hi Luke and your team,
Thanks for your excellent help and constant advice when we purchased our Drifta kitchen and storage box. Your products are made with great care and quality and cannot fault them. With us having a family of six, the kitchen is perfect for making our camping trips more organised and smooth running – no more digging through plastic boxes !!!!!
The team of workers that you have, need a big pat on the back for making such great Aussie products which are affordable and easy to use, with a very quick delivery time.
Thanks again and we will sure be getting the name Drifta kitchens out there on our camping trips !!!
Melissa Thornton and family
We received the kitchen and storage box this morning. It is awesome! Can’t wait to get out there and use it. Great Australian craftsmanship. Being a small business owner in the manufacturing game ourselves, we love to support aussie made and owned companies. Please pass our gratitude on to the workshop.
Kind regards Matt and Kendra Penn.
Hi Luke & Team,
We purchased a full Drifta kitchen off you in april last year for our Trackabout camp trailer and just have to say a proper thanks.
It has been an excellent investment and we have used it now quite a few times, and we would highly recommend it to anyone, in fact we have just recommended drifta to some friends of ours who have just bought their first camp trailer.
It has made camping for us so much more organised and neat, everything has a place and its so easy to get to.
So thankyou Luke, for you & your teams great efforts and promptness with our Drifta when we first made enquires & purchased it, it was a great purchase.
Trevor & Amanda Reis
kitchen arrived safely and i am impressed .
thanks a lot for quick turn around from time off order to delivery.
Great service, you should all be proud. Would recommend you guys , no hesitation
Hi Luke and Kiyomi,
Just a short note to let you know how Drifta Camping Kitchen No.328 saved my husbands life last Wednesday evening.
We were camping in a caravan park when a big wind storm came through. Jamie (my Husband) was trying to hold onto a gazebo when a tree fell down and hit him on the head and shoulder. The tree was stopped from falling all the way to the ground by our Drifta. Jamie was able to roll out of the way as soon as he was hit, he ended up spending the night in hospital under observation for head injuries.
Drifta has recieved minor damage with a few bent hinges and a broken front Right hand slide. ( where the door slides into). The 2 burner gas stove is now a little squashed. Our car was not so lucky and has had to be trucked back to Adelaide. Drifta is a wonderful piece of camping equipment and we are very thankful that he is built as sturdy as he is.
Dellena, Jamie, Bradley and Mark.
I got this D300 back and fixed it up for free, but there was very little damage, and only took about an hour to repair.
The kitchen (DSO) arrived on Monday – all in good condition.
The overall finish of the kitchen is impressive and looks to be very well built. My wife is most impressed. It has been a pleasure dealing with you.
My husband and I would like to say thank you very much for our new kitchen. It arrived safely yesterday afternoon and we have set it up and it looks fantastic.
We love the colour of the laminex, so thank you, good choice. I am sure we are going to enjoy our next camping trip and I can’t wait to use it.
Thank you so much for getting this to us so quickly and the workmanship is something to be very proud of.
Thank you again for everything.
just thought Id let you know that our new drifta kitchen etc arrives today.
I had to get it delivered to work as there is no one at home during the day…so have opened up and all looks to have survived the journey to Tassie.
Many thanks for your prompt and professional service.
Hope you all have a great Christmas
Ian & Jane Abraham & family
Just wanted to drop you a note about our recently used new kitchen.
In January last year you helped me get a Drifta 300. As we had already taken our yearly trip, the kitchen arrived a short time later, so we put it in storage with the rest of our gear.
We took it with us on our last trip and my wife Michelle was thrilled with it. She loved the height and extra space was a big bonus as we weren’t packing things up to do the next thing for meals etc. as we have had to in the past. The thing I liked was the pack up and loading for the trip home. It was quick, easy and very simple to set up and put away. On getting home, I opened it all up again to give it a good clean before storage and a friend commented on how easy it was but also how sturdy it was as well.
We had a couple of curious lookers and we gave them your website address, so you may get a couple of new orders.
Thanks again for a fantastic product and I’ll be in touch if we ever need anything else you make.
Just thought I’d let you know that we recently used our new Drifta kitchen (DPO) on a ten day trip to Robe in SA. The kitchen was fantastic. It provided plenty of space for food preparation, stacks of storage space and everything packed away perfectly. Apart from our camper trailer, it was the most significant purchase we have made for our future camping experiences and, we could not be happier.
We forgot to take photo’s of the kitchen ‘in use’… but will make sure we do so next time and I’ll send you a couple.
Once again thank you very much for helping us with the timing and delivery of the kitchen.
Hi ,just a quick email to let you know the kitchen turned up today.Only 1 problem,the damn thing was packed too good and we could’nt get it open fast enough,Ha Ha.It was installed within the hour with a little help from my 12 yr old son.And i must say we (even the wife) are all very impressed.The workmanship is fantastic and its going to suit our needs to a tee.Seriously though i would like to thank all at Drifta for GREAT service and a GREAT product,but i’d also like to give a special Thank You to Emilia as she was the person i dealt with,Thank you.
p.s Its been a pleasure doing business with you,once again Thank You.I’ll send some pics when we venture out next with the camper.
Kevin Roberts (DSO kitchen)
I just thought Id drop you a line which I have been planning on doing for the last 12 months but business has kept me busy. Included please find two photos of the units I bought off you and the way they work at an Extravacamp. As prototypes there are things that I would like to change on the next model but all in all Id like to thankyou for an excellent product. These two units get loaded in and out of the truck nearly every weekend and scrub up beautifully and work seamlessly.
Id recommend them to anyone but your probably to busy and would rather I didnt Im sure???
Once again, thanks for the excellent Oz made products.
Well as you can see it has all come together and we have now used our float almost a dozen times with our new fit out!
The eyelet catches on the side of the kitchen to keep closed whilst you zip are a god send!
We are eyeing out your web site looking at tables and a box for food etc so we can really be set up. We are also still looking at putting an awning over the kitchen too.. where does the wish list stop? :)
Perseverance all round has paid off! We get a lot of lookers and send them to your site so hopefully they will turn into buyers for you.
Natalie, Matt, Thomas and Joshua !
PS AGAIN this weekend we are off for 2 days so easy even with a 3½ and 2 year old! We will try and get a better shot for your web site!
We were thrilled to receive our drifter kitchen so quickly and in time for our trip. Thank you so much for the speedy delivery and a great product. Everyone in our camp now wants one. We will proudly display your sticker on the back of our camp trailer as we are so happy with the kitchen and the way it works.
Brett and Shereen Collins
Just a quick note to advise that we picked up our DVC today. Please accept our appreciation to you and your staff for the excellent service and fantastic quality. This was a last minute purchase and we thank you for the prompt and courteous service extended to us. If we have a chance on our way back down the coat we will try and pop in to see what other products you make and what might suit our VW Transporter for future fit out.
Christina and Mario
Luke and Emilia,
Jade and I purchased a DPO RHS and small storage box in June and left on a trip about 4 days later. We pulled up at about 7:30pm and by 9pm we had eaten and packed up and were in bed.. What a fantastic product. It has certainly made our thoughts of camping stress free and we can not wait to go again. Jade is looking forward to the day that she is allowed in the kitchen!
Thankyou again for your fantastic Australian made product, I will be recommending your products to anyone I come across.
Just got back from another trip with the Austrack camper with my Drifta DPOR package.
Two weeks a Hawks nest NSW (northern shores of port Stephens / mungo brush national park) with the whole family. The kitchen / and draw worked great and became a conversational topic quite regularly with fellow campers and passes buy.. The ol girl relly enjoyed herself on the trip and part of that was due to the Drifta kitchen. Meal times were easy to organise and clean up.
The slide out draw makes it easy to store and access camping items and helps keep the campsite clutter to a minimum.
Your product and workmanship is excellent
Thanks again Luke for the assistance in the procurement of my Drifta DPOR package. I know we made the right decision. Im sure there will be plenty more family holiday adventures to be had with the kitchen package and we will keep you posted.
Ps will send the photos through when I get sorted.
Hi Emilia, just a quick note to let you know that our kitchen arrived yesterday and it is fantastic!! Thanks so much for all your help and when we make our first trip using it, I will be sure to forward some photos of it and we will proudly displaying the Drifta Kitchen Sticker on our van!!!
Thanks so much again.
Just a quick note to let you know the kitchen arrived on Thursday. To Luke and the team, an excellent job, perfect finish and great service.
Thankyou to all
Just a quick note to let you know our kitchen arrived on Thursday 21st aug.
Everything fitted without a problem and we can’t wait to use it.
Mate, very busy here at work and also with other things going on with life.
Thank you for the kitchen and the slide out boxes. We have plenty of room and everything fits in better. The kitchen is great, even the wife likes it. I bought on of those 2 ring burners that run on low pressure. I have a gas bottle mounted at the front of the trailer. I got a professional gas fitter to bend up the pipes and we ran gas to the rear of the trailer. It has a bayonet fitting at the rear of the trailer. All you do is pull out the kitchen, plug in the gas hose and bang, 2 burner stove like at home. A lot quicker at heating water or cooking. ( I still prefer an open fire to cook on).
Anyway, thanks for the kitchen, and when I get more time I’ll send more photos and info.
Ps, I did your trick with a plastic bag on a stick at the end of the bench, not shown in photo though.
we gave the Drifta Kitchen a test run at the Watagan Forest over the school holidays. The quality of workmanship and ease of assembly and use gave us more time to enjoy the surroundings. A great product at a reasonable price.
just a quick email to say again how wrapped we are in our kitchen,the DPOR package deal.I think we have had her for about 3 months and have been away 4 times in the trailer.I love it!!the best thing we have bought(apart from a good mattress)I would like to buy a table hopefully using the same laminate.It was the darker pink one.
We are away again for 4 days so I will call later next week when we arrive home.Cheers to all the gang and will be in touch…
Dave and Delia Bone,
The kitchen has arrived. It is fantastic. The workmanship is absolutely wonderful.
It surpasses our expectation. Well done to Luke and the team!!
Thanks very much
Anthony and Judy Burton
The kitchen is bloody brilliant. I have been using it regularly since I got it and I am more than happy with it. I did take some photos but they did not turn out too well so I will take some more next time and send some to you. Pass on my compliments to your crew and thanks
I would like to send my utmost gratitude to you, Luke and your team for enabling the kitchen to be sent out in time, I was all received in excellent condition and we are extremely happy with it. If you could extend my thanks to everyone else it would be appreciated.
Hey drifter team
We have just returned from our simmo trip just want to let you how happy we are with the DPOR.
The kitchen coped an absolute flogging across the dessert and survived unscaved.
Thanks again for a Great product
Hi Luke & team
Our much awaited kitchen has arrived. Thank you. I am so happy, we unpacked it in the backyard and have been opening and closing everything all afternoon, we even invited our neighbour over to see it. It is such a clever design, and we are proud to own a “Drifta Kitchen”. Have I said thankyou, oh well? Thank You again. Will send pictures.
Natalee & Wolly
(proud kitchen owners)
Hi there Luke, just thought I would let you guys know we received our kitchen and storage box last Thursday, just in time for our camping trip on the Friday.
We are very pleased with the kitchen, Donna loves it!! But we did encounter a problem the first night camping. I never put the canvas over the tailgate to well, and a wallaby came into our annexe at about 2am. I heard something moving around, and got down to investigate. Nearly shit myself when I saw it, but I had to grab it quickly as I didnt want it jumping on our kids. Anyway, we busted the bench off the kitchen(unfortunately) as this thing was smashing everything up while I had it by the tail, trying to unzip the annexe!!! Anyway, I reckon I can fix it up, just needs a few screws to fasten a length of wood on the bottom that the bench clips into.
Even though it damaged the kitchen, we are still very happy with it, so thanks heaps for the great camping product. I will try and send some pics to you when we use it next weekend. See ya
Chris, Donna, Sebastian & Zane Edge
Hi there again Luke, well, we have been camping, and the Kitchen went fantastic!! My cousin and I used it down at Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls, then Litchfield National Park, we had a ball, and the kitchen made everything so easy!! Anyway, I fixed what got broken the week before, ( the wallaby incident!) so everything is working fine. Having the Drifta kitchen makes everything so much easier and accessible, as does the storage box. Now its all kept in one unit, rather than searching through many boxes of stuff. Here are some pictures for you, and thanks again to you and the team at Drifta for such fantastic camping products.
Just a quick note and photo to let you know that we are absolutely wrapped with the kitchen we purchased from you back in about June I think it was. It is everything we (and I particularly) wanted and more I think. We can fit all our kitchen gear in and it packs away so easily. We have received some lovely comments about it as well from fellow travellers. We can’t wait to do another trip somewhere so we can use it again. Anyway thanks again. We will be singing your products praise where ever we go. All the best.
Jim and Kaye Bock
A couple of snaps of the kitchen in use for your testimonials, I wish I had one years ago, it has heaps of table space and its all organized ready to roll at a moments notice. No more digging for stuff in the bottom of a tub or box, its all there right at your fingertips !. I am sure it will serve me well for many years to come. Thanks for a great product,
Moonta, South Australia
I have attached a couple of photographs of our new kitchen for you…It has performed well beyond expectations and we cannot fault it. Tracey has nothing but praise regarding the ease of adjustment to her height..Bending over to cook and clean have gone the way of the Dodo.
We are extremely happy with the draw and the kitchen in trailler..It fits perfectly..
You guys have outdone your self..Whilst on our latest trip to the south coast, many fellow campers were intrigued by the kitchen..I believe you may receive more business..
Anyway, thanks again for a fantastic product..
Simon and Tracey Dettmer
Beverly Hills, NSW
Hiya Drifta Dudes,
Just a quick note to let you know that our DPOS arrived safely (very well packed and protected) and was put into immediate service with a trip down to Coffs Harbour.
Our travelling companions were intrigued to know what the new box was on the back of the Ute and were amazed when we unfolded it at our campsite.
Next weekend we are off to our 4WD training ground and the following weekend we are going to Fraser Island, so as you can see, the our new kitchen is being put to good use already!
Thanks Luke for your excellent customer service and prompt delivery.
Hello Kyomi and Luke,
I have had some fun recently with the camper kitchen you sold me. It was very well designed and nicely made with fasteners and finishing of good quality. Please see the shot attached with my families gear in use – and how well it sits inside the Southern Cross camper with annexe.
The unit hooked up to my water tank very easily (I used plastic hose fittings as you suggested) and also had an extension lead made to connect my stove to my gas bottle, which is stowed behind the right rear wheel. It was a pleasure to use, and as a bonus the tucker box kept the possums out!
Luke, your gear turned up last Friday, excellent, fitted in and missed all the things it needed to, a dream to install. Will attempt to send a few pics in case anyone with the same camper as me turns up. Because the tailgate isn’t the finish of the trailer, this means that the kitchen bench space can’t be fully utilised as the tailgate is recessed and the top tailgate takes up room. So I’ve extended the running gear out over the lower tailgate as well. Anyhoo, have a look and know that my carpentry skills hold no threat to your industry. Mick Lane, Geraldton WA
We used the kitchen (DPOR) and the storage box, for the first time at Port Macquarie. It was an absolute pleasure to set up, use and pack up. We had fellow campers comment on our Drifta and we were happy to show them the features and answer their questions. Brooke and I would like to thank you and your staff on the professionalism upon ordering and the timely fashion that you had completed the job. The craftsmanship is of a high standard and in the near future we will be ordering a second storage box from you. Again thanks to you and your staff for making our purchases a pain free and pleasurable experience.
Craig and Brooke Townsend
Just letting you know we just received the dpo kitchen that we ordered. Thankyou very much to you and the crew for getting it to us so quickly in time for our trip to port Macquarie this week end.We could not be happier with both the product and the service that we have received from your self and staff. We will be recommending your company and products to anyone who is interested. Thanks again.
Rob, Lana,Taylor & Hannah Blackshaw
Hi Luke,Emelia and the team
Our kitchen arived yesterday arfter a side trip to gosford. We are very very happy with the kitchen it fits perfiectly. Packing it this weekend for our simmo trip cant wait to use it.
thankyou all very much for a great product keep it up
regards dan and steph
This is my Drifta 200 set up at Devils hole picnic area at Barrington tops. It only takes a few minutes to pack it up from the front of the oztent and its in the ute for a day trip.
Just to let you know that Number 26, is still going strong. We may need to recoat the shelves soon as they are starting to deteriorate a little (but gee, we use it constantly for camping in all types of weather and when we entertain on our deck as well!).
The picture below was taken at Manning Point where we often go to relax, unwind and fish.
Best wishes to you, your family and the team!
Cathie & Paul Munns
Hi there Luke
Paul and Marian Hallam and Joe and Jane Stavens would love to thankyou all for a brilliant job on our kitchens they are all fitted in and look fantastic.very excited about using them ..
Thanks again hope you and all your staff have a merry xmas and FANTASTIC 2008.
I purchased a Drifta 200 in about Aug of last year just wanted to let you know what a fantastic product it is , took it to Innamincka last year I wish I had of got one much sooner. I would just like to say thanks to all the team there , keep up the good work and the follow up phone call was appreciated. Thanks again.
Regards Darren Pritchard
PS Photo of the Drifta 200 set up on the Cooper Creek Innamincka SA
I would like to order a Drifta 200. Not fussed about the laminex colour so what ever you have got in stock.
All our friends we go camping with have got either the 200 or 300 and weve finally made the decision to buy after seeing the kitchens in action. One friend purchased a 200 about 7 yrs ago and the rest of us paid out on him- too extravagant for camping! Since then Driftas have infiltrated the ranks and now we are the only ones without one. A great product. It might also have something to do with us all now having kids to deal with at meal times.
Our next planned trip is the Australia Day long weekend but not sure if you have any stock available and the time it will take to deliver to Melbourne. Be good to have it then but no problems if not.
Please send me bank details for direct payment and how much including freight.
Just a quick note to say that the DPOS arrived last Wednesday in perfect condition. I was so excited I unpacked it there and then in the garage. I even put all our stuff into it. We are hoping to get away this weekend and give it a try!! I cant believe the amount of stuff it holds, it is great.
Thank you so much for your patience when I changed my order, it was greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for creating such a great product.
From: kevin and Wendy
To: ‘Luke Sutton’
Subject: RE: Order for a camp kitchen
We used the camp kitchen last weekend and loved it!! It was so easy to set up, packup and the correct height for those over 6′. Congratulations on a great product!!
Thank you for the telephone message Friday – sorry i could not speak with you
All three packages finally arived
we took the camper away for a week shortly after the kitchen arived.
I now have to make some minor adjustmewnts. the timber strip to fit between the kitchen and the drawer unit is just a little too wide – i will rip it down to fit.
Other than that, all went VERY well – we are very pleased with our purchase. The kitchen functioned well for a group of seven. All our ccamping friends have been interested in seeing it and are impressed.
Our only problem – we dont get to use it often enough.
Peter & Leanne WRIGHT
We have had the DPO package for a few months now and it is has been spot on.
Installation was really easy and everthing fit perfectly. It is great to finally have somewhere to put all the gear in an organised manner. The large storage box makes packing and unpacking the trailer so easy.
We have had a couple of lengthy trips with the new setup and it has turned out to be exactly what we wanted. Has made touring a whole lot easier.
Thanks for a great product and the great service. Will definetely be recommending you to others.
Barry and Tracey Eaton
I received the kitchen package this morning. Fitted up spot on, wrapped at the quality. Thanks for all your efforts, will definitely recommend your products to friends. SENSATIONAL!! Cheers
Our kitchen and table have arrived this afternoon, and we are delighted with them. Our trailer is back at its makers for a few minor adjustments so we can’t fit the kitchen just yet, but your instructions are so clear that we don’t anticipate any problems. We’re going for our first trip at the end of next week.
Our thanks, and best wishes to you all.
Alison and Brian
Yes we recieved our kitchen and the extra latches you sent for the drawers. We are very happy with it and every thing works fine. We are very impressed with the design as we had never seen a Drifta up close, only on your website. We are going away for our first trip with our new trailer and kitchen this week. We will let you know how it goes.
Lincoln and Laurie Pasco.
The DPOR arrived yesterday, installed into trailer last night and is being packed as I type. Looks absolutely fantastic!! and we’ll give it’s first work out this coming weekend.
We bought our Trackabout Safari last August and you may recall that we had the front drawers fitted in addition to your kitchen. Both products are fantastic and we have nothing but praise for your design and workmanship. In the 9 months since we have had our trailer we have spent 25 nights camping at various places in QLD. The kitchen is worth its weight in gold and we receive comments on how great it looks everywhere we go. The front drawers are great for storing all the family clothing and we no longer have to carry bags with us.
Thanks again for providing a great product and we look forward to hearing from you soon,
Adrian & Karen Watt
Just wanted to say thanks for fixing the legs on my DPOR. I’ll try not to drop it anymore so hope these ones last longer.
Thought I’d send a few new pictures of my DPOR (its already on your site from a year or so ago.). Here it is in my new tent. Fits in very well. This was at Riverwood Downs, just down the road from you. The other shot shows Dave cooking lunch and the view of the river through the front of the tent.
You’ll remember that you initially custom built my DPOR and trailer storage box to fit inside my box trailer. Well, as you saw on the weekend, I upgraded my car so now I don’t need to tow a trailer at all. I have a Mercedes Vito long wheel based van and I was very pleased to find that the kitchen and the storage box fit nicely between the wheel arches. My very handy brother then customised the back of the van around the drifta gear and built a false floor and welded up a frame and completely lined the back of the van. I travel with my dogs so all the gear goes underneath and the dogs are above on the raised floor. There’s a whole separate cargo bay in front of the drifta stuff so there’s plenty of room. My Drifta table usually lives in that section.
You might remember I also recently bought that table from you. This was purchased for an odd reason. I needed a big step for my very old Great Dane to be able to get up into the car. All the dogramps around were quite flimsy or too long and took up alot of space when folded. The Drifta table was able to support the weight of a Great Dane and is also adjustable in height so I can still use it as a table. I had my brother make up a canvas and rubber non-slip cover for the top of the table and I now have a very sturdy step that folds down to a small size for storage.
These couple of pics of the car show the Drifta gear under the false floor with a couple of my dogs above and also shows the front storage section.
thanks for all your help
Hi Luke, and everyone at Drifta.
We have been meaning to write this e-mail for some time now but you know the story – there’s always something …
We received the Drifta DPOR package (DPOR, DSB and small DSB) the week before Christmas as promised. Thanks for ensuring we received it before out trip. We could have made do without it but it was great to be able to use it so quickly.
It took me about 30 mins to unpack it and install it into the trailer. I spent another 30 mins practicing the kitchen set up and pack away several times (I can do the whole thing in under 5 mins now).
When we first decided to purchase the Drifta you said “Glad you decided to get a kitchen, I think youll really appreciate it. Youll get your moneys worth thats for sure. ” And you were right. We are glad we finally did it. It has made both set up and pack up so much easier and faster. I reckon we have cut 20 mins off the set up and at least 30 mins off the pack up. That alone is worth the money as we used to dread moving sites when touring.
The build quality is excellent and I have no doubt this Drifta will last as long and as well as the campertrailer.
So thanks again to you and the team and may 2007 be a prosperous year for you all.
Rohan Keogh (and family)
I received the DPOR package this morning & I am extremeley happy with it.
Could you please pass on my thanks to everyone for such a professional job from the quality of it to the way it was packed, freighted & how quickly I received it, once again thanks.
We would like to offer all the Team of Drifta Camping Kitchen our sincere thanks for installing a wonderful kitchen and beds in our Renault Master Van.
From the moment we arrived at the factory, they went to work and finished the project without delay. We went to test the Unit straight away on our way home via the notorious Barrington Top Road (NSW equivalent for Gibb River Road, NT), coming through with flying colours except the dust.
Now I use the van for work (carpet laying), and the kitchen is a tool box and the beds are storage space. Everything works so well. We can’t wait for the next stage fit out knowing already we are getting the best product there is.
Luke & Kiyomi, Good luck for the future.
Dear Luke and team,
About 18 months ago I purchased a Trackabout Camper trailer here in Cairns. On inspection I noted what I had read quite a deal about on ExplorOZ and that was the DRIFTA kitchen attached to the tailgate. Well do you reckon it’s a bit of all right.
On our trips away many people have checked it out and were most impressed, but not half as much as us. The amount that can be fitted inside is incredible compared to the expensive stainless units that some people go on about. The other great feature is the fact that small modifications to suit personal needs are a breeze to do. As you know I have fitted a new stove (pics attached) , modified the top when folded to hold small items when travelling, installed a fire extinguisher and power board and the latest is aluminium guides (2) underneath to hold the sink when camped (put veggies in here) and thus freeing up the slide inside for other bits and pieces.
All in all a wonderful design (obviously by a genius and Wife) but more importantly by a young Aussie right here in Australia. It is really great to see our young adults coming to the fore and progressing our Aussie made products at a price which in this case is far cheaper and adaptable than similar designs made of stainless steel. Luke, Kiyomi and team keep up the good work and I look forward to purchasing another of your unique designs in the near future.
aka “Crazy Dog” Cairns FNQ.
Sorry I havent got back to you earlier, but being Christmas, things have been a little mad.
Kitchen arrived last week in perfect condition. It is everything we thought it would be, and some. We had a little trouble getting it to slide into camper. Only because the camper is getting on a bit now and seems it is sagging in the middle of the bed area, which, unfortunately hangs down into the trailer a little.
Its just one of those things. You know, like when you wipe the wall in the hall way because there are hand marks on it, and then you have to clean the whole wall because the little piece you cleaned stands out, and then you have to clean the entire hall way, because the clean wall sticks out, and so on. Well, new kitchen in trailer, now new bed frame and who knows what it will lead to.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know we are very happy with kitchen. We will let you know how we go with it all.
Could you please pass on our thanks to Luke for such a great product and professional service all the way.
Thanks and Merry Christmas
Thanks for the call – DPOR arrived this afternoon in good condition – we have just had a go at setting the main part up – will try the rest tomorrow.
Appreciate your help. Of course after our Christmas holiday you may get a few calls Please thank the team for all the work.
John J Willett
Mate, I just read part 1 and had to read part 2 of your trip to Broome, great story you should publish it, great pic’s on the beach with the sunset after the wedding, rivetting stuff totally enjoyed it.
P:S Must have been hard for your misses, what a change that would have been for her, but an exsperience she will never forget.
Just wanted to drop you a note about the kitchen you supplied. .
Mate, it exceeded expectations and my wife just loves it. It turned up at home when indicated and I quickly fitted it to the camper trailer ready for our trip away on the June long weekend. Lots of space and I was surprised at how well made and solid it was. It was closely inspected by our fellow campers and attracted lots of oohs and aahs! They were impressed.
I did take a couple of photos but haven’t got around to downloading them yet but will send them soon.
I must say that it is good to see someone who is passionate about their business and this shows through in the way that you do things. Excellent customer service. It is a pity that some of our other Aust, companies weren’t as committed to their customers.
Anyway, I’ll be recommending your product to others. Keep up the good work!
all arrived today (Wednesday) with no problems. All looks great and I’m particularly impressed with the quality of the product.
I notice that you’ve included a table too – many thanks for that as well!
Size looks good although I haven’t had chance tonight to try it out in the trailer. I’ll give it a go tomorrow.
So overall looks great and I’ll let you know how we go.
Many thanks again,
Mark and Judith
Sorry I didnt get back to you earlier but I have been away camping over at the coast enjoying our new goodies! I thought I would rather give some feedback after using it all.
I thought it was all fantastic, we were both very pleased , it was easy to pull out and set up the legs and all. I was quite amazed how easily even the storage box would pull out even when it has stuff packed in it. Cant forget the food box, that is an excellent idea. Nice size and how easily it sits at the front of the kitchen. I would just keep it next to the ingel on the ground. I love how I could organise everything.
I think one of the advantages of the drifta kitchen is that you can take it out of the camper trailer and use it any where. That is going to suit us.
So I thankyou very much, very happy with everything!! Will definitely recommend you guys to everyone over here
Michelle & Darren Ralston
Tom Price WA
Just returned from a few days camping with our new DPOS and it was a big hit. We were always happy with the Drifta 300 but the DPOS suits our setup even more. It was always a risk buying the DPOS without my wife having seen it but after one trip she loves it and we look forward to many more trips. Congratulaions again on coming up with great designs that really work.
Robert & Maryann Anderson
The DPOR is working out really well. It fits nicely in the front end of my tent and so far I’ve been away camping twice since I got it. I travel with 5 other people and we have four Drifta’s between us, all different types. Our campsite has turned into quite the Drifta showroom. We all recently spent a long weekend down at Kioloa beach at a Flyball competition (its a dog sport) and our campsite got plenty of attention.
The kitchen is certainly tough and its just as well. So far I’ve dropped it (scratched the side and dinged a leg) and rolled it trying to pick it up again. We also had some really big winds at Kioloa while we were away from the campsite. We returned to find that my cabana which had been set up in front of the tent had bent and flipped up in the wind. It would have taken out my whole tent except that it impacted squarely on the open stove on top of my Drifta. Folded the campstove lid in half but the Drifta stopped the cabana from falling any further as the return bench made it quite solid and stable. I managed to unbend the stove lid but the cabana was a write off.
Packing the trailer is alot easier now too. The storage boxes make it nice and easy. Many thanks Luke. I really like the Drifta and I’m happy with my set up.
Kitchen was a hit at the national campertrailer rally. We raved about the great service and hassle free ordering etc. Many people came to see and it was well received by all.
Thanks for making it easy to back your company to the hordes..
Apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Kitchen is awesome, to say the least. The cook is happy with it. The stove fits in comfortably and the tap position is not an issue.
Just gotta find time to use the bloody thing now. Got a lot of miles to do in the camper before we come close to the same K’s as the kitchen’s done.
We run Cairns Camper Hire and have been using the Drifta trailer kitchens for over 3 years and they have not let us down. We get comments from clients who are very impressed with the ease of setup and the versatility of the kitchen. Apart from the normal wear and tear we only have to recoat the kitchens at the end of the season and they are ready to face the rough roads of Cape York once again. They are definitely a great Australian product.
Mark and Sue McGirr
Cairns Camper Hire
I bought a Drifta 200 from you last year in around September. I couldnt find a gas cooker that I was happy with so I proceeded to make my own. I spoke to you during the sale you seemed passionate about your business and product so I thought that you might be interested in seeing the result. Really enjoy the product.
just wanted to send you this photos of our kitchen, we love it. This is our first trip using it and I couldn’t stop talking about how great it is. Thanks again
Annette and Nathan Taylor
I purchased a Kitchen and Box in September last year (Henley Beach SA) which is absolutely brilliant by . Heres some pictures of the stove shelf customisation I was planning.
As for some general feedback on the kitchen, the only suggestion we have is to incorporate an optional towel rail. Yes I know its trivial but we have been struggling to work out an alternative solution. That’s all we can come up with and we continue to tell all our friends.
Attached are our photo’s we took on our recent holiday to Nambucca Heads after purchasing our new Drifta kitchen from you. As we discussed, it’s, I think, the best addition we’ve made to our camper trailer. Everything in the kitchen area was so well organised and always at our fingertips. As you can probably see we didn’t really ruff it on this holiday as we had a powered site in a caravan park. Our next trip, June Long Weekend, will probably be a little less luxurious. Your fitting instructions worked perfectly. Thanks again for your “easy to deal with” attitude. Made getting our “made to order” kitchen such an enjoyable experience and I can’t wait to enjoy it again on our next trip.
kitchen is going great guns. About to do its 4th or 5th trip now and has been the envy of a few of our fellow travellers! . Thanks again for great service right at xmas time, will update with progress.
oh yeah, I have been banned from putting my VB bar mat across the top of the drifta! Go figure, you would think it was her kitchen :)
sean and mel and family
Just a few pics of our new DPOR at Lake Conjola NSW recently.We had numerous other campers commenting on the ease of setting up this kitchen and by all reports,think there will be more orders coming thru soon ! This new kitchen will make life much easier for jodie and myself while prospecting for 12 months. Thanks again to yourself and the team at Drifta kitchens for such a great Aussie product,Jodie and I will hope to catch up with you again soon.
Laurie & Jodie Owens
Hi Luke and Kiyomi,
Don’t know if you remember us, we have a Heavysew trailer which you fitted out for us with a kitchen and drawers when we were living in Orange back in 2003. We have been living in the trailer for 18 months and thought you might like some photos that show how well it’s all holding up.
We’ve only had two minor problems, a screw coming out of a bracket on one of the free standing legs and the handle coming of the bolt latch on the kitchen. Both very minor and easily fixed.
We went up the east coast last year and are now in Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsula and either heading north or west we haven’t decided yet. Hope the business is going well and that these photos come in handy. Thanks for providing us with an excellent product.
Sam and Carl
Shown DPOR LHS modified to fit Coleman 3 burner petrol. This DPOR is really getting a workout.
Received your message on my mobile when I got home tonight – left it sitting on the table. We went camping on the weekend in the wind & the rain to give the kitchen & box a test.
We were thrilled with the outcome. Both kitchen & box were exactly what we were looking for. The quality of the work is second to none and both my wife and I would like to thank you for making the whole process as simple as it was. I have attached a photo of our setup on the weekend.
Craig & Marisa
DPO RHS with matching storage box in a cameron trailer. I think the pipes will get cut back flush with the box. These are for tent poles etc.
Dear Luke and Kiyomi,
The photographs show the kitchen being set up in the rear of the ute as it was used on our trip to WA. The kitchen worked admirably, both while sitting on the rear tailgate, and freestanding when we stayed in the tent.
It does have one major flaw however; it is too interesting for other campers to ignore. Whilst overnighting at Pt Augusta, Ceduna, Border Village and Albany, other campers wanted to see how it worked, and we had to repack and restore then reopen the kitchen so they could see how it was done. Most wrote your internet number down and were very interested, especially the cooks!!
Have a happy Xmas and a very good 2004.
Yours in camping,
C & J Leach.
One of our early DPOS RHS kitchens, used here out the back of a ute. This is an ideal set-up, as you can use the kitchen whilst leaving the end on the tailgate, so you only need one person to pull it out. But many utes are too high for this and the kitchen needs to be lifted right out, which needs two people for the DPOS, like in the photo below.
G`Day Luke & Kiyomi,
Thank-you for making camping life easy. The new kitchen is an absolute dream, everything in the one place and so easy to set-up & pack away. Got a lot of good comments and some very impressed fellow campers, Colleen is beside herself with it.
Attached some pics of the unit set-up & in use .
Many thanks ,
Paul & Colleen
attached are photos using our Drifta on Lightning Ridge trip. It made morning teas, lunch and afternoon teas easy. We had one comment from someone who had seen them at camping show somewhere and plenty of inquisitive looks.
Thanks for the beautiful job you and the boys have done on our kitchen,
Jenny & Wayne
DPOS RHS used from the back of a Nissan Patrol.
Hi Luke and Kiyomi.
Our trip to Qld went off without a hitch. The kitchen has quickly become a focal point of our camper and many people on our holiday were very impressed with its ease of set up and how we could fit a lot of gear in such a compact unit.
Thanks again for your professional service and superb quality of workmanship.
Stay safe and well,
DPOR LHS with a Cavalier Trailer.
I got the shipment yesterday in Las Vegas, in perfect condition. Your design is inspired and the workmanship terrific! I expect I’ll be going to Death Valley to camp next week, so I’ll start getting some pictures to send.
Here’s Andrew and his daughter camping in Death Valley. When I was there I camped in virtually the same spot – see TRIPS
Attached are some shots of your gear set up as part of my field office to support a research drilling operation I am working on in Amargosa Valley (the first valley east of Death Valley, in Inyo County, near the California-Nevada border).
Andrew is a scientist, and this is his field lab. He’s got a Drifta 200, Drifta Table and chairs, and he also bought a southern cross tent.
Promised these from ages ago – bought them from you at the Canberra show – can send them in higher quality if you like – feel free to use them as you need… (Taken at Bendethera the week before Easter) We have used ours in quite a few places and everyone loves it
Hi Luke & Kiyomi
Just wanted to let you know that our new DSO arrived in good order. We had a few anxious moments when we first sat it in our homebuilt trailer which we thought mightn’t be wide enough! All was well, it fits perfectly with little to spare!! Installation went smoothly as your comprehensive instructions leave nothing to the imagination! The modifications we requested are great & the stove fits really well.
We had the excuse to give it a trial run on the w/e & went camping at our favourite spot on the nearby Murray River.
We’re thrilled with our new kitchen, can’t stop marvelling at it in fact!! Great concept, very functional, so compact & great workmanship. Your customer service is also fantastic, it was a pleasure to deal with you. Every aspect of your business has been covered very well.
Congratulations & good luck for continuing success.
Jen & Peter Crozier
We received our kitchen today, we are wrapped thankyou for the prompt service. The kitchen looks fantastic and the stove fits perfect Justin has drilled the gas line in tonight, all is good, now we cant wait to go camping in style. Once again thankyou.
Justin and Kellee
The drifta 100 camp kitchen mate it is as good as sliced bread, maybe better. You could leave home without taking some things (wife & kids) but definitely not the camp kitchen, the cook and the kids think it is great too. Your attention to detail and workmanship is to be commended and you have obviously put these to good use quite a bit to get the practical side of things down pat, everything is just so simple yet so efficient. Since mid February when you sent it over I think we have used it 4/5 times on shooting trips and it is the ducks n_ _ _s, I have had plenty want to have a look at it and would like to borrow it sometime (not likely).
I am sure it will get plenty more use in time and I will send some photos too. You were right when you said it is well worth it and we will not be disappointed.
i got the kitchen today had been at the factory since tuesday looks great thank you pleasure doin buisness with u will recomend others buy kitchens from you
The drifta 100 mini arrived here in Hopetoun yesterday, not bad !! And it was well packed by you guys, thanks, arrived in perfect condition. I (and my wife) are very pleased with the unit, and would like to compliment you on the the design and the quality, it is very functional and the workmanship is really stunning, I couldn’t stop looking at it and touching it, and next weekend for sure it will be used.
I chose the small unit because we drive a Jeep Wrangler, and space is prime, but it fits welll next to the fridge. Everybody is coming to look at this box of trix so you may get some orders in the future. Thanks again for a great product !
Good morning Luke,
The D300 is a lovely bit of gear. The Coleman powerhouse 414 fits well. It is a little fiddly to turn the second burner on using the butterfly knob on the left handend of the burner due to lack of space but that can’t be avoided due to the size of the stove. We took all the gear camping over Easter and it all worked very well, especially the kitchen.
We camped with half a dozen other families and the kitchen created a lot of interest. Most importantly, it got the tick of approval from my wife. You and your team havedone agreat job not only on the kitchen but also on the boxes. Thank you for all your help and going out of your way to make the extra boxes for me.
We had our first test on the weekend up at Lake St Clair back of singleton. The kitchens were a big hit with all commenting how good the new DPOR Kitchens looked and the flexibility of them. We got hammered by storms on Saturday night which meant cooking indoors and the extra space on the kitchens helped big time when we were cooking for 20 odd people in our group.
The wife loves it and that’s what is really important, because she can cook just like at home. So thanks for the kitchens and we look forward to years of cooking on them. I think every camper that needs a kitchen should get on a Drifta, you really can’t beat them. Best investment in a kitchen I ever made and great value, could not have come close to making one for the price they come premade from Drifta.
Good onya Luke If your ever looking for investment for expansion give me a call and we will talk.
I purchased your demo Drifta at Sandown recently. As I mentioned my stove is a bit of an odd-ball. It’s a Companion Safari 2000 purchased about 20 years ago – still works so why replace it!
Anyway when opened up with the wind shields it’s about 20 mm too long to fit in the middle of the Drifta and the hose is on the left hand side, but it sits nicely on top on the right hand side so it’ll be fine. When I got home I found a bundle of your handouts in the draw so I’ll mail them back, rather than waste them.
There were also two wooden wedges – I can’t figure out what they’re for so please tell me. I’ve been happily showing off the Drifta to all my friends and my 13 year old daughter has even given it her seal of approval. That’s really significant because fathers of 13 year old daughters normally can’t do anything right!
Anyway, hope this finds you all well and selling lots of Driftas.
Thanks for your reply, didn’t expect to hear from you as you are so busy. Love the stories, I print them out and take them home for Sharon to read. It might sound funny, but we feel that we know you after reading all your exploits, and look forward to more stories to see how you all are! It’s great you are breaking into the camper trailer market, that could be a huge market for you.
We wish you all the best for this. It is so nice to see a “real Australian” success story that is headed up by nice people. Thanks also for the photos, the mahogany looks fantastic. Thanks again for your reply and photos
G’day Luke & Kiyomi,
Hope you had a great Christmas and new year! We finally got to go camping and tested our new camp kitchen out,,,,,,,,,,,,”what can we say? the kitchen far and above excelled our expectations, not only does it look good all set-up but it works!! I have spent a lot of time in camps of varying types and this little wonder works like a dream, small,compact and functional !!Thanks again for your help and look forward to seeing you guy’s in the future.
P.S. Luke, do you have a brochure on your unit suited for the coleman duel fuel stove? My brother is interested in looking at a brochure, Like us, he has camped for years and needs to get his camp organised!!
Glenn & Anne (D300)
We received our camp kitchen on Friday. We first saw your products from a distance at the Rosehill 4WD show last year but didn’t have a close inspection of them. We decided to buy one just from looking at your website.
We had a test run in the garage over the weekend and we’re very impressed with the quality of the workmanship and design. We’ve already loaded it up with lots of gear and look forward to putting it into action when we can manage to get away next.
To Luke and Kiyomi,
Thanks very much for the time and effort that you spent to custom build the kitchen to suit our stove. The quality, workmanship and design are superb it will make our family camping experience a lot more pleasurable.
Please find attached some photos of the set-up in the trailer and the kitchen. If you have any trouble or need more photos I can send you send more on a disc.
Once again thanks very much.
John and Nicole Turner (DPOR)
got the kitchen unit yesterday looks great and operates well, the stove fit properly,it fits the camper trailer and the legs are the right length, very impressed and excellent value for money, thanks for your prompt and on time service.
John Holligan (Perth) (DPOR)
Sorry I did not get back to you. We received the kitchen a few weeks ago now – Thanks very much. We have just returned from our week away for which we wanted the kitchen ready for and just want to let you know that it was absolutely fantastic.
Definitely one of the best camping purchases we have made.
Good luck with your business!
Jodie Farmer (DPOR)
Hi Luke and Kiyomi,
I bought a Drifta 200 & light box at Brisbane 4wd show at Southbank last year. I met all three of you, Kaito was fairly new at the time, about 2 or 3 months old I think. Just wanted to tell that the products are great and we get lots of interest from other campers whenever we set up. Recent trips include; Queen Mary Falls ( near Killarney Qld ), Paddy’s Flat ( near Tabulam Nrthrn NSW ) and Canungra ( Gold Coast Hinterland )
Thanks again for a great product. Please feel free to use us as a reference customer any time. Luke – when is part 2 of America trip going on website ? Last we know is that you are flat out on Wayne’s couch!
Andrew Spooner (D200)
Drifta 100 arrived today and it fits perfectly and looks fantastic! Thank you so much for rushing it through – I can see that the varnish was so fresh it nearly stuck to the bubble wrap! It’s just as well made as the ‘Big Momma’ and we have no plans to sell our old one. (the Drifta 300)
Will let you know how it performs in the outback. We leave in a few days and end up in Broome at the end of the month to take on some really remote country in the Drysdale national Park. Best wishes mate to you, Kiyomi and Kaito – I hope business is booming and we will be running your article in the September issue.
Alan T. Gray (D100 & D300)
Just a quick note to advise that the kitchen has now been received. No damage as your packing was intense.
The missus loves the colour & design and now she just can’t wait to use it over the Xmas break.
Thank you for everything
Thanks for the email. Have been busy.
Received Kitchen in good order on Tuesday 1st Nov. Pretty good delivery service. Have used it twice since out at Tinaroo. Very Impressed. It was particularly good on uneven ground side of a pretty good slope actually. Has received some exclamations from quite a few people mostly the wife who loves the functionality and convenience. Havent taken any snap shots yet as the digital camera is in the shop getting repaired. Will have something by the Xmas.
Again thanks for your prompt and efficient service and sensational Aussie Made product. I will be sure and tell any who will listen of the merits of the Drifta Kitchen.
We have had a drifta for about three years now and wonder what we used to do with out it. Its a fantastic concept and everywhere people come along camping with us remark on how good it is.
Our drifta has done a few miles in the back of the ute and been in a few nasty storms. Where the coating has been scratched, moisture has got in and started to damage the ply. My question is: what sort of coating is used on the drifta. I need to do some running repairs and that coating seems to be very tough.
My drifta has not been treated the best but it is holding up to the job well. All the contents are always in good nic when we arrive but I do need to keep this moisture out of the ply. If you could let me know a product name that would be great.
Dan from Cairns.
Here’s my reply to Dan:
thanks for your e-mail, glad you’re getting some good use out of your Drifta.
We use a thinners based clear lacquer, you can now buy spray pack cans from most h/ware shops, the spray can gets a much better finish than say with a brush. Or you can use an estapol or polyurethene but these take a long time to dry, and tend to be a bit sticky, where the lacquer forms a smoother harder finish.
All the brands are pretty much the same, we used to use wattyl, but anything the shop had would be ok. You can get marine lacquer, which is ideal, but extremely expensive, and we haven’t used it for that reason. Give the box a good sand down with some 100 grit paper, and between coats of lacquer ( say 2 coats , but you can put 3 on ) give it a light sand with a medium/fine sanding sponge. just sand it back enough to remove any loose/flakey paint, but anything you can leave on will help to build on . ie, don’t sand it right back to the timber if you don’t have to.
see how you go and let me know if there’s anything else I can do,
Hi Luke & Kiyomi,
Just a quick note to let you know that the kitchen has arrived and all is good, we haven’t fitted it yet, but we will on the weekend.
Thanks again for organising it all so fast, it was fantastic, I can’t wait to use it.
You really need to finish off & post the Trips you have had onto your page, they are fascinating!!!!
I will keep an eye out for updates.
We got our drifta last May and we went right round we did 27,000 Ks the only things I have done to it I put removable pins on the hinges and I want to put a handle on the bottom to pull it out of the trailer. But we had a ball and we are very pleased with it.
Peter & Jean Morton.
Just thought I would share my Drifter kitchen light with you.
Its very simple, some pvc pipe, bent with heat gun, strip lights,
2 bends and wall clips. It all just slips together for use and the cig plug
fits into an outlet under the foldout bench top along with the fire
A lady passing our Aussie Jays camper setup last weekend in a national park
drove home 60k to bring her husband back to sell him on buying the same
camper setup. She just loved the kitchen.
hi vicki thanks for the email my wife and i are over the moon with the new drifta kitchen the camping trailer is in the shed and we have the kitchen open to admire it …cant wait to use it at easter 2014 …i have shared it on facebook down this way and have heaps of likes and comments on it ..can u please thank all involved love it very happy customers …
Hello to all at Drifta,
Just wanted to let you know that our kitchen/storage box package deal arrived today! It looks great, fits snugly into our trailer, and we are looking forward to packing our gear into their new homes!
Thanks for your prompt and efficient service and for supplying a product that looks as good, and is as well made, as it looked online. We are keen to head off for a few days and see if it works as well as we expect… and are pretty confident it will.
Ros & Alan Tibballs.