DOT Frequently Asked Questions

Which DOT is best for me?
The DOT I want is above my budget are there any options?
Build updates?
What is the current lead time..
What sort of deposit do you need
Can you deliver australia wide?
Can you offer finance?
Do I need a second battery?
Can I match rims and tyres to my vehicle?
Why do 17 inch tyres cost more?
Can you put a fridge in the DOT 5?
Which is correct, the video’s, or the spec sheet?


WHICH DOT IS BEST FOR ME?

Our DOT 6 Hard Top Tent trailers are extremely fast to setup. The Alucab and Backtrax Rooftop Tents suits two adults – so these are perfect for couples, or families with older children that can sleep in a ground tent or in swags. The iKamper is family sized, and is the fastest family camper on the market.

Our DOT 6 IS TOFT MODEL, DOT 6 ARMY GREEN and DOT 6 ORIGINAL all are fitted with a 2m x 2.4m Roof Top Tent which is ideal for two adults and small children. While slower to setup than our Hard Top Tent models – these are still fast.

Our DOT 7 Camper is our classic family option. It has plenty of indoor space and the outdoor living area can also be enclosed in inclement weather. The setup time on this trailer is longer than the DOT 6s so it’s best suited to longer stays at one location rather than being on the move.

Our EQUIPs are the ultimate gear haulers. The DOT 6 EQUIP and DOT 7 EQUIP have the option of our famous DPOR Kitchen with fridge – making for a great base camp – and are commonly used with a combination of tents and swags. Many of our customers purchase the DOT EQUIP as additional storage to ensure they don’t exceed the GVM of their 4WD. They are perfect for hauling tents, swags, mountain bikes, kayaks, surfboards, firewood, drinking water – everything you need for an unforgettable adventure! Our compact DOT 4 and DOT 5 are unique – they’ll go anywhere you can get any trailer!

THE DOT I WANT IS ABOVE MY BUDGET ARE THERE ANY OPTIONS?

One of the rare things with the DRIFTA DOT is that we will happily adjust everything that is possible to adjust to suit your needs and budget. While we offer top of the range models we truly aim for our DOT to be an accessible product and this is why we offer a large variety of models and the ability to option both up and down.

Our list prices are our most common builds. You will see options to add to the build, but we will just as happily remove items too. Some of our customers simply don’t need everything offered, while others only need some accessories now and would prefer to build their DOT up over time – maybe ready for their big lap of Australia in a few years time.

Some items are expensive to fit later on, but many we can supply at a later date and they can be simply added.

BUILD UPDATES?

We will send you some pictures of your trailer as it takes shape in our factory.

WHAT IS THE CURRENT LEAD TIME..

Our lead time is typically 2-3 months. Please get in touch to find out our current status.

WHAT SORT OF DEPOSIT DO YOU NEED

We require a 10% deposit to confirm a position in our build schedule. At the completion of the base trailer we require a progress payment of $5,000. The final payment is required prior to pickup.

CAN YOU DELIVER AUSTRALIA WIDE?

Yes. We regularly freight or deliver trailers to all capitals and and a number of regional centres too. Pricing does vary but as a guide – Melbourne $1,500, Brisbane $500, Adelaide $1,600, Perth $3,000 and Darwin $3,000.

Freight is fully insured.

CAN YOU OFFER FINANCE?

We recommend a Brisbane based company called 360 Finance. Our customers give great feedback and they offer competitive rates,

Contact them for a quote: Ph: 07 3336 3360

DO I NEED A SECOND BATTERY?

For a standard DOT without a fridge one is generally enough.

When you are running a fridge and other accessories we strongly recommend opting for two batteries.

CAN I MATCH RIMS AND TYRES TO MY VEHICLE?

Yes, mostly. We can’t match Land Rover Defenders and a few others – so please ask. Additionally wheel track cannot be adjusted with our independent suspension option.

We charge $100 for this option to cover the additional work involved in measuring and adjusting variables like axle length, stud spacing to ensure an accurate fit.

WHY DO 17 INCH TYRES COST MORE?

The rims are generally a similar cost, the additional expense comes from the cost of the tyres – 17” tyres continue to cost more than 16”.

CAN YOU PUT A FRIDGE IN THE DOT 5?

Typically not. We need at least 1800mm length in the trailer to be able to fit the fridge kitchen.

You could fit a smaller 30 ltr fridge inside the storage box and sacrifice the drawers on that side.

The 47 litre Evakool fridge and kitchen fits in the DOT 6.

WHICH IS CORRECT, THE VIDEO’S, OR THE SPEC SHEET?

Our DOT Spec Sheets are always the up to date source.

Our range and options are regularly updated – more often than we are able to update our videos. Many of our older videos are a great resource, but please check the latest details on our website.