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Caravan World Issue 562

Caravan World is the definitive guide that gives caravanners the know-how and confidence to pursue their touring dreams. At its heart, Caravan World is committed to enabling caravan travel in Australia, through informed testing of RV products, helpful tips and advice and showcasing great destinations and activities.

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in this issue

2 min.
our differences unite us

Putting together this month’s magazine – which includes a 14ft (4.27m) hybrid (p78), a lightweight 1200kg van (48), a completely checkerplated offroader (p36), and a 38ft (11.56m) motorhome complete with 14ft (4.27m) towed trailer the size of some people’s caravans (p116) – I was again blown away by the breadth and variety of RVs that Australians choose to travel in. For every Tom, Mick or Sally that wants a tiny or lightweight van to tow behind a sedan or light SUV, there’s someone like our mate Trevor, who custom built his 38ft Denning motorhome and chooses to tow a 14ft trailer with it – a total combination of more than 18 tonne and 52ft, or about 16m. It really brought home to me just how different we all are. You’d be forgiven for…

3 min.
new vans launched at vic supershow

The RV industry is one of the strongest growth industries in Victoria, a fact highlighted at the 2017 Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow at the Melbourne Showgrounds (February 22-27) which attracted thousands of caravanning and camping enthusiasts. And, yet again, the flourishing caravan and motorhome segment came to the fore with an assortment of new models on show. JB Caravans exhibited a raft of new models, including the Dirt Roader Extreme, the Dreamline Platinum, the Milano, and the Scorpion Sting. It also unveiled a new three-year warranty on all its van, excluding appliances. Industry heavyweight Jayco commanded attention, as always, with its enormous stand, and showgoers were treated to the unveiling of the new Adventurer series of offroad caravans. The Adventurer was 4-5 years in the planning and the first prototype was built…

1 min.
cmca promotes ‘benefits of belonging’

The popularity of RV travel in Australia continues to grow and this comes as no surprise. What’s not to love about the idea of hitting the open road? Waking up to a different view each morning, meeting like-minded people along the way! The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA), established in 1986, is a way for like-minded travellers to connect. The popularity of CMCA continues to grow, along with RV production and registration. The club is focused on preserving and promoting the RV lifestyle and providing ongoing support to its members through various initiatives and member benefits. These benefits include tailored RV insurance through Ken Tame and Associates, the club’s monthly magazine, The Wanderer, the RV…

1 min.
dometic launches new fridge for tropical weather

A larger evaporator, optimised gas heat exchanger and two 12V fans are key features of a new range of Dometic fridges for RVs designed specifically for tropical climes. The RMDX range, which comprises two different models, has claimed superior cooling performances in both the fridge and freezer compartments. The fridge is said to perform well in both high and low ambient temperatures. Controlled by temperature, the fans only operate in high temperatures to ensure excellent cooling in the heat, while maintaining energy efficiency in cool conditions. The interior of the range has also undergone a redesign, with an additional shelf added to take the total number of shelves to four. And the fridge contains no moving parts, meaning it is completely silent during operation – ensuring a good night’s sleep for the van’s…

1 min.
new venture for zone rv

Queensland’s Zone RV, which took out the $100,000+ category at Caravan World’s 2016 Best Aussie Vans, has now launched itself into the ‘semi-offroad’ market with a new range of dirt-road-capable caravans. Zone RV’s Venture Series will start production in July and are intended for travellers who don’t intend to go far off the bitumen or stay in remote areas. The Venture Series further exemplifies Zone RV’s commitment to reducing weight and the vans will have ‘stripped back’ specifications, a high 1200kg payload as standard, and a new chassis design and new cabinetry. The new chassis incorporates laser cut and folded engineered components. The new cabinetry system is exclusive to Zone RV and takes its cue from the smart composite sandwich panel technology applied to the body construction of each caravan. Using a combination of…

1 min.
ruby anniversary for alan graham’s caravans

New South Wales dealer Alan Graham’s Caravans and RVs is celebrating its milestone ruby anniversary this year and, to mark the occasion, Concept Caravans has built a special 40th anniversary van. Founder Alan Graham said the longevity of his business, which is an agent for Jurgens, Lotus, Galaxy and Concept caravans, comes down to respect for his customers, staff, suppliers and the environment. “A good deal is one where both parties are happy with the outcome,” Graham said. The Concept Caravans AG40 (which stands for Alan Graham’s 40th Anniversary) will be a special edition van, with only 40 built in total - one for each year the dealership has been in business. “I’m very happy that Concept has built this van for us,” Graham said. “They have loaded it with extra value and…