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Avida Emerald caravan for 2016 released
2nd December, 2015
Emerald comes standard with many quality features including roof mounted reverse cycle air conditioning, roll out awning, 190 litre 2 door automatic energy selection fridge/freezer, queen size 1,520mm width bed with a doona cover and ample storage throughout ..... more

Avida RV's new Topaz caravan
14th October, 2015
Topaz (21 to 23 foot) comes standard with many new luxury features including but not limited to a slide out room in every model, which is just one specification highlight that ensures that this new caravan stands apart from the others ..... more

Volkswagen California continues in T6 guise
23rd August, 2015
Continuing a camper van tradition which spans more than 60 years, the VW California is the only vehicle in its class to be designed, engineered and built in-house by a car maker ..... more

Purple Line launch Opus On Road camper trailer
22nd July, 2015
Melbourne-based camper trailer manufacturer Purple Line has launched a new lightweight Opus On Road camper trailer which can be towed by Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota Corolla, amongst others ..... more

Avida's new "Eyre" motorhome
19th July, 2015
Avida has recently launched the new B type B7663SL & B7653SL slide-out Eyre models. This is the first time the Eyre has been available with a slide-out ..... more

Avida Birdsville: now with a slide-out
14th June, 2015
Birdsville is one of the more popular motorhomes on Australian roads offering so much in creature comforts and its smooth, economical power and performance make it a easy enough to drive with a standard car licence ..... more

Avida's new Esperance motorhome
10th May, 2015
The new B and C type 7923SL Esperance is built on the updated Iveco 50C17 Cab-chassis which comes standard with a 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine and the choice of a 6 speed manual transmission or the new 8 speed fully automatic transmission. It remains the largest motorhome on the market available to drive with a standard car driver’s licence ..... more

Avida Menindee LKS motor home
2nd April, 2015
No one can argue that the Menindee LKS doesn’t offer an extensive range of standard features both inside and out, such as the large outdoor LCD television (one of three on-board), an automatic satellite dish, solar panels, washing machine, electric entry steps, towbar, BBQ gas fitting, internal and external shower and the luxury of being able to press a button and the electric awning opens up all accentuating the motor homing experience ..... more

Crosswind Assist for Mercedes-Benz custom made motor homes
1st January, 2015
First standard-fit Crosswind Assist for motor home with custom-built body; Close cooperation with German camper manufacturer Hymer; Extensive range of innovative driver assistance systems; Huge choice of base models, wheelbase lengths and drives ..... more

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Camper van the Mercedes-Benz way
11th July, 2014
Marco Polo sets new standards in perceived quality, stylish living and comfortable practicality; Outstanding seating and sleeping comfort; Good safety and dynamic driving comfort for a passenger van; intended for German market ..... more

Fiat Ducato takes 30%+ of motor home market
4th May, 2014
Ducato features a capable chassis that can handle high payloads and significant towing capacity in addition to a powerful 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine that delivers performance, reliability and usability ..... more

Trakka Torino
23rd April, 2014
As well as offering a new night time choice of set ups, the split rear bed means that the Torino now uniquely has two day time sitting areas ..... more

Trakka Trakkaway 800
23rd April, 2014
From the outside it could be hard to believe that the Trakkaway 800 offers a full double island bed, with free and easy access from three sides, so no more climbing over the bed ..... more

OPUS camping trailer now available
28th February, 2014
With its unique, pram-like unfolding mechanism, the OPUS obtained plenty of favourable comment for its innovation, convenience and value at a show in Adelaide ..... more

Avida add caravans to RV range
13th February, 2014
Avida have also announced an Australian industry first by offering a stylish, tough fibreglass exterior full sandwich panel body in three colours, arctic white, frosty silver and champagne gold, and with a choice of thirteen exterior decal colours ..... more

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RV production tops 20,000 again
19th December, 2013
Big vans are steadily increasing in popularity, with a shift from smaller vans, pop-tops and camper trailers to vans of over five metres ..... more

Tent for Honda CR-V
15th November, 2013
The tent is suitable for all outdoor activities, with two doors and an access point to the CR-V, extending usable space into the vehicle. Featuring three mesh windows and an extendable rain fly ..... more

Trakka Trakkadu ABT
30th September, 2013
Turbocharged engine, twin clutch gearbox, all-wheel drive, lowered sports suspension, 19" alloy wheels, low profile tyres, body kit, black paint – it’s not the equipment you would expect for a camper van ..... more

Out the door: 10,000 units from Avida (Winnebago)
4th August, 2013
For Michael and Lucy, this is their first motor home and they are looking forward to travelling in their new Esperance C7934SL to experience the lifestyle. "The honour of owning the 10,000th Avida motor home was unexpected" they said ..... more (copyright image)

Isuzu D-Max

11th June, 2013

25 years of the VW California
8th April, 2013
Around 100,000 California vans have come off the assembly line over the past 25 years ..... more

EarthCruiser adding Iveco chassis to range
15th March, 2013
Psst, just quietly, Earthcruiser is about to introduce an Iveco chassis to its range of motor homes ..... more

Winnebago Australia now known as Avida Motorhomes
11th March, 2013
Winnebago Australia has announced that it began rebranding all its new motor home products from 28th February, 2013. The new brand name is called Avida ..... more

Bailey Unicorn caravan from UK released locally
7th March, 2013
The futuristically re-styled 2013 Bailey Unicorn Series 2 range, with its soaring panoramic front windows, even more plush interior fit-out and extended list of luxury and convenience features for long-term touring, will point the way to future Australian caravan design ..... more

RV production remains healthy
27th February, 2013
Figures from RVM Australia, the peak body for the nation’s RV manufacturing industry, showed total production of 20,708 caravans and RVs for 2012 ..... more

Kia Sorento's improved towing solution
17th February, 2013
This heavy duty kit will allow for an increased maximum down ball weight of 150kg whilst the maximum braked towing capacity will remain the same at 2,000 kg for automatic and 2,500 kg for manual vehicles ..... more

EarthCruiser goes to America
1st February, 2013
With its specially designed soft ride/hard road suspension kit and super-single 36-inch Michelin XZL tyres, the Earthcruiser is capable of negotiating long distance desert crossings, snow covered mountain trails and endless kilometres of corrugated and rough outback roads in comfort ..... more

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Winnebago Esperance Premium

9th November, 2012

Jayco Optimum updated for 2012
25th July, 2012
New to the interior of the Jayco Optimum range is stylish two tone leather design furniture, Coast to Coast washing machine (optional in the Fiat 26-2 model) and high quality Dometic windows with built in blinds ..... more

Jayco Work 'N Play
18th June, 2012
This new smaller 14' model has a lower towing weight than its 17' counterpart (1,480 kg tare compared to 1,830 kg); making the Work ‘N Play accessible to owners of larger non-4WD cars ..... more

Fiat Ducato summer camp in Italy
6th June, 2012
The first ever themed campsite experience dedicated especially to motor homes, the "Ca' Savio  Fiat Ducato" camping initiative will allow all Ducato camper van and motor home owners to enjoy a holiday filled with first-class service and total relaxation ..... more

Jayco Expanda upgraded
4th June, 2012
With an extensive line-up of versions, the Expanda model range vary in weight from 1,363 kg to 2,160 kg (without options and carry-on luggage) ..... more (copyright image)

Mitsubishi Pajero

3rd June, 2012

Winnebago Diversion camper van
2nd May, 2012
Winnebago’s stylish camper van, the Diversion, is now available in two distinctly different internal lay-outs, both of which are functional and practical as well as offering superb comfort ..... more (copyright image)

Mitsubishi Challenger (RWD)

20th April, 2012

Jayco Starcraft updated
30th March, 2012
Building on its 2011 aesthetics, the 2012 range features newly styled cupboard door handles, comfortable Enduro foam furniture and fashionable curved finishes to the caravan’s Eurostyle cupboards and doors ..... more

Jayco Conquest for 2012
15th March, 2012
The Conquest now boasts a new fibreglass nose which provides the motor home with improved aerodynamics and more storage space ..... more

RV production continues upward
12th March, 2012
Traditional caravans continued to dominate production, with 47 per cent of the total, followed by pop-tops at 25 per cent and camper trailers at 20 per cent, with motorised units accounting for the remaining 8 per cent ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Land Cruiser

4th March, 2012

Jayco recall
29th February, 2012
Jayco models fitted with a 2,000 kg axle and 12 inch brake drums with chassis numbers between N12174 and P70111 are the subject of a "recall" ..... more

Winnebago Birdsville motor home
23rd February, 2012
Built on the Fiat Ducato chassis with its new EuroV 130 kW 3.0 litre engine, the 2012 Birdsville range offers six attractive living plans accommodating two to eight people in comfortable sleeping positions using permanent and temporary bedding as required ..... more

Jayco Sterling caravan updated for 2012
16th February, 2012
As well as the electric slide out bed and lounge feature which is available in a number of lay outs, caravanners will also be impressed with additions to the Sterling’s interior which include a new curved kitchen design ..... more

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Earthcruiser Blue Dog modular camper
14th December, 2011
What makes the Blue Dog camper body unique is that it is supplied as a completed module, insulated and fitted out with air conditioning and all the interior equipment necessary ..... more

EarthCruiser motor home goes anywhere!
11th November, 2011
Designed and built in Queensland, the EarthCruiser is made to travel the world with a totally independent lifestyle. The EarthCruiser design is a complete module with a powered elevating roof that contains sleeping and accommodation for two or four travellers ..... more

Jayco Optimum motor home
20th September, 2011
New to the Optimum range in 2011 is the innovative double slide out model, available in the 26 foot Fiat Ducato FA26.2 lay out. Both the bed and the dinette can expand or contract, providing extra room to move when required ..... more

Bolwell Edge caravan gains awards
18th September, 2011
Not only has it won an Automotive Engineering Excellence Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia (SAE-A), but it has earned a Good Design™ award in the Australian International Design Awards ..... more

Jayco Swift camper trailer
14th September, 2011
Available in Touring and Outback models, the lightweight Jayco Swift Camper Trailer has been designed with small car owners in mind ..... more

Fiat Ducato recall
11th September, 2011
Three hundred and five Fiat Ducato models are being recalled in Australia because the spare wheel may become detached ..... more

Cub Camper trailers for 2011
9th September, 2011
For the past 43 years Cub Campers has been an Australian family-owned business designing, building and selling quality camper trailers for Australia's demanding conditions ..... more

Caravan industry successes
5th September, 2011
Australia’s caravan and RV industry continues to break production records, with the first half of 2011 showing a 13 per cent increase on the record figures achieved in 2010 ..... more

Jayco Swan camper trailer recall
4th September, 2011
The 240V wiring for the power inlet could be damaged, over time, by the roof winder cables ..... more

Trakka Trakkaway 760
18th August, 2011
The newly designed Trakkaway 760 offers all the ‘bells and whistles’ you could desire, all in a compact motor home that offers a wealth of standard inclusions making it great value for money ..... more

Jayco Conquest Tour Edition released
17th August, 2011
The model has an updated range of decor styles, with Eurostyle finishings such as Italian inspired door handles, a choice of tile and timber floor vinyl design, and a new style sink with a larger bowl for added home-like comfort ..... more

Trakka Fiat Torino Xtra Remote
11th May, 2011
Built on a Fiat Ducato base with a fuel efficient 3.0L multi-jet diesel engine matched to a six speed Manual Transmission Automated (MTA) gearbox, the Trakka Fiat Torino Xtra Remote offers a blend of power, acceleration, relaxing drive and smooth gear changes ..... more

Winnebago Eyre motor home
24th February, 2011
Built on the AL-KO chassis variant of the Fiat Ducato, the Winnebago Eyre is able to combine an unusually low overall height – just 2.75 metres – with a spacious, flexible interior that includes such notable features as an island double bed, a spacious kitchen, seating for four people and provide separate shower and toilet facilities ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser 76 Series GXL Wagon road test (copyright image)

Toyota Land Cruiser 76 Series GXL Wagon

28th June, 2009

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VW Campers Feature At Europe's Vanfest
5th September, 2008
The winning Volkswagen vans have been chosen for the ‘Five generations of Campervan’ display at Vanfest, Europe’s largest gathering of Volkswagen vans ..... more

VW Caddy With A Boat Deck
28th August, 2008
The wooden sun deck on the roof is accessed via four matching wooden and aluminium steps in the Caddy’s tailgate and to complete the design theme there are wooden inserts along the side of the vehicle and in the rear bumper ..... more

Jackie Ickx Takes To The Road In A VW California
18th June, 2008
Jackie Ickx, former Formula One driver, has taken delivery of a Volkswagen California camper and is planning to travel extensively around Europe and internationally in it to attend and compete in a variety of motor rallies and cross-country events ..... more

Holden Rodeo LX 4x4 tow test (copyright image)

Holden Rodeo LX 4x4

10th April, 2008

Volkswagen Caddy Camper road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Caddy Camper

13th March, 2008

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Volkswagen Caddy Life

Volkswagen Caddy Life and Camper

10th December, 2007

Ford Meets RV Growth With Most Capable Motor Home Chassis Ever
2nd December, 2007
Ford adds most capable RV chassis ever to America’s best-selling motor home chassis line-up to meet consumer needs for larger RVs with more amenities ..... more

Kia Sorento road test (copyright image)

Kia Sorento

30th November, 2007

Volkswagen Celebrates “60 years of the Bulli”
22nd October, 2007
An official event to celebrate 60 years of Volkswagen vans held in Hanover, Germany, earlier this month (5th-7th October) attracted 71,000 visitors with an amazing selection of over 5,000 Transporter vans and campers ..... more

Land Rover Freelander 2 Awarded Category Win UK's Caravan Club’s 25th Tow Car Of The Year Awards 2008
27th September, 2007
The Land Rover Freelander 2 has scooped the accolade of ‘Best Tow Car over £32,000’ at the UK's Caravan Club Tow Car of the Year 2008 awards ceremony ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI towing test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI

24th May, 2007

Major Overhaul of Jayco Camper Trailers
23rd March, 2007
In Jayco's camper make-over, aluminium sheeting is replaced with white fibreglass ..... more

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Jayco Unveils EuroEdition motor home
22nd August, 2006
The idea behind the Euro Edition is to offer a luxury model that makes it very much the motor home owners’ motor home of choice, yet its price remains at under $100,000 ..... more

90,000th Jayco Rolls off the assembly line
3rd August, 2006
A camper trailer recently rolled off a Dandenong assembly line as the 90,000th Jayco built ..... more

Taking the Holiday Road to Family Fun
14th July, 2006
Camper trailers for decades have been the first choice entry into recreational vehicles both because they offer a relatively low-cost ownership option and just as importantly families love them because they provide variable sleeping arrangements ..... more

Kombi Beach
30th May, 2006
The very word 'Kombi' represents, by perception, freedom, style, travel adventures and old-fashioned fun with family and friends ..... more

Jayco's New Destiny
1st May, 2006
Jayco has again set industry benchmarks in design and quality with the recent launching of its new Destiny series of pop-top caravans ..... more

Reversing Sensor for Caravans
11th April, 2006
Reversing, the bane of every novice caravanner, has now just got easier ..... more

Travelling Australia A Conquest of Discovery
3rd April, 2006
Responding to the demand for motorised RVs has seen Jayco become recognised as one of the country’s premier builders of motor homes ..... more

Jayco's Sterling Caravan Design
7th March, 2006
Jayco’s key challenge is to continue developing and building the best recreational vehicles (RVs) in the country ..... more

Jayco Boosts Demand For Fiat Vans
23rd February, 2006
Growth in the popularity of motorised recreational vehicle (RV) ownership is helping Fiat Commercial expand its business ..... more

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Heritage Heading to be No. 1 Caravan in 2005
12th June, 2005
The Heritage, dubbed the “caravanner’s caravan” when released in 2002, remains the flagship of Jayco’s towable recreational vehicle (RV) fleet ..... more

More Than a Makeover for Australia’s Most Popular Pop-Top
1st June, 2005
Australia’s most popular pop-tops, Jayco’s Freedom models, have been given more than just a make-over for 2005 and despite the dramatic overhaul the brand name was retained ..... more

Jayco's Fiat Ducato motor home
27th April, 2005
Australia's leader in caravan manufacturing is quickly becoming a major player in the motorised recreational vehicle (RV) sector ..... more

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