Volkswagen Californias (T5, T3 and T4)
NEWS INDEX: Recreation Vehicles
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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
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 .....
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) .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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" .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Major Overhaul of Jayco Camper Trailers
23rd March, 2007
In Jayco's camper make-over, aluminium sheeting is replaced with white fibreglass .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
30th May, 2006
The very word 'Kombi' represents, by perception,
freedom, style, travel adventures and old-fashioned fun with family and friends .....
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 .....
Reversing Sensor for Caravans
11th April, 2006
Reversing, the bane of every novice caravanner, has now just got easier .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 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 .....
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 .....
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