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What Makes An Off-Road Caravan?

For any red-blooded Australian taking to the wilderness in a new caravan, few phrases conjure as much excitement as the term “off-road”. Rugged go-anywhere rigs unlock a host of new possibilities for travellers, but many would-be wayfarers-on-wheels remain in the dark about what they actually entail. The team at Hinterland Caravans sheds some light on what to look for in an off-road caravan on the Gold Coast

Features that won’t falter

The off-roader moniker is often thrown around loosely in the caravanning culture, but there are some basic features common across this category. Typically, smaller than their tarmac-limited counterparts, due to the need for increased manoeuvrability, they boast increased ground clearance, bulkier tyres, a reinforced chassis, and coil suspension in lieu of leaf springs. Some even offer enhanced solar power and water-storage capabilities, encouraging drivers to venture off the beaten track and away from familiar tourist campsites. 

While these features no doubt facilitate freedom not found in your everyday caravan, it’s important to note that not all off-roaders are created equal. When choosing to tackle tough terrain for prolonged periods, it’s essential to opt for an even more focused set-up. Higher-end options sport heavy duty airbag suspension designed for dealing with the corrugation-riddled roads that cross Outback Australia. The rough and uneven topography of the Great Central Road in Australia’s west and north, for example, proves extremely challenging for all but the most robust suspension systems. So, it’s wise to take this into account when mapping any potential routes in an off-roader. 

The off-road compromise 

Despite the many advantages of even an entry-level off-road caravan, they’re not always the most fitting choice for the average nomad. With heightened rigidity and strength of construction often comes an increase in overall weight, and this must be measured against the towing capacity of the lead vehicle. 

Buyers should also consider the necessary compromise in storage space that accompanies purchasing a nimble navigator capable of reaching seldom-seen locales. Of course, pricing is another factor that looms large in this class, and any upgrade in performance will see buyers paying a premium over the standard caravan alternatives. 

Adventurous types needn’t break the bank to find themselves kicking back in an off-roader, as there are plenty of great deals when you know where to find them. With a history of supplying quality and affordable travel companions, Hinterland Caravans is your local go-to for off-road caravans on the Gold Coast. Give the friendly team a call today on (07) 5560 2472.


What size caravan is right for you?

With a dizzying array of pop-tops, tourers, and off-roaders hitting the market each year, there are almost as many caravans to choose from as there are caravanners. Choosing the right size and equipment level for your first outing is indeed tricky, but with years of experience in caravan sales, the industry experts at Hinterland Caravans can match even the most selective travellers to the mobile dwelling of their dreams. 

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Caravanning Tips for Your First Trip

Heading out on your maiden caravanning trip is an experience that is sure to spark thrills and a sense of adventure, as well as a healthy dose of trepidation. While you may be itching to hit the road to start enjoying all the great outdoors has to offer, a little preparation and know-how goes a long way to ensure you’re able to make the most of your vehicular voyage. The following top caravanning tips will help bring you (and your home away from home) up to speed while steering clear of the pitfalls prone to newbie travellers.

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Hinterland Caravans is Australia’s premier caravan dealership and one of the major selling agents on the east coast of Australia.

Come in and see our new range of some of the biggest selling brands in the market today – Crusader, Supreme and Leader. While you’re here, check out the massive savings on all stock Traveller caravans.

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