A New Dawn – A New Age

ByRV DailyOctober 4, 2016
A New Dawn – A New Age

New Age Caravans has lifted the lid on an all-new camper – the Road Tripper – and it’s going on display to the public for the first time at Leisurefest, Sandown (6th – 9th October). RV Daily got a glimpse of the Road Tripper at the Melbourne launch and walked away impressed.

New Age Caravans hosted a launch for the Road Tripper where National Sales Manager, Chad Kanj, introduced this latest van in the New Age stable. Chad was keen to point out the Aussie focussed ethos of New Age Caravans, and feels that using quality products with as much Australian content as possible is the best way to offer clients value for money and excellent re-sale value.

There are two models of the Road Tripper available to the public at this stage, both 13-footers, one is an on-road version and the other an off-road version. Both are available in five colours, white, blue, red, green and grey which is pretty cool. RV Daily is hoping to get their hands on a groovy green off-roader soon for a full review.

These campers can sleep three people and are aimed at younger families who want an affordable way to escape for weekends or longer, with comfort and enough space to make touring enjoyable. The on-road model weighs in around 1100kg while the off-road comes in around 1300kgs, making these vans suitable to be towed by many vehicles with ease.

Features include a one-piece fibreglass roof with an all-new wind up system, fibreglass panels front and back and an aluminium composite body complete with 8oz Aussie canvas walls. Extras include an awning, picnic table and external speakers.

Mechanicals include a 4-inch A-frame with a 6-inch chassis, providing durability while keeping the weight down. A slipper spring suspension system and 15-inch rims features on the on-road while ALKO Enduro suspension and 16-inch rims are used on the off-roader, both models coming standard with electric brakes.

Interior features include a Thetford 93-litre fridge, Samsung microwave, 3-burner Camec sink stove combo and a great amount of bench space. A double bed is located at the front of the van while the café style seating is located at the rear of the van on the passenger side and doubles as a single bed. This is a small van that is well spec’d.

New Age plans to increase the range of Road Trippers into the future, offering a more flexible package for young buyers. The vans are backed by a 2-year structural warranty and are built to go the distance.

Dollar-wise the Road Tripper is priced amazingly well to capture the intended market. The on-road version will retail for $29,990 drive-away while the off-road version is $37,990 drive-away, Australia-wide.

On first inspection the Road Tripper is well built and very neat. I can see this camper being a popular choice for new and older vanners in this market place!