Buying right: Five affordable family caravans

Family caravanning is about to undergo a resurgence in Australia, but young families often need to watch the purse strings more closely than older touring couples. With that concept in mind, with each under $70k, here are our top picks of five affordable family caravans.

Ezytrail Parkes 15 Quad Mk2


Ezytrail Parkes 15 Quad Mk2

The brand-new Ezytrail Parkes 15 Quad Mk2 is a compact, off-road, pop-top caravan that sleeps four. With a rear folding extension that increases the van’s footprint at camp, the main bed is a massive king size. There are two east-west bunk beds across the front, the bottom being a king single with the upper bunk a standard single, great for older kids. The bunks tuck behind the ensuite, creating a sense of privacy, and have their own reading light with multiple power outlets. The van has plumbed hot water via gas and electric power that runs to the shower and external slide-out kitchen. It has off-road-ready hardware including F5 chassis and drawbar with a lifetime warranty, new Ezyrider independent suspension, an AL-KO off-road hitch and 16in alloy wheels with 10-ply muddies and dual spares.

Parkes 15 Mk2 bedroom


Tare: 2330kg

ATM: 2900kg

Length: 6490mm

Width: 2200mm

Height: 2460mm (travel)

Price (approx.): $52,990

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Kokoda Battalion External

Kokoda Battalion Family Bunk Van

The Kokoda Battalion Family Bunk Van is a tandem -axle on-road hardtop caravan that sleeps five. The main bed is an island queen at the front of the van with lift-up storage and twin wardrobes on either side. The double or triple bunk (your choice) is north-south facing, adjacent to the onboard bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity, fed by a gas/electric hot water service. The internal kitchen has a large 181-litre three-way fridge/freezer, a four-burner stove and a Dometic reverse cycle air-conditioner, with a club lounge for meals. Outside, there’s a roll-out awning and a dual access tunnel boot storage compartment.


Kokoda Battalion Internal


Tare: 2400kg

ATM: 3000kg

Length: 6700m

Width: 2500m

Height: 3200m

Price (approx.): $56,990

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Everest Kombat External

Everest Caravans Kombat Family Van

The Everest Caravans Kombat Family Van is a tandem-axle, semi-off-road caravan. It has AL-KO Enduro Cross Country suspension for light off-road adventure with the family. The layout creates separate zones, with the main queen-sized bed sitting east-west across the front, the kitchen and L-shaped dinette in the centre, and the bunk beds and bathroom at the rear. Choose between two or three bunk beds, each with privacy curtains and USB charging points. Additional features include AL-KO electronic stability control for safer towing, a 4kg Camec washing machine, a gas space heater, reversing camera and dual-access tunnel boot storage compartment.

Everest Kombat Internal


Tare: 2640kg

ATM: 3300kg

Overall length: 6000mm

Width: 2500mm

Height: 3000mm

Price (approx.): $68,990

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Austrack Tanami External

Austrack Tanami X 15 bunk bed configuration

The Austrack Tanami X 15 in the bunk bed configuration is a compact off-road hybrid caravan with indoor/outdoor living facilitated. The main bed is king size, while the bunks, which run east-west, are double on the bottom and single on top. There’s an internal bathroom with toilet and shower, and a second external hot shower with shower tent. Similarly, the main kitchen is external but there’s also a small sink and two-burner stove inside for when the weather turns. Additional features include 300W of roof-mounted solar, a 2000W inverter and a fully enclosed canvas annex.

Austrack Tanami Internal


Tare: 2340kg

ATM: 3000kg

Overall length: 6700mm

Width: 2180mm

Height: 2420mm

Price (approx.): $67,990

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Salute Avalon External

Salute Caravans Avalon Family Van

The Avalon Family Van from Salute Caravans is a tandem-axle, semi-off-road caravan with a few excellent inclusions for the family. The two or three bunk beds (your choice) each have their own drop-down DVD player with headphones and USB charge points to keep the kids entertained. Each bunk has storage, a book/magazine holder and removable barrier rails. The master bed is a queen island with storage beneath and twin wardrobes. The onboard bathroom has a ceramic sink and a 3kg washing machine. Other features include AL-KO Enduro suspension for light off-road adventure, a BMPro Genius battery management system and a Sizzler Deluxe barbecue.

Salute Avalon Internal


Tare: 2700kg

ATM: 3500kg

Overall length: 8900mm

Width: 2350mm

Height: 3100mm

Price (approx.): $67,990

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Reviewed: Ezytrail Parkes 15 Quad Mk2