New kid on the caravan block
TALVOR has added a new caravan to its line-up, bringing their number of models to eight.
The new model is the 8m 650C, however most Talvor caravans now come with interior upgrades such as new cabinets, new hard and soft furnishings plus upgraded chassis.
They all come with roll-out awnings, LED lights, external and internal showers, toilet, DVD/TV and radio/stereo system and kitchen with stainless steel sink, fridge/ freezer, microwave, and cooktop.
The 550A has an electric drop-down double bed, while the others have island queensize beds.
Options include reversing camera, extra battery, fold-out picnic table, shower extractor fan, leather upholstery, water filter and off-road suspension.
Talvor boss Luke Trouchet says that while most caravan manufacturers are retreating during the economic crisis, Talvor is forging ahead.
He says says travellers were initially scared about the financial crisis.
‘‘But you can’t sit at home watching the television forever,’’ Talvor says.
Talvor have built motorhomes for rental until recently, and only began making caravans in 2012.
While they have a 15 per cent share in the 3000-a-year motorhome market, they have less than 1 per cent of the 24,000 caravans sold each year in Australia.
‘‘We’re really just starting,’’ Trouchet says.
‘‘We have been catching up to Winnebago and Jayco.
‘‘Our caravan business will be as big as motorised vehicles in time.’’
Talvor has also recently introduced three new fixed-bed motorhomes, the Ascot, Newstead and Hamilton, available in VW Crafter or Mercedes-benz Sprinter configurations, while the Fiat Ducato-based Hayman is the company’s first slide-out model.
Rolling on: Talvor head Luke Trouchet sees huge growth potential in the caravan side of the business