Off-road Caravans for the Deluxe side of adventurin­g

Nearly all the comforts of home


Camping and exploring New Zealand’s great outdoors is a passion for many 4WDers. But what happens when the appeal of rooftop campers or tents has worn off or when the family has grown and needs that little bit more home comforts in the backblocks?

Is a caravan the way to go? And how easy will it be to find one that really can go off-road? A caravan may have that outdoorsy tough-asnails look but could it really go overlandin­g down south, or around the North Island’s central volcanic plateau?

Will its suspension, chassis, bodywork and fit-out deal with the inevitable knocks and scrapes?

Off-road Caravans NZ has the answer, in the Canyon range of off-road-capable single and dual wheel caravans. Canyon’s ‘vans’ are fully designed built in Australia and are based on a powder-coated 150mm chassis. This means Offroad Caravans can proudly offer a high quality, strong and durable product that is genuinely suitable for Kiwi adventurin­g.

The images show the interior of the Canyon Classic 21’ 6” Bunk van, this is the second up in the model range with three models above so you can get even higher spec but even at this level you get a full Queen Island bed (this is fixed so you don’t have to make it up each day and you can walk down either side). In a separate room (for the kids) are two bunk beds. The kitchen is fully equipped and we mean fully, built in oven (three gas burners and one electric), rangehood, built in microwave and a full height fridge freezer (175-199l) make meal preparatio­n a joy rather than a chore. Other features are a top loader washing machine, 24-inch, 12V Smart HD LED TV. Stereo unit with internal and external speakers and two-way gas/electric hot water system.

The bathroom is a good size with a separate shower cubicle and a cassette toilet, both toilet and shower area have 12V fans and roof hatches.

Designed to be selfcontai­ned for Freedom camping there are two x 95l fresh water and one 95l grey water tanks, 170w of solar panels feeding two 100ah house batteries and two gas cylinders. All plugs are double outlet and there are 12 USB outlets. Oh and did we mention the air-conditioni­ng (heating and cooling!

To help you relax at the end of the day there is a roll-out awning and external power and TV points (including USB).

A great way to go wild without being uncomforta­ble – gets a good night’s sleep ready for the next days adventure

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