Another news caravan on our roads
Anew caravan manufacturer, Stealth Caravans, has entered the market, and with the problems at Jurgens Ci it’s good news for local caravanners. Judging by Stealth’s managing director Garry Coady’s qualifications and work experience, he clearly knows what he’s letting himself in for. For 10 years Garry had been providing fibreglass caravan bodies to one of the biggest off-road caravan manufacturers in the country.
Garry is now ploughing his knowledge and abilities back, but this time his focus is on the ordinary road caravans. The first model, the Evolution XR6, is comparable to the Sprite Swing. The interior and exterior sides of the panels have a fibreglass layer over a polystyrene foam inner. This inner material is already used in the manufacturing of European and Australian caravans.
Besides the floor and some of the interior finishes, the caravan has no other wood construction parts. Because the caravan panels consist mostly out of fibreglass, the panels are joined in such a way that the body forms a monocoque unit and there’s no possibility of water leaks.
The Evolution’s queen-size island bed fits in front at the nosecone’s side, with the top on the side of the A-frame. The breakfast nook at the back of the caravan folds flat to form a single bed. The Evolution has an exterior kitchen with a basin, gas stove and 220 V electricity system. The 158 ℓ fridge/freezer is inside and operates with 220 V, but the Stealth also has a 12 V transformer for the water pump and LEDs. The design includes a pop-up roof.
Garry says that at this stage the Stealth will be available at four dealers. Visit Loftus Caravan City in Randburg, Kempton Caravans in Johannesburg, Natal Caravans & Marine in Pinetown and Tygerberg Caravans in Cape Town for a closer look.
The numbers 5,276 (l) x 2,399 (w) x 2,096 m (h); tare weight approximately 1 110–1 200 kg; payload 300–400 kg; GVM 1 500 kg; axle 1 600 kg
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JUST RIGHT. Stealth Caravans’ first model, the Evolution XR6, is aimed at the road market, with panels consisting almost entirely of fibreglass. There’s a queen-size island bed up front and an additional single bed that folds flat from the breakfast nook right at the back.