Most cross-border travel restrictions still apply as we go to press, and checking out a prospective RV purchase in person may not be possible for some, so in this issue we continue with our virtual showcase to spike your enthusiasm if you are thinking about a new van. Here are a couple of beaut offroaders from Queensland that you might add to your shortlist once we are free to travel again.
IN THE ZONE
First up is the new Base model from Zone RV. Best known for offroad caravans with innovative build techniques and contemporary interior design, Zone RV has recently launched this affordable range of rugged vans. Models range through 17ft to 20ft 6in including a family version, so there is a Base version to suit a wide range of needs. All these new vans come with Zone RV’s timber-free composite construction and an impressive payload.
The vans are built on the tried and tested Zone RV offroad chassis for safer towing in Australian offroad conditions and built on the core design philosophies of Zone RV.
The Zone RV purpose-built steel chassis is designed to be strong and lightweight. It is engineered to suit the unique Zone RV build style; monocoque construction. The design philosophy is to create a chassis tailored to conquer Australia’s toughest terrain.
Zone RV uses a unique build process, constructing the caravans ‘inside out’. Meaning that the electrical wiring, gas and plumbing lines are installed prior to the walls and roof being fixed to the caravan structure.
Also featuring this month is the nifty Titan Blackhawk 480H.
In their ten-year history, Titan have prided themselves on supplying caravans suited to Australian conditions. The Blackhawk 480H is a couple’s hybrid model, and it's perfect for any pair looking to get off the beaten track for an escape.
The 480 Hybrid proved itself more than capable of handling dirt roads, ruts and washouts when we reviewed it back in March. While there are plenty of creature comforts inside, more than you typically see in a hybrid, don’t be deceived. Titan’s real focus is offroad performance.
Cruisemaster XT suspension comes as standard, with an option to upgrade to a full Cruisemaster air package if you feel the need. The twin shock independent coil spring suspension combined with DO35 offroad coupling to make towing a breeze, no matter what the Glasshouse Mountains threw at it during our test.
We were also pleased to see that Titan’s customer service policies follow through on the promises the design makes. The 480H comes with a true offroad warranty, specifically covering surfaces such as corrugated dirt roads and beaches.
OFFROAD ZONE BASE SERIES
The all new Base series is packed with Zone RV’s world-class innovation and passion; delivering a super capable offroad van built with all of Zone RV’s manufacturing technology, design, and build quality expertise.
Single panel technology, monocoque construction, inspired by high-end marine, genuine fibreglass composite panels for the walls, roof and floor fully bonded together create an extremely strong and lightweight van. Making the Base series 100 per cent timber free, to guarantee the elimination of rotting, deterioration or inconsistency in strength.
The Base series boasts ample solar, battery capacity, gas, water storage, quality offroad Crusiemaster suspension, reverse camera and a comfortable, functional and modern interior to get you off grid for longer. The Zone RV offroad drawbar is engineered for strength and strategically positioned at the safest, most comfortable, towing height for superior performance. With industry leading low offroad Tare weights overall, you will enjoy safer towing.
Zone RV enables adventure with the Base series so you can get out and find your own base to explore this amazing land down under!
- Tare: 2420kg,
- ZONE RV designed and hot gal dipped steel offroad chassis
- Solar: 360W Enerdrive glass panels
- Water: 90L fresh / 100L grey
- Dual axle, Cruisemaster XT coil
- Dual compressor fridge/freezer
- Unique ZONE RV offroad cabinetry, latches and hinge system
- Monocoque construction and fully bonded to create a strong lightweight structure
- 100% timber free
- ZONE RV BASE SERIES has 4 models available
PRICE FROM $89,900 (for 17ft version)
85 Quanda Road, COOLUM BEACH, QLD, 4573
Ph: 07 5471 6410
TITAN BLACKHAWK 480 HYBRID
All of Titan’s caravans, campers and hybrids come with spacious and ultra-modern interiors. A long list of standard features set the Blackhawk apart from the competition. Titan Caravans base their foundations on over 10 years in the caravan and camping industry. Their research and design team strive to develop innovative products for the Australian market.
The Titan Blackhawk 480 Hybrid is perfect for the couple that want to experience the outdoors with a compact, offroad capable hybrid that includes the comforts of a caravan.
Titan Blackhawk 480 caravans are available for immediate delivery, to turn your dream van into a reality.
- Tare weight: 2180kg
- Chassis: 150 x 50 x 3.5mm Galvanised Steel
- Frame: 150 x 50 x 3.5mm Galvanised Steel
- Cladding: Heat laminated fibreglass composite panel with structural foam core and aluminium subframe
- Suspension: Cruisemaster XT (coils) fully independent suspension system with twin shocks on each wheel
- Coupling: DO35 Off road hitch
- Solar: 2 x 160W panel
- Battery: 2 x 120Ah AGM
- Water: 2 x 100L general/ 65L grey
PRICE FROM $59,990
71A Amy Johnson Place, Eagle Farm, QLD 4009
Ph: 07 3216 4555