The caravan components sector in Australia employs thousands of skilled workers. In essence, it is a multi-million dollar industry.
Recreational vehicle components, aftermarket accessories and technical accessories are an incredible growth segment. Many components are essential, while others can be considered a luxury.
CW has compiled a directory of the most popular or best-selling products from some of Australia’s major components manufacturers and suppliers in five key areas – entry doors; windows; skylights; 12V hatches; and doorsteps.
RANGER RV SUPPLIES
Ranger RV Supplies specialise in caravan and RV accessories. With more than 15 years of industry experience, its main demographic is manufacturers whom Ranger works closely with to ensure its products are developed for the right application.
From aluminium sheeting, windows and skylights to water pumps and steps, Ranger RV Supplies has a range of products to suit all caravans and RVs.
Aussie Traveller is a 100 per cent Australian owned and operated company, manufacturing and supplying products to the caravan and RV industry in Australia.
Operating from its factory and warehouse in Brisbane, Queensland, plus its warehouse and office in Melbourne, Victoria, Aussie Traveller services all states of Australia through a network of agents and stockists.
It specialises in the manufacture of quality awnings and annexes, as well as supplying a large range of accessories.
Aussie Traveller is also the Australian distributor for Omnistor/Thule RV products.
COAST TO COAST RV SERVICES
Coast to Coast RV Services celebrated its 40th anniversary in the RV industry in 2015.
Coast to Coast has a large and dynamic product range, but is continually reviewed to provide durable and environmentally friendly alternatives.
Fiamma is known worldwide as a pioneer and leading company in manufacturing technical accessories for the recreational vehicle market.
Camec expanded its operations during the late 1980s through the purchase of an aluminium roll forming plant, the purchase of tooling for caravan water tank production and the introduction of innovative and alternative products from overseas suppliers for the local market.
Combined with its local production of windows, doors and aluminium, Camec is one of the largest suppliers of RV and caravan components and accessories to all segments of the RV and caravan industries throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Over 30 years ago Fan-Tastic Vent saw there was a need for better ventilation in recreation vehicles.
Today, Fan-Tastic Vent continues to be one of the most recognised brand names in the industry and has sold over three million fans.
Dometic’s range of caravan parts and accessories are available across Australia. They are designed with mobile living in mind and to provide you with comfort in your caravan or motorhome when you’re on holiday.
All of its products are designed to be used in a caravan or mobile home. Living in such an environment doesn’t allow for much room, which is why Dometic’s range has been designed with limited space in mind.
Dometic products are sold to over 100 countries worldwide. It has a complete range of innovative designs in all areas, such as air-conditioners, cookers, fridges, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort, along with safety solutions, windows, awnings, doors and other equipment.
Aussie Traveller Caravan Entry Door
ATRV has a range of caravan doors to suit every application.
Ranging in size from 1420-1908mm in height and in widths from 575-815mm, with custom sizes available to order, all ATRV caravan doors come with an approved gas vent in the bottom, tinted acrylic panel or upper powdercoated panel, security screen with midge mesh and a triple lock.
Powdercoated frames and panels in white or black are standard and silver is available on request. Custom colour requests can also be catered for.
- RRP: $939.75 (1750x622mm)
- Warranty: 12 months
- Dimensions: 1420x622-1908x762mm
- Weight: 21kg (1750x622mm)
- Colours: White, black and white or all black; silver available on request
- Materials: Powdercoated aluminium and tinted acrylic
- Locking mechanism: ATRV’s triple lock
- Curved or flat tinted acrylic panel for optimum light
- Separate security flyscreen with triple lock
- Black or white powdercoated frame
- Black or white powdercoated panel
- Hinged on the left or right
- Radius corner or square corner frame
- Approved gas vent at bottom
Camec Odyssey Premium Door
This is an RV-safe security door with one-piece door panel. A PVC infill provides greater strength, and it comprises a slim-style main frame extrusion. It also features an Odyssey-style ADR-approved double-glazed acrylic panel, lower venturi vent (white or black), and a left or right-hand hinge setup.
- RRP: From $1460
- Warranty: 12 months
- Dimensions: A range of sizes available
- Weight: Not supplied
- Colours: White, crystal silver, jet black, onyx white, in stucco or smooth finishes
- Materials: PVC, acrylic
- Locking mechanism: Camec three-point locking system
- One-piece door panel
- PVC infill
- Main frame extrusion
- Left-hand or right-hand hinge
Dometic RV CaraD 600
The Dometic CaraD door is an entrance door for RVs with an aluminium frame and an integrated high security safety mesh screen, including blind and four-point locking system. It is available in aluminium or glass, and comes vented or non-vented.
It’s also a modern caravan door designed with safety in mind. A key feature of the door is its highly resistant safety mesh. Tested by an independent test laboratory in Germany, the door can withstand 180J of impact. The mesh will let air into your caravan without having to sacrifice your security.
Another safety feature is the four-point locking system and an easy-to-operate chrome door lever, which ensures extra protection and comfort when travelling. It also includes a stylish integrated blind that blocks light from entering the caravan and provides additional privacy.
- RRP: $1549-$1699
- Warranty: 12 months
- Dimensions: 1750x621mm
- Weight: 24kg
- Colours: Black, white, black and white
- Materials: Aluminium or glass
- Locking mechanism: Four-point locking system
- Highly resistant safety mesh
- Four-point locking system
- Chrome door lever
- Integrated blind
The full feature appeared in Caravan World #566. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!