Is Your Caravan Ready for the Road Standards Laws coming in 2020?

A caravan manufacturer that is a member of accreditation organisations means that manufacturer has been through all the checks and balances and audited regularly for quality standards.

A caravan manufacturer that participates in R&D and Safety Testing is one that is always improving to meet your needs. New Age Caravans owned by Walkinshaw use premier Walkinshaw HSV facilities and expertise in all aspects of design and testing.

With the upcoming RVSA Laws and Legislation taking affect in 2020, rest assured New Age Caravans are ADR Compliant for peace-of-mind on the road. All of our new caravans comply with applicable Australian Design Rules ensuring their legality in ALL Australan states and territories.

Big4 member caravan offer

BIG 4 Members receive 10% Off your new Caravan

New Age Caravans and BIG4 are proud to make this limited time offer of up to 10% off the retail price of all New Age stock caravans excluding Wayfinders and used caravans for BIG4 members only. The savings are huge but hurry, this offer ends Saturday 14 September 2019. Visit us here at New Age Caravans Adelaide for more information. *Terms and conditions apply.

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More Aussie Women are Embarking on Caravanning

To mark International Women’s Day, new research from Caravan Camping Sales has emerged indicating more female travellers are enjoying caravanning in Australia’s great outdoors.
Latest figures from the Tourism Research Australia National Visitor Survey have revealed that in the year ending September 2018, 5.2 million caravan and camping trips were taken by women – up by more than a million trips compared to similar stats taken in 2013.
Total nights spent camping by women were also up over the 12 month period – from 18.5 million nights caravan and camping in Australia in 2013, to 24.4 million in 2018.
According to the most recent survey, the largest age group of women camping was aged 30-54, which made up 49% of overall trips, followed by the 55-plus group (29% of trips).
The most popular activity amongst women whilst caravan and camping was dining at local eateries, with three million women making the most of restaurants and cafes in the areas they visited. This was followed by outdoor activities which included going to the beach, sightseeing and bushwalking.
Anecdotal evidence also suggests more women are taking major or active roles in the Australian RV Industry, from senior executive positions to consumer advocate roles.
Women-only RV travel communities are also on the rise, driven by online groups like Rolling Solo Australia, which is holding its 3rd annual ‘Stuck in the Middle’ all-female camping trip this year from October 18-25, on West Australia’s Coral Coast.

Click here to view a range of New Age caravans for sale that are popular to women caravanners.

End of financial Year Sale $2500 off


Receive up to $2500 Cash Back during the New Age Caravans Adelaide 2019 End of Financial Year Sale

June 1 – June 30 2019

*Please note, offer applies to our Stock Caravan vans only and does not include Wayfinder campers or Used Caravans. All vans must be sold within the campaign period and delivered to you by 31/07/2019. Road Owl, Gecko, Wallaby and Manta Ray $1500 cashback.
Big Red, Oz Classic, XU and Desert Rose $2500 cashback.

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The popular lifestyle of Caravanning

One in 13 Australian households now own a caravan or camper

According to the latest figures from the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, RV ownership down under is at record levels, with 679,378 recreational vehicles registered in 2018.

According to the CIAA, this equates to one in every 13 households owning a recreational vehicle, with caravans and campervans now being the fastest growing vehicle type in Australia by registration for the past eight years.

Despite some black clouds over the local RV manufacturing industry, local production remains relatively strong, with 23,070 RVs built in 2018 according to the CIAA. Local production is also up five percent, year-on-year, for the first two months of 2019.

Among the locally-built RVs, caravans remain the most popular choice, accounting for 55 per cent of overall production in 2018, while by all accounts tent trailers make up the vast majority of imported RVs.


Other major RV brands estimated to build between 400 and 950 RVs annually include Supreme, JB, Essential, Concept, Atlantic, Avida, Crusader, Lotus and Nova.

According to a CIAA consumer study of 2541 RV owners as well as non-owners, close to half of respondents indicated a ‘high’ preference for buying an Australian-made RV, compared to only nine per cent for a European-built RV and seven per cent for one built in Asia.

“The high demand for Australian made product is a testament to local manufacturing process and that consumers place a high value in quality and workmanship,” the authors of the ‘RV Consumer 2018’ report concluded.


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Caravan Compliance ATM Weight Upgrade

There is no legal requirement about payload for Australian caravans. But as a Duty of Care New Age Caravans now allow a maximum 400kg on single-axle caravans and 600kg for tandem-axle caravans.

If your New Age caravan is pre- 2018 did you know it may qualify for an ATM upgrade on the compliance plate?

If you wish to have your payload extended and believe that you qualify, all we require is a picture of your compliance plate and New Age Caravans Adelaide can arrange to order an upgraded plate from the Manufacturer with a turn around time of approximately 2 weeks.

Email your picture through to . Admin cost is $110.

New Age Caravans Renmark Expo

Due to popular demand, the New Age Caravans Expo is returning to Renmark with a huge range of the latest models, including Family Vans, Off-Road Vans and Pop Tops – all backed with a 3 year manufacturers’ warranty.

New models on display include Limited Edition Manta Ray and the Walkinshaw Racing Designed Oz Classic.

Entry is free, and factory representatives will be on-site with great deals on offer.

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019
9am – 4pm Daily