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Vagabond teardrop caravans have been around for a while, but they have recently come under new ownership of Midlands Caravan Manufacturing. And with the new ownership, the little caravans have received a new look. Vagabond caravans – available as the standard Roamer model or upgraded Drifter – are built from fibreglass and insulated with polyurethane foam, and have a classic teardrop shape. While both models have a tare of 500 kg and GVM of 750 kg (towable with a B license), the Drifter’s axle has been upgraded from a 900 kg rating to 1 400kg, and has five leaf spring

Just four months after revealing their first unit in October 2018, Stealth Caravans have expanded their Evolution XR6 range with a second model. The first EVO XR6 was a 3-berth caravan; the new variant is a bit bigger, and has sleeping space for up to four people. The additional sleeping space is made possible thanks to the increase in length of the EVO XR6 from 5 330 mm to 5 940 mm, which (in turn) means a bigger dinette at the back, which can convert into sleeping space for two people. The 3-berth EVO XR6-533 and 4-berth EVO XR6-594 are

Campers getting a demonstration of some of the features of Maxmo Adventure Campers’ high-tech Tourer were left literally speechless. Leon Ras showed off some of the development work being done on the biggest motorhome in his Maxmo range, and arranged private demonstrations for interested parties to be awed by the technology. Based on a special spec Fiat Ducato 6.4m with dual sliding doors, the interior of the motorhome is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen in South Africa. Leon says: “We presented the Tourer as a customer experience. We had demonstrations every 10 minutes. We showed them the interior

In less than a year since launching, Okto Caravans have released a second model in their range, and there’s already a waiting list for these locally-produced caravans. Caravan & Outdoor Life have already given readers a sneak peek at their latest model, the 3-berth Cabana, and now we can share some more details. The Cabana is smaller in length, width and height than the original Villa caravan, which is a four-sleeper. The Cabana also features a few design changes, such as the microwave which has been moved to the outside kitchen. Woody Loftus from Loftus Caravan City, one of just

Motorhome-World first produced the Discoverer 4 almost two decades ago, and until today it remains their most popular layout. And the latest update to the motorhome, its fourth incarnation, is sure to cement this unit’s reputation for another 18 years. Seeing the Discoverer 4 version 4, the first thought that it can compete with any of Europe’s top motorhomes. The quality is exceptional, the design is modern and stylish, and the overall finish is simply stunning. Rounded cupboards with chrome inlay pieces, elegant ambiance lighting, top-quality fittings and appliances, redesigned furniture, and modern details such as the flex curved LED

By Francois Huysamen It was with much fanfare that Echo 4×4 launched the latest addition to their range, aptly named the Kunene. Echo 4×4 owner Willie Grobler says the Kunene was designed to be the ideal off-road caravan for every adventure, providing a practical camping experience without compromising comfort. The Kunene is the biggest caravan in Echo’s stable, measuring 6 015mm (L) x 2 000mm (W) and 2 225mm (H). This allows for a spacious interior, with an extra-length bed on a fold-down over the nose (the front tent comes with extra headroom and large ventilated windows), as well as

By Francois Huysamen Arguably one of the most talked-about new caravans to be launched this year is the Okapi by Nayela. This is the first leisure caravan to be built by Nayela, who are actually a manufacturer of multi-purpose trailvans for horses, quadbikes, motorcycles, etc. The Okapi is an innovative design from top to bottom, front to back. The first aspects you’ll notice on this new caravan is the aerodynamic nose, the double axle, the lift-up roof, and the high departure angle at the back. These interesting designs are continued on the luxurious interior, where the front area consists of

By Francois Huysamen Conqueror were one of the most anticipated new caravan launches of the Caravan Camp & Destination Show, and they did not disappoint. The off-road caravan manufacturer unveiled FOUR units in their new Urban Escape Vehicle (UEV) range. The UEVs are built for going off-road with independent D-arms with coil springs and double shock absorbers. All have slide-out bedrooms, pop-top roofs, and outside kitchens. These units are prototypes, and we can expect a few changes and modifications before the final versions are released. UEV-13 The smallest in the new range is the 2-berth UEV-13 pop-top. Entrance to the

By Francois Huysamen Caravan & Outdoor Life have been giving you sneak peeks and hints about various new caravans and motorhomes heading for the South African market – and this month we can finally reveal a lot more. And when I say a lot, I really mean it. At the end of February, more than a dozen new products were revealed at the Caravan Camp & Destination Show. The biggest new selection of caravans comes from Conqueror, who revealed four units of their Urban Escape Vehicle range. These off-road units all have slide-out bedrooms, and range from two to four-sleepers.

THE NEW C’GO UP FROM DETHLEFFS Pictures credit: Dethleffs (www.dethleffs.de) If you have a large family, or if the kids want to bring along a couple of friends, then Dethleff’s new C’Go Up will be right up your alley. This ultra-modern caravan can sleep up to SEVEN people. The C’Go Up offers space that is brilliantly managed with a series of bunk beds, lift-up beds and convertible dinettes to allow for seven sleeping spots. This new model from the German manufacturer has an understated exterior which is perfectly counterbalanced by a colourful, airy and bright interior that offer oodles of

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