Best Aussie Vans awards
We are proud to announce the judges at the 2019 Best Aussie Vans chose New Age Caravans as the winner of the best build quality and winner of best customer care. We are extremely happy with winning these awards and look forward to a very big 2020 with many exciting announcements to come.
Caravan World’s signature Best Aussie Vans event, presented by CZONE | BLA was held in October at one of Gippsland’s favourite holiday spots, Inverloch, providing an opportunity for participating vans to compete for the title of ‘Best Aussie Van’ within their respective categories.
This year, Caravan World assembled an expert judging team with years of industry experience, including Ron and Viv Moon, Malcolm Street, Matt Williams and the newly appointed Caravan World Editor-at-Large, John Ford. The judges poured over the caravans, assessing them against a set of criteria from towability to built quality to value for money.
New Age Caravans sent our Manta Ray 22ft Bunk Ensuite Model, a family layout packed the brim with features including: Cruisemaster suspension, external shower, inline water filter, a lithium battery, reverse camera and much more.
“With the acquisition of New Age Caravans by the Walkinshaw Automotive Group in 2019, the focus has been put back on innovation and pushing the boundaries and design principles of the modern caravan. This can be seen in the Manta Ray when you get your hands and knees dirty and have a crawl around the van. The mandrel bent 6” galvanised A-frame and 6” galvanised chassis has been manufactured using robotic welding to ensure consistency repeatability and reliability for every build.” – 2019 Best Aussie Vans Judge, Matt Williams.
The judging team is chosen to reflect a wide range of industry-centric skill sets — from retired electricians to outback survival experts and longtime caravan owners — experience plays a big part. Independent assessment of all qualified entrants during the testing and review component of Best Aussie Vans is a critical aspect of the event.
“New Age Caravans has been a company that likes to flaunt new ideas, and from the beginning around eight years ago it introduced contemporary apartment design into caravan production. While the rest of the industry followed trend, New Age Caravans still manages to exude a cutting edge flair that positions it a step in front.” – John Ford, 2019 Best Aussie Vans judge.