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2016 Kimberley Karavan Classic Off-Road Caravan

To price up a Classic Off-road Caravan either:

  • Contact your local Kimberley Dealer HERE for a Personalised Quote, or:
  • Download our Helpful Detailed Pricing Book HERE

classic offroad caravan in the Australian bush

A FUTURE CLASSIC

  • Ceramic top diesel cooktop inside for dual cooking
  • 133 Litre Fridge/Freezer remote hi-speed compressor driven
  • Outside: 1 x 15mJ Gas burner, 2 x 5mJ, 1 x 5 mJ Griller
  • Virtually instantaneous diesel hot water system that doesn't need a hot water tank saving weight and space
  • Dual stainless sinks, one inside and one outside
  • Large outside Stainless steel prep area separate to the sink
  • Solid Surface bench tops that are a breeze to keep clean
  • Large pull long solid surface finished table
  • One touch electric flush toilet

The price should be close to $85,000 but it is $84,240!
This price is effective from February 1st 2016. For orders placed before this date, the previous price and product spec apply.

Yes, slicing thousands off to get the Australian Outback travellers back. The base specification matches the typical classic demand by customers. The model excludes advanced items like Lithium Batteries, Smart Touch Display, Ethernet wired sensors, Air Suspension, and several other “add-on” items. These items are still available in the Limited edition Model with a list of options that you can add all the way to the top of the line Eco-suite.

classic offroad caravan camping in the Australian bush

The Kimberley Karavan was first released in 2006 under an international patent for its electrical lift and opening system. It was the first Fibreglass off-road caravan in Australia. Since then over 750 have been built. It’s lightweight design reduces fuel costs, makes towing easy and it can go anywhere. Hundreds of these Karavans have crossed the Simpson, the CSR, every route to the Cape and any other difficult trek imaginable!

 

 

classic offroad caravan interior looking forwards

So here we have the latest Model Kimberley Karavan Classic:

It is a “Classic” in every way: “Classic” 200 aHr AGM Batteries. “Classic” Coil Springs and independent suspension, “Classic” water meters. Yet there is still key technology like the electronic controlled disc brakes needed on large units for complete safety; 220W of solar with the latest MPPT solar controller; an Intelligent 40A charger; a one touch electric toilet and a remote high speed compressor for fridge/freezer efficiency.

 

classic offroad caravan interior looking rear

Other inclusions:

  • 3 Sky-view hatches with insect screen and blockout and manual-operated vent fans
  • 6 Sets of LED lights
  • Kwik Awning that can stay on all the time and sets up without need for ground poles
  • A $925 Wheel and tyre Allowance. You choose the wheels and tyres and we adjust the price or provide your own and the allowance will be deducted.
  • Queensize Dual Layer foam mattress

NOTE:
Images may show Optional Extras which are not included in base Classic model specification - please check with Dealer Before committing to purchase.
Images show Kargo Karrier, Bed Step with Space Heater & TV swing-away arm bracket which are all optional extras on Classic model offroad caravan.

classic offroad caravan camping ready for travel

Included Features in the Classic model:

  • Lasercut, interlocked, hot-dipped galvanized Chassis
  • 5 Year Chassis & Suspension Warranty
  • Coil Spring Suspension
  • FOX Mono-tube Shocks
  • Independent Suspension
  • Electronic disc brakes – twice stopping power
  • “One touch” parking brake - safe.
  • TREG heavy-duty offroad coupling
  • Anti Sway Bar
  • Manual Steps
  • $925 Wheels & Tyre Allowance
  • Aluminium “No Timber” construction
  • Cast Polyethylene floor - long life.
  • 300L Multibox front storage box, space for 2 x 20L Jerry Cans + Space for generator
  • 12L Diesel Tank for Hot water system & cooktop
  • Dual Water System with 120L + 70L Water Tanks
  • Water Tank Outlet Tap
  • Cold Water Filter
  • 200Ah AGM Batteries (2 x 100Ah)
  • 600W Inverter
  • 40A Battery Charger Combination Unit
  • Battery capacity meter
  • Water tank display gauge
  • Anderson Plug cable for efficient charging
  • 220W Super-Thin Solar Panels - 70% lighter
  • Kwik Awning
  • Solid Surface Kitchen Benchtops with stainless steel sink, hot & cold water and integrated draining rack
  • 133L Upright Fridge with remote cooled compressor, elevated speed and freezer
  • Diesel-powered Ceramic Cooktop
  • Galley Kitchen with large sink & 2-Burner stove with Griller
  • Large single WOK burner with large wind deflector ring
  • 2 x 4kg LPG bottles with quick connect stainless steel gas lines
  • 4 sets LED lights in canopy (1x over shower and 3x overhead)
  • DVD / CD / MP3 / AM /FM Player with 2 internal speakers
  • Diesel Hot Water Essentials System - NO Visiflow. Need to UPGRADE to Visiflow System to pump water from stream or billabong automatically
  • Dual Layer Foam Mattress (Queen Size)
  • Magazine Racks
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Privacy Screen
  • Electric flush toilet with One-touch access to cannister
  • Outside Hot & Cold Shower at rear (Inside Hot & Cold Shower is Optional)
  • Rhinosuede Seating
  • Furniture Constructions is all alloy 70% lighter
  • Forest-friendly timber Drawer fronts
  • Chrome-plated brass Italian catches
  • Slide-out Solid Surface Table with 3-positions

 

classic offroad caravan electronic disc brakes

classic offroad caravan suspension with coil springs and Fox monotube shock absorbers

classic offroad caravan 220W super-thin solar panels

Click below to download a 2-page brochure with Important Specification & Model Pricing

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Click below to download a 4-page detailed document of Specification, Options and Option pricing

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Future Classic Song List

1.“This Land is Your Land”

"This Land Is Your Land" is one of the United States' most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940 based on an existing melody, in critical response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America", which Guthrie considered unrealistic and complacent. Tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio, he wrote a response originally called "God Blessed America".[1] Guthrie varied the lyrics over time, sometimes including more overtly political verses in line with his sympathetic views of communism,[2] than appear in recordings or publications.

Guthrie wrote the song in 1940 and recorded it in 1944. The song was not published until 1945, when it was included in a mimeographed booklet of ten songs with typed lyrics and hand drawings. The booklet was sold for twenty-five cents, and copyrighted in 1951.

The first known professionally printed publication was in 1956 by Ludlow Music (now a unit of The Richmond Organization), which administered the publishing rights to Guthrie's song. Ludlow later issued versions with piano and guitar accompaniments.

In 2002, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.[3]



2.“Where Ever You Will Go”

"Wherever You Will Go" is the debut single by American Sean Gordon 2012.

It's a modern day Classic.



3.“Like a Rolling Stone”

"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Its confrontational lyrics originated in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned exhausted from a grueling tour of England. Dylan distilled this draft into four verses and a chorus. "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway 61 Revisited.

During a difficult two-day preproduction, Dylan struggled to find the essence of the song, which was demoed without success in 3/4 time. A breakthrough was made when it was tried in a rock music format, and rookie session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known. However, Columbia Records was unhappy with both the song's length at over six minutes and its heavy electric sound, and was hesitant to release it. It was only when a month later a copy was leaked to a new popular music club and heard by influential DJs that the song was put out as a single. Although radio stations were reluctant to play such a long track, "Like a Rolling Stone" reached number two in the US Billboard charts (number one in Cashbox) and became a worldwide hit.



4.“Shout”

"Shout" is an influential popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers. Released in 1959, it was written by the brothers themselves as a call-and-response answer to Jackie Wilson's seminal "Lonely Teardrops" which they interpreted after performing that song during a club date



5.“Sugar Sugar”

"Sugar, Sugar" is a song written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. It was performed by The Archies, a band formed by a group of fictional teenagers in the television cartoon series The Archie Show. It reached number one in the US in 1969 and stayed there for four weeks. It was number one in the UK in that same year for eight weeks.



6.“The Wonder of You”

"The Wonder of You" is a song written by Baker Knight. In 1959, Ray Peterson released it as a single. The song became a Top 40 hit for him on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #25. That same year it was recorded by Ronnie Hilton in the United Kingdom, his version reaching #22 on the UK Singles Chart. The Ray Peterson record briefly re-entered the Hot 100 in 1964. In the early 1960s, the Platters also recorded this song, which appeared on a 1970s compilation "The Platters--30 Golden Hits". In 1969, The Sandpipers recorded an album of the same name including the song. An album of instrumentals of the same name by Nelson Riddle was also released in 2000.

Elvis Presley recorded a version of "The Wonder of You" which was released as a single on July, 1970. Its b-side song was "Mama Liked the Roses". In the United States, both songs charted at #9 together in the spring of 1970, though "The Wonder of You" was one of his most successful records in the UK ever, topping the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in the summer of that year. It also stayed at number one in the Irish Charts for three weeks that same year. This was the 59th Top 40 hit of his career. "The Wonder of You" was one of about thirty five songs he would play live in concert, never recording it in a studio. Presley's version also reached number 37 on the US Country Singles chart, and number one on the easy listening chart.[1]



7.“The Air that I Breathe”

"The Air That I Breathe" is a ballad written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, initially recorded by Albert Hammond on his 1972 album It Never Rains in Southern California.[1]

This song was a major hit for The Hollies in early 1974, reaching number two in the U.K.. In the summer of 1974, the song reached number six in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number three on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] In Canada, the song peaked at number five on the RPM Magazine charts. The audio engineering for "The Air That I Breathe" was done by Alan Parsons.

Cover versions[edit]

  1. The song was first covered by Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers for his 1973 album Star Spangled Springer.

  2. Also covered by Olivia Newton-John in 1975 on the album Have You Never Been Mellow.

  3. Also recorded by The Shadows in 1975 for their album Specs Appeal but released as a B-side on a single. The title appeared on the CD, as bonus track, on Tasty plus as well on the Magic Records CD Specs Appeal / Tasty

  4. Hank Williams Jr. covered this song on his 1983 album, Man of Steel.

  5. Rex Allen, Jr. recorded a cover version in 1983, releasing his version for the country music market. Allen's version peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December 1983.[3]

  6. Julio Iglesias offered his version of the song on 1984's 1100 Bel Air Place. The Beach Boys sang the background harmonies on this version.

  7. Judy Collins recorded a cover version in her 1990 album Fires of Eden

  8. Portrayed by Bug Hall, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer sung the song in The Little Rascals movie.

  9. Hollywood glam rock band Spiders and Snakes cover the song on their album Oddities: The Glitter Years (1995).

  10. Barry Manilow covered the song on his 1996 album, Summer of '78

  11. Steven Houghton covered the song on his 1997 self-titled album.

  12. k.d. lang covered the track on her 1997 album Drag.

  13. The song was also covered by Simply Red in 1998 on the album Blue.

  14. Jorge González, former leader of the Chilean band Los Prisioneros, covered it as Necesito poder respirar (Spanish for "I need to be able to breathe") on his 1999 album Mi destino.

  15. The Mavericks covered the song on their self-titled 2003 album. Their version peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

  16. This song was covered by the group Semisonic and appears on the CD single for "Singing In My Sleep." It appears as "Air That I Breathe."

  17. This song was covered by the Brazilian country group Chitãozinho & Xororó with Portuguese lyrics under the title "É Assim Que Eu Te Amo" (translated as "This is how I love you").

  18. Thom Yorke of Radiohead shares writing credits with Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood on "Creep" due to similarities between that song and "The Air That I Breathe."[4]

Steve Wynn covers the song on his 1999 album Pick Of The Litter.



8.“Daydream Believer”

"Daydream Believer" is a song composed by John Stewart shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. The song was originally recorded by The Monkees, with Davy Jones singing lead vocals. The single hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It was the Monkees' last number one hit in the U.S. In 1979, the song was also recorded by Anne Murray, whose version reached number three on the U.S. country singles chart and number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been recorded by others including John Stewart.



9.“Light my Fire”

"Light My Fire" is a song by The Doors, which was recorded in August 1966 and released the first week of January 1967 on the Doors' debut album. Released as an edited single on June 1, 1967, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late July, and one week on the Cash Box Top 100, nearly a year after its recording. It was their breakthrough hit, and is considered their signature song.[1]

A year later, it re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 following the success of Jose Feliciano's version of the song (which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard chart), peaking at number 87. The song was largely written by Robby Krieger,[2] and credited to the entire band. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1967, representing sales of one million units.[3]



10.“I’m a Believer”

"I'm a Believer" is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks,[2] becoming the last No. 1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling record for all of 1967. Because of 1,051,280 advance orders, it went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.

The song was No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in January and February 1967.[3]


11.“Tonight’s the Night”

"Tonight's the Night" is a song by Rod Stewart, recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama for his 1976 album A Night on the Town. The song became his second US chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100, peaked at #5 in UK, #3 in Australia and charted well in other parts of the world as well. It was the number 1 song in Billboard's 1977 year-end chart.

The song features whispers from Britt Ekland who was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.[citation needed] While primarily recorded at Muscle Shoals, the final vocal was recorded at Caribou Ranch studios, where Stewart, Ekland and producer Tom Dowd spent several days. Some radio stations play edits of the song, shortening the coda, as well as the whispers, because they were deemed to be too suggestive for airplay, where the songs could be banned from being played on the air.





12.“Go All the Way”

"Go All the Way" is a hit single by Raspberries, released in July 1972 written by band leader Eric Carmen. The song reached the Top 5 on three principal U.S. charts, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] #4 on Cashbox[2] and #3 on Record World. The tune sold more than 1.3 million copies and earned the band their first Gold Record Award. It was their second single release, their all-time biggest U.S. hit, and appeared on their debut LP, Raspberries.

Because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, considered risqué for the day, the song was banned by the BBC.[3][4]





13.“Born to Run”

"Born to Run" is a song by American singer songwriter Bruce Springsteen, and the title song of his album Born to Run.[1] Upon its release, music critic Robert Christgau took note of its wall of sound influence and called it "the fulfillment of everything 'Be My Baby' was about and lots more.

"Born to Run" was Springsteen's first worldwide single release, although it achieved little initial success outside of the United States.

Within the U.S. it received extensive airplay on progressive or album-oriented rock radio stations and the single was a top 40 hit, reaching number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6]





14.“Imagine”

"Imagine" is a song written and performed by the English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisiveness of religions and nationalities, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions.

Lennon and Yoko Ono co-produced the song and album of the same name with Phil Spector. Recording began at Lennon's home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England, in May 1971, with final overdubs taking place at the Record Plant, in New York City, during July. One month after the September release of the LP, Lennon released "Imagine" as a single in the United States; the song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and the LP reached number one on the UK chart in November, later becoming the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album of Lennon's solo career. Although not originally released as a single in the United Kingdom, it was released in 1975 to promote a compilation LP and it reached number six in the chart that year. The song has since sold more than 1.6 million copies in the UK; it reached number one following Lennon's death in December 1980.