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Choice of compact folding or full size off-road caravan

off road caravan kimberley karavanThe Kimberley Karavan, a lightweight folding off road caravan that can go anywhere. Kimberley Karavans are unique with their internal shower and toilet, comfortable internal seating and luxury finishes. There is 2.2m of head clearance. Yet they are no wider than a 4WD so can travel absolutely anywhere!

The Kimberley Karavan It is designed to be BOTH self contained and "off-road". One feature that makes this Australian off-road caravan unique is the design of the low drag fibreglass sides and roof with such a low travelling profile.

The photo below is the internal view of the new 18ft S Class Kruiser which is an alternative to the Kimberley Karavan

Self Contained Features

Self-Contained feature
Means “built in” & integrated for normal use.

Kimberley Karavan Range

Solar Energy to provide independent sustainable power without generator

Yes

AGM Battery Capacity for independent use

No

Super light high capacity Lithium Ion Battery with extended independent use

Yes

Fuel Cell backup when insufficient solar available

Yes

12V Refrigerator with enhanced remote compressor> high performance with low energy

Yes

Diesel* Ceramic cooktop inside

Yes

Diesel* Hot Water

Yes

Hot water recovery space* heater

Yes

Diesel* Air Heater

Yes

12V Membrane heater

Yes

12V operated lite** Air-conditioner

Yes

12V operated Hi-power** Air-conditioner

Yes

240V air-conditioner needs generator

Yes

Hybrid Power of Lithium Batteries and much smaller portable generator

Yes

Fibreglass construction with added insulation for enhanced thermal insulation properties

Yes

Dual Water Tanks (one for uncertain water)

Yes

Pump from billabong bypassing tanks

Yes

Desalination and purification system

Yes

Grey Water Tank

Yes

Black Water tank for Toilet

Yes

Waterless eco Toilet

Yes

Hi-power Data Antennae

Yes

Energy Management System

Yes

Water Management System

Yes

30 litre durable rubbish storage container

Yes

* Diesel is more self-contained as common fuel to vehicle and: 1. The consumption is low, a 12L tank lasts 3 months+ 2. it can be bio-diesel or a combination of the two 3. It is available everywhere ** Lite: Has limited cooling output. Hi-power: has 2.2kw+ output, operation not continuous Hybrid: needs only 1kVA small generator for 2.2kW air-conditioner.

Off-road Features

Off-road feature
Means “built in” & integrated for normal use.

Kimberley Karavan Range

Same width as most 4WD vehicles

Yes

Similar or lesser height as most 4WD vehicles

Yes

Hot dipped galvanized flexible laser-locked chassis with 5 year transferrable warranty

Yes

Independent trailing arms giving high clearance

Yes

Coil Springs with override straps (no leaf springs)

Classic Only

Air-suspension with wide range adjustable height

Yes

“Limp home” Integrated compression stops for air-bags

Yes

Anti-sway Bar for stability with low air pressure

Yes

Mono-tube high capacity shock absorbers

Yes

Rear recovery points capable of 6,000kg recovery

Yes

Front angled deflector and stone deflecta™ shield under unit

Yes

Extended Drawbar for revolutionary reverse turn

Yes

Fibreglass low-drag co-efficient for significantly reduced fuel consumption

Yes

Use of extra-fine Midge-proof screens on all windows and doors

Yes

Use of powered extraction vents for enhanced airflow

Yes

Integrated outside kitchen> hot/cold water & sink

Yes

Access Toilet easily for roadside stop

Yes

360 degree rotatable and rubber dampened hitch

Yes

Water resistant (water proof with right operation) to 1.2m for water crossings

Yes

Dust resistant (dust proof with right operation)

Yes

NO timber floor or used in any construction

Yes

One piece internal liner/ floor in cast poly-ethylene

Yes

Vibration resistance chrome over brass spring catches throughout (no plastic)

Yes

Stainless steel on external finishes used for table

Yes

Matching wheels and tyres for most vehicles

Yes

Capable of up to 35 inch tyres with spares under

Yes

Note: Some features may be options on some models but are available as a standard inclusion that can be ordered when built

off road camper trailers designed and made in australia exported to the worldNo other brand of caravans or camper trailers in Australia export to the world like Kimberley. Why not? Others still have USA parentage (like Jayco) or are really disguised asian imports. Great Australian designs require rigorous engineering, testing and R&D before being exported globally!

We design and manufacture our off road camper trailers and caravans in Ballina where we have 100 employees. Kimberley Kampers are seen in 7 overseas countries with our global VIN Identifier: 6J4. Proudly Australian!

NEW Kimberley Karavan 2015 Classic $77,777

The price should be $85,000 but it is $77,777.
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.

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off road caravan kimberley eco-suite

The Kimberley Karavan was the first off-road caravan in Australia to use "slide-out" technology in 2006.
How is the folding shape possible?
The fibreglass top of the Karavan lifts electrically and the bed slides out with interlocking side walls. It is so simple and efficient and we patented it. When closed, the Karavan can fit in a regular garage. “a product easy to use, safe to tow by a mid-size 4WD, utilizes all the Kimberley technology, yet no canvas, no "pop-top" and yet so compact. We can travel in heat or snow in absolute luxury!”. The top of the line is the "Eco-Suite".

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Benefits of best suspension in an off-road caravan or camper trailer
kimberleykaravans.com on Monday January 12, 2015

best suspension design off-road caravans"Ride Quality" is a great way to know if you have the best suspension on your off-road caravan or camper trailer. It really is this simple. Lets see if I can do a simple job explaining the linkages between suspension design and ride quality.

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Save weight – Super thin Solar Camping Panels & Lithium Batteries
camp4ever.com on Friday March 15, 2013

offroad camping solar panels lithium batteries Kimberley Smart Weight saving is all about reducing weight on your off-road camper trailer, off-road caravan or your 4WD. You can achieve amazing weight savings using super thin solar panels and lithium batteries. To learn more about Kimberley Smart Weight saving watch the short video below. Bruce Loxton, owner of Kimberley Group, takes you on a quick tour overview of the super thin solar panels and lithium batteries you can use to achieve significant weight savings.

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Off-road caravan shares aluminium material technology like Range Rover
kimberleykruiser.com on Tuesday January 13, 2015

jlr_logo_241_Cropper_HeaderJaguar Land Rover has announced plans to create 1,300 new jobs as it continues to accelerate its industry-leading expertise in aluminium and lightweight technologies. "Today's announcements once again demonstrate our commitment to the advancement of a high-tech, high skilled, manufacturing-led economy. Jaguar Land Rover is committed to delivering more great products. It is that innovation and relentless quest for new technologies that sets our products apart. We want to offer customers greater choice, with even more exciting vehicles, crafted with that special British flair."

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Emergency caravan braking requires a learned skill!
kimberleykampers.com on Friday January 16, 2015

caravan-braking-on-cornersHave you had to do a emergency caravan braking on a sharp corner? Or have you found that stray animal in the middle of the road at a bend and you have to brake and turn? If you have done this successfully you would most probably have applied the caravan or camper trailers brakes remotely from the vehicle first, then applied the vehicle brakes. Why?

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Here is a great Design Guide you can download free.Off Road Caravan Design Guide

Tyre pressure monitoring using a new digital display TPMS lets the use optimize tyre pressures based on road conditions and speed. Optimizing this pressure will reduce the probability of damaging tyres & tyre wear.

off road caravan tyre pressure monitoring system

Kimberley are always wanting to surprise customers with innovative technology that lets them explore ALL of Australia. This TPMS system will manage up to 12 tyres and is available for sale from our dealers now.

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Kimberley are the only Brand with 5 Year Warranty on the Chassis and Suspension Arms... and this warranty transfers to second buyers in the 5 years! We can offer this as we make it in Ballina, Australia.

Service and customer support is equally important.
Kimberley has a Dealer network in 6 States Australia wide, a service network extending to remote areas and a dedicated support staff in Ballina NSW.

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