Chris & I have researched our off-road caravan for years and have learnt so much along the way, we want to share what we have learnt, one of the first and most important components to think about when you’re building a home is the foundation. Without a solid foundation it doesn’t really matter what else is piled on top, eventually things are going to go wrong. We believe it’s exactly the same when designing a caravan; the chassis and suspension are paramount in the design process and are often overlooked.
Everyone’s needs are different. We all have varied plans for where our caravans are going to take us, and the sort of terrain we’ll travel over.
Our 4x4 and caravan are going to be heading to some very remote areas over some pretty rough roads on a regular basis, so we wanted to find out what the most reliable chassis was, and what the best suspension choice for us would be.
Our research involved a whole lot of reading online and word of mouth recommendations followed up by two factory tours. We went through FP Chassis in Victoria while we were down there having a look through the Titanium Caravans Factory, and we also did a tour of the Cruisemaster Suspension Factory here in Brisbane.
The guys at FP Chassis were great. They talked us through the process, showed us how it all went together, and we knew without a doubt this was the one for us.
Once the decision about the chassis was made, it was on to the suspension! The Cruisemaster Factory Tour was incredible! Click here to watchhttp://y2u.be/PZ7r7bBLX0c. The place is absolutely massive and once again I was shown through the entire process. Chris had to watch from the sidelines because he was wearing thongs! He was able to join me for the research and development section which blew our minds! It is just unreal the lengths these guys go to in order to deliver a product of such high quality. Click here to read more about the RAT (Remote Area Testing) http://y2u.be/2EKr06wk0yI
We run Cruisemaster XT3W Air with disc brakes and this was the best decision for us. The airbags not only give us the perfect ride height but also allow us to level out the van when the ground is uneven. There are no more ramps or blocks in our front boxes!
Our Titanium SS Hardcore tows brilliantly and we are 100% confident to tow anywhere we want to go.
If you are thinking about purchasing a new van, or upgrading the suspension in your current one, we firmly believe that you can’t go past Cruisemaster Suspension!
Click here to check out some pics of underneath our vanhttp://www.aussiedestinationsunknown.com.au/cruisemaster-suspension/