What all you need in an off-road Caravan? April 11th, 2019 in General by Danny SmithAdventure lovers have made off-road caravaning equally pursuable as on-road. But it requires a completely different set of skills and along with dissimilar skills, it calls for sturdier caravans.Off-road caravans are designed for treacherous terrains and harsh outbacks making them “the go-anywhere” vehicles. There are several features which make an off-road caravan different from its counterpart—an on-road one, such as heavy-duty suspension, better battery, a reinforced chassis and much more. Here are the “essentials” that makes your caravan a true off-road caravan. Suspension- An off-road caravan trip means bumpy trails and rough routes. A regular suspension might not endure the off-road adventure and so, you need an independent suspension that absorbs most shocks. Some of the best independent suspension types for an off-road caravanning trip are coil springs with trailing arms and independent rubber suspension. Ground Clearance- A vital factor to consider before you hit an off-road trip is your caravans’ ground clearance. Unlike a paved road, routes running in the outback are treacherously uneven which makes your caravan’s underbelly more susceptible to damage. Off-road caravans have a good minimum height off the ground which makes them fit for treacherous roads. Although, not only a good ground clearance is important for an off-road caravan but a larger rear departure angle makes the manoeuvring smooth. Chassis- Chassis could be called as the skeleton of the vehicle. For an off-road caravan, a chassis needs to be stronger than the regular ones the on-roaders have. A good configuration of a sturdy chassis could be a box section chassis with A-frames made of 150X50 mm and chassis rails made of 100X50 mm rectangular hollow structures. The perfect meal for a chassis with that dimension is aluminium, despite a bulky set up the metal is light and robust. Coupling- An off-road coupling is fundamentally different than the regular ones. Treading on a bumpy outback not only requires a smooth horizontal articulation but a great vertical articulation as well. A ball coupling is a great coupling option, although there are various other options available as well. Storage and power- For an outback trip, the storage and power in a caravan require to be beefed up. An off-road caravan should be equipped with a 200Ah battery, 300W solar panel and about 190L of water storing capacity. No doubt an off-road caravan is heavier, but beefing it up is important to meet the extremities of an off-road caravaning trip.Contact Xtend Outdoors. ***Select StateAustralian Capital TerritoryNew South WalesNorthern TerritoryQueenslandSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoriaWestern Australia * Enquiry TypeProduct EnquirySupport* Related PostUnderstanding 4 Types of Trailer Suspensions4 Amazing Off-road Australian Caravans to ChooseHow Dometic Makes the Best Caravan Awnings for Every Vehicle?Winter Camping: A Guide to Keep Your Caravan Warm Previous Next One thought on “What all you need in an off-road Caravan?” Pingback: 4 Amazing Off-road Australian Caravans to Choose - Xtend OutdoorsLeave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.