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MY22 Road Owl Release in high demand

Every caravan in the new MY22 Road Owl range has been redesigned to reflect New Age by Walkinshaw’s latest and greatest signature look. Due to popularity with this range, wait times have been pushed out to approximately 12 months.

Aluminium composite smooth rear wall panels, a unique rear mould with recessed spare wheel housing and a restyled front-end all combine to deliver a whole new level of streamlined sophistication. The exterior design also boasts thoughtful touches like an easily accessible dedicated water pump cradle with independent isolation valves.

Ozone Shield Protection for your Caravan

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Watch Ben and Leah demonstrate this product in a New Age caravan below.
We recommend Ozone Shield as a Complete Protection Program for your caravan. The external and internal treatments are designed to complement each other to achieve maximum protection for your investment.

Why OzoneShield?

  • Enhance your Caravan Resale value. A completely treated caravan will always attract a better resale price down the track. By preotecting the entire caravan and not just parts of it, you can rest assured that the next owner will be attracted to your RV because of it’s appearance,  upkeep and condition.
  • Save you Time. Say goodbye to waxing and polishing and spending endless hours cleaning your caravan.
  • Lifetime Warranty. There is peace of mind knowling that your caravan is protected with a once-off application and annual inspections. The inspections are carried out at your dealerrship for complete caravan maintenance and upkeep.
    • The upholstery treatment treats & protects your caravan seating & head bumpers and mag pouches from Staining
    • Antimicrobial properties prevent mould not only on upholstery but on the exterior surface
    • Ideal for families and pet friendly
    • Non-toxic and odourless
    • Upholstery treatment repels liquid, spills, dirt, food and perspiration
    • Protects against grease and grime.
    • Nano Ceramic protection sports a 9H hardness (as strong as glass) layer that is UV, thermal and chemical resistant
    • Hydrophobic effect, keeping your caravan cleaner longer
    • Leather / leatherette treatment protects against UV fading, cracking and perspiration stains
  • Upholstery Demonstration

  • Cladding Demonstration

We are now a proud MSA 4X4 Tow Mirrow Agent

Towing mirrors that extend your field of vision past the trailer, for towing or reversing your caravan, whilst being unobtrusive for every day driving.

MSA 4X4 Towing Mirrors are pre-wired to plug directly into your vehicle’s existing harness in place of the OE mirror. Features offered in MSA 4X4 Towing Mirrors are only available if the features already exist in your standard OE mirrors. For example, if your OE mirrors do not offer the Blind Spot Monitoring feature as standard, or Mirror indicators as standard, then an MSA 4X4 Towing Mirror with Blind Spot Monitoring function or with indicators, will not work on your vehicle.

About Us

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New Age Caravans Gold Coast your largest QLD New Age dealership with the widest range of new New Age caravans and used caravans for sale. New Age Caravans are Designed for the Road Ahead.

The first New Age Caravan came out of production in 2008. By 2009 New Age Caravans had produced 7 different prototypes and designs. The product was taken to the market with an overwhelmingly positive response. New Age has been rightly credited with revolutionising the caravan Industry. Their devotion and commitment to the R&D of a modern contemporary caravan design has placed them at the forefront of the caravan industry.

By year ending 2010 New Age Caravans were building 20 caravans a month, 240 per year this gave them the catalyst needed to take the business into its next phase. By the end of 2012 they had their own retail arm and staff had increased by 40%. New Age Caravans were producing over 800 caravans a year, this was achieved through improvements in design, quality and overall business acumen.

A new manufacturing facility was set up in 2013 in Epping Victoria. This expansion underpinned the level of growth the company had achieved in such a small period of time. Production had increased as had the focus on detail, the purchasing process and most importantly the advancement of designs and options available to a burgeoning customer base, with 10 model ranges and 35 layouts available.

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    Nanocyn Sanitising your Caravan.

    As part of our 100% commitment to the safety of our staff and customers, we are proud to announce that New Age Caravans has partnered with the makers of Nanocyn to provide the highest standard of Covid-19 disinfection and sanitisation in the Australian caravan industry.

    Developed by the Microsafe Group, Nanocyn is 100% natural and has been tested and approved by the TGA, FDA, CE and many other regulatory bodies around the world to kill 99.9999% of all bacteria and viruses, including Norovirus (gastro) and SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). With a kill time of just 30 seconds, it’s not surprising that Nanocyn is now being used by major airlines, airports, health care facilities, ambulance services and military facilities around the globe.

    Over the last 20 years the Microsafe Group has earned a reputation for being at the forefront of biomedical science and technology, and deservedly so. The company helped the world fight SARS in 2013, MERS in 2012 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014. And now they are helping us fight Covid-19 with Nanocyn.

    All caravans, poptops and campers leaving the New Age Caravans manufacturing plant in Melbourne destined for the Gold Coast will now be fumigated with 100% natural and non-toxic Nanocyn. The fumigation process requires no wiping, leaves no film or scent and is 100% safe to use on delicate fabrics, vinyls, leather, rubber, plastics and wood. In short, it’s 100% the best way to help our staff and customers stay safe.

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    We are Moving!

    New Age Caravans Gold Coast is relocating to an exciting new location at 328 Brisbane Road, Arundel. As we plan this move, we will be closed from the 16th December 2020 and reopening on the 29th December 2020. During this period, for all sales and service enquiries please contact us on 07 5593 8228 during business hours. Our service department will reopen on the 4th January and our sales department will continue to take enquiries throughout. We look forward to welcoming you into our new Dealership in the new year.

    We understand this may cause some inconvenience and ask for your patience over this time.

    We look forward to seeing you at our new site and wish all our valued customers a safe and Merry Christmas.

    How to Operate your RV Wifi

    RV Wifi is a popular option to access wireless internet in your caravanning and camping adventures. Here are some handy hints!

    Some luxury New Age caravans feature RV Wifi as standard. These units are mounted within an overhead cupboard and wired to 12V.

    Set Up your RV Wifi Unit

    To allow your RV Wifi to access data, slide a standard size Sim Card into the base of the unit.

    To allow your RV Wifi to access data, slide a standard size Sim Card into the base of the unit. Most sim cards that have a data allowance and are an Australian Provider on the 4G Mobile network will suffice.

    Connect to your RV Wifi Unit

    1) On the device (phone/laptop/tablet), go to: settings
    2) Go to: Wi-Fi
    3) Wait for RVWIFI123abc (each router will have its own unique series of numbers and letters following RV WIFI), to come up on the list of possible WIFI options

    4) Click on RVWIFI123abc
    5) If the device has already been connected to the RVwifi Router it will recognise it and connect automatically, however if this is the first time connecting to it, it will ask for the WIFI password
    6) Type in the password ” rvwifi1234 ” – (all lower case)

    7) Wait for the device to indicate that it is connected. If at this point you cannot connect, perform a factory reset.

    How to do a Factory Reset

    WARNING: This procedure will reset all of the settings applied to this router, back to original factory settings, and your passwords will be forgotten. Use this procedure if errors are occurring that may be related to unknown settings.
    Once you have followed the steps below, please follow the User Manual to set up a new password. A downloadable version of this can be found on our website: www.rvwifi.com.au.
    Please note, this does not impact any data usage or activation.

    Follow these steps below to return your RV Wi-Fi router to the factory settings.

    1. Locate on the side of our router, the ‘Reset’ button.
    2. Using a pointed instrument – like a pen, depress and hold the button until the Wi-Fi button on the front of the router begins to ‘flash’ quickly.
    3. Release the ‘Reset’ button.
    4. The lights on the front of the router will all light up and after 2 minutes the unit will have ‘reset’ to factory settings
    5. Turn the router off and on.

    Still experiencing issues?

    Please get in contact with RV wifi on info@rvwifi.com.au

    Would you like to Consign your Caravan?

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    We are good to go for travelling in QLD and many new people are entering the caravan market we have seen an influx in the second hand market. This means we need more stock!

    Consignment is an easy way for you to move your unwanted caravan, speak with Russell at New Age GC regarding your van, the price you wish to achieve and also how we help.

    JUST SOME OF THE BENEFITS:

    – Full Marketing Package.
    – Able to be viewed 7 days a week.
    – Cleaned.
    – Service and Safety completed.
    – You don’t need to worry about being haggled or replying to numerous enquiries.
    – Paid as soon as van is handed over to new owners.
    – Low Consignment Fee’s.

    See you soon!

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      May 2020 – Caravan World’s review on Desert Rose

      WALKING TALL Author: John Ford

      For a company that didn’t set out to build caravans, New Age has come a long way. When they set up in 2004 as New Age Frames & Designs, the object was to supply caravan builders in Campbellfield, Victoria, with CNC built furniture and structural frames.

      But after four years, they saw a way to revolutionise the local caravan scene with modern aesthetics in line with inner-city apartment living. Gone was the rustic timber look and in was a pallette of striking colours and square finished joinery. It shook up the industry, and they haven’t looked back — they are now amongst the most prominent builders in the country, producing 2500 caravans, pop-tops and campers in 2019 alone.

      Their success led Walkinshaw Automotive Group to join the party in 2018, when they were looking to diversify before the imminent demise of Holden. Walkinshaw’s expertise in automotive design and engineering includes modifying such cars as Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), running a supercar team and converting imported Camaros and Silverados to Australian standards.

      Along with testing equipment, like a seven-post rig that replicates hundreds of kilometres of rough road travel in minutes, Walkinshaw has its own proving ground for real-time research and development. A dedicated clay modelling studio assists with conceptual designs and their robotic welding equipment ensures perfectly aligned and engineered chassis construction.

      Included in changes to New Age RVs are the distinctive ABS moulded rear panels being introduced across the range. Also, in line with automotive practice, is the mandrel-bent chassis that forms the chassis and A-frame in a single run of steel, rather than welding the join as seen on most vans.

      The van on test is the 18ft Desert Rose — there’s also a 20ft version for those wanting a larger ensuite and more living space. Outlined in the brochure as an explorer’s caravan designed for longer, rougher trips, the Desert Rose has tougher underpinnings than their more sedate on-road models. While not a full offroader, the mission is to handle those long, torturous stretches of corrugated outback track that wreak havoc on any less solidly built van.

      THE EXTERIOR

      While it might sound like I’m contradicting what I have said about the modern approach the company takes to design, in some ways the Desert Rose’s exterior retains traditional elements. The new ABS rear end is there admittedly, and it looks the goods with new black moulding incorporating lights and spare tyre, but the raised profile aluminium sides hark back to a more classic styling.

      That aside, the Desert Rose is unmistakably a dirt road tourer, with the almost essential livery of grey sides and black checkerplate skirts, high riding stance, black alloy wheels with chunky Cooper tyres, and a mammoth toolbox on the A-frame. If looks are any indication of performance, then the Desert Rose is ready to go to places distant and wild.

      It might surprise some that this avant-garde builder sticks with timber frame construction, but despite reluctance amongst some buyers, a well-sealed Meranti construction offers the benefits of light weight and flexibility needed for offroad travel. Polystyrene insulation sits between the wall studs, and at the front a composite sheet rides over high checkerplate for protection from weather and flying stones.

      In the interests of proper weight distribution, the second spare sits on the A-frame alongside the vast toolbox and a set of jerry can holders. Protected by a full-width stone guard, the box houses two 9kg gas bottles, leaving room for pesky items like mats and sundries that take up lots of room but need quick access.

      The coupling is our favourite Cruisemaster DO-35 fully rotating hitch, and I liked that they have included a guard for the tap and BMPro Sway control as standard.

      THE SUSPENSION

      With a full length of 150mm x 50mm hot dipped chassis and A-frame, the Desert Rose

      has a strong foundation. Cruisemaster XT trailing arm suspension with twin shock absorbers each side do the job of softening the ride and the 12in offroad drum brakes help bring everything to a stop efficiently. Wheels are smart-looking 16in alloys with 265×75 all-terrain tyres.

      This setup is de rigueur for today’s set of adventure travellers and, driven sensibly, its engineering is built to cope with some hard travel and last the distance. Tare weight is approximately 2860kg, so with an ATM of 3460kg, you get a decent 600kg payload, even taking the 238kg of water and gas capacity (presuming empty grey water tank) into account.

      Underneath, checkerplate protects a pair of 110L water tanks and a grey water tank from flying rocks, but I would have liked similar protection for the PVC drainpipes. More storage is found in checkerplate toolboxes under the body, and the two 110Ah lithium batteries are similarly placed to give good access and save space inside.

      As much as we have praised the modern interior — and we will get there soon — an offroad van is all about enjoying the serenity of the bush. Because of this, much of the cooking will be outside, so the Desert Rose comes with a stainless steel Dometic kitchen and handy entertainment package.

      The slide-out kitchen has three gas burners and a sink with water, and there’s a handy keyless foldout picnic table further back for food prep. As well as an entertainment hatch for a television, a Fusion sound panel gives access to your Bluetooth music library. Other outside features include a rearview camera with a bright LED light for reversing or working at the back of the van at night, and a driver-side exterior shower and more lighting.

      Entry is via a heavy-duty three-way Dometic Columbia door and a two-stage Techno electric folding step that seemed high enough, when folded, to avoid most offroad hazards.

      MODERN INTERIOR

      Even with high expectations of how great the inside should look, stepping inside was a pleasant surprise and the well-finished glossy black and white interior is right on-trend — the tough exterior really contrasts with a rocking interior that New Age invented.

      Black sink and tap fittings in the kitchen and ensuite are standard items, but otherwise, your colour choices are extensive, so there

      should be an option that suits everyone e if the review van’s combination is too stark. I have a pretty conservative attitude to interior design, but even so, I liked the simplicity of the colour scheme, and I particularly liked the impeccable square-finish joinery.

      There’s only so much you can do with an

      18ft caravan design, and the layout follows the typical trend with a rear ensuite, front bed and a central living area. The kitchen runs along the passenger side, placing a comfortable leather-clad cafe style dinette opposite. Appliances are a level above most vans and include a Thetford hybrid induction and gas cooktop, grill and oven, microwave and a 216L Dometic compressor fridge.

      The dinette is a comfortable place to eat or relax, and a big window makes the most of the view. Extensions for feet-up relaxing seem sturdy and allow a comfortable position leaning against the wall to watch the 28in television.

      Electronics in the van are as good as you could expect and should give reliable power for a few days even in cloudy weather. Three 150W solar panels on the roof charge the pair of 110A lithium batteries through a BMPro BP35HA smart charger, and an Odyssey control panel monitors power input and usage as well as water levels.

      “Even with high expectations of how great the inside should look, stepping inside was a pleasant surprise and the wellfinished glossy black and white interior is right on-trend.”

      The ensuite is roomy enough for most folk to move around easily and the way the vanity curves inward for more room at the toilet while leaving maximum space at the floating basin for toiletries is clever. Other thoughtful touches include an easily accessible wallmounted washing machine, frosted shower door and a soap dispenser.

      ON THE ROAD

      Our review took us north-east of Melbourne over motorways, winding secondary roads, some well-kept forestry tracks and a short run over farmland to simulate finding an offgrid campsite. The van towed faithfully over all terrains, as you would expect from the capable suspension. Ground clearance was suitable for the conditions, but I’d be careful on any rocky, unmade tracks, with some of the pipes and the step looking vulnerable to damage in such situations.

      Most 4WD utes and, of course, the

      LandCruiser and Patrol will make easy work of towing. The van was unladen for our review and felt well balanced and pulled without fault, experiencing no banging or lurching over the rougher sections, and was smooth and stable at motorway speeds.

      Tare weight is 2860kg, so a suitable heavyduty tow vehicle is necessary, especially if you want to extend the 600kg carrying capacity to its 3460kg limit. Check your vehicle’s gross combined limits to ensure you will be legal and safe.

      THE BOTTOM LINE

      Even with a price tag approaching $100k, we rate the Desert Rose as good value. Nothing has been spared in the electronics setup for extended travel, and the stylish interior will be a delight at the end of a hard day’s driving.

      Couples who appreciate the comfort and room to move without the pressures of a larger van will be attracted to the look and practicality of the 18-footer.