Crusader Caravans

Crusader Caravans

During the 1960’s, several New Zealand caravan manufacturers attempted to export their vans into Australia…but very few succeeded. With the freight cost, an already slim profit margin and stiff competition from already established Australian caravan brands, it simply wasn’t a good idea.
Victoria Mitchell
Eriba Puck

Eriba Puck

Out of all the Eriba models, it was the 1958 Eriba Puck that caught my attention. The unusual shape, pop top, retro feel and all-round cuteness definitely got my creativity flowing when researching caravans for our Van Go designs. No longer manufactured, the Puck has become an instantly recognisable classic, and one that will always be close to my own heart. I mean, seriously, how cute is it!
Victoria Mitchell
Fisher Caravans

Fisher Caravans

You won’t see many English built caravans here in Australia, whatever the brand. But when you do, they would stand out due to their luxurious, polished wooden panelling and plush interiors. Some even have a gas furnace!

So, you’re probably just as likely to spot a *Drop Bear as you would a Fisher caravan on Australian roads…. but it’s always worth a try!

* Drop Bears – mythical creatures likened to giant, carnivorous koalas that were apparently invented to scare tourists. Campers beware!

Victoria Mitchell
Sunliner Caravans

Sunliner Caravans

If you grew up in Australia somewhere between the 1950’s and 1970’s, chances are you would know the Sunliner. Possibly the most iconic Australian van at the time, Sunliner Caravans was started by Bert Tickner, a clever, determined man, who had a knack for small business.
Victoria Mitchell
Viscount Caravans

Viscount Caravans

Not only do I remember staying in one as a child, I also chose the Viscount caravan to be part of our Van Go Collections because it’s such an iconic Australian brand. One of my favourites, the Viscount 1968 Ambassador, with its distinctive ‘lightning flash’ or ‘twin flash’ design, features in our Winter Collection, and the 1978 Supreme Pop Top, with its fabulous pop-up roof, is part of our Magical Mornings range.
Victoria Mitchell