Constructam Caravans

Constructam Caravans

Once again, it was the design of these Constructam caravans from Belgium, that caught my eye. Rounded features, edges and windows gave them a softer look for their size… even the cupboards inside had rounded edges! I chose a 1970 Constructam Coral 1 to include in our designs… why… well, why not! It’s the same age as me 😊
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
Boler Trailer

Boler Trailer

Whilst researching new inspiration, I recently discovered the gorgeous Boler Trailers from stunning Canada and now I am totally besotted! So much so they have made it into our new designs to be released later this year. If you are not familiar with them, here is a brief history. After that, I am sure you will fall in love with them as much as I have.

Victoria Mitchell
Airstream Trailer

Airstream Trailer

The Airstream Trailers are arguably the most recognised vintage van of all time, so they had to be represented in our collection. It is my dream to own one of these beauties... especially the Airstream Bambi, so we had to feature this one!
Victoria Mitchell
Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Travel Trailer

From the moment I found this little Shasta Compact, I knew she had to be part of our Van Go journey. It was the 'wings' that caught my attention, as it is a feature of these trailers not seen on any other. As you will find out below, they are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts and we can see why!

Victoria Mitchell

Sprite Caravans

From a post in the armed forces to caravan designer may seem like a leap, however this is exactly what Sam Alper did in 1947. His brother Henry had a newly established caravan business – Alperson Products in the U.K. – that was to become Sprite Caravans, one of Britain’s most trusted and prolific caravan manufacturers.
Victoria Mitchell
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.

One NZ manufacturer that defied the odds was Munro, with their Crusader vans.

Victoria Mitchell
Millard Caravans

Millard Caravans

If ever there were a ‘right time, right place’ success story, Millard would be it.

From humble beginnings in the 1940’s, Millard grew to be one of the ‘big five’ caravan manufacturers in Australia (which also included Viscount, Franklin, Chesney and Coronet for those interested!).

Founded by Jim Darlington and his son John, Millard is one of Australia’s oldest caravan brands, and it still plays a role in how Australians enjoy the caravan lifestyle today.

Victoria Mitchell