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Frequently Asked Questions 2018-06-14T03:55:51+00:00

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRAVELHOME

Is registration and insurance a problem? 2018-03-09T00:50:36+00:00

No. Registration costs vary from state to state but you will be able to register a Travelhome anywhere in Australia. The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) welcomes Travelhome owners as members of the club and they will comprehensively insure both your Travelhome and tow vehicle.

Will the dealer supply the tow vehicle and fit the hitch as well? 2018-03-09T00:48:38+00:00

Yes, absolutely. In fact, in most cases we can supply a new tow vehicle as part of the delivery package. We will even help you choose the right tow vehicle for your needs. If you already have a suitable tow vehicle we can supply the tray (if necessary) and fit the hitch.

Will I get any after sales service if I purchase a Travelhome? 2018-03-09T00:46:37+00:00

Certainly! If you purchase a Travelhome you do so knowing the supplier is the largest RV dealer in the country. So, if you do have a problem anywhere in Australia we will use our network of dealers and repairers to help get you back on the road quickly and safely, and always remember – you only get what you pay for!

What warranty will I get if I purchase a new Travelhome? 2018-03-09T00:44:05+00:00

Every original new Travelhome owner receives a 3-year construction warranty.
Travelhome has been designed and built in Australia to withstand Australian road and weather conditions and this exclusive new vehicle warranty signifies the high level of confidence in the build quality of every new unit sold.

Where should the hitch be positioned? 2018-03-09T00:42:44+00:00

A Travelhome hitch ideally should be positioned so that the tow ball is mounted at least 50mm in front of the centre of the rear axle. In this position, some of the Travelhomes weight will be transferred to the front wheels of the towing vehicle.

However, this towing hitch position is not essential and we do also supply and fit sliding hitches to dual cab tow vehicles where the hitch position varies.

Where are Travelhomes built? 2018-03-09T00:40:36+00:00

Each Travelhome is individually constructed in Caves Beach – located between Newcastle and the Central Coast in NSW.

Come in and see us and we’ll be more than happy to help!

Incorporating over 35 years of vehicle building experience, each Travelhome is individually constructed in Caves Beach, between the Central Coast & Newcastle in NSW. Being Australian built means every Travelhome is manufactured to comply with The Australian Motor Vehicle Standards Act, 1989.

What are the advantages of a Travelhome? 2018-03-09T00:22:08+00:00

When compared with towing a conventional caravan, the main benefits of a Travelhome are:

–  Easier to hitch and unhitch.
The owner only has to raise the Travelhome to the correct height with the push of a button, and then reverse the tow vehicle under the nose of the Travelhome.

– Safer and Easier to tow than conventional caravans.
Having the location of the hitch above the rear axle of the towing vehicle results in the load being positioned more correctly. The location of the hitch also allows for sharper turns of up to 90 degrees! This means easier reversing and manoeuvring, particularly in space restricted areas such as caravan parks. And because the nose of the Travelhome is over the tray of the towing vehicle, the combination length of both vehicles is shorter than an equivalent caravan hitched to its tow vehicle.

– Improved build quality.

Owned & manufactured in Newcastle NSW – simply put, Travelhomes are built to last and have been designed and tested to cater for Australian road conditions.

– Improved Fuel Efficiency

The aerodynamic design of the Travelhome makes it glide across the road – alleviating some of the stress from your vehicle and improving your fuel economy.

– Standard Drivers License

Travelhome’s only require a standard driver’s license.

– A Separate Drive Vehicle
Having arrived at a holiday destination you can quickly unhitch your Travelhome and utilise the towing vehicle as a means of every day transport for those short trips into town or long trips away from the camp site. Furthermore, your Travelhome tow vehicle can also act as the everyday drive vehicle back at home when not away on holidays.

– Less Expensive
In most cases you can purchase a new Travelhome and tow vehicle package for less than an equivalent sized new motor home ie: a new Travelhome Macquarie 25 packaged with a new Nissan Navara Dual Cab is around the same price as a new 23ft motor home.

– Stronger Resale Value
Travelhomes do not have a speedo like a motor home, so when the time comes to sell generally speaking Travelhomes hold their value very well. Also, because you have two vehicles (tow vehicle & Travelhome) you have more options available when the time comes to update or sell, some people simply change tow vehicles and keep their Travelhome while others keep the tow vehicle and sell their Travelhome..

What lengths of Travelhomes are available? 2018-03-09T00:34:44+00:00

Travelhomes can be purchased in:

– 23ft

– 25ft

– 26ft

– 29ft

– 30ft

All can sleep 2 people comfortably.

Are Travelhomes difficult to tow? 2018-03-09T00:24:16+00:00

Not at all. The position of the hitch and the low overall height makes towing a Travelhome very safe and easy, particularly when compared to towing a conventional caravan. This is simply because the hitch or connection point on a Travelhome is where it should be – placed above the rear wheels of the tow vehicle. This also reduces the combination length of both vehicles and makes turning and reversing much easier.

Travelhome owners often comment on how they forget that they are even towing a trailer. The unique aerodynamic design also improves airflow and therefore fuel economy and travelling costs.

Are Travelhomes difficult to hitch/unhitch ? 2018-03-01T05:09:01+00:00

Every Travelhome is supplied standard with remote control lifting jacks and a quick release tow coupling so it takes only a couple of minutes to hitch or unhitch your tow vehicle.

There is no manual winding to hitch a Travelhome as is required with a standard caravan.

What drivers license is required? 2018-03-09T00:27:10+00:00

All Travelhomes will only require the owner to hold a Standard Car Drivers licence. Provided the towing vehicle has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of less than 4500kg and the trailer (or Travelhome in this case) has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of less than 9000kg, it is legal to tow anywhere in Australia holding a standard car drivers licence (provided an approved hitch is used). These licence regulations are unified so they do apply in all states of Australia. Many motor homes on the other hand require heavier licences.

What Cars Can A Travelhome Hitch Onto? 2018-03-09T00:30:49+00:00

Travelhomes can be hitched onto the following vehicles:

– Ford Ranger

– Isuzu dMax

– Mazda BT50

– Holden Colarado

– Land Cruiser Ute

– Ford F250

– Chevrolet Silverado

– Iveco

Other vehicles van be done – Simply give us a ring.

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