Benefits of best suspension in an off-road caravan or camper trailer

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Jan 12, 2015 3:19:00 PM

"Ride Quality" is a great way to know if you have the best suspension on your off-road caravan or camper trailer. It really is this simple. Lets see if I can do a simple job explaining the linkages between suspension design and ride quality.

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Topics: off-road caravans, off-road camper trailers, air suspension, shock absorbers, suspension, air springs, corrugated road, disc brakes

Air suspension for Offroad Caravans & Campers: Diamonds in the Rough

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Nov 21, 2014 5:24:00 PM

Travelling to the best parts of Australia, you will need to enjoy the ride... literally. Air suspension on offroad camper trailers and caravans is just the easiest way to do this.

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Topics: offroad caravan, off-road caravans, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, off-road camper trailers, air suspension, suspension, air springs, mono-tube shock absorbers

Jeep Rubicon towing Kimberley Karavan offroad caravan in Idaho USA

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Nov 7, 2014 5:31:00 AM

This Jeep Limited Edition (Rubicon) is owned by an Idaho (USA) customer. What's exciting is the matching of the Jeep with the Karavan. The customer has it prepared to carry the weight. Here are some comparisons:

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Topics: off-road caravan, air suspension, suspension, offroad caravans, Jeep, Rubicon

Highest tech Air Spring for off-road caravans - Designed in Ballina!

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Aug 29, 2014 8:37:00 AM

Suspension innovation is probably the most important factor in a 4WD’s off-road superiority. Are trailers, caravans and campers trailer different in their design requirements to 4WDs? Yes, absolutely. The differences are so great, there are few vehicle suspension experts who understand the nature of a towed trailer.

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Topics: off-road caravan, off-road camper trailers, air suspension, shock absorbers, suspension, air bags, air springs

Weight distribution and stability in an off road caravan

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Aug 8, 2014 1:26:00 PM

You have all see those caravans with 2 large spare wheels hanging off the back of the rear bumper. You may have thought, “that looks safe and protects the rear”. It may well do but there is a far higher probability this caravan will be less stable because of the weight distribution.

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Topics: off-road camper trailers, light weight off-road caravans, air suspension, suspension, offroad caravans, coupling hitch for lightweight off-road caravan, weight distribution, rear wheel carrier, drawbar weight

The Myth of Dual Shocks with Off Road Caravan or Trailer Suspension

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Aug 4, 2014 5:35:00 PM

To the layman, seeing 2 shock absorbers on one wheel may give the comfort of double capacity or “bullet proof” suspension. This concept is not taken up by 4WD manufacturers; and for good reason. There is a much better outcome to increase the size, quality and design of a single shock absorber with better suspension design than just bolting on an additional $120 shock absorber.

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Topics: off-road caravan, off-road camper trailers, air suspension, shock absorbers, suspension, mono-tube shock absorbers, dampeners, dual shock absorbers, corrugated road

Over 800 Kimberley off-road caravans have been built!

Posted by Cameron Johnston

Nov 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM

Kimberley have built over 800 off-road caravans since 2006. You can have confidence when you buy a new Kimberley Karavan because you are buying a tried, tested and proven off-road caravan.

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Topics: lightweight offroad caravans, matching wheels & tyres, off-road caravan, lithium batteries, offroad caravan airconditioning, 12V airconditioning, air suspension, low height, camping movies, flexible solar panels, weberQ babyQ, BBQ, drawer fridge, 12V Membrane heating, air-conditioning, energy efficient

Shock Absorbers: Mono-tube comparison for off-road caravans & campers

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Jul 24, 2013 11:20:00 AM

You may read of some off-road camper trailers and off-road caravans with a single axle and yet fitting dual shock absorbers per axle for a total of 4. This is not an overkill, it shows inadequate suspension design. Fitting single high quality shock absorbers with the right suspension design is far superior. This blog explains why.

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Topics: off-road caravan, offroad caravan, off-road camper trailers, air suspension, shock absorbers, dampeners, fox

Split Air-conditioning keeps Off Road Caravan Height below 2100mm

Posted by Bruce Loxton

Jun 13, 2013 5:18:00 PM

One of the universal problems with caravans is their travel height and subsequent storage height. The development of the "pop top" caravan solved this issue but introduced the added problems of poor insulation and space utiliztion with this limited design. The Kimberley Karavan is an off road caravan that unfolds automatically with electric finger touch controls. It has a builtin "slide out" with a Super Queen Size Bed that takes a simple hand operation to engage. The benefit of this is a lower travel height similar to your 4WD. Combined with the feature of being the same width as a 4WD it can go where ever your vehicle can travel.

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Topics: offroad caravan airconditioning, off-road caravans, light weight off-road caravans, lightweight offroad caravan fuel consumption, air suspension, fuel economy, low height

Save fuel with Air Suspension in an off-road caravan - What a Gem!

Posted by Cameron Johnston

May 7, 2013 6:30:00 AM

Save money, save the environment. When you are on tour a large cost you have to budget for is fuel. In the remote places you take an offroad caravan the cost of fuel skyrockets.  So if you can decrease your fuel consumption you'll save money. Less fuel burnt also means less harmful gases produced for the environment. Kimberley's new Air Suspension helps you save fuel, allows you to use one finger to level your off-road caravan at the campsite and fit inside your garage.

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Topics: off-road caravans, air suspension, fuel economy

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The Kimberley Karavan, a lightweight folding off road caravan that can go anywhere. Kimberley Karavans are unique with their internal shower and toilet, comfortable internal seating and luxury finishes.