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January 2019


Zone RV's Summit

The 'Rolls Royce' of caravans

'Previous RVs failed to live up to expectations'

Buyer pays almost $250,000
for Rolls Royce of caravans

By Dennis Amor
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WHAT has been hailed as the most expensive caravan in Australia has rolled off the production line.

Queensland-based Zone RV built the carbon fibre Summit series off-roader, which cost almost a quarter of a million dollars, for Gold Coast businessman Brendon Dickinson.

And director Matt Johns told Caravanning News that four more caravans costing a whopping $174,000 each were also on order.

"Obviously we are pleased with the result of building and selling the most advanced caravan Australia has seen," he said.

"It has further cemented Zone as the leading luxury off-road caravan manufacturer.

"The price tag, although ground breaking, isn't the most notable feature on a technological masterpiece that has been judged the most innovative caravan in the country ... and that is what we are most proud of."

'Previous RVs had failed to live up
to expectations'

Zone RV, located on the Sunshine Coast, is believed to be the only caravan manufacturer in the world building with carbon fibre.

Mr Dickinson and wife Sarah are experienced caravanners but say that previous RVs had failed to live up to expectations.

Their new Zone "Rolls Royce" of caravans has no rivets, screws or fasteners. Its four one-piece panels make up the floor, roof and side walls joined by state-of-the-art bonding technology.

Leading edge technology will allow the Dickinsons to operate sophisticated features from an iPad, such as wireless suspension control with smart level to adjust ride height while travelling.

It can be used to control the electric awning, remote-control 4G signal booster antenna, monitor solar inputs and water tank levels, and a Truma app to control the air conditioning, heater and hot water system.

The caravan has sensor lighting, four external cameras and internal security monitor, lithium battery and 10 solar panels.

Mr Johns said there was a "massive demand" for hi-tech RVs and it was likely his company would build one to surpass these specifications and cost.

"Our biggest growth is with our off-road series which incorporates much of the Summit technology and certainly the build quality with 100 percent timber-free structure and finishings.

"To be honest, with limited production slots available in 2019 our biggest challenge is how to keep up with demand."


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