Crusader Caravans’ new factory is one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the Australian caravan industry.
Crusader Caravans, a leading Australian manufacturer of superior quality caravans, has been operating from their new state-of-the-art factory since late 2022.
Situated in Epping, Victoria, the new factory is five times more than the previous one, reflecting the rapid growth of the Crusader Caravans brand. The new facility has been purpose-built from the ground up. This expansive facility houses a series of revolutionary advancements in caravan manufacturing techniques. Serge Valentino, Founder and CEO of Crusader Caravans, highlighted the significance of this move: “This marks a major milestone in the history of Crusader Caravans. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support; they are the reason we stand here today.”
Taking its inspiration from global best practices in manufacturing techniques, the new Crusader factory features the latest technology and equipment to streamline the production process and consistently deliver high-quality caravans.
Innovation is well underway with the introduction of EcoLite™ full composite construction, an advanced and frameless method of caravan construction. It involves bonding three layers of different materials to create structural panels for the floor, walls, and roof, often referred to as “sandwich panels” due to their layered composition. Such composite materials are widely used in the construction of trucks, trains, and planes, offering a high strength-to-weight ratio, making the caravan stronger, lighter, and superior compared to traditional builds.
Crusader’s full composite panels are less susceptible to rot and decay, a notable advantage over traditional caravan construction, ensuring the long-term structural integrity of caravans constructed using EcoLite panels. Furthermore, these composite panels are notably lighter than timber-framed walls, resulting in weight reduction for full composite caravans. This weight reduction improves fuel efficiency, facilitates easier towing, and minimizes stress on the towing vehicle.
Core principles underpinning Crusader’s design also include safeguarding the health and safety of all Crusader staff and minimizing the environmental impact of production. The new Crusader Caravans manufacturing facility meets all the requirements of the targeted Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) green star rating, making it the most “green” building in the RV industry.
Experience the future of caravan construction with Crusader Caravans. For more information about their innovative approach, visit: crusadercaravans.com.au
About Crusader Caravans
Crusader Caravans is one of the leading caravan manufacturers in Australia, crafting superior quality caravans.
Crusader Caravans was first established in 2002 by Serge Valentino who has decades of hands-on caravan building experience and an infectious passion for innovation. In 2016 Crusader Caravans partnered with Mawson Group to assist with strategy, capital, and management expertise. The partnership established a powerful combination of manufacturing prowess and astute management practices. Crusader Caravans have now firmly established themselves as a leading supplier of exceptionally well-built caravans, and a financially robust brand caravan buyers can count on and trust.
The year 2022 marked a major milestone for the company with the opening of the new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. The new factory is the most advanced manufacturing plant in the Australian caravan industry.
The entire range of Crusader Caravan models is continuously refreshed in line with our intimate understanding of customer needs and the latest advancements in materials and manufacturing methods. All new Crusader Caravan models are 100% full composite making them stronger, lighter and better insulated. The result is the consistent delivery of exceptional caravans of the finest quality.
This year, Crusader Caravans has undergone comprehensive updates across their entire model range, presenting versatile and top-quality caravan solutions for a diverse range of travellers. The latest additions showcase a fantastic combination of quality construction and well-equipped features, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for caravan enthusiasts. Significant improvements are evident in their based model, the LifeChanger range, which has been revamped to offer added comfort at a compelling price point. Not stopping there, Crusader Caravans is also addressing the needs of off-grid travellers by introducing upgrades to their XCountry range. This includes high-performance Victron batteries and enhanced solar capabilities, ensuring extended power supply for those off-grid adventures.
These updates reinforce Crusader Caravans’ commitment to delivering the ultimate caravan experience throughout their entire product range.
Crusader Caravans continues to innovate through a wide array of new caravan models, cementing them as one of Australia’s most premiere caravan brands through grassroots leadership, and a passion for helping more Australians enjoy the ultimate adventure lifestyle. For more information on Crusader Caravans, please visit: crusadercaravans.com.au
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