We Offer Custom-Built Off-Road Caravans for Sale
Caravans are popular with campers across South Africa. The basic concept of a caravan is to be a mobile home that can be hooked to a vehicle and towed to a destination. Usually, these destinations are campsites that have caravan parks. These parks’ facilities cater for people with caravans by having a smooth and flat entrance road. However, the wilderness does not feature paved roads. If you are an avid off-roader and need a caravan that can keep up with your SUV or bakkie off the beaten track, Echo 4×4 Centre has custom-built off-road caravans for sale.
Regular luxury caravans are streamlined and designed for tarmac roads. Their design decreases overall drag over its body to improve fuel efficiency and stability while driving at highway speeds on a smooth road. However, they do not cope at all when the tarmac stops. Their small wheels and low undercarriages hamper their ability to handle rough and uneven terrain. Luckily, we offer a solution for those who wish to take their caravan into the heart of the wilderness.
The Benefits of Off-Road Caravans
Echo 4×4 is a brand that is associated with delivering practical off-road solutions, so our range of caravans offers a sensible and versatile approach to off-road caravanning. Looking at the Chobe model, we offer an adaptable caravan that is customised to your specifications. We also offer other models for sale in case you need a larger solution. The Chobe might be compact, but it offers a surprising amount of space. Looking at its exterior design, this model does not look like a traditional, low-riding caravan at all. The basic design is optimised for stability and body control over rough terrain.
Some luxury caravans are tall and have wallowy suspension systems that cause the body tends to lean and heave around corners. They are only good for even, level roads. The Chobe is compact and short for better agility and control when dealing with uneven terrain. The chassis is raised to grant some much-needed ground clearance as well. Therefore, you can have the peace of mind that this caravan will follow your 4×4 vehicle over rugged terrain with ease. The off-road caravans we offer for sale offer you more than just a compact design and a lifted chassis though.
The Chobe’s body is manufactured from colour-impregnated fibreglass, featuring a monocoque outer shell for optimum durability. Fibreglass is strong, impervious to corrosion, and far lighter than steel. Steel adds unnecessary weight to a body, while normal plastics do not have the durability or strength of fibreglass. By using fibreglass, the body will stay in excellent condition – and will never rust. The bolts, nuts, and hinges on the Chobe are made from stainless steel, so even the parts that are by necessity made of metal will not rust. As a result, the tare weight of the Chobe is only 660 kg.
We offer this caravan in a 2-sleeper and 4-sleeper layout. A couple of extra options is offered for sale with it as well. The galvanised chassis runs on an A-frame and the undercarriage has a skid plate to protect the Chobe from potential impacts with terrain while driving off-road. The rear chassis also features removeable support struts to level out the Chobe when it is parked. As you can see, if you are looking for a robust and compact solution with which to conquer the wilderness, the Chobe is an ideal option.
Echo 4×4 Centre offers an extensive range of off-road caravans for sale that can be customised to suit your needs. For more information on them, please browse our website for specifications and a digital brochure. Choose us and enjoy the freedom of off-road caravanning.