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December 17, 2015 POSTED BY Retreat Caravans

Where to Get a Classic Caravan in Australia

Are you looking for a classic caravan in Australia? Retreat Caravans builds, restores and sells great looking vintage caravans.

Australian classic caravans have enjoyed an increasing popularity over the last 10 to 20 years. Why? It’s simple: Classic caravans are gorgeous and unique. They’ve got old charm and a slew of interesting features. Also, they are uncommon and quite scarce.

There’s the “cult” of diehard fans who are absolutely bonkers about vintage caravans as well as vintage caravan clubs. Like it or not, a classic is a sure head turner wherever it goes.

With your vintage caravan, you can also join the vintage caravan tour to explore the outback towns or urban cities anytime it’s held. If you are a classic caravan enthusiast, the following will help you determine what to look for when purchasing one.

What to Look for in Classic Caravans for Sale

Unique Features

What do you want in your caravan? What decade are you even looking at? Are you planning to get one that was built in the 50s, 60s or 70s? What specific designs do you have in mind?

These are important questions to ask because many classics were built using specific materials and different interior décor. So, unless you already have a particular brand or design in mind, choosing a classic caravan can be quite stressful.

This is why you should consider consulting with us at Retreat Caravans. Yes, we build some of the most modern, amazing caravans in Australia, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the challenge of working with a classic. We love them as much as we love working on our new designs.

So Much History

This is particularly true for pre-owned, used or newly restored motorhomes. There’s something exciting about traveling the same routes someone else took 50+ years ago in the same van.

It’s something you need to experience to understand. Most people don’t. So, if you are looking for a classic caravan, history should probably play a key role in your final choice.

Locally Built Australian Classic Caravans

There are quite a few Australian classic caravans for sale. You just need to know where to look to find them. Even then, some of the owners may not be willing to sell.

How about we make this easy for you and handle the entire process? We know where to look and who to talk to. But if you’re so inclined, we can build it for you ourselves.

What We Do at Retreat Caravans

We love classic caravans and restoring them back to their original glory. So, if you are looking to buy a classic caravan in Australia, we can help you source for it, carry out all the restoration so it comes out looking new and in its original form.

If you already have a particular model in mind, you should come talk to us and we’ll see if it’s something we can build from scratch. The thing to do, however, would be to find the classic caravan of your choice and we will handle the restoration process for you.

Our in-house caravan builders are very careful when restoring classic caravans to their original condition. We love the challenge of working with them. Even better is the fact that we love transforming old, dishevelled caravans into brand-new-looking head turners.

If you want to get a classic caravan, you should get in touch with us at (03) 9357 6493 or


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