Construction
Methods

We at Urban Caravans set out to build the most perfect semi off-road and off-road caravans. With this goal in mind we started off with an Aluminium - Tig Welded frame and built all other elements to the highest spec possible. We continue to innovate and introduce new construction methods to ensure we future-proof our caravans.

Steve - Founder of Urban Caravans

Our Construction
methods

All caravans built by Urban Caravans have a specially and uniquely developed Aluminium – Rot Free Frame that uses Tig Welds for durability and rigidity and Lock Bolting for off-road flexibility and stress absorption. The frames are then attached to the chassis using Z Channel grooves, that ensure the longevity and off-road prowess of all caravans built by Urban Caravans. Our interiors are also up to the task using our specially developed ‘Glue It, Screw It, Seal It’ manufacturing process.

Aluminium
Rot Free
Frame

Having an Aluminium frame means that our caravans are built for longevity, endurance and off-road ability. One of the biggest issues facing traditionally built wooden frame caravans is damage caused by water ingress. This rots the frame and renders the caravan useless. FIND OUT MORE.

Tig
Weld

A Tig Weld avoids the use of rivets when constructing the Aluminium Frame. By Tig Welding the entire aluminium frame, there is no need for any rivets or staples and the wear and tear (such as stress cracking to the surrounding Aluminium) is avoided. FIND OUT MORE.

Z Channel
Chassis

By using a Z Channel when joining the chassis with the frame, the frame bolts onto the chassis using the overhangs. This is a more secure way to merge the frame and chassis and ensure durability and flexibility at the same time. FIND OUT MORE.

Glue It, Screw It,
Seal It.

All furniture is cut by CNC, we use a basic tongue and groove technique in all joins. This is then followed by our proprietary modified 3-part process of ‘ Glue It, Screw It, Seal It.’ The interiors of our caravans must be made to a level that withstands semi off-road and off-road conditions. FIND OUT MORE.

Our experienced TIG Welder welding the frame of our Tungsten X-Treme caravan.
Rot Free Frame. Built from aluminium, our caravans are not susceptible to rot caused by water intrusion.
Glue It, Screw It, Seal It. Your interior needs to match the tuff exterior.
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How We Build Our Caravans

To find out more, simply click on the links below.

list of aluminium framed caravans

Tig
Weld

Find out about our Tig Weld process for joining Aluminium and how, in combination with Lock Bolting, you get the perfect offroad caravan.

tig welder for aluminium caravans

Rot Free
Frame

Want to know why Aluminium Frames are the right way forward? How about starting with their longevity and the fact that they are rot free.

caravans with aluminium frames

Z Channel
Chassis

If you want to go off-road then you will need the marriage between the chassis and the frame to utilise the right type of joins.

tig welder for aluminium

Glue It, Screw It, Seal It.

How do you ensure that the whole caravan is durable, not only the TIG welded aluminium frame? By using our tried and tested method of course.

Integrated
Insulation

Unlike other manufacturers, Urban Caravans incorporate insulation in as much of the chassis as possible for increased comfort levels.

Dust Suppression
System

Our optional dust supression system provides you with peace of mind and a cleaner interior when traversing the dusty Australian outback.

Our Industry Partners & Links

FAQ

Frequently Asked Question

Aluminium Frame caravans are longer lasting, are not susceptible to rot and better suited for semi off-road and off-road caravaning. 

Tig Weld is the way to go when it comes to joining aluminium frames. The legacy manufacturing process of using rivets leaves the frame susceptible to stress fractures to the aluminium around the rivet.

Using Z Channels, the frame is connected to the chassis via more touch points, unlike the old practice of bolting the frame onto the chassis just by laying it on top. 

Yes. Caravans built by Urban Caravans come with a warranty. For more information please visit our warranty page or speak to your preferred dealer.

Urban Caravans are Australian Made and Australian Owned. The main production facility is located in Melbourne.

Privacy Policy

Urban Caravans is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information. 

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information. 

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au 

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it? 

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers. 

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including [interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.urbancaravans.com.au, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies- delete all that aren’t applicable] and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorized third parties. 

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing. 

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it. 


Sensitive Information
 

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information. 

Sensitive information will be used by us only: 

  • For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
  • For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
  • With your consent; or where required or authorised by law. 


Third Parties
 

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party. 

 

Disclosure of Personal Information 

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following: 

  • Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
  • Where required or authorisedby law. 

Security of Personal Information 

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. 

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years. 

 

Access to your Personal Information 

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing. 

Urban Caravans will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information. 

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information. 

 

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information 

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We  will  take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you. 

 

Policy Updates 

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

 

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries 

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at: 

110 Scanlon Dr, Epping VIC 3076
sales@urbancaravans.com.au
(03) 9308 6553 

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