Tig Weld

As a qualified TIG welder myself, I understood the benefits and importance in using the TIG WELD process. I was never going to settle for building aluminium framed off-road caravans using any other methods. For me, a TIG WELD is the only way forward if you want to guarantee a quality long-lasting product.

What is a
Tig Weld?

A Tig Weld is a special weld used when working with Aluminium. It uses the rare metal Tungsten (Wolfram) in the welding process. This weld ensures the most effective and durable aluminium weld. All aluminium frames constructed by Urban Caravans are joined using this weld.

Tig Weld - Why
is it so important in Aluminium Caravans?

A Tig Weld, being the most effective and durable weld, ensures that frames joined using this method are less likely to develop any structural issues.
Therefore, all caravans built by Urban Caravans are built using the best available method for joining aluminium. This in turn guarantees that all of our caravans are long-lasting, durable and have a higher tolerance when facing challenging environments.
Tig Welded aluminium frames are also essential if you require the rigidity and tolerance levels for offroading caravans. Although benefits from this type of weld translate to road going caravans as well, the benefits are most pronounced when such a construction is used in the Urban Caravans built caravans such as the Tungsten Tuff, Tungsten X-Terrain Mk.2, Tungsten X-Treme Mk.2 and all other models built by Urban Caravans.

Tig Weld or Rivets?

A Tig Weld avoids the use of rivets when constructing the Aluminium Frame. Rivets were the weak point of every aluminium frame before the use of Tig Welding was introduced.  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. 

Our experienced TIG Welder welding the frame of our Tungsten X-Treme caravan.

What is Lock Bolting and Why Is It Important For Off Road Caravans?

Lock Bolting is the process used in all caravans built by Urban Caravans for joining the Tig Welded panels together. Bolting the panels in this manner ensures that the rigidity and sturdiness provided by the Tig Welds is offset by the flexibility and movement offered by the Lock Bolts.
This flexibility is essential for building semi-offroad and offroad caravans. The stresses endured in these caravans are partially absorbed by this unique and innovative way of joining together different frame elements.
If you want your aluminium frame to last offroad, then you must give it the flexibility through using Lock Bolts.

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Construction Methods

Find out how we build our TIG WELDED ALUMINIUM FRAMED Semi and Full Off-Road Caravans to ensure quality, durability and capability.

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Rot Free

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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.

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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.

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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
(03) 9308 6553 

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