Best Caravan & Camper Trailer Shops

Looking for a new camper or caravan accessories can be overwhelming when you see how many caravan and camper trailer shops are out there. Knowing what to look for when considering different manufacturers and retailers can help you find and fit out your next home away from home. Continue reading...

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Caravans Plus

Caravans Plus 🏆 2024

4.9  (1,559)
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Ann
Ann4 posts
 
Purchase of drainage hoseItem available for pickup within 2 hours. Great service as usual Show details
Caravanmods.com.au

Caravanmods.com.au 🏆 2024

5.0  (266)
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Jenny
JennyVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  Verified
Very satisfied with my purchaseHappy with the quality of my leather pouches. Very easy to attach to wall.
GIC Camper Trailers

GIC Camper Trailers

4.1  (236)
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Richard Beavan
Richard BeavanNSWMid North Coast, NSW6 posts
  Verified Camper Trailers
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EzyTrail Camper Trailers

EzyTrail Camper Trailers

4.2  (128)
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Michael davies
Michael daviesVICGippsland, VIC3 posts
  Verified VIC, Kilsyth
Lotus Caravans

Lotus Caravans

4.3  (73)
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Peter W.
Peter W.NSWSydney, NSW2 posts
 
Trailmaster Industries

Trailmaster Industries

5.0  (27)
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Steve
SteveNSWIllawarra, NSW
 
Market Direct Campers

Market Direct Campers

3.8  (458)
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Justin
Justin3 posts
  Verified NSW, Sydney
No after sales service or warrantyI have had a leaking roof, broken awning, TV doesn’t pick up channels, heater doesn’t work, and multiple other issues which they refuse to fix. Don’t buy these caravans. Legitimate warranty claims are denied and all after sales repairs outsourced. A direct quote from one repairer “cheap overseas crap”. Avoid these vans and this company. Show details
Market Direct Campers
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Lumberjack Camper Trailers

Lumberjack Camper Trailers

4.0  (83)
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Maurice
Maurice
  VIC, Geelong
Great touring vanBought van in December and did 3 practice runs around Victoria,all good bar a couple of small issues that Lumberjack fixed without a problem. In Darwin now and running a dream. Show details
Caravans Coffs Coast

Caravans Coffs Coast

5.0  (22)
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T.H. Qld
T.H. Qld3 posts
 
Achtung Camper

Achtung Camper

5.0  (22)
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Helen
HelenVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
 
Sunrise Caravans

Sunrise Caravans

4.8  (24)
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Darrin
DarrinQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 
Goldstar RV

Goldstar RV

3.7  (98)
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Keith W.
Keith W.
 
Supreme Caravans

Supreme Caravans

3.1  (70)
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Sarge
SargeQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 
Fantasy Caravan

Fantasy Caravan

3.4  (40)
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Robyn L
Robyn LTASHobart, TAS3 posts
  VIC, Pakenham
Travel Wheels

Travel Wheels

3.3  (40)
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NotHappyJan
NotHappyJan
 
Would not hire from hereOur van broke down and was out of action for x2 days of our 5 day trip. After negotiations, they said they would refund us for the x2 days we lost, but that it might take up to 30 days for the refund to come through. No refund after 35 days. Have had to chase them up, no money back yet. Would not hire from them again.
Elite Caravans

Elite Caravans

3.1  (50)
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Carmen
CarmenWASouth West, WA2 posts
 
Great van we love itWe have had this van for 3 years. We have driven over some very corrugated dirt roads, and the van is still intact, nothing has moved or shaken out. The doors stay closed. And not a lot of dust gets in. The full on suite is perfect. Love it. Show details
PMX Campers

PMX Campers

3.9  (17)
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Sharon
SharonWAPerth, WA
  WA, Canning Vale
Honesty is the key !!!Thanks to Carlin for his honest sales approach, not once was he pushy….Carlin found us a bargain caravan for our family to build our memories with, highly recommend PMX Canningvale !! Show details
Basic Trailers

Basic Trailers

3.7  (21)
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Sharna M
Sharna MSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
 
Choice Caravans

Choice Caravans

4.1  (14)
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Chris and Judy
Chris and Judy
 
Swiftco Trailers

Swiftco Trailers

3.2  (31)
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Sam
SamNSWNorthern Region, NSW30 posts
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Broadwater Campers

Broadwater Campers

4.1  (13)
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Rae
RaePerth
 
Noel's Caravans

Noel's Caravans

3.3  (24)
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Peter Broughill
Peter Broughill3 posts
 
Balance Trailers

Balance Trailers

5.0  (7)
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bakingplumber
bakingplumberNSWCentral West, NSW42 posts
  NSW, Auburn
Maverick Campers

Maverick Campers

3.5  (15)
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Kate
Kate3 posts
 
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Australian Caravan Centre

Australian Caravan Centre

4.9  (7)
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Warren B
Warren B
 
Warranty itemsVery helpful to make the inspection and book in the warranty work needed. Pleasant to deal with all staff concerned. Very happy that I chose Supreme for my purchase. Show details
Malibu Caravans

Malibu Caravans

3.2  (18)
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Dave G
Dave GQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
 
Trailer & Trailers

Trailer & Trailers

4.1  (9)
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George
GeorgeVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 
Great customer servicePurchased a trailer we thank Louis with his great customer service and took home trailer on the day thanks again highly recommended Show details
Capricorn Caravan Centre

Capricorn Caravan Centre

4.1  (9)
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R Bettineschi
R BettineschiNTAlice Springs, NT2 posts
 
Great service and professional workBrakes stopped working on my caravan, rang Capricorn caravans Rockhampton and they were able to look at the van the next day. They diagnosed the problem and found all four brake assembly’s and drums needed replacing. Good service and professional job, thanks to the team at Capricorn caravans. Show details
Swag Camper Trailers

Swag Camper Trailers

2.8  (25)
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Vron
VronVictoria
 
Retreat Caravans

Retreat Caravans

2.6  (32)
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Bill T.
Bill T.
 
Poorly made productMaterials for this van where substandard and the warranty that was attached was much of the same, I would recommend not buying this companies vans Show details

First ask yourself: What are you looking for?

A line of caravans at a dealership

There are caravan and camper trailer stores that sell the campers, some that sell parts and accessories for the campers, and some that stock both.

Are you after a camper that’s ready to buy, or are you looking to customise a caravan? Some dealers offer both options, while others only offer made-to-offer trailers, so your choices may be limited if you’re after a quick buy.

Some manufacturers and shops specialise in one kind of camper, so don’t expect a luxury caravan at a dealership that specialises in off-roaders. Some people prefer buying their campers from a shop that only sells the type of camper they want, as they may have a wider range of caravans that they’re after and staff with more specialised knowledge about them.

Should I buy at a physical store or online?

The answer to this question largely depends on what you’re looking for.

Physical stores are generally preferred for when you’re buying a new caravan or camper trailer, while you can more easily find parts and accessories as well as second hand camper trailers for sale at an online store or seller website. However, if you are looking for a used camper, then you should check it out in person before committing to buying it.

If you’re still tossing up between shopping in person or online, then here are a few points to consider.

Physical storesOnline stores
Pros
You can touch the inventory and sometimes even test out different campers and trailer accessories.
You can ask questions and have them answered straight away.
Cons
It’s more difficult to compare prices across retailers - caravan prices aren’t often made public as they’re highly customisable and quite expensive.
A manufacturer will usually only have one or a few store locations, so if you don’t live near one you may have to travel a fair way to have a look.
Pros
You can order what you want at the click of a few buttons and have your item delivered to your door, saving you time and effort.
You can more easily compare prices across different online retailers.
You can shop 24/7, and aren’t confined to the usual physical store trading hours.
Cons
Customer service may be slower and more inefficient, as you may have to correspond via email.
You can’t test out products before you buy them, however this may not be an issue if the store has a comprehensive returns policy.

What to look for in a caravan or camper trailer shop

Customer service

Read reviews to see a shop’s reputation and how easy they are to deal with - sometimes a higher price point is worth it for the peace of mind knowing that you’re dealing with a highly-rated, established dealer.

Look out for comments regarding the following questions:

  • Were the sales team clear, friendly, and timely with their communication and service?
  • Did they make customers feel like they cared about their caravan experience?
  • Were spare parts shipped when they said they’d be?
  • Was the shop helpful and accommodating when something went wrong with the caravan or camper trailer?

After sales service

Camper trailers and caravans are long-term investments, and they’re likely to set you back a significant chunk of your savings. That’s why it’s important you do as much as you can to find a dealer or shop that offers efficient and effective service after you’ve handed over your money.

Ask the dealer what happens when things go wrong, and ensure you have details about return policies, warranties, and where you can get your camper serviced when you’re on the road.

A caravan shop may have a list of repair centres they recommend you get your camper serviced at if you can’t bring it to one of their own workshops. If you think you’ll likely go to a recommended service centre, then you may want to choose caravan insurance that lets you choose your own repairer.

Also check how long different kinds of repairs generally take - even better if they offer guarantees on time frames for different kinds of servicing. The last thing you want is to be waiting indefinitely at a repair centre mid-holiday.

Again, reading reviews can help you work out a shop’s level of after sales service - one might have great-sounding policies, but this doesn’t mean much if they don’t follow through with them.

Store locations

This might seem like a no-brainer at first, but a conveniently located caravan or camper trailer shop makes all the difference. This isn’t just true in the lead up to a sale, but also after your purchase.

Some stores will have a map on their website that pins all their store locations. This way you can easily see where you can potentially get repairs or buy parts regardless of your coordinates. Often larger or more established manufacturers will have a dealership in each state, or at least in or near a few of the major Australian cities.

Ensure that before buying a caravan, you know which locations offer what service - some may perform repairs and servicing, while others may just be a showroom, dealership, or handover centre and won’t be able to fix your camper if anything goes wrong.

Costs and financing

If the caravan, camper trailer, spare part, or accessory you’re looking for is available at multiple retailers, then it’s a smart idea to shop around and see the differences between shops.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you should go to the shop that sells it at the lowest price, as you should also consider things like repairs, servicing, and warranties in your decision.

If you need more financing options, check with the caravan store what kind of options are available - some will offer flexible payment periods, often anywhere from 12 to 84 months. Just ensure that you check how much interest you’ll be paying, and see whether that works with your personal finances and circumstances.

Some shops even partner with finance companies to help you find a loan that suits your budget and needs, as well as provide you with ongoing support with your loan. In these circumstances, make sure you also read reviews on the finance company to see whether they’re clear with the terms of the loan and are helpful if any issues or questions arise.

What accessories do I need for a caravan?

Here are some must-have caravan accessories that you can buy from some caravan and camping stores.

  • Caravan towing mirrors.
  • A heavy duty (15A) extension cord and an adaptor.
  • Levelling ramps.
  • A spirit level. This helps you know how level it is so you know how high or low to wind your jockey wheel.
  • Wheel chocks. These are put in place behind wheels before you unhitch, keeping your caravan or camper trail in place.
  • Hydraulic jockey wheel and jack.
  • Caravan stabiliser pads. These stop your stabilisers from sinking into soft ground.

There are also some optional accessories that may make living and travelling in a camper a little easier, such as a portable clothesline and compact pots and pans that are designed for close-packed living.

Shopping tips

When you’re shopping around, keep a few of these tips in mind.

  • Try shopping for your caravan or camper trailer in summer (ideally December or January), as this is when everyone’s off on holiday and camper sales are slow, which means you’re more likely to get a better deal.
  • Thoroughly inspect your caravan or camper trailer during the handover process after you’ve purchased one. This can help prevent a trip to a service centre as soon as you’ve taken your new trailer home.
  • If you’re buying a pre-loved caravan from a private seller, ask for records of the van’s servicing history - if it hasn’t been serviced for a while, then it’s reasonable to ask for a better price.

Shopping smart can help you find a caravan or camper trailer shop that provides you with the camper, parts, or accessories that you want, as well as the level of customer service that you need and expect.

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