Grand Cruiser 1750
Tows well and handles dirt roads without any problems. The fiberglass construction keeps the van at a perfect temperature in all conditions. The TV and DVD/ stereo come in handy on rainy days. Just completed a tour of Tasmania followed by the Kimberleys an all WA. We had no problems and all internal appliance's worked well. Small outside but internal space allows comfortable travel.
Purchased for $40,000.00.
Solid Great Performer
We brought this 05 van in start of 06. It has not to date had any faults and its now 2017. The front lounge is massive, good size kitchen, queen bed, rear ensuite makes it a very enjoyable van to travel. The composite panels are very soundproof with the domestic double glaze windows. Plenty of cupboards, led lighting , and aerodynic shape. Highly recommend.
Got another major woops!!
Tyres due for rotation approx 10,000 ks. Front lh side didn't make it. Wore very uneven. Took it off, checked to see if bearings were ok. Hmm a bit of movement. Took off dust cap only to find no split pin in castle nut. Quality workmanship. All others ok. Could have been a disaster. Do not trust anybody. Check everything yourself.
Couldn't Be Happier
Recently picked up our triple bunk Grandcruiser 1750 x-trax offroad caravan.
Just back from a trip up to cairns and return and the only problem has been one internal led light has failed which Dave has said will be replaced. No fuss at all.
Fit and finish is spot on and can't believe how easy it is to tow compared to my old van even though the 1750 is slightly longer and 200kg heavier. I'm averaging 2lts per hundred better fuel economy.
We've had some great feedback on the sleek lines and look of the van.
Just need more time now to use it.
Grand cruising in a Grandcruiser
We purchased our 2nd Grandcruiser from Dave last Nov (2014) having had our first one for 6 years.We are now 10,000 klm into a round Australia trip with the new one ( a 2150 Grandcruiser Platinum) and loving it. We had it custom built with a slideout bedroom and the additional room and cpd space has been excellent. The finish on this van is first class and we would not hesitate to recommend Grandcruiser to prospective customers.
picked up demo model GC2150 November 2014 and cant be happier with the van and the service received from the GC team at Belmont. Had some minor modifications and fixes that were never a problem to Walter and the team to address to fit our requirements. We have towed to Wagga and back and planning a lot more trips to come. Isuzu DMAX pulls this van effortlessly and the McHitch makes it even easier. I cant praise Walter at GC enough for the support and assistance he has provided us novices. Post sales support exceptional
Don't buy one !!!
I bought a Sportscruiser 1550 from Dave in 2012. Worst buy I ever mad. The only thing that hasn't had a problem is the trailer chassis. When you do report a problem to Dave he gets you to try and fix it yourself but not to go to anyone else. Then if you can't fix it he says he'll get back to you or send you a part then nothing! He ignores you everytime. He even passed the buck to his business partner John trying to get him to fix it. Still nothing! It wasn't till I made a song and dance at a caravan show 10 months after I bought it that t...hey sent me one item out of the several that I needed and told me not to contact them again. YOU'LL BE SORRY! Every time I see one I try to catch up with the owners and out of the ten or more I've spoken to all have had problems with the van and had to fix some things themselves. Some have had some service out of David but not great service. I think he must write his own "Great Reviews" because I havn't met anyone with one. Not alot now! Bearings not fitted or greased properly , Van was unroadworthy by Qld standards, Sink drains into Shower, circuit breakers are sensative and faulty, rear bumper rusting under poor cold gal treatment, Interior cabintery poorly fitted, cabinetry doors not aligned nor even same dimensions as mateing doors
Home on Wheels
Purchased a GC 24ft. in 2010. In that time have travelled through out Queensland, three return trips to South Australia and along the Murray river. In that time I have had no mechanical problem with the van, any problems I have had were fixed with a screw driver. The van tows exceptional behind my Nissan Navara and comfort is to kill for. Stands out well at the van parks and along the highway. Can't really fault it.
Easy towing,comfort. everything you want when on the road.
Better locking set up on shower door. no handles on cubboard doors.
missed the launch of the new model looking forward to seeing it
Just back from our eight weeks away in our 21ft Grandcruiser what a great trip we had. We travelled 7,430,00 klms on bitumen and unsealed dusty roads and the van handled it well. We didn’t need to use the sway bars the whole trip as the van felt comfortable behind the Landcruiser. We couldn’t get over the amount of people that came up and complemented us on such an impressive van ,when we gave them a look inside they were blown away with the space and airyness of the van ours is shale grey in two pack paint with black leather club lounge seat...ing. The ensuite has a full size shower which is great, also plenty of cupboard and outside storage space.We are so proud of our Grand Cruiser behind us and can’t wait for our next trip. comfort and open space
Mid Winter Grandcruiser
Hi, just back from a trip around Mid North West NSW, winter may not be the ideal time for a trip, but in June, we took our Sportscruiser 1550 from Newcastle to Merriwa, Ulan, Gulgong, Wellington Caves, Dubbo Zoo, Coolah Tops, Narrabri, Mt Kaputar, Gunnedah & home.
When we bought our caravan, David told us he took his caravan & family to the snow, oh yeah "sales talk" but we couldn't believe how snug & warm we were, even with a cold frost on most mornings, the composite shell contruction has brilliant insulation, OK, we did turn on the opt...
Just Love it!!!
We spent a lot of time examining the Grandcruiser before we decided on purchase. We have now done our first trip & are just ecstatic with our 24' model with front leather lounge. It is very solid & well insulated & we love the light interior. The storage is superb. We had been a little concerned because there aren't the big number of overhead cupboards we were used to but everything fitted in well with room to spare. The wardrobe space is exceptional & the fit-out good quality. We were initially worried about the extra weight, but even after we...loaded up with 4 heavy-duty batteries & 3 solar panels & extra water tank, we averaged 2 litres/100 kms better fuel consumption than our previous 21' Jayco. We went on dirt roads & NO dust got in. Wow!! We were travelling with others & when we camped near roads they were bothered by traffic noise but we couldn't hear it in our well insulated Grandcruiser. We contacted Grandcruiser on our return about a couple of minor issues & they have been extremely helpful & courteous. Our van was delivered on time which we had been worried about as our trip date was close to delivery time. We love this van & will be keeping it for a long time No wheel arches - fabulous! Big front boot. Rear boot (which we have hinged). Which other van has that! Outside storage space excellent. Strong construction. Good insulation We lowered the tow-coupling to suit our tailgate needs
Public relations zero
6mths old 1st trip wheel fell off in nth Qld. Cost & repair authorised by Grandcruiser resulting in new axle,brake system,hubs,& fractured wheel bearings all replaced & with heavy duty grease.Wrong grease had been used. We had to pay up front & send the invoice to G'cruiser.. Over 6mths later & several phone calls later the owner has finally told us we aren't going to get our xxxx money. We cannot deal with this man again and we have since found his P.R skills are doing the rounds.
Layout was very comfortable
Owner shouldn't be dealing up front ...He should hide out the back
Outstanding home away from home
We purchased our grand cruiser from David in Newcastle 9 months ago. The service and information he provided were outstanding as is the ongoing service. We have enjoyed thousands of kilometers of trouble free touring in comfort and style. We are so impressed with the overall performance and quality of the inclusions and have recommended both the van and sales team to many of our caravanning friends. Congratulations grandcruiser for being one of the best vans on the market and congratulations David and his team.
We could not be happier.
Efficiency of design, quality of inclusion and modern appearance
Grandcruiser Great van now manufacture In Tamworth
The Grandcruiser is now manufactured in Tamworth and the Quality is good the new cabnet makers are doing a great job and now you can pick your own colour furniture what a bonus no more old fashioned timber i wouldnt have a timber kitchen in my house so why have it in your van just because were in our 60s doesnt mean we want to go on holidays in something that looks like a coffin so good on you grandcruiser for making a van thats a bit more modern and refreshing and i paid $65k for my 21fter and its not much dearer than a jayco so yes well worth a look .
clean modern look and inexpensive
the Alko roof hatch screens drive us made
We looked at many caravans before we decided on the Grandcruiser and are very happy we had a few things changed to suit our style and tastes but we do this to all the vans we buy anyway, we had a few teething problems which they fixed for us but this has also been the same with every van we have purchased.
I believe that they now have a new factory manager and a new production manager and the product that we purchased that has been made under this new team is very good.
The van in very good to tow and because of the front and back it has some...
Just been to the launch of the new Grandcruiser
Ive been looking at the Grandcruiser for a year and a half now and they invited me to the launch of the new platinum model they are Australian made again they showed a video of the factory in Cooma very impressive .
The 2150 platnum hade its new two pack painted furniture made of a new plastic board had a perfect finish and it looked like glass spash back in the kitchen and the fibreglass finish couldnt fault it and finally they put some independent suspension under it i have been asking for it for ages they also will have the aluminium chassi...
Just seen the new Grandcruiser Platnum
Ive just been to the new Grandcruiser factory in Cooma and i have to say these vans are unreal .They have now Brought the whole business back from O/S and have now got a new furniture builder and a beautiful modern finish i nearly bought a 12month old GC and when i saw the quality i placed an order gloss paint furniture in silver grey black bench tops with glass splash backs and independent suspension plus all the standard grandcruiser gear .I was happy with the old Grandcruisers but these new ones are at least 20% better they are a bit dearer i payed $72000 but i think it is well worth it.Have a look you will be blown away.
Best Quality i have seen using all modern materials
Couldn't put Landcruiser Wheels on it
Questions & Answers
Would it be possible to put an oven in a 21,6" GC, club lounge layout? Looking at second hand ones but sadly most only have cooktop with grills?
I wouldn't buy a grandcruiser if i were you. It wouldn't be structurally strong enough for the oven anyway. I have had to fix and strengthen all of the cabinetry in my gc. The board they use is cheap chinese and impossible to colour match unless you get some spare with the van from new.
Won't be woth the trouble.
Obviously the reply above is an owner that bought a Chinese import that Grandcruiser did for a short period. We have had 2 Grandcruiser 21'6" caravans .The first one we had for 6 years buying it in 2008 and was a factory seconds . The only problem we had was water pipes bursting We probably did about 30,000 Klm in that one.The 2 nd one we had built and started touring in November 2014 It has acombined oven/ hot plates and front club lounge with the east/west bed in a slideout. We have just completed a 40,000 Klm round Australia trip with only very minor problems. The cupboards in this van are all marine ply with a 2 pack type finish and are of excellent quality. Both vans were built in Australia.
Thanks for your replys. I have spoken to other van repairers, since my enquiry and they can fit an oven, or remove the grill and put a complete unit in. We have checked out Sportcruisers personally in 2012 and we were impressed with the cabinetry.I guess if extra support needs putting internally, they will do that. Overall , it is do able, something to think about.Benf what year was GC using the cheap chinese imports?
Are talvor caravans any good? I know that Apollo has dumped them from their range (they need to update their website to reflect this and the fact that the Melbourne dealership no longer exists)
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