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New Age Manta Ray
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Pros

  • Sturdy design

  • Simple to haul

  • Comfortable furnishings

Cons

  • Some finishes not particularly durable

Reviews

  • Value for Money
    4.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Mileage 950 km
  • Interior Build Quality
    3.3 (4)
  • Off-roading Performance
    3.5 (2)
  • Exterior Build Quality
    2.8 (4)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (3)
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Ripped Off
Ripped OffCanberra Central 2601, ACT
  • 31 reviews
  • 48 likes

Over Rated

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Purchased in June 2021.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Jason T.
Jason T.
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

great purchase

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I wish I made the decision to get mine a lot sooner especially now when I look back at how much better camping could've been for me and the misses. The caravan is well built and sturdy and its easy to tow and maintain.

Value for Money
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Hi this is my second New Age Van purchased from New Age Melbourne 5months ago and love it. Have had nil issues with it and just love getting away in it. Great service from Joel and Mel who cannot do enough for you and knows their product. Very happy all round.

Purchased in January 2019 for $80,000.00.

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New Age 18ft Mantra Ray nothing but trouble

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We bought an 18ft ER Manta Ray caravan from New Age mid 2017. Ever since we have had repeated issues with brakes, wiring and other features. The reverse camera has never worked. When they went to fix wiring issue regarding the electro stability control the whole unit was liquid nailed to the floor and they had to make a hole in the floor to remove and repair it. We were sold on the high-end quality of this caravan, but a lot of shortcuts have been made in the manufacturing. On top of this our experience dealing with New Age regarding repairs has been awful. They are quick to blame wear and tear and the customer for why a caravan just over 12 months old is falling apart.

Purchased in June 2017.

Incentivised Review No
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Dennis Tafe
Dennis Tafe
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Very good delivery service by New Age Gold Coast . Only one problem - Swaying

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Purchased in December 2018.

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We purchased our van in 2018 from Bairnsdale New Age outlet and they were great to deal with however as we live in Port Stephens we had to use Beresfield for our services. What a nightmare - we had several problems and they accused us of changing things ourselves and were very loathe to fix things. Took weeks to fix things which turned out to be minor issues. We would not recommend them to anybody as they are only interested in selling vans. New Age need to improve their work during in construction and have better standards and also who they allow to have franchises representing their company .Graeme

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  • 13 likes

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  • 3 likes

Great since our modifications

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  • 3 likes

We just love our van. (MR22BES2)

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The van is fully fitted out for free camping and therefore is no light weight, but tows like a dream behind our l/cruiser 100 series turbo diesel. Everywhere we stop caravanner,s want to have a look. They love the fit out and colour scheme. Just back from Shark Bay and the wheat belt /wild flower belt. Have been all over the van trying to find fault with no success. Any questions we have are only a phone call away to New Age Perth who have been excellent from day one. Are members of the New Age Tribe. and our next Tribe event is to Fontys Pool in November. Cannot wait.

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Not happy with Warranty issues

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Purchased from Newcastle started with only minor problems easy fix inside van fitted out great outside looks good underneath the pipe work and electrical lines poor everything siliconed together solar panels on roof siliconed straight to the roof and rubbing tow hitch welded on crooked draw bar has rust at some of the welds left hand brake not working properly over heating even after adjustment Melbourne have done nothing gave us an upgrade on the air conditioner I’ve checked the models and in fact it’s a down grade by about $400 Snakey Salesmen looks like solicitors will have to deal with them all we wanted was a no stress retirement

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  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Living the dream

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Ian
IanSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 23 reviews
  • 20 likes

Definitely recommended

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Took a long time to make a decision on a caravan as I wanted to make sure that I was getting value for money.
The quality of the build and finish has been done well, all fixtures and fittings are of good quality. Very comfortable dining and full queen size bed. As I’m towing with a Discovery 4 you don’t really notice the van behind you.

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Unhappy
Unhappy
  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

Wiring terrible

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It is frustrating when your van is not wired as 12v under warranty you have it fixed supposedly only down the track the whole van wiring burns out due to inferior wiring and they dont want to know you. New age need to look more closely at the people they use to wire their vans as they let them down. We could have burnt to death in our van because of this.we love our van but has put a bad taste in our mouth

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  • 15 likes

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Questions & Answers

Swervin
Swervinasked
Manta Ray

How do you operate exhaust fans on manta ray caravans

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Sheila
Sheilaasked
18ft Ensuite

Can we change the table and seating I the van to a bench seat?

No answers
Mike I.
Mike I.asked
Manta Ray

How do you turn off inside speakers on radio when you only want outside on in a New Age Manta Ray

2 answers
Lurch
Lurch

Go to AUDIO MENU find the FAD adjustment and rotate the volume knob to adjust the fade from back to front. The front is for inside and rear for outside. But please, not so loud as to annoy any neighbours within ear shot.

Mike I.
Mike I.

What is the auto menu, is that the normal menu button you push

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New Age Manta Ray

Details

Features:

  • New Age’s Manta Ray selection includes a variety of caravans ranging in size from 16ft to 22ft, for on-road, semi off-road and full off-road adventures.
  • All caravans come equipped with an ensuite with shower and toilet, including a fully-equipped kitchen, and a spacious layout.
  • They also have a hot dip galvanised chassis that doesn’t suffer from surface rust, making for a durable foundation for your caravan.
  • A Cruisemaster XT suspension system is included with the caravan, offering reliable suspension that makes travelling distances a breeze.
  • As a cherry on top, they also have a 24” smart TV, giving you a slice of luxury in even the roughest surrounds.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviews found that the New Age Manta Ray caravans were well-built and sturdy, and allowed them to travel great distances without a hitch.
  • They also found that the caravans were simple to tow. As one reviewer put it, “it tows like a dream”.
  • According to reviews, the furnishings in this caravan are comfortable, and comparable to those you’d find in a regular home.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers noted that a few of the finishes - such as the bathroom door, external speaker, and protection around electrical wiring - weren’t as durable as they expected.
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CategoryCaravansCaravansCaravansCaravans
Price (RRP) $58,999$64,990$63,577$68,240
Sleeping Capacity2 people2 people2 people2 people
Number of Axles2222
Tare Weight1,840 kg2,030 kg2,100 kg2,130 kg
Travel Length7.232 m7.737 m7.837 m8.155 m
Dimensions 2970 x 2500 x 7085 mm2950 x 2500 x 7590 mm2950 x 2500 x 7690 mm2950 x 2500 x 8005 mm
Off-Road CapableNoNoNoNo
ExpanderNoNoNoNo
Pop-TopNoNoNoNo
Main Bed SizeQueenQueenQueenQueen
Bathroom / Laundry InclusionsShower, Sink, Toilet, Vanity and Washing MachineShower, Sink, Toilet, Vanity and Washing MachineShower, Sink, Toilet, Vanity and Washing MachineShower, Sink, Toilet, Vanity and Washing Machine
Exterior FeaturesAwning, External Speakers and Solar PanelsAwning, External Speakers and Solar PanelsAwning, External Speakers and Solar PanelsAwning, External Speakers and Solar Panels
Interior FeaturesAir Conditioning and TVAir Conditioning and TVAir Conditioning and TVAir Conditioning and TV
Kitchen InclusionsCooktop, Fridge, Microwave and SinkCooktop, Fridge, Microwave and SinkCooktop, Fridge, Microwave and SinkCooktop, Fridge, Microwave and Sink
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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