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Australian Made Hybrid Campers

The Hybrid Caravan and Camper market has exploded beyond belief today, and it seems like every man and his dog has jumped on selling them.

However, there’s a lot of companies that are importing the vans and selling them as ‘Australian made’, and I’d refer to that as unethical behaviour. By all means import what you want, but just because its sold by an Australian business doesn’t make the product Australian.

Stoney Creek Hybrid

How do you know if the Hybrid Camper is made in Australia, or just sold in Australia?

If the last few years has shown anything its that imported hybrid camper trailers absolutely have a market, and there’s a lot of happy owners (and many that aren’t happy too).

If you are in the market for a hybrid camper trailer, we have a hugely comprehensive guide that you can read here; The ultimate guide to buying a hybrid camper.

In this post, we look at all of the Australian Made Hybrid Caravans/Campers, and we start off with those that are partially, or primarily made overseas.

Please know there are some grey areas here, as a company could import 95% of the parts, and build it here. Would it then be an imported good, or an Australian made one?

This post is done for no other reason than to pass on information. You might not care where its made, and there’s nothing wrong with that either. Some people do care, and very much so.

I’ve listed them all in alphabetical order, so you can find them quickly. 

Reconn R2 Hypercamper

There’s still plenty of Australian made hybrid campers on the market

Completely, or primarily made overseas Hybrid Campers

Apache

Altitude Campers (Ascent)

Austrack Campers

Black Series

Blue Tongue

Conqueror

Eagle Campers

Emu Campers

Ezytrail

Fantasy

Jawa

K9 Vans

Lifestyle Iconn

Lumberjack

Mars Campers

Maverick 

MDC

Modcon

Opus Campers

Parks

PMX

Prime

Southern Cross

Star Vision

Stoney Creek

Swag

Trailblazers

Fully Australian Built Hybrids

Alpine Campers (by Altitude)

Australian Off Road (AOR)

Bruder

BRS Offroad

Complete Campsite

Condamine Campers

CRZR

Hillys offroad

Jayco

Kimberley Karavan

Lifestyle Reconn R2 and R4

Noosa RV

North Coast Offroad RV’s

Mountain Trail RV

Offroad RV’s

Rhinomax

Ridgeback RV

Track Trailer + Tvan

Vanglass

Vision RV (panels are imported)

Vista RV

Zone RV

What have we missed? Let us know below and I’ll add it.

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26 comments… add one
  • David Sabiston May 7, 2022, 5:04 PM

    My wife and I purchased a Stoney Creek Scout 15 and whilst we had a few quality control concerns we were satisfied but the vehicle weight was a killer do we sold and bought a Long Haul Trex 13.
    Standard of finish and quality control is far superior to the Stoney Creek

  • Aaron Schubert May 7, 2022, 7:13 PM

    Hey David,

    Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear you are happy with your Long Haul Trex

    All the best
    Aaron

  • Anne Stanton May 9, 2022, 9:51 AM

    Hi, In the process of researching hybrids, I only found a couple you missed and they`re Chinese or too tall for us to store. K9, lotus, Kokoda.
    Track Trailers!(they make TVAN too) Rhinomax ! they seem good and we had a chance to look at one recently in Yallingup, owners were staying in the park and we struck up a conversation with them. Tricky living here in the west, when you want to climb through one to see how it feels, whether you hit your head on the things! Their strategy was to ask on the facebook page of chosen brand for anyone willing to let you view. They say it worked well.
    As a couple, our list is a little different to yours but have enjoyed your reviews non the less.
    Thanks,
    Cheers
    Anne

  • Jos Jensen May 9, 2022, 12:01 PM

    Where’re the “CUB” campers made?

    Cheers

  • Aaron Schubert May 9, 2022, 6:00 PM

    Hey Jos,

    Cub Campers are Australian made, but they don’t sell any Hybrid campers; they make normal hard floor and forward fold camper trailers. They are great gear, but don’t belong on this list as its only for hybrids; a cross between a caravan and camper trailer.

    All the best
    Aaron

  • Aaron Schubert May 9, 2022, 6:28 PM

    Hey Anne,

    Thanks for the comment, and picking up a few that I’ve missed from the list. I can’t see a Hybrid that Lotus do; they are all full size vans?

    I do like the Rhinomax campers, and know exactly what you mean about finding stock locally to check out! I’m 6″6 and also have an issue hitting my head on things!

    Take care
    Aaron

  • Bev May 26, 2022, 6:38 PM

    We are considering purchasing a Signiature Iridium S hybrid camper. Can you please tell us if it is Australian made.
    Thank you

  • Aaron Schubert May 26, 2022, 6:58 PM

    Hi Bev,

    I have no idea, but they don’t look Australian. Have you asked them? Most are quite open and honest about it, and if they aren’t, its probably a good warning sign

    All the best
    Aaron

  • Elaine June 5, 2022, 5:59 PM

    Where are the Bluewaters hybrids made?

  • Aaron Schubert June 5, 2022, 6:44 PM

    Hi Elaine,

    China, like many other brands as far as I know.

    All the best
    Aaron

  • craig barlow June 27, 2022, 3:15 PM

    Kimberley kampers are Aussie made you missed them

  • Aaron Schubert June 27, 2022, 6:10 PM

    Hey Craig,

    Yep, because they are a hard floor camper trailer, not a hybrid. I guess the Kimberley Karavans are basically a hybrid though; I don’t know where you draw the line!

    Take it easy
    Aaron

  • Debbie July 21, 2022, 12:08 PM

    Vista crossovers: fully Australian made (not on the list )

  • Aaron Schubert July 21, 2022, 12:12 PM

    Hey Debbie,

    Thanks for that. I’ve added them! We’ve seen a few of them around too

    All the best
    Aaron

  • Debbie Quinn July 22, 2022, 6:35 AM

    Thanks Aaron we’ve just purchased a vista crossover, hired one a couple of times just to be sure, and loved it👍🏼 Took a while to be made but worth the wait

    Cheers
    Debbie

  • Aaron Schubert July 22, 2022, 8:41 PM

    Hey Debbie,

    Good to hear, and well done hiring a unit before you purchased; very smart indeed.

    Take care
    Aaron

  • Tyler July 25, 2022, 9:07 PM

    Hey mate

    Do you know much about Boss adventure hybrids?

    Cheers

  • Aaron Schubert July 26, 2022, 5:18 AM

    Hey Tyler,

    I’ve never heard of them before, but there’s heaps of new brands all the time. They look like a fairly standard importer from a quick glance. I’m not sure if there’s a Facebook group of owners, but this is often the best place to start.

    These look very similar to the other imports – MDC, Jawa, PMX, Austrack etc. I can’t comment on their quality, as I’ve never seen one.

    All the best in your hunt!
    Aaron

  • Btuce August 1, 2022, 4:05 PM

    What do you know about Capstone Hybrid Campers?
    Thanks

  • Aaron Schubert August 1, 2022, 6:08 PM

    Hi mate,

    I’ve never heard of them, but they look like a typical Chinese import

    All the best
    Aaron

  • Luke August 10, 2022, 9:53 PM

    Have a look at Offline Campers, currently tossing up between their Domino or a TVan.

    Cheers

  • Aaron Schubert August 11, 2022, 5:24 AM

    Hey Luke,

    Very interesting; never seen or heard of them before, but they look pretty neat. DO you know where their factory is?

    All the best
    Aaron

  • Luke August 14, 2022, 8:30 PM

    Hey Aaron

    I think they may be made in SA

    Cheers

  • Aaron Schubert August 15, 2022, 5:24 AM

    Hey Luke,

    Awesome – thanks for that.

    Take care
    Aaron

  • Kim September 21, 2022, 10:01 AM

    Any information on the TRex 13 van? Can’t find where made or any reviews as yet. Cheers

  • Aaron Schubert September 21, 2022, 2:34 PM

    Hey Kim,

    I haven’t heard anything about them, but they look exactly the same as the Jawa, MDC, Mars, Prime etc, which all come from China

    All the best
    Aaron

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