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Welcome to Lotus Caravans

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Since its inception, Lotus Caravans has continually redefined off-road caravanning – elevating it to new levels of reliability, comfort and style. Each van is meticulously hand-crafted with outstanding attention to detail, earning Lotus Caravans a reputation for industry-leading standards and world-class quality. Established in Melbourne in 2004, Lotus Caravans is renowned for its unique designs, modern style and, with more than 350 units built each year, we focus on you the customer, your needs and desires. And while the four Lotus Caravans models are already packed with features, they can be further tailored to suit your own requirements and taste, whether you’re looking LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 2

for opulent luxury, full off-road accessibility, or a perfect combination of both. The top-quality materials and exceptional workmanship behind the Lotus Caravans range deliver a caravanning lifestyle that’s second-to-none – in the country, by the coast, through the Outback or on that grand tour of a lifetime.

Process & Manufacturing

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Partners 7 FREELANDER 8 OFF LIMITS

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sprint 16 trooper 20 The Lotus Caravans lifestyle

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Venturing to the middle of nowhere doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the comforts of home. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 3


PROCESS & MANUFACTURING From the custom made chassis to the tiniest rivet, nothing is left to chance. Quality, reliability and attention-to-detail underpin every Lotus caravan. Since the very first day, Lotus Caravans has been committed to producing the highest standard of caravans for its customers. And to this day, every van is individually designed and built with each part ordered specifically to suit the desired size, layout and style. Design. As soon as an order is received from one of the nationwide network of dealers, the in-house design team at Lotus Caravans drafts a building plan for the van, based on the dimensions, features and components requested by the client. This plan is then sent to the client for final approval. Chassis. As the foundation for all caravans, Lotus Caravans has built a long and trusted relationship with G & S Chassis, Australia’s foremost chassis builder, to construct each frame based on the design in the building plan. It is then delivered to the factory and the client’s caravan can begin to take shape. Flooring. The only other structural element built offsite is the one-piece floor, which is built to specification and prepared for assembly, including its single-piece hardwearing Linoleum covering. Undercarriage. Top quality water tanks and braking mechanisms are affixed to the chassis and floor. A single LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 4

opening in the floor and floor-covering for plumbing access ensures maximum strength is maintained. Walls. All four walls and the roof are constructed in the Lotus Caravan factory and then fitted into a lip on the chassis, thus taking pressure off connecting bolts. The internal framing of the caravan works in conjunction with the walls, chassis and roof to provide sturdiness and stability in even the toughest of conditions. Electricals. With the exterior walls and frames in place, technicians complete all the electrical wiring, and installing the economical 12V LED light fittings, air conditioning, road lights and thermal wall and roof insulation. Plumbing. Expert plumbers prepare the pipework and, as each element is ready, connect the gas fittings, hot water service, sinks, showers, toilets and taps, ready to make your Lotus caravan a private oasis of luxury no matter where you are. Interiors. All fixtures and furnishings are individually built onsite by skilled cabinetmakers and craftsmen. Every bench, cupboard, berth and bulkhead is inserted by hand to fit absolutely perfectly. The unique interior finishes of contemporary flat gloss cupboard fascias, contrasting against white gloss walls and cabinetry have added to the popularity and appeal of the Lotus Caravan brand. Exteriors. With the construction almost complete, doors and windows are fitted and sealed against the elements and the final design details are applied to the distinctive grey aluminium cladding and black checkerplate armour.


Quality inspections. Throughout every stage of construction, each van is assembled according to strict quality standards, overseen by a quality supervisor. When complete, the caravan is subject to rigorous structural and safety testing before being weighed and compliance checked. It’s then rigorously cleaned and polished, inside and out, ready for a member of the management team to conduct a final detailed inspection before the caravan is allowed to leave the factory.

Delivery. Approximately X weeks after the order is placed, a sturdy, modern, eye-catching luxury Lotus caravan is ready to bring a new sense of freedom and adventure to one more discerning owner. The commitment of the team at Lotus Caravans to create reliable and feature-packed caravans which exceed client expectations has established Lotus Caravans as an industry leader in off-road caravans. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 5


The home of superior caravan craftsmanship In November 2011, Lotus Caravans moved from its original humble workshop to a new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in Campbellfield, Victoria. The factory now commands over 2150 sq.m. of space and is designed exclusively for the manufacturing of

the caravans, with particular emphasis on occupational health and safety; efficiency; and function. Incorporating a flow-through process, each van is assembled piece-by-piece by some of Australia’s most skilled technicians, using the latest technology in a workplace that’s both comfortable and inspiring. This is the home of premium caravan craftsmanship.

Prospective clients are warmly invited to visit the Lotus Caravans factory and experience the manufacturing process for themselves. To book an appointment, please contact our sales team on 03 9305 3907. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 6


only the best partners

AL-KO

Dometic

Fusion Electronics

G&S Chassis

Brakes & axles

Fridges, awnings etc

Entertainment systems

Caravan chassis

Relied upon by caravanners around the world, AL-KO is recognised as the pioneer in the manufacturer of brakes and axles specifically designed for caravans and motor homes.

Dometic is a leading international supplier of refrigerators, awnings and other premium comfort accessories for the caravan and motor home market.

Designers and manufacturers of award winning, innovative technology, offering a comprehensive range of specialised caravan entertainment systems.

Established in 1975, the family owned and operated company perfected the off-road caravan suspension system and is renowned for its quality, durability and consistency. ARTWORK FOR APPROVAL

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NCE Electrical, timbers AND white goods For over 25 years NCE has been supplying the RV industry with various goods, ranging from windows, electrical, timbers and white goods. NCE and LOTUS CARAVANS have forged a strong business relationship in the development of innovative goods for LOTUS CARAVANS as well as supplying custom products and colours exclusive to LOTUS CARAVANS.

Hume Caravan Accessories

Polytec

Swift Appliance Group

Furniture material

Cooktops & ovens

Aluminium cladding

With a dedication to providing the finest quality, Polytec is one of Australia’s foremost distributors of attractive, hearwearing decorative surfaces for joinery and furniture, making it particularly suitable for Lotus caravans.

Australian-owned manufacturer of gas and electrical appliances for touring. The local knowledge has led to the development of products designed to meet the rigours of the Australian environment.

Hume Caravan & Camping Accessories is a family-owned company specializing in the manufacture and wholesale of a wide range of caravan supplies and accessories. They invest heavily in research and development, to create innovative products to satisfy the needs of Australian caravaners.

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FEATURES & STATISTICS

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Shell catches Vinyl floor Laminate benchtops Cloth /Annahide upholstery Recliner foot stools on lounge Slatted bed frame on gas struts Pull-out pantry (where applicable) Innerspring queen size mattress Mesh blinds/blockout screens Tri-fold dinette table Acrylic splashbacks Laminate hinged stove cover Roman blinds Bulkheads

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Fire extinguisher Smoke alarm Microwave Full Swift oven (gas/electric) Stainless slimline rangehood 3-way Dometic 8551/190L fridge (220L in 22’ family model) Fusion CD/DVD player with separate iPod dock plus entertainment hatch TV wall bracket Ibis low-profile roof air-con Jack antenna NCE top load washing machine (where applicable) Trail a Mate Jack

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Tap on A-frame 12V Shurflo water pump Large bowl sink Mixer tap 95 litre water tanks x 2 9 kg gas bottles x 2 Ceramic toilet bowl Ceramic basin Water level indicator Everpure water filter H.W.S. gas/240V

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Drop-down jacks Supergal chassis Bumper bar – straight 3 arm Spare wheel 3.5 tonne Control Rider Independent Suspension 2” Raiser to chassis Slide out Step 2” Recessed Coupling 16’’ alloy wheels x 245AT tyres Brakes 12” Extended A-frame to springs Mesh on A-frame 8’’ jockey wheel Drop step Jerry can holders Extended A-frame Generator storage box on bumper One-piece floor

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Complete 12V lighting Downlights throughout (LED) Reading lights (LED) Light above oven and sink/basin (LED) Boot light (LED) Annex light (LED) Battery charger (25A) Projecta 100AH battery External power point Bargman door light TV point (internal and external) 12V outlet Tow Plug 12 Pin Anderson plug Breakaway strap 100W solar panel 30A solar regulator

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Triple LED tail light assembly on alicomp panel Clearance lights LED Double-glazed Euro-style windows Front window protector shade Alicomp Triple lock security door Roof hatch (Esc) 12V exhaust hatches Black powdercoated checkerplate front/sides/rear Grab handles - front & rear AE Dometic awning Insulated roof & walls Drop-down table Black access doors Grey coloured aluminium cladding Digital print decals Alicomp front and rear panels


FREELANDER IS THE PERFECT TOURING VAN FOR EXPLORING AUSTRALIA IN ABSOLUTE STYLE AND COMFORT. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 9


18’6” EXTERNAL OHC

186 FL-REVERSEKITCHEN

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ROBE TUNNEL BOOT

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MW

LOUNGE

FOOT STOOL

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BI-FOLD TABLE

OHC

LOUNGE

FOOT STOOL

FRIDGE

SLIDING DOOR

WM OHC

The Freelander is the ideal caravan for all Australian conditions, offering the best of both comfort and ruggedness. You can hit the dirt roads in confidence and then travel in style down the highways en route to the nation’s magnificent camping resorts. Built with Lotus Caravans’ quality finish and superb craftsmanship, this is the caravan for today’s modern traveller planning a trip of a lifetime. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 10

Built on the patented Control Rider Independent Suspension and featuring 16” wheels, the Freelander offers a smooth and stable ride, blending optimum towing comfort with spacious liveability. Modern interior design options let you choose the length and look of your van and select extra features to suit your needs, while the bold Lotus Caravans exterior ensures you’ll always stand out from the crowd.


19’6” EXTERNAL

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19’6 EXT FREELANDER -D

21’ EXTERNAL

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216 FREELANDER - ANGLE

21 FL-CW KITCHEN

22 FREELANDER - FA

196 FL - REVERSEKITCHEN

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OHC

CAFE LOUNGE

FOOT STOOL

FRIDGE

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MW

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SLIDING DOOR

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FOOT STOOL

LOUNGE

DRAWERS / SHELVES

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CABINET

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BI-FOLD TABLE

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LOUNGE

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CUPBOARD

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STORAGE

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CABINET

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Dometic Fridges, awnings etc

Fusion Electronics Entertainment systems

G&S Chassis Caravan chassis

Hume Caravan Accessories Aluminium cladding

NCE Electrical, timbers & white goods

Polytec Furniture material

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FEATURES & STATISTICS

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Shell catches Vinyl floor Laminate bench tops Leather upholstery Slatted bed frame on gas struts Pillow-top queen size mattress Mesh blinds/blockout screens Metal-sided drawers Laminate hinged stove cover Modern style furniture/ Acrylic Doors Roman blinds/Venetians/ curtains Kitchen/lounge overhead cupboards with bulkheads Kickboards Acrylic splashbacks Acrylic Doors Benchtops 38mm thick with Acrylic 3D edging

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Fire extinguisher 23’ std with recessed TV Smoke alarm Microwave Full Swift fan forced oven (gas/electric) Stainless slimline range hood Novakool 12V fridge RFU9009/258L Fusion CD/radio/iPod/DVD player TV wall bracket Ibis low-profile roof air-con Windgard Sensor Antenna Swift slide-out BBQ Top load washing machine Dometic front load washing machine (on selected models only) Trail a Mate Jack

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Tap on A-frame Large bowl sink Mixer tap 9 kg gas bottles x 2 (galvanised) Ceramic toilet bowl Ceramic basin Water level indicator Everpure water filter H.W.S. gas/240V External shower set 1 x 95L tank with separate pump to filtered tap 2 x 95L tanks with separate pump to shower/basins Gas Bayonet for Portable BBQ Individual Water Tank Fillers

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Drop-down jacks Hot dipped galvanised chassis Bumper bar - straight 3 arm Spare wheel 3.7 tonne Cruisemaster suspension 16’’ alloy wheels x 265AT tyres Brakes 12” 8’’ jockey wheel Drop step Extended A-frame (20’’) to springs Black checkerplate toolbox on A-frame with generator slide out tray Wrap around vinyl stoneguard Single electric step One-piece floor DO35 Hitchmaster Coupling 6” Boxed chassis/6” A Frame

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Complete 12V lighting Internal down lights (LED) Reading lights (LED) Light above oven and sink/basin (LED) Boot light (LED) Annex light (LED) Battery charger (35A) Triple 100AH batteries External power point Hafele door light/handle light TV point 12V outlet Tow Plug 12 Pin Anderson plug Breakaway strap 120W solar panels x 3 Polaris reversing camera kit Fusion 700 Series Entertainment System Projecta 1000w Inverter-Pure Sine Wave Fusion Amplifier with Sub Woofer External Marine Speakers Internal Speakers x 4

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Triple LED tail lights on Alicomp panel Clearance lights (LED) Double-glazed Euro-style windows Triple lock security door Midi Skylights/Fantastic Hatch (where applicable) 12V exhaust hatches Full silver powdercoated checkerplate front/sides/rear Stainless marine grade grab handles – front & rear AE Dometic awning Insulated roof & walls Drop-down table Fusion 700 Entertainment System Grey coloured aluminium cladding Digital print decals Alicomp front, back & window shade


PACKED WITH TOP-OF-THE-RANGE FEATURES, OFF LIMITS IS YOUR MODERN LUXURY CARAVAN THAT’S IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 13


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ROBE

ROBE

TUNNEL BOOT

D/T

D/T

STORAGE

STORAGE

STORAGE

D/T

CABINET

ROBE TUNNEL BOOT

STORAGE

D/T

OHC

OHC

ROBE

CABINET

MW

DOOR STEP

CUPBOARD

OHC

FRIDGE

OHC

TABLE

LOUNGE

OHC

For added peace-of-mind and convenience, the Off Limits comes complete with exterior work lights, a reversing camera, slide-out barbecue and its own solar system with triple panels.

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A/C

Its spacious interior is characterised by timeless colour schemes and contemporary finishes, lending an air of urban finesse to even the remotest of locations. All this comfort is built onto Cruisemaster independent suspension for ease of towing, and protected by underbody armour and a hot-dipped galvanized chassis.

23’EXTERNAL OHC

Its superior features, including ensuite bathroom, leather upholstery, chic interior styling, airconditioning and electric steps, makes the Off Limits feel like a resort on wheels.

22’ EXTERNAL OHC

The jewel in the crown in the Lotus Caravans family, the Off Limits sits at the top of Australian touring caravans.

OHC

MW

PANTRY

WM FRIDGE

OHC DOOR STEP

SLIDING DOOR

CUPBOARD

TABLE

OHC

WM

CAFE LOUNGE OHC ARTWORK FOR APPROVAL

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Dometic Fridges, awnings etc

Fusion Electronics Entertainment systems

G&S Chassis Caravan chassis

Hume Caravan Accessories Aluminium cladding

NCE Electrical, timbers & white goods

Polytec Furniture material

Swift Appliance Group Cooktops and ovens LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 15


FEATURES & STATISTICS

INTERNAL • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Shell button catches Vinyl floor Laminate benchtops Stylish cloth/Annahide upholstery Recliner foot stools on lounge Slatted bed frame on gas struts Pull-out pantry (where applicable) Innerspring queen size mattress Mesh blinds/blockout screens Tri-fold dinette table Acrylic splashbacks Laminate hinged stove cover Metal case drawers New style lounge

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Fire extinguisher Smoke alarm Microwave Full Swift Gas/Electric Oven Stainless slimline rangehood Dometic 3 way RM8551 190L fridge TV wall bracket CD/radio/DVD player Ibis low-profile roof air-con Jack antenna NCE washing machine Trail a Mate Jack

PLUMBING • • • • • • • • • •

Tap on A-frame 12V Shurflo water pump Large bowl sink Mixer tap 95L water tanks x 2 9 kg gas bottles x 2 Ceramic toilet bowl Ceramic basin Water level indicator H.W.S. gas/240V

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Drop-down jacks Supergal chassis Bumper bar – straight Spare wheel 3T or 2.75T Simplicity Suspension 15” Trojan alloy wheels x 235 AT tyres Brakes 10” Extended A-frame to springs 8’’ jockey wheel Drop step One-piece floor 2” Chassis Raiser 2” Recessed Coupling

ELECTRICAL • • • • • • • •

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Complete 12V lighting Internal down lights (LED) Reading lights (LED) Light above oven and sink/basin (LED) Boot light (LED) Annex light (LED) Battery charger 25A Projecta 100AH battery External power point Bargman door light TV point Anderson plug Breakaway strap Tow Plug 12 Pin

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LED clearance lights Double-glazed Euro-style windows Triple lock security door Heki hatch 12V exhaust hatches Silver Checkerplate – front, sides & rear Grab handles – front & rear AE Dometic awning Insulated roof & walls Drop-down table Black access doors


WITH ITS QUALITY FEATURES, DISTINCTIVE FINISH AND ROBUST BODY THE SPRINT SETS GROUNDBREAKING NEW STANDARDS IN AFFORDABLE TOURING VANS. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 17


Opening up new territory in comfortable touring, the Sprint is your ticket to the freedom of open highways and country roads. Light-filled, convenient layouts make for easy living as dream holidays become reality. Hassle-free towing is achieved through the Supergal chassis and tandem axles. The Sprint makes for exceptional value, with a range of sizes available, and all boasting separate shower/toilet ensuites, air-conditioning, washing machine, Euro-style doubleglazed windows and a choice of modern or traditional interior panelling. Hassle-free towing is achieved through the Supergal chassis and Simplicity Independent Suspension which is now standard. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 18


ROBE

ROBE

20’6” EXTERIOR

OHC

OHC

OHC

ROBE

196 SP-REVERSEKITCHEN

19’6” EXTERIOR OHC

18’6” EXTERIOR

OHC

ROBE

OHC

ROBE

ROBE TUNNEL BOOT

TUNNEL BOOT

TUNNEL BOOT

D/T

D/T

D/T

D/T

STORAGE

DOOR STEP

STORAGE

STORAGE

STORAGE

STORAGE

STORAGE DOOR STEP

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D/T

CABINET

3 X DOORS WITH SHELVES

MW MW

CUPBOARD LOUNGE

FOOT STOOL

LOUNGE

OHC FOOT STOOL

MW

LOUNGE

BI-FOLD TABLE

FOOT STOOL

BI-FOLD TABLE

OHC

LOUNGE

FOOT STOOL

OHC

BI-FOLD TABLE

OHC

FRIDGE

OHC

FRIDGE

LOUNGE

OHC

FRIDGE

FOOT STOOL

SLIDING DOOR FOOT STOOL

DOOR STEP

LOUNGE

SLIDING DOOR

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Dometic Fridges, awnings etc

Fusion Electronics Entertainment systems

G&S Chassis Caravan chassis

Hume Caravan Accessories Aluminium cladding

NCE Electrical, timbers & white goods

Polytec Furniture material

Swift Appliance Group Cooktops and ovens LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 19


FEATURES & STATISTICS

INTERNAL • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Shell catches Vinyl floor Laminate benchtops Leather upholstery Recliner foot stools on lounge Slatted bed frame on gas struts Metal-sided drawers Innerspring queen size mattress Mesh blinds/blockout screens Tri-fold dinette table Acrylic splashbacks Laminate hinged stove cover Roman blinds Bulkheads and LED striplights Piano hinges to all doors

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Fire extinguisher Smoke alarm Microwave Full Swift oven (gas/elec) Stainless slimline rangehood Fridge Options: - 3-way 190L RMD 8551 Dometic fridge - or Novakool RFU6800 12V fridge Fusion CD/Radio/iPod/DVD player TV wall bracket Ibis low-profile roof air-con Jack antenna NCE top load washing machine Trail a Mate Jack

PLUMBING • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Tap on A-frame 12V Shurflo water pump Large bowl sink Mixer tap 16’6 model - 95L x 2 with single 12v pump 62L water tank x 1 with separate 12v pump to filter tap 95L x 1 and 62L x 1 with separate 12v pump to shower/basins 9kg gas bottles x 2 (galvanised) Ceramic toilet bowl Ceramic basin Water level indicator Everpure water filter H.W.S. gas/240V Separate water fillers/tanks External shower set Gas bayonet for portable BBQ

CHASSIS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Drop-down jacks Hot dipped galvanised chassis Reinforced 4-arm bumper bar Spare wheel 3.45 tonne Control Rider suspension (2.5T 16’6” model) 16’’ x 265LT tyres Off road brakes 12” Extended A-frame 6” A-frame continued past suspension 6” boxed chassis Hitchmaster DO 35 coupling Jerry can holders x 2 Scrub bars on side of van Underbody armour One-piece floor 8’’ jockey wheel Manual Omni step Winch points rear of chassis Skid rails on rear

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Complete LED lighting Internal down lights (LED) Reading lights (LED) Light above oven and sink/basin (LED) Annex light (LED) Redarc battery management system 100AH batteries x 2 External power point Bargman door light TV point Tow Plug 12 Pin Anderson plug Breakaway strap 120W Solar panels x 2 Worklights front and rear

EXTERIOR • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Triple LED tail lights on Alicomp panel Clearance lights (LED) Double-glazed Euro-style windows Triple lock security door Midi Heki hatch Black access doors 12V exhaust hatches Black checkerplate body armour – front, sides & rear Stainless, marine grade grab handles – front & rear AE Dometic awning Insulated roof & walls Drop-down table Entertainment hatch – Fusion radio pack Grey coloured aluminium cladding Digital print decals Underbody Armour protection Black checkerplate toolbox on A frame Wrap around vinyl stoneguard


At the pinnacle of all-terrain caravanning, the trooper has establisheditself as the leader in luxury, capability and ruggedness LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 21


The ultimate in off-road touring, the Trooper takes caravanning to new levels of comfort and sophistication. With its premium features as standard, this ‘go-anywhere’ van combines stylish living with rugged capability opening up a host of terrain options to explore at your leisure. A choice of layouts and sizes, from a convenient 16’6 to the top-of-the-range 21’ rear door/rear ensuite model, lets you design the Trooper to suit your needs LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 22

– and travel in style and with the confidence that you’re towing a van that’s as durable and reliable as it is elegant. Incorporating heavy duty suspension and 12” off-road brakes, the fully engineered, concept-designed chassis, gives you peace of mind in any environment, while inside, the soft leather furnishings, stunning high-gloss interior and superior appointments put you in the heart of allterrain touring luxury.


16’6” EXTERIOR

18’ EXTERIOR

19’ EXTERIOR

19’6” EXTERIOR

20’6” EXTERIOR

21’ EXTERIOR 206 TRCTDOOR

166 TR-STDKITCHEN OHC

ROBE

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ROBE TUNNEL BOOT

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LOUNGE

FIT SHELVES

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FOOT STOOL

LOUNGE

LOUNGE

OHC

FOOT STOOL

SLIDING DOOR

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BI-FOLD TABLE

FRIDGE

MW

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CUPBOARD

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FOOT STOOL

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THE LIBERTY OF A Lotus Caravans LIFESTYLE For thousands of years, the caravan has provided shelter, comfort, mobility and convenience to cultures across the globe. Today, the comfort and capabilities of the once-humble caravan reaches unprecedented levels. Through a careful blend of technology and tradition, Lotus Caravans allow you explore territories previously inaccessible. And all in the lap of outstanding luxury. There are few countries that can match Australia for extremes in terrain, landscape, climate and touring options. From the frosty peaks of Tasmania to the tropical rainforests of the north; the vibrant, bustling cities to deserted white beaches and vast stretches of LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 24

the Outback; caravan touring delivers a kaleidoscope of experiences to those lucky enough to cruise the highways and explore backroads of this vast continent. Whether you’re on a short country getaway or embarking on a grand adventure, the sense of easy freedom offered by a Lotus caravan can rarely be matched. For only a caravan enthusiast knows the joys of watching the dinner-time sun set over an untouched landscape, as a sky full of stars heralds a restful sleep and then makes way for another day of new sights and home-like surrounds.


The moment you hook a Lotus caravan to your vehicle is the moment a whole new world of touring possibilities opens up for you – opportunities limited only by your sense of adventure... LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 25


SERVICING AND AFTER-SALES CARE All corner stabilisers should be oiled and greased regularly to ensure they operate smoothly. Handbrake adjustment should be maintained via the turnbuckle between the handbrake lever and the cable. This cable should not be over tightened as it may cause brakes to overheat and in turn this could cause bearing failure. With your caravan fully loaded the hand brake ratchet lever should engage the 5th or 6th notch from the tow ball end of the coupling. Any closer to the tow ball than this and the brake cable will be too tight, which could apply the caravan brakes when the suspension compresses. This applies to independent suspensions and beam axles with leaf springs. This too tight or incorrect adjustment could cause overheating of brake shoes and damage to your brakes and bearings. Brake cable adjustment should be carried out via the turnbuckle and ensure that the lock nut is tightened after adjusting the turnbuckle. When the caravan is not in use it should preferably be stored undercover but if not then ensure there is adequate ventilation inside the caravan to avoid dampness and mildew inside the vehicle.

warranty Lotus Caravans warrants the purchaser for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. Please email warranty related queries to Lotus Caravans on warranty@lotuscaravans.com.au or fax 03 9305 1579. LOTUS CARAVANS PAGE 26

The refrigerator door should be left ajar so that air can circulate in the refrigerator. The gas cylinders should be turned off. The electrical lead should be disconnected, In the case of the vinyl on poptops or the canvas on campervans and tent trailers these should be occasionally aired to maintain these items in perfect condition.

In the case of campervans and tent trailers where they are packed up in a wet condition they should be thoroughly dried out at home before storing them away permanently. Where a caravan is left for a long period of time it should be jacked up so that the weight is not permanently on the tyres. Tyres can develop a flat spot if they are supporting full weight of the caravan, particularly if the tyres lose air pressure. In time this may lead to tyres becoming unbalanced and compromise performance.


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