We are lucky to live in a beautiful country that still has enough rugged and untouched scenery to offer adventure and exploration beyond the main roads.
But while we romanticise the idea of going beyond the bitumen to the road less travelled, the reality can sometimes be a little too rough for those of us no longer prepared to take on the elements and leave home comforts behind.
The great news though is that you no longer have to join an organised tour group or pitch a tent to discover off-road Australia.
Thanks to Australian company Jayco Caravans, it’s now possible to go bush in style and comfort whether on or off-road.
Jayco’s Adventurer RV is a new breed of Australian caravan designed and built especially for our climate and environment, combining a rugged but stylish exterior with apartment-style interior comfort.
While towing, you’ll find the Adventurer’s dual shock suspension with individual stub axles offer greater stability and a smooth ride, and with more precise handling no matter what the terrain. The RV’s tyres are inflated with nitrogen instead of everyday air, reducing fuel usage, wear and the risk of blowouts, while also improving ride and handling.
Combining the best materials and precise craftsmanship with innovative design ideas and construction methods to develop the Adventurer, Jayco has created its own proprietary technology such as JTech suspension, the Jayco tough frame and the Jayco endurance chassis.
It took two years of research and development at Jayco’s Melbourne headquarters, and over countless kilometres of real world testing across the best and worst of Australian second-class roads, to bring the Adventurer to the market.
To set your mind at rest, the Adventurer’s safety and performance is fully warrantied for two years and with three years’ roadside assistance included – but what about resting your body?
For a perspective on the interior comfort of the Adventurer, think less camping and more upscale apartment living. Inside you will find every luxury you’ll need to eat, live and sleep without compromise.
The air conditioning and heating systems mean you choose the best temperature for you, not the elements.
The spacious shower compartment with extractor fan – backed up by an extra-large water tank – will wash off the mud and dust of the day’s adventures, and most models include a washing machine to ensure your clothes are always fresh.
Enjoy a cold beer from the Saeco fridge while preparing dinner in the kitchen area – or simply popping something in the microwave – then relax in style on the Adventurer’s leather seating and enjoy the stereo or a DVD on the 21-inch tv.
When it’s time for lights out, settle down under the luxury doona on a quality innersprung mattress for a perfect night’s sleep.
With so many comfort options included as standard, it is little wonder that Jayco’s RVs have been Australia’s favourite for more than 40 years, with more than 180,000 rolled out to date, and more than half the caravans currently on the road bearing the Jayco name.