A toy hauler is a great RV option for adventurers, travellers and holiday makers that like to take lots of ‘toys’, ie dirt bikes, surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks etc, on their travels. By definition, a toy hauler has space at the rear of the RV dedicated as a garage for the toys. The design usually includes a drop down back wall which becomes a handy ramp for each of loading and unloading. The garage often does double duty with drop down bunk beds for accommodation.
This garage area is not only great for security purposes when away from the caravan park or camp site, but also eliminates the requirement for racks and trailers attached to an RV or tow vehicle. Toy haulers can also make it a lot faster and easier to load and pack when heading away.
Popular mainly for recreational users, but the toy hauler can also be an extremely versatile option for tradies that need to stay on site during a job and/or transport gear to the worksite and keep it safe and away from the weather when not in use.
For those wanting a caravan to live in on site while building or renovating a home, a toy hauler may present a good option. Due to the recent and ongoing floods situation across several states, this has sadly become a very popular reason for purchasing many styles of caravans and RVs. But unlike a traditional caravan, the toy hauler can provide living space for occupants upfront as well as generous storage space out the back for sporting equipment, tools, bikes, boards and other gear. Keeping valuable items safe from theft and weather damage.
Toy Hauler Market
A number of manufacturers are building toy haulers including Patriot Campers, Jayco, and Austar. The Austar range includes models starting at just 12 foot and going up in size and inclusions. The company’s latest models is the Playzone RXT which is a 15 foot toy hauler. This is fully-set as a caravan with the back section that allows for bikes and other toys to be brought along for the holiday.
Patriot Campers are renowned for tough, off-road vehicles and offer a number of toy hauler models. Jayco, one of Australia’s most well-known caravan names, currently has two models on its website.
But there is another name to consider in the toy hauler market which we will explore – Hauslein.
House or Hauler? New Model Toy Hauler
Is this a house or a caravan? The latest name to emerge in the toy hauler conversation is tiny house builder, Hauslein. In German, the name means cottage or a small cabin. Located on the NSW mid-north coast, the company has been operating since 2018 building tiny houses and recently expanded to include RVs.
They’re venture into the toy hauler market has been launched with an off-grid model which is built in NSW. It’s big and it’s boxy in shape with the capability to hold up to an impressive 400 kgs of toys – bikes, boards, kayaks, tools etc. In addition to space for the toys, the Hauslein toy hauler has accommodation to sleep 2 or 3 people.
This toy hauler is 8 metres in length and 3.5 tonnes and is built for off-grid adventures in regard to both power and water including an electric unit for hot water. The rear wall is a drop-down design to create a ramp for easy loading – just ride those dirt bikes straight into the garage!
The features for off-grid living include lithium batteries, plentiful storage for fresh water, internal bathroom and kitchenette area and portable cooker. The ensuite-style bathroom has a shower cubicle and separate toilet. Air con is also include as are of course, plenty of solar panels and inverter system.
Hauslein also includes its own unique and trademark look to this toy hauler with the timber cladding on the walls and the stylish black matte finish to the furniture, sink and taps. The look is sleek and stylish and definitely for those that want the convenience of off grid living but are not keen on roughing it.
Toy Hauler Finance
Those interested in say the Hauslein toy hauler, the pricing we’ve seen is around the $95,000 mark but the company asks those interested to contact them for further details. As with most caravans and RVs, pricing will likely vary according to preferences with the fit-out and other inclusions.
At that price point, most buyers will likely be requiring a toy hauler loan to make the purchase. Finance for a toy hauler purchase is available at cheaper interest rates through specialist caravan and RV broker-style lender, Jade Caravan Finance. Our Secured Caravan Loan suits most new caravan styles include the toy hauler.
Prospective buyers can start planning their purchase by using our Finance Calculator for Vans to calculate loan repayment estimates. Alternatively, simply contact us for a firm quote on the Hauslein or one of the other toy hauler brands currently available.
For toy hauler finance, contact Jade Caravan Finance 1300 000 003
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