Innovation is a hallmark of modern caravan manufacturing design and construction. Businesses are constantly investing time, effort and funding into coming up with new ideas and clever inclusions to enhance and improve the caravan lifestyle. One company that appears to be setting a new benchmark is Harvok with their monocoque one-piece body Harvok Playstation camper.
It addresses the question of why a caravan can’t be built like a car. A world-first in caravan building, this groundbreaking new model has now arrived in Australia. What makes this model so special? We showcase the features of the Harvok Playstation and how it may enhance life on the road.
Harvok Playstation Features
A monocoque caravan/camper has a body in one piece. This means no joints, leaks, glues and screws. The single section is structured using cold pressing and robotic welding techniques – the same processes used in car making. This means the end to timber walls and insulation foams and according to the manufacturer, great durability and better stability.
This is a groundbreaking introduction to the Australian market where the majority of caravans on the market are built with the body onto chassis method and predominantly assembled by hand using aluminium or timber frames. Frames are then clad or sandwiched and sit on top of the chassis.
The Harvok monocoque structure is constructed in a Chinese manufacturing facility that makes minibuses. The fit-out takes place at the company’s RV facility with final stages of fit-out completed at the company’s Victorian facility.
According to reports, the difference between Harvok and others claiming a monocoque build is that the others are a body on a frame. For Harvok, the true monocoque is a single unit. On these models, the chassis and the body are welded and then dipped in anti-corrosion liquid baths so the build is a complete unit. The same methods are used in motor vehicle manufacturers.
A key benefit to buyers will be the pricing. The process is less labour-intensive than traditional caravan manufacture. It is also expected to result in fewer warranty issues in regard to leaking joins. As well of course as the increased rigidity and strength.
The initial delivery of Harvok Playstation caravans includes the 14’6” model which is a hybrid caravan. That will be followed in the near future by the 19’6” versions. The look is also quite different from many other caravans on the market.
A rear hinged door is the entry point, giving this a very unique appearance. Inside there are hopper windows along the sides, a leather lounge with a swivel table, a 66 L fridge/freezer, 70 L tanks for fresh water and plenty of other comfort features. Cooking is facilitated with a slide-out facility which includes a 4-burner gas cooktop, tap and sink.
Storage is maximised with the front section and the integrated roof racks.
Harvok will be showing their ground-breaking Playstation model at upcoming caravan shows so keep an eye out. Pre-sale orders are now being taken so speak to Jade Caravan Finance about pre-approved caravan finance to secure your order.
While the Playstation is attracting attention for its unique manufacturing technique, Harvok have a number of other models in their range which could be worth taking a look at. The range includes various models in their Powerbank fully electric selection, the Suit of Armour collection and the Playstation range.
While the Harvok range is manufactured in China, the company was started in 2018 by an Australian. A caravan engineer with a focus on developing revolutionary RVs. The Australian head office is in Dandenong South in Victoria.
Prepare for Pre-Sale Ordering
The unique offerings by Harvok are sure to capture the attention of Australian caravan buyers. Pre-sale orders are now being taken by the company and the range will be seen at upcoming shows. For buyers that like to be ahead of the pack, and be the first with something new and different, being prepared to place your Harvok order could be critical to quick delivery.
To enable buyers to be prepared to pre-order caravans and RVs, Jade Caravan Finance provides pre-approved caravan finance. This service is available for all our caravan loan types. For new caravans, the Secured Caravan is the most popular type of loan. It suits all types of new caravans and most buyers.
The Secured Caravan Loan has a standard secured loan structure where the goods being purchased become the security against the finance being borrowed. The loan is repaid over a fixed loan term and in equal monthly repayments.
What is not so standard with Jade Secured Caravan Loans is the caravan interest rates. We offer better and that means cheaper interest rates. This same cheap rate is applicable to both pre-approved caravan finance and finance that is secured after the purchase commitment is made.
Harvok Caravans are affordably priced and our cheap interest rate loans can make the purchase even more attractive.
Contact Jade Caravan Finance on 1300 000 003 for finance for a Harvok caravan.
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