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A New Age for the Road Owl

The family favourite speads its wings

As a proud partner of BIG4, New Age Caravans have been producing quality caravans for families since 2008. Their Road Owl, introduced in 2017, has been a popular line of vans for the Australian manufacturer allowing families to travel in comfort and style. 

Bigger and better in every way

New Age has just launched their updated MY24 Road Owl models, which go above and beyond with a new range of options and innovations combined with stylish good looks that will ensure you’re the envy of any holiday park. The MY24 is available in 19ft and 21ft configurations as well as standard and off-grid models for the more adventurous-minded. The new Road Owl is bigger and better in every way for families, bringing the entire range to a new level with numerous upgrades that improve upon a winning formula.

Road tested by Aussie families

Friends of BIG4 and New Age ambassadors @ourwhittleadventure have been travelling for 2.5 years full-time on the road. Mum Clem, Dad Mark along with their toddler Liam and two Kelpies have owned their Road Owl for three years. Clem says New Age’s reputation and the desire to purchase an Australian-made van that would keep up with them prompted them to fly into the showroom in the first place.

Road Owl owners @ourwhittleadventure’s Mark, Liam and Clem have happily owned their van for 3 years.

‘Once we started looking into the models that New Age provided, we couldn’t look past the Road Owl,’ says Clem. The family have future-proofed their purchase, which they aptly named Hedwig, by buying a double bunk configuration as they’re expecting another bub to join them on their adventures later this year.

After travelling for 3 years on the road, Clem says the van’s reliability and towability has been what they have loved most.

‘We have done some extensive travelling in that time to some places people wouldn’t even contemplate taking a caravan and it’s never faulted. I think the design and build quality of these vans is what has truly stood out to us!’

What’s new?

The new Road Owl has kept what made it so popular with Australians including:

• Sleeping configurations of up to 5 people

• A 3-year bumper-to-hitch warranty

• The quality and peace of mind that comes with purchasing a New Age caravan.

• A full redesign of internal furniture and upgrades across the board.

• Soft close overhead cupboards

• Flattering all LED strip lighting instead of downlights so you’ll look fantastic in family selfies.

• Added features, upgraded equipment and a noticeably higher level of quality overall.

Discover the whole host of new features here.

If you were already familiar with the Road Owl, the first thing you’ll notice when you see the new models is the striking new decals with orange, black and white giving the vans a head-turning exterior that’s sure to catch the attention of fellow holidaymakers. Not to mention high nighttime visibility, essential for an owl on the road!

Featuring a sleek aluminium rear wall, smooth side finishing, upgraded rear mouldings, premium options, and smart exterior features like an accessible water pump cradle with independent isolation valves.

Improved from the inside out

And that’s just the outside! Step inside a new Road Owl and you’ll know this is a van designed to travel in style. The interior features:

• An internal redesign with enhanced furniture

• LED strip lighting throughout

• Revamped dining seats for extra comfort

• A secure microwave surround to ensure no rattling around while driving.

While in the kitchen, there’s much more space to prep those on-the-road masterpieces with a recessed cooktop.

Despite being on the road, features such as a wireless bedroom charger, USB ports, standard lithium-ready chargers in all models and adjustable reading lights will make you feel at home in your home away from home.

Learn more about all the amazing new features of the updated Road Owl.

Other creature comforts include reverse cycle aircon to tackle the brutal Aussie summer, an ensuite with a toilet and internal shower, and the spaciousness of a queen bed and triple bunk.

@ourwhittleadventure’s Clem says the mod-cons of the Road Owl make it a clear winner for families. ‘The ensuite, having our own shower and toilet onboard has made living and travelling so much more enjoyable.

‘The washing machine, travelling with kids we think this could almost be considered an essential item for long-term travel.’

@ourwhittleadventure travel full-time on the road in their Road Owl. (Older model pictured)

Flying into a BIG4 near you

Clem, Mark and the family are looking forward to hitting up some BIG4 parks in their Road Owl soon. First on their list is BIG4 Ingenia Cairns Coconut in far north Queensland. Also on their list is BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort, as they are keen to return to Airlie Beach after visiting in 2021 and enjoying the pet-friendly aspect of the park. Looking to see some of NSW in the future, BIG4 Happy Hallidays on the North Coast is due to get a visit from @ourwhittleadventure’s Road Owl thanks to ticking so many boxes for the whole family.

There’s an Owl for every family

Building on the success of the original Road Owl, New Age listened to the feedback of its customers; the families around the country like Clem and Mark and improved on an already popular van. The new range’s layout has options to suit any family’s needs with a more comprehensive list of features than ever before.

Learn more about the new Road Owl and swoop into a dealer today to find out why this new model flies high above its competitors.

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