NEW JURGENS OFF ROADER – TOUGH & COMFY
Jurgens caravans have a proud heritage in off road caravans. The roots go back to parent company South Africa where off road models first hit the bush back in the 1990s
Jurgens off roaders have been exploring the Aussie bush since 2009. In that time they have forged a reputation for legendary toughness. The new release TuffTRAX XP1850 is no exception. It runs the same proven chassis and Cruise Master independent off road suspension as it’s predecessors. The advancements in the new XP1850 come in the form of significantly improved user friendliness and comfort. Inside a dedicated double bed ensures a good night’s sleep no matter how remote you are. Up front a cosy dinette that converts into a single bed makes this off roader very versatile. Next to the dinette is a very handy utility storage tray. Inside you also have a 80 litre compressor fridge, cooling fans and USB points. A clever feature of the TuffTRAX is the storage compartments with “zipper doors” – the toughest of terrain can be covered with no fear of shaking doors off their hinges.
Moving outside there is plenty more off road pedigree on show. Upfront the Cruise Master DO35 hitch articulates to handle the toughest of terrain. A new easy to use awning makes outdoor living a pleasure. Combined with a comprehensive slide out kitchen alfresco dining couldn’t get any better. Up top the solar panel keeps you powered for remote travel.
All Jurgens on road and off road caravans are highly regarded for low weights. Utilizing design principles from the automotive and aviation industry strength in critical stress points and taking material out where it is not needed. Weighing in at just 1530 kgs with a body length of 14 feet TuffTRAX is nimble enough to go just about anywhere.
Priced from $54,990 the TuffTRAX represents great value in a well thought out package.
Another Successful Jurgens Jamboree
In early July we gathered at Esk Qld for our fourth annual national Jamboree. We had a very strong attendance of 120 eager Jurgens owners affectionately known as “Jurgenites”.
It was a great opportunity to listen to owners and learn about their experiences and appreciate their passion for caravanning in a Jurgens. We also had a formal session where we provided answers to technical questions which owners found very informative.
As always, the highlight was the “walk around” where our tech people make “house calls” to owners vans and give them tips and sort out little issues. We did manage to have some fun too with an entertaining trivia night, plenty of shared meals and activities for charity. We were pleased to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation due to the generosity of Jurgens owners.
We would sincerely like to thank each and every owner for attending, the owner’s group organisers, the Esk Caravan Park and the dedicated Jurgens staff who made this event such a success.
We can’t wait for the next Jurgens Jamboree in October 2020 in Berri South Australia.
JURGENS CARAVANS AUSTRALIA ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Production on the Up
We have been working very hard behind the scenes and we are extremely pleased to advise that production in our Australian factory is ramping up to full capacity. This is great news for people looking to buy a Jurgens as we have stock available now.
This is on the back of a recapitalisation program and new management on the ground at our South African factory, which is delivering great efficiencies. The South African factory is producing finished caravans for the local market there and key components for the Australian market.
We are as focused as ever on our goal to produce light weight vans of the highest build quality that are fantastic to tow. We are so proud of our factory we encourage factory tours – just visit our website to make a booking.
Committed to Customers
We have just come back from a national gathering of the Jurgens Caravan Owners Group in Queensland. It was a real morale booster for us to spend a weekend with 120 proud caravan owners listening to their stories of their passion for travelling in a Jurgens. It reinforces the need to strengthen our dealership and service network to meet their needs. We are fully committed to meeting all our after sales requirements and we are rapidly getting on top of this as our supply chain normalises.
We have a renewed energy to continue to develop new products. An example of this is the upgraded “TuffTRAX” off road caravan that will be available from July this year. Early indications show this being very well received by off road enthusiasts. More details are available on our website.
We also continue to refine our popular touring ranges partnering with the most reputable suppliers to deliver a premium end user experience.
A Bright Future
With this positive news we look forward to reasserting ourselves as market leader in South Africa, continuing our great work in Australia and developing markets in Europe. We thank those who have supported us and continue to do so on our road to recovery.
Director Jurgens Australia