The top 5 towing mistakes.
I think we need to add 6 - that is to ensure your van is levelled correctly so the fridge works st optimum, the water drains correct...ly, the doors shut properly and you get a good nights sleep - heads slightly up! For this - use SavvyLevel.
Great Caravan!! and welldone Okto Caravans.
A brand-new manufacturer is entering the South African road caravan market: Okto Caravans (caravansa.co.za)
The team behind this new caravan is impressive, and ...includes Keith Laing, Tinus van Wyk, Ingo Ferreira, Derek Laing and Rudolph Vorster.
Keith has 17 years of experience in the caravan industry, of which a substantial part was as Managing Director of Jurgens Ci. Tinus has 13 years of experience in caravan manufacturing with Jurgens Ci, the latter half as Production Director.
Ingo is an industrial designer who was the Jurgens Ci designer for seven years, Derek is an engineer who has been key in the design and commissioning of certain work stations, and Rudolph is a mechanical engineer who was previously with Jurgens Ci and now does consultancy work; he has completed all the structural integrity checks on the Okto caravan.
Okto Caravans is also backed by Loftus Caravan City – South Africa’s largest caravan dealership, which has 30 years of retail experience and knowledge about what caravanners are looking for in a product. Woody, Joël and Neil Loftus oversee Okto’s marketing.
This incredible team is looking to make a big splash in the South African market with a “world-first” caravan body construction: The Okto is timber-less, with a sturdy aluminium and fibreglass framework. The wall construction is made of a fibreglass inner skin and an aluminium outer skin that are vacuum-pressed with a high density polystyrene sheet between the two. This makes the wall extremely well-insulated, strong, and still light. And, as no timber is used in the shell, wood rot is also no longer a problem. A unique roof design ensures a light roof that is totally waterproof
Okto Caravans uses some of the latest manufacturing machinery. The computer program of their CNC cutting machine ensures that all the parts are cut exactly to size, giving a perfect fit for all the hundreds of components that make up a unit. They also use the latest vacuum-press and glue-spreader technology, which ensures a high quality flawless finish.
Okto Caravans has used most of the latest European caravan technology, but has adapted some of it to meet South African conditions.
The complete chassis and axles are imported and designed by AL-KO in Germany. The chassis is made of rust-resistant galvanised steel. The caravan has independent suspension, which gives it excellent road-holding capabilities.
The caravan is expected to come in at just over 1 000 kg, with an axle capacity of 1 500 kg, which gives it a loading capacity of about 500 kg. Design features include an island bed, pop-up roof, plenty of outside work surfaces, and a kitchen. The Okto comes standard with 220 V, 12 V with(((?))) battery and charger and a gas system, as well as a large double-door Defy fridge/freezer (that runs off 12 V, so it will work when there is no 220 V, as well as while being towed.
The Okto fits in a standard garage, which is a big plus in a modern world where more and more people live in townhouses.
The new manufacturer is based in the North of Pretoria. Loftus Caravan City will be the distributor for Gauteng; dealers in Cape Town and Durban have also been identified.
News.... We are proud to announce, the Teaming-up with Catherine Savvy in AUZ, as their Sole Distributor in S.A.
Introducing a well designed, Brand New Product to the SA Outdoor Industry, Caravan and Camping Lifestyles....
Afterall.... it's all about making Camping comfortable and we all like that......
Europe is already doing very well with this Top Class Product!
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SavvyLevel External Mount has already had huge success. Mount your SavvyLevel on the A frame.
Another delivery has just arrived.
Sold over 1000 in just under ...a month - the next delivery has arrived. Order online as the team prepare the next batch for sale at our Tullamarine factory.
Awesome Custom Job! Welldone!
The 40 is finally finished, it’s been about a 3 year project to get this thing from an old farm truck to what is it now.
Most of the future posts I put... up will be on instagram: kurrtmcphail
Here are some photos of it throughout the build and what it looks like currently.
Fj45 series landcruiser cab, on a Nissan GU Patrol chasis.
LSA Engine (6.2L V8 supercharged)
Kings coil overs and triple bypass shocks
A big thanks to all these people for the parts they have contributed to the build:
Fatz fabrication, horsepower world, panel brothers, downsouth motorsports Australia, killa kustom kables, westcoast mechanical
So why is SavvyLevel so easy to use? How is it that you can level so quickly by yourself - with ease? Well, follow these simple steps folks:
Hard wire SavvyLeve...l into your van or RV. (One off)
Set up your caravan or RV to where you like "level". Calibrate SavvyLevel via the app to your desired level and SavvyLevel will zero scale to your special - individual level. (One off)
Drive into site, phone or tablet with you in the car. You can immediately see the best spot with your tilt and pitch information being sent to you in real time and compass orientation for the sun if you come into site late at night (as SavvyLevel has a compass also).
In the car you can see which wheel is down by viewing your SavvyLevel
You or your partner put a ramp under the wheel down as shown by SavvyLevel™.
Driver, drives forward and looks at phone or tablet until SavvyLevel™ reports level.
Get out of your car and turn the jockey wheel looking at your phone or tablet.
DONE! Now start enjoying!
Dit is beter om die heeltyd self te weet wat voor én agter jou aangaan. Ons gee raad met sleepspieëls.