We are proud of the fact that we manufacture our very own chassis' in-house at our factory. This is unique in the caravan industry and why we are able to control the quality of our caravans much better than other caravan builders.
We use a 4 stage galvanising process to ensure that your chassis is fully protected from corrosion for may years after construction.
We start by using a high 450 grade Australian box section steel that is fully compliant with AS 1163 standards. This steel is pre-galvanised in a zinc strip (coating) inside and out. This as opposed to "Duragal" which is only coated on the outside, and can potentially rust from the inside out.
The welding process will destroy the zinc coating. Therefore after a chassis has been welded together, we reapply zink to every weld in order to maintain the corrosive protection. Not all chassis manufacturers will do this.
The next stage is to apply an epoxy resin primer over the entire chassis that will assist the final coat to bond to the chassis. This primer is pigemented with an anti-corrosive chromate in order to maximise corrosion protection so that it also acts to fights corrosion.
The final stage of the process is to coat the entire chassis in a high strength silver enamal that will give the chassis a final seal to stop any corrosive elements from penetrating through to the steel. The enamal is much stronger than paint and won't "flake" off over time or when scratched.
We go to every length possible to ensure you have the best and strongest chassis possible, so that your new JB Caravan is fully capable of handling the rough Australian dirt roads you may want to travel. We use a number of different suspensions on our caravans depending on the caravan and depending on the customer. We can tailor a solution for you personally, so please send us an enquiry and we will be happy to discuss your options.
The overall value for money is excellent as what we paid we could recoup or better if we sold it tomorrow. Also the features included on the van are excellent & if purchased separately would have cost some thousands $ extra. A very affordable off-road van, which towed extremely comfortably on dirt roads. The off-road tow hitch gives us the traditional hook-up with the same flexibility of a treg hitch, but without the precision hook-up required of a treg hitch. (Peter &Myf)