Who We Are

We're passionate about delivering high quality vans at an affordable price.


About Essential Caravans

David Wilson, Founder & Managing Director

Essential Caravans - Built for Life

Hello and Welcome to Essential, my name is David Wilson and I am very proud to introduce our all-new range of Essential Caravans. I can honestly say the entire range offers unheard of value for money and includes fixtures and fittings of the absolute highest standard. Standards you might normally expect to find in a caravan priced many thousands more. Essential is a culmination of over 35 years’ experience in the caravan industry. Together with my experienced team of managers, builders, planner’s and industry experts, I truly believe we are breaking the mould of what you would expect in a caravan in this price bracket. At Essential Caravans we offer customer- based manufacturing and after sales service that only those with a Dealer background could understand and appreciate. Far from a newcomer to the industry, I first started out as a caravan Service Manager some 22 years ago and learnt from the ground up what works and what doesn’t work in a caravan. I also learnt the fact that customers want to be informed and included during the process, a lesson that is still adhered to today by all of my staff. I then moved to Sales for several years and eventually became General Manager of a very large and successful caravan dealership. On a personal level I am now fulfilling my life-long dream of building high quality vans at an affordable price. As a result, in a few short years, we have now grown to become one of the leading manufacturers in the country, which is something I’m very proud of and is a testament to our staff, sales teams and dealer network. Designed with the most functional, attractive and comfortable layouts in mind, I’m sure you will enjoy many years of hassle-free caravanning across our beautiful country in your very own Essential Caravan. Wishing you many happy travels.



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A Life Essential

We are very happy with our Essential Caravan. The staff have been fantastic to deal with, great vans, great service and wonderful adventures to be had in a very reliable caravan. Thanks Scott and the team at Essential Caravans. Also wanted to add we have been at Marlo for the weekend and out of the 10 caravans here there were 4 essential grant cruisers amongst them!

Dave J

Getting Excited

Visited the Essential Factory today and Lynne, such a lovely lady took us on a tour around the factory. Wow, what a system and team David has in place. Clean, structured, professional and attention to detail are just a few of the very positive things we noted. Well done Essential Caravans. We are even more excited now about getting our van. To Lynne. You're the best and the level of Customer Service you provide is exemplary.

Chris H

Bloody Awesome

We've just rolled back to Yorke Peninsula after three weeks travelling around since picking up our Essential 23' Grant Cruiser family van from Ian Grants Caravans. Two words for these vans: bloody AWESOME. Tows like a dream, heaps of room, fantastic features. Three weeks on the road with two kids, and we all made it back in one piece, so there must be enough room for all!! Would highly recommend Essential for a cracker of a family caravan. Well done Essential and Ian Grant Caravans.

Nathan F