The latest updates on all things Essential.

Tourism industry makes desperate plea to overturn ban on overnight trips

May 20, 2020

Victoria’s tourism industry is desperate to help kickstart the state’s economic recovery — if doors can be opened to local holiday-makers. While restrictions have been eased in other states, in…

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Essential Caravans Dave Benson Cruiser | Caravan Industry News

February 28, 2020

Rod Barker from Essential Caravans was proud as punch to show off The Dave Benson Cruiser at Adelaide’s recent 2020 Let’s Go Camping Caravan and Camping Show. Packed with all the…

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Best Aussie Vans 2019: Essential Cruiser Family F2.6

January 9, 2020

The Essential Cruiser Family F2.6 is unquestionably a known formula. It features a simple design, layout and low price but in each area, Essential seems to have moved the game forward enough to make us all stop and pay attention to the best family van under $75,000 tested at Best Aussie Vans.

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West Coast Cruiser a real headturner | The West Australian

September 23, 2019

Essential Caravans’ 20-foot 6-inch (6.3m) West Coast Cruiser looks every bit the stylish black-top tourer.

The striking 3-D printed decals, tough high-profile aluminium cladding, checker- plate front, side and rear sheeting and a stunning rear composite panel are bound to turn heads.

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Essential Caravans’ Are Prado Friendly! | Caravan Industry News

March 4, 2019

Essential Caravans’ Are Prado Friendly! Macca catches up with Scott Grant from Ian Grant’s Caravans to find out what they have in store for 2019.

They have some exciting projects coming up in the year, including the feature packed new Grant Cruiser Adventurers. They have listened to their customers and bought out a smaller models that are Prado friendly and easier to tow that suits families of all kinds.

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Essential Caravans | Real Stories from Real Families

October 19, 2018

As published on Caravanning with Kids When we reviewed an Essential Caravan in Winter 2017, we knew we were in for a treat!  We had met David & Scotty (the brains…

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Grant Cruiser Family Van |

January 6, 2018

Welcome to GoRV TV’s “Caravan Test Series”. In this episode, Max Taylor from GoRV checks out the 20ft Grant Cruiser Family van! With a separate kids’ bedroom and bathroom, and a suitable amount of storage, it’s worth a look if you’re after a mid-size family tourer.

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Grant Cruiser 22ft Family Van by Essential Caravans | Review

July 19, 2017

This was a “Live it, Breathe it” review that we were super excited about.  Not only were we going to enjoy some Winter caravanning adventured, but we were heading off in a caravan that we have been eying off for a while.

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Essential Caravans 20’6” | On The Road Magazine

March 2, 2017

Value packed and elegant The way he tells it Essential Caravans Director, David Wilson, had a light bulb moment less than two years ago when he said to his partner…

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Essential Caravans 20’6” – On The Road Magazine

March 2, 2017

First impressions of the van dispelled any worries that a “value proposition” was going to look cheap and nasty. The Essential is a stunning blacktop tourer with well-proportioned lines and a very upmarket appearance in gleaming white against black checkerplate front and lower sides. Black colour splashes and classy looking 15” alloy wheels, as well as dark tinted windows and entry door, all enhance the overall look.

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