Cruiser Family

Essential Cruiser Family Vans are designed and built by families for families.

Stylish, affordable and packed full of family-friendly features. There is sure to be an Essential ‘family’ design that’s just right for your family.

Family holidays will never be more rewarding than travelling together in an Essential Family Caravan.



Featuring front and side checker plating, high ribbed aluminium side cladding, smooth composite front & rear panelling and one-piece fibre glass roof, the Cruiser Family van turns heads. Add to that the colour-coded external features, modern decals and stylish tinted windows, the Cruiser Family is extreme value for money!



Ply furniture with CNC cut doors gives the Cruiser Family strength without the extra weight . Interior space is fully utilised with large overhead cupboards, drawers on smooth runners and full height wardrobe in the bunk area. Privacy can be had by closing off the bunk area to the main living area via a concertina door.

Combine all of this with interior-designed colour schemes, 6'8" ceiling height & large quality double-glazed windows, the Cruiser Family has a spacious feel to it the moment you enter.


Riding on an Australian-built steel chassis, the Essential Cruiser Family has a solid foundation. Extra strength is provided by the 6" Heavy Duty A-Frame which extends all the way back to the spring hangers. Combine that with the 'tried and proven' Load-Sharing suspension, access to most areas in Australia can be enjoyed by all!

Electrical & Plumbing

The Cruiser Family is equipped with nearly 200watts of solar on the roof, Heavy Duty Deep Cycle battery and a Trek digital management system which conveniently allows you to monitor battery, power & water supply. Combine that with nearly 220 litres of fresh water storage, free-camping off-grid is an option that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Conveniences such as full recessed Oven, drinking water filtration and wall-mounted 24" TV/DVD are just some of the many standard features in an Essential Family van. 12v USB ports are located at each bunk and main bed.

Van Family 2 - 21'
Van Family 2-5 - 21'10"
Van Family 2-6 - 21'10"
Van Family 3 - 22'10"
Van Family 4 - 24'10"


  • Premium Vinyl Flooring
  • Large Cupboard Door to Under Bunk Storage (2 bunk model only)
  • Concertina Door to Separate Bunk Area
  • Smoke Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • One Piece Plywood Floor
  • Lift UP Under Main Bed Storage
  • Recessed Cook Top with Laminex Lid Over Stove
  • Choice of Post Form Rolled Benchtops or Square-Edged Benchtops
  • Perspex Splashbacks
  • Plastic Cutlery Drawer Insert
  • Innerspring Mattress - Queen size 6'2" x 5'
  • Internal Roof Height of 6'8"
  • Smooth Glide Drawers on Metal Runners
  • Stylish Positive Locking European Door Latches with Soft Open Gas Struts
  • Mirror in Ensuite
  • Full height mirror to shower door
  • L-Shape Lounge (Van 2F, Van 2-6F & Van 4F std)
  • Club Lounge (Van 2-5F & Van 3F std)
  • Plush Upholstery with Side Swabs to Dinette
  • Separate Shower & Toilet Ensuite with Glass Door Shower
  • 2 x Single Towel Rails and Toilet Roll Holder ›
  • Bed Head Padding
  • Bulk Heads with LED strip Lighting – Kitchen/Lounge area only
  • Wardrobe Cutouts with 240V and USB Sockets
  • Linen Cupboard Storage (Van 2-6F & Van 4F only)
  • Lift Up Padded Footrests


  • New Look Shape and Decals
  • Large Access Hatch Door to Under Bunk Storage (2 bunk model only)
  • Fully Insulated Roof and Walls with Meranti Timber Frame (Gold Batt Fibreglass Roof and Styrofoam to Walls)
  • Quality Roll Out Awning
  • Double Glazed Push Out European Style Windows & Integrated Blinds with ‘Midge Proof’ Flyscreens
  • Fully Galvanised Lined Front Tunnel Boot with Large Access Doors to Both Sides
  • Black Checker Platre Front & Sides (300mm High)
  • Premium High Grade Moulded Rear
  • Black External Trim
  • High Profile White Aluminum Cladding
  • Aluminium Composite Panel Front & Rear
  • One piece Fibreglass Roof
  • Security Mesh Locking Door 2 Radius Corner Main Door
  • 2 x Mini Roof Skylights with integrated Blind & Flyscreen
  • Quality Metal Grab Handles to each Corner of Van - External Large Fold Down Picnic Table
  • Checkerplate Door Entry Surround
  • Wheel Spats
  • Galvanised Lined Storage Box (Van 2-6F & 4F only)


  • LED External Clearance, Side and Tail Lights
  • 1 x External LED Annexe Bug Mode Light
  • LED Lighting – Roof, Kitchen, Ensuite - 2 X LED Reading Lights in Bedroom
  • 2 x LED Reading Lights in Lounge
  • Smart Charger - Battery Pack Inc. BMPRO HA with Trek Display & Odyssey Link Blue Tooth capability also 'Smart Connect Range' compatible
  • 1 x 195W Solar Panel & 30Amp Regulator
  • Roof Top Digital Amplified TV Antenna
  • 24” Flatscreen TV/DVD Combo on Wall Mounted Bracket
  • CD/Radio Player
  • 2 x Internal Roof Speakers
  • 2 x External Marine Speakers
  • 12 Pin Trailer Plug with Charging and Fridge Cooling Capabilities
  • Stove top/Mini Grill & Full Oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Gas/Electric Hot Water System
  • 3 Way GAS/ELEC AES Fridge 2 Door with Separate Freezer. Tropical Rated & Vented through Roof
  • IBIS 4 Reverse Cycle AC or equivalent Air-Conditioner
  • 12V Rangehood
  • Power Points (2 x Bedroom, 1 x Kitchen, 1 x Lounge, 1 x Ensuite)
  • 240V 15Amp Inlet & 240V 10Amp Outlet - Circuit Breaker & Earth Leakage
  • Safety Dave Reversing Camera and Car Monitor Kit
  • 12V/USB Socket at Kitchen Table & Outside Table
  • TV Coaxial Point at Outside Table
  • LED Entry Light and Grab Handle
  • 12V Fan Hatch to Shower & Toilet
  • 50Amp Anderson Plug
  • Portable Solar Panel Charge Point
  • 1 x 100Amp Battery


  • Flick Mixer Taps – Kitchen and Ensuite - Mains Pressure Water Inlet
  • Waste Water Outlet
  • 2 x Lockable Water Tank Inlet
  • 2 x Up to 95L Water Tanks
  • 2 x 9Kg Gas Bottles with Changeover Selector Tap and Gas Regulator
  • 12V Water Pump
  • Large Deep Bowl Stainless Kitchen Sink with Drainer
  • A-Frame Mains Pressure Tap
  • External Gas Bayonet near Front Tunnel Boot
  • Digital Water Tank Gauges
  • China Vanity to Ensuite
  • Filtered Water Tap at Kitchen Sink
  • Porcelain Bowl Toilet


  • 4” Heavy Duty Chassis, 6” Heavy Duty Chassis on Chassis over 21’6
  • 6" Heavy Duty A-frame to Spring Hangers
  • 2” Raiser on 4” chassis only
  • 205/70/R15 Light Truck & 15” Alloy Wheels. 235/75R15 All Terrains on chassis over 21’6
  • 8” Jockey Wheel
  • Wind Up Jack
  • 50mm Ball Coupling
  • Heavy Duty 3 Arm Bumper
  • Spare Wheel Fitted to Bumper Bar Bolt On
  • Lockable Coupling with Twin Safety Chains
  • 10” Electric Brakes to All Wheels
  • Straight Axles Hollow
  • A-Frame Tap with protector
  • Drop Down Stabilizer Stands
  • Brakesafe Break-Away Safety System
  • Galvanized Wheel Arches
  • Water Tank Stoneguard/s
  • Load Sharing Leaf Spring Suspension
  • Mesh On A-Frame
  • Chassis Mounted Battery

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Tool boxes


BBQ's - External kitchens

Suspension - Wheels - Tyres

Reversing camera

External access hatch doors


Solar, batteries, chargers and inverters

Antenna - Satellite

Hot water services

Plumbing upgrades

Water tanks





All information contained in the above inclusions list is subject to change without notice. Standard features may change due to ongoing product development & availability. Photos are for illustration purposes only and may show some non-standard items or features. Please talk to your dealer.


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