Highlander Off Road

Because a ‘Tough-As’ caravan should still look damn good.

Think style, think luxury and expect genuine toughness to take you where you want to go, then think the Essential Highlander Offroad Caravan.

Highlander Offroad


The Highlander is a tough looking off road caravan with all the gear to get you there & back!

Riding on a 6" off road Australian built chassis with 2" riser and 16" Alloy Wheels & Mud Tyres, the Highlander has ample ground clearance.

Combine this with front, rear & high-side silver checker plating & tough composite front, rear and sides, the Highlander is a tough and sleek looking offroad caravan.

The Highlander is finished off with a stone deflector forward of the large toolbox, complete with generator slide and jerry can holders.


While the Highlander is built to take the hits, it oozes with comfort & luxury inside Full CNC cut solid ply doors and piano hinging throughout provides strength without unwanted weight.

Practical bench heights, extra large and stylish double-glazed tinted windows with integrated midgee screens and blockout blinds, and 6'8" interior ceiling height all contribute to the breezy and open feel of the Highlander interior.


Riding on an Australian-built steel 6"chassis with an extra 2" riser, the Highlander has a strong foundation. Extra strength is provided by the 6" Heavy Duty A-Frame which extends all the way back to the suspension mounts. The rough ride is cushioned by the Offroad Alpha Extreme suspension which consists of a heavy trailing arm, coil and dual shock to each wheel.

Electrical & Plumbing

The Essential Highlander comes equipped with 200AH of Heavy duty battery power, 390watts of roof top solar and also features a convenient external solar input plug.

Batteries are chassis mounted and protected in steel boxes. As with all Essential caravans, the battery management system and charger are all lithium compatible.

Monitoring of battery, power and water supply is conveniently done through the on-board Trek digital display.

Between 210 litres & 310litres of fresh water storage is standard, depending on the size of your Highlander, and grey water can be stored in the standard grey tank.

Beam to beam checkerplate protection protects all tanks under floor.

Conveniences such as Full Gas/Electric Oven, a large gas/electric hot water system and drinking water filtration are just some of the many conveniences & comforts to enjoy.

Van 1 - 18'6"
Van 1 - 18'8"
Van 2-1 - 19'
Van 4 - 19'8"
Van 5-1 - 20'6"
Van 5-2 - 20'6"
Van 6 - 21"
Van 6-1 - 21'
Van 7 Club - 21'6"
Van 7 - 21'6" Recliner
Van 8 Club - 21'10"
Van 8 - 21'10"
Van 9 - 21'10"
Van 10 - 22'10"
Van Family 2 - 21'
Van Family 2-5 - 21'10"
Van Family 2-6 - 21'10"


  • Premium Vinyl Flooring
  • Smoke Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • One Piece Bonded Plywood Floor
  • Lift Up Under Bed Storage (Not standard on Single Bed models)
  • 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 or Single Beds
  • Internal Roof Height of 6’8”
  • Large Mirror in Ensuite
  • Full height mirror to shower door
  • Large Stylish Grab Handle on Entry Wall at Door (Where available)
  • Stylish Positive Locking European Door Latches with Soft Open Gas Struts
  • Smooth Glide Drawers on Metal Runners
  • Tri-Fold Café Table or L-Shaped Lounge
  • Plush Upholstery with Side Swabs to Dinette
  • Separate Shower & Toilet Ensuite with Glass Door Shower
  • Full Height Linen Cupboard to Ensuite with Single Drawer above External Generator Compartment (not available in Van 2-1, Van 10, Family 2, Family 2-5, Family 2-6) Internal Linen cupboard and external generator compartment to Van F2-6
  • 2 x Single Towel Rails and Toilet Roll Holder
  • Bed Head Padding
  • LED Strip Lighting, OHC – Lounge Kitchen area only
  • Drop Down Doors to Inner Seats
  • Wardrobe Cutouts with 240v Plug & USB
  • Piano Hinges Cupboards
  • Lift Up Padded Footrests


  • Fully Insulated Roof and Walls with Meranti Timber Frame (Gold Batt Fibreglass to Roof and Styrofoam to Walls)
  • One piece Fibreglass Roof
  • Quality Roll Out Awning
  • Double Glazed Push Out European Style Windows & Integrated Blinds with ‘Midge Proof’ Flyscreens
  • Black External Trim
  • Front window with Protector Shade (Van 8 only)
  • Fully Galvanised Generator Compartment (not available in Van 2-1, Van 10, Van 2F,Van 2-5F)
  • Silver Checker Plate Front, Sides & Rear
  • Smooth Aluminium Composite Paneling to Front, Sides & Rear
  • Security Mesh Locking Door 2 Radius Cnr Main Door
  • 2 x Mini Roof Skylights with Blind & Flyscreen 1 in bedroom + 1 in Lounge (Single Axle Vans 1 x Skylight Only)
  • Quality Metal Grab Handles to each Corner of Van
  • External Large Fold Down Picnic Table
  • Checkerplate Door Entry Surround
  • Wheel Spats
  • Aluminium Step


  • LED External Clearance, Side and Tail Lights
  • 1 x External LED Annexe Bug Mode Light
  • LED Worklights front, rear & off-side
  • 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
  • 2 x 100Amp DC Batteries
  • 2 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 & Fridge Cooling Capabilities
  • 3 Way GAS/ELEC AES Fridge 2 Door with Separate Freezer. Tropical Rated & Vented through Roof (2 Door Compressor Fridge - Standard in Van 8 only)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Gas/Electric Hot Water System
  • IBIS Air Command MK4 Reverse Cycle A/C or equivalent A/C
  • 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
  • Reversing Camera and Car Monitor Kit
  • 12V/USB Socket at Kitchen Table and Outside Table
  • TV Coaxial Point at Outside Table
  • LED Entry Light and Grab Handle
  • 12V Fan Hatch to Shower & Toilet
  • Top Load Washing Machine (Van 9 fitted with Front Load WM only) (W/M not standard in Family models)
  • 50Amp Anderson Plug
  • Portable Solar Charge Point


  • Flick Mixer Taps – Kitchen and Ensuite
  • Mains Pressure Water Inlet
  • Waste Water Outlet
  • 2 x Lockable Water Tank Inlet
  • 3 x up to 95lt water tanks (except single axle & Van 2-1)
  • Brass manifold Tank Isolating Taps
  • 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
  • Grey Water Tank
  • Checker Plate Protection to Water Tanks
  • Porcelain Bowl Toilet


  • Supagal Australian Made Chassis
  • 6” Heavy Duty Chassis
  • 2 " Chassis Riser below 6" Main Chassis Rails
  • 265/75R16 Mud Tyres & 16" Alloy Rims
  • Galvanised Wheel Arches - Checkerplate Wheel Spats
  • 8” Jockey Wheel
  • Wind Up Jack and Wheel Brace
  • D035 Recessed Hitch Coupling
  • Heavy Duty 3 Arm Bumper
  • Spare Wheel Fitted to Bumper Bar
  • Twin Safety Chains
  • 12" Electric Drum Brakes to all wheels
  • A-Frame Tap with Protection
  • Drop Down Stabilizer Jack Legs
  • Break-Away Safety System
  • Galvanised Wheel Arches
  • Water Tank Checker Plate Protection
  • Alpha Extreme Duty Dual Shock, Coil & Trailing Arm Off Road Suspension 3.7T
  • Alpha ‘Extreme Duty’ Twin Shock 2.7T Ind. Suspension (Single Axle Vans ONLY)
  • Large Jockey Wheel Clamp
  • Batteries Chassis Mounted (offside)
  • Extended A frame
  • Large Toolbox with Jerry Can Holders, Generator slide (one side-opening door & Top lid access)
  • Deflector Stone Guard on A-Frame
  • Beam to Beam Checkerplate plumbing protection

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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.

Essential Off Road and Semi Off Road range of caravans and also including ‘Upgraded Independent Suspension Touring caravans, have been designed and constructed to give added strength and ground clearance, For limited unsealed road usage. Gas venting regulations and other construction restraints limit the effectiveness of these caravans against dust and water penetration. Under no circumstances should these caravans be exposed to water crossings at, or above, body floor level. Essential Caravans strongly recommend towing at a safe speed according to travel conditions with extra care and attention required on uneven surfaces. Essential Caravans off-road caravans are not designed for hard impact or heavy landings or severely rutted roads or tracks. C-Class Semi Off Road and Off Road Models are not designed for any surface other than sealed or graded gravel and graded dirt roads. Under no circumstances are Semi Off Road models to be taken over severe corrugations or rutted roads. Off Road and Semi Off Road Essential Caravans are not designed for use on ‘Four Wheel Drive Only’ tracks under any circumstances.


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