Built to Last
Floor Sandwich Panel Construction
Substantial resources combined with considerable research and expertise has given the distinguishable design for NEWGEN caravans. Each vehicle is light in weight, yet built with an immensely durable floor and body sandwich panels.
Constructed as a single, solid piece, the panel is 42mm thick. Fully welded aluminium frames act as the backbone. Vinyl is bonded as a layer to the 3mm thick fiberglass skin, with an additional layer of 30mm thick XPS high density foam. The finishing touch is the bottom layer of 3mm fiberglass chequer plate, protecting the van from road debris.
The floor is a crucial element in the construction of recreational vehicles. It supports the walls and the internal structures. Strength and rigidity is a priority for a long lasting lifespan of NEWGEN’s caravans.
Each chassis is manufactured inhouse under strict quality control procedures to ensure all welds are of the highest standard. Our chassis are constructed using Duragal rectangular hollow sections, which together with our sandwich panel floors provides a lightweight, high strength and rigid solution.
All Newgen chassis are then painted using an organic zinc-rich silver metallic.
Walls & Roof Sandwich Panel Construction
The walls and roof form the remaining components of the external structure, providing a lightweight, fully insulated and aesthetically pleasing vehicle.
Our walls and roof are constructed by means of single piece 32mm thick sandwich panel, ensuring no gaps for potential water ingress. The aluminium frame is the skeleton to the structure. The internal layer has a 3mm thick fiberglass skin offering a bright interior which is easily cleaned, followed by 25mm thick XPS high density foam, lastly the external layer is another 3mm fiberglass which provides a smooth easily washable great looking exterior, with the added protection against hail.
Independant Suspension Systems
As standard equipment on all Newgen vehicles, we fit Australian Engineered Independent Suspension (IRS)
The System has been thoroughly tested & been proven in tough Australian conditions – from dirt tracks to bitumen freeways, from desert highways to off the path tracks.
NEWGEN offers independent trailing arm off-road suspension with shock absorber components manufactured by Pedder’s. Engineered to be tough! The NEWGEN suspension system is ready to tackle harsh Australian conditions, fitted with Pedders TrakRyder 4×4 heavy duty shock absorbers & Springs, the TrakRyder suspension system has been designed to improve the ride and handling characteristics of NEWGEN off road caravans.
Our cabinets and furniture are manufactured from high quality solid plywood, not MDF. Each panel and cupboard door are glued and screwed together and is laminated with acrylic material chosen from a wide range of colours and styles.
Rounded edges on all doors add a touch of class and feel, complimented with soft closing gas struts and heavy duty handles and latches.
Heavy duty steel drawer runners and drawer sides provide durability, functionality, and long life.
The life source of any RV is the 12V and 240V electrical system. These systems are critical in providing the power needs on any holiday. Safety of the occupants is paramount, so the system must be safeguarded against overload events.
As a trusted partner, all Newgen vehicles are fitted with Projecta Battery Management systems, including fuse box, solar controller, battery charger, water pump switch, hot water cut-off switch and primary load. The majority of the electrical system is grouped together in a single overhead cupboard for ease of access.
All of our vehicles are rigorously inspected by a qualified electrician prior to dispatch and provided with an electrical certificate for your piece of mind.
Standard Safety Inclusions
Your RV is your home away from home, and as such you such have the same expectation of safety. Fitted as standard equipment in all Newgen vehicles is a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm and critical equipment shut off switches.
All Newgen vehicles are designed to perform in a wide range of road conditions, and weight distribution is a critical factor in towing performance.
If the worst were to occur and your caravan detaches from your tow vehicle, an emergency breakaway system will immediately apply the caravan brakes and bring it to a standstill.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is a popular optional accessory on all Newgen vehicles, providing additional towing stability and road handling.
Research and Development
With all our chassis, sandwich panels, fiberglass moulds, furniture and upholstery all manufactured inhouse, strict manufacturing controls are in place to ensure quality and consistency.
To enable this, Newgen has an inhouse design, research and development center. All our vehicles are designed using the last in 3D modelling CAD software, also using finite element analysis (FEA)which is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real world forces, vibration, heat and other physical elements.
Our R&D team is continuously researching and testing new manufacturing methods and the latest products on the market to ensure that Newgen offers the best possible package to our caravanners.
Each van is constructed with Aloplex. Using aluminium frames prevent distortion and promote durability. Implementing Alopex give NEWGEN caravans a streamlined structure with the strongest panels.
The high-density XPS foam in this method reinforce the composite interior and exterior with maximum amount of insulation from Australia’s severest weather conditions for the ultimate hail protection and resistance.
The material and building design ensures each van has the highest quality assurance and consistency.