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  • 39 Ron Parkinson Cres, Caloundra QLD 4551
  • (07) 5390 0300

21 years of Australian design and manufacturing

Australian Off Road has been building strong, reliable camper trailers and caravans since 2000. And with every concept designed, we have pushed the boundaries of innovation to provide our customers with the best Off Road camping experience. AOR is 100% locally owned and operated on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

AOR began when owner Steve Budden was struggling to find a good quality off road camper trailer. He saw it as an exciting challenge to produce a camper that was better than what was available to consumers at the time. Steve set about engineering and designing a true off road camper trailer that was capable of handling all the 4×4 rigors from Cape to Cape and the toughest terrain in-between without breaking. From his garage, Steve commenced building his first off road camper trailer, and how far things have come. From a one-man operation in his garage to an 120 strong workforce in a purpose-built factory and showroom and 2 additional factories covering 8,500m2 on the Sunshine Coast.

Central to Australian Off Road’s reputation for quality is Steve’s commitment to employing only trained tradesmen and women to construct, fit and finish each camper trailer to a quality and standard that is second to none. Owners Steve and Rhonda Budden are still very much involved in the design process and management of the organisation. AOR’s success has been attributed to their vision for a premium off road brand and a strong local workforce committed to taking AOR into the future.

But don’t just take our word for it. If you are in the Sunshine Coast area, book in for a showroom and tour of our factory, so you can witness the construction process used to build the off road super campers and caravans we are so proud of!

Steve Budden – Founder and Director 

AOR Advantages

Our trailers don’t just look great, they work! They handle the worst the outback can give.

Cheaper products copying our designs have a key ingredient missing – they have no heritage! We have tested our trailers for years and refined our designs in many areas that others can’t possibly copy. We have trailers that have done over 200,000km of off road travel and are still going strong.

We keep our designs aesthetically pleasing but functional. Some people say they only want a dirt road van but there is no such thing. It’s either full off road or forget it. There is no such thing as a partial. Our designs are 100% dust proof with sealed fridge vents and heater vents, fully steel shrouded water tanks and full independent suspension with massive dual shock absorber assemblies. Remote camping features other manufacturers can only dream about. These are the benefits of years of testing and improving the brand that is Australian Off Road.

Resale value is often not considered when purchasing an off road camper, supercamper or caravan. We all consider the resale value of our car when making the decision to buy new or second hand, so why not our camper?

AOR products retain the highest residual resale values in the industry. While others may copy our designs and colour schemes they lack our industry leading quality and value for money. Why is this? With our superior quality and exclusivity of our vehicles, you can rest assure your investment maintains its value. This allows you to confidently reinvest in our new products, continue your off road experiences and allow longevity of your dreams.

Being the best is not just a mantra, we walk the walk and we deliver the goods. Most people will upgrade to a second and third new model.

We are a specialized manufacturer, our products are exclusive in the industry and our production lead-time is usually up to six months from order. This makes older well-maintained trailers that are available very valuable items, thus maintaining resale value for owners. This cycle encourages owners to return and have confidence to invest in a new AOR trailer.

All customers are treated to the same high levels of customer service, no exceptions. This extends to our second hand market, who receive the same levels of service our new customers would expect, along with the benefits and services AOR ownership encompasses – 24hr service and warranty hot-line and National service network.

Maximize your buying decision by investing in AOR exclusivity.

Looking to upgrade

Want to upgrade from your old trailer to a new AOR? AOR sales team can help you sell your old trailer if you sign up to purchase new.

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Our dedicated AOR Service and Warranty team with over fifty years’ experience in the repair industry. We can give immediate support over the phone to you or to any of our Service/Warranty Agents thereby getting you on the road sooner with the best support and outcome possible.

Experience the convenience of our unique 12 months Australia-Wide parts and labour warranty and three year chassis warranty backed by our service network that is second to none.  Genuine AOR parts are used whenever required.

Every AOR product is built to exceptional Standards and all AOR products go through our unique Multi-Stage Quality Processing.

No other manufacturer can match this level of service and peace of mind.

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Our sales staff are here to support you and answer all your questions but talking with an owner in your area can often also be arranged. We have many dedicated enthusiasts in most areas willing to meet you and show you how they selected the options and features that make our trailers work so well.

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AOR has an established Research and Development Department to assist you to achieve your dream camper or caravan. We are continuously working on innovative designs and even make it possible for you to create your own. With our extensive knowledge and experience, the AOR team will assist you in customising your high-quality trailer or caravan according to you and your family’s personal needs.

The first design was the legendary Odyssey that went on to become Camper Trailer of the Year in 2011, a camper that has become the benchmark by which others are judged. AOR also designed the first Supercampers in Australia, the original Quantum and more recently the Matrix, Aurora and Quantum Plus and Sierra range which have become industry benchmark trailers and caravans.

Read AOR’s buyers checklist and discover how we stand out.

Australian Off Road is known as one of the top innovators in the industry but we are also at the top of the quality ladder due to our respect for the Innovation process. This is one of the cornerstones of our business and is one of the reasons you can have confidence in our remarkable products.

AOR is a member of the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Association of Australia – is the peak body for Australia’s RV manufacturing industry and represents over 90% of major Australian RV manufacturers.

It represents the industry in the key areas of ensuring high production standards, supporting initiatives in training and technology development, and engaging at a national level with government and regulators on policies and regulations affecting the RV manufacturing industry.

RVM Australia’s accreditation programs require all RVs produced by members to comply fully with all safety regulations, including Australian Design Rules and Australian Standards. All members are audited by the association regularly to ensure they comply with all the relevant standards. Our membership is voluntary and is a cost to our business but, what does this mean for our customers?

It means that when you are shopping for a new recreational vehicle this badge gives you peace of mind. You can be secure in the knowledge that those manufacturers proudly displaying the RVMA badge comply with all Safety Standards, Government Regulations and Australian Standards. There are many cheaper trailers and imports on the market; the RVMA badge is there to protect your investment.

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Take only photographs, leave only footprints
Travel consciously, our trailers minimise environmental impacts.

Our unique “Nomad” toilet system
Take your toilet wastes with you to dump at a council dump point.

Our water storage systems
Travel remote for extended periods with up to 300L of freshwater.

Solar capacity
Stay in remote areas with self-sufficient solar.

Weight and width
The laminated high-tensile steel chassis and aluminum and fiberglass body construction minimise the weight to maximize fuel economy. Tracking behind your 4WD minimises the impact on track conditions.

Take your rubbish with you
Environmentally friendly garbage storage bag attached to spare wheel covers.

Firewood
Bring your own firewood in our firewood storage rack.

Manufacturing waste
From laser and water cut components to recycling, our systems are designed to minimize our waste.

Our 100 strong workforce consists of a mix of

  • School based apprentices that we employ through the Queensland Government’s GenR8 youth engagement program.
  • Apprentices – gaining their engineering certificate specializing in sheet metal fabrication.
  • Roles in administration, sales, marketing, drafting, safety, warehousing and logistics.
  • Fully qualified tradesmen and women with upholstery, manufacturing trades and detailing skills.
  • Highly trained professionals who efficiently run the organization from a management level.

We have worked hard to achieve an open dialogue between all departments and staff. This helps us to maintain a transparent understanding of the businesses operations at all times. It also has a ripple effect through the high-end quality of our products and future growth opportunities.

We can also conduct factory escorted tours through the centre of our state-of-the-art Lean Manufacturing Production Facility, which is fully endorsed and accredited by the RVMAA, our industry peak governing body. Here you will see the trailers being assembled by some of our 80 plus dedicated tradespeople. You will see the craftsmanship and professional expertise that have made AOR famous throughout the industry.

There are many sections that make AOR function as a well-oiled unit. You will be shown through the fabrication area where all our chassis, suspension and external framing are constructed, the component manufacturing area where we mass produce and quality control the hundreds of parts that make our trailers so unique. Our huge assembly area and build lines allow you to inspect the various phases of assembly. This is really where you will witness and appreciate what makes a great trailer.

Also situated in this area is our very busy Servicing Section where we have a steady flow of trailers booked in from all over Australia for service and upgrades. Any warranty issues are also attended to here. Our facility also houses our Insurance repair section where we restore to original condition using factory AOR parts and build practices the damaged trailers that are freighted to us from Australia wide. Our trailers are also almost unique in the industry in being amongst a small number of caravans that can actually be repaired as they are not made from lightweight timber. Most insurance companies are happy to freight directly to our factory for our original repairs.

Externally we have provided ample parking for your showroom visit or your van servicing.

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Our mission

Quality, Innovation, Community, After sales service.

The foundation of AOR. Our actions and best business practices are built on these principles. Every aspect of AOR relates directly to one or more of these principles. We are constantly monitoring to ensure we exceed our own goals.

QUALITY

The best of the best

The quest for a quality product and quality work practices is ingrained. From the colours we carefully select to the materials we use, our trailers are designed to be beautiful. When you sit in our trailers you relax because everything fits so beautifully. This feeling stays with you during ownership and beyond. In a quality product, form is used to enhance but not intrude on how an object functions. It’s easy to make ugly, it costs more to achieve simplicity in function and beauty in form.

INNOVATION

The creative heart of the off-road industry

We are leading innovators in the industry. Everyone innovates the products they produce, but innovation must be tightly controlled. It must be accomplished in baby steps followed by rigorous testing and implementation of new production systems to support the manufacturing processes otherwise quality will suffer.

AFTER SALES SERVICE

Have complete confidence, we back our product.

With three AOR Service Centers and an Australia wide network of over 50 approved service agents, you can have complete confidence travelling in the toughest elements. Every new AOR comes with a 12-month parts and labor warranty and a promise that your new trailer is free from workmanship or material defects. The chassis comes with an extended 5-year warranty.

COMMUNITY

Stay connected, share insights

With a range of channels to stay in touch, we regularly update our online presence including our websites and social media. Our Owners Forum is a great way to get involved in the community. An invaluable platform to ask questions and gain insights from vastly experienced owners. From setting up your tow vehicle to looking for the best camping spot, our Owners Forum covers almost every topic.

The history of AOR

Australian Off Road has been building strong, reliable camper trailers and caravans since 2000. And with every concept designed, we have pushed the boundaries of innovation to provide our customers with the best Off Road camping experience.

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