So Why Sunland?
The above summarises what we got for a sub $100k caravan, but why a Sunland caravan? The Sunland Patriot (now reborn as the Phoenix for 2019) is one of the most recognisable vans on the Highways and back tracks of Australia with it’s (usually) distinctive Aussie Flag logo. That logo is still available and we could have had that on our Blue Heeler but opted for the artwork map by indigenous artist Jimmy Deen.
The Blue Heeler was first introduced by Sunland in 2005 and has now been re-introduced as their compact off road van in the range and at a price point where many more manufacturers are now trying to compete with so called “off road” models. The things which stand out for us in buying Sunland are:
Reputation for quality build almost entirely in house including chassis
The inclusion of the facilities and features that we wanted
Longevity of manufacture (well over 15 years)
Warranty of 5 years on build and 20 years on chassis
Weight and Payload – an outstanding 1100kg of payload on our van, without compromising strength
After Sales Service and Support well documented by customers
Value for money compared with other vans at the same price point when including all of the above.