Hawley’s Put Ningaloo Through it’s Paces
When Alan and Helen Hawley of Albany were looking for a new van in 2012, they were looking for a van that needed to be;
Not too heavy (under 3000kgs) for their D Max
Not too long (no more that 19 foot)
Off road capable
Toilet and Shower
Good Loading capacity (800kgs) to prevent overloading
Totally self contained without a generator
So in Helen’s words , “After researching all different makes of this type of caravan we found Explorex on the Internet and after talking to Greg the Ningaloo ticked all the boxes. We checked it out on a visit to Perth and the decision was made as soon as we looked at it.
In 2014 we thought we would put it through its paces. From home we went via the Wheatbelt to Kalbarri. From Kalbarri we travelled:
Mullewa Carnarvon Road
Dalgety Downs Landor Road
Landor Mt Augustus Road
Dooley Downs Road
Ashburton Downs Meekatharra Road
Ashburton Downs Road
To Paraburdoo and Tom Price
From Tom Price around Hamersley Mt Bruce Road
Nanutarra Munjina Road
“Included in this was approx. 1200 Kms of loose gravel, corrugations, sand, mud, heavy stones, lots of washouts, deep sharp dips and crests, river crossings and red dust.
The caravan handled all these conditions unbelievably well and followed behind the Isuzu D-max with ease. We are very pleased with the performance of the van and it has created quite a bit of interest amongst fellow travellers.
The after sales service that we have received in the past 18 months has been fantastic and any little problems that have arisen have been sorted out promptly and with as little inconvenience as possible.
So after 15 months and approximately 15 000 kms, we have had an excellent run out of our van, with an all but trouble free run. Explorex today have replaced the six bolts holding our table leg, and that is our maintenance to date! “