AnswerID: 454746 Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 20:04
I can answer your question. We bought a 17ft pop top Blue Sky caravan from Bellarine Caravans in Geelong in mid 2008. Since then we have used it on 2 major trips - one to Perth
and up to Broome
and return (about 15,000km) and last year to Darwin
and across to Port Douglas and home down the QLD coast
back to Melbourne
(similar distance to trip one). We have also done a few smaller trips around Victoria
The dealer was excellent and the van has been fantastic. I have been towing caravans around Oz for over 30 years and this has been the best van by far. Build quality is excellent and we have had no problems with any part of the van. No rattles or leaks, all secure and working well.
Cupboard and storage space is very good, layout is functional and very comfortable, items supplied (fridge, microwave oven, stove, lights etc) are all of excellent quality. It's a dream to tow (I have a turbo diesel Prado) - smooth and very stable.
Hope that helps. Any specific questions or queries - just ask.
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FollowupID: 727628 Submitted:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 20:21
Thanks for the info, that;s what i want to hear! from someone who has 'got one' and his honest opinion, my ref, to above thread related to the manufacturer [ and his handling of his previous brand [ Fusion ] not the dealer who i have spoken to and seems to be a pretty good type of bloke, but i was worried about what type of back-up the Dealer would get, from the Manufacturer if problems did arise ??
However if the van is good to start with, then it does not matter. as there should be no Major drama;s Thank you for your input dazren
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FollowupID: 727654 Submitted:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 22:48
Member - Hayjude (NSW) posted:
thanks to all who replied. Same as dazren, needed to hear from someone who has had dealings with the caravan and/or manufacturer. Sister and brother in law checked out the caravan we were interested in and gave it a good report. We are looking at travelling to Geelong at the end of July to check it out and if all goes well will order one. No deposit until then. Thanks everyone and safe travels.
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FollowupID: 729291 Submitted:
Friday, Jun 03, 2011 at 14:49
Justin JB posted:
Hi, I used to work in a caravan dealership in Queensland
selling Blue Sky Caravans so I know quite a bit about them. The company is run by a man called Chandra and he builds a very good quality caravan at a good price. After sales service was a little below average though. To clear it up as well, Blue Sky has absolutely no connection with any other manufacturer such as Paradise or Fusion (which is a model made by Imperial Caravans).
I now work for a factory located in Craigieburn, JB Caravans, selling caravans directly to the public. A lot of our workers, including the former foreman used to work at Blue Sky so our build quality and style is almost identical. We are located at 309 Hume Hwy, we have a classified listing here on ExplorOz and a few caravans for sale on Ebay at wholesale prices. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call on 0412 459 091
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FollowupID: 729887 Submitted:
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 11:56
Thanks for all that info.
I have ordered a Blue Sky Woodland Off Road version, hopefully delivered end July.
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