Small Caravans

Small Caravans

If you're looking for a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-tow camper for couples or solo adventuring, Leader offers the following selection of small caravans for sale.

Leader Gold LE

Up to 6 Up to 6
Semi off-road Semi off-road
Toilet* Toilet*
Shower* Shower*
Laundry* Laundry*

When it comes to small caravans, the Leader Gold LE is as convenient as it gets. This compact, semi-off-road caravan is built especially for camping in Australia without sacrificing comfort.

Leader Xpedition

Up to 6 Up to 6
Off-road Off-road
Toilet Toilet
Shower Shower
Laundry* Laundry*

Our most compact off-road caravan is the Xpedition 14'6 MY20; while it may be small in size, it is big on features and fully equipped with all the amenities of home as you explore remote areas of Australia.

Leader knows how important it is to travel light, so we've made two small, lightweight caravan models that can be pulled by a wide range of vehicles over rough terrain.

The small floor space of these modern small caravans is made up for by their luxurious interiors, high-quality appliances, and strong construction. Because they take up less space, you can generally store your new small caravan in a normal suburban garage when it's not in use.

FAQ’s

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Do you manufacture small caravans with a shower and toilet?

We do! You've come to the right place to buy a small caravan that is stylish, modern and caters for one or two people with a bathroom on board.

Leader's two small caravan models both have smartly designed bathrooms that make the most of the small amount of space they have without sacrificing the quality of the amenities. Our caravan bathroom has a ceramic swivelling toilet, a ceramic ensuite basin, a one-piece moulded shower, and an extra-large 28lt stainless steel gas/electric hot water system with in-cabin ignition.

Do your small caravans have a kitchen?

Yes, our smartly designed, compact caravan kitchen has all the high-end small-living appliances you need to cook like you're at home while camping. Your small Leader caravan has a fully integrated kitchen with drawers, a sink, a 23lt microwave, a 188lt double door fridge, a flush-mounted vented range hood, a full oven with a grill, and a 3 gas/1 electric cooktop with a Laminex cover to maximise bench space when not in use.

What size vehicle can tow a small caravan?

When buying a small caravan, it's important to know how much your vehicle can pull, as stated by the manufacturer. Check your vehicle's owner's manual or the manufacturer's website to make sure you know how much you can tow. It's important to remember that the capacities of vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions and with gasoline or diesel engines are often different.

You'll also need to know what your vehicle's maximum towball load is, which will limit your choices for a caravan. The most a vehicle can pull is limited by the lowest capacity part of its towing set-up, such as the towbar, the towball, or the vehicle pulling it. Towballs must have a rating stamped on them, and that rating must not be exceeded. On towbars, both the overall capacity and the download capacity are marked, and neither one should be exceeded.

For example, your car may be able to legally pull up to 2100 kg, but it may only have a towbar that can pull 1200 kg. In that case, you can't tow more than 1200kg. Look for a plate or label attached to the towbar that says who made it and how much weight it can hold. Check the owner's manual for the maximum allowable Gross Combined Mass (GCM), which is the maximum weight of the car and van with all their contents. To make sure this GCM limit isn't exceeded, add the vehicle's total recommended mass (GVM) to the potential caravan's Aggregate Trailer Mass. (ATM).

Lastly, when it comes to regulations about how much you can pull behind your car, check the owner's manual to see how much weight your rear axle can hold. If you are pulling a trailer and also have a lot of heavy stuff in the back of your car, you could overload the back axle. This is dangerous and against the law.

The smaller your caravan, the more vehicles you might be able to use to pull it.

Four-cylinder cars with 2L engines or more can usually pull trailers weighing between 1000kg and 1200kg, as long as the manufacturer's ratings for the car and towbar are high enough.

Some sedans and wagons with six cylinders or eight cylinders can pull lightweight single-axle campers and caravans that weigh up to 1700 kg without any trouble.

Many medium to large 4WDs can pull trailers that weigh up to 2500kg before they become too heavy.

There aren't many vehicles that can tow three tonnes or more, but Ford F250s and LandCruisers do a great job in this category.

Just remember that when you're getting ready to tow a small caravan on vacation, you should go to the nearest weighbridge to check the caravan's loaded weight with full water tanks and all your gear to make sure it doesn't weigh more than what your vehicle can tow.

Where can I view or buy a small caravan built by Leader?

You can view new and used Leader small caravans Australia-wide in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

You can talk to our dealers about trading in your pre-loved caravan for a Leader or get advice on the many interior layout configurations available to customise your small caravan to suit your needs.

Click here to find your nearest Leader small caravan dealership.

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