The staff at the Masterpiece stand were incredibly knowledgeable about their vans and that made such a difference to our decision to purchase also. They could answer all the questions we had and nothing was too much trouble. We wanted to have 2 recliner chairs in our van instead of the café seating, no problems they said, not “you can’t do that or we’ll have to check if we can.” We ordered our van from Simply Caravans in Yarrawonga and had a fantastic factory tour where we saw our van being built. It arrived in May of this year and after a quick weekend away to test everything out we needed a couple of adjustments made so contacted the factory. We dealt with Ryan Lake who was very helpful and also met Remon, Bobi and the beautiful Luisa! Everyone at the factory made us very welcome and the minor adjustments were dealt with straight away and to our satisfaction.
We headed off for a 5 months trip mainly around Queensland, visiting many small coastal towns that we hadn’t stopped at before. We went as far north as Endeavour Falls, just north of Cooktown but ran out of time to do Cape York (will be on the bucket list for another time). We then headed inland and enjoyed some station stays, pub camps and visited many smaller towns that welcome travellers warmly. Some notable places were Pinnarendi Station, Einsaleigh Pub, Bonadio RV and Nature Park, Yungaburra, Babinda Rotary Park. We even camped overnight at the Mareeba Drive-In, saw 2 latest release movies, had dinner, a few drinks and slept in our van there!