Rio Caravans is an up and coming manufacturer based in Australia ’ s caravan manufacturing capital : Campbellfield , Vic . Operating out of an unassuming factory filled with vans under construction , Rio Caravans has been at it for about seven years .
The company , which also operates Great Alpine Caravans , has an emphasis on customisation . However , numerous designs are available ‘ off the shelf ’. One such design is the semi-offroad 21ft 6in Rio Escape bunk van .
Our Rio Escape had a timehonoured layout featuring a rear kids ’ bedroom , with three bunks on the offside , a separate ensuite on the nearside , an amidships offside kitchen with adjacent dinette , and main bedroom in the nose . Because it offers distinct zones for the kids and the parents , with a curtain for privacy in the rear bedroom , it ’ s an excellent family layout .
I noticed that despite three bunks being fitted , each had a generous amount of head room , while the bunks themselves were of a decent size . It is available with two bunks instead .