Video Review: JB Caravans Gator-X

By: Tim van Duyl, Photography by: Cam Inniss, Video by: Cam Inniss

JB raised the off-grid capacity and strapped a set of Cruisemaster ATX Airbags to the already-tough Gator, setting our three-day course of High Country madness.


Video Review: JB Caravans Gator-X 

The Gator-X is a traditional caravan made the traditional way but what sets it out is the choice of components and the ability they impart on the caravan. The Gator is not revolutionary in itself, yes it is well equipped and comes with the capacity to keep you off-gird for decent periods of time but its composure offroad is what stands it out from the crowd.



Specifications JB Caravans Gator-X

Priced as tested $82,990

Overall length 7.3m (24ft)
External body length 5.44m (17ft 10in)
External body width 2.3m (7ft 8in)
Travel height 3.1m (10ft 2in)
Internal height 1.98m (6ft 6in)
Tare 2320kg
ATM 2800kg
Payload (calculated) 480kg
Ball weight 197kg


  • Construction Meranti frame, aluminium sandwich panel cladding
  • Chassis SupaGal 4in main, 6in A-frame, 2in raiser
  • Suspension Cruisemaster AXT Air
  • Coupling Cruisemaster DO35
  • Brakes Electric Drum 12in brakes
  • Wheels 16x8in wheels shod with 265/75 R16 Cooper MT
  • Water Twin 95L, 95L (grey)
  • Battery Twin 100Ah Insta-Power lithium
  • Solar Twin 150W
  • Air-conditioner Truma Aventa air-conditioning (reverse cycle)
  • Gas 2x 9kg holders
  • Sway control AL-KO ESC


  • Cooking Swift gas oven and grill, 3x gas and 1x electric burners
  • Fridge Dometic 208L three-way
  • Microwave NEC 25L
  • Bathroom Separate shower and toilet
  • Washing machine Daewoo 2.3kg front loader
  • Hot water Gas 28L Swift

Options fitted

  • None

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