Our Company

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We understand your needs because like you, we live and breathe the Caravan and RV lifestyle. Our mission is to help you enjoy Australia your way...


The Australian Caravan Company was founded in 1978 and was acquired in 1985 by Wayne and Kay Rohde, the current owners. From the outset, Wayne & Kay infused their business with a love for sharing the great Australian outdoors. This tradition continues today as a new generation leads the family business.

30 Years of Growth

An opportunity arose in 1990 to become part of the Jayco group of distributors. This was the beginning of a successful partnership that saw Wayne sell more Jayco’s in his first year than any other dealer in the country.

The business continued to grow until larger premises were needed and in 2001 the Australian Caravan Company acquired the present day ‘Superyard’ site at 820 South Road Edwardstown. Our Superyard now hosts the largest display of new and used quality Jayco campervans, pop tops, caravans, motor homes & new Frontline Campervans in South Australia.

In January 2011 we relocated the Australian Caravan’s Service Department to a larger site at 108 Daw’s Rd Melrose Park. At the same time we moved our accessories showroom “All RV Parts & Accessories” to the same location but a much larger showroom.

Today, almost half of all new RV’s sold are Jayco. Australian Caravans offers you South Australia’s best range of caravans and RVs and you have the added security of dealing with one of the state’s largest retailer.

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Secrets of Success

Over 30 years of service to the RV community (and a 20 year association with Jayco) has earned the Australian Caravan Co a reputation for quality, value for money and ensuring customers get the most from their RV experience.

RV owners appreciate our loyal and experienced sales and support team that is passionate about the fantastic products and associated lifestyle that’s on offer. Our service includes helping you choose the right RV for your needs, being ready with expert advice and keeping your ‘investment’ in top working order.

Nearly half our new sales come from existing customers who are looking to trade up to a new Jayco model which shows just how important your satisfaction is to the Australian Caravan Co.

What’s more, your decision to buy a Jayco is a guarantee you’ll get a great resale price when your holiday requirements change and it’s time to sell.

The Next Generation

The family tradition and values continue today as Matt and Michelle Slee (formerly Michelle Rohde) are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Adelaide’s only Jayco distributorship.