Our amazing Jayco Expanda, otherwise known as Sidney, is the largest van that we have. He is compact with a spacious interior and is super easy to set up. All you have to do is pop his legs down, raise the roof, pull out the beds and you’re good to go.

He sleeps six comfortably, which includes a queen and double bed and two single bunks. He also contains all the mod cons you’d expect, including inner sprung mattresses to the main beds, a roof mounted dual air conditioner/heater for those hot days and cool nights, a massive 153 litre fridge/freezer, quality appliances and heaps of storage.

In addition to make your trip even easier, he contains a bathroom with a toilet and hot shower. What more could you possibly need.


  • Power Supply; 12V (240 from external source)
  • Battery: 100 Ah Battery
  • 120w Solar Panel with regulator
  • Roof mounted heating/Air conditioning
  • Beds: 1 x Queen, 1 x Double, 2 x Single
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • 3 way Fridge/Freezer – 153 litres
  • 4 burner cooktop with built-in griller
  • Gas bottle: 1 x 9 kilos
  • Water Tanks: 2 x 80 litres
  • Continuous Gas Hot Water System
  • Shower with exhaust fan
  • Fire Extinguisher: Yes
  • Microwave: Yes
  • Roll out awning with LED strip
  • TV/DVD Player (Available for hire)
  • Awning Walls (Available for hire)
  • Camping Table (Available for hire)
  • Camping Bed (Available for hire)
  • Kayak (Available for hire)


  • Body Length: 5619mm
  • Travel length: 7190mm
  • Open Length: 7977mm
  • Width: 2470mm
  • Travel Height: 2450mm
  • Interior Height: 2115mm
  • Towball Weight: 158kg
  • Tare Weight: 1846kg
  • Minimum Tow Vehicle: 2200kg

sid-providing-much-needed-shadeJayco Expanda, Sid

Sid is on his way!

How much does it cost to hire a caravan?

We have different rates, depending upon which van you choose. Our prices are as follows:

  • Jayco Journey 15ft ‘Joan’ $105 per day ($125 per day in school holidays)
  • Jayco Journey 17ft ‘Kenneth’ $110 per day ($130 per day in school holidays)
  • Jayco Expanda 17ft ‘Sidney’ $115 per day ($135 per day in school holidays)

These prices include gas and insurance, there are no hidden costs.

How much deposit do I need to pay to secure a booking?

You will need to pay 25% of the cost of the booking.

When do I need to pay the balance?

The balance is due in full 14 days before you collect your caravan.

What documents do I need to provide to book?

In order to secure your booking you will need to complete the last two pages of the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and provide a copy of your driver’s licence.

Is there a minimum hire period?

The minimum hire period during school holidays is 14 days (7 days in December/January school holidays) and the minimum hire period outside school holidays is 3 days.

Can I extend the rental during the hire period?

We will make every effort to accommodate an extension to your hire if the caravan is available.

What size car do I need to tow the caravans?

The 15 ft caravan ‘Joan’ weighs 1580 kilos unloaded and has a tow ball weight of 140 kilos. To allow for the weight of the contents you need to make sure that your car can tow 1900 kilos and has a tow ball weight capacity of 140 kilos.

The 17 ft caravan ‘Kenneth’ weighs 1917 kilos unloaded and has a Tow ball weight of 170 kilos. To allow for the weight of the contents you need to make sure that your car can tow 2200 kilos and has a tow ball weight capacity of 170 kilos.

The Expanda ‘Sidney’ weighs 1846 kilos unloaded and has a tow ball weight of 158 kilos. To allow for the weight of the contents you need to make sure that your car can tow 2200 kilos and has a tow ball weight capacity of 160 kilos.

Do I need a brake controller on my car whilst towing the caravan?

Yes, this is required by law. If you don’t have electric brakes fitted to your car you can hire a portable electric breaking system from us for $50 per hire.

How old do I have to be to hire your caravan?

The minimum age is 25.

Who pays for the insurance of the caravan while it is on hire?

When you hire our caravans we pay the insurance cover. Our vans have full comprehensive and public liability insurance. However, you are required to have comprehensive insurance for the towing vehicle listed on the Terms and Conditions. Your personal items are not covered on the caravan insurance. If we need to claim through insurance your excess will be $1000.

Is there any reason the insurance wouldn’t cover me?

Yes, see the driver qualifications in the terms and conditions document.

Booking form and Terms – August 2022

Do the caravans have awning walls?

Yes. If you would like to hire them, the cost is $50 per hire.

How much is the bond and what does it cover?

The bond is $1,000. See the terms and conditions below for a list of what the bond will cover.

Booking form and Terms – August 2022

When do I need to pay the bond?

The bond needs to be paid 3 days before you collect the caravan.

When will I get my bond back?

We will give you back your bond within three (3) days of the caravan being returned undamaged and in a clean and tidy condition, inside and out.

Do the caravans include a fridge?

Yes, they all come fitted with a 3-way fridge/freezer that runs on electric or gas.

Do the caravans have a battery?

Yes, they all come fitted with a 100-amp deep cycle battery.

Do the caravans have water tanks?

Yes, they all come fitted with an 80 litre underfloor water tank. The Expanda ‘Sidney’ has 2 x 80 litre water tanks).

Do the caravans have a toilet and shower?

Our Expanda ‘Sidney’ has a toilet and shower.

Does the toilet cartridge need cleaning in Sidney?

Yes. If the toilet cartridge is not emptied and cleaned a fee of $200 will be deducted from the bond.

I’ve never hired a caravan before, what do I need to know?

Don’t worry, we will give you a full demonstration of how to put up and down the caravan on collection. We also send you videos prior to collection and have a full instruction manual in the vans in case you forget. We are also always available and happy to help if you need to ask further questions on 0434 869196 (Nick) or 0434 871950 (Helen).

Can I take my pet in the caravans?

No. We don’t allow pets in the caravans as we would like to keep them in excellent condition for all our customers.

Can I smoke in the caravans?

No. We don’t allow smoking in the caravans as we would like to keep them in excellent condition for all our customers.

Do I need to clean the caravan before I return it?

Yes, the caravans should be returned in the same condition they were taken. If extra cleaning is required after the caravan is returned, the cost will be deducted from your bond.

Can I take the caravans off road?

The caravans are designed and built to go on sealed bitumen roads. Taking them off-road may forfeit some or all of your bond.

What kitchen equipment is included in the hire?

The caravans will contain crockery and cutlery for 6, pans, utensils, kettle (Electric and hob) and toaster.

Do you have any other camping equipment that I could hire to go with the caravan?

Yes, the following are available to rent:

Towing mirrors $20 per hire
Electric braking system $50 per hire
Generator $100 per hire
Solar Panels $50 per hire
TV/DVD Player $25 per hire
Awning walls $50 per hire
Outdoor floor matting $20 per hire
Outdoor Table and Benches (seats 4) $20 per hire
Weber Baby Q and gas bottle $60 per hire
Canvas Storage Unit $20 per hire
Outdoor kitchen table and storage $20 per hire
Petrol and Diesel Containers $10 per hire
Coffee Machine and milk frother $20 per hire

Are the caravans covered for roadside assistance?

No. It is the hirer’s responsibility to arrange roadside assistance to include the recovery of the caravans.

Watch this handy video on how to set up Sidney

Kitchen Cleaning and Journey Accessories
  • BBQ Spatula
  • BBQ Tongs
  • Bowls x 8
  • Cups (plastic) x 6
  • Cushions x 2
  • Electric kettle
  • Electric toaster
  • Fry pan (Large and Small)
  • Grater
  • Handle for grill
  • Knives – sharp (large and small)
  • Knives x 8, forks x 8, spoons x 8, and tea spoons x 8
  • Ladle
  • Masher
  • Mattress protector x 4
  • Metal tray and wire rack
  • Microwave bowl
  • Mugs x 6
  • Non-electric kettle
  • Pan – Small – no lid
  • Pan – Medium and Small – with lids
  • Peeler
  • Plates – Large x 8
  • Plates – Small x 8
  • Salad Bowl
  • Scissors
  • Serving spoon
  • Sieve
  • Sink cover/chopping board
  • Sink Drainer
  • Sink plug
  • Spatula
  • Step ladders
  • Tin opener
  • Wine glasses x 2
  • 15 to 10amp connector
  • Awning securing ropes
  • Awning ties
  • Chocks x 2
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Dust pan and brush
  • Electric cable
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Gas canister
  • Instruction manual
  • Jack and 2 winders
  • Legs winding handle
  • Long handled brush
  • Pegs x 4
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Tow ball lock
  • Waste water pipe
  • Water pipe

Make an enquiry now!

We’d love to hear from you. If the dates you want appear to be unavailable below, please contact us in case of cancellation. Email us at or call 0434 869196.

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