CRUISEMASTER® GT FEATURE IN "ON THE ROAD" MAGAZINE

13-Mar-2017
An article on our newly released CRUISEMASTER® GT road based suspension. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® GT feature in Caravan World

13-Mar-2017
Article on our brand new CRUISEMASTER® GT road based suspension Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® GT - THE MISSING LINK

28-Feb-2017
Vehicle Components Australia’s leading designer and manufacturer of caravan and camper trailer suspensions and couplings is proud to present a brand new model in the CRUISEMASTER® range. The Company is soon to celebrate 40 years in business with over 10 years manufacturing premium independent caravan and camper trailer suspensions. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® - New PART NUMBER release

02-Feb-2017
Over the past six months we have undertaken a major project to improve sales order input, order accuracy and internal part traceability for CRUISEMASTER® Suspensions. This has culminated in a complete restructure of our suspension part numbering that reduces the order complexity and line items on a client order. Read More...

Arthur Goddard awarded life membership

11-Jan-2017
An article from VTE - Vehicle Technology Engineer magazine on Arthur Goddard's life membership award of the SAE-A at the Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards Read More...

NSN in the spotlight - Roly's Automotive Services

19-Dec-2016
At Vehicle Components we are proud have an established national service network of qualified and reputable service agents across Australia that provide a range of services for our customers on their travels. Read More...

Camper Trailer of the year 2017

19-Dec-2016
The annual Camper Trailer Australia magazine's event has finished for another year. Read More...


2016 CHRISTMAS CLOSE DOWN PERIOD

30-Nov-2016
Vehicle Components Pty Ltd will be closing down over the Christmas period from Wednesday 21st December 2016 till Sunday 15th January 2017 inclusive, re-opening on Monday 16th January 2017. Read More...


CAMPER TRAILER OF THE YEAR 2017

08-Nov-2016
​We are excited to be an event partner at this year’s Camper Trailer of The Year 2017 on Bribie Island from 21.11. until 25.11. VC team will have a recovery vehicle supporting the convoy and the events. Read More...

RAT RUN 2016 FEATURE IN CARAVAN WORLD

27-Oct-2016
An editorial in this month's Caravan World on our yearly RAT RUN (Remote Area Tested Program) where we test our products over long distances and under all types of road conditions checking for strength, performance and durability in the harsh Australian outback. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® ATX REVIEW

6-Oct-2016
Caravan and camping sales website has done an excellent review on CRUISEMASTER® ATX Read More...

Public holiday closure

29-Sep-2016
​Dear customers, please be advised we will be closed for Labour Day public holiday on Monday, 3rd of October. All orders will be processed the next day. Read More...

NSN in the spotlight - Exmouth caravans

26-Sep-2016
​At Vehicle Components we are proud have an established national service network of qualified and reputable service agents across Australia that provide a range of services for our customers on their travels. Read More...

RAT Run 2016

05-Sep-2016
The VC RAT Run team has returned from their annual testing trip to Cape York. We are preparing a DVD and short videos with best bits from the trip. In the meantime you can explore the R.A.T. program photo gallery and videos on our RAT Run page. Read More...

Looking after your HITCHMASTER® DO35

05-Sep-2016
If you’re a proud owner of HITCHMASTER® DO35 you’re probably wondering if there’s any servicing or maintenance involved in the coupling. The answer is yes! Regular checks and lubrication of grease points should be done to ensure the coupling’s continued performance and longevity. Read More...

NSN in the spotlight - Kimberley Trailer Parts

05-Sep-2016
At Vehicle Components we are proud have an established national service network of qualified and reputable service agents across Australia that provide a range of services for our customers on their travels. Read More...

Supporting My Aussie Travel Guide in a fundraising event

05-Sep-2016
At Vehicle Components we’ve always been big on supporting various causes and charities. This year we are happy to support Linda and Grant, proud owners of a HITCHMASTER® DO35, from My Aussie Travel Guide Read More...

Disruptions on our phone lines

23-Aug-2016
Please note we are experiencing disruptions on our phone lines. Read More...

Happy customer

22-Aug-2016
We are always thrilled to get a response from a happy customer. Read More...

A BIG THANK YOU

17-Aug-2016
A BIG THANK YOU - What a wonderful day it has been. This morning, I received a call from Vehicle Components, who enlightened me of your conversation concerning the Hitchmaster DO35 prize I won. Read More...


CRUISEMASTER® Toe & camber adjustment

26-Jul-2016
See our video on CRUISEMASTER® Toe & camber adjustment Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® checklist

26-Jul-2016
​At VC we are focussed on improving our overall customer experience and are continuously working on ways of getting better. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® air kits

25-Jul-2016
​With multiple levels of control, our pre-assembled AIR CONTROL PANELS are now available with CRUISEMASTER® XT and CRUISEMASTER® ATX independent suspension systems. Read More...

NSN in the spotlight - Northern Van Repairs

21-Jul-2016
​At Vehicle Components we are proud have an established national service network of qualified and reputable service agents across Australia that provide a range of services for our customers on their travels. Read More...

RAT RUN 2016 - Testing time

21-Jul-2016
It’s testing time! The VC boys have their bags packed, cars and trailers ready to tackle another RAT (Remote Area Testing) RUN from Brisbane to Cape York. Read More...

CIAA’s Top Tip’s for Buying a Caravan

18-Jul-2016
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing RVMAP-KEYAccreditation Program or ‘RVMAP’, accredits manufacturers who are committed to consistently making RV’s which adhere to to all the relevant Australian Design Rules (ADRs), regulations and Australian standards. Read More...

TOUGHEN UP! WITH NEW CRUISEMASTER ATX

24-May-2016
Vehicle Components is proud to announce CRUISEMASTER® ATX, the latest independent suspension system for off-road caravans and camper trailers. This is our toughest suspension in the CRUISEMASTER® range yet and will appeal to all enthusiasts and explorers who like to travel off the beaten track. It will perform best in the roughest and most rugged terrains while offering excellent protection. Read More...

Operating hours

15-Jun-2016
Our stores and despatch teams are ONLY available throughout the operating hours of...
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Exciting show special!

25-May-2016
We will be offering an exclusive special for all caravans and camper trailers running on any CRUISEMASTER® independent suspension system purchased at the QLD Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow. Read More...

QLD Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow

25-May-2016
We are proud to be exhibiting at Queensland's biggest Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow. We would love for you to come along and meet us at the stand 405 Read More...

New equipment

17-Mar-2016
At VC we always strive for improvement and innovation in all that we do. This is not simply a throw away phrase, but means real impacts across our business. Read More...

3 Year Extended Warranty a Huge Success

17-Mar-2016
Extended warranty at the RAC Perth Caravan & Camping Show and NSW Supershow Sydney.
Our initiative to offer the additional 3 year extended warranty on our CRUISEMASTER® range of independent suspensions at the Victorian caravan, camping and touring supershow has been deemed a great success and was embraced by the dealers and manufacturers! Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® CRS additional 185 Chassis to face

17-Mar-2016
CRUISEMASTER® CRS – Country Road Suspension continues to increase its popularity amongst the manufacturers and end users. We initially launched the CRS with two set chassis to face measurements and we are delighted to offer an additional option. Read More...

Melbourne SHOW STOPPING SPECIAL OFFER!

23-Feb-2016
At Vehicle Components we are delighted to announce that exclusively for the VICTORIAN CARAVAN, CAMPING AND TOURING SUPERSHOW we are offering a massive 3 additional years of extended warranty on any CRUISEMASTER® products. Read More...

Urgent Notice - CRUISEMASTER® XT Coil NEW Arm bump stop

17-Feb-2016
You may have noticed that our BLUE bump stop design changed slightly in your more recent orders. As part of our continuous improvement process we have now communised the two Cruisemaster XT® Coil arms. These can be identified by the spring platform being mounted lower on the arm, this was previously featured on the 2.6T arm. Read More...

VC achieves Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety compliance

11-Feb-2016
Brisbane based Vehicle Components the designer and manufacturer of the premium products CRUISEMASTER® independent suspension systems and HITCHMASTER® all terrain couplings achieved certification to ISO 9001 in 1998 reinforcing our ongoing commitment to quality. Read More...

The original and still the best

11-Feb-2016
On December 16, 2015 the 2 millionth Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line, making headline news around the globe and marking the end of an era that began in 1946. Read More...

VC Partners with Convoy for Charity on What’s Up Down Under

11-Feb-2016
What’s Up Down Under has returned to our TV screens with the 4TH Go Make Some Memories - Convoy for Charity. This special 6 episode series will be highlighting the ‘Top 10 Destinations’ in Australia whilst showcasing the ‘Best of the Best’ that the Caravanning Industry has to offer! Read More...

Melbourne Caravan Show

11-Feb-2016
We are starting big this year. Vehicle Components will be exhibiting for the first time ever at the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow. Read More...


ATM RATINGS UPGRADED ON CRUISEMASTER® RANGE

09-Nov-2015
With caravans getting bigger so is the need for bigger payload. Gone are the days of avid caravanners going without - these days they take much more than the basics and they refuse to rough it. Read More...


NEW PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

06-Oct-2015
Online shopping is getting more and more popular and we are proud to be a part of this rising trend with our online store. We appreciate that many customers like to buy online and over the coming months you will notice more of our products available through our online store. Read More...

WEBSITE ORDER FORMS

06-Oct-2015
At vehicle Components we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience. Read More...

NEW HITCHMASTER® DO45 DUST CAP WITH LANYARD

06-Oct-2015
The Hitchmaster® DO45 is our 4.5T (ATM) all-terrain coupling. It has similar drop-on functionality to the DO35 with the benefit of a heavy-duty off-road WDH compatible hitch. Read More...

VC Handbrake

14-Sep-2015
The incredible little device is responsible for so much more than just looking good on the front of draw bars. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® CRS – Optional Hinge Mount

14-Sep-2015
CRUISEMASTER® CRS – Country Road Suspension is continuing to grow in sales across a broad range of on–road caravans and is proving to be a viable upgrade to the dated beam axle configurations of the past. Read More...

HITCHMASTER® DO35

11-Sep-2015
The premium quality HITCHMASTER® DO35 continues to be the coupling of preference for many caravan and camper trailer manufacturers Australia wide and has cemented its position as the market leading product in terms of ease of use and quality. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER® CRS – Important Change Notice

14-Sep-2015
Since the launch of our CRUISEMASTER® CRS - our dirt road and bitumen independent suspension system we have been specifying AL-KO brakes as the standard fitment. Read More...

Suspension Specialists

23-Mar-2015
For many years, Vehicle Components has been at the forefront of caravan suspension design and development... Read More...

Rat Run 2014 - Rats of the Outback

23-Mar-2015
Vehicle Components Rat Runners hit Australia's red and rough highways to test VC's Latest offerings.. Read More...

The Right Stuff - LandCruiser 200

20-Mar-2015
A top van needs a tough tow vehicle and the LandCruiser 200 is hands down the best all-rounder in Australia. When setting up your own ultimate touring rig, here are some essential bolt-on accessories... Read More...

Type Approval Certification

19-Mar-2015
Vehicle Components first to get Type Approval certification to perform light trailer suspension upgrades. Read More...

Anti-Roll/ Anti-Sway & Stabiliser Bar

19-Mar-2015
Anti-roll Bars are part of all modern car's suspension system. They are sometimes also called anti-sway bars or stabiliser bars. Their purpose is to try to keep the car's body from "rolling" in a sharp turn or over road irregularities. Read More...

CRUISEMASTER Suspension General Maintenance

13-Nov-2014
Vehicle Components suspensions and axle systems have been designed to give a trouble free life with minimum maintenance. However, to ensure the safety and reliable operation of your suspension system the following routine maintenance must be carried out. The service periods recommended below are based on normal road usage. For off-road and abnormal conditions maintenance intervals will need to be more frequent and daily visual inspections are recommended Read More...

Shock Absorber Mounts

13-Nov-2014
To get trouble free service from CRUISEMASTER® independent suspension it is important that the top shock absorber mounts are securely attached to the chassis. Shocks absorbers not only provide dampening and control of the suspension arm and wheel, but are essential in keeping the suspension system intact Read More...

Shock absorber angle on CRUISEMASTER® XT suspension - an interesting topic

25-Jul-2014
Our current installation uses the full stroke of the shock absorber, which would not be possible if they were mounted vertically. Besides, it is more desirable to mount the shock tangential to wheel travel (otherwise described as at an ideal angle of 90 degrees Read More...

Good brakes improve your towing experience by allowing much better control of the trailer at all times

20-Jun-2014
Vehicle Components offers a premium 12” electrically activated hydraulic disc brake with floating caliper and ventilated rotor. We also offer two electric brakes – DEXTER and AL-KO, both available in 10” and 12” diameters. Read More...

VC Proudly Supporting Chads Challenge

12-Jun-2014
We were inspired by the story of Chads Challenge and we are supporting his cause by decking out his buggy with a VC suspension system. Read More...

Don't Push It. A Message For All Vanners: Drive To The Conditions.

12-May-2014
In the latest issue of Caravan World, we are reminded to drive to the weather conditions as heavy rain and flooding causes damage to the caravans of three Queensland travelers. Read More...

Vehicle Components wins business award for continual innovation

17-Jan-2014
We’re delighted to have been among just a dozen Brisbane businesses featured in this year’s Brisbane Innovation Scorecard. The annual Brisbane Innovation Scorecard, now in its fourth year, is the first city-based innovation benchmarking tool in the world. Read More...

Suspension you can trust - RIDEMASTER 60x8 Leaf Suspension

17-Dec-2013
As the demand for independent suspension increases and its usage is becoming very widespread through quality caravan manufacturers, there are still a lot of people who like to stick with the durable and hard wearing leaf spring suspension. Read More...

Cruisemaster CRS - The Country Road Suspension

17-Dec-2013
No longer do touring caravan owners have to put up with out-dated leaf spring and axle type suspensions. CRUISEMASTER CRS from Vehicle Components, Australia's leading independent suspension manufacturer Read More...

Vehicle Components achieves 15 years continual compliance

09-Sep-2013
Ben White, General Manager of Sci Qual International was delighted to be able to present a special milestone certificate to Vehicle Components for achieving 15 continuous years compliance to ISO 9001. Read More...

AL-KO ESC Authorised Installer

23-Jul-2013
The Vehicle Components Service Centre is now an accredited AL-KO ESC
installer and reseller. ESC can either be fitted to existing AL-KO
brakes or as an option on CRUISEMASTER® suspension retrofits. Read More...

Deemaxx 12 inch electronically activated hydraulic disc brakes

23-Jul-2013
Last year a key test objective of the Rat Run was to evaluate the suitability of the Deemaxx 12in disc brake for Australian conditions. With feedback from the trip VC and Deemaxx Engineers have worked together to come up with, what we believe to be, the best disc brake installation available for the caravan market. Read More...

New! Cruisemaster CRS Suspension

23-Jul-2013
The CRUISEMASTER® CRS Independent suspension system is the latest addition to the Vehicle Components range of independent suspension systems. It has been designed to give excellent ride characteristics utilising a design registered polyurethane bump stop which doubles as a spring locator and provides a secondary spring rate which comes into play under higher loads. Read More...

Premium Powder Coating

23-Jul-2013
With many discerning buyers insisting on premium quality finishings inside and outside of their caravans and camper trailers we are now offering powder coating as a valuable option to ensure your caravan or trailer presents immaculately for the customer hand over. Read More...

Ridemaster 60mmx8mm Leaf Suspension Systems

23-Jul-2013
Vehicle components RIDEMASTER® spring systems use 60mm x 8mm leafs designed to SAE standards to give one of the best riding leaf suspensions systems on the market today. Read More...

Essential advice for upgrading your camper trailer or caravan suspension

05-Jul-2013
What Chris Goddard doesn’t know about vehicle components and how to use them to enhance your on and off road travel experiences isn’t really worth knowing. As the owner of Vehicle Components, he has a natural passion for producing premium trailer and caravan components.
The company set the standard in independent suspension and is also well-versed in the accompanying technical specifications needed to address issues with your caravan suspension. Read More...

Vehicle Components suspensions featured on Creek to Coast

04-Mar-2013
Australians who love the smell of fresh air and the thrill of off-road adventure are familiar with the need for quality suspension for the vehicles. Read More...

Beam Axle to Cruisemaster Coil Retrofit

1-Jan-2013
This was a recent straight beam axle to Cruisemaster® coil spring conversion we undertook on a Jayco outback swan pop-top camper trailer. The kit shown here is a 2.6 tonne extra heavy duty single Cruisemaster® coil kit fitted with twin shocks and 12" inch electric brakes. Read More...

 

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