It all started over 15 years ago and after a visit to local caravan and camping shows, we were baffled by the high prices that camper trailers and caravans go on retail. At GoldStar RV, we sat out to research as to why it is happening.
Turns out the answer is simply the small volume many of the manufacturers geared up to produce doesn’t allow them to gain advantage as they source components—and oh yeah, a caravan needs hundreds of components. Secondly, the high margins that caravan dealers require in order to stay in business adds a significant amount to retail pricing. Usually manufacturers retail their stock through independent dealers. If you consider for a moment, costs do add up in terms of rent, interest, office staff, cleaning, sales staff and commission. You can see how price needs to easily be pushed up at times by 10-15k. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it is.
At GoldStar, we addressed both by batch building the most popular sizes and layout. You can imagine the discounts we demand from suppliers when we order a thousand wheels at a time or hundred air cons. Moreover, we opted for the aluminium frame construction as it’s the toughest, highly durable in a sandwich panel construction [not wood like other]
Now that we managed to manufacture world class vans with best components at the right price. In order to pass the savings into you, we opted for factory direct approach eliminating all fat cats!!!