About UsStuart Cross

With over 35 years in the restoration field no job is too big or small. Whether you’re looking to restore your own caravan, purchase one we already have in stock, or you need customised furniture, then you have come to the right place.

At Retro Custom Caravans we specialise in custom built caravans and furniture.  Our expert professional workmanship ensures each caravan is carefully designed to meet your every need and/or theme.

Starting from the basics, we can supply you with a caravan or work with your own. We will then go through colours, layout and any other special requirements. We aim to give you constructive advice along the way eg. What works and what doesn’t?  Here at retro custom caravans we use only the best versatile materials which are made to last in New Zealand’s harsh environment.

With a complete rebuild our services will provide you with new:

  • axels
  • hubs and stubs
  • trailer cup link
  • jockey wheel
  • rewiring with electrical certificate
  • 12 volt battery
  • 12 volt charge system
  • tinted windows
  • rubber seals
  • flooring
  • chassis complete and rust proof
  • WOF
  • REGO

We can also arrange extras such as stereo system, LED lights and decals to name a few.

Now that we have explained just a few of the services we offer, let me give you a brief overview about myself.

I began my apprenticeship at the ripe old age of 16 and gained my car painting qualification shortly afterwards.  I have owned my own business for over 30 years where I have dealt with a wide range of work ranging from cars, boats, heavy machinery and motorhomes. Over the years I have also travelled to America countless time looking for new restoration projects and importing back into New Zealand. I have a passion for American cars and it wasn’t until recently that I discovered retro caravans. Restoring a car has very limited room for changes where as a caravan is a blank canvas the boundaries are endless. vintage-caravan-cover

I started my first caravan in 2010 and had so much fun doing it. The more I worked on it, the more ideas I got and I just had to do another.  That is where ‘Get Rhythm‘ comes in. I found ‘Get Rhythm’ in Tauranga – the history of her is still yet unknown.  I spent many countless nights on ‘Get Rhythm’ with her first finished show in Jan 2012. From there ‘Get Rhythm’ went viral appearing in many different magazines and websites.

If this sounds like a bit of you and you’re tired of the same old same old, we are the people you need to see!

“When you get the blues get rhythm”…

Mike Wells