THE advent of solar panels and storage continues to change the way Australians look at remote holidays, opening up possibilities of extended journeys away from conventional power grids. 

A few caravan companies are making vans with their own electricity storage, with one of the latest being Australian caravan company Austrack

It late last year introduced its Series 3 range of vans and campers and with it, some models with roof-mounted solar panels. 

The Tanami X15B Series 3, for example, has an impressive 600 Watts of panels on its roof, ideal for keeping the power flowing for cooking, charging, running emergency equipment and even keeping the audio system or TV alive. 

It is only one of the features of the X15B with perhaps its biggest appeal being the spaciousness of the camper that suits the family and the ability to carry all their leisure gear. 

The X15B is built with a fully-moulded internal ensuite and comes standard with a king-size inner pocket spring bed for the grown-ups, and two bunk beds for the junior adventurers. 

It has an external slide-out kitchen with a multi-burner stovetop, sink, a large storage pantry and roof-mounted air conditioner.

It has inline gas plumbing with a second outlet, a Truma Ultrarapid 14-litre gas/electric hot water system, an 80-litre grey-water tank and mains water connections for the two 120-litre fresh-water tanks. 

External storage includes a tunnel boot storage and pole storage; 4.35m x 2.5m waterproof awning; and 16oz fully-enclosed annexe with walls and vinyl floor; and a security mesh front door. 

It also has an external shower and ensuite tent. Austrack has also fitted its campers with features for convenience and safety, including wireless reversing camera, two wireless mobile phone chargers, and a push-button electric pop-up roof. 

The battery system uses a Redarc 2kW inverter and Redarc’s Manager30 management and battery charging system and four 100Ah Renege lithium batteries. 

Underneath, the camper has AusTuff off-road suspension with Pedders foam-cell big-bore shock absorbers, a McHitch 3.5-tonne full off-road coupling, rock sliders and two spare wheels. 

The X15B Hybrid is priced from $64,990 with the slightly smaller X13B Hybrid version available from about $58,000. 

For a great deal on financing your new purchase, contact Australia's best reviewed finance broker on 1300 Credit (1300 273 348) today or visit