Welcome to New Age Caravans Tasmania

The owner John Ruijschop is a well known and respected businessman with 35years experience in Launceston. Dedicated to customer service and respectful business practices he believes New Age Caravans Tasmania will continue to improve in all areas and become a trusted and well known business in Tasmania and for all involved.

Purchasing a New Age Caravan you receive more than just a quality made caravan. All caravans built from 2018 have 3years Bumper to Bumper Warranty to give you peace of mind. Additionally, you will be invited to join the New Age Tribe, a group formed by New Age Caravan customers with the purpose of having like minded owners meet to pass on valuable knowledge about their caravanning travels around this wonderful country.


John Ruijschop

John Ruijschop

Dealer Principal

Stuart Fenton

Stuart Fenton

General Manager

Born in Tasmania, Stuart has a passion for sport, camping and motor vehicles. Leaving high school in 1978 he worked for Rankin and Bond as a metal moulder for 10years, before moving across into car sales. For the next 20years Stuart had great success in the car industry. Then spending a further 10years with Harley Davidson Launceston before moving across into caravans. Stuart is a strong believer in customer service and back up support. Outside work hours he spends his time with the family relaxing and enjoying his favourite pastime of fishing.

Larry Stingle

Larry Stingle

Sales Manager

Larry is an excellent salesman. He knows and understand people as his background is expansive. He makes you feel like a close mate straight away, making the purchasing a less daunting experience and more an agreement between friends. Larry endeavours to answer all your questions and ensure you’re buying a New Age caravan that is best suited to you and your needs. Larry has been caravanning over the years and has some tricks up his sleeve which he can share with you. His primary role at New Age Caravans Tasmania is selling, but our team works close together therefore having the team multi skilled to help the customer’s needs. On his days off, Larry loves to take a hit at the golf course. Also spending time with his wife, three children and grandchildren.

Anthony Stagg

Spare Parts & Sales

Anthony Stagg has been in and out of the caravan industry for the past 26years. He was also the owner of Ron Carter Caravans between 1991 and 1999. His experience is expansive across New and Used Caravans sales, and additionally all types of accessories in the caravan industry. Anthony was the first person to conduct a handover on a New Age caravan before there was a Dealership established, he was so impressed by the product that he moved across to New Age Caravans Tasmania when they opened the Prospect Dealership. Since being with New Age Anthony has been to the New Age factory several times always increasing his knowledge of the products on the market today. He is a highly valued member of New Age Caravans Tasmania in all aspects on the Dealership.

Amanda Murphy


Amanda is a registered BAS agent and New Age Caravans Tasmania’s accountant. Amanda graduated from UTAS in 2005 with a bachelor of commerce degree. She raises two very talented children Evan, aged 17, and Keilin, aged 16. Amanda grew up in Cressy and has traveled around the world for 10years prior to having her first child. Outside work hours Amanda supports her children’s passion for soccer, traveling across Tasmania on a weekly basis. Amanda is an incredible asset to New Age Caravans Tasmania processing payroll, payables, receivables, GST returns and financial reports. She is also the life of the office with her infectious laugh.

Sophie Enniss

Customer Service

Sophie joined the New Age Caravans Tasmania team in October 2016 as has continuous grown from here. She started as the receptionist, but quickly took on the challenge of setting up the spare parts showroom. Sophie thrives on a challenge and has a rule with the directors to keep her busy at all times. Sophie is now our customer service officer, attending to any warranty concerns, following through on customer’s contracts for delivery of their new caravan and being a point of contact for any feedback to the business. Sophie also manages the marketing side of New Age Caravans Tasmania. Working on Facebook, web pages, mail outs, newsletters, advertisements, etc to ensure our brand is known in the community. She will be the first one at any show event, along with her bundle of goodies to give away. Sophie is always working for the customer first. Outside of her busy work hours, she is spending her time on stage. Sophie is a passionate dancer whom involves herself in community shows.

Luke Fletcher


Luke Fletcher joined the New Age Caravans Tasmania service department in May of 2018. Luke has four years under his belt in the caravan industry mainly being in the workshop with a small time spent in sales. Before working on caravans, Luke spent his years following family tradition with eight years experience as a carpenter. Outside the work hours he spends time with his 4year old son, often going along to his old football club, Bracknell at their local games.

Mark Hodgetts



Looking forward to our family holiday in our new Manta Ray bunk van. Service by John and the team was excellent!

Kurt, Mandy and Family

Service was Excellent

Visited the Launceston caravan show just for a look, ended up purchasing a Manta Ray Deluxe Off Road van. Great looking caravan, it ticked all the boxes, great deal from the friendly staff.

Angela and Peter Dunn

Caravan Show

A long time ago Marg and I had a Coromal pop top that developed a problem with the Camec door lock. Norseman Caravans were then operating from Invermay Road and we decided to take it there for advice. While this conversation was proceeding JV entered the van with a clipboard under his arm and proceeded to do an appraisal on our van. I must admit to being a bit taken aback. Anyway, John then made an offer to trade on a van he had seen us looking at while waiting to be attended to. The result was we bought the van, and more in between, and this became the start of a long and happy relationship with John and his staff over a long period of time. Probably the highlight of this relationship was being invited to help John and Bev celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary. I cannot think of a better way to say thank you but to quote boxer Jeff Fenech, we loves youse all!

Marg & Peter Hart

Advice when we needed it

Dennis and myself have been extremely happy with the advice, support and service from the team.

Collette Harrold

Extremely happy

Great service from the New Age Caravans Tasmania team. Special mention to Sophie for organising insurance claim and Jay for the service work.

Nancy Horwood

Great Service

Received handover of our new MR19BC today. The staff were very helpful and generous with their time taking us right through all the features of our new van. Couldn’t be happier. Many thanks to Jason, Larry and Sophie.

Charles Connor

Helpful Staff

We are loving our caravan! Since purchasing in May this year we have been away for several weekends. The layout is great and our family and friends are really impressed. One of the best things we did was install a diesel heater so heading off in winter and waking up to heavy frosts was a dream. Buying our Manta Ray is one of the best things we have ever done!

Mike and Naomi Swain

Really Impressed

We love our Wallaby! Been to Longford, East Devonport, Port Sorell and Mersey Bluff so far. Off to St Helens, Swansea, Bruny Island, Hobart and Snug next week. 5/5 for New Age Caravans Tasmania, especially Larry and Sophie, highly recommend them.

Annette and David

We love our Wallaby

We have used our new Wallaby 16ft Ensuite and it was everything we expected and more. Loved it!! We are looking forward to a much longer trip with the caravan in the near future. The service from New Age Caravans Tasmania from our first meeting has been outstanding and it is continuing even now. They don’t just sell and forget.

Sue and Nigel

Everything we expected and more

We bought our 19ft Manta Ray 2 weeks ago. We love the quality and layout of it. Every time we step in to the van we smile. The pillow top bed is very comfy and the blinds are so good we sleep in! We have received excellent start up support, couldn’t be happier.

Lorraine Crawford

Excellent Support

Very happy with the service, finish and presentation. Van suits very well, so all very happy.


So very Happy!

We have recently spent 3months of Tassie’s very cold winter traveling north in our 21ft New Age Oz Classic with recliners. Ahhh we love our recliners as do others! We choose a lot of ‘free camps’ although also show grounds and caravan parks up through mostly very dry areas to the beautiful lush Atherton Tablelands. We again traveled inland on our return south. We are extremely pleased with the performance of our New Age Caravan.

J & P Helm

Performance from New Age Caravan

Great people to deal with and they sell the best caravans.

Lindy Holmyard

Great people

Thoroughly recommend New Age both for their amazing quality caravans and impeccable customer service. New Age Caravans Tasmania have gone above and beyond and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you.

Ashley Crowden

Impeccable Customer Service

The team from New Age Caravans Tasmania were extremely helpful with any information we wanted and treated everyone as if they were the largest sale for the day. Well done to the New Age Caravans Tasmania Team. You all excelled.

Julie Monahan

Extremely Helpful

Great service especially from Larry and Sophie. We can thoroughly recommend them for great sales advice.

David Whitemore

Great Sales Advice

New Age is such a great caravan! My wife and I are enjoying ours as we make our way around Tasmania as part of a 13month adventure.

Troy Salter

Great Caravan!

Love our New Age caravan. highly recommend to anybody in the market. Pop in and see Larry.

Debbie Parkinson

Love our van

It’s the best thing we have done – go out and purchase a caravan. But best of all, it was a brand new New Age Manta Ray 19ft Ensuite Special Edition. We got to choose the colours, dining layout and those little extras that make it our home away from home. And the friendly backup from the technicians and maintenance guys at New Age Caravans Tasmania make it trouble free, relaxing caravanning experience that we have been looking for. Whether it is a caravan park or free camping, the New Age does it in style. So look out Tasmania and the mainland, here we come!!

Michael and Christine

Best thing we have done

We are loving our New Age Manta Ray, it’s a pity we took so long to change from a camp trailer! So easy just pull up legs down, awning out and that’s about it. We have had two short trips and are having another week away soon.

Greg and Cherryle

Loving our Manta Ray

We purchased a BR20ER late 2017. In ordering we custom set it up and added equipment for being off the grid. The van quality is superb – any issues (been very very minor), Sophie and the team could not have been more helpful. Currently traveling North of Broken Hill.


The van quality is superb.