A tip of the hat must go to the creator of Mobi Lodge. As one of the latest entrants in the caravan market, who would have thought that after just three years, Marius Ras would take 2nd place in SA’s Caravan of the Year competition?
Of course, when looking at their product, it’s clear to see why they have achieved almost overnight success and have a waiting list! A fibreglass unit ready to go off-road, and a modern slideout concept that transforms a caravan into a ‘luxury outdoor palace’… just genius!
Marius built his first Mobi Lodge concept unit in 2013 (and back then, it was a steel-based model), after ending a very successful career in the music and events industry. After a development period of two years, the first fibreglass units rolled off the sales floor in January 2015, receiving choruses of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ at the Beeld Holiday Show in Joburg. The success story doesn’t stop there! In our competition, two of the Mobi Lodge variants made it into our Top 10. The two models share the same body, but have different optional extras.
Marius is very excited about their new factory in Middelburg, which should already enable them to multiply their production in 2018. This facility will also produce their second range of Mobi Lodge products, about to be launched in 2018. Marius will open a new factory in 2018 with the aim of delivering a Mobi Lodge and two of the new Mobi X models per day.
Meanwhile, his brother, Leon, has launched his own recreational vehicle company, Maxmo Motorhomes.