Our Workshop

“We provide a  customer focussed service – Give us a call”

Ace Caravans has a well equipped workshop and is able to offer  customers a complete repair and custom build service.

Our staff are fully qualified and have pride in their work. They strive to achieve the highest quality of workmanship and excel in customer care.

Our Team

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Jeremy Naidoo – Workshop Manager

Jeremy has a passion for coach-building and making his work especially repairs look like new.

Jeremy has vast experience in building, repairing and accessorising motorhomes and caravans.  With nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry he is skilled in coach-building, spray-painting, general vehicle maintenance and repair, refurbishing of vehicles, out-fitting new vehicles, installing cabinetry and associated components. 

Jeremy has also prepared vehicles for final checks and tests, as well as tested prototype vehicles and vehicle component operation and quality.

In 2004 the KEA Manufacturing Company in Albany, Auckland, offered him a position as coach-builder, to build KEA Motorhomes.  Jeremy became the Supervisor of the group of Team Leaders in 2010, supervising the day to day production of the motorhomes.  He remained with the company through its transition to the RV Super Centre (Action Manufacturing Albany).  Here he built KEA, Maui and Britz vehicles.

When Jeremy moved to the Bay of Plenty he worked at the RV Mega Centre in Tauranga, where he repaired and modified motorhomes, caravans and buses, and also did custom-built vans.

Jeremy learnt his trade in South Africa, working for companies such as Priclo-CI Gypsey, Jurgens Caravans, and CI Sprite.  He did his coach-building internship with CI Caravans and Motorhomes.

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Chantal Bianchi-Naidoo – Office Manager 

Chantal ensures the smooth running of the workshop office and is often the first contact our customers have, Chantal enjoys greeting clients on a daily basis.

Chantal’s main work background in New Zealand is in the Tourism industry. She spent a number of years at KEA Campers in Auckland, where she worked first as Customer Service Representative and later as Customer Service Supervisor and Reservations Agent. She left KEA Campers prior to that business becoming part of the Tourism Holdings group, and had a short stint at Gimours North Shore before she and her family relocated to the Bay of Plenty.

Chantal spent a few years doing campervan rentals at the RV Mega Centre in Mt Maunganui before joining the team at ACE Caravans.

Workshop Services

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  • Type of Work Undertaken

    • Self Containment Works
    • Self Containment Inspection and Certification
    • Water Ingress Inspection
    • Water Ingress Repairs
    • Panel Repair
    • Panel Fabrication
    • Television and Satellite Installation
    • Cabinet Construction and Installation
    • Electrical Warrant of Fitness
    • Vehicle Recovery
    • Insurance Quotes
    • Insurance Repairs

Indicative Pricing

Plumbing Work

Feel Free to Contact Us for Quote

Insurance Quote

Free

Ace will work with you assessor and provide an Insurance quote

Valuations

$110

We inspect your vehicle and provide you with a current valuation. The price quoted is the base valuation charges apply if travel is involved.

Electrical Inspection

From $95

We inspect all cabin electrical items and advise what is required to bring your vehicle up to standard.

Self Containment Inspection - First Check

From $110

We inspect all plumbing and advise what works in required to bring your vehicle up to code. The fee is the inspection only. Any work required will be quoted prior to work commencing.

Self Containment Certification

$55

We are certified Self Containment Inspectors

Water Ingress Inspection

TBC

We inspect your vehicle and identify potential problems and a solution to these problems.

Past Work

Following are examples of the type of work Ace Caravans has undertaken for its customers.

Replace Caravan Roof

Client’s caravan roof sustained severe damage. Ace Caravans were approached to advise what should be done to return the caravan to a useful life. On inspection we found the best option was to completely replace the outer skin.

We fabricated the outer skin on our metal sheet folder using in-house expertise.

Custom Van Fitout – Mobile Site Office

Ace Caravans were approached by a local roading contractor seeking assistance with creating a mobile site office.

Ace Caravans worked with the customer to seek a solution and as a result of this collaboration they commenced to repurpose a commercial van into the new mobile site office.

Custom Van Fitout – Mobile Drug Testing Van

Ace Caravans were approached by a local work site drug testing firm seeking assistance with creating a mobile drug testing van.

Ace Caravans worked with the customer to seek a solution and as a result of this collaboration they commenced to repurpose a commercial van into the new drug testing van.

Caravan – New Front

Ace Caravans were approached by a customer seeking assistance with repairs to their caravan.

Ace Caravans inspected the caravan and offered a workable solution to the customer, this solution was to completely replace the from panels and upgrade insulation.

We now have one very happy customer.