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The all new Forbes 12+ is proving to be a very popular new model, great for off-road caravanning for a small family of two or three. With a queen size bed and a handy bunk that can easily be removed, the Forbes 12+ is just the van you’re looking for.

A great looking van, it’s lightweight with a tare weight under 2 ton. Built on the proven MDC off road galvanised chassis, the body is built with a welded aluminium frame and bonded composite panel making it extremely strong and durable for those off-road tracks you want to venture on.

There is no shortage of great features in the Forbes 12 plus.

Lightweight, Packed With Features

The electric awning comes with a fully enclosed annex providing plenty of outside space for entertaining.

The high-grade stainless-steel kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with high BTU burners and auto ignition, a kitchen surround for windy conditions that doubles as a drying rack and hot and cold water plumbed to the sink.

A large drawer right beside the kitchen takes care of storage for cooking needs and utensils can be kept in the slide out cutlery drawer built into the kitchen.

Within easy reach is also a great slide out pantry with 2 shelves built into the body, that can be accessed from both inside and outside the van.

The front storage box is a leader in this class of caravan with a huge fridge slide to carry the popular family size fridges. On the opposite side is a large storage area for maybe a generator and on top a large flat space for poles and longer items.

Inside the van is a generous sized ensuite with shower and toilet making off grid camping a pleasure. The 14 litre Truma hot water system provides hot water at the flick of a switch. The Forbes 12+ also comes with two x 80 litre freshwater tanks and one x 80 litre Grey water tank for when you are free camping.

The innerspring queen size bed is 200mm thick with a comfy pillow top for a great night’s sleep.

The bunk bed is fitted with a sturdy ladder and safety rails to provide a sound and safe night’s sleep for your loved one. The bunk can be folded out of the way and the ladder removed to make use of the dinette.

For comfort on cold nights, the Forbes 12+ is already fitted with a diesel heater as standard. For hot summer days, you can choose to have your van supplied with the optional Dometic air conditioner to make your new Forbes 12+ an all-year-round pleasure to camp in.

The clever use of storage space in this van ensures you can take all the necessary items for camping comfort.

There is plenty of power with 3 x 100ah AGM batteries powered by the 300-watt roof mounted solar system. Power management is taken care of with a Projecta IDC 25 controller which also manages the power input from your tow vehicle via the 50-amp Anderson plug.

If you’re connecting to mains or generator power, the Projecta 7 stage charger will charge and condition your batteries quickly and continuously.

All these great features are built on the trusted MDC chassis and off-road suspension package.

The chassis is fully engineered in Solidworks to ensure it is strong and durable. Fitted with MDC’s coil sprung trailing arm suspension and twin shock absorbers, you’re ready to tackle the wilds of the Australian outback with absolute confidence.

At MDC we are extremely proud of the Forbes 12+, lightweight, packed with features and off road ready for your next adventure.

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Excellent construction starts with excellent design. All MDC products are designed and engineered in Solidworks to ensure they are up to the task of your adventures.


MDC have always been at the forefront of warranty protection and the lifetime structural chassis and drawbar warranty is among the leading warranty offers in the industry.


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MDC Forbes 12plus Offroad Caravan 3D Floorplan

Please Note: Above 3D Floorplan is a representative pictorial of floorplan/layout only, please refer to actual product photos for design features and benefits.


Approx. 155kg




Approx. 2167kg

MDC AU Forbes 12 plus offroad caravan dimensions
MDC AU Forbes 12 plus offroad caravan dimensions

Interior Design

The clever interior layout is backed up by high quality durable finishes to last you a lifetime. Stylish yet easy to clean, the cabinetry is built strong to endure the test of time and harsh conditions using quality hardware and materials that won’t let you down.


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External Features

The Forbes 12+ is wrapped in an array of external features designed to make camping more comfortable. A large external fridge slide, gourmet outdoor kitchen with fold down table and electric awning make for comfy outdoor living. Ample front boot and side storage ensure you can take all the necessities for camping comfort while external lighting makes it a night and day activity.


*48 Hour Turn Around applies only to products that are in stock and are picked up from the in stock location. In stock Product will be available for pickup from our warehouse within 48 Hours from receiving payment in full. 48 Hour Turnaround only applies to product that is picked up. Freight is available upon request at additional charge. Limited time only, while stocks last.

Customer Reviews

"The Brisbane store Has very good set up of the trailers Very easy to make the decision as you can see what has what features. Very helpful staff"
Simmo, Ipswich QLD

"Thank you mdc we have been so happy with the support we have received from Adelaide all the way through to Big red bash last year. Wish we could get out more often."
Jacinta and Dave, Adelaide SA

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