Crew Cav & XT10 Caravan adventures

   Welcome to Crew Cav

Thank you for visiting Crew Cav. We built our dream and now we get to explore the best of Australia.
  • Ute Action Magazine Issue 21
    Ute Action Magazine Issue 21
  • Australian 4WD Action Magazine No 219 - Roothy's Farewell at Landcruiser Mountain Park
    Australian 4WD Action Magazine No 219 - Roothy's Farewell at Landcruiser Mountain Park
  • Horse Action Magazine
    Horse Action Magazine
Ute Action Magazine Issue 21
Ute Action Magazine Issue 21

Welcome to Crew Cav

"Crew Cav", is an ultimate touring rig and the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This 2003 Nissan Patrol coil cab ute has been modified to seat six adults, a one ton payload and a FOPS (fall over protection system) in the Multicab. 

Creative Conversions and Phil increased the chassis strength by extended the chassis and tail shaft 350mm. The rear axle has been upgraded to the biggest, strongest H260 diff ever made for a Patrol. All four coils have been replaced with a full manual control 'Airbag Man' Firestone airbag suspension for an increase of 50mm ride height and increase the pay GVM to 4180kg. That is 150kg less payload then a six wheeler conversion.

SVM Qld and Brendan have hand crafted a one off Australian built detachable multicab with three seats, FOPS and 60/40 split bench seat. Smash Care Brendale gave Crew Cav her original coat of custom PPG Australian Caterpillar Yellow.  South East Kustoms and Warwick Panel & Paint have help with repairing battle damage.

Dale Keevers While Dale from 2d extreme fabrications has custom built the rock sliders, bashplate, recovery points and the Evo III tray. We are now on Evo V Tray built by Clints Team at Stealth Welding and Custom Fabrication for a full alloy tray, removable sides, swing down tyre carriers, rear winch and the coolest toolboxes.

Ausbox has constructed our canopy which houses our kitchen and James Baroud Offroad Tent which is the best tent we have ever owned. However when we are touring or living on a project site we take our MDC XT10 Caravan. 

We hope you enjoy the website and if you would like to contact use please drop us a line at or facebook. Thanks, Cav & Paddles :-)

Media Articles

Crew Cav has appeared in various newspapers and magazines. There is a full feature article in Ute Action Magazine 21, Horse Downunder Magazine and 4WD Action Magazine at Roothy's Farewell BBQ.

Show and Shine Success

Since 2007 Crew Cav has actively supported the Queensland QCAS Ute Muster Series and the ute show and shine arena making many friends over the years. Some of our greatest show and shine achievements
  • Royal Easter Show - Grand Champion 2010
  • Urban Country - Best Tradesman Ute 2010 & 2011
  • Urban Country - Best 4x4 Ute 2008, 2009, 2010 (retired)
  • Deni Ute Muster - Reserve Champion Work Ute 2008
  • QCAS Ute Muster Series Final 4x4 Ute: Champion 2010
  • QCAS Ute Muster Series Final Work Ute: 2nd 2010 & 1st 2011
  • South East Queensland: Champion 4x4 Ute:  2010 - 2013
  • South East Queensland: Champion Work Ute: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • Mud, Bulls and Music 2013: Reserve Champion Country 4x4 Ute