JB Scorpion: Video Review

By: Laura Keys, Photography by: Ellen Dewar, Video by: WTFN

Much like its namesake, the JB Scorpion is tough, sturdy, gutsy, and clearly up for some rough and tumble action.

The offroad JB Scorpion is a tough, go-anywhere van with all the gear for year-round touring.

The Scorpion sits mid-range in JB’s caravan line-up which, given its extensive list of inclusions and high quality of finish, makes me eager to see what a top-range model has!

JB offers a huge amount of customisation to clients, so design and layout changes are welcomed and can usually be easily accommodated.

As tested, the 20ft van starts at $79,990 and, at this price, includes a huge list of features and is a very well-equipped offroad van, which should see you vanning in comfort absolutely anywhere in Australia.

Measuring up

I liked...

  • Strength of build
  • A-frame protection (stoneguard)
  • Internal décor
  • Innovation of bilge blower

I would have liked…

  • The optional external kitchen
  • Comfier dinette cushions

JB Scorpion Specs

Weights and measures

  • Overall length 8.27m (27ft 2in)
  • External body length 6.1m (20ft)
  • External body width 2.44m (8ft)
  • Internal height 1.98m (6ft 6in)
  • Travel height 3.05m (10ft)
  • Tare 2558kg
  • ATM 3158kg
  • Ball weight 216kg


  • Frame Meranti timber
  • Cladding Aluminium
  • Chassis 6in SupaGal (incl. 200mm extended drawbar)
  • Suspension 3.7t Cruisemaster with dual shock absorbers per wheel
  • Brakes 12in electric
  • Wheels 16in alloys with 265/75R16 Cooper S/T tyres
  • Water 3x95L
  • Battery 2x120Ah AGM
  • Solar 2x155W and 30A regulator
  • Air-conditioner Aircommand Ibis
  • Gas 2x9kg
  • ESC Optional


  • Cooking Swift 500 Series combo four-burner cooktop with grill and oven
  • Fridge 175L Waeco RPD-175 12V compressor
  • Microwave 20L
  • Toilet Dometic cassette
  • Shower Separate cubicle
  • Lighting LED downlights
  • Hot water Suburban gas/electric

Options fitted

  • Bilge blower dust fan

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