We check out the A'van caravan range
A'van caravans turned the camper world on its ear when it released the innovative hard-walled A'van camper some 15 years ago.
The A'van Aliner range started it all with its unique pop-up caravan design that converts the compact, 3.7 metre long low profile trailer into a comfortable, fully-insulated hard-walled and secure caravan -- within 30 seconds.
Weighing just 790kg, it can be towed behind virtually any vehicle, and opened up a world of comfortable caravanning to thousands of Australians.
The A'van caravan range
Topping the A'van camper caravan range is the larger Cruiseliner, which features additional road clearance, an upgraded chassis and larger tyres than the Aliner, along with a large front storage boot.
Since then, the A'Van RV range has mushroomed to include not only a range of A-framed pop-up caravans, but also conventional pop-top caravans, a slideout pop-top caravan with a hard-walled double bed extension, a range of hardtop caravans and the A'van Ovation and Applause motor homes.
Every A'van pop-top caravan has double-glazed and tinted windows, while its anti-jam blind and flyscreen system and two-piece door with a retracting screen are other innovations.
The most recent addition to the A'van camper caravan range is at the budget end of the market – the A'van Weekender which is virtually a bed and kitchen on wheels weighing just 350kg and is designed for quick getaways by couples.
Features of all A'van campers, pop top caravans and caravans are their smart design and ply-reinforced, pre-painted aluminium outer skinbody construction, which A'van prefer for its weight-saving, surface appearance and UV-resistance over fibreglass.
FOR A'VAN CARAVANS:
- Cutting edge style and design
- Aluminium outer body construction retains smart appearance longer
- Innovative hard-roof design on Aliner and pop-top Slideout
AGAINST A'VAN CARAVANS:
- Hard wall A frame design of Aliner camper caravans is a little claustrophobic and can be hot in summer
- Limited interior storage space in Aliner
- People will look at you when camping!