Avida Launches Full Off-road Caravan

Article by · June 6, 2018 ·

Avida, one of Australia’s longest standing motorhome and caravan manufacturers, has unveiled a dedicated off-road caravan, over and above its semi-off-road range of Multi-Terrain caravans. Called the Rock, it’s initially available in a 20-foot family bunk van with four berths, but there will also be a 16- and 20-foot versions with sleeping space for just two people.

The 20-foot family van features similar interior to the recently upgraded Birdsville and Esperance motorhomes, which is to say that it’s plush. That includes leather upholstery, handle-free overhead cupboards with soft close hinges, shadow lighting, enough lights to blind a supernova and a general feel of interior sophistication.avida off-road caravan

The floorplan is space-saving in that it features an east-west oriented bed (island beds are luxurious, but the biggest waste of actual space in a modern caravan, in my opinion). The kitchen and leather clad dinette are found in the middle of the van, while two bunks stretch north-south along the driver’s side rear, opposite a roomy ensuite.

Standard features include a premium stereo with Bluetooth and USB inputs, reverse cycle air conditioning, soft-close drawers, three slide-out pantrys, filtered water, a washing machine, a large two-door compressor fridge and ceramic basin in the ensuite. Shown in the images is an oven, which is the only internal optional extra on display.avida off-road caravan

The caravan is fully constructed by Avida, down to the chassis which is purpose-built and hot dip galvanised. That’s placed on Cruismaster XT suspension with premium Dexter brakes and 16in sports alloy wheels (plus two full-sized spares). In comparision to the Multi-Terrain specced Avida’s the new vans is higher off the ground, has better suspension and more underbody protection.

It’s body also features a single sheet from the bottom of the front nose to the bottom of the back wall. With its single-piece walls and floor, there’s only four sheets in the box and therefore almost no chance of it ever letting in any water. On the roof there is 300-watts of solar to help charge the two 120ah batteries. Underneath there are three 125-litre water tanks, two for fresh water, one for grey.dometic slide-out kitchen

Externally, it’s got awning and work lights around the van, and a full-width tunnel boot. A second boot can fit the optional (and stunning) Dometic slide-out kitchen, plus there’s a large toolbox on the front which can be wired to fit a small fridge on a slide. There’s also a reversing camera, DO35 off-road hitch and brush rails, just in case.

The model on display weighs in at 2673kg with a 3300kg aggregate trailer mass. It’s 6375mm long in the body and 8600mm long overall. It’s got an approximate 195kg ball weight. It’s priced at $92,199 tow away in Queensland, or $88,490 without the options.

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About Brendan Batty

ROAM's fearless editor, Brendan's most often found searching for the next best campsite, or fixing his caravan so it will make it to just one more.

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