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A'van Aliner

A'van Aliner

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  • Value for Money
    2.8 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.3 (3)
  • Mileage 3,000 km
  • Interior Build Quality
    2.3 (4)
  • Off-roading Performance
    2.0 (1)
  • Exterior Build Quality
    2.3 (4)
  • Comfort
    3.7 (3)
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Christine B.
Christine B.South East Queensland, QLD

Not the greatest quality, for what you pay for them

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The overall finish of the camper is pretty shoddy when you think what the asking price is. Others agree but reckon you can make improvements yourself, but why should you

Purchased in May 2021 for $35,000.00.

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Davo
DavoSydney
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

An excellent Avan Aliner

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Waiting Long
  • 6 reviews
  • 11 likes

Air conditioner almost completely ineffective

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Whatever you do, don't pay full price for an air conditoned A-Van Cruiseliner or Adventure Plus.
The Finch HD9000 underbunk A/C cools the van by one degree and sometimes 2 degrees. This was also proven by two A/C experts. A-Van and the retailer have been stalling us for a very long time. They don't care and won't be doing anything about it it seems. We have overpaid by more than $3,000 for the van as the A/C doesn't effectively cool the van.
A-Van have known about this problem for a long time and yet continue to promote air condtioned A-Shaped A-vans. It lacks integrity.
I suggest we all take them to Consumer Affairs; report them to the ACCC and ask the Caravan Industry Association of Australia to de-register them.

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Brenton
BrentonGippsland, VIC
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good Design but cheap materials and poor workmanship

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Easy to two, Reasonably easy to erect but seals do not provide full seal. Had to have all replaced after 8 years. Water unit broke and Avan do not sell the part. You have to buy a complete unit, and it is not like the original. Interior beading all came loose. No thought given to the interior. Lights when folded down, scrape. No latches for doors on the clothing cupboards. Leaked through the interior light fitting in a storm. After sales service is OK in customer service but goods and parts very expensive

Purchased in November 2018.

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Grey vaner
Grey vanerBallarat

Love the Avan idea BUT!!

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Love the idea and ease of setting up but extremely disappointed in the quality of some aspects of van and the absolute lack of support from dealer at first and the continued lack of support from Avan headquarters. Maiden trip woke to heavy smell of rotten egg gas and then spent last 6weeks trying to get sorted. The venting for battery is higher than battery box so gas escapes from box rather than out vent because the gas is heavier than air but Avan refuse to show no interest in problem. There is also pipe work underneath that runs on chassis and wires dangling. On a brighter note than van tows like a dream and is quick to set up and extremely comfortable

Floor PlanAdventure plus off road model

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Mamaluchka
MamaluchkaAU
  • 3 reviews
  • 13 likes

Disinterested Service from Avan

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Being a solo female owner of an Avan Aliner 1D, I ask myself why is Avan's service record shockingly deficient? No response to several requests for help, as I have experienced in several of their agencies. This disinterest will eventually come back to bite them! I certainly will never recommend them what their service record is concerned and warn people on consumer feedback forums like this one. I have shared with others and they agree. Just basing their business on sales and neglecting service is poor company practice! Come on Avan, you can do better than that!

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davew
davew
  • 43 reviews
  • 68 likes

Aliner - take your tool kit and bandaids!

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Wonnie80
Wonnie80Gippsland, VIC
  • 10 reviews
  • 20 likes

Second A'van

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Our original A'van purchased in 1998 served us extremely well over 17 years and we have just updated to a new one. The build quality is good but I fear the quality of the actual chassis will not live as long(Chinese steel) Think this is general across the industry now. We had a double bed but advancing years made it difficult during the night!! Now with singles, much better. Water tap on the front draw bar good idea and the hot water system for the round bowl sink is a great improvement. Annoyingly I, a 162 cm female,was able to easily put up the roof on our previous model, yet I could not lift the new one (and this is from one day to the next) - must be weightier in the construction.

Floor Plan2 single beds (at either end)

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Preach7
Preach7North Western Region, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 9 likes

A nice van to Tow and comfotable to use.

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We have had our van for a yr now and find it easy to tow and to put up and down but the annex can be difficult to put up. Not recommended if you just staying over night but good on long stays. We rebuilt the bed and replaced the folding panels under the bed with one solid shed of 5 ply and fitted gas struts. We added an egg shell mattress on top of the existing foam mattress that came with the van, it seems comfortable enough. We also took the table out to give more room and as we set up a table under the annex we didn't need on inside, It also allowed for storage of gear in that space. Hope this helps those who have an Avan Aliner Kel .

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Really loved travelling in our Avan Aliner 2006.

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We traveled over east from Perth and just loved the ease of towing (even the wife shared the driving). Want a cup of coffee pull over anywhere, pop up avan in 30 seconds, turn on the gas & kettle on all within 60 seconds. Pop it down and off you go. Its like towing a trailor. We ended up purchasing a Avan Cruiseliner with single beds, only because it annoyed me (double bed) having husband climb over top of me to go to toilet during the night, my only complaint. We also found buying the earlier model a lot me solid built, hinges stainless less (new vans aluminium) floor a lot more solid as well.

Richard
RichardCoonabarabran
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Storage ,quality

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Had great times with my cruiseliner off road model 2003 .problem
The large springs on the corners of lids have all dropped or moved towards the centre of the van ,this jams the sides when l lift them .Anyone else have this problem ? And what can be done .Note have done 100,000ks not much off road stuff only on well maintained gravel.
Recommend to store roof locked down ? Or up ,when stored ?

The only way to explore Australia

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We bought our Avan Aliner after taking a year to research what fitted us. We started thinking about a Toyota Hiace and this grew to a Daf 4 tonne truck but luckily we narrowed it down to between an Avan Aliner and a Jayco Swan the Avan won. It has no wet canvas to repack or to blow in the breeze and the Avan is fully insulated and can be put up by my wife in 3 minutes. After 16 years and over 100000K and having slept in it for over a year we still love going away in it.

Bob of gulf point
Bob of gulf pointMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 14 reviews
  • 15 likes

Done five trips. Update.

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Still good. Keep gas.

Still good. Put on a fold down external table. Excellent idea (also superbly executed, hum!). Bought ten dollar four way wheel brace at pawn shop. Also good. Still small, but still good.

Macka
MackaRockhampton
  • 2 reviews
  • 18 likes

Small Vent Lids a major issue.

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I have a 2012 Cruiseliner and so far the 14 inch Heng-Jensen lids have been replaced 5 times.
A Van are less than helpful. Experience has certainly put me off Caravaning and A Vans.
Suggest you buy Jayco.

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Marty
Marty
  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

First time caravaner, happy so far

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We have a 2009 Aliner, it is easy to tow, and to erect, in fact it is quicker to set up than our tent. Has all the necessary items for free camping, solar, fridge, stove, hot water and sink. Be restrictive interior but some discipline in packing and storage eventually overcomes this issue. As mentioned by other reviews, after sales is a bit wanting, not at all supportive at times, so unless you are a bit of a handyman, it's up to yourself to deal with issues.
Would still buy one, but latter off road model.

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Questions & Answers

brianmkerr
brianmkerrasked
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Hi, We've just bought a 2005 Avan Aliner and would like to increase ground clearance a couple of inches. The rims are 14" and going to 15" with a higher profile tyre is an one idea. Before going down that path, can someone tell me if this is possible ie done it themselves and if there are any challenging consequences to doing this? Another idea is a body lift. I've no idea if this can be done or if a kit is available or who to contact to make further enquiries. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Kind regards, Brian and Leanne Kerr

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John
John

There's some discussion of this on this very good video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yv9SQYVlC0&t=4s

CurtD
CurtDasked
Aliner

Have 2001 ALiner - any suggestions of the best way to transport 2 adult Mountain bikes?

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Davo
Davo

There’s companies that sell all types of bike rakes that would be suitable for A liners and/or look on the bike rack web page

CurtD
CurtD

Thanks Davo - the racks I've seen don't take into account the short drawbar and location of the twin LP cylinders - if you could - could you direct me to page where I might see what you are referring to? which bike rack web page are you referring to please? Thanks Curt

Mick
Mickasked
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Does the adventure+ come with electric brakes

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CategoryCaravansCaravansCaravansCaravans
Sleeping Capacity3 people3 people3 people3 people
Tare Weight830 kg830 kg830 kg830 kg
Travel Length4.85 m4.85 m4.85 m4.85 m
Dimensions 2580 x 2075 x 3380 mm2580 x 2075 x 3380 mm2580 x 2075 x 3380 mm2580 x 2075 x 3380 mm
Bathroom / Laundry InclusionsShowerShowerShowerShower
Exterior Features240V Power Point240V Power Point240V Power Point240V Power Point
Interior FeaturesAir ConditioningAir ConditioningAir ConditioningAir Conditioning
Kitchen InclusionsCooktop, Fridge, Microwave, Oven and SinkCooktop, Fridge, Microwave, Oven and SinkCooktop, Fridge, Microwave, Oven and SinkCooktop, Fridge, Microwave, Oven and Sink
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Release dateMar 2007Mar 2007Mar 2007Mar 2007
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