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A'van Cruiser & Cruiseliner

A'van Cruiser & Cruiseliner

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3.3 from 46 reviews

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3.3

46 reviews
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  • Value for Money
    2.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Mileage 4,000 km (1)
  • Comfort
    2.8 (4)
  • Exterior Build Quality
    2.7 (3)
  • Interior Build Quality
    2.0 (4)
  • Off-roading Performance
    1.5 (2)
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Smelly battery

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We had the problem of the smelly battery, woke one morning and the van was filled with acrid fumes, found the battery under the bed almost melted and sizzling.
Contacted a battery specialist who said it was illegal to put lead acid batteries in an enclosed area, and recommended a AGM battery which we fitted ( very heavy).
No problems since, A-Van denied any liability and refused to re-emburse us for their not fit for use battery, have informed every A-Vanner we see as it could be a life saver.
Not happy A-Van

Purchased in March 2017.

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Waiting Long

Waiting Long

  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Disgraceful

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We bought a brand new A-Van Cruiseliner Adventure Plus.
Within days the door handle fell off in our hands. It is secured by very short screws.
A curtain fastener fell off
A screw to hold the gas pipe up underneath the van was missing.
The two vents were warped. From the reviews I see A-van have known about this for years but continue to sell an inferior product.
The Finch HB9000 underbunk air conditioner barely works. It cools the van by one degree. They have known about this issue for at least two years and yet continue to promote a van with air conditioning knowing full well it doesn't work in a Cruiseliner.
A-van keep referring back to the retailer. The retailer keeps referring back to A-van.
It is not integral.

Purchased in November 2019.

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Waiting Long
Waiting Long

Some of the screws holding the bubble window on have now fallen off and we have still barely used the van

Squardy

SquardyHunter Region, NSW

Avan cruiseliner Ducted A/C will never work as it should.

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Purchased in February 2018 at Avan NSW, Morisset for A$28,500.00.

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Mileage 4,000 km
Car ModelSubaru Outback 5GEN 3.6R
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GlennR

GlennRIllawarra, NSW

Van for a quick escape

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Easy to tow and extremely fast in erection. No canvas and very watertight. Caught in an eastern coast blow in Byron (in my earlier 2003 model) and had to pack up in rain. Didn’t open up van for six weeks expecting mould and a big cleanup but clean as a whistle.

Bought a newer model this year (2013) with a/c heating and microwave.

Very very happy!

Floor PlanDouble with breakfast nook that converts to single
john

johnSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 10 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great except for a couple of things

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Floor PlanAccording to the book C1 model double bed in the back

About the air conditioning and a line cruise liner

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We purchased a cruiseliner 5 2018 model we have found the air conditioner with the adventure plus pack extremely poor to the point its not worth having it on anyone else had this experience

Floor Plansingle beds floor plan
Sam.L

Sam.L

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

A great compromise - excellent for it's purpose

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Floor Plan1D

Shoddy finish

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Sealant looks like an 8 year's old work.
Battery is starting to smell.
Small top vent cracked.
Lock on lugs on jack wheel don't line up.
awning is a nightmare.

Currently three thousands kms from home and all of these issues have surfaced.
We purchased this van second hand but it had not done 900kms so was virtually brand new.

Wonnie80

Wonnie80Gippsland, VIC

  • 10 reviews
  • 3 likes

Comment on A'van locks

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Floor PlanSingle beds - at either end, with tabel in middle
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Terry S.

Terry S.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

After Sales Service Lacking

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We have a door lock problem with our Cruiseliner . Right from day one the lock was hard to operate,took it back to avan.They said no problem they are all like that.My partner cant operate the lock with the key.It also comes unlocked during transit.After recently having the first $280 service they still refuse to replace this lock. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Terry

Floor PlanID
Hanno

HannoVictoria, 3977

  • 2 reviews
  • 9 likes

We love it!

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Fazzle

FazzleBelmont

  • 8 reviews

Battery caught on fire

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Lucky we were not in bed when battery caught on fire, caused a lot of smoke, not confident sleeping in it. Fire brigade put out fire and after 6 weeks GIO Eventually paid up. Not good enough!

BOB

BOBperth

  • 6 reviews

Super van but customer service leaves a lot to be desired

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I had a problem with customer service which they could have fixed no problem but they didn't and the reply I got was very very terse so if I change or upgrade I could well think again

Mary F

Mary F

  • 2 reviews

Early problems ...hoping this won't continue

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Mary F
Mary F

Now one of the side roof anchor catches has broken .

Mary F
Mary F

We are now enjoying our van for short breaks away . The ease and speed of pack up is amazing . Fingers crossed for no more issues

Super easy A Van

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Very satisfied with our second hand cruiseliner. Very reliable, tows beautifully. Perfect for two. Like all holidays preparation is the key. Correct loading, tyre pressures, brake checks and wheel bearing service all done before we left. Reading some of the less flattering reviews reveals more about problems with owners than vans. Cheers.

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Mindi

Mindi

  • 2 reviews

Avan Campbellfield Super Centre,

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Liz

LizSydney

Ours is a cruiseliner

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Love our cruiseliner - only put the awning up if doubtful weather never have used the annex. Our bikes fit in the back of the Prado (seats down) and travel there very happily. We prefer natural campsites so run the fridge on gas and share cooking over campfire BBQ (which fits neatly in the side hatch) and indoors. Love the big front boot. Only reason to upgrade is looking at shower and island bed. It is so easy to tow and will follow the Prado any where we want to go.

Bob of gulf point

Bob of gulf pointMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 14 reviews

Gave up too hard

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In the end too small alone and too hard to put the annex up. Traded on a 16 foot pop top Jayco. Will report. The A-van dealer was hopelessly unhelpful so went Jayco. Sorry. I meant she was a miserable cow.

replacing the battery

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Great van. Only issue after 1 month with our 2nd hand cruiseline is the deep cell battery went flat. Awful smell, not the fault of the van. The issue we have is trying to get the battery out from the back corner under the bed! How? Any suggestions?

1 comment
Awesome
Awesome

Problem solved. Undo the gas struts that lift the bed. Lift the bed higher and prop it up.

ok but not suited to my life style.

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liked it for its light weight and easy to tow with my 2010 mazda bt 50 very easy to put up and down .it did not like rough roads or dusty roads and the seal on the door kept coming unstuck .the fridge and microwave do not work anymore and the replacement cost was expensive.Had a blow out which ripped off mud guard ,stability of van was excellent after blow out.sold van for good price.I plan to buy off road version.

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Questions & Answers

Geoff G.

Geoff G.asked

Cruiser & Cruiseliner

Hi there, Love our 3b but can see trouble with condensation ruining indoor panels, sleeping on cold nights even with windows open. Anybody suggest gadgets to overcome issues ? Cheers Diane.

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Trekkiedave
Trekkiedave

We always leave a roof vent partially open and crack a side window, seems to do the trick.
Just a quick wipe mops up any surplus.

Frank R.

Frank R.asked

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How can I share something I made to lift the roof on a A'van Cruiseliner.

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Leanne.M
Leanne.M

I'd be very interested as I just purchased aliner and currently can't raise roof on my own ..

Frank R.
Frank R.

Hi Leanne, I've got a video of the way i lift my roof up, this site doesn't let me post it up, it's a very easy way to lift the roof anyone will be able to lift their roof, I don't know how I can share the Video, to the people that are having trouble lifting their roof, I'm not selling the idea, I only want to show others.

Frank R.

Frank R.asked

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I've read of people having trouble lifting the roof on a A'van Cruiseliner, I made a lifting thing that I would like to share....

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