Comment on A'van locks
Agree with you - the locks are bad. The locks on our Cruiseliner 2016 model, especially on the baggage compartments, are unreliable. Belongings fell out - flagged down by passing motorist. Main door lock very poor. Also, recently, after only 5 weeks of use the sink mixer broke just into the first week of a 2 week stay - had no water for the rest of the stay. Because of this, tried to fix it there and then but to no avail. Won't be bothering with A'van and warranty (voided probably) because it will be more inconvenient and costly to trave...l there and back (and, of course, they well know this, don't they!) Will get it fixed locally (country Vic). Having had an original A'van from new (1998 til 2016) - can say we half expected the quality to be much poorer because of the growth of Chinese imports, etc, and it is turning out to be the case: general across the industry I would think. This current A'van will never reach the age of our previous one.
Gave up too hard
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.
Questions & Answers
Does anyone have a PDF copy of the Avan Cruiseliner (2B) Owner's/User's Manual? Or do you know where I can easily download one? Thanks, Terry Barr
Hi Terry, we're pretty ancient with a 2004 model so it might have changed, but there was no manual with ours. All the bits and pieces (ie fridge, fabric treatment etc) had their own pamphlets or manuals but nothing from Avan.
I have a 2018 Cruislner and checked the tyres before leaving - 24 psi on both. This seems low but are as purchased?
We recently did 17,250km with our Aliner, fully loaded, with light truck tyres fitted. I found it hard to believe 24psi was correct, and used 36psi. Checking the pressures after 100km confirmed a rise of 4psi. "Experts" say if pressures rise by more than that, your initial pressure was too low, the tyre heating up by flexing too much. It the pressure doesn't increase by 4psi, the initial pressure was too high, not enough flex in the tyre. Higher road temperatures up north, resulted in a 6psi increase. There was never any sign that our contents had been suffering a rough ride. Hope this helps.
Thanks Rod, My Cruiser is very new and I have raised the body to 600mm my Hilux 4x4 is only about 350mm high I have been off road with no problems and I feel that with careful driving it should be ok for the Peninsula highway to Cape York, I would appreciate if anyone could elaborate on this .
Hi John K, what did you do to get the 600mm lift, and did you also increase the ATM? This has been an on and off consideration over the years. We have a 2004 Cruiseliner with the stabiliser legs replaced for clearance, and use our trailer on tracks and trails etc. We haven't travelled the Peninsula Hwy (Cape York) but follow a similar approach to you of careful driving to the conditions coupled with tyre pressures. The only reluctance would be water crossings above 300mm at our present high, hence some of the interest in your lift :)
Suitable air conditioners for two bed cruiser model?
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