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A'van Cruiser & Cruiseliner

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3.4 from 45 reviews

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  • Value for Money
    2.0 (2)
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    4.0 (1)
  • Mileage 4,000 km (1)
  • Comfort
    2.7 (3)
  • Exterior Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Interior Build Quality
    2.0 (3)
  • Off-roading Performance
    1.0 (1)

Love my Avan

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Bought a Cruiseliner about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. So easy to tow and very easy to put up and down, I only do weekend to week long travel but for a single person I find it perfect for my needs. Also fits perfectly into my garage

Ok. But but doesn't suit our just on and over 70's age bracket.

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The van has just turned 2 in April. After travelling with friends with a pop top with Island bed and having had our van only 3 months, we realised that we had made the wrong choice for our life style/age group. The Cruiseliner A-van is beautiful and tows like a dream with our almost new Nissan X-Trail. The van has external shower, gas hot water and reverse cycle air conditioning, so has all the extras. So easy to put up and down! It's not the van, but us, that is the problem. We have been flying along 130 kph before realising we had a van behind us.

We love it!

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Sorry to hear all the problems some of you are having. We bought a new Cruiseliner in 2006, and must have got a good one. We've done a lot of kms and have never had a problem, even the original battery shows no sign of giving up soon. It's garaged and given a top to toe clean only once a year and it's still like new.

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Ray.

Ray.Gungahlin ACT.

Concept? Good. Result? Poor.

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Ray.
Ray.

Love my Avan Cruiseliner

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Lara

Lara

  • 3 reviews

Avan Cruiseliner: disappointed

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Alex6
Alex6

Thanks for the advice. I'll keep a copy of it when I'm looking at vans.

Kevvo 1941
Kevvo 1941

They are using poorer quality fittings than they used in earlier vans. I think quality control has always been an issue with A'van. The concept works well for us but the quality has gone.

Time of writing October 2014 - A'van Cruiseliner 2010 model

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Sue

SueGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Satisfied

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We bought a 2006 Aliner from Pakenham Victoria. They were very helpful. A couple of things have gone wrong, only small issued, they have dealt with them promptly and have always followed up any queries we have had. I would recommend them and the Aliner. A great little van, best for two. Take a small tent for your kids!

magnus1941

magnus1941Richmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 8 reviews

2 years 10 months, 12 trips and 134 nights with a Cruiseliner - Ongoing review

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Michael T
Michael T
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Macka

MackaRockhampton

  • 2 reviews
  • 17 likes

Avan Cruiseliner Very Disappopinted.

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We bought our Avan in January 2013. Since then we have had a myriad of problems with it. Trim around inside front and back has fallen off. Door stop has fallen off. Had to replace the small vent windows 3 times so far. Avan Melbourne has been totally unhelpful, calls not returned, when they answered the phone I was told to send an e mail. No reply after 8 months. Would not recommend the purchase of this Van to anyone.
Great concept.
Poor workmanship and after sales service, wont be buying another one.

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Macka
Macka
G.Lyons

G.Lyonsgeelong

avan cruiseliner adventure pack

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Angela  Michael

Angela MichaelMudgee NSW

We have a lemon

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We purchased our Avan Cruiseliner in August 2012 and have only been away on a few short trips. Firstly, before we even took actual delivery, no elect. brakes. Electrical earthing problem. The two small windows cracked, roof has now bowed and replacement windows warped. Were intending to do a trip to SA Mid March and another trip Darwin to Broome in July/Aug. Not sure what we are going to do now.
Great concept
Poor quality workmanship, too many things going wrong with a the new van

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Angela  Michael
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Littlezac
Littlezac

We have purchased an aspire 402 and are yet to take delivery. This will be our first van and have our fingers crossed that all will be OK.

Happy campers
Happy campers
MrsC

MrsCAU

  • 39 reviews

Very happy with our Avan Cruiseliner

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Val Cummings
Val Cummings
MrsC
MrsC
MrsC
MrsC

A bit wet inside..

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We recently purchased a new Cruiseliner and were suprised at the amount of condensation inside the van after a heavy dew. All of the internal aluminium trims were dripping water at a constant rate. Is this a common problem??. Otherwise all is pretty good.

Condensation problems in heavy dew

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chris472
chris472

Yes as soon as the temp gets near zero at night you get condensation

John547

John547CANBERRA

A'Van Cruseliner a no go!

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Vicki Dickfos
Vicki Dickfos

We have had an A van cruiseliner for a couple of years now and just love it. We have had no problems at all with it and love the convenience of being so early to put up and not towing any great weight.

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honeyeater 01
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main window blow out on highway

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We were just last weekend traveling on the Bruce highway when our back window just blew off the back of the van. The windows are apparently just glued to the panels, and the glue came unstuck!! Window was retrieved, and now it's an insurance job to fix. This seems poor fixation and quality control on the part of the manufacturers

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Wonnie80
Wonnie80

Bad

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magnus1941
magnus1941

Have to agree with you about the sub standard quality, especially of the cabinets. I also had the run around about a delivery issue. Best of luck if you have a warrant issue.

Bad

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purchased 2D model in march 2009, traded it in on another make in october 2009. we had problems with just about everything in the unit; faulty brakes, water ingress if it rained, insect ingress at night, electrical problems (poor electrical conections everywhere).even the rims were faulty! Would never, ever in our wildest dreams, buy another avan
easy to tow. easy to assemble
shocking build quality. after sales service virtually non existent when interstate.

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Michael T
Michael T

Excellent

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All up ,I feel we have made the correct choice a camper.We optioned our van with everything except air conditioning and it has turned out very comfortable indeed. The adventure pack handles dirt roads better than our tow vechile.
Light weight,ease of towing,insulation,
sliding light switches,After sales service a bit ordinary

mynance

mynanceWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 7 reviews

Good

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We bought new in 09 and have been to Lawn Hill national park and Adeles Grove. The road from Adeles to Gregory downs was probably one of the most corrugated and rough piece of road in Australia but the Cruiseliner proved tough and robust.

We have a few modifications planned and will extend the drawbar this year before going to the cape in June [if it stops raining].
Quick to set up, easy to tow. Seems to have enough storage for 2 plus we have the back of the Pajero.
Need a longer drawbar/A frame so that we can fit stone guard. Pre delivery and after sales service non existant.

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BeeTee33
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magnus1941
magnus1941

Have to agree. I also have a Stone Stomper made for the Cruiseliner. Great product and works like it is supposed. Now if only the A Van worked like it was supposed to!

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Questions & Answers

Gaynor.travel

Gaynor.travelasked

Hi, we bought our cruiseliner second hand and have three pieces of protective sponge, 1 for top of cabinet and 1 between folded side, where does the other piece go?
Thanks

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Waiting Long
Waiting Long

One on top of the glass pane above the stove; one above the sink; one on the bench at door entrance.
Cheers

GlennR
GlennR

I put one on top of the vanity style cabinet and under the RHS siding; another on top of RHS siding to separate it from the LHS siding; and the third on topic the LHS siding near it’s top apex before lowering the roof; all to prevent damage when travelling.

travel safely

Glenn

actionplayer
actionplayer

I love looking at the answers to this question, everyone gets it wrong on were to put the 3 square pieces foam they get the 1 on the bench top right but the other 2 wrong. as I have repaired more avans than anyone in Australia I have good laugh at a lot of the questions that get asked on this site. Its like mr waiting long air conditioner problem I could fix that in about an hour and you wouldn't have to waste your time putting anything on this site complaining about it. I have been doing this for 27 years now most people in Australia who own an avan know who I am and were to find me on the gold coast.

Glenn

Glennasked

Water comes in under the apex of the roof especially if wind blows from the back of van or you hose the roof upwards from the back is that normal that water comes in underneath

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Waiting Long
Waiting Long

Glenn, I gather it is no longer under Warranty?
It's just I have seen other posts with this issue.
Best of luck.

Glenn
Glenn

Thanks no van still under warranty. Been told that’s normal . Don’t know enough to prove other wise. In there defence it was severe wind blowing and garden hose has a fair stream. So not sure

Waiting Long
Waiting Long

If the van is still under Warranty pursue it with A-van and the retailer. You have a legitimate case but will have to be very persistent and insistent

CJ N.

CJ N.asked

Hi there. We are in the market for a second hand Avan. What are some things we should look out for?
Also, of it doesn't have solar on it, how easy is it to have solar fitted of we get it?

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Waiting Long
Waiting Long

Hi CJN,
There are so many issues to be aware of so do be careful. I suggest many of the issues are covered in these reviews below. Just be aware that some positive reviews can come from the manufacturer; retailer etc. There could be many other review sites but this will be sufficient to show up the pitfalls.

1/ https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/a-van-australia
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https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/a-van-ovation
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https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/a-van-australia

and probably more....

Best Wishes
'Waiting Long'

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