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A'van Hardtop 609 Owen

A'van Hardtop 609 Owen

3.0 from 9 reviews

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    Great experience

    published

    Had my avan owen for 3 years now and have towed it around most of Australia tows great has plenty of storage and great fridge and i have full stove apart from the normal maintainence no problems at all

    Susan

    SusanGayndah

    Poor workmanship

    published

    Bought this van as we thought it was value for money. Comfortable and easy to tow. TV antenna was incorrectly fitted to the booster, no reception, electrician found three different wires joined and replaced with one. Water pressure poor. Blew the hot water cylinder, what a job to remove and replace, van was built around it. Water coming up in shower was fixed by replacing outlet with a bigger pipe. Toilet pipe also came off and flooded the van. Fly screens hard to clean and now windows take a bit to keep open. Removed awning as was too flimsy to carry the weight of an annexe, but apart from no help from the manufacturers, we still love our van.

    Floor PlanCafe style seating
    LGB

    LGBYarrawonga

    Nothing but problems.

    published
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    big K

    big Kcanberra

    • 2 reviews

    poor quality

    published

    Quality control non existant. Numerous problems. Although manufacturer still agreed to warranty work when van 3 years old 3 years of continuing problems forced me to sell van at big loss. As I spoke to fellow travellers it seems any Avan owner experienced simmilar problems. Last owner i spoke to had van only six months old and had it for sale due to problems with van and dealer. The van towed well, looked good but if only Avan built vans to the quality the manufacturer beliefs they are.

    Bad Mistake

    published

    De-laminating inside next to fridge. Had to replace all drawer runners. Emptying sink fills shower recess. Vanity came adrift. Edging came off locker doors and cupboard doors. Pressure reducing valve froze. Cupboard door push locks were ALL replaced. NO local dealer in WA, so have to rely on Melbourne. That's a whole other story.

    The OWEN HT 4yrs On

    published

    Few initial problems. Wiring on fridge faulty. Water connection to rear of Toilet faulty. When town water connected fitting come adrift. Van floor covered in water. When sink is drained of water the toilet floor is covered with sink water. I have fixed these problems with a few minor adjustments. Workmanship is not up to scratch.

    great van but!!!!

    published

    bought a new Owen late December. In the shake down electric hot water doesn't work, struts on bed fell off and draw slides all came away. The van tows well and is well laid out just a shame the lack of attention to detail and poor workmanship lets it down badly. For the sake of a few more screws and some liquid nails and a quality control department these vans would be exceptional value. Off to Bunnings to buy a range of screws, battery drill and several tubes of liquid nails.

    Good van. !&#@! service

    published

    Ordered Oct 2013. Deposit paid. Contract delivery time, April May 2014. Rang and enquired about delivery. Told June. Rang again, told July. Rang again, told August. Eventually they rang (First time) an we picked it up late August. Only excuse was supply problems. Overall van is very good. I have fixed all the warranty jobs myself as I never want to see them or listen to their lies again. Air conditioner sounds like a jumbo landing on the roof.

    Pinto33

    Pinto33Northern Region, NSW

    • 5 reviews

    HT Owen 609 adventure pack 2011 20 ft

    published
    6 comments
    Pinto33
    Pinto33

    Lack of bench space for preparing food is another problem we have found. Skylight needs tinting to stop heat and too bright sunlight coming in. . Blinds very flimsy. Shower compartment could be a little wider.. say 150 mil

    We have the Charlotte, same deal, boot leaks!!

    Qldmarty
    Qldmarty

    And you're still happy with it even having to do all those mods ! I would have thought the majority of them are simply due to poor design

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    Questions & Answers

    Robert ALLEN

    Robert ALLENasked

    Hardtop 609 Owen

    Where is the circuit breaker for the air con?
    ROB

    2 answers
    Gazz
    Gazz

    In over head cupboard above rangehood

    kate
    kate

    ours is on the outside at the foot of the lift up queen bed, ours is a Jensen, similar. Hope this helps..

    Shirley

    Shirleyasked

    Hardtop 609 Owen

    How does the gas hot water system work? not getting hot water

    3 answers
    Jackie
    Jackie

    I'm not sure ... ours is OK .... look in instruction manual for gas switch location.

    Shirley
    Shirley

    Done all that does not explain very much

    actionplayer
    actionplayer

    It is probably the temp valve under the bed they are poor quality that's why avan use them. Wouldn't ask your avan dealer they are only paid to work not to think. I have repaired more avans than anyone in Australia.

    Norm

    Normasked

    Hardtop 609 Owen

    I have a problem with the inlet valve ,we cannot get water into the van only way we can get water is thru the pump and and holding tanks. We cannot go on mains as it doesn't go in .The hose connections are round the right way can't find any kinks under van or under bed only .I believe that the inlet valve is just on the inside under the cupboard , is the valve spring loaded? And should I be able to push it in

    3 answers
    Hilly
    Hilly

    There is a shuttle valve under the bed - it will need to be taken apart and freed up - they get a tiny piece of dirt into them and jam the shuttle valve from moving freely to allow town water or van tanks to operate. Best to always have an inline (carbon) filter when utilizing town water as this seems to eliminate the problem.

    Stocky
    Stocky

    We had the same problem. The filler pipe in the van was kinked up in a big loop. Avan had to cut the pipe shorter so water actually flowed down hill and not up.

    Stocky
    Stocky

    We had the same problem. The filler pipe in the van was kinked up in a big loop. Avan had to cut the pipe shorter so water actually flowed down hill and not up.our preasure reducer valve blocked up aswell and i replaced it with a tap and bought a plastic one from bunnings that fits on the tap for about $10.

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