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Avan owen ht
great designed van, great for towing and camping....however build quality needs attention as the final product is disappointing.
The only problem is the proctor awning fitted to our van tends to break with any wind ...not a recommended awning.
Very Happy with my A Van Liam 2010
Yes, the boot leaked initially but a little bit of sense and silicon protection and then no more leaking after that. What do you put in the boot anyway? Pretty simple really. I have had no more trouble with my A VAN In fact I find it hard to believe some of these reviews. My caravan was in perfect condition when I purchased it new and after 4 years it still is. If you look after your AVAN it will last a long time. It is roomy, lightweight to pull and tracks very well. I would recommend AVAN to anyone looking for a reliable Van
Boot leaked while parked level in steady rain 2nd day after purchase. Inquired through arrogant person at avan head office and was told "the van would not have been sold with a "dry" boot and that is why the drain holes are there". Might as well store your items on the a frame. No radio. $52,000 spent." funny advertising does not mention boot is not waterproof" or not to store your items in the boot because it will leak. Not much use having one. Apparently it has been a problem for some time and nobody from avan has been interested in finding a...solution to the problem. Not a happy camper. After sales service and manners from avan head office *minus 1 out of 10.* September 17th 2018 Update: After sale service from manufacturer Leaking front boot. Contacted H.O to be told."that's what the holes in bottom of boot are for to let the water out an the vans are not sold claiming to have a dry boot". Any complaints about workmanship of interior was met by saying "they are all like that" In all fairness [name removed] at Port Macquarie Avan was very helpful.
Good design, poor workmanship.
Poor quality control in factory, cupboard doors not lining up and/or crooked, trimming unstuck in several areas, wheel cover did not fit. Large dirty shoe marks over top of bed base and seat base. Some door locks sticking. Overall, disappointed with workmanship. Our old van (Olympic Sprinter) was much more solidly constructed than this new one.
Good size - had everything we required in a new van.
See review above.
HT Owen 609 adventure pack 2011 20 ft
We are a couple of grey nomads living in our HT OWEN 609 and on a lap around the block..We were down to two vans ... the Jayco Starcraft offroader or the OWEN 609 adventure pack with annex. We chose the Avan because it's a nice roomy van , great to tow. Nice clean lines, light weight, good layout. Needed a few mods but...I have fitted the mandatory 150 mil plastic annex pole holder to the rear bumper ,a stereo- DVD player , TV , outside radio antenna ,extra battery with 200 watt solar panel , 95 liter drinking water tank , alloy edging on shelv...es to stop items rolling off , sink cover , 1200 watt inverter , annex light that can be switched on from inside!!! , 9 KG gas bottles ,moved jockey wheel mount forward to outside of draw bar allowing jerry can rack to be mounted on old 4 KG bottle mounts , reversing camera , partition under bed for reinforcement when shagging and to stop items finding their way into the batteries, water pump ,transformer section . The brand new micro wave made all the right noises but did not heat so had to be replaced plus the cupboards would not take coat hangers.. this was fixed by removing the false back and moving the coat hanger rod back 75 cm. plus it then left the shelf exposed so I screwed a couple plastic containers on to keep odd bits in. We are happy with our choice so far. But boot leaks!! Price.. most vans with the same layout are 20-30 grand dearer...Large fridge , roomy ,uncluttered interior , feeling of space , nice bathroom , comfy queensize bed ..plenty cupboard space. Tows beautifully. Smart looks. 4 KG Gas bottles to small , jockey wheel winder fowls on gas bottles , plastic door with no security screen , Window fly screens .. to close the window I have to open the screen letting all the bugs in !!!
We have had our van for 4 months and have nothing but trouble since day 1. The warranty is a worthless and Avan are not interested in helping once they have the money. We are onto our 3rd A/C, the microwave works randomly, the shelf the microwave is mounted to has come away from the wall. The back of the lounge came free from the wall. The tape on the ceiling joins has split in places. We have never been on a dirt or gravel road but the thing is falling apart. Very disappointing!
Clean lines, roomy layout, modern interior feel, well priced for the features
Poor build quality, no after sales service, front boot leaks alot, power point in odd postions, no 12v power point, wardrobes too shallow
Considering the price of this van we are generally happy.It tows well, has a good appearance and well fitted out. This is our 2nd. Avan as we were very happy with our original purchase. Handled our trip around Australia well and with the battery pack fitted as standard allowed us to do a fair amount of free camping.
We have the Liam HT> Very well priced van. Just completed 20,000 Kms around Aust. towing with Commodore Sportswagon. Towed very well. Well finished and equipped considering the price.
A/C unit failed, replaced under warranty by Dometic.Faulty shower connectoer.No other major problems but just as well as response from manufacturer and dealer (Nth. Brisbane) is negative.
a well priced well built touring caravan for 2 people.have travelled 5000kms so far without any structural or mechsnical problems
good looking, well finished outside.tows great,no sway or snaking. very neat underneath with wiring and plumbing.good 12 volt system standard.excellent blind and insect screen windows
inside could be finished better,but seems well built.lack of cupboard space ,and depth of wardrobes. poor dlivery time of parts from AVAN
We purchased a new Charlotte in July 2011. We had it built to our specifications and absolutely love it. It is great to tow and has ample storage for what we require. We were looking for a van for a number of years and wanted one with no canvas but had to have bunks for our children. Avan had 3 options that suited us and the Charlotte was chosen as our 1st van. Growing up around caravans I knew what I wanted and Avan had all the boxes ticked. I would certainly recommend Avan to anyone who is looking for a fantastic van with lots of features and well finished. Good on you Avan, keep up the good work!!
Very styly looking van, excellent value for money, very good use of space.
Well priced van, easily towed, good height from the road, nice European look about it. Brochures should provide more info.
Price is great as is the shower toilet set up. Love the outside look of the van and for a smaller caravan having two axles is a plus
The 'L' shaped dining table is a little too close to the seats and I am not a large person. Cupboard space is a little limited, gas bottles could be the next size up and the water is only 95 litres. Couldn't find any info in regard to the caravan brakes.
Questions & Answers
Our water connection to the toliet where the cassette is located has dislodged twice. Flooded the van. Turned the mains off to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Hi have a Frances ht and would like a more secure door on it any ideas please
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