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Six years on!
This is our fifth post on the Francis. Its six years since we bought it new and its now done over 100,000ks. In the last eighteen months / two yeas we have had been on many rough roads anf done extensive free camping. The van trails well and has never leaked. Everything works as it should and its a reliable comfy unit. We have added a CTEK charger and upgraded the two batteries to another 120amp. We made the right decision when we purchased this van and if we upgraded we would most likely buy another AVAN van.
One other point is the ALKO torsion suspension. We were nit entirely sure when we bought the van. We were used to coil or leaf spring. Six years on couldn't recommend it enough.
Purchased in May 2015 at Avan.
2009 Liam Mk2 Adventure Pack Off Road, 5.63 pop top. Everything works. Tows great. Very good quality. Plenty of ground clearance for most tracks. Aging very well. Love it. Would give it a score of 9/10.
Purchased in June 2017 for $35,000.00.
We bought a 2nd hand year old AVan Jensen 2017 model and love it. Great layout.
All caravans need maintenance along the way but our is minimal compared to the European Adria we had previously.
a'van francis HT
We purchased a new Francis HT Adventure pack from A'van Morisset in October 2017. Since then we have done a couple of "shake down" local trips, leading up to our recent big trip. We have just come back from an 6000 km trip from Lake Macquarie to Longreach, Winton, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Townsville and down the coast to Yeppoon where we stayed for a few days before coming home via Goondawindi, Warialda, Inverell and One Mile Beach, Nelson Bay, where we stopped for a few nights before coming home.
The van has had a a couple of niggling iss...
Love our Nathan adventure pak
Picked our van up in November just did a trip to the Eyre Peninsula for a month the van went great just a couple of things to get checked but at the moment very happy we towed with a ford territory ghia awd not to bad on the petrol we thought it would be terrible did a lot of free camping very comfortable, and very easy to tow.
Best Family Van on the Market
The build quality of my Avan Aspire 617 is perfect. It is fantastic having a seperate shower and toilet with a triple bunk in a 19ft van that has an ATM of under 2.5t. The WA dealer (Premier Avan) are fantastic, they are friendly, always willing to help and gave a through handover of the van on collection.
Best caravan we've had to date.
Best of the"complete" single axle vans available.
We purchased a Francis, complete with Adventure Pack, three years ago and have nothing but praise for the thoughtful design, weight, finish and durability. Our vans has now covered in excess of 30,000 klm over the many varied types of Australian roads, including the awful western bitumen "highways" and country gravel/dirt tracks - and - it will still pass for a brand new van!; we do not do serious off road type work. We will leave this to camper trailers and their fans. We have had the usually reported issues - window surround screws coming ...loose, forgetting to secure the ensuite door during travel etc. All have been easily and permanently fixed with no further issues. We enjoy the tremendous insulation of the composite build - wether cold or hot, it are a great advantage over the "old type" wooden constructed vans. The independent suspension rides so well that we use the bed to lay our camp table and chairs on during travel; they never move from where they are placed. We tow the van with a 150 series Prado and because of the light tare weight, it provides excellent fuel consumption figures. Avan have provided great back-up service, always providing friendly advice and on-time delivery of any service/parts required. So, it is now time to move to a little bigger van; we checked the thousands available, however, after considering all the glamour available, have decided to update to another Avan - Nathan this time around.
Very happy Chappy
Had our Liam HT 5years great van easy to tow with Mazda BT50 only small things gone wrong as with all vans just about competed 20thousand kms this trip no problems at all
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
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.
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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