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A'van Aspire Hardtop Series

A'van Aspire Hardtop Series

400 Series, 500 Series, 600 Series
3.5 from 48 reviews

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Reviews

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ConsumerMan

ConsumerMan

  • 34 reviews
  • 1 like

So Far So Good

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Purchased in October 2019 at Avan NSW.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Mileage 3,000 km
Car ModelHolden Trailblazer RG LTZ
Functionality
Comfort
Exterior Build Quality
Interior Build Quality
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John L

John LIllawarra, NSW

great Van after a few teething problems,

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Purchased in September 2019 at Avan NSW, Nowra.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Mileage 600 km
Car ModelMazda CX-9
Functionality
Comfort
Exterior Build Quality
Interior Build Quality
Off-roading Performance
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Marg N Bob B.

Marg N Bob B.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

Fantastic van,fantastic team at Adelaide Avan.

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Huge shout out to the fantastic team at Avan Windsor Gardens , the friendly Tammy and super salesman Craig, but in particular the fabulous Jan, who we were fortunate enough to meet at the recent caravan show in Adelaide.She was warm ,friendly and very knowledgeable . We were after a modified version of the 555 ,and Avan Adelaide accommodated us perfectly. We’ve only recently taken possession of our modified rig, and could not be happier. Towing is a breeze,the quality and workmanship is very good . We’re about to put it through it’s paces through the next few months ,and will update this review afterwards.

Purchased in September 2019.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Pete

PeteSydney Surrounds, NSW

Bathroom Not thought out

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Exhaust fan should be placed ubove shower in case its left open when it rains also a light should be placed ubove mirror so you can see whilst shaving or doing hair

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Mileage 20,000 km
Car ModelMazda BT-50 MK2 (2011-Present)
Functionality
Comfort
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Glyn

Glyn

  • 2 reviews

Fantastic van for its size

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We purchased our Avan 555 Feb 2018 and it hasn’t missed a beat. The en-suite is spacious, the island bed is fantastic and so much storage room. I particularly love the wardrobes on both sides of the bed. We have completed a red centre trip and now on a six month trip up to top end and eventually across to Perth and down to Adelaide before heading back home to Qld. We do plenty of free camping so the 18o litre water tanks are great. We have solar and a diesel heater and a 180 litre fridge freezer. Good quality throughout this is our third Avan and the quality versus cost is excellent. The dining seats are comfortable and roomy as we have a cafe lounge set up and the table also folds back.

Purchased in February 2018 at Kratzmann Caravans.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Mileage 19,000 km
Car ModelMitsubishi Pajero Sport QE GLS 7 Seats
Functionality
Comfort
Exterior Build Quality
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Frankle

FrankleSouthwest, VIC

Hi, we have a 555 and have only used it a few times but have found it to be really nice

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I am know expert in towing a van but find this a good van to tow and set up. I would not hesitate to recommend this van .Buy one now.


Stewart

StewartSydney, NSW

2018 499 bunk Amazing van for size

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Amazing value for money, easy to tow light weight.
It offers so much for the $$
the van looks very nice with large windows, new 2018 decals look nice.
Avan Nowra & Penrith, Anthony a really genuine sales guy.
Mark & Di @ Penrith very helpful.
We love our Avan Aspire 499 bunk.


noble

nobleBuderim

Nead more practical engineering for electrical!

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Blue Mac

Blue Macrichmond

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great van Great Service

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My van has just done almost 10000klm around SA and NT. Back in NSW and cannot fault the van.
Going back to Avan for service and could not wish for better service from the dealer or for a better van ,great to tow and very comfy.

bindi

bindiAdelaide

  • 2 reviews

An excellent caravan in every respect

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The caravan was purchased after a trip to the Caravan & Camping Sale in July 2017 so we had opportunity to compare a wide range of manufacturers. The delivered product met all our expectations. Small touches like the cut out on the side of each wardrobe to access the extra USB points we asked for were an excellent modification.
Er asked for, and would recommend, a completely removable table for our L-shaped lounge. We love the en-suite.

There is plenty of storage available and the tunnel boot is very accessible.

My wife is the driver, I'm blind, and she has no trouble towing the van.

We had a Purpleline remote mover added after purchase which makes moving the van a breeze.

Floor PlanAspire 555

Wayne

WayneSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Warranty is a dirty word

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Floor PlanAspire 555 with adventure pack and L shaped dining

Blue Mac

Blue Macrichmond

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

ASPIRE499 with Bunks and double bed

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The finish and quality was as good as any others.
The van is reliable and only problem was loose wire on water guage which Avan fixed without any hassles.This van is the most comfortable I have owned and I did own an earlier Avan plus a couple of Jaycos which were good but not as good as this one.
Towing is hassle free and follows me a dream.

Floor PlanBunks , Double bed, combo toilet shower

Bill

BillSydney

Great van, terrible service

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Great to tow & so far meets all our expectations.
Poor service from Avan where they did not fit the Thule awning which was a selling point then lied about it.
Make sure you have every minute detail when dealing with the sales people as there were other customers who had similar complaints.
Apart from that very happy with The van.

Floor PlanDouble bed

Donald Birks

Donald BirksMelbourne

  • 19 reviews
  • 16 likes

After 3 years finding it a great van.

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Nice van, easy to tow. Has rear double bed could do with a little bigger but very comfy if have the inner spring and not the foam. Kitchen consisting of gas cook top, microwave oven, deep bowl sink, 12v range hood with light and 3 way fridge. Rear combination shower/toilet with separate vanity not a problem very compact. It has reverse cycle air-con. Would recommend.

Trisha

TrishaAdelaide

Loving the ensuite

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We have only had the van for about 4 weeks, but travelled from Adelaide to Townsville including a fair amount of central QLD. The only problem we have experienced is the water gauge doesn't always want to work. We are only keeping the tanks half full to keep the weight down and we don't need 180 litres as we don't free camp all the time. We are very happy with the quality and appearance of the van. We put a adapter on the table to swing it at different angles to give us more room sitting at it. Tows beautiful.

Floor PlanDouble bed with full ensuite
Rob

RobMandurah

Love our van

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We have found our van to be great to tow. Only issue we have is the table is hard to get in behind and the seat are very uncomfortable, but hey you are not supposed to be sitting behind them for hours so no big deal. We did find that our dealer supplied us with the grey water hose and didn't mention that we needed a connector. However we were asked to read all the supplied material and it does say to buy a connector of the correct size. We have not had our first month service so I guess we will find out what the service is like then. But so far it has been good.

Floor PlanAvan Aspire 555

george6750

george6750Caboolture

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great van

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Recently purchased second hand and full of bulldust but good bones and a good price that allows minor repairs without over capitalising.
Excellent spacious van with low weight, tows well and love the windows that can be secured open unlike many other lightweights that have click clack windows that can readily be opened fom outside that is no good for free camping.
Would like the tunnel boot fully closed off from interior.


Phantom

PhantomHighland Park

Bad Workmanship

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Floor Plan402 Aspire Double bed

Great little van

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To find a little van with double bunks a double bed and shower and toilet was a big challenge with out going to a 20 ft or bigger van. This little van has it all, we just love it. Great to tow good clearance every thing we need for our weekends away. Like another person said they are not a $70 k van so don't expect a penthouse on wheels, but we love it and have had no problems.Hard to find a van with all this brand new for under $40 k with a 5 yr front to back warranty.


Bad workmanship

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Brought it second hand from a dealer who said it was fully serviced!!!! Not enough or poor quality wheel bearing grease had to replace all bearing due to overheating, Grey water floods shower recess. Low internal water pressure unless you use the pump as well. water leaking from under sink, clip hadn't been tightened. Support leg on awning won't hold up have to use a wooden dowel. .Flyscreen and shade cords broken on front window. Lucky i'm a retired fitter and have fixed it myself, didn't have much pleasure from the dealers. So just be warned the if you buy one second hand this is what you can expect...


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Questions & Answers

Peter L.

Peter L.asked

aspire 563 hard top
Box underneath van on Drivers side on the way to tanks is leaking , ie what is it and how do i repair ?

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Trevor J.

Trevor J.asked

hi just got a new aspire 555 and would just like to know if i have fill the tanks and do i need to use the electric pump if i,m at a powered site with mains water, thanks

2 answers
Pete
Pete

You dont have to use the pump on powered site so you need to switch the pump off

Trevor J.
Trevor J.

Thank you


David T

David Tasked

I have a water leak in the front window above the bed, how do I fix this problem?
The window is intact the leaking looks like it is coming in from around the seals, how do you take the outside cover off?. Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I don’t want to take it back to Avan.
Regards David

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