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A'van Aspire Hardtop Series

A'van Aspire Hardtop Series Questions & Answers

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

46 questions from our users

Trevor J.

Trevor J.asked

hi i have an avan aspire 555 full van, just like to know if we can leave the electric hot water on when hooked up to mains water when in a caravan park, thanks in advance, "didn't get told anything when we bought the van in the hand over, just told you will work it out"

3 answers
ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

Yes. When at a caravan park we leave our hot water switched onto electricity all the time. In fact in never gets switched off, so when we arrive at the next caravan park the next day we have hot water within 20 minutes of plugging in.

John L
John L

Hi Trevor, yep we have an Avan aspire 555, hot water gets switched on the moment the tank is full and never gets switched off till we leave, so all good, I am amazed how little information is provided unless you ask and how useless most of the written material provided is for daily running of equipment. cheers John

Trevor J.
Trevor J.

Thanks John, lot’s of paper work came with it but tells you nothing, once again thank you.

deirdre p.

deirdre p.asked

Aspire Hardtop 402 Double

is there a water indicator?
Is it for the hot water tank or the normal water tank /

No answers
jacqui

jacquiasked

has anyone removed the shower exhaust filter for cleaning? How did you do it?

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jacqui

jacquiasked

Hi there. we have just bought the 563 series and wonder if anyone has removed the exhaust filter from the shower ceiling to clean?

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Sheenagh B.

Sheenagh B.asked

Aspire Hardtop 555 Double

Love the rain but now have a leak coming from skylight and so covered skylight which also covered solar. Now have no lights or fridge power. Weirdly microwave, TV and power-points work. What do I do??? No fun sitting here in partial dark with food defrosting. How do I get light and fridge to work without solar. Battery seems flat, fuses ok, circuit breaker ok. Can I just plug into 240V to power everything ?

4 answers
ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

Plug into power which will power fridge (if power selected on three way), microwave and will/should recharge battery for 12v lights.

ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

Also try gas for the fridge

Sheenagh B.
Sheenagh B.

Battery cooked itself a few months ago so I don’t think that’s working and without that the fridge panel not lighting up to enable me to select a power source. Mains power plugged in but that’s not registering either.

Jeff

Jeffasked

Aspire Hardtop 555 Double

Our 2016 Xtrail has a max tow weight of 2000kg and tow ball weight of 200kg will this be ok to tow a 2019 Aspire 555 pop top?

4 answers
ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

PLEASE DON’T DO IT ! A caravan salesperson will no doubt tell you it will do the job, and legally, according to the numbers, it will. But you will pull the guts out of the car IMHO and have nothing in reserve. When we fell in love with the Avan Aspire we had a Mazda CX-5 with the same towing capacity as your vehicle. We are so glad that after a lot of research and car towing reviews we changed our tug before buying the van (horse before the cart is a good principle when buying caravans) and now we have loads of towing capacity up our sleeve which is such a great and comforting feeling, as caravanning is challenging enough without the overwhelming knowledge that your tug is operating right on it’s limit and you have to worry about every bit of weight you add to car and caravan. Please consider a proper tow vehicle.

Jeff
Jeff

Thanks ConsumerMan, so what tow vehicle did you go with?

ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

Holden Trailblazer.

Trevor J.

Trevor J.asked

hi i have an aspire 555 when we turn the pump on out free camping the water pump starts up when no taps are being used, is the norm or is there a fault with the pump, van is only 3 months old, thank you

3 answers
ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

Yes, the pump will come on for a short while (10 seconds maybe) to pressurise the pipes. If it stays on longer you may have a leak in the pipes. First check all taps are actually closed including outside shower and outside tap on drawbar. Then check all hose clamps. Sorry, that's all I got to offer.

Trevor J.
Trevor J.

thank you, didn't want to ring the place where we got the van from still to angry about the mucking around we got with them and then attitude " we've got your money don't care anymore''.

ConsumerMan
ConsumerMan

Just read your question again and I may have misunderstood. If the pump comes on for no reason such as the middle of night then yes, I think you may have a leak somewhere

Gabrielle E.

Gabrielle E.asked

Hi all. We have Aspire 555, which we love. Its 2 berth. Has anyone used table area as 3rd bed? Thanks in advance :)

No answers
Victor D.

Victor D.asked

How do I remove the toilet fuse in the cassette cavity?

No answers
Anthony

Anthonyasked

Aspire Hardtop 402 Double

Where is consumer affairs, all you have is VCAT. Avan proudly Australian, it's no wonder people are buying Chinese vans imported. Same goes for Jayco.

No 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 ?

No answers
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

Aspire Hardtop 555 Double

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

No answers
Kelly M.

Kelly M.asked

Has anyone had an axel brake on an aspire 555? The axel is hollow.

3 answers
Glyn
Glyn

No

Frankle
Frankle

Hi , we have had no problem with ours but we have not used it much.
We are selling it though if you are interested.

Kelly M.
Kelly M.

Thanks Frank but I don't think I would want another one after this.

Sandra R.

Sandra R.asked

Aspire Hardtop 555 Double

Hi there, we have a Avan aspire triple five has under-seat air con and it doesn't work very well, if someone can give us any advice it would be greatly appreciated
other than that we are very happy with our van, it got everything you need to travel,
thanks

1 answer
Wayne
Wayne

How old is the van? Have you changed the filters. If you take it back for warranty work at Bomaderry, empty the van first. Or my experience was, they emptied contents and camping equipment to the value of over $500 dollars into their boot for me.

Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedyasked

Aspire Hardtop 499 Double

Does the 2017 499 Avan aspire bunk have a gas/electric hot water system?

1 answer
noble
noble

LPG/240V NOT LPG/12V

Allan M.

Allan M.asked

oops sorry it's a 2017 aspire

No answers
Allan M.

Allan M.asked

hi all can anyone tell me how to get the outside light cover to change a bulb txs in advance Allan.

1 answer
noble
noble

Squeeze it

Allan M.

Allan M.asked

Aspire Hardtop 555 Double

hi can a mazda cx5 tow this van its a diesel motor and say it can tow 1800 kgs txs

3 answers
Frankle
Frankle

Not to sure I think our van weighs under 1800 kg so you should be Ok to tow.If your interested our van has only been used twice and we are selling it as my Wife doesn’t really like caravaning.

John L
John L

I have a cx9 with has a tow capacity of 2 tone towing the 555 and I am upgrading to a diesel 1 because of the fuel economy is poor and 2 because it does feel precarious especially when fully loaded. Mind u it is the off road version so it is more elevated I recommend u upgrade to avoid risks and burning out your clutch

John L
John L

speaking of which in my upgrading, what do other people tow there Avan 555 with and what do you recommend?

Norman B.

Norman B.asked

WHAT IS IN THE ENTERTAINMNET AND AMBIENCE , STYLE UPGRADES IN aVAN ASPIRE RANGE

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