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A'van Aspire Hardtop Series

A'van Aspire Hardtop Series (page 2 of 3)

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

Reviews

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  • Value for Money
    4.2 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (5)
  • Mileage 10,650 km (4)
  • Comfort
    3.8 (4)
  • Exterior Build Quality
    4.3 (4)
  • Interior Build Quality
    3.3 (4)
  • Off-roading Performance
    4.0 (1)

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Disappointing quality control and after sales service

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best van on the market by far

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we picked up our aspire 555 this year and have been travelling for 2 months now. we love our 555 and cant really fault it in any. we purchused the van at the big show in feb and found the team a pleasure to deal with we have had a few minor issues (teathing problems) and avans respose has been great. we could not beleive how much is in the van not only for its size buy its weight as well. if you want a light weight but high quality van you cant go passed the avan range and i would highly recomand the team at avan. dont take my word for it get down to a show or even a dealer and check it out

Floor Plan555

Perfect for us.

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Bought out 499 in 2013. Not the perfect layout for us but what its got, its weight and especially the price was perfect for us. She tows well and havent had any problems. We love it.

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Mrs

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Very happy with aspire 499. Great after sale service by AW RV World

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Bought an aspire 499, very happy with it. Nice and light and tows like a dream but most of all it was affordable. We use it to visit family who live in Vic and Wa and just sit it on their front lawn. Also use it for a few weekend trips here and there. We bought it through aw rv world and have nothing but positive things to say about them. We will be looking to getting a new van hopefully soon with an island bed and separate shower toilet, I like the avan frances.

Ohhhh not again

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Kimba

Kimbaadelaide

Unroadworthy? - lack of dealer action

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Kimba
Kimba
mik

mik

  • 2 reviews

Few issues with Avan 499 Aspire

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Had exactly the same issue when i picked up my Aspire back in 2013.They only had half the camp room ended up being nearly 4 months by the time i received the the missing parts.

having trouble getting parts

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We have been waiting over 4 months for our camp room which should have been with our Aspire 555 when we picked it up. Every time we contact the dealer its just one excuse after another. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how did you solve your problem. So far the care factor is zero

John W

John WBonnie Doon

Few issues with Avan 499 Aspire

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Fly screen (door drops off runner.)Poptop material comes away from top liner in places.Sink flows into shower base (remedy was to cut drain and have seperate flow for shower and sink). Shower exhaust fan cover stuck to rubber seal. Not happy. Not much or little response from A-Van about these issues.

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Greatsparks

GreatsparksRedland City

Great Van

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After researching far and wide, I purchased a second hand Avan Aspire 499 HT. Great little van, compact, easy to tow, tows like a dream. Van was 4 years old and had been used as an on site van, lived in 24/7. Everything still works with minimal sign of wear all AOK. Minor issues related to under floor wiring and plumbing (in my fastidious opinion) were easily fixed by me as I am a tradesman. Great little van and would recommend it to all but the wingers who want a $75k van in a van that costs $37k. Dec 2017 Update. I have since looked at other vans plumbing and wiring and they are generally installed in the same manner as in the Avan. The van is still keeping us very happy.

its ok , I'm a bit of a handy man .

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Pick up 499 pop top in Jan 2014. Read all the complaints that go back3years or so and you guessed it nothing has been done to fix the problems. water from sink floods toilet floor, roof sags on back corner, stairwell light not working , the van it's self is a little to low, you have to be a body builder to raise the roof , I put a baggage door road side to give access under bed , drop down table and rear poll carriers,

Buzzard

BuzzardAdelaide

  • 2 reviews

Tread carefully before buying a carAvan

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Buzzard
Buzzard

Like to know more - call me on 0418848316

Buzzard
Buzzard

Nice Caravan, 499 HT Aspire

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Aspire 563 nov 2012

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Looks good! But, have just had the brakes rewired, costly, because. Wiring was too small and brakes only received power along the line. Our bedroom window , double glaze, has come apart, currently duck taped. The catch on our skylight has broken while travelling along the road. The van is not sealed at all from dust coming up near the walls when travelling on short dirt roads , usually detours. Fridge had to be replaced (not 12 months old) would not go on gas, faulty inastalation and vents were in wring place. Very dissatisfied.

Avan aspire poptop LEAKS

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Dale55

Dale55Old Junee

For an Aussie Built Van, at Affordable Price, it is the best I've Owned

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lawrance

lawranceMelbourne, Victoria

  • 6 reviews

Great value for money, looks contemporary and we love ours!

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Chrsam

ChrsamPenrith

  • 2 reviews

Avan 525 aspire poptop

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Chrsam
Chrsam
Chrsam
Chrsam

Have since raised the height of the van by fitting axle under springs no more trouble of it bottoming out.

Quality control out the window

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Avan issues

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I had enough problem with my aspire 499 that I fully agree with you. I am at the stage where I don't get any pleasure what so ever out of it. Also as some one else suggested on another review, head office didn't acknowledge our initial concerns what so ever, which were considerable. I also would agree the designs are good just poor quality issue still having problems with considerable water leaked in front window And boot and other issues. Would I have another one, no

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Questions & Answers

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"

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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 /

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jacqui

jacquiasked

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

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