Where are jacking points on 2018 bush challenger with alko enduro suspensionWhere are the jacking point on 2018 golf bush challenger Show details
Great little camper!!For a small camper it suits myself and wife perfectly. Once levelled takes 5 minutes to set up. Been on two weekend trips so far and had no issues, bar the smoke alarm going off when cooking some toast (without the smoke). Purchased from the Golf supercenter in Burpengary and so far have been happy with after sales performance. Had a couple of things we needed fixed and done as soon as could be fitted in. Couldn't book in for the 1000km service before we go on our red center trip so they advised me of another caravan repair shop they recommend ... Read moreto service it. So, it's small, light and easy to set up and it has won us over. Just an update on the 8/12/22 We have done our trip to the red centre via the Plenty hwy to the West MacDonnell ranges, Kings Canyon and Uluru, then home via Coober Pedy, Broken Hill, Wilcannia and Lightning Ridge. 6500kms with approx 900kms on gravel, dirt, bulldust and corrigations. After sealing the door vent we had bugger all dust ingress, bugger all damage, just a electric brake wire was hit by stones and snapped (easy fix), and some other stone damage to the grey water outlet and one reflector. Suspension, tyres lights and everything else is spot on. We did find a few minor issues with the trailer but once we got in contact with The Golf Supercentre at Burpengary all was fixed no worries. Next trip will be to north Qld and the cape. So I have now updated scores as well. If a small van/camper trailer is what you are after, I can highly recommend this one. Update 2. Done nth qld, Atherton, Daintree and the Cape. On road it is still a dream to tow, off road it follows beautifully. We travelled the Bloomfield track, Battecamp Rd and the PDR and Bamaga rd's to tow it to Seiseawere we stayed for a few nights. We got some minor damage eg, 4 plastic cupboard locks broke, and the table fell off when I hit a wash out to hard. All was fixed by dealer when it got booked in. There were no shock leaks and structurally it is still strong. Also took it over to Moreton Island for 5 nights and in the sand it was OK to pull behind the Ranger. As it is a touch wider than the car, one trailer wheel stayed in the car track and the other made its own track. With a battery upgrade to lithium we had no problems with power and half a gas bottle ran the fridge for that time with some left over. Still loving it.
We Love it. Goes where we want and so easy up and down. Electric lift on oursGreat towing hardly know it's there.
Feels like home and so nice when on beach as it does not obstruct views or breeze.
Ours has aircon and also a great bonus when we have needed it Show details
Golf Challenger 4 Everything we need and more!We bought our Bush Challenger 4 secondhand and after catching up on some maintenance items we love it. We have just returned from a trip to Fraser Island and the Golf handled everything Fraser could throw at it. Show details
customer service is nonexistent in BomaderryWe bought a Bush challenger 3 from the Eastern Creek show, the deal was accepted with a 2 week delivery.???
The presentation on delivery was not acceptable, iron filings from drilling was rusting on roof, cupboards still had dust etc inside.
Tow hitch was fitted upside down, cupboard doors needed attention, the list goes on.we completed the work ourselves to avoid frustration dealing the manger.
Not perfect but suits us fineBought our Golf Bush Challenger LE at a show in 2013. Have had a couple of minor issues but nothing that cant be overcome. Have travelled to Cooktown in the north and south to Tasmania, plus numerous short trips. Planning a Darwin trip next year. Recently had it weighed and have just upgraded the axle and springs from 1450kg to 1600kg as we were over the atm with water tanks full. Would suggest that they do this in the factory as the extra cost would be minimal then compared to later to make it legal.
3 star for product zero for sales managementWe purchased a Bush Challenger 3 in Feb 2018 from River City RVs which is now GOLF Super Centre Burpengary QLD. Same site, same product, same management and reception.
3 stars for the product purchased. Zero stars for the management. They do not follow through on things promised at time of purchase. Once they have your money they are elusive. After several early issues and no follow through from them we are very disappointed. Our advice is- find another vendor.
There are other centres, not too far away who sell comparable campers.
We love our Golf Bush Challenger 1Purchased a Golf Bush Challenger 1 camper trailer. Very happy and great customer service. My family love this camper. We just had some heavy rain and not one leak. Amazing value and good quality workmanship. The auto pop up works a treat. Fridge gets very cold on gas. Water heater works well too :). Towing is easy and rides very well. Would recommend to anyone. For the price they use to be this is a bargain. Better then those camper trailers coming out of China and ours is Aussie made :)
Good customer service, solid well constructed camperOur Golf Bush Challenger 1 was purchased at the Sydney show in 2014 with all the bells and whistles. We recently experienced issues with the automatic roof lifting mechanism and were directed to Brendan, the Customer Service manager in Melbourne. He was incredibly helpful and arranged complete replacement of the roof lifting mechanism with the upgraded Challenger 3 lifting system free of charge. This was all performed outside their 12 month warranty period. It now works better than ever and are very happy with the workmanship. Other than th... Read moreat the camper construction is neat, accurate and solid with all the features you 'need' to rough it. One aspect which we found really surpassed our previous Jayco Hawk was the exceptionally performance on and off road. The trailing arm suspension and hyland coupler eliminates any hint of sway like we use to experience. Very satisfied.
Not a problemMe my wife and two kids are out in our van every 2 nd week we go bush, up the beach and have not had one problem for $30k
we look at it as a tent on wheels that takes 20 min to put up and 20 min to pull down , we did change the beds both ends cost $240.00 for both
and had the best nights sleep . if you read the manual you will not have a problem , you are crazy if you do not put the support poles in after you
have put it up ,
About the roof mainly - June 2011 Bush ChallengerWe were deploying the Van on the south coast before Christmas 2016 when at about 2/3rds up with a loud crack and bang the roof came crashing down. Very inconvenient. We managed to lift, push and jack it up and support the roof with the four corner posts until being able to diagnose the problem next day. The main wire rope from the winch to each of the four corner ropes had snapped. A visit to the hardware store for wire rope clamps got us out of trouble and home whereupon I subsequently replaced the wire rope with 8mm Dynamica synthetic rop... Read moree - which is so far so good. I understand the synthetic rope is about 1.5 x stronger than the wire rope and has less stretch - so should be fine. Time will tell. Made a few other improvements along the way. Happy to share some info and a few things I'd do differently next time. You can leave an SMS only on 0412 155801.
Very good so farWe have used the Golf Bush Challenger 3 times, and all good so far, its not a Jaguar, so for the $30 K, we paid, we are satisfied with the unit so far, the dealer from Morrisett has been less than perfect to deal with, but there are plenty of service places for camper trailers and places to buy them
Over ratedBrought our wildtrak new in 2015 after looking at their web site, and talking to the Brisbane sales person. As it turned out it was the worst decision we made. Wheel bering seized due to over tightening and there was no grease in the hub. Golf did replace the whole side suspension. On the Birdsville track the shockies collapsed, the shockie hangers fell off the chassis,as they are only rivited on, the underneath plumbing was distroyed by rocks. We limped into Alice Springs for repairs, and golf said we would be reimbursed for out of pocket expe... Read morenses. The shockie hangers had to be welded back in place by an engineer. A trip to bunnings for some plumbing fittings, to somewhat fix the the problem. We tried to contact golf for our reimbursement, and were given the cold shoulder every time. Where still waiting. When you read their web site, and read where they state that the wild trak is built for the rugged Australian conditions, and has under floor protection, it makes one wonder how golf can falsely claim the capabilities of this camper. They have now added a foot note to their web site stating, extra care must be taken on unsealed roads as damage caused by potholes or corrugations is not covered by warranty. This in itself proves it is not made for the rugged Australian conditions. Buyer beware,
DisappointedWe bought this Avan Golf Bush Challenger second hand, it's only 15 months old. Looks brand new, But!
Looks nice, electric roof works great, awning quite a nice little unit, but needs to come down in a big storm. Beds work fine but the mattresses are rock hard, may as well sleep on a cold concrete floor.
The tap was a cold water only little flick mixer, the handle was stuck in the up position, wouldn't pump water, so had to get replaced. Ours had an air conditioner. There is no connection fitting to the outlet for the grey water hose nothing ... Read moreI tried would fit the hose on so still sorting that one out. There is no connection so that I can connect the water hose for direct water inlet save using the pump and the tank. Stabilisers don't work well as they're too big for the van and can only go down on an angle. Also the legs face the front instead of the rear, not a good safety feature. Customer service from AVAN is atrocius, cannot contact the manufacturers direct, took three weeks to get a replacement tap, then they sent a Jayco tap which was a plastic piece of rubbish and didn't even fit in the sink hole. It had no fittings and no retaining screw nothing. Ended up buying a tap ourselves and sent the bill to the caravan yard that sold us this van. Airconditioning doesn't seem to work too well. The front boot is poorly designed and hard to get to once the bed has extended. Storage inside is a mixed bag, I find the wardrobe can only take clothing etc as you have to lay it down when travelling. Would have been good to have access hatches under the U shale seating one in the middle doesn't cut it and access to the sides mean you have to lift up the rock hard foam cushions. And yes you need to move at least two to be able to get to the stuff. Overall it's a nice van but the quality of the fittings is poor, the door handle was seized and took ages to fix, the tap was broken, the latch that connect the split doors broke off, the latch pins around the door all rusted shut. I know it's second hand, but it's 15 months old and for all intents and purposes the first owners didn't us it much. Setting the van up in not hard, need to put in the retaining poles. The van is theoretically still under warranty, but Avan / Golf will not transfer the warranty to a new owner. Would I buy it again? I'll answer that in a few weeks, towing is easy. Design is good,
Golf Challengers warning before you buyMy family and I purchased a Golf challenger in 2012 and to this day have travelled over 16,0000 km. The camper design has met our expectations, however it has been the opposite for the manufacture side of the camper. Like all owners we also have had issues with door latches breaking and other minor issues. The major issues we have had and can be supported through forums is concerning the roof, and thus needs to be highlighted for anyone considering buying a AVAN golf challenger. The reason is because it is dangerous and from our experience ope... Read morerating the roof needs to have a recall on all vans. The setup for the up and down of the roof is poorly design in the following areas; does not go up, or shutters/shakes whilst in this doing this operation, also the roof free falls or collapsed unexpected, so these three issues alone shows that a bad accident is waitng to happen. Also as a family camper I ensure my kids are no where near the camper as it is setup. Furthermore many of our concerns over the first 12months of having our camper have been warranty issues and continued phone calls to both AVAN and re-seller to not understand what customer service and consumer rights mean. It has now been 3 years and still avoiding issues on our camper that was to do with manufacture of their product. My husband and I will continue fighting their motto of 'taillight warranty' but would like to warn dealing with AVAN or buying their porducts please be carefull.
Questions & Answers
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I have a 2013 Golf Bush Challenger 3 and the corner pulleys for the roof lift mechanism are stuffed, does anyone know where to get replacements from, Avan spare parts in Melbourne are giving me the run around. Any help much appreciated.
After problems with the lifting system we have bitten the bullet and are replacing it with a Jackajay system and new masts. The only problem is now that whatever we try we just can’t get the existing masts out.
We are looking for any advice to assist us in this.
Can anyone please point us to any reference material or guides or videos that may show us how to do it, as, so far, we have not been able to come up with anything, other than sheer frustration!!
We have tried emailing Golf and never hear anything back….
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