New Age Manta Ray 19ft Enduro
Hi this is my second New Age Van purchased from New Age Melbourne 5months ago and love it. Have had nil issues with it and just love getting away in it. Great service from Joel and Mel who cannot do enough for you and knows their product. Very happy all round.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$80,000.00.
- 19ft Ensuite Rear Door
- Verified purchase
Took a long time to make a decision on a caravan as I wanted to make sure that I was getting value for money.
The quality of the build and finish has been done well, all fixtures and fittings are of good quality. Very comfortable dining and full queen size bed. As I’m towing with a Discovery 4 you don’t really notice the van behind you.
Hi i love my van manta ray 19e only thing i don't like is the shelf above the bed can't sit up properly.Was wondering if it could be removed at any stage.Jule's
Great Van for the family
We bought a Dec 2016 built 19ft MataRay with bunks and a toilet/shower combo Special Edition (19BC SE) in Jan 2017. The special edition comes with grey cladding and black checkerplate which looks quite handsome and is different to most white cladded vans on the road. Other extras with the Special Edition include an external gas bayonet, much bigger fridge, tool box on A Frame (which is divided in two, with one half carrying the 2 x 9kg gas cylinders) and a few other things that I cant remember. The SE was well worth the extra money we thought....We have heard many horror stories from good friends about poor workmanship on the modern vans that they have or have had in the past, so naturally we avoided those brands. regardless of what we thought was a good brand choice, we still went over the van we ordered in great detail ensuring the build quality was there before we handed over the cheque for this one. After 2 hours at handover and poking and prodding, we took the van on the first trip. Very comfy, good size for the three of us (2 adults and one child), and no creaks/groans, loose fittings or poor workmanship to report. It even rained quite heavily whilst we were away on our first trip, and was happy to see no leaks - maybe when you hear so many bad stories about modern caravans you expect the worst, and that can make you overly excited when the caravan does what you expect it should. The MantaRay is one of the main product lines (50% of sales) for New Age and as such they have their own production line just for this line of van (or so the salesman told us). Despite this, the Newcastle agents were happy to request some modifications for us (covert the triple bunks into double bunks, add some reinforcement to the rear bumper to allow us to carry 3 bikes on a rack). Modifications done without a hassle. We requested the change to double bunks to give more room between the bunks, as the triple bunks were quite close together. The bumper was reinforced through adding a third arm to the body of the van. A single 150kw solar panel was added to the roof which charges the battery no problems. We camped for 3 days recently without power and water, and the battery was always charged up from the solar. We used the lights, stereo, chargers for phones and ipad via the USBs inside, and the waterpump for shower and toilet. VERY Impressed. The weak point, and it is the same for everyone, is water. The more water you have the longer your can stay in remote areas. By the end of day 3 we had a bit more than a third of our water left, so we estimated that just using the two standard tanks that the van came with that we could free camp for up to 5 days if we kept showers quite short. If we really wanted to extend it we would take extra drinking water in bulk separate containers and wash off the sand and salt at the beach shower, rather than the on board shower. We were dubious about having the toilet/shower combo. But to get a separate shower and toilet with bunks in the van meant going to the 22ft model, which we didnt want to do, as the 19ft already looked too long. Anyway, we put a system in place, everyone showers one after the other so we are all done around the same time, and the last one to shower uses a shower weedgy to send all the water down the drain. Only took 3-4minutes and the shower was dry again. So, I like the combo/shower toilet in this van. Now it seems that toilet/shower combos vary from brand to brand and van to van. The one in the New Age seemed a bit bigger than some other combos that we had seen, and the New Age combo has the handwashing sink outside the shower, which was an excellent move (as the combos with the sink inside that we saw in other vans are just plain too small).
Purchased a Manta Ray 19E SE (special edition) earlier this year from New Age caravans Gold Coast.
I could not be happier with the service we received from Scott and the rest of the staff.
April 5th 2018 Update: Quality is far better than that in the Junko sorry Jayco vans
Happy with the Manta Ray 19er se
Only thing is that the staff at the dealer New Age Gold Coast need more training in how to set up the WDH's that they say oh you will need as WDH and cant set it up correctly.
Still trying to find some one that can help me set it up correctly some places will only help out if I buy a new WDH from them.
Questions & Answers
We recently purchased our van second hand, and have found that the laminate in the cupboards and under the dining seats has yellowed and is slightly sticky in places. Has anyone else had this issue?
How to remove wire screens in en-suite to remove debris
Have constant air lock in the water tanks. Can't fill up tanks. Have tried everything. Got a shower and can't even use it if free camping. Any ideas?
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