For the family, this van has much to offer. Its ATM of 2500kg does not require a particularly heavy duty tow vehicle; and its Tare weight of 1892kg means a very good load capacity, much heavier than many a larger van.
Fitting in a family layout, including bunks, requires some design trickery and compromise. So the end result is a forward entry door, a double bed across the front of the van and north-south bunks in the rear, opposite the nearside bathroom. That leaves the midriff for the nearside L-shaped lounge/dinette and offside kitchen bench.
Feeding a family is undoubtedly a bit of a challenge when caravanning and while the benchtop area is a bit small, the 190L fridge certainly is not.
The double bed measures 1.83x1.47m (6ft x 4ft 10in) and the bunks are 1.83x0.68m (6ft x 2ft 3in). Whilst the bunks appear okay, the main bed is on the short side for taller persons.
The 1800 is kitted out in standard fashion with a 100Ah deep cycle battery, LED lighting and 240V mains powerpoint and battery charger, so anyone contemplating staying off the grid might consider solar panels for which the van is pre-wired.
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