A relative newcomer to the DriveNow family, Around Australia Motorhomes offer a great Campervan for every road trip right Around Australia! For August’s Camper of the month we’re focusing on small families and Around Australia Motorhome’s 3 Berth Cruiser
|Vehicle||Around Australia Motorhomes 3 Berth Cruiser|
|Style||Mercedes or Volkswagen 2WD|
|Engine||2.3L Turbo Diesel|
|Fuel||11 litre per 100km|
|Specifications||6 Speed Manual, Power Steering|
|Bed||1 x Double & 1 x Single (linen included)|
|Kitchen||Gas Stove with Grill & oven, Microwave, 90 Litre Fridge|
|Bathroom||Toilet & Shower -pressurised hot & cold water|
|Storage||Lockers in rear of cabin|
|Features||TV, External Awning, Outdoor table and Chairs, CD/Radio, Road atlas & Camper ground guide|
|Included||Fly screens, 95 litre Fresh water and 65 litre waste water tanks, 4Kg Gas bottle, All Cooking & dining utensils, Power supply 12v & 240v mains|
|Optional||1 x Booster & Child Seats (pre book)|
Ideal for small families, the 3 berth Cruiser keeps everyone together up front for the best views when driving with 3 seats across the front cabin and anchors for a single child or booster seat.
Down the back maximising the use of space is the secret to the success of the Cruiser with features more commonly found on larger Motorhomes cleverly incorporated into the modes footprint.
Enter the rear of the vehicle from the side sliding door and you’ll notice the TV mounted on your left behind the front passenger seat along with storage space running behind the front seats. Tucked in right immediately behind the Driver’s seat is the bathroom with shower and toilet supplied by pressurised hot and cold water from by a large 95 litre fresh water tank (shared with the kitchen sink).
The kitchen ticks all the boxes with a gas stove including grill and oven ( the 4kg gas bottle is slightly on the smallish size), plenty of cold storage space with a 90 litre fridge and microwave tops off the white goods. The fridge is powered through the vehicle whilst the microwave operates only when you’re hooked up to the mains. Sink with hot & cold water and all your cooking and eating utensils round of a compact but comprehensive kitchen.
Down the back the dinette offers plenty of seating and converts to a double bed with the optional single fold down bed above and rear double doors . There’s not a huge amount of room between the fold down bed and the double bed below however as the fold-down sits above the bottom of the lower bed this doesn’t offer any real inconvenience.
The built-in awing allows you to eat and entertain externally and there’s no added cost if you want to include an outdoor table and chairs. As with the booster or child seat it’s best to book these added items when making your campervan booking and don’t leave it until the day of pick up.
All in all this is a great vehicle for a small family – it certainly is compact but that’s the beauty of it – the clever use of space for living equipment maximises space for you.