Campervan of the Month: June - Maui Platinum River Campervan

Campervan of the Month: June - Maui Platinum River Campervan

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The Maui Platinum River Campervan has been designed from the ground up for family space and comfort and ticks all the boxes and then some.

VehicleMaui Platinum River Campervan Rental - 6 berth
StyleMercedes or Volkswagen 2WD
Engine2.2L Turbo Diesel
Fuel13 litre per 100km / 75 litre tank
FeaturesAutomatic, Power Steering, ABS
Bed 3 x Double (linen available for rental)
Kitchen 4 Burner Gas Stove & Grill, Microwave, 140 Litre Fridge
BathroomToilet & Shower -pressurised hot & cold water
StorageLockers in rear of cabin and large external storage locker
Features Leather upholstery, Reading lights, External Awning, DVD/TV, CD/Radio
IncludedFly screens, 82 litre Fresh water and 82 litre waste water tanks, 9Kg Gas bottle, Safe, Upper bed Safety nets
Optional2 x Booster & Child Seats, Outdoor Table & Chairs

This modern spacious motorhome was created with family travel in mind and in true Maui fashion delivers everything you need and then some. No Shortcuts have been taken in particular when it comes to sleeping with 3 large double beds, above the cabin, in the middle and down the back of the rear living space.

The self-styled Apartment Kitchen is equipped with everything that you'd expect to find, well..... in an apartment, with 4 ring gas stove and grill, Microwave oven (although this only operates when you are connected up to mains power) and a larger fridge/freezer than normally found on board. Great idea.

Moving to the bathroom - no problems here, with shower powered by pressurised hot and cold water and toilet. Box ticked.

Keeping the kids entertained on the move or in the evenings is made that bit easier with LCD screen and DVD player for favourite movies and the 2 living areas allow for parents to retreat for a bit of R &R. Alternatively extend the electrically controlled external awning and enjoy the outdoors.

When it comes to driving, 2 can sit up front whilst there are 4 seatbelts in the rear cabin, of which the forward facing pair can be used for booster and child seats. For that added bit of comfort there's leather upholstery and of course AC and heating in the front cabin at all times and down the back when plugged into the mains.

For the technically minded, the Platinum River comes in 2 configurations powered by Mercedes and Volkswagen 2 Wheel Drive vehicles with automatic transmission. As with most larger campervans on the road today the Platinum River is surprisingly easy to drive once you have conquered reverse. Under the bonnet there's a 2 litre turbo diesel engine running a long at a respectful 13 litres per 100kms giving a fuel range of around 750kms or thereabouts.

Finally to storage. There's plenty of locker storage space in and around the rear cabin and a large externally accessible storage area at the rear of the of the vehicle is deep enough to take those essential, or not so essential, golf clubs! Best tip on storage? Take soft bags rather than suitcases - soft bags make better use of the flexible storage space.

Maui has a well earned reputation of providing some of Australia's best equipped motorhomes and the Platinum River is a great example of this and ideal for a family road trip holiday.

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