Wednesday, 5 March 2014
The Avida Sapphire caravan range was only launched to the Australian market late last year and already they are the talk of the Caravan Industry.
Stronger and lighter than other caravans, the Avida Sapphire has set a new benchmark for toughness, style and customer support.
For over 40 years, the majority of caravan manufacturers worldwide have continued the make their vans in the same way as they did decades before, essentially offering a heavy chassis necessary to support a very lightweight body constructed mostly of cheaper Meranti timber, thinly lined with wispy insulation and skinned with aluminium sheeting susceptible to water leaks from the many joins and easily damaged by road debris and hail, certainly not sturdy by anyone’s definition.
Avida has revolutionised the caravan market in Australia by introducing a caravan range that offers strength yet is lighter than most equivalent caravans thus is more stable and easier to tow. Unlike the others, much of the strength of an Avida caravan is in the body construction which offers body panels up to around four times thicker than the average caravan, fully insulated with dense polystyrene foam in the floor, wall and the roof and is the only locally manufactured caravan that offers full sandwich panel construction to cope with the toughest of Australian roads.
The one piece floor, wall and roof panels eliminates any chance of rot occurring as often happens with timber, as Avida ensures each panel is precision cut by computer controlled equipment and utilise 21st century materials in the construction. Unique features include the fully metal lined under floor with next to no cables, pipes or protrusions under the floor to minimize damage, the strong Duragal 150mm (6”) chassis rails, furniture supported by metal plates embedded into the body and screwed and glued, not stapled like others and of course, the smooth, stylish outer fibreglass skin which not only looks good but is dent resistant and impervious to weather.
A good example of the quality manufacturing is in the Avida Sapphire caravan floor. The standard caravan floor found in most other caravans is basic 12mm thick non insulated plywood sheet. An Avida Caravan floor by comparison is over four times thicker at 49mm comprising, two top and two bottom sheets, overlapped at the sheet joins to prevent floor creak and movement. Sandwiched between the plywood sheets is 35mm dense insulation for superb temperature and noise control.
The vinyl floor covering, offering a 15 year warranty is sandwiched to the top panel and underneath, a one piece aluminium skin, protects the caravan’s under floor against rocks, water, and other road debris. To back the claims made for Avida Sapphire Caravans, each caravan is offered with a free nationwide customer care package that includes a two year factory backed warranty, double that offered by most other manufacturers plus Avida’s five year structural guarantee, two years free emergency roadside assist, free first service and access to Australia’s largest accredited nationwide RV service network, all for your own peace of mind. Avida has been building motorhomes, mostly under the brand name of Winnebago for over 48 years and understands the road conditions that are likely to be confronted around Australia. Avida Sapphire caravans are designed with that in mind.
Why not go and see the extensive range of new Avida Caravans, a choice of up to 156 different derivatives in the range including Tourer and Multi Terrain models, all with large ensuites, all with showers and toilets and with a choice of three fibreglass wall colours, thirteen trim and decal choices, single, queen width and bunk beds, dinettes or modern lounges and even models featuring an electric slide out room.
For further information please contact your local Avida Caravan dealer ON 1800 102 201 or check out the accelerated performance test (and pics of one Avida stacked on top of another!) at www.avidarv.com.au
About Avida: Family owned and 100% Australian, Avida is Australia’s No. 1 motorhome manufacturer. Established in 1965, Winnebago Australia launched another brand, Avida, in February 2013. Avida is derived from the word Avid, meaning passionate. Avida locally designs and manufactures a wide range of motorhomes and caravans at its state of the art factory in Emu Plains, In western Sydney and is a major employer of people from the
local area. All Avida motorhomes and caravans are built with strength and longevity in mind and comply with all Australian Government design and safety regulations.