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Other Caravelair Antares 476 2017 review


Overall caravan rating

****


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Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2017
  • Berth: 6
  • Single or twin axle: Single axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 1300 kg

  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

4 fixed beds (big double and two bunks)
Clean white look inside
Good value for money
Great external access to under double bed and garage at back for bikes!

What's bad?

Only gas heating
Fit and finish a bit basic
Single grey water drain can cause dishwashing water to flow up into shower

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Style & comfort ****

Do you like the way it looks?

Looks quite different to UK vans with a single "eye" at the front but we like it, might be divisive though

Is it comfortable?

Beds are very comfortable, firmish comfortable mattresses - lounge isn't fantastic for lounging, it's really just for eating and "sitting up" activities

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

Very easy, long A frame, stabliliser and low weight mean it tows really well behind our C4 Picasso

Reliability & water ingress *****

Anything to look out for?

Only had it a few months, no issues so far

Practicality *****

Does it meet your holiday needs?

Very much so - we are outside nearly all the time so it works very well for us as somewhere to sleep, cook and sometimes eat inside if it's too cold/rainy outside or in the awning. Clearly won't suit "stay inside all the time" van users

Any modifications?

Added an additional 240v socket under the bed at the back so we can plug in the 12v cooler and run the cable through the garage door to the awning

Buying experience *

Did you buy it new or used?

new

Where did you buy it?

Privately

What was the seller like?

Bought from Marquis (who have exclusive rights on this) - very inflexible and slow

 

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1 Comments

Should have added, the electrical system is a bit primative, no control panel, battery meter or even 12v socket. It does work off grid on the battery but the water heater is 240v only