Goldstream RV Wing 3 Off-Road: Review
The Goldstream RV Wing 3 Off-Road has more than enough space to ensure you travel with ease and comfort, even with the whole family in tow!
The Goldstream RV Wing is the original model in the range. It was first produced more than 20 years ago and now offers a choice of three different layouts to suit a variety of traveller needs.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
There were no shortcuts in this camper: while the standard Goldstream RV Off-Road pack has proven itself over the years as suitable for the rough stuff, Max optioned the Cruisemaster XT Coil independent trailing arm suspension for its smooth stable ride and easily exchangeable components, such as the polyurethane bump stops, twin gas shockers (each side) and coil springs. A tough suspension means little if the underpinnings aren’t up to scratch, but the Goldstream RV chassis is tough and proven. The hot-dipped galvanised DuraGal box construction has 150x50mm main chassis rails extending through to the drawbar and a DO35 offroad coupling up front. She rides on 15in alloy mags with Goodride 31/10.5 R15 MT radials and 12in electric brakes and a handbrake. The twin 60L water tanks are well shrouded with checkerplate alloy. Families certainly need loads of water, especially when there’s an external shower fed by the Truma gas hot water service. There is no shower tent so Max carries a pop up, stand-alone unit that doubles as a privacy awning for a porta pottie.
As you step up into the spacious interior you will be visually pleased with the hard and soft finishes, as well as the fittings, fixtures and appliances. Comfortable seating is an absolute must and you will really look forward to relaxing on the front club lounge at the end of an action-filled day. The table near the front club lounge can be lowered to form another full-width bed.
The opposite side is the kitchen with plenty of laminate bench space, a stainless sink, four-burner stove and grill, 93L three-way fridge, microwave and tonnes of cabinetry including drawers and a slide-out pantry. The roof has the air-conditioner outlet, vented relief and plenty of lighting options. The canvas and fly wire surrounds are excellent and most have internal clears. The driver’s side can open right up to become an al-fresco entertainer and the block out blinds lock out all of the harsh sun and insulate the interior from heat and cold.
As we travel around the unit, we find checkerplate panels protecting the base of the side sheets. Underneath are four drop-down stabilisers and to the driver’s side is the pull-out shower, hot water venting and lockable water filler. The rear of the trailer has a moulded ABS outer liner, waterproof LED tail lights, and a strong bumper bar with twin jerry can housings. The spare wheel is out back.
On the nearside are the lockable access door, a handy fold-out shelf, 240V inlet, 12V outlet, external lighting, a hatch housing and the optional stainless steel barbecue on sliding tracks.
THE WRAP UP
Your purchase of a Goldstream RV will mean your entire family can travel in comfort, cleanliness and confidence wherever your heart’s desire. But, be warned, your kids will be the lively ones after a good night’s sleep while the others will be wiping the bugs out of their ears and scratching their insect bites.
HITS AND MISSES
- Easy set up
- Comfortable seating, bedding
- Fiamma awning
- External barbecue
- Suspension and chassis
- Complete array of sensible accessories
- Club lounge cushions slide out of position when being used as a mattress
- Needs more water storage
GOLDSTREAM RV WING 3 OFF-ROAD SPECS
- Tare 1525kg
- ATM 2000kg
- Suspension Cruisemaster XT Coil independent trailing arm
- Brakes 12in electric
- Coupling Hitchmaster DO35
- Chassis DuraGal box section
- Drawbar 150x50x3.2mm DuraGal
- Body Aluminium composite panel
- Wheel/tyre Alloy mag Goodride 31/10.5R15 mud terrain radials
- Style Wind-up
- Box size 4600x2130mm
- Length (hitch to tail lights) 6000mm
- Tent size 6850x2130mm
- Gas cylinders 2x9kg
- Water 2x60L
- Cooktop Internal Thetford four-burner gas with grill, external barbecue
- Kitchen Laminate bench, stainless sink with mixer, 93L three-way fridge, microwave, slide-out pantry.
- Battery 1x100Ah AGM deep-cycle
Price as shown
- $51,850 (on-road model from $30,750)
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