REVIEW: KEDRON XC3 COMPACT

By: MALCOLM STREET, Photography by: MALCOLM STREET


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Find out why the Kedron XC3 Compact offroad van is perfect for towing in the bush with Caravan World writer Malcolm Street's review.

KEDRON XC3 COMPACT SPECIFICATIONS

The new Kedron XC3 Compact is based on an existing van, the XC3 Cross Country. It weighs in at 1975kg, a very good weight for an offroad caravan and ideal for smaller tow vehicles or much less work for larger ones. It’s only 5m (16ft 4in) long, which is good for some of those undulating bush tracks.

Kedron XC3 Compact Caravan -tow Vehicle

THE VERDICT

On the road the Compact is a snack to tow and very well-behaved. Given it's relatively short length and light weight (tare less than 2000kg), it's perfect for exploring many a bush track. Hitched up behind something like a Toyota Prado, offroad touring is going to be a breeze. Although the van’s layout is a bit compressed due to its size, what Kedron has managed to fit in, with very few compromises, is really impressive. I reckon it's a very livable proposition and is ideal for someone who doesn't want a large van dragging along behind them.

Kedron XC3 Compact Caravan -bedroom

I LIKED

  • Creative design for a small van
  • Nice timber finish inside
  • Dinette with different sized seats
  • Moulded front boot
  • Good external storage

I WOULD HAVE LIKED

  • 12V/5V USB built-in charger
  • Shelf around the bed somewhere
  • Solar panel regulator inside the van

Kedron XC3 Compact Caravan Dinette

The full version of this review appeared in Caravan World #522, February 2014. Why not subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and travel features.

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