Pacific Adventura: Review
Enjoy space, style and ample storage, all in one place in the Pacific Adventura.
Being designed with luxury and remote travel, the Adventura comes with quite sophisticated travel in mind.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
All the walls and the roof have an aluminium frame built into the composite panel structure. One interesting feature is that the entire rig can be lifted off the ground using the remote-controlled corner stabilisers. It’s not necessary, given the RV’s airbag suspension, but it’s an interesting demonstration of the chassis strength.
The 200Ah deep-cycle battery is backed up by an 80W smartcharger and 340W of solar panel capacity. All that power capacity is essential because, in addition to the usual items, there’s an electric step, electric corner stabilisers, 12V compressor fridge, electric awning and the slide-outs. The hot water heater is a Bosch 17E instantaneous unit instead of the more common Suburban or Truma stored capacity unit.
Stepping in through the front door reveals two freestanding lounges in the front, and a dinette, also with free standing chairs, and a storage cupboard in the front offside slide-out. All of the mid-nearside wall space is taken up by the kitchen.
Given the size of this rig, it’s no surprise that there are two Aircommand roof-mounted air-conditioners, one in the bedroom and one in the living area. The RV also features a built in writing desk of sorts, which has been fitted with a radio/DVD player and bares a flatscreen TV mounted to the wall above.
HITS & MISSES
- Different approach to layout
- Front ‘slide-down’
- External storage capacity
- Different chassis design
- Airbag suspension
- Decent capacity black water tank
I would have liked…
- Better finish in some areas
- Larger kitchen
- Another wall window in bedroom
- Fixed seats in dinette
PACIFIC ADVENTURA SPECS
Weights and measures
- Overall length 9.4m (30ft 10in)
- External body width 2.47m (8ft 1in)
- Travel height 3.4m (11ft 2in)
- Internal height 2.1m (6ft 11in)
- Tare 3800kg
- ATM 4495kg
- Pin weight 1000kg
- Frame Aluminium
- Cladding Fibreglass/polystyrene composite
- Chassis Hot-dipped galvanised
- Suspension Independent airbag
- Brakes Electric
- Wheels 16in
- Water 140L (fresh), 120L (grey),
- 80L (black)
- Battery 200Ah
- Solar 340W
- Air-conditioner Two Aircommands
- Gas 2x9kg
- Sway control n/a
- Cooking Dometic three-burner
- Fridge Nova Kool 258L 12V compressor
- Microwave Panasonic
- Toilet TMC Macerator porcelain
- Shower Separate cubicle
- Lighting 12V LED
- Hot water Bosch 17E gas
- Battery protector; 12V-12V charger booster; four-jack levelling system with remote control; two TVs; two Fantastic fans; black tank flush; 12V compressor; rear camera ready; alloy dress rims
Price as shown
- $145,000 (on-road NSW)
The full test appears in Caravan World #536 April 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!