Best Aussie Vans Finalist 2015 Concept Innovation 630RCLX-B Oz Pack Test Review
Safe, well-built and full of charm, the Concept Innovation 630RCLX-B Oz Pack is as exciting as they come.
Quite simply, the 6.3m (20ft 8in) Innovation is jam-packed with features and that was strikingly evident as it posed in all its glory during the recent Best Aussie Vans event at Bairnsdale, Vic.
It didn’t land the major gong in the $65K-$80K category but, in my eyes, it certainly came up trumps in the styling, comfort and convenience stakes. The interior is spacious and vibrant, while the exterior has numerous practical inclusions. All in all, I thought it represented exceptional value for money.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The Innovation 630RCLX-B Oz Pack is a good illustration of Concept’s proactive philosophy to produce innovative caravans with spacious interiors and luxurious features. And it also reflects Concept’s investment in the latest technology to create flawless designs. It is sleek and stylish from the outside, and once inside the quality and class is also undeniable – cementing Concept’s reputation for precision and attention to detail.
All materials used are designed with long-lasting towing and usability in mind – Poplar plywood (not chipboard or MDF) cupboards, a fully-moulded shower, real leather, quality touch LED lighting and charging system. And the aforementioned slide-out footrests that extend the seats (each with a weight rating of 130kg) come with upholstered cushions that are also usable for additional seating.
Concept also offers an extensive range of options to enable customisation, such as a wide variety of internal colour finishes, 4mm Perspex splashbacks, Hella 12V oscillating fans, Fusion sound system, Drifter battery and water monitoring system, a Truma gas/electric hot water system with integrated gas heating, a Waeco reversing camera, auto-positioning satellite system, Al-Ko electronic stability control, a Fiamma bike rack fitted to the rear wall, a slide-out to suit a Honda EU20i generator, water filter and tap, a grey water tank, and an external gas outlet.
In terms of safety, it boasts a lockable security door, Al-Ko electric brakes to all wheels, Breaksafe breakaway system, and a gas regulator. And the Innovation has all the necessary nuts and bolts – SupaGal chassis with 150x50mm main chassis rails, 235R15 tyres with alloy wheels, pull-out door step, and a rear bumper bar with a mounted spare wheel.
External features include a black Perspex front window protector shade, TV entertainment box with marine speakers, and the high checkerplate front, lower sides and tail lamp panel. There’s also dual 95L water tanks with galvanised sheet metal protection and drain tap, a common outlet for all waste water, a fold-down picnic table, and a water tap fitted to the extended 150x50mm A-frame.
HITS & MISSES
- Oz Pack upgrade
- Slide-out seat rests
- Well-built and finished
- No grey water tank
- No tunnel boot light
- Could increase power capacity
CONCEPT INNOVATION 630RCLX-B OZ PACK SPECS
Weights and measures
- Overall length 8.25m (27ft 1in)
- External body length 6.3m (20ft 8in)
- External body width 2.36m (7ft 9in)
- Travel height 2.9m (9ft 6in)
- Internal height 2.06m (6ft 10in)
- Tare 2270kg
- ATM 2670kg
- Ball weight 162kg
- Frame Meranti
- Cladding Aluminium
- Chassis 6in SupaGal
- Suspension Cruisemaster
- Brakes Al-Ko 10in electric drum
- Wheels 15in all-terrain
- Water 2x95L
- Battery 100Ah
- Solar 135W
- Air-conditioner Aircommand Ibis 3
- Gas 2x9kg
- Sway control ESC optional
- Cooking Combo four-burner cooktop, grill and oven
- Fridge RM4605 AES 184L
- Microwave Yes
- Toilet Thetford
- Shower Fully-moulded fibreglass
- Lighting Narva LED
- Hot water Gas/240V
Price as shown
- $69,990 (on-road, Vic)
The full test appears in Caravan World #545 January 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!