REVIEW: LEGEND TRACKLINE 15

By: JOHN FORD, Photography by: JOHN FORD


Fresh from victory in CW's 2017 AL-KO Best Aussie Vans awards with the 19'6" Trackline Off-Road, Legend Caravans listened to customer feedback and created this compact wonder.

 

REVIEW: LEGEND TRACKLINE 15 CARAVAN

Presented by Caravan World

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SPECIFICATIONS

WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS

Overall length 7m (22ft)
External body length 4.6m (15ft)
External body width 2.3m (7ft 6in)
Travel height 3.05m (10ft)
Internal height 1.97m(6ft 4in) 
Nameplate Tare 1895kg
Nameplate ATM 2500kg
Payload 605kg
Ball weight 168kg

EXTERNAL

Frame Aluminium
Cladding Composite aluminium
Chassis 6in Supergal by G@S
Suspension G@S Control Rider TS
Brakes 12in drum
Wheels 16in
Water 2x95m
Battery 2x120Ah
Solar 2x150W
Air-conditioner Air Command Ibis 
Gas 2x9kg

INTERNAL

Cooking Dometic Combi three-burner gas hob and sink, plus outside kitchen Fridge Dometic CoolMatic CRX110 compressor 
Microwave yes
Toilet Thetford cassette
Shower Separate
Lighting LED
Hot water Suburban

PRICE AS TESTED $59,990 drive away (Victoria) 

IN BREIF

  • Quite roomy 4.6m (15ft) van
  • Two kitchens
  • Two showers
  • Full ensuite

Measuring in with just 4.6m (15ft) external length, the Trackline from Legend Caravans might be among the smallest vans in the market, but, through smart design, it still manages to fit in all the necessities of a modern RV. The company says that while the main market is for vans over 5.8m (19ft), there are still customers wanting the ease and simplicity of something smaller.

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Many Boomers might be amused to consider how it compares to a similar size van of the 1960s, in which they spent their youthful summer holidays. The comparison is relevant because the level of livability in the Trackline is remarkable, considering its size. Where did all that extra space come from to be able to include an ensuite, a useful kitchen and a roomy double bed?

As well as the versatility of interior design, the little van takes advantage of its light weight and diminutive footprint with a serious suspension package and a heavy-hitting chassis. These enable it to be towed into some of the more inaccessible locations. Although nominated by Legend as a semi-offroader, the package should be capable of accessing places that a larger, less well-supported van would struggle to reach. It's not designed for serious four-wheel drive adventures, but the benefits of its smaller size and mass can't be overstated.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

This baby Trackline swims against the trend to larger and more complicated vans without missing out on too many of the comforts we now find so necessary. Not only those stepping up from a camper to the easy setup of a van will be drawn to the simplicity and economy of this compact van, and at $59,990 it has a lot to offer.

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Caravan World Legend Trackline 15 Review

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