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Avondale Argente 390-2

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2007
  • Class : Single Axle
  • Shipping Length (m) : 5.47
  • MRO (kg) : 989
  • Berths : 2
  • Internal Length (m) : 4.01
  • External Height (m) : 2.56
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1150
  • Max Width (m) : 2.22

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2007
Manufacturer
Avondale
Class
Single Axle
Range
Argente
Price From (£)
12895
Side Dinette
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Shipping Length (m)
5.47
End Washroom
No
Triple Bunks
No
MRO (kg)
989
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Berths
2
End Kitchen
Yes
External Height (m)
2.56
MTPLM (kg)
1150
Max Width (m)
2.22

DETAILED REVIEW

SITTING at the upper end of this group in terms of price, the Avondale has parallels with the A4 in that it’s a ‘van that offers luxury and exclusivity, for which you have to pay a premium. You could pull any of Avondale’s Dart offerings with the Audi - but they’re relatively sparsely equipped in comparison as they’re cheaper.

Choose the Argente and you’ll have a ‘van that’s as conservative on the outside as it is inside. It’s on build quality and equipment that the Avondale really scores - for a relatively light, cheap and compact ‘van, this has about as much kit included as you can realistically expect. Sadly the shower doesn’t have its caravan interior - Avondale Argente 390-2own cubicle, but the washroom is well finished and decently equipped - much like the galley.

Speaking of which, the L-shaped kitchen is surprisingly commodious in terms of both preparation and storage. Crucially though, while this is a pricey ‘van, there’s not a lot of interior space. In fact this has the shortest internal length of this group, and the lack of inches takes its toll to a degree. However, as a premium compact two-berther, the Avondale is hard to beat. Just make sure you don’t think about that price tag too much.

  • Price                        £12,895
  • Berths                        2
  • Warranty                    3 years
  • Internal length (m)     3.95
  • Shipping length (m)    5.45
  • MRO (kg)                    989
  • Payload (kg)                161
  • MTPLM (kg)                1150
  • Max width (m)            2.20
  • External ht (m)           2.59
  • Headroom (m)            1.93
  • Awning size (m)          7.87