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TEC Travel King 440TE

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2005
  • Class : Single Axle
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1445
  • Max Width (m) : 2.23
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.39
  • Berths : 4
  • MRO (kg) : 1227
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.07
  • External Height (m) : 2.76

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2005
Manufacturer
Abbey
Class
Single Axle
Range
GTS Vogue
MTPLM (kg)
1445
Max Width (m)
2.23
Caravan Test Date
End Kitchen
No
Berths
4
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
MRO (kg)
1227
Triple Bunks
No
End Washroom
No
Shipping Length (m)
7.07
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Price From (£)
14695
External Height (m)
2.76
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

FROM the outside, the 2005 TEC doesn’t look like it has very much to offer. Its very conservative lines mixed with a pair of steel wheels hints at a level of austerity that’s synonymous with inexpensive German products.

But look inside and there’s plenty on offer, although there’s still not that much in the way of plushness as such - but at least there is modernity up for grabs. For example, the floors are bare and the materials used to trim the Travel King are very conservative, but it has a feel of quality about it, which is probably more important to most people.

Also important is the fact that the seating is very comfortable and the lounge area is well-lit thanks to its rooflight and a set of spotlights. After the austerity of the lounge, the washroom will come as a revelation with its very modern and comfortable finish. Not only that but there’s plenty of space as well, including storage room.

All four bunks will cope with fully grown adults and in the kitchen there’s an air of quality – even if the space is well short of what it should be. There simply isn’t enough room for a budding Jamie Oliver to set to work. A four-berth German-built caravan for under £11,000 isn’t easy to find, but that’s exactly what we have here. Not only that, but the TEC has a five-year comprehensive warranty. So while you may not have the most gadget-laden caravan on the block, you will have peace of mind.

  • Price                         £10,967
  • Berths                        4
  • Warranty                    5 years
  • Internal length (m)     4.46
  • Shipping length (m)    6.55  
  • MIRO (kg)                   1040
  • Total user payload        340
  • MTPLM (kg)                1200
  • Max width (m)            2.29
  • External ht (m)           2.41
  • Headroom (m)             1.90
  • Awning size (m)           N/A