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Lower and narrower A-class RV launched by Damon

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DAMON has launched a more fuel-efficient American RV, called Avanti.

Bill Fenech, President of Damon Motor Coach, told Which Motorcaravan magazine: “Preliminary independent testing has indicated that the Avanti will deliver nearly 15mpg. This is revolutionary for a Class A motorhome.”

While that figure might not sound particularly impressive to European buyers, it should be noted that the Avanti is a 31ft 6in long motorhome with a slide-out and is powered by a 200bhp MaxxForce V6 diesel engine with six-speed Allison automatic transmission.

It is also around a foot lower than conventional rivals and narrower than other RVs too, at 7ft 10in. Damon say it is up to 70 per cent more fuel-efficient than other A-class RVs.

It is certainly not short of equipment, though, as standard spec includes a drop-down cab bed, an island bed in the end bedroom (which also features its own 17-inch TV), a touch-screen multi-media system in the cab (linked to three reversing cameras), a 26-inch flatscreen TV in the lounge, automatic levelling jacks, and cruise control.

Cooking appliances are from the Italian firm Smev and the curved European-style cabinetwork has a cherry finish.

Importers, Signature Motorhomes near Wolverhampton, are expecting delivery soon and quote a price of £117,995.

Signature was formed by members of the original Westcroft Motorhome Centre team, and the firm also stock Forest River, Four Winds and Fleetwood brands of American motorhome.

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