After a long day on the road, there is nothing better than a hot shower to wash away the dust.
In some vans it can be a confining experience — but not in Silver Valley Caravans’ Buckland 6.5m tourer.
Taking up the back of the van, the 1550mm x 2270mm rear ensuite has a separate fibreglass shower with glass door and Dometic ceramic bowl cassette toilet, a vanity basin, a wall to wall mirror, 3kg washing machine and double door robes.
The Buckland is well designed and has a sleek exterior with checker-plate front, aluminium-comp sides and bright white cladding.
The 100mm chassis has a 50mm chassis raiser, giving it that extra bit of clearance, so you don’t scrape the back end.
The body consists of a meranti frame with ribbed alloy cladding with insulation between the outer and inner sheeting.
Outside, the Buckland has a full-width tunnel boot, picnic table, double-glazed windows, grab handles near and inside the tri-lock main entry door, an Aussie traveller roll-out awning and four drop-down stabiliser legs.
On the 150mm A-frame are two 9kg gas bottles and the Al-Ko electronic stability control. At the rear is a spare wheel on the bumper bar.
Inside, the angled central kitchen has a Swift stove, grill and full oven, 12-volt Swift range hood, 25-litre Sphere microwave and Thetford 184-litre three-way automatic fridge.
Opposite is a comfortable cafe dinette with tri-fold table. The seats also have a flip-up footrest. Above the table top are 12-volt/USB and 240-volt power points.
There’s also a two-door cupboard under the table.
All the overhead cabinets have struts and piano hinges for strength while the drawers are supported by full-length ball-bearing steel runners.
The front queen bed has a pillow-top mattress for extra comfort. The robes either side have a small ledge in front of them, so you can put your glasses and book on it when you have finished reading.
The Buckland’s 150-watt solar panel with 30-amp regulator, a 100-amp battery and two 95-litre water tanks can easily handle a night or two off the grid.
The complete Silver Valley Caravan range is on display at the Abba Caravans stand at site 417 at the Perth Caravan and Camping Show, right next to Avida South Perth at stand 418.
Silver Valley Buckland
Price $68,990 drive-away
Frame Meranti timber
Warranty Two-year structural
Suitable for On road
Ball weight 160kg
Dealer Abba Caravans, 8 Ambrose Street, Rockingham