Review: Jayco Adventurer OffroaderBy admin / 05/02/2019
Jayco has taken its popular semi-offroad caravans to the next level and came up with the Adventurer designed for those wanting to explore tough and rugged terrains of Outback Australia. The Adventurer is fully equipped with modern day comforts and also looks the part too, whether an experienced caravanner or new to the game, the Adventurer will certainly grab the attention to those who want to experience offroad conditions without sacrificing comfort.
What’s On The Outside
Beginning from the outside, the Adventurer has a strong modern contrast between the use of smooth soft grey and black textured checker-plate body. The two tone fiberglass exterior that runs right around the caravan is eye-catching and dominant, the style makes a strong statement and truly has offroading written all over it. Carries a Tare weight of 2,809kg and can accommodate an extra 690kg until full load; it brings the ATM to a fair 3,499kg which is not too bad considering its size.
Underneath the caravan is where things get really exciting. What immediately grabs your attention is the work of two years of research and development at Jayco’s Melbourne base, a fully redeveloped JTECH suspension, the independent coil suspension and dual shock absorbers replaces beam axles allowing each wheel to navigate the earth’s surface independently for more stability and control in demanding conditions.
The Adventurer has really been well thought out many exterior features that can accommodate for extended travel. Going off-grid in remote terrain is sustained by a total of 300W solar panel, dual 100Ah batteries, generous triple 82L fresh water capacity and a separate storage for 75L grey water. In addition, a secret slide out kitchen made from durable stainless steel is heavy duty and contains a convenient utility drawer along with a sink for hot and cold water. The entertainment unit and external shower allows for daily comforts to be enjoyed whilst a reverse camera, LED worklights and two spare wheels fixed at the rear ensures safety and ability to combat any situation thrown its way.
What’s On The Inside
Jayco continues to impress within the interior with eyes drawing instantly to the timber look cabinetry, locks are fitted to cupboards and drawers and have soft close hardware for added comfort. The front bedroom equipped with a queen bed will provide the perfect opportunity for quality rest whilst a generous amount of storage space accommodates a generous amount from your WIR at home. The bathroom is generous in size with a single vanity and extended mirror, contains a Thetford ceramic bowl, capacity for a 3kg washing machine and more lockable storage space. The stand out is the enclosed shower with exhaust that features a modern acrylic design with space saving sliding door.
The Adventurer is a caravan certainly not for the faint hearted, it is considered a master piece and comes with a huge amount of features to provide comfort at all angles. Although the $90K price can be eye-watering for a caravan, it is offset by its true capabilities in offroad travel with the abundance of features it brings with it. Apart from some small disadvantages including the height of the microwave and sticky slide out drawers, the Adventurer is worth considering for the caravan enthusiast who gravitates off the beaten track.
- Overall length 8.23m
- External body length 5.79m
- External body width 2.49m
- Travel height 3.06m
- Internal height 1.98m
- Ball weight 255kg
- Tare 2809kg
- Payload 690kg
- ATM 3499kg
- Price on-road $92,288