GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #41 | Page 41

STEPPING OUTSIDE Outside, there are a number of items to point out. A full-length awning comes as standard, as do two 4kg gas cylinders found in a dedicated locker on the nearside. At least one external speaker would be appreciated, and perhaps a fold-down picnic table and 12V point, but these were not provided on our review model, though they are offered as an option. The motorhome is constructed using Avida’s own insulated, light-weight sandwich panels and includes underfloor protection. The Avida Silverton is available in both C class and B class format. Which one is right for you depends on your travelling needs; however, it is worth pointing out that the B class unit is 170mm less in overall height. This mightn’t sound like a lot, but when it comes to navigating van parks with overhanging branches, not to mention driving under low bridges, that 170mm could make all the difference. SUMMING UP The Silverton combines the class and sheer drivability of the Mercedes Benz Sprinter with the solid and dependable motorhome construction of Avida. With a logical layout, a wide range of features – including a reverse-cycle air-conditioner – and a mostly refined fit and finish, it is a motorhome that should do you proud as you tour the highways and byways of Australia.