Comfort king of the road

Asleek design and swivelling leather recliner chairs let you tour in style and comfort in New Age’s 21ft Oz Classic Recliner.

This stunning home away from home has a fully equipped kitchen with a two-door fridge, queen bedding, ensuite, TV unit and external entertainment box, solar panel and ample storage to provide a cool, calm, easy-to-clean space to enjoy your holidays.

Two leather recliners, fixed to the floor to prevent them moving while travelling, are used instead of the traditional dinette found in most other vans. Along with the 2.2m interior height, they create a spacious apartment-style feel.

It’s an extra level of comfort designed for older travellers who want to stretch out and relax using the matching foot stools while watching the 28-inch TV. When not in use, the stools are stored under the queen-sized bed.

New Age has replaced its traditional ribbed aluminium cladding with 4mm-thick glossy Alucobond aluminium composite panels, applied over a traditional screwed and glued meranti timber wall frame. Black Alucobond is used instead of checker plate on the lower body sides.

It rides on a Preston 150mm hot-dipped galvanised-steel chassis with leaf spring rocker-roller suspension, 10-inch Al-Ko electric brakes and 16-inch Westlake alloy wheels with 265/75-16 AT tyres. It has Al-Ko ESC stability control.

Underneath are 80-litre and 60-litre freshwater tanks and a 110-litre greywater tank.

Outside is plenty of storage, including the A-frame-mounted toolbox at the front containing the twin 9kg bottles, big galvanised and lined tunnel boot and rear lockers, external entertainment locker and drop-down picnic table.

Inside, the storage continues above and under the bed plus overhead in lockers, cupboards along the dinette wall, pull-out drawers in the kitchen and a bathroom vanity.

The well-equipped kitchen has a Thetford Caprice MkIII four-burner cooktop, grill and fan-forced oven, rangehood, Thetford 184-litre three-way fridge and Samsung microwave.

Comfort king of the road

The 1.5m-deep bathroom across the rear is separated from the main van by a solid sliding door and has a separate moulded-fibreglass shower with ceramic basin, Thetford porcelain cassette toilet and wall-mounted washing machine.

The kitchen and bathroom also have plenty of bench space while USB, 12V and 240V power points are throughout the van. Curtain-less Dometic windows add to the clean, modern look along with monogrammed coat hooks, soft leather magazine pouches, soap dispensers and big mirrors in the bed and shower area. The spacious be droom has a full-length privacy curtain and there is plenty of room to walk around the bed.

Standard features are a 150W roof-mounted solar panel, 120AH battery, Dometic Freshjet air-conditioner, reverse camera, anti-theft system, security safe, 28-inch Smart TV, LED strip lighting, touch-screen audio and water/battery monitor, roll-out awning and electric entry steps.

With a tare of 2710kg and an ATM of 3110kg, it is not a light van and will require a medium to large tow vehicle. Then again, it is aimed at cashed-up grey nomads who enjoy the finer things in life and travelling in style and luxury.

New Age 21ft Oz Classic Recliner

Price $88,990

Frame Meranti timber frame, with Alucobond aluminium cladding

Warranty Two years

Suitablefor On road

Ball weight 160-200kg

Tare 2710kg

ATM 3110kg

Dealer Mandurah Caravan and RV Centre, 18 Paton Road, Mandurah,