Golf Savannah Maxxi 501

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Little Maxxi My years of writing about caravans, campers and boats had its reward recently when I was recognised by one of life’s most pleasing accolades. My seven-year-old grandson, Banjo, had been tasked with designing a caravan for a school project and he asked for my help! That’s a big deal, as I hope you might appreciate. We spent several hours drawing up plans and making a scale model from Lego and I’m pleased to say he did quite well. The experience came to mind when I stepped inside the Golf Savannah Maxxi 501 on test because it straightaway spoke of a van with a lot of thought put into it. This Golf was one of the pre-production models of a new adventure van from this progressive and successful Pakenham business. And it’s the first fold out caravan in their … Read More

AL-KO TOUGHEST TOW TEST 2018 GOLD BUSH CHALLENGER

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Avan pushes the Golf Bush Challenger further with its less is more approach. I heard myself saying ‘we probably shouldn’t be doing this’ but I was so impressed with what I saw that I couldn’t bear to raise the VHF radio in my hand to command a stop. There we were, videographer Cam (whose excellent work on the Bush Challenger you can view online) and I standing at the top of one of the more challenging valleys at Eldee watching as one of Team AL-KO expertly guided the brand new Golf through a dry river bed below us all so Matt could get the perfect shot. Matt got the shot and we all gained a new found confidence in the aptly named plugger. TOUGH YOU SAY? It is not an offroader, that must be made clear so why was it … Read More

AL-KO TOUGHEST TOW TEST 2017: GOLF SAVANNAH CARAVAN OVERVIEW

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The tough little Golf Savannah 499 was the perfect test dummy for the Toughest Tow Test. Buying a caravan is all about making a list of priorities based on what you intend to do with it. When we were planning AL-KO’s Toughest Tow Test, that looks a little something like this: lightweight and easy to tow; offroad capable; capacity for outdoor living; and a straightforward, user-friendly interior with everything we needed and nothing we didn’t. For us, the Golf Savannah 499 was ideal. Priced at a shade under $55K, this is a compact caravan that doesn’t mess around when it says it can hack it in the rough stuff. 1. PERFECT SIZE FOR OFFROADING As the name suggests, the Savannah 499 is a wee thing with a body of just 4.99m (or 6.8m garage length) and 2.39m wide. It weighs … Read More