GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #41 - Page 25

INSIDE THE SALUTE GARRISON! For what seems to be a decent price, available through Victorian dealership Melbourne City Caravans, the 19ft 6in semioffroad Salute Garrison is ready to roll and, by all appearances, keep you and your partner comfortable over the long haul. INTERIOR LIFESTYLE The Salute Garrison’s layout incorporates a full-width rear ensuite, nearside amidships kitchen, and forward north-south bed. The dinette’s table can be lowered to form the base of an additional bed – it’s just a matter of pressing the button with your foot at the bottom of the table’s pedestal. But if L-shaped dinettes aren’t your thing, you can opt for a cafe-style dinette instead. To access the storage space beneath the dinette’s faux leather-upholster cushions, you’ll need to remove the cushions, which is a little tedious. Nonetheless, it is a classy setup, with reading lights, a 240V/12V point and four overhead lockers. Only three are usable as storage, though, as the rearmost locker is home to the BMPRO Genius battery management system, the regulator for the dual 170W solar panels that are supplied, as well as the switches for the hot water service, the fridge and water pump. Across the way, you’ve got the fully-loaded kitchen: an oven, four-burner cooktop and griller, a stainless steel sink with filtered drinking water, enough bench space (and even more with the cooktop’s lid closed), and a reasonable spread of drawers and cupboards.