GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #41 - Page 39

NEW MOTORHOME JOINS AVIDA'S FLEET INTERNAL FINISH Avida has introduced a touch of German automotive engineering to its fleet of C class motorhomes. The Silverton, released in February this year, is a four-berth C class motorhome and the only rig in its motorhome line-up currently underpinned by the Mercedes Benz Sprinter. Developed specifically for the cab-chassis motorhome market, the front-wheel-drive Sprinter 418 can be driven on a standard car licence, thanks to its 4200kg Gross Vehicle Mass, offering the in-cab comforts and touchscreen wizardry you’d expect from the Mercedes Sprinter. The Sprinter offers a typically comfortable, car-like driving experience. Though our test unit was unladen, the 2.1L turbodiesel engine, which is capable of 130kW/400Nm, effortlessly kept pace with traffic and was quick off the mark at the lights. The Silverton offers four passenger positions, each with seatbelt: two in the cab, and two on a bench seat in the back. Swivel the cab chairs around and you’ve got a dinette, with table. The setup works well; however, I noticed it was difficult to fully close the dinette’s block-out window blind: it wanted to bind on the two-person seat.