GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #65 - Page 25

RV REVIEW
BRAND NEW COUPLE ' S VAN !

Just a tad west of the Queensland capital , the Brisbane Valley is somewhat of a local secret . At its heart , Lake Wivenhoe is a huge lure that is sure to hook the attention of the most fervent adventurer .
On a recent winter ’ s day , Lake Wivenhoe provided the perfect destination to check out a new Windsor 196RD Genesis built by Apollo RV .
With almost 40 years in RV rental , manufacturing and sales , Apollo has a distinct RV pedigree . That meant , like Lake Wivenhoe , the Windsor Genesis offered a promise of something special . I was keen to see if this Genesis would be the first or last word in affordable caravanning adventures .
CREATING THE GENESIS
At first glance , the Genesis has a smart look , tidy and stylish . It has the look of a van that decades of experience have built .
First up , it has a sturdy hotdipped-galvanised steel chassis with 150mm RHS drawbar and chassis rails . Add in the Al-Ko drum brakes and independent rubber suspension , and the van starts to look like a very capable blacktop tourer .
The IRS suspension certainly allowed the Genesis to trundle along behind our tow vehicle quite nicely on the highway and through the curves , twists , and turns en route to Wivenhoe .
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