Uptown Bunk Goldstream 1800

By: Malcolm Street, Photography by: Malcolm Street


“Fitting in a family layout, including bunks, requires some design trickery and compromise”. Stay tuned for the full review coming next month!

For the family, this van has much to offer. Its ATM of 2500kg does not require a particularly heavy duty tow vehicle; and its Tare weight of 1892kg means a very good load capacity, much heavier than many a larger van.

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Fitting in a family layout, including bunks, requires some design trickery and compromise. So the end result is a forward entry door, a double bed across the front of the van and north-south bunks in the rear, opposite the nearside bathroom. That leaves the midriff for the nearside L-shaped lounge/dinette and offside kitchen bench.

Feeding a family is undoubtedly a bit of a challenge when caravanning and while the benchtop area is a bit small, the 190L fridge certainly is not.

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The double bed measures 1.83x1.47m (6ft x 4ft 10in) and the bunks are 1.83x0.68m (6ft x 2ft 3in). Whilst the bunks appear okay, the main bed is on the short side for taller persons.

The 1800 is kitted out in standard fashion with a 100Ah deep cycle battery, LED lighting and 240V mains powerpoint and battery charger, so anyone contemplating staying off the grid might consider solar panels for which the van is pre-wired. 

Stay tuned for the full review coming next month in Caravan World #564. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!