A shining star Nova Metrolink 19-1R

By: Natalie Cavallaro, Photography by: Stuart Grant


“...its performance on the surface at the Proving Ground gave us a solid indication this was a high-achiever, with no qualms about taking on slightly rougher surfaces”

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With no time to waste, it was time for Laura and I to take this baby out for a spin. Our trusty tow for the day was a LandCruiser 76 Series wagon with a tow capacity of 3500kg, more than enough required grunt for the Metrolink's Tare weight of 1962kg and maximum loaded ATM of 2362kg.

"With its dual axle, the Metrolink tracked straight and true with virtually no detectable sway - though the AL-KO ESC would have corrected that if it needed to."

It's a solid van with a traditional build and ribbed aluminium cladding along with black aluminium checkerplate. A full-width tunnel boot offers the required storage for your bit and pieces; in our case, camp chairs and an extra fold up table for that evening's 'wine time'.

When it comes to build quality, Nova Caravans definitely know their stuff. They were recently given the stamp of approval at the 2017 Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Victoria Business Awards, winning for excellence in Caravan and RV Manufacturing.

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It's well-designed, and offers more than enough room for two people to live comfortably. There's plenty of cupboard storage overhead, too, and more than enough natural light thanks to good-sized windows with nifty magnetic flyscreens by Finch.

The design of the Metrolink means access to the sleeping quarters up front is easy, and there's plenty of space around the bed, too.

The design is simple but effective in the full-width bathroom, with the monochromatic black and white finishes throughout making it feel clean and fresh.

Stay tuned for the full review coming next month in Caravan World #566. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!