AC+RV Magazine took Frontline’s VW Adventurer for Review about a year ago. They took the camper across the NSW outback and down the Cobb Highway.
The Frontline VW Adventurer is fitted with Volkswagen’s most powerful van engine and its most sophisticated off-road, all-wheel-drive transmission, it was an exercise in excellence – even if the van was boring white. Frontline has traditionally fitted its specified off-road models with the biggest engine and opted for the 4Motion transmission – but it does get rather pricey. Could a less powerful, less able, two-wheel- drive van still offer as much freedom? What if it was bright orange?
Turns out, it doesn’t much matter what colour it is – the Frontline is still a good
van – even with the less powerful 103kW diesel engine and limited off-road ability. Packed up for a week at the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) Rally in Port Stephens, we also got a chance to see if our suggestions to Frontline after our last review had actually been helpful.
One of those was rewiring the Baintech battery meter so that its infuriatingly bright backlight on the LCD screen didn’t stay on all night like some distant supernova. Another was updating the fluoro lights with LEDs to maximise battery efficiency. We thought that our ideas were splendid and are very pleased that Frontline agreed…