A common misconception is that Avida motorhomes are incredibly expensive. This is not the case, especially if you consider that they are a fully self-contained unit built on top of a brand new truck chassis. They are actually quite affordable. Our diverse range of vehicles cater for most budgets. Please use the price request feature to find out pricing information.
Another common misconception is the cost of running a motorhome. Avida motorhomes are quite self sufficient and when prepared and equipped with the correct features they are capable of free camping for extended periods without the need to pay for overnight stay in a park.
Motorhome Registration and insurance is also relatively cheap. You only need to pay registration and insurance for the motorhome, whereas if you have a 4WD and Caravan, you would have to pay registration and insurance for both of these separately.
Fuel efficiency testing has been performed by Avida in co-operation with the NRMA to bust all of the motorhoming fuel economy myths. Most motorhomes are turbo diesels and use fuel very economically. The fuel economy run supported by the NRMA was using the 23’ Birdsville which achieved an average a 11.34litres per 100km over 1500 kilometres. Please see the Motorhome Fuel Efficiency video which was featured in Caravan & Motorhomes on Tour and features the Avida Escape. Please also see motorhome and caravan cost comparison.
Driving & Parking Difficulty
The majority of Avida motorhomes are legal to drive with a standard car licence. Only motorhomes that have a GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) of more than 4.5ton require a bigger licence. When you consider that you don't always need to tow something (like you do with a 4WD and Caravan) they are relatively easy to reverse and park. Technological advancements such as reversing cameras, parking sensors, broad view mirrors, etc have made larger vehicles that much easier to drive. Please see the chassis features tab of the relevant motorhome to find out which licence is required to drive which type of motorhome.