LUXURY - QUALITY - STRENGTH
Comfort and Quality is number 1 in the Legend Wild Native on-road tourer!
Enjoying many memorable moments travelling in the Wild Native certainly invites adventure and fun.
The Wild Native is a really capable van for shorter stays off-grid but, in essence, it’s badged as an on-road tourer that will intrinsically appeal to the caravan park set.
Legend status is only afforded to the best of the best in any walk of life. Based in Somerton, Vic,
Legend Caravans is aware that great reputations aren’t handed out on a plate, so is already developing its own star status.
It has built a reputation for manufacturing excellence and quality, and significant points of difference with its convoy of caravans.
Externally, the Wild Native has a modern look courtesy of its aluminium composite claddingand aluminium frame. I also liked the panoramic Ranger double-glazed windows, particularly in the bedroom, and large skylight hatches.
It also has a Dometic rollout awning, drop-down picnic table, gas bayonet for a barbecue, and twin 9kg gas cylinders on the drawbar.
Internally, the Wild Native gleams.
I loved the colour contrast between the shimmering overhead lockers and the lower cupboards in the fully-equipped angled kitchen, which is an effective use of space.
It comprises a Swift 500 Series four-burner cooktop, grill and oven, 190L Dometic two-door fridge/freezer, Sphere 900W microwave , 12V rangehood, and sink with drainer. Under the sink is a drop-down compartment for washing up items and there’s a drawer underneath and a cupboard above the drainer.The spacious living zone, directly opposite the kitchen, is lavishly appointed. A classy L-shaped lounge allows you to kick back and relax, and the drop-down table doesn’t encroach on leg room.
The double-glazed window brings the outdoors indoors and provides plenty of ventilation when open. Two reading lights at either end of the lounge also invite bookworms to enjoy their favourite novel, or you can also just catch up on the latest events with a newspaper in hand.
A Fusion RV CD/MP3 player provides internal entertainment, and above are water level indicators, a water pump switch, and a hot water switch – all in a lift-up compartment. There’s also plenty of storage courtesy of four good- size overhead lockers. A Legend-inscribed coat hanger is affixed on the end of the lounge wall, and a padded headboard over the door entry.
The Legend fleet has a distinct personality, with offroad wunderkinds such as the Groundbreaker Ultimate, which turned heads in the $85K-$100K category during Best Aussie Vans 2018.An on-road touring van, the Wild Native is a completely different proposition, but it exhibits many Legend Caravans hallmarks.
Some of these traits include an machine riveted aluminium frame aluminium roof, insulation in the roof cavity, exclusive Italian handles on the screwed-in cabinetry, rubber-lined acrylic cupboard doors with positivelock catches, and a fuel-efficient aerodynamic front.
I tugged the Wild Native along with an updated single cab Toyota LandCruiser 79, and it passed our tow test with flying colours. It was assisted by the LC’s 3500kg tow capacity but the Wild Native’s Tare of 2200kg, G&S 6in SupaGal chassis with 2in riser and 6in A-frame, and leaf-spring suspension also helped!
But that’s not where it ends on the outside, and I thought the optional external kitchen for alfresco dining while camping was a terrific addition.
- G & S Chassis
- 10” Electric Brakes
- 6“ Chassis
- 2 “ Raiser
- R/R Suspension
- 6” A Frame
- Tyres 235/75
- Wheels 15”
- Supergal Chassis
- B/Bar & Spare Wheel – 1 x Spare Wheel
- Drop Down Jacks
- 3.5t Coupling
- Single Slide Step
- One Piece Floor
- 8” Jockey wheel