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Avante 550

The Avante 550 is a great lightweight island bed single-axle model. This model features a separate bathroom and shower cubicle amidships, which can be sectioned off to create en-suite facilities.

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Avante 550 view of kitchen and bedroom
Avante 550 bedroom

Key Features

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CompleteHeat - powered by Whale

Adaptive and intuitive, the all-new CompleteHeat system by Whale is ultra-powerful, giving instant results - all year round. Grade III Certified!

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Harmonious interior design

Avante's classic 'Havana' ActivCare upholstery looks great and is easy to keep clean. The 'Ashton' cabinetry is craftsman-built, with clever details such as dove-tailed joints and positive locking

Detailed Specification

  • Retractable bed to 454, 550, 554 and 860, creating a comfortable daybed and 400mm additional floorspace during the day. Improved access when in night-time position (Transverse bed only).
  • CompleteHeat Whale 4.7kW Dual-fuel space-saving heating - fast, powerful and efficient, runs on gas and/or electric with quiet night-time setting - and ducted heating throughout including bathrooms
  • Grade III Thermal Insulation for guaranteed all weather comfort
  • 6'5'' headroom
  • Privacy curtains or room dividers (except 454)
  • Wide-opening spring-assisted beech slat bases on all bunks and beds for easy access
  • Stylish shaped double-glazed opening windows with night ventilation position, blinds and flyscreens to all windows 
  • Fixed bed mattresses are lightweight, yet super-supportive with soft-touch Argentum+ anti-bacterial and anti-allergy technology with Silver
  • Easy-lift gas struts for improved-access storage (fixed beds)
  • Midi Heki tilting panoramic rooflight with pleated blind and separate flyscreen
  • Seat backrest ventilation boards
  • Thetford K1520 MK2 Black gloss enamelled oven, grill and dual fuel hob with spark ignition and 800w electric hotplate, three gas burners with smoked glass lid.
  • Modern 'White Chromix' splashback
  • New Dometic series 10 fridge (454,550,554 - 98ltrs / 585 - 133ltrs / 840,860,868 - 153ltrs)
  • 800W Microwave with microwave isolation switch 
  • Well lit kitchen work area with energy-saving LED downlights
  • 400x400 MPK VisionStar M pro rooflight with flyscreen and blind
  • Round, black gloss enamelled sink with inset laminated sink cover and removable drainer 
  • Polished chrome fittings and taps
  • Worktop extension (selected models)
  • Cutlery tray
  • Teleco Teleplus X2/39U Directional Aerial
  • Pioneer radio - compatible with iPhone and Android. Includes USB input, Advanced Remote Control App (your smartphone becomes the RC) and Anti-theft detachable panel. Spotify and Apple Music compatible.
  • Speakers inset to front lockers for optimal audio experience 
  • Craftsman-built removable chest of drawers with dove-tailed joints, pull-out table extension, plus additional free standing table with dedicated storage (exc. 454)
  • TV points with dedicated locations for comfortable viewing (230V, 12V and aerial connection)
  • AL-KO galvanised steel chassis with AL-KO AKS 3004 stabiliser and ATC Trailer Control System for smooth towing performance and exceptional stability. The AL-KO system comes with shock absorbers and receiver for optional AL-KO wheel locks, plus AL-KO Euro over-run device with 2-way assisted handbrake. 
  • Whale iVan ®  Touch-Screen intuitive control panel - improved, easy to use and pre-programme, with 'at-a-glance' status reports 
  • GRP underskin to caravan floor providing a water resistant barrier
  • 'Revolutionary 'Strong-Lite' high-strength aluminium one-piece sides, in 'Carrara White'. Up to 40% stronger and 30% lighter
  • Fully bonded roof for additional strength
  • Reinforced step on hitch cover making windows easier to clean 
  • Spare wheel and underslung carrier
  • 100% LED interior lighting, saving up to 80% battery consumption 
  • Exclusive 'Easy Glide' bed technology for easy bed conversion
  • Fully protected mains electric system with up to seven 230V sockets
  • 'Easy-Slide' Chariot sockets to exterior
  • Contemporary switches, sockets and surrounds
  • Full depth front lockers for additional storage space
  • Easy-access drop-down seat bases for bulky item storage
  • Quiet-close wardrobes 
  • Exterior access battery box with mains electric inlet (battery not included) with exterior satellite point
  • Entrance step and removable mat with tray
  • Fixing points for rear mounted 2 cycle 'Fiamma' caravan 'Universal' carrier and mounting rail
  • 13-pin 12V car connector
  • Inboard semi-rigid fresh water pipes
  • Large bore under-slung rigid waste pipes with offside outlet
  • 20 Amp switchmode charger / transformer
  • 25 Meter mains hook-up cable
  • 'No-Screws' Fully-bonded SoLiD awning rails
  • Upgraded door retainer
  • CRiS security system
  • High security external door locks with single key operation
  • All models comply with British and European safety standards as independently verified by the National Caravan Council (NCC)
  • Balanced wheels for even wear and better fuel consumption
  • Concealed security data chip within caravan construction
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Compartment for 2 gas bottles, with fitted gas regulator
  • Isolation taps for gas appliances
  • Stunning panoramic Sky-Scape sunroof giving a flood of natural light into the front dinette, with internal LED ambient lighting and pleated night blind
  • Wide front panel and locker, with streamlined styling, inset decals and grab handles. Three opening double glazed windows.
  • Large gas locker door with dual gas struts and large universal gas bottle storage
  • Exclusive 'Tardis' Sports alloy wheels
  • LED Awning light above the door
  • Exterior 2-part door with moulded interior liner, window, blind, flyscreen and 12.5L wastebin
  • Side marker lights
  • ABS rear panel with streamlined integrated rear light cluster and LED high level brake light
  • New graphics
  • Kromex badges (Elddis logo, front and rear)
  • Polished chrome grab handles 
  • 'Ashton' craftsman built cabinetry  with 'Grid' co-ordinating trim, handcrafted dove-tailed drawers, 'Quiet-Close' overhead lockers, removable shelves, co-ordinating flush-fit kitchen units with Chrome inset detail and positive locking throughout
  • LED Lighting concept throughout
  • New contemporary interior design and luxurious 'Havana' upholstery with ActivCare protected hi-performance, lightweight construction, with 4 x co-ordinating scatter cushions as standard and 2x arm rests as standard.
  • Quality and craftsmanship in every detail, including traditional dove-tailed drawers throughout.
  • Kitchen locker doors with concealed catches
  • 'Nagoya' textured wallboard
  • Durable 'Taupe Grey' worktops throughout, including bathroom unit tops 
  • New removable luxurious loose fit Stainclear carpet 'Revolution Tweed' in 'Pebble'
  • 'Easy clean heavy-duty vinyl flooring in 'Twine'
  • Aluminium bunk ladders (to fixed bunk beds)
  • Adjustable, individually switched Chrome LED reading lights to front lounge
  • New kitchen upper locker pattress with x 2 downlights as standard
  • New living area/bedroom mirror surrounds upper pattress with downlight as standard
  • Whale Expanse dual-fuel underslung 8L water heater 
  • Highflow submersible pump with Whale IC intelligent controller and inline filter -  turns the pump off when the water runs out
  • Eco Camel Orbit water-saving Halo shower head with built-in Aircore Technology. 
  • 'Boutique' washbowl basin with click-clack plug and swan-neck mixer tap
  • Vanity areas with LED downlighting, dedicated sockets for hairdryer and appliances (selected models)
  • Domestic style bathroom door with high quality privacy lock 
  • Thetford electric flush toilet
  • Fully lined shower cubicles with domestic style shower screen
  • Polished chrome fittings, mixer taps and separate shower taps
  • Chrome-effect bathroom accessories, plus additional towel hooks
  • Domestic style bathroom cabinet 
  • 400x400 MPK VisionStar M pro rooflight in bathroom with flyscreen and blind

Year: 2022

Model: Avante 550

Number of Berths: 4

Wheel Rim: 5 1/2 Jx14 5x112

Tyre Size: 185 R14 104

Tyre Pressure at MTPLM in psi: Downrate 56 / Standard 58 / Uprate 63

Interior Length: 5780mm / 19'0"

Exterior Body Length: 6300mm / 20'8"

Shipping Length: 7400mm / 24'3" 

Overall Width: 2260mm / 7'5"

Overall Height: 2645mm / 8'8" 

Overall Height Excluding TV Aerial: 2560mm / 8'5"

Maximum Headroom: 1950mm / 6'5"

Interior Width: 2120mm / 6'11"

Porch Awning Height: 2430mm / 8'0" 

Awning Sizes Ground to Ground: 10300mm / 33'10" 

Maximum Hitch Weight: 100kgs / 1.97cwt

Mass in Running Order (MIRO): 1259kgs / 24.78cwt

Optional Equipment Payload: 0 

Maximum User Payload: 153kgs / 3.01cwt

Plated M.T.P.L.M: 1412kgs / 27.79cwt

Maximum M.T.P.L.M: 1500kgs / 29.53cwt

Front Mattress Sizes: 1 X Double 1115mm x 2080mm / 3'8" x 6'10" 

Side Dinette Mattress Sizes: N/A

Rear Mattress Sizes: Fixed Double 1346mm x 1900mm / 4'5" x 6'3" 

 

Notes  

Note 1: The Mass in Running Order includes a manufacturing tolerance for material variances and 10kgs per gas bottle, the number of bottles is equal to the number of connections provided at the regulator. 
Note 2: Maximum User Payload includes the Personal Effects payload and the Optional Equipment Payload. 
Note 3: If you require a larger payload it is possible to upgrade the Plated Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass. Please contact your supplying retailer for more information. (Exclusions may apply)
Note 4: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the caravan.  
Note 5:  Warning under no circumstances must the plated MTPLM of the caravan be exceeded.
Note 6: The porch awning height is measured directly above the main entrance door
Note 7: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 8: All dimensions have a tolerance of +/-25mm
Note 9: The overall height measurement is taken with the aerial in the lowest position. 
Note 10: All front bed sizes are quoted with the front chest of drawers in place. (Where Applicable)

2022 Season Options (RRP)

  • Alternative 'Riviera' or 'Élysée' soft furnishings in ActivCare - £270
  • Weight plate upgrade - FREE
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock (single axle models) - £306
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock (twin axle models) - £672
  • Fiamma Universal bike rack (for 2 bikes) (Retailer fit) - £396 #
  • Tracker with European wide anti theft tracker system inc 1st year subscription - £294
  • Hypnos Mattress Option for fixed double bed or twin bed models - £348
  • Luxury day covers for fixed-bed models - includes; shaped duvet(s)*, 2 pillowcases and pillows, 2 co-ordinating scatter cushions and co-ordinating runner(s)* (one double duvet and runner or two single duvets and runners, as applicable) - £420
  • Omnivent (multispeed extractor fan rooflight) in lieu of mini Heki rooflight - £234
  • Additional shelving pack (3 additional shelves and fixings for overhead lockers - Retailer fit) - £42 #
  • Alarm system with PIR and leg sensor - £354
  • External gas BBQ point - £108
  • Access Locker Door - £81 
  • 230V socket (Includes 600mm access locker door) - £144
  • Solar Panel - £564 #
  • Wrap Around Seating (Excludes 454) - £264
  • Mobile Internet and WiFi system - £324 #
  • TV Bracket - £42 #

The RRP for any Retailer fit option is for the part only and may be subject to additional labour charges. Please discuss with your supplying Retailer at point of order.

# Retailer fit options will reduce the overall payload available to the end user and will increase the overall dimensions of the vehicle.

Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd reserves the right to, and does alter from time to time, technical specifications, prices and model ranges as materials, model improvements and conditions require, and can accept no responsibility for discrepancies between these and subsequent models shown. The images and information on this page are for guidance purposes only. Please be sure to check our full current and technical specifications with your retailer before placing your order. Props shown are for photographic purposes only and are not included in the specification. Bed covers and additional scatter cushions shown are for demonstration purposes only, similar co-originating sets are available to purchase from Erwin Hymer Group Ltd retailer. 

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Andy Parkin | Great van

08/04/20

Great van - only trouble is have to keep spare wheel under the bed so I could fit my motor mover.

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