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Caravan Review: Fendt Brillant 650

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Want to increase your status in the world of caravan ownership? Until recently nothing on the South African caravan market offered the levels of style and comfort found in the Fendt Brillant range of caravans – a range that just happens to include one of the winners of the European Caravan Design awards for 2010/2011! This luxury home on wheels is now available in South Africa.

Though Fendt Caravans South Africa (Pty) Ltd also offers a lower-priced range of caravans with the Bianco and Saphir lines, the Brillant 650 is the one with the wow factor; we were in absolute awe every time we looked at it.

There are many features that are just so impressive: the outer body styling says this is one very special caravan. It exudes status, style, aspiration – with expense obviously being no object. The interior takes this opulence even further, and elevates caravaning to a level that can compete with any form of holiday accommodation: you have arrived and you have the best!

What’s more, Fendt comes with a five-year guarantee against body connection leaks, provided that the caravan is serviced regularly and correctly.

It’s big!

Fendt brillant 650

Fendt brillant 650

With a 6.5-metre body length, this is a long, long caravan, and its GVM of 2400 kg means that there are few cars legally capable of towing it without having to fit vacuum, hydraulic or electric brakes. The sheer size of this caravan does suggest that towing may be a daunting task, so we approached our sister publication, SA4x4, and enlisted their long-term test Land Rover Discovery 4, which also happens to be the UK’s 2010 towcar of the year, for a towing trip around the Knysna area. With a tare of 2767 kg and a manufacturer’s maximum towing capacity of 3500 kg, this towcar is ideally suited to the Brillant 650…

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