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New model: Sensation Dawn

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A new era has Dawned at Sensation Caravans. Excuse the pun… Dawn is the name of the latest model from the prestigious caravan manufacturer.

Caravan & Outdoor Life already gave you a sneak peek of the fifth model from Sensation in out December 2017 issue, and as the caravan is now launched at the start of the new year, we bring you some more details.

Standard features


110L water tank
30L geyser (220V)
Reverse camera
Omni-step
Isabella tent & ground cover
Dometic 2-plate gas stove
Dometic basin
Aircon (roof unit optional)
Crockery
Microwave
Fridge/freezer
1 x gas bottle
Power cable

The new unit is smaller than the popular Anee and Mia and even smaller than the Vee. It is the same size and weight as the pop-up Ava that was released early in 2017.

The Dawn is the brainchild of Andreas Kyriacou, Martin Danhauser and Quinton Nel.

Andreas spoke to Caravan & Outdoor Life about the reasoning behind the design: “We needed a smaller, more affordable model in the Sensation range, but we wanted to maintain the Sensation brands reputation for quality, luxury and attention to detail in the build quality of our caravans.

“It wasn’t easy, but I think we have designed a first-class product that will stand proudly with its bigger siblings.”

After many hours of work, the latest Sensation was ready to roll off the production floor. As you might expect from Sensation, the finishes on Dawn are of exceptional quality, just like on it’s bigger siblings.

The team also listened to their customers and kept improving on the outside slide-out kitchen. This also allows more space inside, and in the Dawn this means a massive, full-length Hisense fridge/freezer.

Next to the fridge is large work surface, under which you’ll find a top-class Defy microwave oven.

Designed primarily for a retired couple or an upwardly mobile young couple without kids, the layout with the island bed lying across the breadth of the van is going to prove attractive to a lot of buyers.

A real winner too is the roomy bathroom, which has a toilet and a glass shower compartment that would be equally at home in an upmarket home.

I predict this superb bathroom will also attract a lot of buyers looking for a caravan that is reasonably small but offers all the comforts of a home away from home.

By Richard van Ryneveld

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