If you are a family looking for a large, twin axle luxury caravan with fixed rear bunk beds, a wide side dinette and the very best in fixtures and fittings, this Elddis Crusader Tempest EB will meet your requirements.
In excellent order throughout, this caravan is a credit to its former owner and comes with all the original manuals as well as a number of useful caravanning extras (to be confirmed).
It will suit a family of up to six where the children or the adults have a choice in where to sleep. It would also be perfect on a seasonal pitch as a wonderful alternative to a holiday home, or as live-in accommodation.
For real peace of mind, it will be cleaned inside and out by us and fully serviced and damp-checked by an independent approved caravan workshop, with the service report available for potential buyers to view.
Confidently described as a luxury grand tourer the twin-axle Crusader Tempest EB is one of the highest specification caravans on the market. The Crusader Tempest EB, with its rear fixed bunk bed layout, rarely comes up for sale on the secondhand market and this is a great opportunity to buy a top of the range caravan with every available manufacturer’s extra including Alde programmable heating.
Marketed as an exclusive ‘top-of-the-range tourer’, Elddis wanted discerning buyers to experience a level of specification unlike any other, with luxury as standard. Featuring 'Solid' technology and a chemical bonding process used in Formula 1, aircraft and marine construction, with waterproof joints and 95% fewer exterior screws, resulting in a caravan which is strong, light and well engineered.
The Crusader Tempest EB is built on a class leading Al-Ko chassis, with an AKS 3004 stabilising hitch and Al-Ko ATC giving improved ride stability, excellent cornering ability, reduced body roll and increased safety at high speed. The exterior features GRP underskin and revolutionary 'Strong Lite' high strength aluminium one piece sides and fully bonded 'solid' awning rails, combined with a new streamlined smooth side exterior and new graphics results in a caravan which looks impressive both on the road and when parked on a pitch. External equipment includes an easy action handbrake, heavy duty corner steadies, Diamond Standard wheel locks, smooth silver alloy wheels and a spare alloy wheel. Clever touches like the smooth opening silver front locker, external sockets, and gas barbecue point add to the feeling that this caravan is a top of the range model. The exterior is finished in gloss white with striking silver and grey graphics, and features stunning Aero-privacy flush-fitting side privacy windows, which allow you to see out but stops others seeing in, whilst also helping to keep the interior cool and preventing UV damage to the upholstery, come fitted with cassette blinds and fly screens.
Grade 3 Thermal Insulation ensures that this caravan can be used year-round for comfortable caravanning holidays, whatever the weather.
A two-piece exterior door has an integral blind and fly-screen, giving easy access to the luxurious and well-appointed interior.
Inside the caravan, at the front, three large double-glazed windows, and a front skylight, featuring blackout blinds and fly screens, provide a beautiful and private view from the spacious U-shaped lounge, which features a well-placed TV station on the right-hand side of the lounge with 230v, 12v and aerial sockets for the stars 530 direction aerial. A key feature of the Crusader Tempest EB interior is the luxurious ‘Vinci aquaclean’ upholstery with co-ordinated pelmets, curtains and removable carpets. Additional scatter cushions and bolsters add to the feeling of luxury in the lounge. The seating in the lounge lifts up to provide access to a large storage space underneath and the seating converts to a large and comfortable double bed. The central storage chest features a coffee table and the chest can also be removed and replaced by extra seat and back cushions to convert into a U-shaped lounge. The deep, comfortable sprung sofa seats are perfect for relaxing or enjoying a meal with family or friends using the dining table provided, which is stored away in its own locker. The large Sky-Scape roof-light, incorporating cream high gloss internal feature surround with LED lights, allows total control over the levels of daylight and ventilation in the caravan, and comes with a pleated blind and built-in fly-screen. There are overhead ‘aircraft-style’ storage lockers, finished in rich 'Marone' veneer with brushed aluminium handles with resistance door catches, adding to the feeling of overall luxury.
A high specification DVD/CD/MP3/RADIO entertainment system has a direct aux-in socket for I-pods and phones, with quality speakers for sound, TV and DVD playback.
Moving back through the caravan, the kitchen was one of the most well-equipped and practical touring caravans available at the time and the list of features looks impressive today. An Aspire Mk 2 burner hob with rapid, high-speed multifunction burners and 800w electric hotplate can accommodate large saucepans, woks and frying pans and the colour-matched domestic-style oven, featuring illumination and 2 shelves, combined with a built-in stainless steel 700w microwave, provide the ability to cater for everything from a cooked breakfast to a full Sunday roast. The designer granite effect kitchen sink, with chrome ceramic-ball mixer tap, has an integrated drainer, is scratch resistant and comes with a washing up basin and chopping board. There are lots of storage options, including a chrome cup rack and adjustable cutlery tray, with cupboards, drawers and lockers all finished in 'Marone' wood veneer and there are 'Mineral Creme' decorative laminate worktops for easy food preparation. Even the 3-way fridge is impressive: the Crusader Tempest EB comes with a large 155l Dometic fridge-freezer, with electronic controls, providing enough cold storage for hungry adults…and teenagers!
The luxury level in the Crusader Tempest EB also extends to a cocktail cabinet with LED back-lit opaque feature glazing, and there is a dedicated TV storage area and extendable TV bracket allowing the TV to be watched from either end of the caravan.
Opposite the kitchen, the wide side dinette provides valuable living and dining space during the day and by night turns into a wide single or small double. Moving past the kitchen, the Crusader Tempest EB’s bedroom provides twin fixed single bunk beds with ladder and safety rail, complete with domestic quality OZIO CoolSoft mattresses, and the lower one lifts up on gas stats to access the storage underneath. This layout is perfect for families with children/teenagers who want their own space and privacy.
At the rear of the caravan, a domestic style timber door and sturdy handle leads to the spacious washroom which is beautifully appointed with high-quality fixtures and fittings. The chrome mixer faucet and inset 'Contessa' wash-basin sits in a vanity unit which, like the wardrobe with courtesy light, integrated shelving and drawers, is finished in the same rich 'Marone' wood veneer as found in the rest of the Crusader Tempest EB. A separate shower cubicle features a chrome mixer tap and high-flow 'Ecocamel orbit' shower head and the Thetford C-250 swivelling toilet has an electric flush and full warning light. Warm removable carpets, ambient LED lighting, Heki roof light and illuminated vanity mirror make the Crusader Tempest EB’s washroom a very warm and comfortable place to be!
The Crusader Tempest EB’s heating and plumbing all feature top of the range components including the Alde Hydronic Compact 3010 24-hr programmable water heating which is fitted as standard and gives complete control over the inside temperature, allowing you to return to a lovely warm caravan after a day out.
A Whale High Flo on-board pump with carbon filter ensures improved water flow to the sinks and shower.
Controllable electric lighting is all energy saving LED and comes in the form of aluminium finished 12v spotlights and 230v wall lights, dual power ceiling lights and illuminated roof lights. The electrics are RCD/MCD protected and there is a security alarm with PIR and tilt sensor.
This Crusader Tempest EB comes with all the original instruction manuals and handbooks and is being sold with a large number of caravanning essentials (to be confirmed). It has been cleaned inside and out by us and has been fully serviced and damp-checked by an independent specialist caravan workshop, providing real peace of mind for its new owner.
The Crusader Tempest EB is a rare sight on the secondhand market and its levels of equipment, luxury and beautiful fixtures and fittings means that this is a family caravan which has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
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