Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review

Looking tough and glamorous at the same time is possible – as proven by the four-berth, seven-metre Victory Luxe 704 NZ caravan which impresses MCD reviewer Randall Johnston in its functionality, high-end features, specifications and out-and-out style.

From the moment you set foot on the galvanised steel front step and peer inside this Australian-manufactured caravan, the modern styling and sensible layout brings about a sense of satisfaction.

The lounge area is immediately inviting; the dark grey leatherette interior looks the part and adds a level of simple sophistication. As far as first impressions go, the Luxe 704 hits the mark, pretty much exceeding expectations throughout.

Christchurch RV Centre in Rolleston, on the southern edge of the city, is the only factory-accredited Victory caravan dealer in the country. Office manager Allicia took a moment to allow us a look through one of the first 2022 models to arrive in New Zealand, which landed just a few weeks prior to Christmas.

General layout/decor

The designers have really thought this one through, as there are storage areas within reach of any area you could be. The bedroom is situated at the front, with the bathroom in the middle – effectively serving as an ensuite, which some prefer, rather than having to walk through a kitchen/dining area in the middle of the caravan, in order to access the shower and toilet at night. The dining/secondary bedding area is at the rear.

The Victory is an impressive mix of good styling with top-tier appliances and equipment. A few designer touches, an inviting interior, high-level specifications, modern styling, and the practical layout doesn’t fail to impress. The décor is bright and modern, with a trendy dark grey finish. The layout is simple and intuitive, with any areas not filled, functioning as storage space. Plenty of power points throughout mean you are never far from a charging spot!

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review
The modern kitchen includes a stovetop, grill, and a huge 500-series oven

Lounge/dining

The lounge and dining area is stylish and spacious. Plenty of windows means the space is well lit, allowing you to soak up your vitamin D year-round. The large sunroof above the dining area brings in even more light, plus ventilation when needed. The large window at the rear that stretches almost the full width of the caravan (minus a few feet) will be appreciated by those who enjoy a view at their table. The kitchen table is telescopic to create the additional double bed, thus giving this caravan the four-berth capability.

The leatherette panels give the lounge a more refined and elegant look than previous models in Victory’s legacy and the seats are comfortable enough to doze on, if you’ve been hitting the trails a little too hard! A large number of storage lockers above the seating make good use of the space. And as you’d expect, there are plenty of traditional and USB power points tucked away here too.

Dual speakers inside (in addition to the two external ones) put out a very balanced sound with both CD and USB input, perfect for those relaxing Sunday morning tunes as you prepare the breakfast, or while you’re enjoying a cool drink in the evenings. Tinted double glazed windows throughout will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.

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A flat screen television opposite the kitchen is something few caravans of this size offer, yet here it is, complete with dual USB inputs. It’s situated at an ideal viewing distance from the lounge/dining area; a very practical addition and a great use of space here.

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review
The dining area is stylish and spacious

Kitchen

Appointed in the middle of the caravan, this very modern kitchen includes a Swift gas stovetop with four hobs (three gas and one electric), grill and huge Swift 500-series oven, allowing you to prepare meals that require a bit more finesse and better facilities. Cooking a Sunday roast would be a cinch in this thing!

A bonus is that the hobs are concealed beneath a ‘continuation’ of the marble-look benchtop; this hinged top provides welcome additional meal preparation space, something that is often at a premium in caravans of a similar size.

The under-counter lighting provides additional visibility and the 12v NCE rangehood in the kitchen allows powerful fan extraction. It also helps keep the caravan well ventilated while cooking.

The generously-sized 190-litre, full length three-way powered Dometic refrigerator-freezer, Swift Dluxx 240v microwave and relatively large stainless steel sink add to the convenience. A large pull-out pantry with adjustable tiers is a handy addition here.

There is additional bench space opposite the stove, and a large window for delivering your tasty creations to those relaxing outside. Plenty of extra storage space can be found in three large overhead cabinets here. This campervan has more meal prep space than most on the market of this size; this, combined with high-quality, full size appliances make the Victory Luxe 704 a foodies’ dream.

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review
The hobs are concealed beneath the marble-look benchtop
Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review
The fridge is nice and big at 190 litres

Bedroom

The queen size fixed bed, complete with a quality innerspring mattress, is very comfortable, and the bedroom itself is generously sized and large windows on either side look great. There is lots of natural light, with the functionality of fly screens and Roman blinds on all windows. Under-bed storage is ample in this room also. Three large overhead lockers above the bed add to the functionality and good design in this space, as do the quality LED reading lights on either side of the bed. Additional storage space can be found in secure compartments throughout.


Plenty of traditional and USB power points within close proximity to the bed mean a relaxing night’s sleep with the online world right by your fingertips – if you want it.

Full length wardrobes flanking the bed are also a welcome addition. Large storage compartments at head level on either side of the bed (with dual power points inside each) will come in handy too. The large sunroof stretches across most of the width of the bed and brings in a lot of natural light and ventilation when needed here.

A large flat screen in the top right hand corner of the bedroom leaves little to be desired in the bedroom.

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Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review
The queen size bed includes a quality innerspring mattress

Bathroom

While contained within a fairly modest space, the bathroom stretches the full width of the caravan (with the toilet and vanity on one side and the shower on the other) and is extremely modern and functional and well-appointed in the vehicle’s midsection. Many will like the fact that it serves as an ensuite, with direct access to the bedroom.

The vanity with full porcelain basin is large enough, the high-large shower with separate 12v fan and high-pressure shower head will be appreciated after those hiking or biking adventures. The toilet is comfortably situated to fit the space, unlike all caravans in this size and category. A Camec washing machine is also a godsend and certainly not a common inclusion in this category.

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review
The bathroom stretches the full width of the caravan

Exterior

With independent, equaliser rocker-style leaf spring suspension and robust hot dip galvanised full grid box section chassis, the Luxe is built to handle unsealed roads without a problem, providing safe caravanning in off-road conditions when required.

The exterior wall cladding is insulated and dent-resistant ACM, making this unit harder to damage, giving the driver a bit more confidence on tight trails, as do the heavy duty all terrain tyres, with a spare on the rear.

Two 95-litre underfloor freshwater tanks is relatively generous as standard, and there’s an pull-out awning for drizzly days (with optional sides), and a pull-out picnic table. You’ll also find a gas bayonet outlet to hook up an external barbecue if you wish, and huge thru-boot storage box is a plus.

A rear view camera is induced as standard, as are two LED lights on the exterior and a weatherproof 240v power point on the outside, plus (another) two external weatherproof speakers. Two 160w mono-crystalline solar panels with a 30amp solar controller will help keep the battery charged. There is also a roof mounted manual satellite dish.

The exterior looks incredibly rugged yet super modern. This unit really has it covered in the exterior looks department while giving away nothing in terms of practical functionality.

Summary

The Victory Luxe 704 NZ caravan is a well-designed and very modern caravan. The rugged exterior, stylish looks and super-sleek finish, along with its well-equipped interior will leave caravan enthusiasts wanting for nothing while out and about on their adventures.

The layout just makes sense, and the fact that safety and modern technology has been incorporated in a sensible and functional way is hard to look past, resulting in an attractive package well worth considering.

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Caravan Review

Victory Luxe 704 NZ Specifications

Dimensions

7 metres

Berths

4

Chassis

Full grid box section, hot dip galvanised

Storage Box

Waltex

Suspension

Equaliser rocker style leaf spring

Tyres

Heavy duty rated

Brakes

Wireless electric with hand brake
Fresh Water Tank

2 x 95L

Grey Water Tank

95L

Hot Water

22L gas/240v cylinder

Heating

Webasto diesel

Washing Machine

Camec 4kg

Price as reviewed: $119,499

For more information, visit rvcentre.co.nz

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