RAV Rugged Adventure Tour

RAV Rugged Adventure Tour Date Released: 14/02/2014

In the heat of summer, BCIs-sister Company, RAV Bus took two of their robust 4x4 buses off-road to tour across Northern Australia, visiting local operators in mining towns, tourism hotspots and other rugged terrain.
 

Setting Off
The crew, including RAV Business Development Manager Mark Nazzari, and his father, BCI-founder Ron Nazzari, set off in December last year driving a Fuso Canter 4×4 22-seater and Hino GT 500 4×4 38-seater from Perth to Kalgoorlie, then north up to Leonora before heading east across to Laverton.
 
After Laverton they ditched the blacktop driving 1200 kilometres of corrugations, mud and flooding on the Great Central Road, to arrive at the Olgas in the Northern Territory.
 
 “The drive gave us an opportunity to see what’s going on up there in the tourism industry and outback communities, says Mark 
 
After a quick snapshot at the rock, they then headed up to Alice for a few nights to visit customers.
 
Mark believes trips like this are invaluable to understanding his customers business.
 
“We saw our customer’s workshops, sheds, homes and paddocks,” 
As a salesperson, this gives a firsthand experience of our product that can then be discussed with future customers.
 
An outdoors adventurist, the trip also gave Mark a new encounter with the great Australian outdoors.
 
“Some foreign tourists were scampering toward the back of the boat when we fed a 5.5 metre saltwater croc on the Adelaide River, he says
 
After Darwin they headed down to Kununurra and Broome, then on to the Pilbara.
 
“We lost the Hino GT 500 in Newman to one of our mining customers, Pilbara Car & Truck. This is their 14th RAV acquisition since early last year”
 
All in all Mark and Ron travelled 8,140 kilometres on the tour.
 
Technical
The RAV Bus on the Hino GT 500 seats 35 passengers in comfort in the pod, with an additional 3 in the cabin. It’s a full-width coach body with comfortable full-width coach seats.
 
The joiner between the cabin and pod is soundproof, dustproof and waterproof and the pods massive five-door rear storage boot was enough to store their swags and supplies many times over.
 
The Hino GT 500 features the reliable J08E 7.7 litre engine
 
 
Remote Access Vehicles build on a range of chassis makes and each RAV Bus comes with over 100 years of engineering experiencing built into it.
 
All RAV Bus enquiries contact Mark Nazzari on 08 9353 9000 or visit RAVBUS.com
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