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The Iveco Eurocargo makes an excellent heavy duty motorhome base
Gold Coast based top-shelf motorhome builder SLRV Expedition Vehicles has completed a Eurocargo ML150 4x4 outback tourer for a Western Australian owner.
The new owner plans extended travel across Australia, before shipping the vehicle around the world to continue a global journey, so he requested luxury and performance. This lead him to Iveco and then to specialist bodybuilder, SLRV Expedition Vehicles on the Gold Coast.
Already a proven performer in emergency service, military, mining and exploration work, the Eurocargo ML150 4x4 was a logical starting place, according to SLRV Expedition Vehicles Director, Warwick Boswerger.
“From the factory the model has a full-time 4x4 system, hub reduction axles and front, centre and rear differential locks that ensure maximum traction, " said Mr Boswerger.
“Multi-leaf parabolic springs with dual acting shock absorbers provide excellent articulation and the high tensile steel chassis allows twisting to further help over rough terrain and undulations."
For detail on the Eurocargo 4x4 specifications, check out our report in Heavy Duty 4x4s.
Warwick Boswerger said that other reasons for the Eurocargo's selection included its readily available sleeper cab option, ergonomic cab and driver and passenger air suspension seats:
“There wasn’t an additional cost in getting a sleeper cab model and the specifications, dimensions and appointments were ideal for the owner,” Warwick said.
With the truck cab/chassis selected, the SLRV team went about creating one of the most luxurious and functional expedition bodies possible.
The fully custom-designed body includes a rear ‘garage’ able to accommodate a motorbike and two spare tyres; accessed via a slide-out lifting system.
For extended periods on the road, the truck is fitted with a 600-litre water tank, a solar-lithium battery system and Autosat satellite, ensuring the owner can remain virtually self-sufficient and in contact when travelling off the beaten track.
But being off the beaten track doesn’t mean these travellers will be roughing it.
In fitting out the motorhome interior, SLRV has provided a high quality, modern finish, styled similarly to a high end studio apartment.
A galley kitchen has an oven/grill, cooktop and microwave, solid surface bench tops, a four person dinette, a queen bed, Fusion entertainment system and LED TV, plus a separate ensuite.
Externally, there’s a recessed electric awning, built-in barbecue on a slide and an outside shower.
“This vehicle is built to go anywhere, and can get to that remote destination in luxury,” Warwick said.
“We’re confident the owner will get many years and hundreds of thousands of kilometres of enjoyable touring out of this new Eurocargo 4x4.”
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