ETRUX, the lightweight vehicle and conversion specialist has applied its technical knowledge and engineering expertise to create a brand new adventure van for the holiday market.
The large new, long wheel based 3.5t MAN TGE Adventure Campervan has been specially designed for families, students and active holiday makers transporting 5 people and easily accommodating 4 adults or a family of 2 adults and 3 kids.
Incorporated in the camper is a large garage area with durable slide out runners making it easier to store bodyboards, bikes, luggage and camping equipment. To boost storage capacity, the Adventure Campervan also features a full-length Rhino roof rack, ideal for transporting surf boards, kayaks, canoes and bulkier luggage. The vehicle even has a Thule bike rack mounted on the rear doors for bicycle transportation.
Contrary to most campervans of a similar size, the inside living space is airy and spacious with all the basics expected including a dining table, gas stove, microwave, kettle and portable chiller box. A swivel TV/DVD player, touch controlled led reading lights, a shower unit and PortaPotti as well as a powered washer hose at the rear of the vehicle for washing sand off equipment are extras not normally found in a vehicle of this type.
The living quarters are powered through an auxiliary battery system that is constantly charged when the vehicle is running or via an external hook up when pitched at a campsite. A solar panel mounted to the roof provides a constant trickle charge to the independent battery system and this ensures that the van battery is protected, and the vehicle starts every time. Positioned above the garage area at the rear of the van, a full double bunk provides for a spacious and comfortable bed which can easily accommodate 2 adults or 3 kids. The M1 crash tested bench seat in the living area also opens into another small double bed which in total allows for a 4/5 berth camper. In addition to all this, a full length, 4 metre Fiamma awning has been fitted over the sliding door of the vehicle to create additional outdoor living space.
A number of Adventure Campervans have been produced and sold to Belfast retailer Jans Lifestyle where they are available to rent and also to purchase.
Gerry Galvin, MD of ETRUX said: “ETRUX’s experience and capability in the application of precision engineering allows us to modify and manufacture vehicles that not only are best in class, but that out-perform other contenders on the market.
Our ability to rethink and repurpose performance, space and functionality means that we can offer exceptional vehicle modifications that are truly bespoke.”
Gareth Pinkerton, Lead Engineer, Automotive said: “ETRUX was approached by Jans Lifestyle to build a new adventure van that would not only appeal to today’s aesthetically focused youth and family market but would set new standards in technical efficiency and functionality. ETRUX’s highly skilled automotive engineering team took a fresh approach to the task despite the obvious space and architectural challenges. Pilot trials have been very successful with an ongoing contract for more vehicles put in place.”
The new range of Adventure Campervans are designed for adventure holidays and off grid living and can be driven on a normal car licence.
For more information on ETRUX’s vehicle modification service please contact 0330-165-1467.