Every overland truck has to meet the wishes and requirements not only of the customer, but also those of the travel environment and terrain. Depending on these factors, Twiga Travelcars can choose from five different construction methods.
The position of windows, doors and hatches in the body of a travel car may conflict with the desired strength required to build a reliable overland vehicle. In such cases, if the extra weight is not a problem, an extremely solid construction that is capable of take a beating can be created in this way. With a steel construction, it is reasonably easy to make fastenings for a motorcycle and/or spare tires.
The advantage of the steel cage construction is its sturdiness, which is necessary for an overland trip.
For smaller expedition vehicles, such as those based on the Toyota Land Cruiser or Land Rover, the weight of the bodywork is an extremely important item; every kilo counts. Aluminium is the material to use here. With a well-thought-out cage construction design, a light and extremely durable construction can be achieved. By making use of extremely light sheet material, we can create a superstructure for smaller vehicles weighing only 200-250 kg! This leaves plenty of capacity for luggage.
This method of construction is applied all over the world as it is an inexpensive solution. Twiga Travelcars also builds vehicles using sandwich panels, but only those with a core material of recycled PET plastic. This is an extremely strong material that provides good insulation. In the construction method we use, the aluminium frame is part of the load-bearing construction, creating a much stronger whole than with conventional bonding.
These panels, developed and produced by Twiga Travelcars, have thousands of cross-connections between the inner and outer skin of the sandwich panel. This completely prevents the delamination of the sandwich panels, creating a much more resistant structure to external forces than a conventional sandwich panel. The X-tra panels are produced using the RTM vacuum technique and are therefore available in any uni RAL colour.
When extreme weight demands come into play. To stay below 7.5 / 5.0 / 3.5 tons, Twiga has an ultimate solution that does not compromise on sturdiness. These panels weigh no more than 4.8 kg per m2, saving you easily 5 kg per panel. The insulation value is good, the results are excellent.