This was our first assignment from Mauritania, which ultimately resulted in four different customised rugged vehicles which are used mainly in the desert. We periodically fly over to the clients to carry out maintenance and repairs.
Of course, our famous aluminium frame with the best possible panels: 60 mm thick for optimum insulation. The steel subframe has a four-point suspension system. We opted for Outbound windows and created a large, separate shower and toilet. The AGM battery system collects energy from the many solar panels on the roof. And if that's not enough, the generator kicks in.
The electrical installation 220V, 24V and 12V with numerous connections, also to external power sources. Our water filters have been tested in harsh conditions, so we use the same filter systems for our domestic clients as we used for this desert rat. Admittedly, most of our vehicles do not carry 1200 litres of water! This vehicle does. Together with a substantial 40-litre boiler and cooking can be done on gas.
The requirement in this case was space in the luggage compartment for an expensive quad, including a system to get the quad in and out quickly and easily. This was no problem thanks to the generous size of the vehicle. So the quad is parked in the garage under the bed.
Large spare wheel rack at the rear, thick bull bar, great roof rack and of course, covered in stickers, which we prefer to call a wrap. And not forgetting a powerful winch with a 30-metre cable.
We use an aluminium bodywork to build even the largest living units. This keeps the weight low. A steel subframe is used which is attached to the chassis at four points.