The SLRV Iveco Eurocargo based 4x4 expedition vehicle is a highly capable medium sized unit.
Imagine travelling off road to reach an amazing remote location in your SLRV 4×4 motorhome……setting up camp and just relaxing out under the awning. Want to stay a while? The luxurious interior contains all the comforts you need for a long stay, and is backed by SLRV’s state of the art electrical and water systems.
The all new 5.5m body features an enclosed rear garage to store the spare tyre and larger items – including tables, chairs and bikes. The floorplan includes an electric lift up bed, large club lounge, galley kitchen and a separate ensuite. It’s also available with an optional ‘Super King’ electric rooftop tent with an internal access hatch and landing area. Perfect for the kids or guests, this option negates the need for bunks – allowing you to utilise the main living module for more functional areas such as the separate ensuite.
Featuring a luxuriously appointed, well designed interior space, the SLRV Eurocargo has everything you need to feel right at home while exploring the worlds most remote destinations. This off-road motorhome features multiple, highly functional, separate living areas, that add to the vehicles very ‘liveable’ feel. Take a look at whats inside…………….
SLRV vehicles can be fitted with an almost endless range of features and appliances, including:
These features are seamlessly incorporated into the interior space creating an extremely spacious and comfortable atmosphere.
Various configurations of the Eurocargo feature a luxurious ‘full ensuite’ with separate shower, toilet and vanity unit. This area provides a generous amount of storage and is complimented by a solid surface benchtop with integrated sink.
The 30_5500_550 is available with an optional ‘Super King’ electric rooftop tent with an internal access hatch and landing area. Perfect for the kids or guests, this option negates the need for bunks – allowing you to utilise the main living module for more functional areas such as the separate ensuite.
No matter what your interior style is, SLRV have you covered. With a range of interior finishes including:
You’re sure to find a style that makes you feel right at home.
An Expedition Vehicle by definition, should not only reach remote locations, but it must also allow its occupants to stay for extended periods. To do this, the vehicle must incorporate a power system that verges on self-sufficiency. This power cycle can be split into 3 main stages:
Let’s have a look at how the SLRV FTS800 combines cutting-edge design and the latest technology to do just that……
SLRV are proud partners with Mastervolt – the world leaders in Lithium battery systems. The MLI Ultra series is designed to enjoy all the best properties of Lithium Ion technology in the harshest conditions. These high-performance batteries are ideal for running heavy loads for long periods and short charge times. The battery communicates with the charging system via the MasterBus network, ensuring safety and performance is maximised at all times. With up to 70% saving in space and weight, these are the ideal choice for any expedition vehicle.
All SLRV vehicles are equipped with a 460Ah lithium battery as standard – and can be optioned with 920Ah or 1380Ah systems (depending on the vehicle). The larger systems generally provide the power capacity required to run 110/240v household appliances and air conditioning, off grid, for longer periods of time. This in turn, is one of the key elements that allows SLRV vehicles to be equipped with the many ‘comforts of home’.
Much of SLRV’s power is supplied as 12V or 24V – and operates a majority of systems including LED lighting, refrigerators and freezers, pumps & plumbing, various appliances and monitoring systems.
Other appliances that we take for granted in our homes, such as induction cooktop, oven/microwave, washer/dryer, electric BBQ and air conditioner to name a few, require 110/240V power to operate. To convert 12V battery power into usable 110/240V energy for these appliances, an inverter is required. SLRV vehicles are all equipped as standard, with a 3500W Mastervolt unit. This is suitable to run one to two appliances at a time. If you require additional power, SLRV’s larger systems include 2 inverters, giving a total of 7000W!
For your convenience, all SLRV vehicles feature multiple internal and external charging sockets, including:
The ability to recharge your battery system from multiple sources is vital. The nature of an expedition vehicle often requires this to be done during remote travel, where mains power isn’t readily available. Lets take a look at the ways an SLRV helps keep you charged….
When you are connected to the power grid, charging is done via the Mastervolt 100A battery charger. This system can be configured to accept both 110V and 240V power sources – so you can charge your battery system anywhere in the world.
By far the best source of battery charging is SLRV’s Secondary Alternator system. This unit can provide up to 2.5kW charge while driving and also charges while at idle. This makes it an ideal source of charge during remote travel. The second alternator is a key part of SLRV’s stage 2 and 3 electrical packages, providing large battery capacity, loads of inverter power and multiple highly efficient recharging systems. This means you can use more appliances….more often!
Multiple charging sources are crucial for any expedition vehicles power system. Solar cells play an essential role in keeping your system charged when no other source is available. A good array of panels will, in fact, keep the necessary appliances in the FTS800 running self sufficiently – given a decent ray of sunshine.
SLRV expedition vehicles utilise a series of highly energy efficient 200W panels. Systems range from 1.2kW to 1.6kW – and are fitted standard on all vehicles.
Standard 460Ah lithium systems that don’t feature a secondary alternator, use a pair of Mastervolt DC-DC chargers to receive a 100A charge from the truck.
Under normal usage, with a high-end SLRV electrical system, a generator is not regularly required. It does, however, provide a valuable backup source for charging during an extended period of overcast or rainy weather – or even when you’re camped up for an extended stay. Generators can range anywhere from a small Honda 2.0i to a large built-in Diesel unit.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart
Water is undoubtedly our most precious commodity when touring remotely. An Expedition Vehicle must not only hold ample water for its passengers, it has to aid in the conservation of water. This, in turn, allows you to remain out in the wilderness for longer. The SLRV team have designed a system that will do just that. Let’s have a look how it works!
To store and conserve water, the SLRV system incorporates multiple tanks – arranged in series of separate ‘cells’. By doing this, various quality water can be stored in separate tanks and accessed for specific uses – ultimately enabling you to conserve your water. This intelligent system allows you to select which tank you wish to fill by the press of a switch. Similarly, inside the vehicle, you can select which tank you want to draw from. Depending on configuration, the Eurocargo holds approx 500 litres of water – suitable for long-term remote travel
Ensuring you always have a safe source of drinking water is vital. SLRV have a dedicated and totally independent drinking water system – with its own filler, tank, pump, filtration system and mixer outlet. This ensures your quality drinking water remains just that – and is ultimately conserved for extended isolated travel.
A carbon water filter system is fitted to your SLRV drinking water system as standard, removing impurities for clean tasting water.
All SLRV water systems incorporate a city water entry – bypassing your tanks and allowing you to connect to the mains water supply whenever available. Pressure fillers used in the SLRV system also provide added security to your water supply.
All SLRV vehicles utilise diesel powered hot water and heater systems. These are extremely efficient and are plumbed into the trucks diesel tank. The heater works brilliantly – and the water system can supply constant hot water for your needs.
Staying out in the wilderness for longer is the name of the game. With water tanks set up in separate cells, it is possible to isolate and store water from various sources such as creeks, dams or rivers. This can be pumped into a dedicated tank using the ‘Thirsty Boy’ – and used for tasks including showering or doing a washing cycle. The Thirsty Boy can also be used on the ‘city water entry’ circuit – bypassing tanks altogether. The Thirsty Boy comes in its own ‘tough case’ with an internal pump and power supply for complete mobility. Just hook up your water hoses and away you go.
The SLRV FTS800 is constructed using premium materials and components. A three point torsion free chassis and infused composite fibreglass panelling are utilised for the ultimate function and build quality. Interior cabinetry is made to the highest standards. Take a look at what’s involved……………..
SLRV use the latest SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to continually develop and evaluate vehicle design. Customers receive a full 3d model and working drawings of their vehicle design, to ensure the build meets their exact requirements. By utilising this Solidworks software, a wide variety of steel and aluminium components are CNC cut and folded for precision accuracy and build quality.
The torsional ‘twist’ of the Iveco Eurocargo truck chassis in extreme conditions, requires the body to be mounted using a proper ‘3 point torsion free subframe’. Conventional ‘spring mounted’ systems do not remove all the force from the body – and can potentially cause structural issues with composite panel constructions. A true 3 point torsion free system allows the body and truck chassis to twist freely and independently – removing the transfer of these forces into the motorhome body and retaining the structural integrity of the vehicle. This design also increases off-road performance by increasing the wheels ability to remain in contact with the ground over rough terrain.
30mm composite fibreglass panels are used in the construction of the Eurocargo’s body – for ultimate strength and insulation. Unlike inferior hot glued panels, SLRV panels are fully infused – which means they are manufactured under vacuum – injecting the perfect amount of resin into the fibreglass and achieving an optimum strength to weight ratio. Imported from Sweden, the premium closed cell, self-extinguishing core material has a series of holes that allow resin to flow thru and connect the inside and outside fibreglass layers. This prevents de-lamination and adds to the overall strength of the panel. Both sides of SLRV panels are finished in gelcoat, for the maximum durability, serviceability and a brilliant finish.
All wiring throughout the SLRV Eurocargo is run in conduit for protection against wear and shorting. In fact, every electrical device has its own wiring, in conduit, the entire way back to the main circuit breaker.
SLRV joinery is constructed using the highest quality materials, fixtures and fittings – and is specifically constructed for rugged off-road travel. Cabinet carcass’ are constructed from an ultralight, waterproof and fire retardant plastic material, giving high strength and durability. Cupboard and drawer fronts are finished in a high-quality ABS plastic and are complemented by soft close drawer runners and Blum overhead stays. Signature SLRV heavy duty compression latches are used throughout.
SLRV manufacture their own range of aluminium and composite panel hatch’s. Unlike mass-produced hatch’s, they are both dust and water proof and do not degrade in the sun. Composite door panels open with gas strut assist and LED lights automatically turn on inside the hatch area.
The Eurocargo 4×4 is capable of handling the toughest jobs over the most challenging terrain with surprising agility for a vehicle of its size. The Eurocargo 4×4 is equipped with many useful features resulting in excellent off-road performance. A full-time 4×4 system, hub reduction and front and rear differential locks provide the traction, gearing and agility to negotiate demanding off-road conditions. This vehicle is available in 2 wheelbase configurations to suit the SLRV 5.5m and 6m expedition body.
The Eurocargo 4×4 is powered by the turbocharged and intercooled Iveco Tector F4A E28 5.9 litre, 6 cylinder diesel engine. The engine delivers an impressive 279hp and up to 950Nm of torque available from a low 1,200rpm ensuring great crawling ability. Transferring this power to the axles is the ZF 6-speed manual synchromesh transmission.
The latest 6-speed ZF manual transmission is ideally matched to the Tector powerplant and is equipped with servoshift systems to guarantee ease of engagement, even in the most difficult off-road conditions. A permanent four-wheel drive is achieved by the centre differential, which is designed to distribute torque to both the front and rear axles. The driver can select a fast or slow ratio based on the vehicle’s operating conditions (on/off road).
Front, centre and rear differentials are equipped with manually activated diff locks as standard equipment to guarantee traction, even in particularly difficult and slippery conditions.
For ultimate off-road capability, the SLRV spec Eurocargo can be fitted with 20-inch wheels and Military spec Michelin XZL tyres. They provide maximum grip in mud and sand – and are very quiet for ‘on road’ driving.
Seating by Isri is all air controlled and multi-adjustable. The air suspension seats provide maximum comfort over rough and relentless terrain.
SLRV spec vehicles are optioned with a long range diesel fuel tank for extended range.
SLRV’s custom aluminium expedition roof rack provides additional storage area over the cab of the truck. It also features a side access ladder, spotlight mounts and sidebars to protect the windscreen from tree branches.
The Eurocargo 4×4 is available in Day Cab configuration only – to suit SLRV’s with a 5.5m and 6m (internal) body’s.
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