The SLRV Iveco Eurocargo based 4x4 expedition vehicle is available in a variety of configurations - something to suit all requirements.
Imagine travelling off road to reach an amazing remote location in your SLRV 4×4 motorhome setting up camp and relaxing out under the awning. The luxurious interior contains all the comforts you need for a long stay, including queen bed, dining/lounge, kitchen and full ensuite. What more could you need you may ask? It’s then that you open your rear garage and slide out your dirt bike. Time to set off into the scrub and explore a little more!
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.
SLRV vehicles can be fitted with an almost endless range of features and appliances, including diesel and gas cooktops, water and room heaters, washing machines, entertainment systems and more. The new under bench ‘side by side’ marine compressor fridge creates a huge amount of additional bench space and adds to the open feel.
The electric lift up bed configuration optimises available internal space by incorporating both the bed and large club lounge into one area. Conveniently located out of the way towards the roof, the bed can be lowered to a sleeping position at the press of a button. The Eurocargo can be easily configured with this option by request.
If you prefer a separate fixed bed configuration, the Eurocargo’s East-West Queen sized bed design makes maximum use of available interior space.
The generous floor area and smart interior design of the Eurocargo allow for a full ensuite to be fitted – with separate shower, toilet and vanity.
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 it must allow its occupants to stay for extended periods. To do this, the vehicle must incorporate a power system that verges on self-sufficiency. Let’s have a look at how the SLRV Eurocargo incorporates 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 actually communicates with the charging system, 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.
Multiple charging sources are crucial for any expedition vehicles power system. Solar cells play an important role in keeping your system charged when no other source is available. A good array of panels will, in fact, keep the basic appliances in the Eurocargo running self sufficiently – given a decent ray of sunshine.
With a high-end Mastervolt Lithium battery system and a good set of solar panels, a generator is not regularly required. It does, however, provide a valuable backup source for charging the batteries during an extended period of overcast or rainy weather. It even comes in handy for running certain appliances – including your air conditioner. Generators can range anywhere from a small Honda 2.0i to a large built-in Diesel unit.
Charging your house batteries from your truck is done via the alternator and a DC DC charger. The amount of charging time available depends a lot on your style of touring. Some move camp every day, while others spend weeks at any particular location. Therefore it is vital to make the most of the available charge time while on the move. The SLRV electrical team have developed a system that can give up to a 100 amp charge. This can charge a Mastervolt lithium battery system from flat to full in as little as 4 hours.
Another way of utilising available power sources is to incorporate diesel appliances. Units such as cook tops, water heaters, room heaters and even diesel powered ovens can provide a very efficient source of heat for cooking and comfort.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart
Water is undoubtedly our most precious commodity when remote touring. 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 Commander holds between 500 and 1000 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.
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.
Additional water filtration, purification and reverse osmosis systems can be custom fitted to your SLRV water system. Reverse Osmosis is the ultimate filtration method, separating water molecules to produce pure water and wastewater, which contains all the eliminated contaminants.
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 Eurocargo comes in a choice of configurations and is manufactured accordingly – using premium materials and advanced construction techniques. Let’s see whats involved…..
SLRV use the latest SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to continually develop and evaluate vehicle design. This manufacturing specific software also allows the SLRV design team to develop customised solutions for specific customer requirements. A wide variety of steel and aluminium components are then CNC cut and folded for continual accuracy and quality.
The torsional ‘twist’ of the Iveco Eurocargo truck chassis in extreme conditions, requires the body to be mounted using a 3 point torsion free chassis mounting system. This allows the body and truck chassis to twist independently – minimising transfer of these forces into the motorhome body. This also increases off-road performance by allowing the wheels to remain in contact with the ground.
Depending on its application, the SLRV Eurocargo can be manufactured using monocoque frame and composite panel, or frameless 60mm composite panel. 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. The premium closed cell, self-extinguishing core material has a series of holes, allowing the 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.
The 60mm composite panel constructed SLRV Eurocargo features custom double glazed, gas-filled recessed windows. The recessed design creates a flush external fit, while double glazing provides excellent insulation against the elements. Insect and block out screens are fitted internally and all windows are available with external armour plating.
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. SLRV heavy duty compression latches are used throughout.
SLRV manufacture its own range of aluminium hatches. Unlike mass-produced hatch’s, they are dust and waterproof 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 and load capacity (15 tonnes GVM). 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.
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 is 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 or Sleeper Cab configuration. Using these models, SLRV can design the body to suit almost all applications – from the solo traveller – thru to the complete family of explorers.
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